What: Game #7 of the Pre-season
Where: Joe Louis Arena in beautiful downtown Detroit, Michigan
When: 7:30pm on Leafs TV or an internet stream near you.
Why: At this point, I don't know why. Two of our top players are already banged up from pre-season games, and one will definitely miss some regular season games because of it. The other, Connolly, is questionable for the season opener next week.
How: On a sheet of ice 200ft by 85ft. 5 skaters and 1 goaltender per side. Object of the game is to whack a 3 1/2" rubber disk called the puck into a 4'x6' net with a stick made of either wood or composite materials.
Expected Leafs Lineup
Clarke MacArthur – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Joffrey Lupul - Philippe Dupuis - Phil Kessel
Matt Frattin - Darryl Boyce - Colby Armstrong
Mike Brown - Mike Zigomanis - Colton Orr
Keith Aulie - Luke Schenn
Jake Gardiner - Mike Komisarek
Carl Gunnarsson - Cody Franson
Goalies: Jonas Gustavsson, Ben Scrivens
Expected Red Wings Lineup
Justin Abdelkader – Darren Helm – Todd Bertuzzi
Valtteri Filppula – Henrik Zetterberg – Johan Franzen
Gustav Nyquist – Cory Emmerton – Tomas Holmstrom
Chris Conner – Joakim Andersson – Landon Ferraro
Nicklas Lidstrom – Ian White
Niklas Kronwall – Brad Stuart/Brian Lashoff
Garnet Exelby – Doug Janik