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Leafs vs. Flyers Primer

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs are back in action tonight playing the first of two straight against Philadelphia. This will be the Leafs second consecutive home game before they are on the road Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Toronto is coming off a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in their preseason opener. Tyler Bozak had three points including two third period goals to lead the Leafs to victory. Rookie defeceman Jake Gardiner turned heads with a two point night in 16:06 of ice-time.

Where to watch:

TV: Leafs TV has the pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. with puck drop at 7 p.m.
Radio: Talk Radio AM640
Online: The online FREEVIEW is extended for tonight's Leafs vs. Flyers game.

Here is the Leafs lineup for tonight’s game and the expected combinations

Goaltender: James Reimer, Mark Owuya

Defence: Jeff Finger- Luke Schenn; Simon Gysbers - Jesse Blacker; Cody Franson - Mike Komisarek. Dion Phaneuf is the extra defenceman who took part in the morning skate.

Joffrey Lupul -Tim Connolly - Phil Kessel;
Marcel Mueller - Joe Colborne - Clarke MacArthur;
Luca Caputi - Darryl Boyce - Nazem Kadri;
Greg Scott - Mike Zigomanis - Colton Orr

Jay Rosehill was the extra forward that skated this morning.

Here are the players that the Flyers will be bringing to Toronto tonight.

Goaltender: Sergey Bobrovsky, Michael Leighton

Defence: Oskar Bartulis, Matt Carle, Erik Gustaffsson, Blake Kessel, Olivier Lauridsen, Andreas Lilja, Matt Walker

Forwards: Sean Couturier, Ben Holmstron, Adam Mair, Michael Nylander, Matt Read, James van Riemsdyk, Zac Rinaldo, Brayden Schenn, Tom Sestito, Wayne Simmonds, Mike Testwuide, Eric Wellwood, Harry Zolnierczyk

Philadelphia also has one extra defenceman and one extra forward to get down to the required 20 that can dress for a game.

Don’t forget to check back later today for more from the morning skate including a preview from Mike Ulmer and video from Ron Wilson and a few of the players.
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