Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning – 13/12/2018 – Game Recap

Toronto Maple Leafs (21-9-1 41pts) v, Tampa Bay Lightning (24-7-1 49 pts)

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 2 of 2

 

Tampa Bay:

Ondrej Palat – Steven Stamkos – Yanni Gourde

Tyler Johnson – Brayden Point– Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn– Anthony Cirelli – JT Miller

Mathieu Joesph – Cedric Paquette – Ryan Callahan

 

Victor Hedman –Dan Girardi

Ryan McDonagh – Erik Cernak

Brayden Coburn – Mikhail Sergachev

 

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Louis Domingue
Scratched: None

Injuries: Anton Stralman

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Leafs Goal – 05:26 – Kasperi Kapanen (12) Unassisted

Lightning Penalty – 06:54 – Cedric Paquette, 2 minutes for High Stick

Lightning SH Goal – 08:20 – Anthony Cirelli (9) assisted by Ryan Callahan (5)

Leafs Penalty – 14:21 – Travis Dermott, 2 minutes for Slashing

Lightning Penalty – 18:35 – Yanni Gourde, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

 

End of 1st – TOR –1        TBL – 1

Shots              10                   7

Faceoffs     17/34              17/34

Hits               6                     8

PP                 0/2                  0/1

 

Analysis

Leafs came out strong in this one. Kasperi Kapanen made is 1-0 Toronto early who looked to be taking grasp of this game. But then a costly error on the powerplay by William Nylander cost them the lead.

Need to Do:

Keep Digging for pucks, and using your speed. Play hard against a bigger stronger defence in Tampa.

Second Period:

Leafs Penalty – 03:57 –Nazem Kadri, 2 mins for Closing Hand on Puck

Lighnting PP Goal–05:31 – Nikita Kucherov (13), assisted by Victor Hedman (14)  and JT Miller (18)

Lightning Penalty –06:32 – Alex Killorn, 2 mins for Interference

Leafs Penalty – 08:44 –Nazem Kadri, 2 mins for Roughing

Lighnting Penalty – 08:44 –Erik Cernak, 2 mins for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Lightning Penalty – 08:44 –Ryan Callahan, 2 mins for Roughing

Leafs Penalty – 10:07 –Kasperi Kapanen, 2 mins for Tripping

Lightning Penalty – 13:12 –Dan Girardi, 2 mins for Delay of Game

Lightning Goal–19:24 – Alex Killorn (7), assisted by Anthony Cirelli (4)  and JT Miller (19)

Lighnting Goal–19:58 – Tyler Johnson (13), assisted by Nikita Kucherov (34)  and Dan Girardi (8)

 

End of 2nd – TOR– 1          TBL – 4

Shots              33                    19

Faceoffs       28/52              24/52

Hits              12                      192

PP                 0/5                  1/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs fall apart in the 2nd as some bad defensive plays let to late goals as the Leafs take a strong 2nd and let it fall apart.

 

Need to Do:

Need a big 3rd.

Third Period:

Lighning Penalty – 09:26 –Steven Stamkos, 2 mins for Cross Checking

 

End of 3rd – TOR – 1        TBL – 4

Shots             49                   21

Faceoffs     43/79                36/79

Hits               19                         27

PP                0/6                    1/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs dominated the majority of the game but ran into a hot Andrei Vasilevskiy fresh off of the injury reserve. Vasilevskiy stood on his head as the Leafs poured on 49 shots and hit 3 posts.

Next Up:

Toronto (21-10-1 43pts) vs Florida (11-12-6 28pts)

Tampa Bay (25-7-1 51pts) at Winnipeg (19-9-2 40pts)

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