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Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:12:41 AM »
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39-21-7, 85 points | 20-34-11, 51 points

Projected Lines

Marleau-Kadri-Marner
Hyman-Nylander-Brown
JVR-Bozak-Kapanen
Moore-Plekanec-Komarov

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Carrick

Andersen

             
Girgensons-O'Reilly-Reinhart
Wilson-Larsson-Pominville
Griffith-Pouliot-Baptiste
Nolan-Josefson-Okposo

Scandella-Ristolainen
Antipin-Nelson
Gorges-Beaulieu

Johnson

Scratches

Roman Polak
Josh Leivo
Matt Martin

      
Evan Rodrigues
Justin Falk
Kyle Criscuolo
Brendan Guhle


Game Notes

TOR
•Andersen (32-17-5, 2.74 GAA, .920 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•The Leafs made some changes to the line-up at practice yesterday, most notably putting Nylander back at centre alongside Hyman and Brown
•It looks like Babcock will also continue his theme of only playing Carrick against bad teams
•Moore lined up as a winger on the 4th line instead of Leivo or even Martin. Babcock was asked about that after practice and said he hadn't decided who will play there yet

BUF
•Chad Johnson (6-10-3, 3.18 GAA, .896 Sv%) will start for the Sabres
•The man, the myth, the legend Seth Griffith was recalled by the Sabres last week
•I found it surprising to see Kyle Okposo listed on the 4th line. He has just 1 point in his past 4 games but prior to that he had 17 points in 18 games
•The Sabres are comfortably at the bottom of the Eastern conference standings right now, but in February they did have 2 wins against both Tampa Bay and Boston

Injuries

•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
•Auston Matthews - Shoulder - Injured Reserve
      
•Marco Scandella - Upper Body - Questionable Monday
•Evan Rodrigues - Upper Body - Doubtful Monday
•Jack Eichel - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Jake McCabe - Shoulder - Injured Reserve
•Zach Bogosian - Hip - Injured Reserve

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 09:25:52 AM »

Some in Buffalo might read this as a roast.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 10:01:51 AM »
I appreciate your thoroughness CTB, but I don't really think it's necessary to list injuries to BUF's GM.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 10:03:42 AM by Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate »

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 10:09:49 AM »
•The man, the myth, the legend Seth Griffith was recalled by the Sabres last week

I will be only a little sour if he scores on us.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 10:51:31 AM »
•The man, the myth, the legend Seth Griffith was recalled by the Sabres last week

I will be only a little sour if he scores on us.

Looks like that might not be a problem:


Imagine not being able to crack THAT line-up...

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 11:09:03 AM »
I am expecting nothing but a strong game for the Leafs and Andersen tonight.

Go Leafs Go!!! Crush that AHL team tonight.
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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 11:11:06 AM »
Looks like that might not be a problem:


Imagine not being able to crack THAT line-up...

Now I am actually sour.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 11:26:30 AM »

Should be Leivo but I mean considering we've been blessed with so much no-Martin time I'll accept a game or two here.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 11:27:38 AM »

Lemons. Just chucking lemons right now.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 11:44:45 AM »
Martin with a hatty tonight. 

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 11:59:25 AM »
Martin with a hatty tonight.

So boarding* major, fighting major, game misconduct from trying to do too much?

* Martin is one of the better check finishers about taking care the other player doesn't get killed.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 12:09:47 PM by herman »

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 12:15:49 PM »
Babcock reverting back to midseason form.

He actually seems to think that getting older and slower is the way to win in this league.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 12:18:55 PM »
Babcock reverting back to midseason form.

He actually seems to think that getting older and slower is the way to win in this league.

In his defence, Martin might be a better skater than Leivo. The top-9 is about as good as it can be right now so that's a positive.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 12:37:23 PM »
Criscuolo sounds like an italian dessert.   I'll take the criscuolo and nocciola gelato thanks.

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Re: Leafs @ Sabres - Mar. 5th, 7:30pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 12:50:05 PM »
I'd like to see Marner on with Willie.
good article on Zaitzev in the Athletic today.  Shows lots of examples of how lost Z is  out there.  They gotta teach him to stick to his man like glue instead of turning his back on them. I can't believe how inept he has become.
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 12:50:05 PM »