Maple Leafs lose more feistiness with Leo Komarov's Game 3 absence

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

The Toronto Maple Leafs will need a big Game 3 to give themselves a shot at getting back into their opening round series with the Boston Bruins. He's been out since March 31 with the injury.

Nash skated in his usual spot at center on the third line between left wing Danton Heinen and right wing David Backes. Moore sat out the first two games of the series as a healthy scratch. The head coach added that he's not ruling Grzelcyk out, but the defenseman is "doubtful" with a lower-body injury.

It was a monumental performance for the 21-year-old, who becomes the youngest player in National Hockey League history to record six points in a playoff game, surpassing Wayne Gretzky's record by four months.

Plekanec, who has registered just two assists in 19 games (including playoffs) with the Leafs, will line up between Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau on Toronto's top checking line.

With Komarov out, Toronto is without much of its grit following fellow forward Nazem Kadri's three-game suspension for his hit against Tommy Wingels in the series opener.

Puck drop for Game 3 is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. You can listen to the game live on 98.5 the Sports Hub, starting with pregame coverage at 6:30.