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Game #3 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Hockey Night in Canada makes its triumphant return


Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Air Canada Centre
7:00 PM EST on CBC
The other guys: Silver Seven

Guess what? Hockey Night in Canada is back! The Leafs take on the Senators in their first Saturday night game of the season. This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Leafs, who lost 4-0 against the Red Wings last night.

It's only the third game of the season but I seem to have lost all of my enthusiasm so we'll see how this one goes. Meanwhile, the Marlies game tonight against the Manitoba Moose is being broadcast on Rogers TV at 3:00 PM EST, so maybe tune into that instead.

The Senators are currently undefeated (1-0-0) this season after winning their season opener against the Sabres on Thursday. I have no idea how they looked and you probably don't either because a Senators-Sabres game is probably the most unappealing match-up possible.

Here are your lineups for tonight:


There will be some lineup changes tonight as Roman Polak and the newly acquired Michael Grabner play their first game of the season. No word yet on who they'll replace in the lineup but I'd guess Marincin and Parenteau. I'll post the lines when we get them.

Reimer gets his first start of the season tonight. Reimer allowed one goal on 13 shots in relief of Bernier last night.

Edit: boy was I wrong about who would come out. Here are the lines, via Mark Masters:

van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Komarov
Grabner - Kadri - Boyes
Winnik - Spaling - Lupul
Parenteau - Holland - Arcobello

Gardiner - Phaneuf
Rielly - Hunwick
Marincin - Polak


Ottawa (via Silver Seven Sens):

Hoffman - Turris - Stone
Ryan - Zibanejad - Lazar
MacArthur - Pageau - Michalek
Chiasson - Smith - Neil

Wiercioch - Ceci
Cowen - Borowiecki
Methot - Karlsson


Go Leafs go!