7PM ET: SNET-O
My sources indicate that Brad Richards is already in Toronto and will play in the Air Canada Centre tonight. No idea what's going the other way but clearly he's ready to play for the Maple Leafs:
"When the time comes, if that's an option, Toronto's always a No. 1 destination ... but we're not close to that." - Brad Richards
The Leafs lineup is unchanged. Lebda continues to sit which is a pretty good pro-Wilson argument and with Giguere on the shelf the Leafs will give Jonas Gustavsson his third straight start. Since coming on in the third period against Nashville in relief Gusto has stopped 72 of 75 shots he's faced ( 0.960 SV% ) to raise his season average to 0.919.
|2010 - Jonas Gustavsson||8||435||2||4||18||2.48||222||204||.919||0|
After a great week against Nashville and New Jersey our special teams lost us the game on Saturday night. No power play goals for, a shortie against and a power play goal against were all Montreal needed in their 2-0 win.
Kari Lehtonen's papier mache groin is still intact and he gets the start for Dallas. In his last nine games he's had single game save percentages over .915 twice. He's at a .908 on the year.
|2010 - Kari Lehtonen||16||956||9||6||45||2.82||491||446||.908||0|
Jonas Gustavsson hasn't gotten any goal support from the Leafs this year. Toronto has only scored 15 goals while Gustavsson is on the ice, that's a GF/60 of 2.07. The Leafs average 2.38 GF/60 otherwise. Let's hope the Leafs help out their sophomore netminder; he's doing a lot for them.