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Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Game Thread: Start of the Homestand

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Will the Maple Leafs break out of their scoring funk? We hope note.

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If you haven't heard, the Predators are the best team in the NHL right now. Again. Here's hoping the Carolina Hurricanes can take care of business against the Anaheim Ducks tonight, to give Nashville a bit of breathing room.

Projected line combinations via NHL.com:

Toronto Maple Leafs

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel

Daniel Winnik - Nazem Kadri - Joffrey Lupul

Leo Komarov - Peter Holland - David Clarkson

David Booth - Mike Santorelli - Richard Panik

Morgan Rielly - Cody Franson

Korbinian Holzer - Stephane Robidas

Jake Gardiner - Roman Polak

Jonathan Bernier

James Reimer

Scratched: Josh Leivo, Trevor Smith, Petter Granberg

Injured: Dion Phaneuf (hand)

Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith

Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - James Neal

Matt Cullen - Calle Jarnkrok - Gabriel Bourque

Eric Nystrom - Paul Gaustad - Taylor Beck

Roman Josi - Shea Weber

Victor Bartley - Seth Jones

Mattias Ekholm - Anton Volchenkov

Carter Hutton

Marek Mazanec

Scratched: Olli Jokinen

Injured: Ryan Ellis (lower body), Pekka Rinne (sprained knee)