Maple Leafs (13-13-4) @ St. Louis Blues (18-6-6)
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Watch on: CBC, SN, NHLN
Opponent’s site: St. Louis Game Time
Here is our preview for tonight’s game:
And here is what our sister blog had to say about this game and our team:
In Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, the Auston Matthews - William Nylander - Mitch Marner line was out together for a total of 3:21 at 5v5. The team was down and they were pressing for a goal hard, and in that environment the trio was 7-1 in shot attempts, 4-0 in shots and 4-0 in scoring chances. Visually, in this small sample, they looked great.
Grubauer has been on point as well. Stops these two chances to keep the score the same#Leafs x #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/YIFt7BdpiB— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) December 5, 2019
Pontus Aberg was called up and has been pencilled in on the first line with Matthews and Nylander. While I am very high on Aberg’s abilities, it’s a lot asking me to trust he can handle top line duties against the defensively superior St. Louis Blues for a full game.
Sheldon Keefe is surely going to go back to his Big-Three line again if he feels like his team needs a jolt in offense, or if they’re down, right? I hope we get to see it.
What do you call the Matthews-Nylander-Marner line?
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The MNM line
The Big Three line
The Young Blood line?
The We Can And We Will line
The Negotiation line
All of these are dumb and I’ll comment my better one below