Here’s all the information you need to watch Thursday’s matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild online.
Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild are off to strong starts to their season. On Thursday, the Leafs will travel to the state of hockey to take on the Wild at Xcel Energy Center beginning at 8:00 PM EST. The game will feature two of the best coaches in the league, pitting Toronto’s Mike Babcock against Minnesota’s Bruce Boudreau.
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Toronto will enter the game with a 1-0-2 record, good for four points. The Leafs currently find themselves tied for fifth in a very competitive Atlantic Division. Their last game was on Wednesday, a 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Rookie Auston Matthews’ four goals and five points are both team highs. William Nylander and Morgan Rielly lead the team in assists with three. Goaltender Frederik Andersen has struggled so far, allowing 3.61 goals per game while saving just 87.6 of the shots he has faced.
On the other side of the ice, the Wild are off to a 2-1-0 start. That’s good for four points. Minnesota is currently tied for second in the Central Division. They have a two game winning streak after beating the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Tuesday. Defenseman Ryan Suter leads the well-balanced Wild attack with three assists and four points. Charlie Coyle’s two goals lead the Wild.