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Game Day Preview | Maple Leafs at Blue Jackets – Game 3

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Stanley Cup Qualifying Round – TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Qualifying Round Game 3 | Channel: SNet | 8:00 PM EST

The Toronto Maple Leafs will play as the visiting team in game 3 of their best of 5 Qualifying Round series resumes tonight at 8 pm est. The series is now tied at 1-1 after the Maple Leafs defeated the Blue Jackets 3-0 in Tuesdays match up.

The Leafs need to come out more aggressively into today’s tilt.

Game Day Preview | Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs – Game 2

As stated in my previous Game Day Preview, the Leafs will need to come out aggressively to continue to build upon the success they found in Game 2. It is of paramount importance for this group to do this with consistency.

It’s been a bit of a strange series as both games resulted in a shut out for the winning goalie. The Leafs win came at a high cost as Defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken out of the series with less than 2 minutes remaining in game 2. The nature and degree of his injury is unknown but we do know that the Maple Leafs will be without the services of Muzzin for the remainder of the series.


Tonights lineups are Top Secret and likely wont be known until pregame skate according toTSN’s Kirsten Shilton. Below are the best guesses at the time of writing.


PROJECTED LINEUPS

Leafs Team Logo

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS PROJECTED LINE UP

FORWARDS

11 Zach Hyman – 34 Auston Matthews – 16 Mitchell Marner

65 Ilya Mikheyev – 91 John Tavares – 88 William Nylander

89 Nick Robertson – 15 Alexander Kerfoot – 24 Kasperi Kapanen

73 Kyle Clifford – 47 Pierre Engvall – 19 Jason Spezza

DEFENSE

44 Morgan Rielly – 83 Cody Ceci

23 Travis Dermott – 3 Justin Holl

52 Marincin – 94 Tyson Barrie

GOALIES

STARTER – 31 Frederik Andersen

36 Jack Campbell

Extra: Gauthier, Johnsson, Rosen



Columbus Blue Jackets Lineup Logo

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS PROJECTED LINE UP

FORWARDS

42 Texier – 18 Dubois – 28 Bjorkstrand

71 Foligno – 10 Wennberg – 13 Atkinson

14 Nyquist – 38 Jenner – 19 Foudy

50 Robinson – 20 Nash – 52 Bemstrom

DEFENSE

8 Werenski – 3 Jones

44 Gavrikov – 58 Savard

27 Murray – 65 Nutivaara

GOALIES

STARTER – 70 Korpisalo

90 Elvis Merzlikins

Extra: Kukan, Gerbe


Game Night Prediction from James @OffsideTalk


GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!!