The Leafs are taking on the Kings for the third game in their California road trip tonight and looking for their first win on the trip.
Tonight is a homecoming of sorts for Nick Robertson, who will play his first professional game in his hometown of Pasadena, where he used to play for the other Leafs. Look at the photo of baby NRob!
Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson returns home to Los Angeles and … the Maple Leafs?
In another first, Filip Král, Leafs’ 2018 5th round pick is slotting in for his first game! I enjoyed watching him in the preseason; it will be interesting to see how he settles in.
Filip Kral won’t stop smiling. Was just informed he is making his NHL debut tomorrow, alongside Mark Giordano.— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) October 28, 2022
The Leafs will be reportedly bringing back the black Bieber jerseys from last season for tonight’s game, so maybe that will turn them back into a good 5-on-5 team.
#Leafs will be wearing the black flipside Bieber jerseys tomorrow against the Kings tomorrow. La will wear their white unis tomorrow.— David Alter (@dalter) October 28, 2022
This one’s at 7:00 p.m. ET, so I’ll actually stay up to watch the whole thing. Given how they’ve been playing of late, I’m not certain that’s a good thing.
Last night, the Marlies started their road trip by taking on the Syracuse Crunch for the second game in a row, and won 4-3 in OT. They got out to a 3-1 lead through two, thanks to Joey Anderson’s 5th and 6th goals in 6 games so far, but Syracuse tied it in the third to bring it to OT. Nick Abruzzese finished it with this little sharp angle snipe:
A LIL COMMOTION FOR THE OT GOAL pic.twitter.com/3uQRsw5cVk— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) October 29, 2022
The Marlies continue their road trip tonight at 7 eastern against the Utica Comets.
Ty Voit’s on a phenomenal start to the year, and Elite Prospect has an article (behind a paywall) with a writeup on him.
#LeafsForever prospect Ty Voit gets a nice little write up from EP. A good read.— More like Nikita GREATbyonkin (@brigstew86) October 28, 2022
"At the time of writing, Voit leads the OHL in scoring with over two points per game. He has taken the leap by some measure, improving his shooting game, ability to absorb contact, and playmaking." https://t.co/oiNlpvwWc2
Roni Hirvonen also scored his third goal of the year yesterday, on a nice little tip right over the goalie’s head.
Kaikki otetaan! #HIFK #Liiga 🎥:@CMoreSportFi pic.twitter.com/64OG1NWhOW— Helsingin IFK (@HIFKHockey) October 28, 2022
The Canucks traded for Ethan Bear yesterday, so he’s no longer an option for a Muzzin replacement.
Canucks acquire defenceman Bear, forward Pederson from Hurricanes
What’s most likely to bring back the Leafs’ 5-on-5 play tonight?
|Robertson playing in his hometown||54|
|First game heroics from Filip Kral||22|
|Those awful Bieber jerseys||79|