Toronto Maple Leafs (43-23-7) @ Nashville Predators (48-14-10)
8:00 pm ET
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Auston Matthews and Nikita Zaitsev return for the Leafs as they face the team with the best record in the NHL — the Nashville Predators. They have a Vezina calibre goalie, they have four #1 defenseman, and they’ve slowly built up an impressive group of forwards too. Could be a team the Leafs have to beat in the Cup Finals!
Here are the Leafs lines for those too lazy to click on the preview link (spoilers: may cause reader to sploosh uncontrollably):
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Mitchell Marner
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Connor Brown
Andreas Johnsson - Tomas Plekanec - Kasperi Kapanen
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott - Roman Polak
Freddie will get the start in net.
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The Marlies have also gotten Leafs’ prospect Fedor Gordeev, though it seems unlikely he’ll get into any games:
Just to round everything up with the Marlins over the past couple weeks, these are the players confirmed with the team on ATO/PTO:— Kyle Cushman (@Kyle_Cush) March 22, 2018
GO LEAFS GO!