New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Scotiabanl Arena
Broadcast/Streaming: CBC, Sportsnet One/Ontario, MSG, NHL Live
Opponent SBNation Site: Blueshirt Banter
Tonight is game 75 of the Maple Leafs season, and with seven more to go the team is working its way back to full health. Both Jake Gardiner and Travis Dermott are skating again - though Jake did not join the team on the ice today - and the forwards are all ready to go.
Frederik Gauthier is back at fourth line centre tonight, playing in his 100th NHL game.
The New York Rangers are on their way to the bottom of the league, looking to rebuild while still staying relevant in a crowded sports market.
They are starting back up goalie Alexandar Georgiev after he stonewalled the Leafs in their last meeting; making 55 saves to give the Rangers a 4-1 victory.
Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Kasperi Kapanen
Trevor Moore - Frederik Gauthier - Connor Brown
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Muzzin - Nikita Zaitsev
Justin Holl - Igor Ozhiganov
New York Rangers
Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Ryan Strome
Vladislav Namestnikov - Brett Howden - Pavel Buchnevich
Jimmy Vesey - Lias Andersson - Brendan Lemieux
Connor Brickley - Boo Nieves - Vinni Lettieri
Marc Staal - Anthony DeAngelo
Brady Skjei - Neal Pionk
John Gilmour - Kevin Shattenkirk
Round one vs Boston Bruins
|14GF - 14GA||Goal Differential||14GF - 14GA|
|27.3% - 5th||Power Play||35.7% - 2nd|
|64.3% - 15th||Penalty Kill||72.7% - 12th|
|Auston Matthews - 4||Most Goals||Bergeron, Krejci, Pastrnak, Marchand, Coyle - 2|
|Morgan Rielly - 4||Most Assists||Brad Marchand - 4|
|Auston Matthews - 5||Most Points||Brad Marchand - 6|
|Nazem Kadri - 19||Most PM||Charlie McAvoy - 6|
|Morgan Rielly - 24:34/G||TOI Leader||Charlie McAvoy - 16|
|Frederik Andersen - .925sv%||Starting Goalie||Tuukka Rask - .922sv%|
The Maple Leafs are all around a better team than the New York Rangers. Their previous game was only a loss because Georgiev stood on his head. After a win on the “road” against the Sabres, the Leafs have come home with a brighter outlook.
The game is at 7PM tonight.
Go Leafs Go.