Game 74 of the Toronto Maple Leafs season will happen tonight. That's about all it means to the Leafs. The Panthers however, need this win as they are 5 points back of Ottawa for the final playoff spot. Let's preview this game! Woo!
Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30PM TSN4 AM590
SBN: Litter Box Cats
Remember the last time these two teams played and the Leafs broke BOTH Florida's goalies? Heh.
Leafs Morning Buzz
Leafs recall Greg McKegg. Have several injuries right now.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) March 26, 2015
Leafs have a 60% chance of finishing third last if they lose their final eight games, according to http://t.co/hEAisCrWV5. Will need help.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) March 26, 2015
Greg McKegg will line up with Joffrey Lupul and David Booth tonight and will play "big minutes" according to Peter Horachek.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 26, 2015
Jonathan Bernier in goal again tonight for the Leafs.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 26, 2015
Sounds like Bailey will make his NHL debut tomorrow against Florida.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 25, 2015
Panthers Morning Buzz
Nick Bjugstad is still in South Florida and won't play tonight. Expect Trocheck to remain in his place centering 2nd line. #FlaPanthers— David Dwork (@DavidDwork) March 26, 2015
NHL.com Preview and lineups
Florida Line Up
Jonathan Huberdeau - Aleksander Barkov - Jaromir Jagr
Brandon Pirri - Vincent Trocheck - Brad Boyes
Jussi Jokinen - Dave Bolland - Jimmy Hayes
Shawn Thornton - Derek MacKenzie - Scottie Upshal
Brian Campbell - Aaron Ekblad
Willie Mitchell - Erik Gudbranson
Dmitry Kulikov - Alex Petrovic
Scratched: Tomas Kopecky, Steven Kampfer, Sam Brittain
Injured: Nick Bjugstad (lower body), Al Montoya (groin)
Toronto Line Up
James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Joakim Lindstrom – Sam Carrick – Casey Bailey
Joffrey Lupul – Greg McKegg – David Booth
Richard Panik – Leo Komarov – Brandon Kozun
Jake Gardiner – Morgan Rielly
Eric Brewer – Dion Phaneuf
Tim Erixon – Andrew MacWilliam
Suspended: Nazem Kadri
Highlights to watch tonight:
Jaromir Jagr plays in his billionth hockey game, so let's just watch him be Jagr.
Roberto Luongo is a good goalie.
Greg McKegg will play for the Leafs tonight, let's see fart face in action.
I'll be there within waffle throwing distance (we're totally past that right?), but if you see a really sad large ginger man that's me.
Phil will be Phil.
My Thoughts: Just end the season already.