Florida Panthers @ Toronto Maple Leafs
07:30 PM at Scotiabank Arena
Watch on: TVAS, SN, BSFL
The Leafs last game was an away game on March 26 against the Nashville Predators, which Toronto won by a score of 3-2. The Leafs have a record of 44-20-9 so far.
The Florida Panthers last played an away game on March 27 against the Ottawa Senators. The Panthers lost by a score of 5-2, and their current league record is 36-31-7.
Was that loss to Ottawa the end of any hope of playoffs? Florida is three points behind Pittsburgh with each team having eight games to go. That’s a tough job to get three more points than the Penguins in so few games.
Last Game (03/27) via Daily Faceoff
Eetu Luostarinen - Aleksander Barkov - Anthony Duclair
Carter Verhaeghe - Anton Lundell - Matthew Tkachuk
Ryan Lomberg - Eric Staal - Sam Reinhart
Givani Smith - Colin White - Nick Cousins
Gustav Forsling - Aaron Ekblad
Marc Staal - Brandon Montour
Josh Mahura - Radko Gudas
Sergei Bobrovsky - likely starter
The Leafs are five points ahead of Tampa with two games in hand. Believing the Lightning can take over second place involves a level of pessimism that is pathological. The Leafs are coasting to the end of the season, and job one is to not get hurt.
Calle Järnkrok - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner
Alex Kerfoot - John Tavares - William Nylander
Michael Bunting - Noel Acciari - Sam Lafferty
Zach Aston-Reese - David Kämpf - Wayne Simmonds
Jake McCabe - TJ Brodie
Mark Giordano - Justin Holl
Morgan Rielly - Luke Schenn
Miroslav’s Dad - likely starter
There's not a lot to say about these last few games. This is game 74 for the Leafs, and they play four games in six days starting on April 1, and then four in the six days starting April 8. That punishing schedule is going to require some rotation and rest of players.
Don't get hurt, that's the job.