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GDT: Here we go again as the Leafs hit the ice in Florida

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Sparks get his first game of the year tonight.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The preview is here:

Last night’s recap is here:

One thing to watch for tonight is how the ice time gets distributed on the second half of a back-to-back when the top four defenders played a major proportion of the minutes last night.

If the Leafs get more than a one-goal lead, you should expect to see lots and lots of the depth players. The Leafs have only one day off before they play again on Sunday, and they have to keep that in mind too. Who made this schedule?

Roberto Luongo gets the start, but that barely matters this year in Florida, as both of their goalies have been putting up nearly identical performances well below their individual norms.

What’s the best thing about games in Florida?

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The "best" part of road trips to Florida is...

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  • 10%
    Picking out the most sunburned players on the team
    (7 votes)
  • 12%
    Having the ice be worse than it is in the SBA for once
    (8 votes)
  • 12%
    Hearing the Toronto fans in the crowd booing Jake Gardiner like sheeple
    (8 votes)
  • 16%
    Suddenly remembering why Aleksander Barkov is so annoying
    (11 votes)
  • 47%
    Realizing they’re all in Florida and you’re not
    (31 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now