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October 20 Maple Leafs vs. Bruins: Lineups and Notes

TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 15:  Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his 1st goal with teammate Joffrey Lupul #19 in a game against the Calgary Flames on October 15, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Flames 3-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Lukas HardonkContributor IOctober 20, 2011

Tonight will be an evening of firsts for the Maple Leafs; they will play their first road game of the season, as well as their first back-to-back.

The team rolls into Boston to take on the Bruins at 7 P.M. EST. The game can been seen on TSN, or you can listen to it on Toronto radio station AM640. You can also follow me on Twitter to receive live game updates.

Projected Leafs lines

Record: 4-0-1

Forwards

Joffrey Lupul—Tyler Bozak—Phil Kessel
Matt Frattin—Mikhail Grabovski—Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur—Matthew Lombardi—Mike Brown
Dave Steckel—Philippe Dupuis—Colton Orr

Defence

Carl Gunnarsson—Dion Phaneuf
John-Michael Liles—Luke Schenn
Jake Gardiner—Mike Komisarek

Goalies

Jonas Gustavsson
James Reimer

Notes: Colby Armstrong is out with a lower-body injury, meaning Kadri got the call...Gustavsson makes his first start of the season...Gardiner remains in the lineup after having a solid night on Wednesday...MacArthur drops to the third line, giving Frattin a promotion...Lupul-Bozak-Kessel can officially be called the Leafs' top line.

Projected Bruins lines (via Ken Beckett)

Record: 2-4-0

Forwards

Brad Marchand—Patrice Bergeron—Nathan Horton
Milan Lucic—Chris Kelly—Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot—David Krejci*—Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille—Gregory Campbell—Shawn Thornton

Defence

Zdeno Chara—Johnny Boychuck
Dennis Seidenberg—Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference—Steve Kampfer*

Goalies

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Notes: With a 1.98 GAA and a .932 SV%, Thomas hasn't gotten off to a slow start...Steve Kampfer, David Krejci and Adam McQuaid are all questionable...Seguin has five points in six games...Chara is still without a point...Krejci and Kelly each have just one point, while Horton and Bergeron have two.

This article was originally published at LukasHardonk.com.

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