Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils – 18/12/2018 – Game Recap

Toronto Maple Leafs (21-9-2 41pts) v, New Jersey Devils (24-7-1 49 pts)

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:

Taylor Hall– Nico Hischier – Kyle Palmieri

Marcus Johansson – Pavel Zacha– Jesper Bratt

Blake Coleman– Travis Zajac – Miles Wood

Brian Boyle – Brett Seney – John Quenneville

 

Andy Greene – Damon Severson

Will Butcher –Sami Vatanen

Mirco Mueller – Ben Lovejoy

 

Keith Kincaid

Mackenzie Blackwood

 

Scratched: Drew Stafford

Injuries: Corey Schneider (Concussion)

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Leafs Penalty – 01:15 – Zach Hyman, 2 minutes for Holding

Devils Penalty – 03:58 – Blake Coleman, 2 minutes for Hooking

Leafs Goal – 06:01 – John Tavares (21) from Nazem Kadri (11) and Auston Matthews (12)

Leafs Goal – 07:58 – Auston Matthews (17) Unasssisted

Devils Penalty – 10:20 – Nico Hischier, 2 minutes for Holding

Leafs Goal – 13:38 – Patrick Marleau (9) assisted by Nazem Kadri (12) and Travis Dermott (7)

Devils Goal – 18:44 – Sami Vatanen (2) assisted by Brian Boyle (3)

 

End of 1st – TOR –3        NJD – 1

Shots              11                   8

Faceoffs     6/24              18/24

Hits               4                     5

PP                 0/2                  0/1

 

Analysis

Leafs came out to play this game and began dominating from the out set. A Relentless forecheck and all cylinders clicking lead to a 3-1 after the 1st period.

 

Need to Do:

Don’t take your foot of the gas pedal. Keep applying the pressure.

Second Period:

Leafs Goal–01:15 – Mitch Marner (9), assisted by John Tavares (15)

Devils Penalty – 05:15 –Kyle Palmieri, 2 mins for High Stick

Leafs Penalty – 07:36 –William Nylander, 2 mins for Tripping

Leafs Goal–19:59 – Morgan Rielly (11), assisted by Nazem Kadri (13)  and Connor Brown (7)

End of 2nd – TOR– 5          NJD – 1

Shots              22                    17

Faceoffs       17/42              25/42

Hits              5                      10

PP                 0/3                  0/2

 

Analysis:

Leafs stay hot in the 2nd with a pair of goals and continue to apply pressure to the Devils.

Need to Do:

Lock down the 3rd

Third Period:

Devils Goal–14:47 – Nico Hischier (8), assisted by Taylor Hall (24)  and Kyle Palmieri (12)

Leafs Goal–16:28 – Tyler Ennis (6), assisted by Connor Brown (8)  and Par Lindholm (8)

Leafs Goal–18:30 – Tyler Ennis (7), assisted by Jake Gardiner (19)  and Connor Brown (9)

Leafs Penalty – 19:00 –Travis Dermott, 2 mins for Delay of Game

 

End of 3rd – TOR – 7       NJD – 2

Shots             31                   29

Faceoffs     29/61                32/61

Hits               6                         14

PP                0/3                    0/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs dominated this game from the outset and never really let up.

Next Up:

Florida (13-13-6 32pts) vs Toronto (22-10-2 46pts)

New Jersey (11-14-7 29pts) at Columbus (18-12-3 39pts)

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