Maple Leafs (13-13-4) @ St. Louis Blues (18-6-6)
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Watch on: CBC, SN, NHLN
Opponent’s site: St. Louis Game Time

Here is our preview for tonight’s game:

Game 31 preview: Maple Leafs have the losing streak Blues

And here is what our sister blog had to say about this game and our team:

Maple Leafs at Blues Preview: Fresh start

In Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, the Auston Matthews - William Nylander - Mitch Marner line was out together for a total of 3:21 at 5v5. The team was down and they were pressing for a goal hard, and in that environment the trio was 7-1 in shot attempts, 4-0 in shots and 4-0 in scoring chances. Visually, in this small sample, they looked great.

Pontus Aberg was called up and has been pencilled in on the first line with Matthews and Nylander. While I am very high on Aberg’s abilities, it’s a lot asking me to trust he can handle top line duties against the defensively superior St. Louis Blues for a full game.

Who is Pontus Aberg?

Sheldon Keefe is surely going to go back to his Big-Three line again if he feels like his team needs a jolt in offense, or if they’re down, right? I hope we get to see it.

What do you call the Matthews-Nylander-Marner line?

The MNM line57
The Big Three line15
The Young Blood line?7
The We Can And We Will line21
The Negotiation line29
All of these are dumb and I’ll comment my better one below24