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Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Let's play spoiler!

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The Detroit Redwings come to town looking to stay alive in the playoff picture. The Maple Leafs are mostly playing for jobs next season, and kicking a division rival while their struggling is just an added bonus

Detroit Redwings at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:00PM - Air Canada Centre
TV: CBC / Radio: Sportsnet 590

The Detroit Redwings much heralded 24 seasons playoff streak is on the brink of ending, and pause as I sarcastically wipe away a tear,  so the Maple Leafs must do all they can to help keep them from hitting 25.

The Maple Leafs are still loaded with Marlies, the most recent addition being Frederik Gauthier, coming up today as Milan Michalek has been shut down for the season with a knee injury.

What do you say to preview a team at the bottom of the standings? All we want to see is great play from the kids on the Leafs. Some of us want to see a win, if you're looking to play the spoiler, some want to see a loss, if you want to ensure a bottom 3 placement.

Potential Lines:


Michael Grabner - Nazem Kadri - Brad Boyes
Colin Greening - William Nylander - P.A. Parenteau
Tobias Lindberg - Tyler Bozak - Kasperi Kapanen
Brooks Laich - Frederik Gauthier - Byron Froese

Morgan Rielly - Martin Marincin
Jake Gardiner - Frank Corrado
Andrew Campbell - T.J. Brennan

Garret Sparks
Jonathan Bernier


Justin Abdelkader - Henrik Zetterberg - Dylan Larkin\
Darren HelmPavel Datsyuk - Brad Richards
Gustav NyquistRiley Sheahan - Tomas Tatar
Andreas AthanasiouLuke Glendening - Anthony Mantha

Dan DeKeyserKyle Quincey
Niklas Kronwall - Alexey Marchenko
Jonathan EricssonMike Green

Jimmy Howard
Peter Mzrak


Enjoy the game! Go Leafs Go!