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Preview: Maple Leafs vs Jets

A western-ish road game.

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Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-3 Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Winnipeg Jets
7:00 PM at Canada Life Centre
Watch on: CBC, CITY, SNO, SNW, SNP

Opponent’s Site: Arctic Ice Hockey

The Leafs last game was at home on October 20 against the Dallas Stars, and the Leafs won by a score of 3-2. The Leafs have a record of 3-2-0 so far.

The Winnipeg Jets last played an away game on October 20 against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Jets lost by a score of 5-2, and their current league record is 2-2-0.


The Winnipeg Jets* are in the middle of trying to figure out if they need to rebuild, retool, or continue as is. After stripping Blake Wheeler of the captaincy, Paul Maurice quitting, and not so great stories coming from the locker room, the Jets* aren’t sure what to do, but they’re still trying.

On the ice they’re a middling team, 2-2 on the season, with a three goal win, overtime win - both coming over big team, Stanley Cup favourites New York Rangers and Stanley Cup winners Colorado Avalanche. The losses were to teams no one thinks much of, the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights.


Source: Mike McIntyre via Daily Faceoff

Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Mason Appleton
Cole Perfetti - Pierre-Luc Dubois - Blake Wheeler
Morgan Barron - Adam Lowry - Saku Maenalanen
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby - David Gustafsson - Sam Gagner

Josh Morrissey - Neal Pionk
Brenden Dillon - Nate Schmidt
Logan Stanley - Dylan DeMelo

Connor Hellebuyck


The Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a Toronto Maple Leafs start of the season. People are upset at bad teams beating them (Arizona) and upset they’re not blowing out the bad teams when they win (Ottawa). We as fans are all upset at all times over everything.

Nick Robertson made his season debut on Thursday against the Dallas Stars, and stole the show so now I expect him to do that every game.

There ay be some line futzing tonight, as the Leafs made some lunch time moves:


Michael Bunting - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner
William Nylander - John Tavares - Denis Malgin
Zach Aston-Reese - Alex Kerfoot - Calle Järnkrok
Kyle Clifford - David Kämpf - Wayne Simmonds

Morgan Rielly - TJ Brodie
Rasmus Sandin - Justin Holl
Mark Giordano - Victor Mete

Ilya Samsonov - confirmed starter

The Game

Toronto vs Winnipeg

Toronto Stat Winnipeg
Toronto Stat Winnipeg
60.0 - 14th Points % 50.0 - 18th
2.8 - 24th Goals/Game 2.75 - 26th
2.8 - 12th Goals Against/Game 3.25 - 18th
18.2 - 16th Power Play 18.2 - 17th
80.0 - 15th Penalty Kill 80.0 - 16th
William Nylander - 3 Most Goals Mark Scheifele, Neal Pionk - 3
John Tavares, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander - 5 Most Points Neal Pionk - 4
Calle Jarnkrok, Mitchell Marner - 6 Most PIM Pierre-Luc Dubois - 6
Morgan Rielly - 23.57 TOI Leader Neal Pionk - 22.25

Coming into town to face off against a team in turmoil, I expect the Leafs to win, and I would like them to get their first multi-goal win. Overtime and close games are fine, wins are wins, but let’s get a definitive win tonight. Go into the final ten minutes with no doubts in our minds.


How will the Leafs win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    (7 votes)
  • 8%
    (12 votes)
  • 19%
    One goal lead
    (27 votes)
  • 32%
    Two goal lead
    (45 votes)
  • 35%
    They will win by so many goals the Jets* move back to Atlanta in shame.
    (49 votes)
140 votes total Vote Now