Game Day Preview – Toronto Maple Leafs @ Columbus Blue Jackets – 23/11/2018

Time: Friday, Novemeber 23, 2018

Toronto: 15-7-0 for 30 points

Columbus: 12-7-2 for 26 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Columbus, as the Blue Jackets look for revenge after the last meeting between these two teams. Expect a strong start from the Leafs as they come off a pretty embarrassing loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner – 28 points (6 goals 22 assists)

John Tavares – 26 points (14 goals 12 assists) 49% on face-offs

Morgan Rielly – 26 points (9 goals 17 assists)

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

Cam Atkinson –22 points (13 goals 9 assists)

Artemi Panarin– 22 points (5 goal 17 assists)

Pierre-Luc Dubois – 19 points (10 goal 9 assist)

Zach Werenski– 13 points (4 goal 9 assists)

Frederik Andersen

12-6-0 2.13GAA .935SV%

Sergei Bobrovsky

7-7-0 2.63GAA .915SV%

Probable Lineups:

Toronto:

Mitch Marner– John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Kasperi Kapanen – Nazem Kadri– Patrick Marleau

Andreas Johnsson – Pars Lindholm – Connor Brown

Tyler Ennis – 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 Wenneberg – Anthony Duclair

Lukas Sedlak – Riley Nash – Markus Hannikainen

Ryan Murray –Seth Jones

Markus Nutivaara – David Savard

Zach Werenski – Scott Harrington

Sergei Bobrovsky

Joonas Koripsalo
Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Columbus:

  1. Use your speed
    1. Speed through the neutral zone has been lacking in the last 2 games. Even though the Leafs came out on top last time against Columbus they need to get back to their game.
  2. Strong Start
    1. The past couple games we’ve come out of the gate slow and teams have taken advantage of that. Leafs Needs to come out strong and quick.
  3. Traffic in front of Bobrovsky
    1. Need to get bodies in front of Bob and make his life miserable.

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

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