Gameday Preview: Leafs Host Bruins To Kick Off Preseason Schedule

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2009

By: Nolan Sears, weekday game previews, featured columnist.

The Air Canada Centre is sure to be absolutely buzzing tonight, as it is the second annual "Fan’s First" game.

While Beating the Bruins tonight would be a great start to preseason action for "Big Blue," there are more things to pay attention to. The preseason is a time to see what the youngsters can bring to the table, a chance to see the veterans that we know and love, a chance to see some new faces, and a chance to watch new systems set in place.

The Bruins are coming off of a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers last night, a game in which ex-Leaf prospect Tuukka Rask played well with 31 saves.

Dany Sabourin is expected to get the start for the B’s tonight, and while a lineup has not yet been published, Steve BeginPatrice BergeronDrew Larman, Jeff LoVecchio, Michael RyderShawn ThorntonDerek MorrisMark StuartDennis Wideman, and Andy Wozniewski were seen on the ice earlier today for the Bruins' morning skate.

Other Boston players expected to be in the lineup tonight are Byron BitzMatt HunwickAdam McQuaidVladimir SobotkaBrad MarchandBlake WheelerJamie Arniel, and Guillaume Lefebvre.

The Leafs are set to counter the Big Bad Bruins with some big boys of their own.

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