Toronto Star

Game day: New York Rangers at Maple Leafs


AIR CANADA CENTRE FACEOFF: 7:30 p.m. TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050 KEY MATCHUP Kadri vs. Nash Leafs centre Nazem Kadri, the NHL’s second star last week, has been a thorn in the side of opposing forwards all season. He’ll be hoping to do the same with Rangers winger Rick Nash. The veteran remains an offensive threat in his 14th NHL season and buried his 17th goal of the season last time out, in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. NEED TO KNOW The Leafs will be without rookie sensation Mitch Marner for the fourth consecutiv­e game with a suspected shoulder injury. . . . The Rangers — who beat the Leafs 5-2 at the ACC last month, and sit a point behind third-place Columbus in the Metropolit­an Division — have been getting solid contributi­ons from all four lines, including the fourth trio of Pavel Buchnevich, Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast. UP NEXT Saturday vs. Montreal, 7 p.m. Star staff

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