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Leafs vs. Sharks preview: Must lose and must win

The Leafs host San Jose tonight. One must win, one must lose.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

One team is fighting for the playoffs and the other is officially out of them. The Marlies coach is suggesting the Leafs call up Colton Orr because he's a guy who tries hard, and well, he's not going play for the Marlies much.  The Leafs didn't do that, but it makes sense tank wise.

Air Canada Centre 7:30PM
Radio: TSN1050

Leafs Notes:

Sharks Notes:

Joe Thornton wants to retire a Shark Line Ups

Richard Panik - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
James van Riemsdyk - Trevor Smith - David Booth
Brandon Kozun - Leo Komarov - Joffrey Lupul
Joakim Lindstrom - Sam Carrick - Zach Sill

Eric Brewer - Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner - Dion Phaneuf
Tim Erixon - Andrew MacWilliam

Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

Scratched: None.
Suspended: Nazem Kadri
Injured: Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (hernia), Nathan Horton (concussion), Peter Holland (upper body)

San Jose

Melker Karlsson - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski
Tomas Hertl - Logan Couture - Tommy Wingels
Matt Nieto - Chris Tierney - Patrick Marleau
John Scott - Ben Smith - Barclay Goodrow

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Matt Irwin - Brent Burns
Scott Hannan - Brenden Dillon

Antti Niemi
Alex Stalock

Scratched: Mirco Mueller, Daniil Tarasov
Injured: Mike Brown (leg), Raffi Torres (knee)

Final Thoughts

Just look at that line up. It screams "TANK! TANK! TANK!". This one won't be pretty. Enjoy if you want to watch. If you can, check out the IceDogs/Colts game, I'll be there checking up on Carter Verheaghe. The IceDogs are 3 points back of home ice for the first round of the playoffs, so it will be a good game.