A preview of the Maple Leafs.
When and where: 7:30 p.m., EST, Air Canada Centre.
TV: Root Sports, TSN4, TVA.
Record: 9-5-2, 20 points. The Maple Leafs are in third place in the Atlantic Division.
Leading Scorer: Phil Kessel (right), 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists).
Last Game: 6-1 home win against the Bruins, Wednesday. Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and two assists for the Maple Leafs.
Last Game against the Penguins: 5-2 home loss, Oct. 11. Jonathan Bernier made 36 saves for the Maple Leafs.
Maple Leafs Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: van Riemsdyk. He has a six-game scoring streak.
Ex-Penguins on the Maple Leafs: Randy Carlyle, head coach; Trevor Smith, center.
Ex-Maple Leafs on the Penguins: Tom Fitzgerald, assistant general manager, Jim Rutherford, general manager.
Useless Maple Leafs Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Carlyle is one of three people to win the Norris Trophy and Stanley Cup as a head coach. The others are Tom Johnson and Larry Robinson.
The last time the Penguins played the Maple Leafs, this happened:
Probable goaltenders: Thomas Greiss (1-0-1, 2.42 GAA, .923 SV%) for the Penguins. Jonathan Bernier (5-3-2, 2.57 GAA, .917 SV%) for the Maple Leafs.
Injuries: For the Penguins, defenseman Olli Maatta (neck) is out. For the Maple Leafs, left wingers David Booth (broken right foot), Joffrey Lupul (broken right hand) and right winger Brandon Kozan (high ankle sprain) are on injured reserve.
-Potential lines and defensive pairings: According to the team's Web site, the Penguins' primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
13 Nick Spaling - - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 72 Patric Hornqvist
19 Beau Bennett - 16 Brandon Sutter - 23 Steve Downie
17 Blake Comeau/38 Zach Sill - 57 Marcel Goc - 27 Craig Adams
58 Kris Letang - 7 Paul Martin
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 41 Robert Bortuzzo
47 Simon Despres - 4 Rob Scuderi
-The Maple Leafs expected lines and defensive pairings are:
21 James van Riemsdyk - 42 Tyler Bozak - 81 Phil Kessel
26 Daniel Winnik - 43 Nazem Kadri - 71 David Clarkson
47 Leo Komarov - 24 Peter Holland - 25 Mike Santorelli
18 Richard Panik - 23 Trevor Smith - 32 Josh Leivo
3 Dion Phaneuf - 4 Cody Franson
51 Jake Gardiner - 46 Roman Polak
12 Stephane Robidas - 44 Morgan Rielly
-Malkin won't be the first one-time Penguins center to skate with Hornqvist and Spaling on his wings.
-Adams is expected to appear in his 303rd consecutive game and will surpass former center Jordan Staal for the second-longest consecutive games streak in franchise history. Only former center Ron Schock (313 games) has a longer streak.
-Despres has appeared in 99 career games.
-Adams has 99 career assists.
-Comeau has 97 career assists.
-Bozak has 198 career points.
-Robidas has 198 career assists.
-The referees are Brad Watson (No. 23) and Dan O'Halloran (No. 13). The linesmen are Shane Heyer (No. 55) and Jay Sharrers (No. 57).
-This will be the annual Hockey Hall of Fame Game which is part of this weekend's induction ceremonies for the newest members of the Hall. Prior to the game, Rob Blake, Pat Burns, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, Bill McCreary and Mike Modano will be honored.
-Our live blog begins at approximately 7:15 p.m. Please tune in.
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