01/3/2019 – Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Minnesota Wild (18-17-3 39pts) v, Toronto Maple Leafs (26-11-2 54pts)

Lineups:

Toronto:

Kasperi Kapanen – Auston Matthews – William Nylander

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Andreas Johnsson

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – Connor Brown

Trevor Moore – Pars Lindholm – Frederik Gauthier

 

Morgan Rielly  – Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Igor Ozhiganov

 

Michael Hutchinson

Kasimir Kaskisuo

Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Zach Hyman (Ankle), Frederik Andersen (Groin), Garrett Sparks (Concussion), Tyler Ennis (Leg)

Suspension: None

 

Minnesota:

Jason Zucker – Eric Staal– Mikael Granlund

Zach Parise – Charlie Coyle – Luke Kunin

Jordan Greenway– Mikko Koivu– Nino Niederreiter

Marcus Foligno – Eric Fehr –Matt Hendricks

 

Ryan Suter –Jared Spurgeon

Jonas Brodin – Greg Pateryn

Matt Bartowski – Nate Prosser

 

Devan Dubnyk

Alex Stalock
Scratched: None

Injuries: Matt Dumba (hand), Nick Seeler

Suspension: None
Gameday:

 

First Period:

Leafs Goal – 00:07 – Mitch Marner (14) assisted Connor Brown (11) and John Tavares (19)

Leafs Penalty – 2:31 – Par Lindholm, 2 mins for Slashing

Leafs Goal – 05:38 – Mitch Marner(15) assisted John Tavares (20) and Ron Hainsey (10)

Wild Goal – 09:10– Charlie Coyle (7) assisted by Lukas Kunin (2) and Jared Spurgeon(16)

Leafs Penalty – 19:40 – John Tavares, 2 mins for Slashing

Wild Penalty – 19:40 – Marcus Foligno, 2 mins for Roughing

End of 1st – TML – 2        MIN – 1

Shots              10                     19

Faceoffs     14/22               8/22

Hits               5                     5

PP                 0/1                   0/1

Analysis:

Marner kicked into gear for the first period. The Wild couldn’t stop him all period he was just flying. But the Leafs seemed to take the foot off the gas pedal in the 2nd half of the period.

Need to Do:

Get your legs moving and keep the pressure on.

Second Period:

Wild Penalty – 02:47 – Eric Staal, 2 minutes for Hooking

Wild Goal– 5:09 – Mikko Koivu (6), assisted by Jared Spurgeon (17) and Zach Parise (17)

Leafs Goal– 8:16– William Nylander (1), assisted by Auston Matthews (17) and Travis Dermott (9)

Wild Goal– 9:36 – Jared Spurgeon (5), assisted by Jordan Greenway (6) and Nino Niederreiter (13)

Wild Penalty – 16:42– Mikael Granlund, 2 minutes for Hooking

End of 2nd – TML – 3          MIN – 3

Shots              22                    30

Faceoffs       28/44              16/44

Hits               10                       10

PP                 0/3                    0/1

 

Analysis:

Leafs looked sluggish and lacked any offensive flair for the first 10 minutes of the 2nd period but then began to pick it up in the last 10 minutes.

Need to Do:

Minnesota is clogging up the neutral zone, use your speed to get behind them.

Third Period:

Wild Goal– 04:21 – Zach Parise (18) assisted by Charlie Coyle(13)

Wild Penalty – 12:09 – Jonas Brodin, 2 minutes for Tripping

End of 3rd – TML – 3       MIN – 4

Shots              41                  34

Faceoffs     43/69                26/69

Hits               17                       16

PP                 0/4                    0/1

 

Toronto:

Analysis:

Leafs played a very unsettling game. They lacked any defensive consistency and any ability to show up in the clutch

Next Up:

Vancouver (20-19-4 44pts) at Toronto (26-12-2 54pts)

Minnesota (19-17-3 42pts) at Ottawa (15-21-5 35pts)

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