Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Pre-Season Game #6 of 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Toronto
Watch on: Sportsnet 1
Opponent’s site: Silver Seven Sens

The end of the beginning, the appetizer of the regular season entree; whatever you want to call it, this is the last pre-season game before the Maple Leafs kick-off the NHL regular season next Wednesday. There’s a lot on the line tonight for the few players still fighting for one of those last permanent spots in the roster. What we should see tonight—excluding Auston Matthews still out with his wrist recovering—is what the team will look like next Wednesday, with only two or three changes. Here’s our preview as your appetizer for the game:

Preseason Preview Game 6 — Ottawa visits to close out training camp


Speaking of appetizers.

Which Thanksgiving appetizer describes what you thought of the Leafs pre-season so far?

The cheese plate: very expensive for how much you get11
Olives and Pickles: they are an acquired taste; a bit sour at times7
Cured meats: delicious, but they can’t replace the meat in the main course11
The crudites veggies and dip: it’s nothing special, but someone went to the trouble of putting it there, so you have to put some on your plate and smile15
I watched none of it. Appetizers take away precious stomach space for stuffing and turkey.14