Gameday Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Time: Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Toronto: 20-8-0 for 40 points
Detroit: 12-12-4 for 28 points
The Leafs head home after a crazy night in Buffalo where Auston Matthews stole the show with 2 seconds left in Overtime. The Leafs take on the Red Wings, young fast and have shown great resiliency the few weeks.
Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup
Mitch Marner – 39 points (6 goals 33 assists)
John Tavares – 31 points (17 goals 14 assists) 49% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 30 points (9 goals 21 assists)
Auston Matthews – 23 points (15 goals 8 assists) 53% on Face-offs)
Dylan Larkin – 24 points (10 goals 14 assists)
Gustav Nyquist- 23 points (6 goal 17 assists)
Andreas Anthanasiou– 22 points (11 goal 7 assist)
Frans Nielsen – 18 points (4 goal 14 assists)
16-7-0 2.32GAA .931SV%
9-6-4 2.77GAA .920SV%
Kasperi Kapanen – Auston Matthews – William Nylander
Mitch Marner – John Tavares– Zach Hyman
Patrick Marleau– Nazem Kadri – Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis –Para Lindolm– Andreas Johnsson
Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott – Igor Ozhiganov
Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin
Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)
*William Nylander’s spot in the lineup will be in the Game Recap later tonight.
Gustav Nyquist – Dylan Larkin – Justin Abdelkader
Andreas Anthansiou – Frans Nielsen– Thomas Vanek
Luke Glendeing – Jacob De La Rose – Michael Rasmussen
Luke Witowski – Christoffer Ehn – Martin Frk
Niklas Kronwall – Mike Green
Johnathan Ericsson – Dennis Cholowski
Danny DeKeyser – Nicla Jensen
Injuries: Henrik Zetterberg, Evgeny Svechnikov, Trevor Daley, Anthony Mantha
Keys to Winning against Detroit:
- Stay on top of the young defence
- Attack the defence of the Red Wings, need to pressure them into making bad decisions with the puck.
- Puck Posession
- Play with the puck for the majority of the game. Keep the cycle going tire the Red Wings players out.
- William Nylander
- We will get to find out if the Nylander will impact for the better or for the worst.