Hello and welcome fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs! Tonight it’s game four of the 2021 season and we have our first game against the much maligned Winnipeg Jets*. Since it’s our first visit with the most ironically named hockey team outside the Florida Sell Outs, take some time pre-game to learn about our opponents:
Know your Enemy: The Winnipeg Jets
Why we hate the Winnipeg Jets*
And we have a preview from today that should get you ready for specifics:
Winnipeg Jets @ Toronto Maple Leafs preview: We meet for the first time, not the last time
Also, some good news for Leafs fans!
Patrik Laine is out tonight with an upper-body injury, per Paul Maurice.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 18, 2021
You know who doesn’t have an upper-body injury? Auston Matthews.
Speaking of Auston Matthews.
Mark Scheifele on facing leaner Auston Matthews:— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) January 18, 2021
"Standard Toronto media (chuckle), I think you guys talk about guys weight fluctuations more than anyone ... maybe his loss of weight will make him a little easier in the corners, but we'll see tonight"
Tonight’s game is on Sportsnet Ontario in...well, Ontario, and if you’re unfortunate enough to live in Winnipeg you can watch it on TSN3. If you’re in neither places, you can stream it on NHL.tv
Enjoy the game everyone, and GO LEAFS GO!