Maple Leafs confirm lineup change for Game 5

It's do or die for the Leafs tomorrow night.

Michael W.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have no choice but to win three consecutive games against the Boston Bruins, or they'll be confronted with the embarrassing reality of once again falling short in the postseason. 

Right now, it's uncertain whether star forward Auston Matthews will be able to take the ice for Toronto. He left Game 4 due to reportedly still experiencing effects of an illness. Additionally, no official word has been given from head coach Sheldon Keefe on which goaltender will between the pipes, though signs point to Joseph Woll getting the start.

But in the meantime, one lineup change that has been confirmed for the Leafs is that defenseman Timothy Liljegren will be back on the line line; he'll replace T.J. Brodie. 

The defensive pairings that hit the ice earlier today in Leafs practice, according to beat writer Jonas Siegel: 

Rielly — Lyubushkin
Benoit — McCabe
Edmundson — Liljegren

Liljegren skated in the first three games of the series, averaging 19:09 of ice time while registering zero points along with a -2 rating. Meanwhile, Brodie skated in 17:10 of ice time in Game 4, also with a -2 rating. 

Tomorrow's Game 5 will start from TD Garden at 7:00 PM EST. Can the Leafs stave off elimination, or will it be yet another frustratingly early summer? 

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