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TORONTO -- In coach Randy Carlyles estimation, the Toronto Maple Leafs have had to make last-minute lineup decisions much more this season than usual, and theyll have to again Saturday night before facing the Philadelphia Flyers. China Jerseys 2022 . Winger David Clarkson left the morning skate with a pulled muscle and is considered questionable. Its believed to be the same left leg problem that crept up at the end of Fridays practice although Carlyle didnt figure that would still be bothering Clarkson. "Kind of a little bit of a surprise again today for me," Carlyle said. "We have to make a decision later this afternoon." Carlyle said the Leafs have the option of recalling a player or dressing 11 forwards and seven defencemen. Carter Ashton could be inserted into the lineup up front or Toronto could go with 11 and seven for the sixth time in seven games. "There is some options," Carlyle said. "Its always tough when youre missing quality players, and nobody wants to do that, but in the situation if the player is not deemed healthy by our medical staff and himself, then we have no other choice other than to make decisions." Clarkson has four goals and six assists in 43 games for Toronto after starting the season with a 10-game suspension. Those 10 points are good for 14th on the team and tied with Dave Bolland, who hasnt played since November. Captain Dion Phaneuf will be in the lineup against Philadelphia as Carlyle said Friday. Phaneuf took part in the morning skate, his first time on the ice this week with teammates outside of game action. "I feel good," Phaneuf said. "Obviously when youre not on the ice for a couple days, you want to get back, feel the puck a bit before you go right into a game." Phaneuf, who leads the Leafs in average ice time at 24:19 a game, has played in every game this season except the two he was suspended for boarding Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins. That included games this week against the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers. Taking some time off between games is a matter of preservation for Phaneuf. "Sometimes when you have the opportunity to rest certain things, you want to take the time to do that," he said. "You weigh how much hockeys going to be played. "For me, it was good to be able to get those couple days to recharge and to rest a couple bumps and bruises." More than bumps and bruises have kept Bolland and tough guy Colton Orr out. Bolland hasnt played since having a tendon on the back of his ankle sliced Nov. 2, while Orr has been out the past six games. The Leafs open a five-game road trip Monday in Anaheim, and Carlyle hopes Bolland and Orr will be available by the end of it, March 17 at Detroit. "Orrsy skated again today, so Orrsys getting close," he said. "And with Bolland, its a situation as weve talked about before where were just waiting and biding our time and hopefully rebuilding that ankle, that area. "Hell give us the green light when he says hes ready." China Jerseys Wholesale . Bibeau, Torontos sixth-round pick at No. 172 overall in last years draft, was named the outstanding goaltender of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Cheap Jerseys . - Pierre-Maxime Poudrier scored twice and added an assist, and Antoine Bibeau made 43 saves as the Val-dOr Foreur downed the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6-3 on Sunday to force Game 7 in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final series. LOS ANGELES -- Anze Kopitar and Matt Frattin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Scrivens extended his unlikely winning streak with 19 saves in the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Justin Williams also had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have earned a point in seven consecutive games. Captain Dustin Brown and Dwight King also scored in Los Angeles impressive return from a four-game road trip. Scrivens shutout streak ended at 191 minutes, 19 seconds on Valtteri Filppulas power-play goal late in the second period, but injured Jonathan Quicks new backup cruised to his fourth consecutive victory in his home debut. Ben Bishop stopped 26 shots and Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. The Lightning fell out of first place in the Eastern Conference with their second straight loss. Boston passed Tampa Bay atop the Atlantic Division standings with a win over the Rangers earlier in the evening. Tampa Bay captain Martin St. Louis had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game, but the Lightning are winless halfway through their four-game West Coast road trip, with Bishop struggling in both Phoenix and Los Angeles. Drew Doughty had two assists for the Kings, who are attempting to keep pace in the tough Pacific Division while Quick and top goal-scorer Jeff Carter are out with injuries. So far, its working: The Kings havent lost in regulation since Nov. 2, and they scored five goals in a 23-minute stretch spanning the first two periods against the Lightning, avenging a 5-1 loss in Tampa Bay last month. With 31 points, Los Angeles moved one point behind Chicago and Anaheim for the overall NHL lead into a third-place tie with the Blues, San Jose and Phoenix. After joining the Kings from Toronto during the summer, Scrivens bareely played behind Quick in the first 18 games. Stitched China Jerseys. But the Kings 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner strained his groin late in an overtime loss at Buffalo on Nov. 12, and Scrivens has been outstanding since, allowing two goals in a road win over the New York Islanders before finishing the trip with back-to-back shutouts. Scrivens, who made his first eight appearances for Los Angeles on the road, fell just short of Quicks franchise-record shutout streak of 202 minutes, 11 seconds. The Kings went ahead when Kopitar skated onto a back pass from Doughty and put a shot through traffic past Bishop for his sixth goal of the season. After a quiet finish to last season and a slow start this fall, the Slovenian star has 16 points in his past 14 games. Los Angeles scored again on a power play late in the first period when Frattin artfully deflected Slava Voynovs long shot from the wall. The goal was just the second in 20 games for Frattin, acquired along with Scrivens in the trade sending Jonathan Bernier to the Maple Leafs. King put Los Angeles up 4-0 with a short-handed goal late in the second period, forcing a turnover and deflecting Linden Veys shot for his career-best seventh goal. Filppula scored his team-leading ninth goal during the same four-minute power play. Moments later, Brown broke in alone for just his second goal in 18 games after a steal by Frattin. NOTES: Williams got credit for his eighth goal early in the second period when he touched the puck right before it caromed off Tampa Bays Matt Carle and Alex Killorn, who swept it into Bishops net with his trailing leg. ... The Lightning made their first visit to Staples Center since Nov. 4, 2010. ... Tampa Bay scratched F B.J. Crombeen for just the third time this season. D Andrej Sustr also sat out for just the sixth time in 21 games. ' ' '