12/1/2018 – Toronto Maple Leafs v. Minnesota Wild – Game Day Recap

Toronto Maple Leafs (18-8-0 36pts) v, Minnesota Wild (14-9-2 30pts)

 

Lineups:

Toronto:

Kasperi Kapanen – Auston Matthews – Patrick Marleau

Mitch Marner – John Tavares– Zach Hyman

Andreas Johnsson – 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: Tyler Ennis, 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
Gameday:

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1069007955993886720

First Period:

Wild Penalty – 5:21 – Matt Dumba, 2 mins for Hooking

Leafs PP Goal – 06:06 – Auston Matthews (13) assisted Mitch Marner (31) and Morgan Rielly (20)

Leafs Goal – 12:19 – Tyler Ennis(4) assisted Par Lindholm (7) and Travis Dermott (5)

Leafs Penalty – 13:38 – Nikita Zaitsev, 2 mins for Cross Checking

Wild Goal – 19:29– Eric Staal (10) assisted by Ryan Suter (17) and Mikael Granlund(14)

End of 1st – TML – 2        MIN – 1

Shots              8                     11

Faceoffs     9/21               12/21

Hits               4                     7

PP                 1/1                   0/1

 

Analysis:

Leafs seemed to capitalize on all of the chances they were given as Auston Matthews scored on the powerplay and Tyler Ennis at even strength. Minnesota look to grab some momenteum back at the end of the 1st courtesy of Eric Staal’s 10th.

 

Need to Do:

Get your legs moving and keep the pressure on.

 

 

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1069033159352901632

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1069036776013144064

Second Period:

Wild Goal– 5:17 – Jordan Greenway (4), assisted by Joel Eriksson Ek (3)

Leafs Goal– 14:38– Zach Hyman (5), assisted by Mitch Marner (32) and Jake Gardiner (10)

End of 2nd – TML – 3          MIN – 2

Shots              15                    23

Faceoffs       16/38              22/38

Hits               6                       15

PP                 1/1                    0/1

 

Analysis:

Leafs looked sluggish and lacked any offensive flair for the first 10 minutes of the 2nd period but then began to pick it up in the last 10 minutes.

Need to Do:

Minnesota is clogging up the neutral zone, use your speed to get behind them.

 

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1069047238180118528

Third Period:

Leafs Penalty –0:32 – Zach Hyman, 2 mins for High Sticking

Leafs Penalty –4:20 – Jake Gardiner, 2 mins for Tripping

Wild Goal– 09:38 – Jason Zucker (8) assisted by Mikael Granlund(15)

Leafs Goal – 16:40 – Nazem Kadri(8) assisted by Connor Brown (6) and Travis Dermott(6)

Leafs EN Goal – 19:04– Zach Hyman (6) from unassisted

End of 3rd – TML – 5        MIN – 3

Shots              23                   41

Faceoffs     33/62                29/62

Hits               8                       22

PP                 1/1                    0/3

 

Toronto:

Analysis:

Leafs played a very unsettling game, but the amazing goaltending of Frederik Andersen and the Leafs ability to score a lot bailed them out.

https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1069065041108975616

 

Next Up:

Toronto (19-8-0 38pts) at Buffalo (17-7-3 37pts)

Minnesota (14-10-2 30pts) at Vancouver (11-15-3 25pts)

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