Monster loose tonight

Jonas Gustavsson will start for the Leafs tonight. (Sun Media/Alex Urosevic)

Jonas Gustavsson will start for the Leafs tonight. (Sun Media/Alex Urosevic)

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:44 AM ET

Ron Wilson has made his Monster decision.

The Maple Leafs coach will give Jonas (The Monster) Gustavsson his first NHL start tonight against the Ottawa Senators, ending 48 hours of rampant speculation about his faith in Vesa Toskala to hold the No. 1 goaltending job beyond the first two games.

"I'm feeling a little bit of everything," Gustavsson said this morning after preceding Toskala off the ice, signalling he will be the starter. "I get a chance to start tonight and Iím thankful for that. Anything can happen."

Toskala struggled in his first two starts and had an .800 save percentage. Gustavsson stopped 16 of 19 shots in 40 minutes of action in Washington and Wilson had said he would go tonight with the goalie who was playing the best.

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TONIGHT'S LINEUPS

TORONTO Goal

Jonas Gustavsson
Vesa Toskala


Forwards

Viktor Stalberg-Matt Stajan-Jason Blake
Niklas Hagman-Mikhail Grabovski-Alexei Ponikarovsky
Nikolai Kulemin-Rickard Wallin-Lee Stempniak
Jay Rosehill-John Mitchell-Colton Orr


Defence

Tomas Kaberle-Mike Komisarek
Luke Schenn-Francois Beauchemin
Garnet Exelby-Ian White

OTTAWA Goal

Pascal Leclaire
Jaroslav Halak


Forwards

Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredssson
Alexei Kovalev-Mike Fisher-Nick Foligno
Jon Cheech-Peter Regin-Chris Neil
Jarko Ruutu-Chris Kelly-Shean Donovan


Defence

Chris Phillips-Anton Volchenkov
Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
Chris Campoli-Matt Carkner


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