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LGD: Buffalow

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The Leafs have dropped four of their last five, and are coming off of being shut out by the Nashville Predators. That being said, they looked much more defensively sound. Hopefully that carries over to tonight, as Garret Sparks and the Toronto Maple Leafs pay visit to the Buffalo Sabres on the second half of a back-to-back.

Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo – from our friends at OddsShark

Leafs Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Zach Hyman
ZACH HYMAN

Rating: 74.0#46 LW

John Tavares
JOHN TAVARES

Rating: 82.7#9 C

Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER

Rating: 78.9#14 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.54#11 FL1
Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

Rating: 76.3#26 LW

Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS

Rating: 84.4#6 C

William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER

Rating: 76.0#33 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 78.90#3 FL2
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 73.1#59 LW

Nazem Kadri
NAZEM KADRI

Rating: 77.7#33 C

Kasperi Kapanen
KASPERI KAPANEN

Rating: 73.7#52 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.85#2 FL3
Trevor Moore
TREVOR MOORE

Rating: 72.9#68 LW

Nic Petan
NIC PETAN

Rating: 69.5#171 C

Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

Rating: 70.7#104 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.03#14 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

Rating: 80.2#5 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

Rating: 73.2#48 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.68#13 DL1
Jake Muzzin
JAKE MUZZIN

Rating: 76.4#18 LD

Nikita Zaitsev
NIKITA ZAITSEV

Rating: 71.3#83 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.82#16 DL2
Justin Holl
JUSTIN HOLL

Rating: 73.1#55 LD

Igor Ozhiganov
IGOR OZHIGANOV

Rating: 71.6#79 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.37#9 DL3
  • Leafs rolling with the same lines, albeit with one game-time decision, per Kristen Shilton. Keep an eye out for that.
  • No Marincin (illness), Dermott (shoulder) or Gardiner (back). Status quo.

Sabres Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Jeff Skinner
JEFF SKINNER

Rating: 78.8#12 LW

Jack Eichel
JACK EICHEL

Rating: 80.2#17 C

Sam Reinhart
SAM REINHART

Rating: 75.9#34 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.30#12 FL1
Conor Sheary
CONOR SHEARY

Rating: 72.6#73 LW

Evan Rodrigues
EVAN RODRIGUES

Rating: 72.2#72 C

Alex Nylander
ALEX NYLANDER

Rating: 73.4#58 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 72.73#27 FL2
Vladimir Sobotka
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA

Rating: 68.1#185 LW

Casey Mittelstadt
CASEY MITTELSTADT

Rating: 70.2#158 C

Tage Thompson
TAGE THOMPSON

Rating: 69.6#122 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.28#31 FL3
Zemgus Girgensons
ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS

Rating: 70.3#157 LW

Johan Larsson
JOHAN LARSSON

Rating: 68.3#184 C

Kyle Okposo
KYLE OKPOSO

Rating: 70.9#99 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 69.86#27 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Zach Bogosian
ZACH BOGOSIAN

Rating: 71.3#84 LD

Rasmus Ristolainen
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN

Rating: 74.8#30 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.04#27 DL1
Rasmus Dahlin
RASMUS DAHLIN

Rating: 73.0#59 LD

Brandon Montour
BRANDON MONTOUR

Rating: 74.8#29 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.93#15 DL2
Marco Scandella
MARCO SCANDELLA

Rating: 70.1#120 LD

Casey Nelson
CASEY NELSON

Rating: 69.4#98 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 69.76#27 DL3
  • The Nylander brothers square off tonight in Buffalo!
  • Please don’t lose to this lineup.

Starting Goalies

  • Garret Sparks (.902) is in for the Leafs. That save percentage is starting to look ugly; let’s bump it up tonight.
  • Carter Hutton (.910) goes for the Sabres. He’s been up and down this season for the Sabres, and the Leafs ate him alive last month in Toronto. Let’s do it again.

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