Maple Leafs Make Lineup Changes Ahead of Game 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter Game 4 against the Florida Panthers with their backs against the wall. Leafs Nation is up in arms over the play of the 'core four' as the team was led by David Kampf and Sam Lafferty in Game 3. 

The heartbreaking overtime defeat thanks to Panthers forward Sam Reinhart has sent the Maple Leafs in a crazy spiral as the fan base is barely hanging onto any hope. The same can't be said for the team as they feel they have the talent to make NHL history and become only the fifth team to come back from a 3-0 deficit.

Head coach Sheldon Keefe continues to make changes as the lineup is once again shuffled ahead of Game 4. Keefe has reunited Calle Jarnkrok on the top line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. Alex Kerfoot enters the top six, meanwhile Michael Bunting gets bumped down. 

On defense, Jake McCabe will be moved down the depth chart as he's been terrible this second round after being one of the Leafs best players against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It does appear Timothy Liljegren will make his return to the blue line in Game 4. Joseph Woll has been named the starting netminder after stopping 18 of 21 shots in Game 3. 

Crazy times in Leafs land as it's been nothing short of a roller coaster of emotions these playoffs. If they end up getting swept by the Panthers, look for some drastic changes in Toronto this summer. From the top down.

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