Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs: 7:00 p.m.
Watch on: TSN4 (listen on TSN1050 Radio)
Opponent’s site: Pensburgh
After getting the shit kicked out of them on Tuesday, the Leafs have a chance to restore their pride against the Penguins on Thursday night. Below is a list of Leafs players who can be proud of their performance on Tuesday:
- Jack Campbell
You’d think the Leafs would be pretty motivated, given this. Then again, you’d think getting outclassed by Buffalo on Sunday night would have done the same, and yet here we are. The Penguins are good. Very good. They’re top-heavy in theory, but keep finding players who will contribute during their seemingly annual injury crisis. It’s a credit to their development and coach Mike Sullivan’s system that they’re able to do so.
Evgeni Malkin didn’t play on Tuesday, but traveled with the team. He appears to be a game-time decision, but we’ve included him provisionally in the lines below. Newcomer Denis Malgin will make his Leafs debut. We’ve stuck him on the 4th line here, but we’ll update this as necessary.
Welcome to Toronto Denis Malgin (No. 62) pic.twitter.com/KM24FJUcwp— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 20, 2020
Fun fact: In choosing to wear #62 for the #Leafs, Denis Malgin joins Cody Ceci (#83), Ilya Mikheyev (#65) and Nic Petan (#61) as fourth player this season to wear a number that no other Leaf has ever worn before.— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 20, 2020
Maple Leafs Lines
Lines were in flux as of yesterday’s parctice, but these are the people we expect:
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner
William Nylander - John Tavares - Alexander Kerfoot
Pierre Engvall - Frederik Gauthier - Kasperi Kapanen
Kyle Clifford - Jason Spezza - Denis Malgin
Jake Muzzin - Justin Holl
Travis Dermott - Tyson Barrie
Rasmus Sandin - Martin Mrincin/Timothy Liljegren
Jason Zucker - Sidney Crosby - Dominik Simon
Jared McCann - Evgeni Malkin -Bryan Rust
Brandon Tanev - Teddy Blueger - Patric Hornqvist
Dominik Kahun - Andrew Agozzino - Sam Lafferty
Jack Johnson - Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson - Justin Schultz
Juuso Riikola - Chad Ruhwedel
Go Leafs Go!
And we already knew Andersen was in for the Leafs.
Trotman was just called up from the AHL, and will score against the Leafs if he makes the lineup, as is tradition.