Game Recap – 11/15/2018 – Toronto Maple Leafs v. San Jose Sharks

Time: Thursday, Novemeber 15th , 2018

Toronto: 12-6-0 for 24 points

San Jose: 10-6-3 for 23 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs come into San Jose on the 2nd leg of their western trip after having taken apart the struggling LA Kings. Expect a goalies duel between Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen and Sharks goaltender Martin Jones.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Morgan Rielly – 23 points (8 goals 15 assists)

Mitch Marner – 22 points (5 goals 17 assists)

John Tavares – 22 points (11 goals 11 assists) 49% on face-offs

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

Brent Burns –21 points (3 goals 18 assists)

Timo Meier– 16 points (12 goal 6 assists)

Logan Couture– 17 points (6 goal 11 assist)

Tomas Hertl– 16 points (5 goal 11 assists)

Frederik Andersen

10-5-0 2.02GAA .934SV%

Martin Jones

9-4-1 2.79GAA .898SV%

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

San Jose:

Timo Meier – Logan Couture– Joe Pavelski

Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton– Kevin LaBanc

Evander Kane– Antti Suomela – Joonas Donskoi

Barclay Goodrow – Rourke Chartier – Melker Karlsson

Joakim Ryan –Brent Burns

Brendan Dillion – Erik Karlsson

Marc-Eduoard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell
Scratched:

Injuries: Tomas Hertl (lower body)

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against SJ:

  1. Puck Possession
    1. Puck Possession, need to get the majority of it. Make sure they don’t have much time to make plays in your zone.
  2. Play Your Game
    1. Don’t get suckered into playing the SJ style of play. Some of their players will try to sucker you into taking dumb penalties and do things uncharacteristic of your style. Don’t fall for it.
  3. Keep the Depth Scoring Coming
    1. The Depth has come alive the last few games, needs to remain dangerous. Keep teams thinking.

Game Day Lineups:

First Period:
San Jose Penalty – 00:08 – Barclay Goodrow 2 minutes from Roughing
Toronto Goal – 02:10 – John Tavares (12) from Mitch Marner (18) and Morgan Rielly (16)
San Jose Goal – 05:28 – Kevin Labanc (3) from Erik Karlsson (9) and Joey Ryan (3)
San Jose Penalty – 10:58 – Timo Meier 2 minutes from Roughing
Toronto Penalty – 10:58 – Nazem Kadri 2 minutes from Roughing
Toronto Goal – 11:47 – Kasperi Kapanen (7) from Patrick Marleau (8) and Travis Dermott(3)
Toronto Penalty – 12:10 – Morgan Rielly 2 minutes from Slashing
San Jose Goal – 12:51 – Joe Pavelski (11) from Brent Burns (19) and Erik Karlsson(10)
San Jose Penalty – 13:32 – Timo Meier 2 minutes from Interference
San Jose Goal – 18:21 – Marc-Eduoard Vlasic (1) from Joe Pavelski (3) and Timo Meier(7)

End of 1st – TOR – 2 SJ – 3

Shots 12 16

Faceoffs 13/18 5/18

Hits 7 14

PP 0/2 1/1

Analysis:

Leafs looked poised to win from the beginning, San Jose would respond but then give up a goal. Toronto had far too many brain cramps, and the way the score ended after the first period shows it.

Need to Do:

need to clean up the defensive end and start capitalizing on their powerplays.

Second Period:
Toronto Goal – 02:30 – Josh Leivo (2) from Tyler Ennis (2) and Frederik Gauthier (1)
San Jose Penalty – 07:03 – Rouke Chartier 2 minutes for Elbowing
San Jose Penalty – 11:19 – Zach Hyman 2 minutes for Tripping
Toronto SH Goal – 12:06 – Kasperi Kapanen (8) from Mitch Marner (19)

End of 2nd – TOR – 4 SJ – 3

Shots 29 30

Faceoffs 24/32 18/32

Hits 12 19

PP 0/3 1/2

Analysis:

Leafs went back to what they do best using their speed. Kapanen gives the Leafs the lead with a beauty of a shorthanded goal.

Need to Do:

Keep your foot on the pedal. Make smart plays.

Third Period:
Toronto Penalty – 06:06 – Frederik Gauthier 2 minutes for Interference
Toronto Goal – 13:54 – Mitch Marner (6) from Frederik Andersen (1)
Toronto Penalty – 14:56 – Nazem Kadri 2 minutes for Roughing
Toronto Penalty – 14:56 – Nazem Kadri 2 minutes for Roughing
San Jose Penalty – 14:56 – Melker Karlsson 2 minutes for Roughing
Toronto Penalty – 14:56 – Melker Karlsson 2 minutes for Roughing

End of 3rd – TOR – 5 SJ – 3

Shots 34 45

Faceoffs 36/58 22/58

Hits 19 32

PP 0/3 1/3

Analysis:

Huge win for Toronto on the road again as the Leafs continue to show they are a powerhouse team.

Next Up:

Toronto (13-6-0 26pts) @ Anaheim (8-9-3 19pts)

St. Louis (6-7-3 15pts) @ San Jose (10-7-3 13pts)

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