The Toronto Maple Leafs announced their 2009-10 preseason schedule Monday, which features five games at Air Canada Centre and four on the road including a game, for the first time, at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Maple Leafs will host the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres at Air Canada Centre.
Toronto’s first preseason game on Wednesday, September 16 against Boston at Air Canada Centre will be the Coca-Cola Zero Fans First Game. For the second consecutive season, the Maple Leafs added a free game to their preseason schedule as a way of recognizing the outstanding support of their fans.
The Maple Leafs will play their nine-game preseason schedule over 12 days, which includes two games against the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins and a home-and-home series against the Stanley Cup finalist Detroit Red Wings. The Maple Leafs’ preseason schedule concludes with a home game on Sunday, September 27 versus the Buffalo Sabres. The Leafs open the regular season October 1 at home against the Canadiens.
All nine preseason and 82 regular season games will be carried live on AM 640 Toronto Radio.