Toronto Maple Leafs vs Carolina Hurricanes – 10/12/2018 – Game Day Preview

Gameday Preview:  Toronto Maple Leafs vs Carolina Hurricanes

Time: Tuesday, December 11th,  2018

Toronto: 20-9-1 for 41 points

Carolina: 13-11-4 for 30 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs meet Carolina for the 2nd time after being beaten by them in the last meeting. They Leafs have lost 2 in row and look to get back to their winning ways in Carolina. While Carolina looks to shut down the high octane offence of the Leafs.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner – 40 points (6 goals 34 assists)
John Tavares – 32 points (18 goals 14 assists) 49% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 32 points (9 goals 23 assists)
Auston Matthews – 26 points (16 goals 10 assists) 53% on Face-offs)

Sebastien Aho –27 points (8 goals 19 assists)
Teuvo Teravainen– 20 points (5 goal 15 assists)
Michael Ferland – 15 points (11 goal 4 assists)
Andrei Svechnikov– 13 points (6 goal 7 assists)

Frederik Andersen
16-8-0 2.500GAA .926SV%

Petr Mrazek
4-4-2 2.41GAA .899SV%

Lineups:

Toronto:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares– Connor Brown

William Nylander– Nazem Kadri – Patrick Marleau

Tyler Ennis – Pars Lindholm – Frederik Gauthier

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: Zach Hyman (2 Games) Game 1 of 2

 

Carolina:

Jordan Martinook– Sebastein Aho – Teuvo Teravainen

Warren Foegele – Victor Rask – Phil Di Giuseppe

Andrei Svechnikov – Lucas Wallmark– Justin Williams

Brock McGinn– Clarke Bishop – Michael Ferland

 

Jaccob Slavin – Dougie Hamilton

Calvin De Haan– Justin Faulk

Brett Pesce– Trevor Van Riemsdyk

 

Petr Mrazek

Scott Darling

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Jordan Staal, Curtis McElhinny

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Carolina:

  1. Use your speed
    1. Get the speed going and use it to push the defence of the Hurricanes back.
  2. Win faceoffs
    1. Take advantage of no Jordan Staal in the lineup win some draws and get puck possession
  3. Stars gotta show up
    1. Big players like Matthews, Marner, Tavares and Rielly need to show up for this game and in a big way.

 

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