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03-20-2013, 12:31 PM
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Lightning @ Maple Leafs - Gardiner "Free"way Special - March 20 - TSN / TSN1050




Purcell - Stamkos - St.Louis
Killorn - Pyatt - Conacher
Tyrell - Johnson - Palat
Labrie - Thompson - Crombeen

Carle - Salo
Gudas - Brewer
Lee - AuLee

Lindback

van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Kessel
MacArthur - Grabovski - Frattin
Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin
Komarov - McClement - Orr

Gunnarsson - Phaneuf
Gardiner - Liles
Fraser - Franson

Reimer
Scrivens
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LIGHTNING (13-15-1) at MAPLE LEAFS (15-12-2)

TV: RDS, TSN, SUN

Last 10: Tampa Bay 4-6-0; Toronto 4-4-2

Season series: This is the second of three games between the teams this season, and the only one to be played in Toronto. On Feb. 19, the Lightning beat the Maple Leafs 4-2 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Big story: Can the Lightning build off their big win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday? Or will the Maple Leafs snap out of their five-game winless skid?

Team Scope:

Lightning: No one is saying much about the lower-body injury sustained by team captain Vincent Lecavalier, but all that's known for sure is that it will keep him out for at least three more games. Lecavalier did not travel with the team on its three-game road trip, which starts Wednesday in Toronto.

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Tribune that it's "reasonable" that Lecavalier could be out as long as three weeks.

The Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that Lecavalier sustained a broken bone in his left foot during a game against the Florida Panthers on March 12, at or near the same spot he sustained a bone bruise in the foot when he was hit by a shot by teammate Sami Salo during a game Feb. 2.

Lecavalier wouldn't say what his exact ailment was, but said it's keeping him limited to off-ice activities.

"It's more of a waiting game and waiting and rest it," he told reporters in Tampa on Monday. "I can still do some other stuff. Skating right now is not a possibility."

Maple Leafs: Toronto is winless in five games (0-3-2) and has given up 16 goals in that span. Coach Randy Carlyle said he'd like to see his two goalies, James Reimer and Ben Scrivens, step up their level of play.

"We'd like for someone to show us they're going to grab the net," Carlyle told the Toronto Sun. "We're no different than anyone else. We at one point thought of alternating them, 'This is your start tomorrow and it's the other guy’s the next day.' Go with the opposite until they prove that out. Those are all the things you run through the back of your mind. If you make that decision, go with it, and if not, wait for the guy to emerge. Before Reimer was hurt, we thought we were pretty close to that."

Reiner said he was on board with whatever the coaching staff decided.

"There are pros and cons with both [a set rotation and a game-by-game rotation]," he told the Toronto Sun. "We're competitors, but we have a good relationship. We're going to keep pushing each other."

In the five-game slide, Reimer is 0-1-2 in three games, and allowed eight goals on 76 shots. Reimer is 0-2-0 and let in 10 goals on 81 shots.

Who's hot: Lightning forward Steven Stamkos scored his League-best 21st goal in the final seconds of Tampa Bay's win Monday against the Flyers. It also was the 200th of his NHL career. … Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel has points in four straight games, totaling four goals and seven points in that span.

Injury report: Lecavalier is out with a lower-body injury, and forward Benoit Pouliot is out with an upper-body injury. … Outside of bumps and bruises, the Maple Leafs are a healthy team.

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Am not a PS specialist. Did it as no-one claimed the GDT. Tomorrow's GDT available as well.

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From last thread...

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Jake Gardiner
"been waiting for it for a while"

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must win, they better win, please win... just get the ****in win!

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after that first line their team looks pretty horrible... do we have the guys to shut down that first line though?

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must win, they better win, please win... just get the ****in win!
I'm with you there. That is the only thing to focus on right now. Just freaking win!

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Hedman is in.

Lindback is out, Garon in.

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Shouldn't that be Gardiner Expressway Special in the title? Unless Gardiner Freeway Special is a reference to something I don't know.

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Shouldn't that be Gardiner Expressway Special in the title? Unless Gardiner Freeway Special is a reference to something I don't know.
I know it is Gardiner Expressway. Just used Gardiner Freeway in reference to 'Free Gardiner' trend.

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No Hedman either.

If the Leafs don't win, they didn't show up to play.

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you know what, I hardly recognize the forward lines for the Tampa Bay lightning (lines 2-4).

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IMO, line matchups should be:

Stamkos line - Kadri line
Pyatt line - Bozak line
Johnson line - Grabo line
4th - 4th

reasoning for Kadri matchup is because of the wingers who are considered defensivly responsible, or could go with grabo line. Kessel line would get eaten alive.

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shut down the Stamkos line and should be an easy win

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No Hedman either.

If the Leafs don't win, they didn't show up to play.
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Garon starts for TB tonight; Boucher says Hedman is good to go

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It's the Gardiner Expressway.

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I thought my use of the meme was hilarious, and no love :'(

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Gardiner Unchained.

(someone photoshop Gardiner's face on top of Django's face. Now.)

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Lupul back with a good game under his belt and now Gards called up, hope we can pull this one out and continue to do so tomorrow and after that! Go Leafs Go!

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Please...for the love of God....just win!!!

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van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Kessel
MacArthur - Grabovski - Frattin
Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin
Komarov - McClement - Orr

Gunnarsson - Phaneuf
Gardiner - Liles
Fraser - Franson

Reimer
Scrivens

are these lines accurate?^^^^^

i hope it is. i think grabs defensive roll is done and passed over to mclemment-komorov-orr. other 3 lines look balanced offensively.

hopefully kadri-lupul can kickstart kulemin and hopefully grabovski having mac and frattin will give him more confidence.

only thing i dont like is gardiner-liles pairing. very fast but super soft and not much sandpaper

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First game ill be seeing live this year and the fact that Gardiner is back makes even more excited! get to see a full strength leafs roster

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Just curious what's the reasoning for putting two OFD together instead of one with Phanuef since Gunnar is clearly not himself and Liles has said he doesn't mind playing his offside? Seems like a baffling choice by Carlyle

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