The Post Mike Richards Era Begins Tonight At the ACC

 

 

For the first time since the two blockbuster summer trades that saw the Philadelphia Flyers unload both Jeff Carter and Captain Mike Richards the orange and black will take to the ice tonight versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs, who are coming off of a preseason victory over the Ottawa Senators, will look to win on consecutive nights on home ice.

Keep an eye for the brother combinations of Phil and Blake Kessel as well as Luke and Braydon Schenn. Expect James Reimer to play the entire game as Leafs brass has stated Mark Owuya will not see any preseason action.

Tonight’s lineup are as follows.

Leafs

Lupul - Connolly - Kessel

MacArthur - Colborne - Mueller

Kadri - Boyce - Caputi

Scott - Zigomanis - Orr

Franson - Komisarek

Finger - Schenn

Gysbers - Blacker

Reimer

Owuya

Flyers

Simmonds - Schenn - Van Riemsdyk

Nylander - Couturier - Holmstrom

Sestito - Wellwood - Mair

Testwuide - Read - Rinalco

Lilja - Carle

Bartulis - Walker

Kessel - Gustafsson

Bobrovski

Leighton

Players to watch

Leafs: Mike Komisarek - Much like Tyler Bozak last night this training camp is critical to Komisarek’s future with the buds.

Flyers: Brayden Schenn - Seen as the replacement for Mike Richard, Schenn has some big shoes to fill in Philly.

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

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