San Jose Sharks @ Toronto Maple Leafs – 11/28/2018 -Game Day Preview

 

Time: Wednesday, November 28th 2018

Toronto: 17-8-0 for 34 points

San Jose 12-8-4 for 28 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks meet for the second time this season, Only this time it will be on Toronto’s home ice. San Jose will be coming of a game the night before, look for the Leafs to try and take advantage of that.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup
Mitch Marner – 33 points (6 goals 27 assists)
John Tavares– 28 points (15 goals 13 assists)
Morgan Rielly – 27 points (9 goals 18 assists)
Kasperi Kapanen – 17 points (10 goals 7 assists)

Brent Burns –24 points (3 goals 21 assists)
Timo Meier– 22 points (13 goals 9 assists)
Logan Couture – 22 points (8 goals 14 assists)
Joe Pavelski– 17 points (13 goals 4 assists)

Frederik Andersen
13-7-0 2.22GAA .932SV%

Aaron Dell
3-3-2 2.60GAA .914SV%

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

 

San Jose:

Evander Kane– Joe Pavelski – Joonas Donskoi

Tomas Hertl – Logan Couture – Timo Meier

Marcus Sorenson– Joe Thornton – Kevin LaBanc

Barclay Goodrow – Lukas Radil – Melker Karlsson

 

Brendan Dillion – Erik Karlsson

Tim Heed –Brent Burns

Marc-Eduoard Vlasic – Justin Braun

 

Aaron Dell

Martin Jones
Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against SJ:

  1. Puck Possession
    1. Puck Possession, need to get the majority of it. Make sure they don’t have much time to make plays in your zone.
  2. Play with Speed
    1. Let your skill dictate the play. Don’t let the Sharks.
  3. Burns, contain him
    1. Burns once again has been one of the highest scoring defencemen in the league. Must find ways to limit his chances.

 

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