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Sparks could face Hellebuyck in Maple Leafs vs. Jets

Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 7:31 PM

Patrick Williams - Correspondent

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Sparks could face Hellebuyck in Maple Leafs vs. Jets
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

MAPLE LEAFS (8-11-5) at JETS (11-12-2)


Season series: Alexander Burmistrov scored with 2:05 left in the third period to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 at Air Canada Centre on Nov. 4. Winnipeg defenseman Toby Enstrom had two assists, and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves.

Maple Leafs team scope: Goaltender Garret Sparks is expected to make his second NHL start after shutting out the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 in his debut Monday. Forward Joffrey Lupul went on injured reserve with a lower-body injury retroactive to Nov. 28. To replace Lupul, forward Richard Clune was recalled from Toronto of the American Hockey League; Clune has played two NHL games this season. Goaltender James Reimer (lower body) remains out. Forward Leo Komarov has a three-game goal streak. Forward James van Riemsdyk (five assists) and defenseman Dion Phaneuf each have a three-game point streak (four assists). Toronto plays the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Jets team scope: Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is a possibility to start. He won his NHL debut 3-1 against the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 27. If not, it would be Michael Hutchinson, who has allowed three or more goals in each of his past five starts. Defenseman Ben Chiarot, who has been a healthy scratch the past seven games, was paired with Dustin Byfuglien in practice Tuesday, according to the Jets website. "[It is] an opportunity if [Chiarot] goes back in," coach Paul Maurice said. "His play wasn't where we hoped it would be, and that is the reason he came out." Chiarot would replace Adam Pardy.

Team Stats

2015-2016 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Dec 02 '15 7:30 PM ET at Jets
Nov 04 '15 WPG 4 at TOR 2 A. Burmistrov
J. van Riemsdyk247916-3430
D. Phaneuf2421315+42800
L. Komarov2410414+01021
T. Bozak2041014-1610
M. Rielly2431013-7410
J. Lupul238311-2612
P. Parenteau246410-41441
P. Holland19459-2220
N. Kadri24369-42210
S. Matthias23257-1401
D. Winnik21257+4200
B. Boyes19167-6600
J. Gardiner21246+0601
R. Polak22033+11000
B. Froese18033-4800
M. Grabner22022+1400
N. Spaling18022-31000
M. Hunwick24011-61400
S. Harrington15011+0400
M. Marincin14000-3400
M. Arcobello7000+0000
R. Clune2000-1500
J. Reimer157-3-4314682.07.934
G. Sparks11-0-00240.001.000
J. Bernier90-8-1272423.28.888
B. Wheeler2591625-3822
B. Little2591120-4211
M. Perreault2531417-21630
A. Ladd2561016-41721
D. Byfuglien257815+64412
M. Scheifele258513+4610
D. Stafford257411-11813
N. Ehlers255611+3610
T. Enstrom25178+92200
A. Burmistrov25257-31401
T. Myers25257-62800
A. Lowry25077-91800
C. Thorburn25325+23101
J. Trouba25235-23700
A. Copp21123+2200
M. Stuart25112-32400
A. Peluso14022+22700
B. Chiarot13022-21600
N. Petan14101-2600
A. Pardy10011-1600
P. Postma2000-2000
P. Cormier1000+0000
O. Pavelec155-6-1384052.82.906
M. Hutchinson135-6-1323223.09.901
C. Hellebuyck11-0-01151.00.933