Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 06-12-2018 – Game Day Preview

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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)

Frederik Andersen
16-7-0 2.32GAA .931SV%

Jimmy Howard
9-6-4 2.77GAA .920SV%

Lineups:

Toronto:

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

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)

Suspension: None

*William Nylander’s spot in the lineup will be in the Game Recap later tonight.

 

Detroit:

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

Jimmy Howard

Johnathan Bernier

Scratched: None

Injuries: Henrik Zetterberg, Evgeny Svechnikov, Trevor Daley, Anthony Mantha

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Detroit:

  1. Stay on top of the young defence
    1. Attack the defence of the Red Wings, need to pressure them into making bad decisions with the puck.
  2. Puck Posession
    1. Play with the puck for the majority of the game. Keep the cycle going tire the Red Wings players out.
  3. William Nylander
    1. We will get to find out if the Nylander will impact for the better or for the worst.

 

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