MAPLE LEAFS (33-23-15) at BLUE JACKETS (47-18-6)
7 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, FS-O, NHL.TV
Maple Leafs team scope
The Toronto Maple Leafs are one point behind the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division and three points ahead of the New York Islanders for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Maple Leafs are 5-1-1 in their past seven games after a 4-2 win against the Bruins on Monday and will continue to rely on their rookies to contribute even with the pressure mounting. "They know the importance of the games and have been a big part of everything this year," defenseman Morgan Rielly said. "Nothing's changed. They're still playing great hockey. As a group, we have to be ready for the next 11 games." Center William Nylander has eight points (two goals, six assists) in an NHL career-high eight-game point streak but doesn't receive as much attention as fellow rookies Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner. "He's had a great season as well," Matthews said. "He's so skilled with the puck, can skate so well and see the ice. When [Nylander] and I are put together, it's fun playing with him."
Blue Jackets team scope
The Columbus Blue Jackets have won four straight and are two points behind the Washington Capitals (102 points), and one back of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks, for the top spot in the League standings. Goalie Joonas Korpisalo will start. He made 20 saves in a 3-2 overtime win at the New York Islanders on Saturday and is 6-3-0 with a 2.72 goals-against average. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves in a 4-1 win at the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Left wing Scott Hartnell will be a healthy scratch and be replaced by rookie Lukas Sedlak, who moves from center, on the fourth line, coach John Tortorella said. Tortorella said he has altered the lines because of the emergence of right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand, who has 10 points (six goals, four assists) since his recall from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on Feb. 13. "I'm not giving guys rest," Tortorella said. "Scottie Hartnell wants to play. I need to look at different lineups. It stems from Bjorkstrand coming onto the scene. It changes some different things we can do with our forward lines."
Maple Leafs projected lineup
James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Mitchell Marner
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Leo Komarov -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown
Matt Martin -- Brian Boyle -- Eric Fehr
Morgan Rielly -- Roman Polak
Jake Gardiner -- Connor Carrick
Matt Hunwick -- Nikita Zaitsev
Scratched: Martin Marincin, Alexey Marchenko, Josh Leivo, Ben Smith, Nikita Soshnikov
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Nick Foligno -- Alexander Wennberg -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Brandon Saad -- Sam Gagner -- Cam Atkinson
Boone Jenner -- Brandon Dubinsky -- Josh Anderson
Lukas Sedlak -- William Karlsson -- Matt Calvert
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Jack Johnson -- David Savard
Kyle Quincey -- Markus Nutivaara
Scratched: Lauri Korpikoski, Scott Harrington, Scott Hartnell
Injured: Ryan Murray (hand)
Fehr goes in for Soshnikov, who was a little banged up after the game Monday, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. … Nutivaara replaces Harrington, and Wennberg returns after missing one game because of a sore neck.
Bozak has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past nine games. … Van Riemsdyk had two assists vs. the Bruins. … Jenner scored twice against the Devils. … Gagner has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his past nine games. … Werenski has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past six games. … Bobrovsky is 7-0-0 with a 1.14 goals-against average, .963 save percentage and three shutouts in March.