The Leafs are in Minnesota for the first half of a back-to-back taking on the Wild.
Toronto has been lights out in their last 17 games, going 15-2 in that stretch. They’ve also won their last five games. This could be number six tonight.
Auston Matthews is coming off a hat-trick performance against the Colorado Avalanche. The Leafs pulled off an 8-3 win over one of the league’s best team on Wednesday night.
Toronto comes into Minnesota against a Wild team that leads the Central Division with 33 points, and is only two behind the Calgary Flames for first in the Western Conference. Similar to the Leafs, the Wild are also on a five-game winning streak of their own (11-6 in their last 17 games).
Someone is going to lose the streak tonight.
In terms of players to watch out for on the Wild, the obvious one is Kirill Kaprizov. The 24-year-old leads Minnesota in scoring with 28 points (9G, 19A) in 23 games this season.
Ryan Hartman is another player to watch out for on the Wild. He leads Minnesota with 13 goals to start the season, 12 of which have come at even strength.
Cam Talbot is expected to get the start for …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation