Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs -20/12/2018-Game Day Recap

Florida Panthers (13-14-6 32 pts) v, Toronto Maple Leafs (23-10-2 48pts)

Lineups:

Toronto:

Mitch Marner– John Tavares – Connor Brown

Kasperi Kapanen –Auston Matthews– Andreas Johnsson

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Pars Lindholm

 

Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Martin Marincin

 

Frederik Andersen

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

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)

Suspension: None

 

Florida:

Jonathon Huberdeau – Aleksander Barkov – Mike Hoffman

Frank Vatrano – Henrik Borgstrom– Evgenii Dadonov

Troy Brouwer – Jared McCann – Denis Malgin

Michael Haley – Juho Lammikko – Jayce Hawryluk

 

Keith Yandle –Aaron Ekblad

Michael Matheson – Alex Petrovic

Mark Pysyk – Mackenzie Weegar

 

Roberto Luongo

James Reimer
Scratched: None

Injuries: Jamie McGinn, Nick Bjugstad, Vincent Trocheck & Derek Mackenzie

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Panthers Penalty – 17:20 – Aaron Ekblad, 2 minutes for Interference

Leafs PP Goal – 18:17 – Auston Matthews (18) from Mitch Marner (36) and Morgan Rielly (26)

 

End of 1st – FLA –0        TOR – 1

Shots              11                   8

Faceoffs     5/15              10/15

Hits               9                     3

PP                 0/0                  1/1

 

Analysis

Leafs came focused and happy to be at the Scotia Bank Arena again. The kicked the powerplay slump and look to be running on all cylinders.

Need to Do:

Keep motoring forward.

Second Period:

Leafs Goal–03:50 – Auston Matthews (19), assisted by Morgan Rielly (27) and Kasperi Kapanen (11)

Leafs Goal–11:14 – Nazem Kadri (9), assisted by Connor Brown (10)  and Morgan Rielly (28)

Leafs Penalty – 12:33 –Nikita Zaitsev, 2 mins for Holding

Leafs Penalty – 17:19 –Martin Marincin, 2 mins for Tripping

 

End of 2nd – FLA– 0          TOR – 3

Shots              13                    17

Faceoffs       14/30              16/30

Hits              18                      6

PP                 0/2                  1/1

 

Analysis:

Leafs stay kick it up a notch in the 2nd period with 2 more goals. Morgan Rielly with 3 assists and Auston Matthews with 2 goals.

Need to Do:

Lock down the 3rd

Third Period:

Florida Penalty – 02:24 –Alex Petrovic, 2 mins for Tripping

Leafs PP Goal–02:38 – John Tavares (22), assisted by Auston Matthews (13)  and Nazem Kadri  (14)

Leafs Goal–05:41 – John Tavares (23), assisted by Mitch Marner (37)  and Martin Marincin  (1)

Leafs Penalty – 8:56 –Andreas Johnsson, 2 mins for Slashing

Florida Goal–10:28 – Henrik Borgstrom (1), assisted by Jared McCann (8)  and Frank Vatrano (4)

Florida Penalty – 14:44 –Troy Brouwer, 2 mins for Holding

Leafs PP Goal–15:14 – Mitch Marner (10), assisted by Auston Matthews (14)  and Morgan Rielly (29)

 

End of 3rd – FLA – 1       FLA – 6

Shots             26                  26

Faceoffs     28/57                29/57

Hits               30                       9

PP                1/3                    3/3

 

Analysis:

John Tavares comes out and scores 2 in third and Marner added another to bring another dominate performance to a close.

Next Up:

Florida (13-14-6 32pts) vs Detroit (15-16-5 35pts)

NY Rangers (15-13-5 35pts) at Toronto (23-10-2 48pts)

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