Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 12/1/2019 – Game Day Preview

Gameday Preview:  Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Time: Saturday, January 12th,  2019

Toronto: 28-12-2 for 58 points

Boston: 25-15-4 for 54 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs come back home to take on the Boston Bruins in what looks to be like a top of notch matchup. Leafs will be without Freddy Andersen as he has been cleared to return but now has the flu.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –57 points (16 goals 41 assists)
John Tavares – 50 points (29 goals 21 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 46 points (13 goals 33 assists)
Auston Matthews – 39points (20 goals 19 assists) 53% on Face-offs)

David Pastrnak – 52 points (25 goals 27 assists)
Brad Marchand– 47 points (16 goal 31 assist)
Patrice Bergeron- 38 points (14 goal 24 assists)
David Krecji – 34 points (8 goal 26 assists)

Michael Hutchinson
2-2-0 2.53GAA .919SV%

Tuukka Rask
12-8-2 2.43GAA .920SV%

Lineups:

Toronto:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Connor Brown – 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), Frederik Andersen (Groin), Garrett Sparks (Concussion), Tyler Ennis (Leg)

Suspension: None

Boston:

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk – David Krecji– David Backes

Danton Heinen – Jakob Forback-Karlsson – Ryan Donato

Sean Kuraly – Noel Acciari – Chris Wagner

 

Zdeno Chara – Charlie MacVoy

Torey Krug – Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk – Kevan Miller

 

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Urho Vaakanainen, Joakim Nordstrom

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Boston:

  1. Attack the defence
    1. Forecheck hard and fast. Make the defence work fast
  2. Puck Possession
    1. Keep the puck in the offensive zone where the Bruins can’t hurt you
  3. Johnsson, Kapanen, Matthews
    1. Need this line to go to make the Leafs a real threat

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