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Remember when the Leafs won 9-3 and Brett Lebda was a -3? Fun times.

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It's game day! The Leafs host those mighty birdplanes from the province-state of Georgitoba!

Here are your game details, via the Leafs gameday sheet:

MAPLE LEAFS RECORD versus WINNIPEG

ALL-TIME RECORD: 29-16-1-7
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME: 15-7-1-3
2014-15: 1-1-0 (1-0-0 at home)
LAST 5: 1-2-2 overall, 3-1-1 at home
LAST 10: 3-5-2 overall

LAST GAME: Maple Leafs 5, Jets 4 (OT) – February 21, 2015 at Toronto

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WINNIPEG

GAMES: Matthias (27), Boyes (25), Phaneuf (20)
POINTS: Lupul (20), Boyes (19), van Riemsdyk (12)
GOALS: Lupul (12), Boyes (7), Grabner (6)
ASSISTS: Boyes (12), van Riemsdyk (9) Lupul (8)
PENALTY MINUTES: Polak (22), Phaneuf (17), Matthias (13)

MAPLE LEAFS-JETS NOTES

-         Joffrey Lupul has recorded 20 points (12 goals, eight assists) in 18 career games against the Jets.
-         Nazem Kadri has seven points (two goals, five assists) in eight career games versus the Jets.


WORTH NOTING


-         Morgan Rielly leads the Maple Leafs in points (8) and average ice time per game (22:32). He has registered a point in four of his last five games and established a new single-game career-high with three points (one goal, two assists) in Monday’s 4-1 win over Dallas.
-         Joffrey Lupul leads the Maple Leafs with five goals this season. He has recorded four points (three goals, one assist) in his last three games. Lupul has scored the game-winning goal in both of Toronto’s victories.
-         Brad Boyes has recorded a point in each of his last three games (one goal, three assists).
-         Nazem Kadri ranks fifth in the NHL with 4.2 shots per game. He leads Toronto with 46 shots on goal.
-         Tyler Bozak owns a 57.7% faceoff win percentage – the tenth-highest mark in the NHL among players who have taken at least 100 faceoffs.


UPCOMING MILESTONES

-         Tyler Bozak needs 4 goals to reach 100 career NHL goals.
-         Jake Gardiner needs 9 points to reach 100 career NHL points.
-         Michael Grabner needs 5 goals to reach 100 career NHL goals.
-         Nazem Kadri needs 7 assists to reach 100 career NHL assists.
-         Joffrey Lupul needs 1 goal to reach 200 career NHL goals.
-         Joffrey Lupul needs 7 assists to reach 100 career assists as a Maple Leaf.
-         Martin Marincin needs 6 games played to reach 100 career NHL games played.
-         Dion Phaneuf needs 10 assists to reach 300 career NHL assists.
-         James Reimer needs 351 minutes played to reach 10,000 career NHL minutes played.

INJURY REPORT

-         Jonathan Bernier is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
-         Scott Harrington (injured reserve) has missed three games with an upper body injury.
-         Stephane Robidas (injured reserve) has missed 11 games with a lower body injury.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS


-         October 29: Rich Clune signed to an NHL contract.
-         October 29: Mark Arcobello placed on waivers.
-         October 30: Mark Arcobello reassigned to Toronto Marlies (AHL).
-         November 3: Antione Bibeau recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.

You can follow tonight's game on the following media:

TV: Sportsnet (National)

RADIO: TSN 1050

STREAMING: Rogers GameCentre Live (CAN)/NHL GameCenter Live (U.S.)

I should mention the PPP/SBN policy on illegal streams, as always, is in effect. If you so much as post even one, I will hunt you down and throw your track suit in the shower. Or ban you. Whichever is easiest.

TONIGHT'S FUN FACT:

In their last meeting on February 21, 2015, the Leafs beat the Jets 5-4 in OT on a James van Riemsdyk goal. The primary assist? Leaf legend Olli Jokinen, in what would be his only point in blue and white.

FLASHBACK MOMENT:

For tonight's flashback moment, let's go back to January 7, 2011, when the Leafs played their second-last ever game in Atlanta. They won 9-3. Here are the highlights from that game.

That's about it. Enjoy the game.

GO LEAFS GO!