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Projected Lineup, How to watch: Maple Leafs at Red Wings - Oct. 7

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I never got around to seeing Suicide Squad, but for some reason that movie comes to mind when looking at tonight’s lineup.

NHL: Preseason-Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Wings play the first of a home-and-home with Toronto tonight, which are also their final two preseason games.

Tonight’s game is in Hamilton, Ontario at 7pm ET. It will not be carried on US television, including the NHL Network. If you have access to Sportsnet360, that appears to be the only way to watch the game. You can listen on 97.1. The pregame starts at 6:40.

Last night, Toronto lost 6-1 to Montreal, with Auston Matthews’ goal the sole bright spot.

Here are your forwards lines for tonight’s game:

and your defense:

Howard is your starter tonight, with Coreau backing up.

What’s interesting about tonight’s lineups is who is not in it. Since we know Mrazek and Zetterberg are slated to play tomorrow, it seems likely that today’s lineup consists of players who are fighting for a spot or are going to be sent down, and tomorrow’s lineup is likely to be close to the lineup going into the regular season.

Andreas Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha are not playing tonight.

The OMG line is playing tonight.

Obviously this is just speculation, but does this mean that the OMG line is not as guaranteed as they seemed? Is it good news for those of us who want to see AA and Mantha here after Saturday?

Of course, it could just be that the team wants one veteran line in tonight. We’ll have to wait and see.

Update: The Leafs are taking this one just about as seriously, it seems