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Who: The Toronto Maple Leafs v. The Buffalo Sabres

What: Game 31 of the 2011-2012 regular season.

When: 7:30 PM

Where: TSN or AM 640.

Despite Lupul's protest, the Leafs will visit Buffalo tonight to play against the Sabres in the first game of this weekend's back-to-back. This will be Tim Connolly's first game against his old club, who opted not to re-sign him so that they could sign Ville "3-7-10 in 29" Leino to a 6 year, 27-million dollar contract, bringing the 28 year old's 73 career regular-season points to Buffalo. But don't worry: he'll turn it on if Buffalo makes the playoffs, I'm sure.

Clarke MacArthur will likely be playing on a line with Tim Connolly, and currently has 5 points in 6 games against the club that drafted him, including three points in his last game. Buffalo's Vanek-Roy-Pominville setup is still putting up strong numbers, and Wilson will likely try to match Gunnarsson and Phaneuf against the three.

Injured players on Buffalo's official roster include the UFA-Wonder himself, Ville Leino, as well as Tyler Meyers, Brad Boyes, Patrick "Scumbag" Kaleta, and Nathan Gerbe. In Toronto, the song remains the same, as Komisarek, Lombardi, and Brown remain out.

Reimer is expected to get the start tonight, and Miller will get the nod for Buffalo.

Leafs' lineup isn't expected to change since the Carolina game:

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Lupul-Bozak-Kessel

MacArthur-Connolly-Armstrong

Frattin-Grabovski-Kulemin

Crabb-Steckel-Dupuis

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Gunnarsson-Phaneuf

Gardiner-Schenn

Liles-Franson

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Reimer

Gustavsson

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If the Leafs lose in regular time tonight, the Sabres will jump us in the standings. Go Leafs Go!