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4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT, December 6, 2017
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario  Attendance: 19,217

Leafs return home to face Flames

Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs

  1. The Flames lost, 5-2, versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. Calgary has lost two straight (0-2-0), three of four (1-3-0) and five of its last seven games (2-4-1). Since Thanksgiving, in the Flames' four losses they have allowed 22 goals, and in their two wins they have allowed two goals.
  2. The Maple Leafs lost, 2-1, at Vancouver on Saturday. Toronto has earned two power-play opportunities (or fewer) in five straight games. Toronto has lost two straight in regulation at home. It has not 3+ consecutive home games in regulation since the final four home games of the 2015-16 season.
  3. This is the second and final meeting this season between the Flames and Maple Leafs. The teams met in Alberta on November 28, a 4-1 Maple Leafs' victory. Toronto has won five consecutive home games against Calgary. The last time the Flames won in Toronto was January 15, 2011, a 2-1 Calgary win in a shootout.
  4. Sean Monahan scored on Monday against the Flyers to snap a season-high three-game pointless streak. Despite the drought, Monahan still has 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) in his last nine games. Nine of Monahan's 15 goals this season have come against Eastern-Conference teams.
  5. Defensemen Morgan Rielly had an assist on Saturday at Vancouver snapping a seven-game pointless streak. Almost half (seven of 15) of Rielly's assists this season, including the primary assist on Toronto's lone goal Saturday, have come in the third period.
  6. Frederik Andersen is 6-0-1 with a 2.12 GAA in seven career starts against the Flames. Since November 6, Andersen is 8-2-1 with a 1.88 GAA and a .945 save percentage in 11 starts.

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs could have Tyler Bozak back in the lineup Wednesday night when they play the Calgary Flames at the Air Canada Centre.

The center missed Toronto's 2-1 loss against the Canucks in Vancouver on Saturday due to food poisoning. He returned to practice with the team Tuesday and will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

If Bozak does not play, it is likely right winger William Nylander would be moved to center on a line with James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner. The trio worked together Tuesday.

"I had quite a bad case and I was throwing up for a few days," Bozak said. "I thought I was over it, came to the rink (Monday) and when I got here, it started again, and I went home. Hopefully, I'm over it. It's been a tough few days, now I have to get my energy back."

The Maple Leafs (17-10-1) are coming off a three-game trip to Western Canada on which they were 2-1-0, including a 4-1 victory over the Flames (14-12-1) on Nov. 28.

Toronto will be facing a frustrated Calgary team that lost 5-2 Monday to the struggling Philadelphia Flyers to finish a four-game homestand with three losses.

"Whenever you lose, especially two at home in big games, and three of your last four at home, there's frustration in your game and in the players," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said after the Monday game. "I think that's a natural reaction. We're all frustrated. Especially coming off the road with the road trip we had. We certainly didn't have the homestand we wanted, so there's frustration."

Added Flames right winger Troy Brouwer, who scored his first goal of the season Monday, "We have to be able to shrug things off when they happen and move forward. It seems like sometimes we get a little bit down on ourselves, and that's where we as leaders can do a little bit better job of making sure that guys stay up and stay excited and not get down on ourselves."

The focus of the Flames' practice Tuesday was on coverage in the defensive zone.

"We have to get our game ironed out right now, Gulutzan said Tuesday after practice. "There's some pieces missing that we've got to sharpen up on."

The coach liked the attitude his team showed during the workout.

"When things get that way with a team, you can go one of two ways," he said. "The way our guys worked (Tuesday), the way they responded, shows you the people we have there. We're just going to stick with it. It's a long season."

The Maple Leafs, meanwhile, would like to have Bozak's right-handed presence on faceoffs, which was missed during his absence for the loss in Vancouver.

"That was one of Bozie's big strengths in the past, and the new (faceoff positioning) rules haven't helped him much," Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. "We needed him to get back to that form. Being a dominant faceoff guy really helps him, he gets a lot off offense in the O-zone out of that.

"We'll see what happens (Wednesday). I told Willy to be ready if we need him. Over time, we'll just keep working Willy down low in practice, so when it's time he can just jump in and play center."

Although the Flames have had their problems at home, going 7-8-0, they have a 7-4-1 road record.

The Maple Leafs are 8-5-0 at home and 9-5-1 on the road.

Updated December 6, 2017

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