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Maple Leafs Look To Start A New Winning Streak

January 6, 2017
Greg Boysen

Toronto Maple Leafs 42 pts (17-12-8)

@

New Jersey Devils 39 pts (16-16-7)

7:30 pm ET

Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

TV: SNO

Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

23-Nov

TOR 4 @ NJD 5 SO

Jacob Josefson

6-Jan

TOR @ NJD

23-Mar

NJD @ TOR

Team Leaders

Maple Leafs

Devils

Goals

Goals

Auston Matthews, 20

P.A. Parenteau, 11

Assists

Assists

Mitch Marner, 19

T. Hall/T. Zajac/D. Severson, 16

Points

Points

Auston Matthews, 34

Taylor Hall, 25

The Maple Leafs will look to start a new winning streak when they finish off their road trip at the New Jersey Devils tonight. The last time the Leafs were in New Jersey, they lost 5-4 in a shootout after building a 3-0 in the first period.

Morgan Rielly missed today’s morning skate, but head coach Mike Babcock confirmed that he will play tonight. There will be no changes to the Leafs lineup, including in goal, where Frederik Andersen will start again.

The Devils come into tonight’s game winners of three of their last four games after losing back-to-back games to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Goaltender Cory Schneider sat for two straight games after giving up four goals in each of those games versus Pittsburgh, but has given up just one goal on 52 shots in his last two starts.

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

Forwards

Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - William Nylander

Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - Connor Brown

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitchell Marner

Matt Martin - Frederik Gauthier - Nikita Soshnikov

Defensive Pairings

Morgan Rielly - Nikita Zaitsev

Jake Gardiner - Connor Carrick

Matt Hunwick - Roman Polak

Goaltender

Frederik Andersen (16-8-7, 2.63 GAA, .920 save %, 1 SO)

Injury Report

LW-Joffrey Lupul (hernia) out, D-Stephane Robidas (knee) out, D-Martin Marincin (lower-body) out, RW-Ben Smith (upper-body) out

Probable Devils Lineup

Forwards

Michael Cammalleri - Adam Henrique - Kyle Palmieri

Taylor Hall - Pavel Zacha - P.A. Parenteau

Sergey Kalinin - Travis Zajac - Nick Lappin

Miles Wood - Devante Smith-Pelly - Beau Bennett

Defensive Pairings

Damon Severson - Kyle Quincey

Jon Merrill - Ben Lovejoy

Seth Helgeson - Steven Santini

Goaltender

Cory Schneider (12-12-5, 2.74 GAA, .908 save %, 2 SO)

Injury Report

C-Marc Savard (concussion) out, LW-Vernon Fiddler (lower-body) out, D-John Moore (concussion) out, C-Jacob Josefson (illness) day-to-day, D-Andy Greene (wrist) out

Image Credit: AP

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