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LGD: Cleanup On Isle Two

It’s a Game Day!

Game 79 of the regular season takes the Leafs to Brooklyn as they continue their quest to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders clinched a berth two days ago, while the Leafs – in a tougher division with a tough run of late – are still awaiting the x beside their name.

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Leafs Lines

The Bad: Andreas Johnsson is sick and will be a game-time decision. Jake Muzzin, meanwhile, has food poisoning.

The Good: Calle Rosen makes his season debut on a tentative third pair with Martin Marincin, should Muzzin indeed miss tonight’s game. If Muzzin is in, expect Rosen to pair with Travis Dermott on the third pairing.

The Extra Good: Jake Gardiner is also closer to returning – participating in practice without a red no-contact sweater, per Mark Masters. Expect him to be back sooner than later.

Islanders Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Anders Lee
ANDERS LEE

Rating: 77.0#24 LW

Mathew Barzal
MATHEW BARZAL

Rating: 78.9#26 C

Jordan Eberle
JORDAN EBERLE

Rating: 76.2#30 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.36#19 FL1
Josh Bailey
JOSH BAILEY

Rating: 73.3#60 LW

Brock Nelson
BROCK NELSON

Rating: 74.3#60 C

Michael Dal Colle
MICHAEL DAL COLLE

Rating: 72.3#74 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 73.33#22 FL2
Anthony Beauvillier
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER

Rating: 72.9#68 LW

Leo Komarov
LEO KOMAROV

Rating: 68.7#133 C

Tom Kuhnhackl
TOM KUHNHACKL

Rating: 69.2#127 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.28#30 FL3
Matt Martin
MATT MARTIN

Rating: 68.4#135 LW

Casey Cizikas
CASEY CIZIKAS

Rating: 72.6#92 C

Cal Clutterbuck
CAL CLUTTERBUCK

Rating: 69.9#121 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.32#23 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Nick Leddy
NICK LEDDY

Rating: 74.4#34 LD

Johnny Boychuk
JOHNNY BOYCHUK

Rating: 73.8#39 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.12#21 DL1
Adam Pelech
ADAM PELECH

Rating: 73.3#52 LD

Ryan Pulock
RYAN PULOCK

Rating: 72.2#59 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.77#22 DL2
Devon Toews
DEVON TOEWS

Rating: 74.5#33 LD

Scott Mayfield
SCOTT MAYFIELD

Rating: 73.2#51 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.88#3 DL3

The Islanders are without Valteri Fullipula and Andrew Ladd tonight. This isn’t a team of offensive juggernauts – they sit 21st in goals-for in the league, but they’ve been incredibly stingy in goals against, ranking first in the league allowing just 193 thus far.

Starting Goalies

Expect Robin Lehner (.928) and Frederik Andersen (.917) to square off tonight. Andersen faces the Islanders for the first time this season, while Lehner faced the Leafs in Long Islander on February 28th.

Puck Drop is at 7pm ET on Sportsnet Ontario.