Toronto Maple Leafs 6 pts (3-0-0)
New Jersey Devils 4 pts (2-0-0)
7:30 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Radio: Fan 590
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to keep their undefeated season going as they take on the undefeated New Jersey Devils.
While the Devils might have the worst record in all of the NHL last season, they've taken their first two opponents by surprise and walked away with two victories with a combined score of 10-3.
Head coach Mike Babcock says it's a dangerous game, a bit of a trap game if you will, hoping the Leafs don't underestimate the Devils the way so many teams underestimated themselves the year before.
"Tomorrow could be a trap game, because you think New Jersey hasn't been as good, but they're flying," Babcock told Leafs Nation Network Tuesday afternoon. "Their forwards (have) great speed, they're playing a tight game, they're doing a good job in the neutral zone and D zone, so it's one of those games that you've got to be prepared. They think they're good - they've had a good exhibition (season), they're going good. They're no different than us. We think we're good too, so we'll find out tomorrow. But a big part of it is, when you win a game, it's enjoying that, but getting ready the next day and getting your energy up and getting ready for the next one."
While both teams have had some incredible offense so far this season, it might not be what we see tonight as the Devils Cory Schneider goes up against Frederik Andersen between the pipes.
Here's a look at tonight's projected lineups:
Probable Maple Leafs Lineup
Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Komarov
Martin - Moore - Brown
Rielly - Hainsey
Gardiner - Zaitsev
Borgman - Rosen
Probable Devils Lineup
Hall - Zacha - Palmieri
Johansson - Hischier - Bratt
Wood - Henrique - Hayes
Gibbons - Coleman - Noesen
Greene - Severson
Mueller - Santini
Moore - Butcher