Columbus Blue Jackets @ Toronto Maple Leafs – 11/19/2018 – Game Day Preview & Game Recap

Time: Monday, Novemeber 19th, 2018

Toronto: 14-5-0 for 28 points

Columbus: 12-6-2 for 16 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs head back home and look to keep their winning ways going against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams have won 3 in row coming into tonight and only one will leave winning 4 games in a row.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner – 26 points (6 goals 20 assists)

Morgan Rielly – 25 points (9 goals 16 assists)

John Tavares – 23 points (12 goals 11 assists) 48% on face-offs

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

 

Artemi Panarin –21 points (5 goals 16 assists)

Cam Atkinson– 20 points (12 goal 8 assists)

Pierre-Luc Dubois – 17 points (9 goal 8 assists)

Zach Werenski– 13 points (3 goal 9 assists)

Frederik Andersen

11-5-0 2.08GAA .934SV%

Sergei Bobrovsky

7-6-1 2.60GAA .917SV%

 

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 – Igor Ozhiganov

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks
Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

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

Suspension: None

 

Columbus:

Artemi Panarin– Pierre-Luc Dubois – Cam Atkinson

Nick Foligno– Boone Jenner– Josh Anderson

Brandon Dubinsky– Alexander Wennberg– Anthony Duclair

Lukas Sedlak – Riley Nash – Markus Hannikainen

Ryan Murray – Seth Jones

Markus Nutivaara– David Savard

Zach Werenski– Scott Harrington

Sergei Bobrovsky

Joonas Korpisalo
Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Columbus:

  1. Speed Speed Speed
    1. Attack fast and hard, consistently using speed through the all zones.
  2. Traffic in front of Bobrovsky
    1. Good goalies make unbelieveable saves Bobrovsky is one of those. Need bodies in front of him.
  3. Score 1st
    1. Leafs have had their struggles at home and need to get off to a good start. 1st goal of the game would easily help that.

Game Day Lineups:

First Period:

Columbus Goal – 14:39 – Cam Atkinson (13) assisted by Pierre-Luc Dubois (9)

Columbus Goal – 19:10 – Pierre-Luc Dubois (10) assisted by Cam Atkinson (9) and Artemi Panarin (17)

End of 1st – CBJ – 0     TOR – 1

Shots              14                06

Faceoffs         10/16          6/16

Hits               10                  4

PP                 0/0              0/0

 

Analysis:

Terrible period for the Leafs. They looked un-engaged and not ready to play.

Need to Do:

Get the speed going, play in the offensive zone more or this game is going to get out of hand.

Second Period:

Toronto Goal – 13:01 – Tyler Ennis (3) from Frederik Gauthier (2) and Ron Hainsey (7)

Toronto Goal – 17:20 – John Tavares (13) from Mitch Marner (21) and Kasperi Kapanen (7)

End of 2nd –CBJ – 2      TOR – 2

Shots               25                     17

Faceoffs          10/30            20/30

Hits                 8                      6

PP                   0/0                  0/0

 

Analysis:

Leafs look like they got their game back this period. A lot more aggression and pace to their game. Taking more shots and spending more time in the offensive zone.

Need to Do:

Keep being aggressive and attacking the defence of Columbus.

Third Period:

Toronto Goal – 15:38 – Zach Hyman (2) from Morgan Rielly (17) and John Tavares (12)

Toronto EN Goal – 18:59 – Zach Hyman (3) from Mitch Marner (22) and Ron Hainsey (8)

End of 3rd –CBJ – 2           TOR – 4

Shots              39                      26

Faceoffs        27/65             38/65

Hits               24                      17

PP                 0/0                    0/0

Analysis:

Zach Hyman came to work hard tonight, Mitch Marner and John Tavares added 2 points and the Leafs won 15 of 21 games for the first time since 1933-1934.

Next Up:

Toronto (15-6-0 30pts) @ Carolina (9-8-3 21pts)

Toronto (15-6-0 30pts) @ Columbus (12-7-2 26pts)

 

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

 

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