GAME: Toronto Maple Leafs (7-5-4-1) at San Jose Sharks (3-6-6-2).
TIME: Saturday, 10 p.m. EST.
What To Watch For "After a five-year absence, the Toronto Maple Leafs will return to HP Pavilion on Saturday night to face the Sharks in the only meeting of the season between the two clubs. The game will hold plenty of excitement as former Sharks Bryan Marchment and Owen Nolan return to San Jose as members of the Leafs. Combine that with the goaltending of Ed Belfour and this equates to one of the most anticipated match ups in franchise history. The key to the game for the Sharks will be attitude. In Thursday’s game against the Blues, the Sharks showed their fight during the last half of the third period and overtime, but they will need to bring a full 60 minutes on Saturday. The leafs are a veteran team that will try and wait for a mistake, but if the Sharks can pressure the aging Leafs for three periods, they could capture their first win on home-ice this season."
Leafs at Sharks November 15, 2003</B>
Toronto got back to its winning ways on Saturday, drowning the Sharks, 6-2, Saturday night in San Jose. Owen Nolan had a goal and three assists to power the Leafs past his former squad.
Joe was hoping to play tonight, not sure if he will.
Joe was put on the IR to make room for Druken so I don't see how it would be possible for him to play unless ALMO goes on the IR today and they remove Niewy.
I'm hoping for a big game from McCauley. Just another player I'd like to see stick it to Quinn for mis using/treating him for all those years. (Smith, Sullivain, Dempsey and now McCauley)
Nolan should have a great game bad back or not. Whenever the man is energized to play he's extremely effective and there's no reason for him not to be against his former team. Should be interesting watching Mushy and the way he reacts if he sees someone with there head down.
Leafs should be able to snap their poor play on the west cost. Im thinking, they come up with a big game and win 4-0. Eddie will want to redeem himself after the Anaheim game and will big great. Im thinking Nolan picks up 2, while Mccabe and Sundin put in the other 2 for the Leafs
Come on Leafs! Let's win this guys! My birthday is tomorrow but we're celebrating it tonight and my sisters are taking me out to a bar this evening. I'll be seeing some of the game there. It would be a great birthday present for me if the leafs blow the sharks out of the water tonight. Here's my prediction: