Zack Cook   The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for a little revenge after falling to the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 back on December 3rd. The Leafs are coming off of a 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks, an affair that had plenty of different story lines. It will likely be talked about for the rest of the season, but Nazem Kadri ripping out a piece of Joe Thornton's beard in their fight was one of the strangest moments I've ever encountered while watching hockey. Maple Leafs 2015 2nd round pick Travis Dermott was called up and practiced with the team on Friday and he is expected to make his NHL debut. Andreas Borgman is likely to be the odd man in this contest.   Watch out for Canucks sniper Brock Boeser. Boeser has 21 goals on the season and is putting up similar numbers to that of Mitch Marner a year ago. After beginning the season strong and staying in the playoff mix, the Canucks have 2-9-1 since December 5th, mainly due to the injury bug up and down their lineup.   Watchability scale  Now the Leafs should be able to handle this injury plagued Canucks team without much trouble, but that will all depend on the goaltending we see from the Canucks. Last time these two teams met, the Leafs outplayed the Canucks but were dealt with a loss because of stellar goaltending. We'll see if that motivates the Leafs to get creative in this one. It's Hockey Night In Canada and the temperatures outside are disgusting. I think this has all the makings of putting some blankets on, drinking some hot chocolate and watching the Leafs/Canucks in an entertaining battle. I'll rank this 7.5/10.    Leafs Lines   Hyman - Matthews - Nylander Marleau - Kadri - Komarov van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Marner Martin - Gauthier - Brown  Rielly - Hainsey Gardiner - Carrick Dermott - Polak  Andersen McElhinney   Canucks Lines   D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Goldobin Vanek - Gagner - Boeser Granlund - Dowd - Eriksson Gaunce - Chaput - Virtanen  Edler - Stecher Del Zotto - Tanev Pouliot - Gudbranson  Markstrom Nilsson

Zack Cook

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for a little revenge after falling to the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 back on December 3rd. The Leafs are coming off of a 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks, an affair that had plenty of different story lines. It will likely be talked about for the rest of the season, but Nazem Kadri ripping out a piece of Joe Thornton's beard in their fight was one of the strangest moments I've ever encountered while watching hockey. Maple Leafs 2015 2nd round pick Travis Dermott was called up and practiced with the team on Friday and he is expected to make his NHL debut. Andreas Borgman is likely to be the odd man in this contest. 

Watch out for Canucks sniper Brock Boeser. Boeser has 21 goals on the season and is putting up similar numbers to that of Mitch Marner a year ago. After beginning the season strong and staying in the playoff mix, the Canucks have 2-9-1 since December 5th, mainly due to the injury bug up and down their lineup. 

Watchability scale

Now the Leafs should be able to handle this injury plagued Canucks team without much trouble, but that will all depend on the goaltending we see from the Canucks. Last time these two teams met, the Leafs outplayed the Canucks but were dealt with a loss because of stellar goaltending. We'll see if that motivates the Leafs to get creative in this one. It's Hockey Night In Canada and the temperatures outside are disgusting. I think this has all the makings of putting some blankets on, drinking some hot chocolate and watching the Leafs/Canucks in an entertaining battle. I'll rank this 7.5/10. 

Leafs Lines

Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Marleau - Kadri - Komarov
van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Marner
Martin - Gauthier - Brown

Rielly - Hainsey
Gardiner - Carrick
Dermott - Polak

Andersen
McElhinney

Canucks Lines

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Goldobin
Vanek - Gagner - Boeser
Granlund - Dowd - Eriksson
Gaunce - Chaput - Virtanen

Edler - Stecher
Del Zotto - Tanev
Pouliot - Gudbranson

Markstrom
Nilsson