New York Rangers @ Toronto Maple Leafs
07:00 PM at Scotiabank Arena
Watch on: TNT, SN

The Leafs last game was at home on January 23 against the New York Islanders, which Toronto won by a score of 5-2. The Leafs have a record of 29-11-8 so far.

The New York Rangers last played at home on January 23 against the Florida Panthers. The Rangers won by a score of 6-2, and their current league record is 26-14-7.


The Rangers are currently sitting comfortably in third place in the Metro, with enough separation on the Penguins and the Capitals that they shouldn’t be worried about making the playoffs, barring a major disaster.


Mollie Walker via Daily Faceoff

Artemi Panarin - Mika Zibanejad - Chris Kreider
Jimmy Vesey - Vincent Trocheck - Barclay Goodrow
Alexis Lafreniere - Filip Chytil - Kaapo Kakko
Will Cuylle - Jake Leschyshyn - Julien Gauthier

Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller - Jacob Trouba
Ben Harpur - Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin
Jaroslav Halak


The Leafs shifted around the fourth liners and are said to be letting Zach Aston-Reese sit out to stoke his competitive fire. Essentially, Sheldon Keefe is trying to get a good feel for his depth players. Yesterday’s practice lines are below:


Michael Bunting - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Calle Järnkrok - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Bobby McMann - David Kämpf - Pierre Engvall
Alexander Kerfoot - Pontus Holmberg - Joey Anderson

Morgan Rielly - Justin Holl
Mark Giordano - Timothy Liljegren
Rasmus Sandin - Jordie Benn

Ilya Samsonov
Matt Murray

Goalies are unconfirmed, but I will bet it’s Samsonov.

The Game

Toronto vs Rangers

TorontoStatNew York
68.8 - 4thPoints % - Ranking62.8 - 9th
3.396 - 9thGoals/Game - Ranking3.17 - 15th
2.625 - 6thGoals Against/Game - Ranking2.617 - 5th
24.7 - 7thPower Play% - Ranking22.1 - 17th
79.0 - 16thPenalty Kill% - Ranking80.6 - 12th
10.7 - 8thTeam Sh% - Ranking9.7 - 20th
0.909 - 9thTeam Sv% - Ranking0.911 - 6th
William Nylander - 26Most Goals (NST)Mika Zibanejad - 22
William Nylander, Mitchell Marner - 56Most Points (NST)Artemi Panarin - 50
Michael Bunting - 54Most PIM (NST)Jacob Trouba - 41
Morgan Rielly - 22.56TOI Leader (NST)Adam Fox - 25.08

The Rangers are just good enough at everything to be a playoff team, but they don’t excel in anything beyond Shesterkin’s best games in net. This game should go to the Leafs unless he steals it.