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.
Lupul - Connolly - Kessel
MacArthur - Colborne - Mueller
Kadri - Boyce - Caputi
Scott - Zigomanis - Orr
Franson - Komisarek
Finger - Schenn
Gysbers - Blacker
Simmonds - Schenn - Van Riemsdyk
Nylander - Couturier - Holmstrom
Sestito - Wellwood - Mair
Testwuide - Read - Rinalco
Lilja - Carle
Bartulis - Walker
Kessel - Gustafsson
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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