10/15/2018 – Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

 

Los Angeles Kings (2-2-1 2pts) v, Toronto Maple Leafs (5-1-0 10pts)

 

Lineups:

Toronto:

Kasperi Kapanen – Auston Matthews – Patrick Marleau
Mitch Marner – John Tavares– Zach Hyman
Pars Lindholm – Nazem Kadri – Connor Brown
Andreas Johnsson – Frederik Gauthier –  Josh Leivo

Morgan Rielly  –  Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott – Igor Ozhiganov

Garrett Sparks
Frederik Andersen

Scratched: Tyler Ennis , Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)

Suspension: None

Los Angeles:

Aaron Iaffalo – Anze Kopitar – Ilya Kovalchuk
Tanner Pearson – Adrian Kempe – Tyler Toffoli
Jaret Anderson-Dolan– Jeff Carter – Mike Amadio
Kyle Clifford – Nate Thompson – Trevor Lewis

Drew Doughty – Derek Forbort
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Dion Phaneuf – Paul Ladue

Jack Campbell
Peter Budaj

Scratched: None

Injuries: Jonathan Quick (Lower-Body), Dustin Brown (Finger)

Suspension: None

Gameday:

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1051933391283662854

https://twitter.com/LAKingsPR/status/1051980673161056258

First Period:

Leafs Goal – 00:46– Kasperi Kapanen (3) from Jake Gardiner (5) and Auston Matthews (5)

Leafs Goal PPG – 19:38– Patrick Marleau (3) from Josh Leivo (1) and Jake Gardiner (6)

Kings Penalty – 04:23 – Kyle Clifford, 2 mins for High-Sticking

Kings Penalty – 18:11 – Adrian Kempe, 2 mins for Holding

End of 1st – TML – 2         LAK – 0

Shots              9                     10

Faceoffs     11/20                11/20

Hits               8                      9

PP                 1/2                   0/0

Analysis:

Leafs took over the first period from the beginning and just controlled every facet. Kapanen scores again tonight with some fantastic speed and a beautiful pass from Matthews.. Great defence and fantastic goaltending from backup Garett Sparks.

 

Need to Do:

Keep the pressure on.  Sweet passing messed with the defensive game.

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1051995527443664897

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1051995006578413568

Second Period:

Kings Goal – 03:38– Ilya Kovalchuk (2) from Aaron Iafallo (3) and Derek Forbort (2)

Leafs Goal – 08:32– Mitch Marner (4) from John Tavares (5) and Zach Hyman(5)

Leafs Penalty – 9:05 –Mitch Marner, 2 mins for Slashing

Leafs Penalty – 12:11–Mitch Marner, 2 mins for Slashing

 

End of 2nd – TML – 3          LAK – 1

Shots              8                    15

Faceoffs       18/40             24/40

Hits               18                     20

PP                 1/2                    0/2

 

Analysis:

Gave up 1 goal and took a couple of questionable penalties but Sparks came up big again and helped keep the door shut.

 

Need to Do:

Stay out of the box. Eventually you will get burned if not.

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1052004454092890113

Third Period:

Leafs Penalty – 2:10 –Frederik Gauthier, 2 mins for Hooking

Leafs Goal – 07:45– Kasperi Kapanen (4) from Auston Matthews (6)

 

End of 3rd – TML – 4         LAK – 1

Shots              7                   10

Faceoffs     29/60                31/60

Hits               26                     29

PP                 1/2                    0/3

 

Analysis:

The most complete game they’ve had all season. Offensively, Defensively and goaltending. This is the way they need to play to win.

 

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1052031679542382593

Next Up:

Pittsburgh (2-1-1 5pts) at Toronto (6-1-0 12pts)

NYI (2-2-0 2pts) at Los Angeles (2-3-1 5pts)

 

You can watch TXHT Live today at 8p EST on both Twitch and Facebook Live.

 

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