Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars – Game #51 Preview, Projected Lines & TV Info

Puck Drop: 8:30 p.m. EST|Arena: American Airline Company Centre|TELEVISION:TSN4|Radio:TSN 1050

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Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock on whether it will be a “chess match” versus veteran buddy and associate Mike Babcock:

I don’t take a look at it that method. We’ve known each other so well. We’ve understood each other for Thirty Years. We have a great deal of the very same terms and approaches. I more look at the method their team plays. I like the way their team plays. I like the dynamic they have in their group. They utilize their speed to close down on individuals considerably, which is exactly what you need to do in today’s NHL. They do not just utilize their speed with the puck; they utilize it without the puck. That’s difficult to play against.That’s the difficulty for us. We’re constructed a little different. It’ll be interesting to see at the end of the night which group manages which.Curtis McElhinney on returning in between the pipes for the very first time since prior to Christmas: Simply a great deal of excitement on my end. It is among those things. It’s been difficult sitting around. The little injury blip developed some time off. It’ll be an enjoyable one [tonight] It’s simply a matter of how rapidly you can reacclimatize to the video game and get a feel for it

immediately. That’ll be the key for me.Everything feels fantastic. It’s just been difficult to get in there with the way the schedule has actually

played out. Freddy has actually been doing a significant task. This will be a great opportunity for myself.McElhinney on the obstacle against Dallas in a back-to-back situation on the roadway: It’ll be a hard game.

Dallas has got a high offense. The very first 10 minutes will be essential. It will be one

of those things where we will just want to act and get settled in as rapidly as we can.I recognize with their group and what they bring to the table. Terrific hockey club and a big challenge.Nazem Kadri on breaking his goal-scoring slump vs. Chicago: It’s great. Like I stated, you have actually simply got to stay client. Getting disappointed is not going to

do much for you. When you’re having fun with terrific players, you’re getting good looks each and every single game. I’m not the type of player be totally useless out there when I’m not scoring. I can contribute in other methods. I seem like my all-around video game has actually been there. Ideally this generates a spark.Matchup Statisticses TOR DAL Tape-record 27-18-4 28-17-4 GF/g 3.08(7th) 3.08(8th)GA/g 2.88( 18th )2.61 (Sixth )PP %20.6%(10th) 20.7% (8th)PK%82.9% (8th) 81.7% (15th )Shots/g 31.4(20th) 31.6 (16th)Shots Against/g 33.7( 28th )29.5(3rd) 5v5 CF%

49.8%(17th)52.0%(8th)5v5 SV%.928(

11th).926(15th) 5v5 SH% 8.7%(Sixth)8.6

%(8th)Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup * We have actually included objective, assist, and point overalls for each player listed below the lines. Overall objectives per line are suggested, too, as well as conserve portion for goalies.Forwards Hyman– Matthews– Nylander

( 50-8-17-25) –(41-21-15-36)– (49-10-24-34) Overall: 39 Marleau– Kadri– Marner (50-16-9-25

) –(48-15-11-26)– (50-7-26-33

) Total: 38 Van Riemsdyk– Bozak– Brown (49-19-11-30)–(48-8-17-25)–(50-12-6-18)Total: 39 Komarov– Moore– Kapanen (49-4-10-14)–(32-4-5-9)–(

7-2-0-2 )Total: 10 Defencemen Gardiner– Hainsey(50-3-22-25)–(50-3-15-18)Total: 6 Dermott– Carrick(7-0-1-1)– (30-3-3-6)Total: 3 Borgman– Polak(46-3-8-11 )–(31-2-4-6)Total: 5 Goaltenders McElhinney (.916 sv%)Andersen(.920 sv%)Scratched: Martin, Leivo Injured:

Soshnikov, Zaitsev, Rielly Dallas Stars Projected Lineup Forwards Benn– Seguin– Radulov(49-20-27-47)–( 49-22-20-42)–(49-20-27-47 )Total: 62 Roussel– Faksa– Pitlick (43-5-9-14)–(48-12-11-23 ) –(47-9-8-17)Total: 26 Janmark– Spezza– Elie (48-13-14-27)– (48-7-14-21)– (41-5-5-10) Total: 25
Ritchie– Dickinson– Coast (40-4-4-8)– (8-0-0-0)– (49-6-15-21 )Overall: 10 Defencemen

Lindell– Klingberg (49-5-16-21)– (49-6-42-48) Overall: 11 Hamhuis– Pateryn (47-1-14-15)– (40-1-4-5)Overall: 2 Heatherington
— Johns (3-0-0-0)– (46-5-5-10)Total: 5 Goaltenders

Bishop (.918 sv%)
Lehtonen (.914 sv%)

Injured: Methot, Hanzal


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