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Leafs get ready for final matchup against Canadiens in preseason

Both the Leafs and Habs enter this game looking for a second straight win after facing the Ottawa Senators. Their preseason series is currently tied at 1-1, lets see if this semi-refined Leafs squad can end things the right way.

In this game eyes will be on certain players for various reasons. Ilya Mikheyev and Nick Ritchie will both be fighting to keep their spots in the top six. Its also going to be a huge night for Amadio, Brooks, and Semyonov. It may just be their last chance to prove who will be the best 4C. Here we will also see what Timothy Liljegren can bring to the table in his quest for a final roster spot. The possibilities are truly endless. This game will show us who makes it past tomorrow. Get reay to see these guys play their hearts out tonight. Tomorrow we will have aa different team on our hands.

Matthews participated in his first full practice today, with the exception of scrimmage at the end. He seemed to be taking contact for the first time in a while as well. Matthews says the pln is still to be ready for play on opening night.

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Interesting update on Montreal’s end. They will once again be without star goaltender Carey Price who was projected to be ready for training camp after meniscus repair surgery. He is currently sick with a non-Covid related illness, which has held him back from practising. All that being said the Habs picked up Samuel Montembeault off waivers from the Florida Panthers last weekend.

The Leafs roster for tonight:

Per Sheldon Keefe, this is what the lines will look like:

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Ritchie-Semyonov-Marner
Mikheyev-Tavares-Nylander
Gusev-Brooks-Amadio
Seney-Der-Arguchintsev-Gabriel

Rielly-Brodie
Dahlstrom-Liljegren
Menell-Rubins
Hollowell

 

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As previously mentioned there are some people that were on the roster yesterday playing again tonight.

 

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From the Montreal Canadiens, here are the lines featured during their practice this morning:

Monday, October 5
10:30 a.m. practice
LW C RW
73 – Tyler Toffoli 14 – Nick Suzuki 92 – Jonathan Drouin
40 – Joel Armia 71 – Jake Evans 11 – Brendan Gallagher
62 – Artturi Lehkonen 25 – Ryan Poehling 49 – Rafael Harvey-Pinard
80 – Gabriel Bourque 85 – Mathieu Perreault 60 – Alex Belzile
55 – Michael Pezzetta
LD RD G
8 – Ben Chiarot 20 – Chris Wideman 35 – Samuel Montembeault
21 – Kaiden Guhle 58 – David Savard 30 – Cayden Primeau
27 – Alexander Romanov 36 – Gianni Fairbrother

 

Petr Mrazek starts with for the Maple Leafs with Erik Kallgren as his back up. For the Canadiens, Samuel Montembeault starts with Cayden Primeau to back him up.

 

 

 

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 pm and will be available on TSN.