Coming off of an opening season victory against the Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Maple Leafs will face off tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa lost last night in their opener against the Detroit Red Wings. 

The Leafs will again be without Clarke MacArthur (suspension), Tim Connolly (shoulder) and Nazem Kadri (knee) tonight. Without these three key forwards the Leafs should struggle again to create some consistent offense. James Reimer is expected to start tonight after shutting out the Habs Thursday night. Both teams are on the younger side. The Leafs are the second youngest team in the league (behind the Nashville Predators), while the Senators have multiple rookies in the lineup including super freshmen Mika Zibanajed and David Runblad. Colton Orr will make his season debut in place of Jay Rosehill.

It will be interesting to see how if the Leafs can take advantage of the weaker Sens, who are playing the second of back to back games. 

Lineups

Leafs 

Forwards
Kulemin - Grabovski - Frattin
Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
Steckel - Dupuis - Armstong

Orr - Lombardi - Brown

Defense 

Gunnarsson - Phaneuf 

Liles - Schenn

Gardiner - Komisarek

Goalies

Reimer 

Gustavsson

Senators

Forwards

Michalek - Spezza - Filatov

Greening - Zibanajed - Alfredsson 

Foligno - Da Costa - Neil

Condra - Smith - Butler

Defense

Kuba - Karlsson 

Cowen - Gonchar 

Phillips - Lee

Goalies

Anderson 

Auld

Players to Watch 

Leafs: John Michael Liles - The puck moving rearguard struggled leading the powerplay on Thursday. Special teams will be an important part of the Leafs success this season, and the smooth skating blueliner should lead the charge with the man advantage. 

Senators: Jason Spezza - The Sens offense will only go as far as Spezza leads them. Can the Mississauga native punish his hometown team? 

Game Time: 7:00 at the Air Canada Centre. TV - CBC. Radio - AM640.