By Garrett Perry, Josh Elliott and Curtis Ng
With three games on the NHL schedule Wednesday night, THN gets you prepared with five things to keep an eye on, from the Ducks flying high at home, to Jonathan Bernier facing his former West Coast team.
All eyes will be on the nets tonight as L.A.’s Ben Scrivens returns to Toronto, though he won’t play against Jonathan Bernier, the goalie he was traded for in the off-season. Scrivens has been a godsend for the Kings since starter Jonathan Quick went down with a lower-body injury last month, but Martin Jones has also been impressive lately and will get the start. Scrivens, the former Leaf backup, boasts the league’s best save percentage (.943) and second best goals-against average (1.56) through 15 games played. He’s also lost only twice in regulation. The Leafs traded Scrivens, along with Matt Frattin and a draft pick, to get their hands on the highly touted Bernier. Bernier has been strong for the Leafs since leaving Quick’s shadow, splitting the net with incumbent James Reimer and posting a solid .929 save percentage and 2.49 goals-against average. Will Bernier assert himself against his former team tonight? Read more