Fake Game #5 Sabres Vs Leafs

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres will face off tonight in the back half of a home and home series in Buffalo. 

The Leafs will look to avenge a narrow defeat at the hands of their North East Divisional rivals, while the Sabres will try to sweep the Leafs and continue a perfect preseason. After last nights entertaining preseason affair, fans are hoping for some more great hockey from these two teams. 

Jonas Gustavsson is expected to play the entire game tonight. Based upon his performances thus far in preseason his job should be on the line. Will The Monster take a big step in securing his NHL job tonight? 

Lineups 

Leafs (lineup courtesy of Scott MacArthur of TSN) 

Forwards 

Lupul - Colborne - Kessel

Kulemin - Grabovski - Frattin

Kadri - Boyce - Armstrong

Rosehill - Dupuis - Ryan 

Defence 

Aulie - Schenn

Gardiner - Lashoff 

Mikus - Komisarek 

Goalies

Gustavsson 

Owuya 

Sabres

No Lineup posted. 

Players to Watch 

Leafs: Mike Komisarek - Fighting for a spot on the Leafs backend this fall, Komisarek has looked very poor with the puck on his stick. The struggles that were obvious in his game the last two seasons are still glaring. Komisarek needs to demonstrate an ability to play sound defensively and to make smart decisions with the puck tonight. 

Sabres: (No lineup posted, so this is just a guess) Ville Leino - Signed to a massive free agent contract this summer (27 million for 6 years), Leino is now paid like an impact player, is he though? 

Game Time - 7:00 First Niagra Centre - TV - CBC - Radio - AM640