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Penguins vs Maple Leafs Game Preview: Malkin?

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Will Mr. 101 suit up for the Pens?

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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:

  1. 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.

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
Egor Korshkov

Jake Muzzin - Justin Holl
Travis Dermott - Tyson Barrie
Rasmus Sandin - Martin Mrincin/Timothy Liljegren

Frederik Andersen
Jack Campbell

Penguins Lines

From dailyfaceoff

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

Matt Murray
Tristan Jarry


Go Leafs Go!

UPDATE:

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.