Toronto @ Los Angeles – 14/11/2018 – Game Day Preview and Recap

Time: Tuesday, Novemeber 13th , 2018

Toronto: 11-6-0 for 22 points

Los Angeles: 5-10-1 for 11 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs comes to Los Angeles hoping to get back to their winning ways on the road, after being taken apart by the Boston Bruins. While LA is still adjusting to new coaching and having lost both their starting and backup goalies and have turned to Peter Budaj to steer the ship.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Morgan Rielly – 21 points (7 goals 14 assists)

Mitch Marner – 20 points (5 goals 15 assists)

John Tavares – 19 points (10 goals 9 assists) 49% on face-offs

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

Ilya Kovalchuck –14 points (5 goals 9 assists)

Jeff Carter– 10 points (4 goal 6 assists)

Drew Doughty– 10 points (1 goal 9 assist)

Tyler Toffoli– 9 points (4 goal 5 assists)

Frederik Andersen

9-5-0 2.10GAA .933SV%

Peter Budaj

0-0-0 2.00GAA .909SV%

Probable Lineups:

Toronto:

Kasperi Kapanen – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Mitch Marner – 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 – Igor Ozhiganov

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks
Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

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

Suspension: None

Los Angeles:

Aaron Iaffalo – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown

Ilya Kovalchuck – Jeff Carter– Tyler Toffoli

Tanne Pearson– Mike Amadio – Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford – Adrian Kempe – Nate Thompson

Derek Forbort –Drew Doughty

Alec Martinez – Jake Muzzin

Dion Phaneuf – Oscar Fantenberg

Peter Budaj

Cal Petersen

Scratched:

Injuries: Jonathan Quick (Knee), Jack Campbell (Knee), Jonny Brodinski (Shoulder), Gabriel Valardi (Back)

Suspension: None

3 Keys to Winning against LA:

  1. Use your speed
    1. Los Angeles is considered one of the slower teams in the league. Keep your legs moving to give yourself a huge advantage.
  2. Score 2 or more
    1. Los Angeles has struggled to score 2 goals. If the Leafs score more than 2 goals then LA would be hard pressed to win.
  3. Powerplay, Get some.
    1. One of the top powerplays on the road. Need to get chances against LA.

Game Day Lineups:

First Period:

Los Angeles Penalty – 01:15 – Dustin Brown 2 minutes from Slashing

Toronto Goal PP – 02:42 – Nazem Kadri (6) from Mitch Marner (16) and John Tavares (10)

Los Angeles Penalty – 04:17 – Tanner Pearson 2 minutes from Slashing

Toronto PP Goal – 06:12 – John Tavares (11) from Ron Hainsey (5) and Morgan Rielly (13)

Toronto Penalty – 09:26 – Morgan Rielly 2 minutes from Tripping

Los Angeles Goal – 14:28 – Adrian Kempe (2) from Dion Phaneuf (1)

Los Angeles Penalty – 16:08 – Jeff Carter 2 minutes from Tripping

 

End of 1st – TOR – 2       LA – 1

Shots              16                08

Faceoffs         7/16          9/16

Hits               6                  4

PP                 2/3              0/1

Analysis:

Leafs came ready to be aggressive against the Kings. Attacking offensively and defensively putting everything at the net and getting the most chances possible and preparing for rebounds. Using speed to get chances and not give LA any chances.

Need to Do:

Keep the pace up, the Kings have trouble with the up-tempo style of play

Second Period:

Toronto Goal – 01:15 – Morgan Rielly (8) from John Tavares (11)

Toronto Goal – 04:33 – Andreas Johnsson (2) from Travis Dermott (2) and Par Lindholm (5)

Los Angeles Penalty – 05:38 – Alex Iafallo 4 minutes for High Sticking

Toronto PP Goal – 07:19 – Nazem Kadri (7) from Patrick Marleau (7) and Mitch Marner (17)

End of 2nd – TOR – 5        LA – 1

Shots               29                   16

Faceoffs          14/33            18/33

Hits                 8                       6

PP                   3/4                  0/2

Analysis:

Leafs continued the pace and kept moving their feet. Which lead to more chances and goals. The Kings and the goalie combo of Budaj and Peterson couldn’t survive

Need to Do:

Shut it down in the 3rd and make sure you close down any chance of a comeback.

Third Period:

Los Angeles Penalty – 01:51 – Par Lindholm 2 minutes for Slashing

End of 3rd – TOR – 5         LA – 1

Shots              34                   24

Faceoffs        27/56             29/56

Hits               12                    8

PP                 3/5                   0/2

 Analysis:

Huge win for Toronto after the rough night in Boston. Leafs basically dominated for 40 minutes and then settled in defensively to shut it down in the 3rd.

Next Up:

Toronto (12-6-0 24pts) @ San Jose (10-6-3 23pts)

Los Angeles (5-11-1 11pts) @ Chicago (6-8-4 17pts)

 

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