Toronto Maple Leafs (17-14-4) at New York Rangers (16-13-4)
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Watch on: Sportsnet Ontario, NHL Network
Opponent’s site: Blueshirt Banter
Who is going to skate on the fourth line left wing tonight, Adam Brooks or Trevor Moore? The Leafs have brought both to New York with them and will make a decision sometime before the game begins. Moore has been cleared to play after recovering from a shoulder injury that has kept him out since November.
Adam Brooks has slowly developed through his years in the WHL Regina Pats and AHL Toronto Marlies, becoming a solid top-line centre on the Baby Buds. Will he play tonight, becoming the third 2016 Leafs draft pick to play in the NHL? Auston Matthews and Carl Grundstrom (currently in the AHL) are the other two.
Maple Leafs Lines
Based on yesterday’s lines at practice
Kasperi Kapanen - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Pierre Engvall - Alexander Kerfoot - Ilya Mikheyev
Trevor Moore - Frederik Gauthier - Jason Spezza
Jake Muzzin - Justin Holl
Morgan Rielly - Tyson Barrie
Travis Dermott - Cody Ceci
Based on their last game
Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Jesper Fast
Artemi Panarin - Ryan Strome - Brendan Lemieux
Greg McKegg - Filip Chytil - Pavel Buchnevich
Brendan Smith - Brett Howden - Kaapo Kakko
Brady Skjei - Jacob Trouba
Marc Staal - Anthony DeAngelo
Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox
Alexandar Georgiev - tonight’s starter
Who will play the crucial 4LW spot?
|Kasperi Kapanen, once Pierre Engvall moves to the top line.