Preview: Panthers @ Maple Leafs, 4/3/16

Game #79
 Florida Panthers (44-24-9 / 97 PTS) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (28-39-11 / 67 PTS)
Monday, April 4th, 2016 – 7:30PM EST
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON, CA

Between the Lines

The Panthers will face the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final time this season on Monday in the first game of a back-to-back. Florida is coming off a 4-3 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night, a game which ended in dramatic fashion. For more on that game, you can read about it here, but essentially, the Panthers came back from a 3-0 deficit thanks to goals from Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Jaromir Jagr. With the Bruins losing to the Blackhawks on Sunday, the Panthers officially clinched a playoff spot for the 5th time in franchise history.

The Leafs are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night which saw Colin Greening and rookie William Nylander score in front of Garrett Sparks who made 23 saves on 26 shots.

The two teams last met less than a week ago on March 29th when Nazem Kadri recorded a hat-trick with Jonathan Huberdeau and Greg McKegg scoring the lone Panther goals in the 5-2 loss.

Projected Line Combinations

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11 Huberdeau – 16 Barkov – 68 Jagr L1 28 Boyes – 43 Kadri – 40 Grabner
36 Jokinen – 27 Bjugstad – 18 Smith L2 38 Greening – 39 Nylander – 15 Parenteau
26 Purcell – 23 Grimaldi – 24 Hudler L3 46 Lindberg – 42 Bozak– 37 Kapanen
42 Howden – 27 MacKenzie – 22 Thornton L4 23 Laich – 54 Gauthier – 56 Froese
51 Campbell – 5 Ekblad D1 52 Marincin – 44 Reilly
Kulikov – 3 Kampfer D2 51 Gardiner – 20 Corrado
46 Kindl – 44 Gudbranson D3 48 Campbell – 29 Brennan
35 Montoya – 1 Luongo G 45 Bernier – 31 Sparks
Wilson, McKegg, Petrovic X Loov, Hunwick, Soshnikov, Komarov, Holland
Mitchell, Bolland INJ Lupul, van Riemsdyk, Robidas, Horton, Michalek

Top 5 Scorers

Florida Panthers

Player Goals Assists Points
1. Jaromir Jagr 26 36 62
2. Jussi Jokinen 17 41 58
3. Jonathan Huberdeau 19 37 56
4. Aleksander Barkov 26 29 55
5. Vincent Trocheck 25 28 53

Toronto Maple Leafs

Player Goals Assists Points
1. Nazem Kadri 17 28 45
2. P.A. Parenteau 19 19 38
3. Leo Komarov 19 17 36
4. Tyler Bozak 12 22 34
5. Morgan Reilly 8 26 34

Expected Starting Goaltenders

Florida Panthers

Name Record Save % GAA
Al Montoya 11-6-3 .923 2.09

Toronto Maple Leafs

Name Record Save % GAA
Jonathan Bernier 11-20-3 .907 2.84
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