Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins – 10/11/2018 – Game Preview & Recap

Time: Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Toronto: 11-5-0 for 22 points

Pittsburgh: 8-5-2 for 18 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs come into Boston with backup goalies ready to battle each other. Rask on leave in Boston and Andersen coming off a sensational game last night in New Jersey. Big guns will going at it tonight.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Morgan Rielly – 20 points (7 goals 13 assists)

Mitch Marner – 19 points (5 goals 14 assists)

John Tavares – 18 points (9 goals 9 assists) 49% on face-offs

Auston Matthews – 16 points (10 goals 6 assists) 53% on Face-off

Patrice Bergeron –21 points (8 goals 13 assists) 56.5% faceoffs

David Pastrnak– 17 points (12 goal 5 assists)

Brad Marchand– 17 points (5 goal 12 assist)

David Krecji– 13 points (2 goal 11 assists)

Garrett Sparks

2-0-0 3.50GAA .892SV

Jaroslav Halak

4-1-2 1.96GAA .936SV%

Probable Lineups:

Toronto:

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Kasperi Kapanen – Nazem Kadri– Patrick Marleau

Tyler Ennis – Pars Lindholm – Connor Brown

Andreas Johnsson – Frederik Gauthier – Josh Leivo

Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Martin Marincin

Garrett Sparks

Frederik Andersen
Scratched: Justin Holl & Igor Ozhiganov

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Auston Matthews (Shoulder)

Suspension: None

 

Bruins:

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak

Joakim Nordstrom – David Krecji– Jake DeBrusk

Dalton Heinen– Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson – Anders Bjork

Chris Wagner – Sean Kuraly – David Backes

Zdeno Chara –Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug – John Moore

Matt Grzelcyk– Steve Kampfer

Jaorslav Halak

Daniel Vladar
Scratched: None

Injuries: Charlie MCaVoy (Upper Body), Urhu Vaakanainen (Concussion), Kevan Miller (Hand), Tuuka Rask (Leave of Absence)

Suspension: None

 Keys to Winning against Boston:

  1. Be Aggressive
    1. Play fast, make Boston chase you, don’t let them dictate the play
  2. Shots
    1. Get shots, no Rask. Take advantage
  3. Limit Turnovers
    1. No crazy turnovers, especially against the top line.

Game Day Lineups:

First Period:

Boston Penalty – 05:48 – Steven Kampfer 2 minutes from Interference

Boston Goal – 16:12 – Patrice Bergeron (9) from David Pastrnak (6)

End of 1st – TOR –0       BOS – 1

Shots              20                06

Faceoffs         12/23         11/23

Hits               9                  11

PP                 0/1               0/0

Analysis:

Leafs were flying all period and one bad tip and a goalie who hasn’t played in 20+ days, allowed the bruins to take the lead.

Need to Do:

Continue to play hard and aggressive and get bodies to the net.

Second Period:

Toronto Penalty – 00:41 – Zach Hyman 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Boston Goal – 05:46 – David Pastrnak (13) from Patrice Bergeron (14) and Matt Grzelcyk (7)

Toronto Penalty – 09:09 – Martin Marincin 2 minutes for Holding

Boston PPG Goal – 10:34 – David Pastrnak (14) from Brad Marchand (13) and Patrice Bergeron (15)

Boston Penalty – 17:28 – Brandon Carlo 2 minutes for Roughing

Toronto Goal – 19:30 – John Tavares (10) from Mitch Marner (15) and Morgan Rielly (14)

 

End of 2nd – TOR – 1       PIT – 3

Shots               30                 22

Faceoffs          22/47            25/47

Hits                 17                    15

PP                   0/2                  1/2

Analysis:

Leaf came out flat in the 2nd period and the Bruins took advantage scoring 2 goals and playing all over Toronto.

Need to Do:

Desperation mode. Need some kind of offence

Third Period:

Toronto Penalty – 11:28 – Kasperi Kapanen 4 minutes for High Sticking

Boston PP Goal – 14:04 – David Pastrnak (15) from Brad Marchand (14) and Torey Krug (5)

Boston Goal – 14:30 – Joakim Nordstrom (3) from David Krecji (3)

Boston Penalty – 17:29 – Steven Kampfer 2 minutes for Slashing

End of 3rd – TOR – 1        BOS – 5

Shots              41                      34

Faceoffs        32/68            36/68

Hits               20                       22

PP                 0/3                    2/4

Analysis:

Leafs came unraveled in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Sparks looked like a shadow of the goalie he was against LA and the offence couldn’t put almost anything past Halak.

Next Up:

Toronto (11-6-0 22pts) @ Los Angeles (5-9-1 11pts)

Boston (8-5-2 18pts) @ Colorado (7-6-3 17pts)

 

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