10/11/2018 – Toronto Maple Leafs v. Detroit Red Wings

 

Toronto Maple Leafs (4-1-0 8pts) v, Detroit Red Wings (0-2-2 2pts)

 

Lineups:

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Kasperi Kapanen — Auston Matthews — Patrick Marleau

Zach Hyman — John Tavares — Mitch Marner

Par Lindholm — Nazem Kadri — Connor Brown

Josh Leivo — Frederik Gauthier — Tyler Ennis

Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Martin Marincin – Travis Dermott

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl, Andreas Johnsson, Martin Marincin

Injured: None

 

Detroit Red Wings:

Abdelkader – Larkin – Mantha

Nyquist – Anathansiou – Vanek

Bertuzzi – Neilsen – Rasmussen

Helm – Ehn – Glendening

Dekeyser – Hronek

Sulak – Hicketts

Kronwall – Jensen

Howard

Bernier

Scratched:

Injured: Franzen (Concussion), Zetterberg (Back), Green (Virus), Cholowski (Upper-Body), and Daley (Upper-Body)

Suspended:

Gameday:

First Period:

Leafs Penalty – 4:45 –Nazem Kadri, 2 mins for Slashing

Wings Goal – 7:18– Nick Jensen (1) from Darren Helm (1) and Christoffer Ehn (1)

Detroit Penalty – 7:38 – Danny DeKeyser, 2 mins for Interference

Detroit Penalty – 9:49 – Danny DeKeyser, 5 mins for Fighting

Leafs Penalty – 9:49 –Josh Leivo, 5 mins for Fighting

Leafs Goal – 15:48– Morgan Rielly (3) from Mitch Marner (7) and John Tavares (1)

 

End of 1st – TML – 1         DET – 1

Shots              11                     6

Faceoffs     8/19                11/19

Hits               6                      9

PP                 0/1                   0/1

Analysis:

Leafs dominated much of this period, outshooting out chancing but Howard held down the fort for Detroit. Toronto needs to get a cycle going and some pressure and traffic in front of Howard. But all in all a great opening period.

Need to Do:

The Leafs need to be better in the faceoff circle only winning 8 of 19 faceoffs. Keep the pressure on.

Second Period:

Leafs Goal – 2:00 – Mitch Marner (3) from Zach Hyman (4)

Wings Penalty – 6:03 – Liber Sulak, 2 minutes for Tripping

Leafs PPG – 7:30 – Auston Matthews (8) from Morgan Rielly (9) and Nazem Kadri (3)

Leafs Penalty – 8:33 – Auston Matthews, 2 minutes for Holding

Wings Penalty – 16:28 – Liber Sulak, 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 2nd – TML – 3          DET – 1

Shots              26                    11

Faceoffs       18/39              21/39

Hits               9                     18

PP                 1/3                    0/2

 

Analysis:

Leafs played the best period of the season. Solid defence, controlled the flow of the game and capitalized on all their opportunities.

 

Need to Do:

Leafs need to stay on attack. Do not play the trap in the 3rd.

Third Period:

Detroit Goal – 10:18 –  Nick Jensen (2) from Luke Glendening (1) and Anthony Mantha (1)

Wings Penalty – 11:01 – Danny DeKeyser, 2 minutes for Holding

Leafs Goal PPG – 11:11 –  Auston Matthews (9) from John Tavares (3) and Mitch Marner (8)

Leafs Penalty – 11:50– Ron Hainsey, 2 minutes for Tripping

Leafs Penalty – 15:38 – Martin Marincin, 2 minutes for High Sticking

Wings Penalty – 15:38 – Justin Abdelkader, 2 minutes for Roughing

Leafs Empty Net Goal – 19:39 – Ron Hainsey (2) from Nikita Zaitsev (1)

 

End of 3rd – TML – 5         DAL – 3

Shots              35                   29

Faceoffs     32/64                32/64

Hits               16                     23

PP                 2/4                    0/3

 

Analysis:

The Leafs offence showed up again, but the defence almost let them down again. The defence needs to find a way to play a more solid game or else they will give games away.

 

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1050572344719106049

Next Up:

Toronto (4-1-0 8pts) at Washington (2-1-1 5pts)

Detroit (0-2-2 2pts) at Boston (3-1-0 6pts)

 

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