Gameday Preview – 11/26/2018 – Boston Bruins v. Toronto Maple Leafs

 

Time: Monday, Novemeber 26th , 2018

Toronto: 16-8-0 for 32 points

Boston: 13-6-4 for 30 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the Boston Bruins and look to exact revenge on the team that dismantled them the last time they played. Leafs and Bruins both come in strong after winning on Saturday.
Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup
Mitch Marner – 30 points (6 goals 24 assists)
John Tavares– 27 points (15 goals 12 assists)
Morgan Rielly – 27 points (9 goals 18 assists)
Kasperi Kapanen – 17 points (10 goals 7 assists)

David Pastrnak –26 points (17 goals 9assists)
Patrice Bergeron– 26 points (9 goals 17 assists)
Brad Marchand– 21 points (6 goals 15 assists)
David Krecji– 19 points (2 goals 17 assists)

Frederik Andersen
12-7-0 2.24GAA .931SV%

Jaroslav Halak
8-2-2 1.98GAA .939SV%

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

Boston :
Brad Marchand – Jakub Forbacka-Karlsson– David Pastrnak
Danton Heinen – David Krecji– Jake DeBrusk
Joakim Nordstrom – Colby Cave – Noel Acciari
Chris Wagner – Sean Kuraly – David Backes

Matt Gryzelcyk–Kevan Miller
Torey Krug– Connor Clifton
Jeremy Lauzon – John Moore

Jaroslav Halak
Tuukka Rask

Scratched:
Injuries: Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Charlie McAvoy, Urho Vaakainenin and Brandon Carlo
Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Boston:
1. Puck Possession

a. Puck Possession, need to get the majority of it. Make sure they don’t have much time to make plays in your zone.

2. Attack the injury riddled defence

a. So many injuries on the backend for the bruins, attack the weakness and expose it.
3. Keep the Depth Scoring Coming

a. The Depth has come alive the last few games, needs to remain dangerous. Keep teams thinking.

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