Game Recap – 11/16/2018 – Toronto Maple Leafs v. Anaheim Ducks

Time: Friday, Novemeber 16th , 2018

Toronto: 13-6-0 for 26 points

Anaheim: 8-9-3 for 19 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs come to Anaheim on a high. Going 2 for 2 against their western conference opponents so far. Anaheim is their final test and if they pass they will be crowned number 1 overall in the NHL.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner – 25 points (6 goals 19 assists)

Morgan Rielly – 24 points (8 goals 16 assists)

John Tavares – 23 points (12 goals 11 assists) 49% on face-offs

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

 

Rickard Rakell –13 points (3 goals 10 assists)

Ryan Getzlaf– 12 points (4 goal 8 assists)

Jakub Silfverberg– 10 points (5 goal 5 assists)

Cam Fowler– 10 points (3 goal 7 assists)

Frederik Andersen

11-5-0 2.08GAA .934SV%

John Gibson

6-7-3 2.59GAA .927SV%

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

Garrett Sparks

Frederik Andersen
Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

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

Suspension: None

 

San Jose:

Rickard Rakell – Ryan Getzlaf– Pontus Aberg

Andrew Cogliano – Ryan Kesler– Jakub Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie– Adam Henrique – Ondrej Kase

Brian Gibbons – Kalle Kassila – Keifer Sherwood

Hampus Lindholm –Branden Montour

Jacob Larsson – Josh Manson

Marcus Petterson – Andy Welenski

John Gibson

Ryan Miller
Scratched:

Injuries: Corey Perry (Knee), Carter Rowney (Undisclosed), Maxime Comtois (Undisclosed), Came Fowler (Facial), Kevin Bieksa (Hand)

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Anaheim:

  1. Aggressive on the Anaheim Defence
    1. Young inexperienced and prone to make mistakes or give the puck away. Be fast and aggressive on the forecheck.
  2. Traffic in Front of Gibson
    1. Gibson has shown he’s the real deal and needs to have some pressure put in front of him. If he sees the puck he will stop it.
  3. Powerplay
    1. One of the best on the road against one of the better PK’s. Need to get some good reps against this team.

Game Day Lineups:

First Period:

Toronto Goal – 5:42 – Patrick Marleau (4) from Jake Gardiner (9) and Nazem Kadri(7)

End of 1st – TOR – 1       ANA – 0

Shots              9                 12

Faceoffs         10/18          8/18

Hits               5                  4

PP                 0/0              0/0

Analysis:

Leafs looked like they didn’t play last night. They had fresh legs and a jump in their game, which is what exactly what led to the first goal of the game by Patrick Marleau.

Need to Do:

Continue to play with urgency and continue to press the young defence of Anaheim.

Second Period:

Anaheim Penalty – 03:41 – Andy Welinski 2 minutes for Hooking

Anaheim Penalty – 12:28 – Josh Manson 2 minutes for Holding

Anaheim Goal – 18:35 – Pontus Aberg (6) from Nick Ritchie (2) and Adam Henrique (5)

End of 2nd – TOR – 1        ANA – 1

Shots               21                  22

Faceoffs          20/38            18/38

Hits                 7                       10

PP                   0/2                  0/0

Analysis:

Leafs had many chances to put the game away, including 2 powerplays and couldn’t do it. Aberg scored to add insult to injury at the end of the period

Need to Do:

Kick the offence back into gear and attack

Third Period:

Toronto Penalty – 13:53 – Kasperi Kapanen 2 minutes for Delay of Game

End of 3rd – TOR – 1         ANA – 1

Shots              31                   37

Faceoffs        27/57             30/57

Hits               11                    14

PP                 0/2                  0/1

 Analysis:

Chances at both ends but nothing goes. Overtime we go

OT:

Toronto Goal – 03:17 – Morgan Rielly (9) assisted by Mitch Marner (20)

End of OT – TOR – 2         ANA – 1

Shots              35                   39

Faceoffs        29/61             32/61

Hits               11                    16

PP                 0/2                  0/1

 Analysis:

Leafs took over the OT and Morgan Rielly netted his 9th of the season with Mitch Marner on the beautiful pass.

Next Up:

Columbus (11-6-2 24pts) @ Toronto (14-6-0 28pts)

Colorado (9-6-4 22pts) @ Anaheim (8-9-4 20pts)

 

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