LGD: Cowtown meets Hogtown

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The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Calgary Flames in a game that can mean a lot to both teams, who are in the thick of playoff pushes within their divisions. Here’s what’s about to go down.

The Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs lines courtesy of Daily Faceoff

Morgan Rielly isn’t injured, he’s alt-healthy.

The Flames

Calgary Flames lines courtesy of Daily Faceoff

Calgary has a lot of players from the Toronto area in the lineup tonight, though none of them are on the shortlist to be poached at free agency for the Dynasty years.

Starting Goaltenders

Brian Elliott will start for the Flames. He allowed three goals in 26 shots in a relief session on Saturday. In 22 appearances this year, he’s posted a 0.893 and had an 8-11-2 record.

In goal for the Leafs is Frederik Andersen. His January numbers still aren’t great, but 25 of 27 on Saturday, even if it ended in a shootout loss, is pretty solid stuff. Calgary hasn’t exactly been a juggernaut this year offensively, so he won’t be too hard-pressed.

What To Look Out For

Four million reminders about geographical location. In fact, the Leafs should just run a Hyman-Marner-Brown line the entire night just to even out the broadcast. Also, the Leafs are on a losing skid and they lost to Calgary last the two teams faced each other, so clearly this is the night for motivation, right? Puck drop is at 7:30 and you can catch this game on TSN.

  • LukeDaDrifter

    Calgary has won three more games than the Leafs this year. Both teams are tied for 15th overall with St. Louis with 51 points. Calgary has played 5 more games than Than Toronto. Leafs have 3 games in hand over the Blues. The 28th team overall is only 4 points back of us.

  • Capt.jay

    I’m from the west coast (and hate the Canucks by the way) so I have to buy NHL Center ice to watch leaf games. The feed is the flames feed with Roger Millions. It’s like watching an ECHL prodcast. This is brutal!

    Ps. Canucks suck