Maple Leafs Pregame #51: 5 things to watch for against Dallas

The win was so nice let’s do it twice.
The Leafs looked pretty good in Nashville. This was helped by Nashville looking absolutely terrible, but damned if that’s going to stop me from being optimistic about what the Leafs will do to the Stars tonight.
Crushing a bit of that optimism is the fact that the Stars are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games, although they only have a 9-9-0 record against the Eastern Conference, so maybe they’ve just been beating up on the lifeless Pacific Division this year.
Either way, it’s another important game (they pretty much all will be from here on out) and we can hope the Leafs will take advantage of being still relatively rested and looking to build a win streak.
Lineups

LW
C
RW
Forwards
ZACH HYMAN
Rating: 74.6#30 LW

AUSTON MATTHEWS
Rating: 82.9#3 C

MITCH MARNER
Rating: 78.3#8 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 78.61#5 FL1

ALEXANDER KERFOOT
Rating: 71.8#83 LW

JOHN TAVARES
Rating: 78.9#12 C

WILLIAM NYLANDER
Rating: 76.6#13 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.76#6 FL2

ANDREAS JOHNSSON
Rating: 72.1#72 LW

PIERRE ENGVALL
Rating: 73.2#68 C

KASPERI KAPANEN
Rating: 72.0#67 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.46#7 FL3

TREVOR MOORE
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation