Game 56 Preview and Open Thread: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators

This is where it all ends

It’s been a fun season, it’s been a frustrating season, it’s been a hopeful season but mostly it’s been too short of a season.

Just as the team was starting to really come together and we get a glimpse of even more of our prized prospects; they end it for us. There have been countless great moments this season and there will be nothing better than to close this season with a glorious win against the Maple Leafs before they head out to another embarrassing playoff performance.

DJ Smith had to leave us to the very last game, but ladies and gentlemen we will have a Logan Brown sighting. We will also be seeing Parker Kelly for the first time so if you needed any more excitement for the game, Smith is making sure it’s a game worth tuning in to.

Expected lines for tonight’s game as per TSN 1200:

Tkachuk - Norris - Batherson
Stützle - Pinto - C.Brown
Paul - Anisimov - Dadonov
Formenton - LBrown - Kelly

Mete - Zaitsev
Brännström - Zub
Alsing - Bernard-Docker


Game Notes

  • This will probably be the last time we see Arty party so hopefully he ends his tenure with a nice performance
  • There’s a lot of pressure on young Logan Brown, it seems people think tonight’s game will be an indication of his future with the team but there’s only so much he can do in one game. For all that he’s been through, I hope Brown does have dazzling game even though it really shouldn’t be a judge of what he’s capable of.
  • While the Leafs have already clinched their playoff spot and home ice advantage and division lead, they do have a small chance of capturing the president’s trophy and knowing that team, they will probably try to play hard for it. Let’s spoil one more thing this season.
  • You can catch the game tonight at 8:00PM on Sportsnet or listen live on TSN1200/

Player Stats

Game 56OttawaSenatorsTorontoMaple Leafs
GoalsConnor Brown20Auston Matthews40
AssistsThomas Chabot25Mitch Marner47
PointsBrady Tkachuk35Mitch Marner67
ShotsBrady Tkachuk214Auston Matthews214
Time on Ice/GPThomas Chabot26:17Morgan Rielly23:41

Team Stats

Game 56OttawaSenatorsTorontoMaple Leafs
Goals Against/GP3.3828th2.597th
Shots Against/GP32.127th27.95th
Powerplay %15.926th20.316th
Penalty Kill %78.921st77.724th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA)48.521st50.9211th
xGF % (5v5 SVA)50.1822nd55.282nd

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