MAPLE LEAFS (25-32-5) at CAPITALS (33-20-10)
TV: TVA, CITY, CSN-DC
Season series: The Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals have split two games, with each team winning 6-2 at Air Canada Centre. Toronto center Tyler Bozak and Washington forwards Eric Fehr and Marcus Johansson each has two goals.
Maple Leafs team scope: After putting together back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-December earlier in the week, Toronto was shut out at the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. The Maple Leafs are all but certain to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the ninth time in 10 seasons after going 6-23-2 in their past 31 games, leading to rampant speculation general manager Dave Nonis will be looking to remake the roster at the NHL Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET on Monday). "I think the guys are a little sick of hearing about of what might happen," goaltender Jonathan Bernier said after a 4-0 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal. "But as professionals we can't worry about that. We have to do our jobs on the ice and not worry about what's happening off the ice." Center Zack Sill, acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade for center Daniel Winnik on Wednesday, led the Maple Leafs with five hits against the Canadiens.
Capitals team scope: Defenseman Tim Gleason will make his debut with Washington, which has lost three in a row. The Capitals acquired Gleason, 32, in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday for defenseman Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. "I'm pretty excited, obviously," Gleason said. "It's a playoff team … so this is real exciting to be in the race. I'm really looking forward to moving along here." Gleason, who played 39 games with the Maple Leafs last season, had seven points (one goal) and was minus-18 in 55 games with Carolina. He faced the Capitals on Friday in the Hurricanes' 3-0 win in Raleigh. Washington is 8-1-1 in its past 10 games against Toronto at Verizon Center. Defenseman John Carlson has five points (three goals) in his past six games.
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