`Scouting the Maple Leafs,’ circa 1993

Tonight, starting at 7 p.m. Pacific time, Fox Sports West is airing two classic Kings playoff games, both from the 1993 Campbell Conference Finals against Toronto. First, it’s Game 6, followed by Game 7. What would a blog preview of the first game have looked like? [Line combinations subject to correction, by those with a good memory. Players in lineup are correct.]


This is Game 6 in the best-of-seven Campbell Conference Finals between the Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs lead the series 3-2. Toronto will be trying to avoid a seven-game series, which the Maple Leafs faced in the first round against Detroit and in the second round against St. Louis. Toronto will hope for another great effort from goalie Felix Potvin, who made 41 saves in the Game 5 overtime victory, and the Maple Leafs will regain the services of winger Mark Osbourne, who missed Game 5 to be with his pregnant wife. Kings defenseman Alexei Zhitnik is expected to play tonight, after he suffered what trainer Pete Demers called a concussion in Game 5. For a game preview, check out this story from the Los Angeles Times, followed by the possible lineups for the Maple Leafs and the Kings…

Game 6: Kings’ offense has failed them (Los Angeles Times)


Dave Andreychuk-Doug Gilmour-Glenn Anderson
Wendel Clark-Mike Krushelnyski-Mike Foligno
Kent Manderville-Mike Eastwood-Nikolai Borschevsky
Bill Berg-Peter Zezel-Mark Osbourne

Dave Ellett-Todd Gill
Sylvain Lefebvre-Bob Rouse
Jamie Macoun-Ken Baumgartner

Felix Potvin
Darren Puppa


Luc Robitaille-Wayne Gretzky-Tomas Sandstrom
Warren Rychel-Jari Kurri-Gary Shuchuk
Mike Donnelly-Corey Millen-Tony Granato
(winger double-shifted)-Pat Conacher-Dave Taylor

Alexei Zhitnik-Rob Blake
Tim Watters-Marty McSorley
Charlie Huddy-Darryl Sydor

Kelly Hrudey
Robb Stauber

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