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?
Leafs (lineup courtesy of Scott MacArthur of TSN)
Lupul - Colborne - Kessel
Kulemin - Grabovski - Frattin
Kadri - Boyce - Armstrong
Rosehill - Dupuis - Ryan
Aulie - Schenn
Gardiner - Lashoff
Mikus - Komisarek
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