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Huberdeau and Florida take on Toronto

April 22, 2022 GMT

Toronto Maple Leafs (51-21-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. Florida Panthers (56-15-6, first in the Atlantic)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida into a matchup with Toronto. He’s second in the league with 113 points, scoring 30 goals and recording 83 assists.

The Panthers are 17-2-2 against opponents from the Atlantic. Florida averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Radko Gudas leads the team serving 103 total minutes.

The Maple Leafs are 14-8-1 against Atlantic opponents. Toronto leads the Eastern Conference with 61 power-play goals, led by Auston Matthews with 15.

In their last meeting on April 5, Florida won 7-6. Huberdeau scored two goals for the Panthers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 113 points, scoring 30 goals and adding 83 assists. Aleksander Barkov has seven goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Florida.

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Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with 102 points, scoring 58 goals and adding 44 assists. Mitch Marner has eight assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 10-0-0, averaging five goals, 8.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

Maple Leafs: 7-2-1, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.5 assists, 5.1 penalties and 15.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with an .881 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Carter Verhaeghe: day to day (maintenance).

Maple Leafs: Jake Muzzin: day to day (undisclosed), Auston Matthews: day to day (undisclosed), Petr Mrazek: out (groin).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.