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LGD: Gritty in the City

Howdy folk’s. Is it a good sign when your mascot is your biggest star? Probably not. Anyways, the Flyera have been trucking along and refusing to let go of their playoff hopes. In many ways they are a less sad version on the Edmonton Oilers.

On the other hand you have the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that has had a pretty tough week via illness, injury, public statements, and four periods of really rough hockey. The third period against the Blackhawks should give us some hope for tonight. And even if they blow it, they’ll look dapper in their St. Pats jerseys.

Lineups

LW C RW Forwards
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 73.2#62 LW

John Tavares
JOHN TAVARES

Rating: 82.9#8 C

Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER

Rating: 79.6#13 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.58#9 FL1
Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

Rating: 74.9#34 LW

Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS

Rating: 83.3#6 C

William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER

Rating: 74.5#42 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.54#5 FL2
Trevor Moore
TREVOR MOORE

Rating: 73.5#52 LW

Nazem Kadri
NAZEM KADRI

Rating: 77.7#31 C

Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

Rating: 70.3#103 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.82#7 FL3
Tyler Ennis
TYLER ENNIS

Rating: 73.0#65 LW

Frederik Gauthier
FREDERIK GAUTHIER

Rating: 68.8#183 C

Nic Petan
NIC PETAN

Rating: 69.2#121 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.31#24 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

Rating: 80.3#5 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

Rating: 73.5#47 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.87#11 DL1
Jake Muzzin
JAKE MUZZIN

Rating: 75.7#20 LD

Nikita Zaitsev
NIKITA ZAITSEV

Rating: 71.6#79 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.63#15 DL2
Martin Marincin
MARTIN MARINCIN

Rating: 71.2#98 LD

Justin Holl
JUSTIN HOLL

Rating: 73.9#39 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.51#9 DL3

That’s one Holl of a lineup. I’ll be mailing Kapanen, Hyman, Gardiner, and Dermott get well soon edible gift baskets as soon as this post is done.

LW C RW Forwards
Oskar Lindblom
OSKAR LINDBLOM

Rating: 73.9#46 LW

Sean Couturier
SEAN COUTURIER

Rating: 82.1#12 C

Jakub Voracek
JAKUB VORACEK
FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.07#13 FL1
James van Riemsdyk
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK

Rating: 77.5#19 LW

Nolan Patrick
NOLAN PATRICK

Rating: 72.9#85 C

Claude Giroux
CLAUDE GIROUX

Rating: 82.1#4 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 77.49#6 FL2
Michael Raffl
MICHAEL RAFFL

Rating: 72.0#86 LW

Scott Laughton
SCOTT LAUGHTON

Rating: 72.2#104 C

Travis Konecny
TRAVIS KONECNY

Rating: 75.9#43 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 73.36#12 FL3
Phil Varone
PHIL VARONE

Rating: 70.3#122 LW

Corban Knight
CORBAN KNIGHT

Rating: 72.6#91 C

Ryan Hartman
RYAN HARTMAN

Rating: 71.7#83 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.56#6 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Ivan Provorov
IVAN PROVOROV

Rating: 74.9#31 LD

Travis Sanheim
TRAVIS SANHEIM

Rating: 74.0#37 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.47#18 DL1
Shayne Gostisbehere
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE

Rating: 77.2#13 LD

Philippe Myers
PHILIPPE MYERS
DL2 Rating
Rating: 77.17#2 DL2
Robert Hagg
ROBERT HAGG

Rating: 69.4#128 LD

Radko Gudas
RADKO GUDAS

Rating: 71.4#80 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 70.43#24 DL3

Awww crap. Radko Gudas is going to injure the rest of our good players, isn’t he?

Anyway, JVR is back in town and that’s a little fun, right? RIGHT?

Goalers

Mike Babcock is giving Freddy Andersen a chance to redeem himself after a couple of rough nights, and since it’s a back to back, you Sparks fans out there don’t need to worry about not getting to see your guy this weekend as well.

Since the Flyera are on the second half of their back to back, we’re spared Carter Hart and will see Brian Elliott instead. That’s something potentially going the Leafs way.

Anyways, game starts at 7PM ET, and can be found on TSN 4.