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

Toronto Maple Leafs (28-13-2 58pts) v, Boston Bruins (26-15-4 56 pts)

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 (Flu), 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

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Bruins Goal – 18:21 – David Krejci (9) from Sean Kuraly (7) and Zdeno Chara (2)

Leafs Penalty – 19:38 – John Tavares, 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 1st – BOS –1        TOR – 0

Shots              9                  15

Faceoffs     9/19              10/19

Hits               9                     9

PP                 0/1                 0/0

 

Analysis

Leafs came out with a relentless forecheck but a bad goal at the end of the period off a turnover by Nikita Zaitsev led to the Bruins to a 1-0 lead.

 

Need to Do:

Continue the forecheck, need to get keep the Bruins in the defensive zone.

 

Second Period:

Leafs Penalty – 02:40 – Andreas Johnsson, 2 minutes for Hooking

Leafs Goal–07:37 – Andreas Johnsson (10), assisted by Kasperi Kapanen (12) and Auston Matthews (20)

Bruins Penalty – 08:59 – Kevan Miller, 2 minutes for Holding

Leafs PP Goal–09:30 – Mitch Marner (17), assisted by Nazem Kadri (17) and Kasperi Kapanen 2 (13)

Bruins Goal–14:47 – Sean Kuraly (5), assisted by Chris Wagner (4) and Noel Acciari (3)

Bruins Penalty – 16:10 – Patrice Bergeron, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Bruins Goal–19:45 – David Pastrnak (26), assisted by Sean Kuraly 2 (8)

 

End of 2nd – BOS– 3          TOR – 2

Shots              19                    26

Faceoffs       18/38              20/38

Hits              10                      9

PP                 0/2                  1/2

 

Analysis:

Leafs come alive in the 2nd but the Zaitsev/Gardiner defensive pairing puts them back behind again.

 

Need to Do:

Need a big third.

Third Period:

 

No Scoring

 

End of 3rd – BOS– 3       TOR – 2

Shots             29                   31

Faceoffs     28/58                30/58

Hits               29                       28

PP                0/2                    1/2

 

Analysis:

Matthews had one open net to tie the game and missed the net. Leafs played a good game but a very bad night by the Zaitsev / Gardiner pairing led to all the goals.

 

Next Up:

Colorado (20-17-8 48pts) vs Toronto (28-14-2 58pts)

Montreal (24-17-5 53pts) at Boston (26-15-4 56pts)

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