Caroline Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs

7:30PM - Air Canada Centre

TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO / RADIO: TSN 1050 / Fox Sports Southeast - 99.9 FM

Our esteemed opponent: Canes Country

Please help me think through these interesting facts in the game notes, especially those last three points. It's telling that in a Babcock-coached team, no matter how often they lose, they (1) keep battling in the 3rd, (2) keep winning important positional battles in faceoffs, (3) keep doing the most important part of hockey, which is throwing pucks to the net.

Now imagine if William Nylander were here doing all those things?

And here's another question, who on this list gets traded? My best guess is Arcobello (we know about Parenteau).

  • Nazem Kadri has collected four assists in his last two games. He ranks 10th in the NHL with 205 shots on goal.
  • Josh Leivo has scored a goal in all three games he has played in since being recalled from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on February 8.
  • Peter Holland has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in his last two games. Holland has matched his career-high with 25 points this season and leads the Maple Leafs with 11 power play points.
  • P.A. Parenteau has registered four points (two goals, two assists) in his last five games.
  • Mark Arcobello has collected four points (three goals, one assist) in his last five games.
  • Brad Boyes has recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in his last six games. He collected his 500th NHL point in last Saturday’s game versus Philadelphia.
  • The Maple Leafs have outscored their opponents 60-58 in the third period this season.
  • The Maple Leafs are averaging 31.3 shots on goal per game, the sixth-highest total in the NHL.
  • The Maple Leafs own the NHL’s fifth-best faceoff win percentage (51.4%)./

Toronto Carolina
Record 20-28-10 28-23-10
Division Rank 8th Atlantic 6th Metro
Conference 16th East 10th East
League 29th overall 15th overall
Mascot Carlton Stormy
Top Scorer Leo Komarov 18G Jeff Skinner 21G
Top Points Leo Komarov 35pts Jordan Staal 39pts
Goalie Bernier .901sv% Ward .917sv%
Historical vs 6-15-3 18-12-7


Michael Grabner - Nazem Kadri - Brendan Leipsic
Colin Greening - Mark Arcobello - PA Parenteau
Daniel Winnik - Peter Holland - Josh Leivo
Rich Clune - Byron Froese - Brad Boyes
Martin Marincin - Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner - Stuart Percy
Viktor Loov - Frank Corrado
Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer
Lou is watching you:

  • Tyler Bozak (injured reserve) has missed seven games with an upper body injury.
  • Jared Cowen (injured reserve) has missed six games with a lower body injury.
  • Matt Hunwick has missed three games with a lower body injury.
  • Joffrey Lupul (injured reserve) has missed seven games due to injury.
  • Milan Michalek (injured reserve) has missed 13 games (six with Ottawa, seven with Toronto) due to injury.
  • Stephane Robidas (injured reserve) has missed 58 games with a lower body injury.
  • James van Riemsdyk (injured reserve) has missed 18 games with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot. /


Eric Staal - Victor Rask - Elias Lindholm
Joakim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Andrej Nestrasil
Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Kris Versteeg
Chris Terry - Jay McClement - Phillip Di Giuseppe
Jaccob Slavin - Ron Hainsey
John-Michael Liles - Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin - Michal Jordan
Cam Ward
Eddie Lack
Lou is also watching you:

  • James Wisniewski (IR ACL)
  • Justin Faulk (lower body)
  • Nathan Gerbe (healthy)
  • Brad Malone (healthy)/