Toronto Maple Leafs vs Minnesota Wild -12/1/2018 – Game Day Preview

Time: Saturday, Novemeber 30th , 2018

Minnesota: 14-9-2 for 30 points

Toronto: 18-8-0 for 36 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs head back on the road in Minnesota after winning 9 straight at home and hoping to continue their success on the road. While Minnesota has shown they are a two-sided coin. Either they are really good or very bad, there has not been much in between. This shaping up to be the battle of the goalies, Devan Dubnyk vs Frederik Andersen.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner – 36 points (6 goals 30 assists)

John Tavares – 30 points (17 goals 13 assists) 49% on face-offs

Morgan Rielly – 28 points (9 goals 19 assists)

Auston Matthews – 19 points (12 goals 7 assists) 53% on Face-off

 

Mikael Granlund –24 points (11 goals 13 assists)

Zach Parise 22 points (12 goal 10 assists)

Mikko Koivu – 21 points (4 goal 17 assist)

Ryan Suter– 19 points (3 goal 16 assists)

 

Frederik Andersen

14-7-0 2.26GAA .932SV%

 

Devan Dubnyk

9-7-2 2.65GAA .913SV%

 

Probable Lineups:

Toronto:

Mitch Marner– John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Kasperi Kapanen –Auston Matthews– Andreas Johnsson

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – Connor Brown

Tyler Ennis– Pars Lindholm – 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)

Suspension: None

 

Minnesota:

 

Zach Parise – Mikko Koivu – Nino Niederrieter

Jason Zucker – Eric Staal– Mikael Granlund

Jordan Greenway– Joel Eriksson Ek – Charlie Coyle

Marcus Foligno – Eric Fehr – JT Brown

 

Ryan Suter –Jared Spurgeon

Jonas Brodin – Matthew Dumba

Nick Seeler – Greg Pateryn

 

Devan Dubnyk

Alex Stalock
Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Minnesota:

  1. Speed Speed Speed
    1. Minnesota will try and clog up the passing lanes and the neutral zone. Need to be quick and direct with passes.
  2. Watch the Minnesota defence
    1. They like to pinch a lot, be careful not to lose site of those them.
  3. Depth will need a full team effort.
    1. Everyone needs to show up for this game.

 

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