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Game Day Report: Leafs at NY Islanders
(7 P.M Nassau Coliseum, TV:TSN4; Radio: 1050 AM)
Is tonight the night the Toronto Maple Leafs find that elusive switch and flick it to on?
Coming off losses to the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers the Leafs hope to rebound tonight against an Islanders team coming off consecutive wins vs. Buffalo and Winnipeg and have victories in 4 of their last 5 games.
The Islanders have clinched a playoff spot but their seeding has yet to be determined. They still have an outside chance of catching the Capitals for the division lead and close out the season with a head to head match up with the Capitals. So…… any notions of the Islanders being a soft touch tonight should be shelved and no doubt there will be a vocal crowd supporting the Islanders tonight. It should be a
preview of what the Leafs will face in the playoffs next week, but their reaction should make interesting viewing.
Going 3-5-2 in their last 10 games is hardly the way the team would like to be entering the
segment of the most important time of year in the hockey calendar. Unfortunately, not much can be
done about that now and with a tough schedule facing them this week it’s time they got their game back
on track and in tune for round one of the playoffs.
Jake Muzzin and Andreas Johnsson both missed this morning’s game day skate with illness and it appears that they will miss tonight’s game. Calle Rosen makes his season debut with the Leafs paired with Martin Marincin on the 3rd pairing. Freddie Andersen gets the start tonight for the Leafs.
Atoning for the embarrassing loss on their previous visit to Long Island is one theme for tonight, but more importantly getting their game in order and building some
confidence should be the predominant theme. Flick the damn switch already!
Leaf line rushes tonight:
— Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) April 1, 2019
— x – New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 1, 2019
Nice to see the Leafs reach out to Erik Brown of RIT. Our man Ingy has provided us with some insight on this young man and I for one am excited as hell to see him play here. Congrats to Erik on the ATO. The Hub is pullin’ for ya -ShiFty
— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) April 1, 2019
Morning Skate With The Coach
Go Leafs Go!