Game Day Preview – Philadelphia Flyers @ Toronto Maple Leafs – 24/11/2018

Time: Saturday, Novemeber 24th , 2018

Toronto: 15-7-0 for 30 points

Philadelphia: 9-10-2 for 20 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs come back to Toronto to play the struggling Flyers. Leafs look to continue their winning ways against a flyers team that has had goalie issues. Expect backup Garrett Sparks for the Leafs and Alex Lyon for the Flyers.

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

 

Claude Giroux –23 points (8 goals 17 assists)

Jakub Vorachek– 17 points (5 goal 12 assists)

Sean Coutourier – 15 points (8 goal 7 assist)

Wayne Simmonds– 12 points (9 goal 3 assists)

 

Garret Sparks

3-1-0 3.21GAA .906SV%

Alex Lyon

0-1-0 12.00GAA .667SV%

 

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

 

Garrett Sparks

Frederik Andersen
Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

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

Suspension: None

 

Philadelphia:

Claude Giroux – Sean Coutourier – Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindbolm – Nolan Patrick– Jakub Voracek

James Van Riemsdyk– Jordan Weal – Wayne Simmonds

Daniel Weise – Jori Lehtera – Scott Laughton

 

Ivan Provorov –Robert Hagg

Andrew MacDonald – Shayne Gostisbehere

Travis Sanheim – Radko Gudas

 

Calvin Pickard

Alex Lyon
Scratched: None

Injuries: Michael Raffl (Lower Body), Michal Neuvirth (Undisclosed), Brian Elliot (Lower Body)

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Philadelphia:

  1. Screen the young goalie
    1. The Flyers will be starting a very young goalie, get in his vision and rattle him a little bit to make sur he doesn’t get a groove going.
  2. Get on the Flyers Defence
    1. They’ve had a decent amount of trouble in the last few weeks defensively. Get on them quick and early.
  3. Take Shots…from EVERYWHERE
    1. Start putting pucks at the net and attacking the crease

 

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

 

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