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LGD: Shock Value

It’s the Leafs’ first game of 2018, and would you believe it’s also the first time they’ve played the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018? Okay, but would you also believe it’s the first time they’ve played the Tampa Bay Lightning this season?

The NHL’s current best team comes to town for their first of four games this season against the Leafs.


Lineups via Dailyfaceoff.com

Toronto Lines

LW C RW
Zach Hyman
ZACH HYMAN
Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS
William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU
Nazem Kadri
NAZEM KADRI
Leo Komarov
LEO KOMAROV
James van Riemsdyk
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK
Tyler Bozak
TYLER BOZAK
Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER
Matt Martin
MATT MARTIN
Frederik Gauthier
FREDERIK GAUTHIER
Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY
Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY
Jake Gardiner
JAKE GARDINER
Connor Carrick
CONNOR CARRICK
Andreas Borgman
ANDREAS BORGMAN
Roman Polak
ROMAN POLAK

Frederik Gauthier slots in for his first lineup of the night.

Tampa Lines

Notes

  • First off, their jerseys look like our jerseys and that’ll never not be silly.
  • The Lightning are darn good, and barring a late-season surge from the Leafs, probably have the division all but locked up.
  • Nikita Kucherov still leads the NHL in both goals (25) and points (56). Second-round pick.
  • The Lightning come in hot, having won four of their past five games.
  • The Leafs come in with two consecutive losses after dropping games to the Golden Knights and Avalanche.

Starting goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy will take the net for the Lightning, while it’s expected to be Frederik Andersen for Toronto.

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