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Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner is out tonight against the Washington Capitals with back spasms and will miss his second straight game, reports TSN’s Mark Masters

He was on the ice for the team’s skate Wednesday morning alongside Nikita Zaitsev. Martin Marincin is in the lineup in place of Gardiner. 

Forward Andreas Johnsson was also on the ice but has been ruled out of Wednesday’s matchup with a concussion.

In his place, the team recalled forward Trevor Moore from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

The 23-year-old Moore has one goal and two assists in six games so far this season with the big club. He's added 19 goals and eight assists in 32 AHL contests. 


Here were the lines at morning skate:










Marincin Holl


Andersen starts



Ottawa Senators

The Senators have assigned forward Rudolfs Balcers and defenceman Christian Wolanin to the AHL's Belleville Senators, the team announced Wednesday.

Balcers has two points in eight games with the Sens, while Wolanin has three goals and two assists in 12 NHL games this season.


Calgary Flames

The Flames have assigned forward Andrew Mangiapane and defenceman Juuso Valimaki to the AHL's Stockton Heat.

Mangiapane has one assist in 13 games this season with Calgary, while Valimaki has one goal and one assist in 22 games.   \


New York Islanders

The Flames have assigned forward Michael Dal Colle and defenceman Devon Toews to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Dal Colle has one goal and one assist in 12 games this season with New York, while Toews has three goals and two assists in 15 games.


Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes announced that defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will have tests performed on his knee on Thursday and will not play tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. He was injured when he collided into the boards during the second period of the Coyotes 3-2 victory over the Senators on Tuesday. 


NHL Game Notes

Leafs Avoiding A 3 Game Losing Streak in 18-19

8th Time This Season Leafs Winless in 2 Straight

Game 3 Result

Rec      7-0-0

GF/G   5

GA/G  1

PP        1/13

PK       20/23

(3 shutouts)


Leafs Last 10GP

Rec      3-7-0

GF/G   2.4

GA/G  3.2

PP        1/18

PK       23/26

(Marner-6G, Tavares-4G, Rest of team-14G)


No Forward Progress

Nylander         0G, Last 8GP (1G in 20GP)

Matthews        1G, Last 13GP

Kadri               1G, Last 13GP

Marleau           1G, Last 12GP

Kapanen          1G, Last 11GP



Most Hat-Tricks vs Different Teams

Brett Hull                    20

Mario Lemieux            19

Mike Bossy                 19

Wayne Gretzky           18

Teemu Selanne            16

Bernie Nicholls           16

(Ovechkin-15 with first hat-trick vs SJ, last night)

(Ovechkin 2 career hat-tricks vs Leafs)


35G Before 50GP in a Season

Mike Bossy                 8x

Mario Lemieux            8x

Wayne Gretzky           7x

Ovechkin                    5x

Bobby Hull                 5x

Guy Lafleur                5x


Capitals (60P) at Leafs (60P) - 730PM (Jan 23)

TOR 1-0-0 vs WSH in 18-19, 4-2 win in WSH. WSH 2 straight wins in TOR

TOR: (29-17-2)

3-7-0 last 10GP, 2.4GF/G, PP 1/18

Marner (4G, 2A) last 6GP

WSH: (27-16-6)

0-4-2 last 6GP, 30GA, PK 15/20

Ovechkin (20G, 9A) 22 career GP in TOR (2 hat-tricks)

Coyotes (50P) at Canadiens (59P) - 730PM (Jan 23)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

MTL 1-0-0 vs ARZ in 18-19, 2-1 win in ARZ. ARZ won 3 of past 4GP in MTL

MTL: (27-18-5)

2-3-0 last 5GP at home, 11GA, PK 15/15

Domi (2G, 3A) 4 game PT streak

ARZ: (23-22-4)

3-0-1 last 4GP, 15GF, PP 2/13

Stepan (2G, 2A) last 3GP

Wild (53P) at Avalanche (52P) - 930PM (Jan 23)

Teams have split 2GP in 18-19, COL 1-0-0 at home. COL 3 straight wins at home vs MIN, outscoring them 18-4

COL: (22-19-8)

2-5-0 last 7GP, 28GA, PK 16/21

Rantanen (3G, 2A) last 4GP

MIN: (25-21-3)

Won 2 straight, 3GA, PK 7/9

Parise (1G, 1A) last 2GP

Predators (62P) at Knights (62P) - 10PM (Jan 23)

NSH 1-0-0 vs VGS in 18-19, 4-1 win at home. VGS 1-0-0 at home vs NSH in 17-18, 3-0 win.

VGS: (29-18-4)

2-3-0 last 5GP, 17GA, PK 10/12

Tuch (4G, 9A) last 12GP

NSH: (29-18-4)

2-3-1 last 6GP, 22GA, PK 13/19

Johansen (6A) last 5GP

Blues (47P) at Ducks (51P) - 10PM (Jan 23)

ANA 1-0-0 vs STL in 18-19, 3-2 win in STL. ANA 11-1-1 last 13GP at home vs STL

ANA: (21-20-9)

0-3-3 last 6GP at home, 12GF, PP 2/17

Getzlaf (0P) last 3GP, 4 shots on net

STL: (21-22-5)

1-2-1 last 4GP, 13GA, PK 9/11

O'Reilly (2G, 5A) 5 game PT streak

Hurricanes (52P) at Canucks (52P) - 1030PM (Jan 23)

CAR 1-0-0 vs VAN in 18-19, 5-3 win at home. VAN 10 straight home wins vs CAR. CAR last win in VAN, Oct 15/99

VAN: (23-21-6)

3-0-1 last 4GP, 14GF, PP 1/9

Pettersson (4G, 1A) last 3GP

CAR: (23-20-6)

1-2-1 last 4GP, 17GA, PK 8/12

Aho (1G, 3A) last 2GP