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.
Grubauer has been on point as well. Stops these two chances to keep the score the same#Leafs x #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/YIFt7BdpiB— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) December 5, 2019
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.
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 line||57|
|The Big Three line||15|
|The Young Blood line?||7|
|The We Can And We Will line||21|
|The Negotiation line||29|
|All of these are dumb and I’ll comment my better one below||24|