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Maple Leafs Pre-game #23: 5 things to watch out for as the Leafs hit The Strip

The Leafs: not fun to watch right now!

On a five game skid, they take on the Vegas Golden Knights way past my bedtime. Let’s see if any of us make it through tonight’s game.

Leafs lineup

LW C RW Forwards
Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

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Rating: 73.4#48 LW

Auston Matthews
AUSTON MATTHEWS

Rating: 82.0#5 C

William Nylander
WILLIAM NYLANDER

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Rating: 75.3#23 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.88#12 FL1
Zach Hyman
ZACH HYMAN

Rating: 73.1#63 LW

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John Tavares
JOHN TAVARES

Rating: 79.7#11 C

Kasperi Kapanen
KASPERI KAPANEN

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Rating: 73.5#50 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.45#9 FL2
Ilya Mikheyev
ILYA MIKHEYEV

Rating: 73.9#41 LW

Jason Spezza
JASON SPEZZA

Rating: 70.5#150 C

Nic Petan
NIC PETAN

Rating: 71.8#82 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.06#17 FL3
Pierre Engvall
PIERRE ENGVALL
Nick Shore
NICK SHORE

Rating: 71.0#138 C

Frederik Gauthier
FREDERIK GAUTHIER

Rating: 69.3#120 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.12#26 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

Rating: 76.7#7 LD

Justin Holl
JUSTIN HOLL

Rating: 73.7#37 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 75.20#13 DL1
Jake Muzzin
JAKE MUZZIN

Rating: 75.3#20 LD

Cody Ceci
CODY CECI

Rating: 72.1#74 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.70#17 DL2
Travis Dermott
TRAVIS DERMOTT

Rating: 73.4#55 LD

Tyson Barrie
TYSON BARRIE

Rating: 75.7#18 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 74.55#2 DL3

Vegas lineup

LW C RW Forwards
Max Pacioretty
MAX PACIORETTY

Rating: 78.0#12 LW

William Karlsson
WILLIAM KARLSSON

Rating: 75.5#37 C

Reilly Smith
REILLY SMITH

Rating: 75.9#18 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 76.48#14 FL1
Jonathan Marchessault
JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT

Rating: 75.3#28 LW

Cody Eakin
CODY EAKIN

Rating: 71.6#124 C

Mark Stone
MARK STONE

Rating: 76.8#11 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.55#12 FL2
Alex Tuch
ALEX TUCH

Rating: 74.2#37 LW

Paul Stastny
PAUL STASTNY

Rating: 75.2#41 C

Cody Glass
CODY GLASS

Rating: 72.8#88 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 74.08#2 FL3
Will Carrier
WILL CARRIER

Rating: 71.2#110 LW

Tomas Nosek
TOMAS NOSEK

Rating: 70.4#154 C

Ryan Reaves
RYAN REAVES

Rating: 70.9#96 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.82#15 FL4

Pierre Engvall makes his debut

Daddy Long Neck is in.

He’s 23, he’s from Sweden, he has 16 points in 15 AHL games with the Marlies this year, and he won a Calder Cup in 2018.

This has been fun facts with Pierre Engvall!

Ilya Mikheyev’s second November point?

Mikheyev has just one point in November after 10 in October. Not a math major or someone who’s taken it in years, but that seems like a problem, to me.

Frederik Andersen

While the Leafs have yet to win with a backup in net this year, they’ve also gotten points in 13 of Frederik Andersen’s 16 games. That’s a positive to build on in what has been a weird year. And after a tough start to the year, Andersen has recovered enough to now sport a .912 save percentage.

Max Pacioretty shoots a lot

He has 90 shots on goal this year, which just seems like a lot. That’s more than Auston Matthews in the same amount of games.

Just win, baby

If the Leafs don’t win tonight, it will be their longest losing streak in quite some time. Formalities don’t matter, because they simply haven’t been good enough. Git’r’done.