The Montreal Canadiens and the toronto Maple Leafs are set to face off in Game 7 of their first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and regardless of the outcome of tonight's game there will be seismic reverberations for both teams following the game.
In spite of everything being on the line tonight it appears as though both head coaches will be going with basically the same lineup tonight that they fielded in Game 6 of the series, with one obvious exception on the part of the Maple Leafs. The Leafs announced on Monday that they would be without the services of veteran defenseman Jake Muzzin for at least the next 3 weeks after suffering an injury in Game 6, which of course means that he will not be available for the Leafs tonight.
Stepping in for Muzzin will be defenseman Rasmus Sandin who was previously criticized by Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe for his play earlier in this series, but outside of that the lineups will remain the same.
Assuming that Sandin is a direct 1 for 1 replacement of Muzzin and will take his spot alongside Justin Holl here is what Toronto's lineup should look like tonight:
Habs will be keeping things the same tonight: