Maple Leafs look for two in a row against the Wild

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to win two games in a row on Tuesday night when the Minnesota Wild come to town for a cross conference battle. The Wild have had a rough start to the season, they enter Tuesday’s contest with a 1-4-0 record. The Maple Leafs ended their three game skid on Saturday with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Talking Points

The Leafs will look for production from their top six after the bottom six did most of the damage on Saturday.

All eyes will be on the John Tavares/Mitch Marner/Kasperi Kapanen line that has struggled the most to start the season. All three being minuses on the year so far. While Tavares is only a minus 2, Marner and Kapanen are minus 4 and minus 6 respectively.

Projected Lines

Forwards
#18 Andreas Johnsson – #34 Auston Matthews – #88 William Nylander
#24 Kasperi Kapanen – #91 John Tavares – #16 Mitch Marner
#65 Ilya Mikheyev – #15 Alex Kerfoot – #42 Trevor Moore
#41 Dmytro Timashov – #33 Frederik Gauthier – #26 Nick Shore

Defensemen
#8 Jake Muzzin – #94 Tyson Barrie
#44 Morgan Rielly – #83 Cody Ceci
#52 Martin Marincin – #3 Justin Holl

Starting Goaltenders

#31 Frederik Andersen – 3-2-0 record with a 3.38 GAA and a .886 SV%

#40 Devan Dubnyk – 0-4-0 record with a 4.55 GAA and a .862 SV%

Last season the Maple Leafs and the Wild split the season series 1-1. The Maple Leafs winning the first battle 5-3 and the Wild taking the second one 4-3.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST.

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