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LGD: Randy Reunion

It’s Game Day!

The Leafs, fresh off a come-back victory against the Penguins, welcome the Anaheim Ducks to town for the only time this season. The Ducks, meanwhile, are in free-fall, having just suffered a 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets in the midst of a dreadful stretch that’s seen them win just two(!!) of their last 18 games.

Toronto most recently knocked off the Ducks 2-1 in overtime on November 16th in Anaheim.

Leafs Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Zach Hyman
ZACH HYMAN

Rating: 72.6#71 LW

John Tavares
JOHN TAVARES

Rating: 81.9#10 C

Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER

Rating: 79.3#11 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.92#18 FL1
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 73.6#49 LW

Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS

Rating: 84.0#6 C

Kasperi Kapanen
KASPERI KAPANEN

Rating: 73.8#52 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.12#5 FL2
Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

Rating: 71.0#93 LW

Nazem Kadri
NAZEM KADRI

Rating: 79.3#25 C

William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER

Rating: 75.6#39 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 75.30#1 FL3
Par Lindholm
PAR LINDHOLM

Rating: 70.5#108 LW

Frederik Gauthier
FREDERIK GAUTHIER

Rating: 68.7#178 C

Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

Rating: 74.3#48 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.20#15 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Jake Muzzin
JAKE MUZZIN

Rating: 76.3#15 LD

Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

Rating: 80.2#8 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 78.21#8 DL1
Jake Gardiner
JAKE GARDINER

Rating: 76.7#14 LD

Nikita Zaitsev
NIKITA ZAITSEV

Rating: 71.8#74 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.24#10 DL2
Travis Dermott
TRAVIS DERMOTT

Rating: 74.2#33 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

Rating: 73.2#45 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.68#5 DL3

Same lines and same pairs for the Leafs. Tyler Ennis (ankle) remains close, but isn’t ready to dress just yet.

Ducks Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Rickard Rakell
RICKARD RAKELL

Rating: 77.6#20 LW

Ryan Getzlaf
RYAN GETZLAF

Rating: 77.2#39 C

Corey Perry
COREY PERRY

Rating: 73.9#51 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.22#21 FL1
Devin Shore
DEVIN SHORE

Rating: 70.6#107 LW

Adam Henrique
ADAM HENRIQUE

Rating: 72.7#90 C

Jakob Silfverberg
JAKOB SILFVERBERG

Rating: 73.4#52 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.23#31 FL2
Nick Ritchie
NICK RITCHIE

Rating: 71.6#87 LW

Derek Grant
DEREK GRANT

Rating: 70.3#161 C

Daniel Sprong
DANIEL SPRONG

Rating: 74.5#47 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.11#13 FL3
Brian Gibbons
BRIAN GIBBONS

Rating: 70.2#162 LW

Carter Rowney
CARTER ROWNEY

Rating: 68.6#179 C

Patrick Eaves
PATRICK EAVES

Rating: 76.4#30 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.74#8 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Hampus Lindholm
HAMPUS LINDHOLM

Rating: 75.4#22 LD

Brandon Montour
BRANDON MONTOUR

Rating: 75.8#28 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.59#17 DL1
Cam Fowler
CAM FOWLER

Rating: 75.2#24 LD

Josh Manson
JOSH MANSON

Rating: 73.4#43 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 74.27#9 DL2
Michael Del Zotto
MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO

Rating: 71.5#82 LD

Korbinian Holzer
KORBINIAN HOLZER

Rating: 68.2#106 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 69.89#28 DL3

Corey Perry has remarkably rejoined the Ducks lineup after missing 51 games. Unfortunately for them, the injury bug never stopped or started with Perry, as Ryan Miller, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa and Ondrej Kase all remain out for Anaheim.

Starting Goalies

John Gibson (.916) and Frederik Andersen (.922) duke it out tonight. The former teammates have spent most of the season neck-and-neck for Vezina consideration, though Gibson has faltered of late.

Notes

  • Will tonight be the night that Randy Carlyle gets the axe? Probably not, but it’s fun to dream.
  • Can Auston Matthews continue his rejuvenated scoring touch? With goals in three straight games and 23 in just 37, Matthews looks poised to return to his dangerous usual self.

Puck Drop is at 7pm on TSN4.



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