Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets: Game #11
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The centre of the universe.
Broadcast/Streaming: HNIC on CBC TV or CBC.ca, Rogers NHL Live free game, Sportsnet 360
Opponent SBNation Site: Arctic Ice Hockey
The Toronto Maple Leafs will travel to an arena in order to face off against the Winnipeg Jets. Coming off last game, it’s all the more important for the Leafs to put in a good showing and try to build some winning momentum — but we know the Jets will be saying the same.
The Leafs lost two in a row last week, so the sky has already fallen, and there’s blue and white everywhere. Now, no matter what happens, things can only continue to get better, but not less blue or white.
From Friday’s practice
Patrick Marleau - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen
Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Par Lindholm - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis - Frederik Gauthier - Josh Leivo
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Martin Marincin - Igor Ozhiganov
Frederik Andersen - starter
Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor - Bryan Little - Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp - Adam Lowry - Brandon Tanev
Brendan Lemieux - Jack Roslovic - Mathieu Perreault
Josh Morrissey - Jake Trouba
Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov - Tyler Myers
Connor Hellebuyck - assumed starter
Martin Marincin and Igor Ozhiganov are back as Travis Dermott is still sick. He skated this morning, but is not expected to play. With Tyler Ennis in the lineup, he and Gardiner will be in their 500th game in the NHL, something you might hear once or a thousand times on the broadcast.
The Jets played last night and squeaked out a win against the Red Wings in an uninspiring fashion, so they might be a bit tired.
The Leafs put down a classic Leafs win against the Jets earlier in the week, and all they need to do is repeat that and this whole road vs home theorizing can end forever.
One thing we know, there will be a lot of shots and a team in blue and white will win this.