(yesterday's lineup, can't find today's)
25 Eric Tangradi - 17 Brian Gibbons - 16 Paul Thompson
14 Tom Kuhnhackl - 10 Ben Street - 20 Nick Petersen
18 Brandon DeFazio - 19 Daniil Tarasov - 26 Dominik Uher
27 Jessey Astles - 28 Ian Watters - 22 Stefan Fournier
7 Brian Strait - 6 Joseph Morrow
8 Scott Harrington - 4 Carl Sneep
5 Philip Samuelsson - 9 Alex Grant
Optimistic, but anything can happen. We're really lacking skill in this years rookie tourny now that guys like Kadri, Colbourne graduated, and D'amigo hurt. The McKegg/Crez/Nicholls line is going to get alot of icetime tonight. the 2nd/3rd lines listed in the OP are typical 4th lines. Should be alot of hits being thrown around again.
Tangradi isn't playing for the Pens tonight. A couple other scratches as well, but can't recall which player.
Surely some Leaf players will have to step up, like McKegg and Ross. Both should be a step above some others in my opinion. I'd prefer that Eakins pair up a few top players together and run a more top heavy lineup, but I can understand that he wants to spread the love throughout the 4 lines.
That defense is pretty... weak. I'll be impressed if they can win this game to be honest.