The Maple Leafs are visiting Madison Square Garden for the first time since Febraury 5th, 2020 to take on the New York Rangers.
In their last 10 games, the Rangers are 6-3-1 and sit first in the Metropolitan Division. Adam Fox, who’s averaging a point-per-game is going to be the biggest difference maker for New York. He’s likely going to match up against Auston Matthews’ line during the game.
Artemi Panarin has the highest point total among forwards with 38 points (10G, 28A) in 34 games. Right behind him is Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad, who both have 35 points in 39 games and make up two-thirds of the Rangers’ second line.
Another challenge for Toronto will be New York’s penalty-kill, which is third in the league at 85.6%. (You can’t forget about Igor Shesterkin, who’s playing incredible for the Rangers.) The Maple Leafs’ power play is second in the NHL, which will make tonight’s game an exciting special teams bout.
Maple Leafs lines vs. the Rangers
Nick Ritchie skated this morning in New York, but won’t be available for the game. Also not playing tonight is Jake Muzzin, who suffered a concussion vs. St. Louis while on their road trip. Coming in for Muzzin will be Alex Biega.
Keefe says no lineup changes tonight othe …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation