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)
14-7-0 2.26GAA .932SV%
9-7-2 2.65GAA .913SV%
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
Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin
Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)
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
Keys to Winning against Minnesota:
- Speed Speed Speed
- Minnesota will try and clog up the passing lanes and the neutral zone. Need to be quick and direct with passes.
- Watch the Minnesota defence
- They like to pinch a lot, be careful not to lose site of those them.
- Depth will need a full team effort.
- Everyone needs to show up for this game.