Get Your Tickets to our next Puck Talks Live event on Wednesday, December 13th at Rivoli in Toronto. Guest Include Pierre Lebrun, James Duthie and James Mirtle. Steve Dangle was just added to the panel and he'll be a guest as well!  Buy Your Tickets Here  http://www.homestandsports.com/upcoming-shows/2017/12/13/puck-talks-toronto

Get Your Tickets to our next Puck Talks Live event on Wednesday, December 13th at Rivoli in Toronto. Guest Include Pierre Lebrun, James Duthie and James Mirtle. Steve Dangle was just added to the panel and he'll be a guest as well! 

Buy Your Tickets Here

 http://www.homestandsports.com/upcoming-shows/2017/12/13/puck-talks-toronto

Spencer Lussier

The Toronto Maple Leafs finish off their western Canadian road trip tonight in Vancouver. The Leafs are coming off a win against the Oilers that was decided by an own goal from defenceman Kris Russell. The Canucks are coming off a win too, where Daniel Sedin made history recording his 1,000th career NHL point. Just like how Thursday’s win was on the road, Vancouver do most of their winning away from Rogers Arena, in fact they are tied with the Leafs for the best road record in the NHL at 9-5-1. That record also shows just how bad the Canucks have been at home, registering 3 wins at home which is where the game is taking place tonight. That could be some good news for the Leafs as they try to complete the sweep of Western Canada.

Player to Watch for Vancouver

November’s NHL Rookie of the Month Brock Boeser is the player to watch on Vancouver. Boeser has taken over quickly in Vancouver as their premier goal scorer and go to offensive weapon. The 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft led all NHL players with 11 goals in 15 games last month, which has bumped his point total to 25 in 23 games this season. Whether it is in close or if given space to shoot, Boeser makes a lot of teams pay. Make sure you keep your eye out for him, as Mike Babcock and the Leafs will certainly have all their attention on him.

Watchability Scale:

Tonight’s matchup should be a pretty entertaining game. Both team have some very skilled offensive players that are worth tuning in for. Former Leaf and now Canucks Head Coach Travis Green has brought some order to Vancouver’s lineup, making each player buy in every night. Vancouver may not be the most skilled team but they certainly are one of the hardest working teams. The Canucks goaltender Jakcob Markstrom is the key in this game. If he is sharp tonight, then the Leafs could be in for a long night with a feisty Vancouver team. If he is off his game then the Leafs should be in cruise control.

Lines:

Leafs:

Hyman – Matthews – Marner

Marleau – Bozak – Brown

JVR – Kadri – Komarov

Martin – Moore – Nylander

Rielly – Hainsey

Gardiner – Zaitsev

Borgman – Polak

Andersen

Canucks:

Goldobin – Horvat – Boeser

D. Sedin – H. Sedin – Virtanen

Baertschi – Burmistrov – Gagner

Vanek – Granlund – Eriksson

Edler – Pouliot

Del Zotto – Stecher

Hutton – Tanev

Markstrom

 

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