San Jose Sharks vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 11/29/2018 – Game Recap

Game Day Lineups:

First Period:
San Jose Penalty – 2:53 – Kevin Lebanc 2 minutes for Tripping
Toronto PP Goal – 03:38 – John Tavares (16) from Auston Matthews (7) and Mitch Marner (28)
Toronto Penalty –09:32 – Andreas Johnsson 2 minutes for Interference
San Jose PP Goal – 10:40 – Tomas Hertl (6) from Kevin Labanc (14) and Logan Couture (16)
San Jose Penalty – 11:02 – Barclay Goodrow 2 minutes for Holding
Toronto PP Goal – 11:19 – Auston Matthews (11) from Morgan Rielly (19) and Mitch Marner (29)
Toronto Penalty – 14:43 – Nazem Kadri 2 minutes for High Sticking
Toronto Goal – 19:42 – John Tavares (17) from Mitch Marner (30) and Zach Hyman (8)

End of 1st – SJ –1 TOR – 3

Shots 20 06

Faceoffs 9/23 14/23

Hits 5 5

PP 1/2 2/2

Analysis:

Leafs came out looking to play a strong game against the tired Sharks, got a few powerplays and capitalized on them. Look for this to continue into the 2nd period. The Sharks had a glimmer of hope on the Hertl Powerplay goal but soon lost it

Need to Do:

Quick to attack but don’t sacrifice defence

Second Period:
San Jose Penalty – 0:54 – Kevin Lebanc 2 minutes for Tripping
Toronto PP Goal – 01:53 – Patrick Marleau (6) from Tyler Ennis (4) and Andreas Johnsson (2)
Toronto Penalty –02:19 – Travis Dermott 2 minutes for Tripping
San Jose PP Goal – 4:18 – Joe Pavelski (16) from Brent Burns (23) and Logan Couture (17)

End of 2nd – SJ – 2 TOR – 4

Shots 30 22

Faceoffs 19/47 28/47

Hits 5 5

PP 2/3 3/3

Analysis:

Both teams looked exchanged goals, SJ looked to have a bit more pressure in that period. Leafs need to be careful.

Need to Do:

Tighten up defensively, while still pushing the play.

Third Period:
San Jose Penalty – 0:33 – Justin Braun 2 minutes for Holding
Toronto Goal –10:59 – Auston Matthews (12) from Andreas Johnsson (3) and Kasperi Kapanen (8)
San Jose Goal – 18:02 – Melker Karlsson (2) from Joonas Donskoi (7) and Evander Kane (9)

End of 3rd – SJ– 3 TOR – 5

Shots 41 29

Faceoffs 28/70 42/70

Hits 17 15

PP 2/3 3/4

Analysis:

Auston Matthews return looked to revigorated the Leafs and allowed them to win this game.

Next Up:

Toronto (18-8-0 36pts) @ Minnesota (14-8-2 30pts)

San Jose (12-9-5 27pts) @ Ottawa (10-12-3 23pts)

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