Maple Leafs Pre-Game #15: 5 Things to Watch For in the City of Brotherly Love

Fresh off their first lengthy break of 2019-20, the Maple Leafs are heading to Philadelphia tonight to take on a Flyers team that is, well, not very good. On paper, at least, this should be a terrific opportunity — a chance to forget the struggles of the past and forge a new, dominant path ahead.
Before the puck drops, here is who the Leafs will be going with, per DailyFaceoff.
Forwards: 

Defence: 

Andersen is expected to start.
1) JVR is Scoring
You know it. I know it. Your mom knows it. This is just how these things go.
Look, if Par Lindholm can exit the shadow realm, sign with the Bruins, and proceed to score the dagger goal against the Leafs on TD Garden ice, then James van Riemsdyk is ready to hit us all with the four like…uh, who was it, again?
2) Let’s See if Back-to-Backs Hit Other Teams as Hard as They Hit the Leafs
The Philadelphia Flyers are not a very good hockey team. In fact, they happen to be on the second half of a back-to-back tonight, went all the way to a shootout the night before, and are now facing a Leafs team that hasn’ …

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Author: Mike Stephens / The Leafs Nation

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