San Jose Sharks @ Toronto Maple Leafs
07:00 PM at Scotiabank Arena
Watch on: TSN4, NBCSCA
The Leafs last game was away on January 6 against the San Jose Sharks, which Toronto won by a score of 4-1 in Regulation. The Leafs have a record of 20-10-7 for a 0.635 Points %. The Sharks have a record of 9-28-3 for a 0.263 Points %.
I don't want to talk about the Sharks. Okay, wait, this is funny:
Who is this guy again? Let's ask Matthews. No idea if he plays, but Logon Couture is not set to play tonight.
Practice lines from January 7
William Eklund - Tomas Hertl - Mike Hoffman
Anthony Duclair - Mikael Granlund - Fabian Zetterlund
Alexander Barabanov - Luke Kunin - Justin Bailey
Filip Zadina - Ryan Carpenter - Kevin Labanc
Mario Ferraro - Ty Emberson
Henry Thrun - Jan Rutta
Calen Addison - Nikita Okhotyuk
Kaapo Kahkonen - surely if they want to trade this guy, they're starting him in Toronto, no?
The Leafs are going with exactly the same lineup that beat the Sharks. Nick Robertson sits for the third game in a row, and Pontus Holmberg gets another shot. Defence pairs unchanged. Both players have averaged right about 10 minutes per game when they've played, so neither is really the third-line winger. The Leafs real third line is a mix of Järnkrok and some of Domi and the fourth liners.
David Alter via Daily Faceoff
Matthew Knies - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner
Tyler Bertuzzi - John Tavares - William Nylander
Pontus Holmberg - Max Domi - Calle Järnkrok
Bobby McMann - David Kämpf - Noah Gregor
Morgan Rielly - T.J. Brodie
Simon Benoit - Jake McCabe
Mark Giordano - Timothy Liljegren
Martin Jones - starter
If the Leafs win, San Jose will have a new in-season record for losing streaks at 12 games in a row.