Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning
07:00 PM at Amalie Arena
Watch on: ESPN, TVAS, TSN4
The Leafs last game was an away game yesterday against the Florida Panthers, which Toronto won by a score of 2-1. The Leafs have a record of 48-21-11 so far.
The Tampa Bay Lightning last played an away game on April 8 against the Ottawa Senators. The Lightning lost by a score of 7-4, and their current league record is 45-29-6.
They have a lot of injuries, but some players are gradually coming back. Tanner Jeannot, who the Lightning acquired for every first round pick they had for the next 10 years, is out for at least part of the playoffs after a leg injury. The team is keeping quiet about the true severity.
Pat Maroon, Erik Cernak, Brandon Hagel and Anthony Cirelli were all cleared to play for the last game, so the lines below are up to date. You never know at this time of the year, though, if someone is going to be rested.
Gabby Shirley via Daily Faceoff from yesterday
Brandon Hagel - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Steven Stamkos - Nick Paul - Alex Killorn
Ross Colton - Anthony Cirelli - Michael Eyssimont
Patrick Maroon - Pierre-Édouard Bellemare - Corey Perry
Victor Hedman - Nicklaus Perbix
Mikhail Sergachev - Darren Raddysh
Ian Cole - Erik Cernak
Andrei Vasilevskiy - likely starter
Who is even on the Leafs and healthy enough to play? Forget the goalie drama, it will be what it is, but the forwards seem to be dropping like flies. And Erik Gustafsson was unable to play last night. Calle Järnkrok was skating today after missing some time.
The 11/7 configuration used last night might be on tap again, although the option exists to use Conor Timmins in place of one of the seven. Mark Masters reports Sheldon Keefe will speak to the media just before 5 pm.
Joseph Woll has been called up!
Michael Bunting - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner
John Tavares - Ryan O'Reilly - William Nylander
Matthew Knies - Alex Kerfoot - Noel Acciari
Zach Aston-Reese - David Kämpf
Mark Giordano - Justin Holl
Jake McCabe - TJ Brodie
Morgan Rielly - Timothy Liljegren
Joseph Woll - projected starter
Go Leafs Go!