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LGD: Matt Martin Bowl

It’s Game Day!

Coming off of a 4-2 win, the Leafs look to make it six straight tonight as they welcome Matt Martin, Leo Komarov, Lou Lamoriello and the Brooklyn / Long Islanders to town.

The Islanders also played last night, knocking off the Senators 6-3 as they continue to stay relevant in the playoff picture. The Isles have been a notoriously stingy team on the back end, allowing the third-fewest goals in the league this season (101), while their offense hasn’t quite been remarkable, sitting 21st in the league with just 107 goals. Let’s see how those trends will hold up tonight.

Leafs Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

Rating: 75.1#29 LW

John Tavares
JOHN TAVARES

Rating: 82.8#9 C

Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER

Rating: 80.3#9 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.37#11 FL1
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 73.4#41 LW

Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS

Rating: 86.1#5 C

Kasperi Kapanen
KASPERI KAPANEN

Rating: 74.3#47 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.94#2 FL2
Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

Rating: 71.0#86 LW

Nazem Kadri
NAZEM KADRI

Rating: 78.0#29 C

William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER

Rating: 75.1#41 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.70#2 FL3
Par Lindholm
PAR LINDHOLM

Rating: 71.6#79 LW

Frederik Gauthier
FREDERIK GAUTHIER

Rating: 69.7#173 C

Trevor Moore
TREVOR MOORE

Rating: 73.6#56 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.63#4 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

Rating: 81.6#3 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

Rating: 72.8#41 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 77.18#8 DL1
Jake Gardiner
JAKE GARDINER

Rating: 77.7#7 LD

Nikita Zaitsev
NIKITA ZAITSEV

Rating: 71.3#67 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.51#9 DL2
Travis Dermott
TRAVIS DERMOTT

Rating: 73.7#41 LD

Igor Ozhiganov
IGOR OZHIGANOV

Rating: 71.9#54 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.77#6 DL3

Not a whole lot to see here. Zach Hyman and Tyler Ennis remain out longer-term for the Leafs, and it doesn’t appear as if the team will opt to slot in a rested guy on the second half of this back-to-back. Meh.

Islanders Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Anders Lee
ANDERS LEE

Rating: 77.2#19 LW

Brock Nelson
BROCK NELSON

Rating: 73.5#69 C

Josh Ho-Sang
JOSH HO-SANG

Rating: 72.8#64 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 74.51#26 FL1
Anthony Beauvillier
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER

Rating: 73.9#36 LW

Mathew Barzal
MATHEW BARZAL

Rating: 79.4#24 C

Josh Bailey
JOSH BAILEY

Rating: 73.8#53 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.73#10 FL2
Tom Kuhnhackl
TOM KUHNHACKL

Rating: 68.9#124 LW

Valtteri Filppula
VALTTERI FILPPULA

Rating: 71.1#137 C

Leo Komarov
LEO KOMAROV

Rating: 69.2#118 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.77#30 FL3
Matt Martin
MATT MARTIN

Rating: 69.0#122 LW

Casey Cizikas
CASEY CIZIKAS

Rating: 72.0#107 C

Ross Johnston
ROSS JOHNSTON

Rating: 69.7#104 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.25#17 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Nick Leddy
NICK LEDDY

Rating: 72.8#54 LD

Johnny Boychuk
JOHNNY BOYCHUK

Rating: 73.1#38 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.98#25 DL1
Adam Pelech
ADAM PELECH

Rating: 71.4#82 LD

Ryan Pulock
RYAN PULOCK

Rating: 70.7#82 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 71.06#26 DL2
Devon Toews
DEVON TOEWS

Rating: 73.0#51 LD

Scott Mayfield
SCOTT MAYFIELD

Rating: 72.2#50 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.59#7 DL3

“We’re a team” -The New York Islanders, probably

This team is somehow staying afloat this season, so whatever. Jordan Eberle and Andrew Ladd are out tonight. Also, Devon Toews is apparently not related to NHL Top 100-player Jonathan.

Starting Goalies

With Frederik Andersen ailing, Garret Sparks gets the nod once again, with Kasimir Kaskisuo backing him up on an emergency basis. Sparks makes his third consecutive start in the Leafs crease, which is a weird thing to say.

For the Isles, nothing is clear yet. Robin Lehner is expected, but the Isles used both goaltenders last night against Ottawa. So, a mystery.

Notes

  • Rumor has it there’s a certain Leaf playing his first game against his former team tonight. Can anybody confirm?

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