Maple Leafs make 3 lineup changes for Game 6.
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Maple Leafs make 3 lineup changes for Game 6.

The Maple Leafs are pulling out all the stops in an effort to put the Lightning away on Saturday night.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have a chance to break the curse and advance beyond the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday night, but to do so they will have to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning on their home ice at Amalie Arena.

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe is pulling out all the stops for tonight's Game 6 with 3 changes to his lineup, although there is reason to suspect that some of these changes may have come as the result of the Maple Leafs battling some injuries.

Coming into the lineup tonight will be Michael Bunting, Timothy Liljegren and Erik Gustafsson, and with an opportunity for those 3 we will see Justin Holl, Sam Lafferty and Zach Aston-Reese forced to step aside to make room.

That leaves the Maple Leafs with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen for Game 6.