Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils – 17/12/2018 – Game Day Preview

Time: Tuesday, December 17th , 2018

Toronto: 21-10-2 for 44 points

New Jersey: 11-13-7 for 29 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue the road trip in New Jersey as they take on the Taylor Hall-less New Jersey Devils. The Leafs look to use this as a way back into the win column tonight, after 2 tough losses.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner – 43 points (8 goals 35 assists)

Morgan Rielly – 35 points (10 goals 25 assists)

John Tavares – 34 points (19 goals 14 assists) 49% on face-offs

Auston Matthews – 27 points (16 goals 11 assists) 53% on Face-off

 

Taylor Hall–31 points (8 goals 23 assists)

Kyle Palmieri 28 points (17 goal 10 assists)

Nico Hischier – 20 points (7 goal 13 assist)

Travis Zajac– 19 points (10 goal 9 assists)

 

Frederik Andersen

17-9-1 2.55GAA .923SV%

 

Keith Kincaid

11-8-7 2.88GAA .906SV%

 

Probable Lineups:

Toronto:

Mitch Marner– John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Kasperi Kapanen –Auston Matthews– Andreas Johnsson

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Tyler Ennis– Pars Lindholm – Connor Brown

 

Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Igor Ozhiganov

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks
Scratched: Justin Holl, Martin Marincin & Frederik Gauthier

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)

Suspension: None

 

New Jersey:

Marcus Johansson – Nico Hischier – Kyle Palmieri

John Quenneville – Pavel Zacha– Jesper Bratt

Blake Coleman– Travis Zajac – Mile Wood

Brian Boyle – Brett Seney – Drew Stafford

 

Andy Greene – Damon Severson

Will Butcher –Sami Vatanen

Mirco Mueller – Ben Lovejoy

 

Keith Kincaid

Mackenzie Blackwood

 

Scratched:

Injuries: Corey Schneider, Taylor Hall

Suspension: None

 

 Keys to Winning against New Jersey:

  1. Use your speed
    1. Don’t give the Devils an opportunity to use their speed against you. Take it to them first.
  2. Puck Possession
    1. If the Leafs can have a lot of possession, it will negate the speed the devils which is how they create offence.
  3. Take advantage of the lack of Taylor Hall in the lineup
    1. Force New Jersey’s offence to work hard

 

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