Toronto Maple Leafs 44 pts (18-12-8)


Montreal Canadiens 54 pts (24-9-6)

7:30 pm ET

Air Canada Center – Toronto, ON


Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen will make back to back starts for the third time this season as he looks steal a W from a banged up Montreal Canadiens team. 

The Canadiens lost both Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron in their last game, and despite Alex Galchenyuk and Andrei Markov joining the team in Toronto, they won't be playing in tonight's game. 

Head coach Mike Babcock still knows the Leafs can't be too confident despite Montreal's injuries. 

"I think two parts, one is you look at the line up and you say, 'oh they're missing guys,' but the second part is they're all on audition for a job every night," Babcock said. "They've got a chance right now some guys to play more, they work, they compete, they know they've got to. They're a lunch bucket group; they get out there and really compete."

The Leafs are looking to extend their current streat of earning at least one point in their last seven games. 

Here's a look at tonight's probably lineups:

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup


van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Marner 

Komarov - Kadri - Nylander 

Hyman - Matthews - Brown

Martin - Gauthier - Soshnikov

Defensive Pairings

Rielly - Zaitsev

Gardiner - Carrick

Hunwick - Polak 



Probable Canadiens Lineup


Pacioretty - Danault - Radulov

Lehkonen - Plekanec - Andrighetto

Carr - Mitchell - Flynn

Farnham - McCarron - Scherbak

Defensive Pairings

Emelin - Weber

Beaulieu - Petry

Barberio - Johnston