REPORT: Toronto Maple Leafs REVEAL lineup and powerplay units for game one of the playoffs

Published April 17, 2023 at 1:27 PM
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No team in the National Hockey League has more pressure on them this season to succeed in the playoffs than the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kyle Dubas went all in at the 2023 Trade Deadline and now it's time for his team that he built finally show that they can win a playoff series.

After bringing in Ryan O'Reilly, Sam Lafferty, Erik Gustaffson, Jake McCabe, Noel Acciari & Luke Schenn, they've filled all the depth holes they had in their lineup, they no longer have any excuses.

They begin their playoffs tomorrow night when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Maple Leafs writer for The Athletic Jonas Siegel, has revealed the lines and powerplay units:


The interesting move is having Tavares on the wing, as many people thought the Maple Leafs would put O'Reilly at third line center to provide some depth scoring and matchup issues for the Tampa Bay Lightning:


Bunting — Matthews — Marner
Tavares — O'Reilly — Nylander
Aston-Reese — Kämpf — Lafferty
Kerfoot — Acciari — Järnkrok

Knies, Simmonds

McCabe — Brodie
Giordano — Holl
Rielly — Schenn

Liljegren, Gustafsson, Timmins



It is interesting though to see William Nylander who scored 40 goals this season get moved to the second powerplay unit:

Ryan O'Reilly sticking with PP1 for the Leafs at practice today:

PP1: O'Reilly, Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Rielly

PP2: Nylander, Järnkrok, Bunting, Kerfoot, Giordano

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