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Preseason Game 6: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators

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Toronto Maple Leafs
v. Ottawa Senators

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 7:30 p.m. ET
Scotiabank place

Enemy: Pension Plan Puppets


The Ottawa Senators will host the hated Toronto Maple Leafs in the last home game of their pre-season schedule. Craig Anderson was expected to start, but after getting hurt with what was described as a bobo, Robin Lehner will get the start. Here is the full lineup:

Forwards
Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Nikita Filatov
Mike Hoffman - Mika Zibanejad - Bobby Butler
Nick Foligno - Peter Regin - Erik Condra
Kaspars Dauavins - Zack Smith - Chris Neil

Defencemen
Sergei Gonchar - Mark Borowiecki
Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
David Rundblad - Brian Lee

Goaltenders
Robin Lehner (starter)
Alex Auld

For a Leafs point of view, including their lineup, check out our friends business partners at Pension Plan Puppets.

Also, I expect all of you Ontarians to at least watch some of the provincial leaders debate tonight and make an informed decision next week. *shakes fist*

Some talking points after the jump.

  • Nikita Filatov is playing on the right wing tonight and Colin Greening at left wing with Jason Spezza in the middle. While this obviously won't be a permanent top line, Greening had some success with Spezza last year. Could be worth trying when struggling. I for one am hoping for an explosve Filatov Cocktail while Spezza giggles at the explosion. Greening will just watch and nod.
  • Mike Hoffman gets likely one last game before being cut. His line with Zibanejad and Butler should cause problems for Toronto tonight, with all three players being of the skilled variety.
  • Cowen the Barbarian and Erik the Viking return once more. How will our biggest guy and our special little guy play together? What about Magic Number Seven and The Real Brian Lee?
  • Robin Lehner took news of his demotion by...not being demoted. He will play against the Leafs tonight. By his own admission, he wasn't very good against Toronto last week due to being ill. Will he have a strong game tonight?