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Game Preview #61 - Leaf Sweep

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The Jackets look to make up some ground in the Wild Card as they have a chance for a season sweep against Toronto.

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Spo

Columbus Blue Jackets at Toronto Maple Leafs

March 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Ontario
Radio - WBNS 97.1 FM -- TV - Fox Sports Ohio
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Hi Folks. Sorry this is late. And that the intro is basically shit. I've been stuck in my bed most of the day feeling like I got run over by Jan Hejda trying to chase down an empty-net goal. Not good times.

It's been awhile since we've seen the Leafs, but suffice it to say that the last time the Jackets went to Toronto, they exceeded any and all expectations.

Let's do that again, please.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
(30-25-5, 65 Points; 5th division, 10th conference)

Boone Jenner Ryan Johansen Nathan Horton
Nick Foligno Artem Anisimov Marian Gaborik
R.J. Umberger Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert Derek MacKenzie Mark Letestu
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray James Wisniewski
Nikita Nikitin Dalton Prout
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Toronto Maple Leafs
(32-22-8, 72 Points; 4th division, 5th conference)

James van Riemsdyk Tyler Bozak Phil Kessel
Joffrey Lupul Nazem Kadri David Clarkson
Mason Raymond Nikolai Kulemin Troy Bodie
Frazer McLaren Jay McClement Trevor Smith
Carl Gunnarsson Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner Cody Franson
Tim Gleason Morgan Rielly
Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

Season Series

10/25/13 - Toronto 2 at Columbus 5
11/25/13 - Columbus 6 at Toronto 0
03/03/14 - Columbus at Toronto

Head to Head Stats

Toronto Columbus
2.84 (9) GPG 2.90 (7)
3.02 (26) GAPG 2.80 (19)
21.4% (4) PP% 19.4% (14)
77.5% (28) PK% 81.9% (15)
Phil Kessel, 33 G leader Ryan Johansen, 24
Phil Kessel, 36 A leader James Wisniewski, 31
Phil Kessel, 69 Pts leader Ryan Johansen, 47
Colton Orr, 96 PIM leader Brandon Dubinsky, 86
21-10-1 Home/Road 13-14-3
3/1 @ Montreal, L 4-3 (OT) Last Game 3/1 vs. Florida, W 6-3
5-2-3 Last 10 4-5-1