Here are the projected lines for Sunday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Both teams held optional skates after playing on Saturday. The Sens beat the Rangers 5-4 in a shootout, while the Leafs held off the Penguins 4-3.
After being called up from Binghamton on Saturday to replace an injured Alex Auld, Robin Lehner will be getting his first NHL start this season, with Craig Anderson serving as backup. According to coach Paul MacLean, he decided to put Lehner in due to the Sens' heavy schedule, which features 4 games in the next 6 days.
There was no update on Daniel Alfredsson after receiving a hit to the head in Saturday’s game against the Rangers. He is still being evaluated.
Nikita Filatov was called up from Binghamton late Saturday night, but will not be playing against the Leafs.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres