Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning – 17/1/2019 – Game Day Preview

Gameday Preview:  Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Time: Thursday, January 17th,  2019

Toronto: 28-15-2 for 58 points

Tampa Bay: 36-9-2 for 74 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to come back a two-game losing streak and avoid a three game losing streak for the first time all season as they face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –59 points (18 goals 41 assists)
John Tavares – 50 points (29 goals 21 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 47 points (13 goals 34 assists)
Auston Matthews – 42 points (20 goals 22 assists) 53% on Face-offs)

Nikita Kucherov – 75 points (22 goals 53 assists)
Brayden Point – 61 points (29 goal 32 assist)
Steven Stamkos – 53 points (24 goal 29 assists)
Tyler Johnson – 34 points (18 goal 16 assists)

Frederik Andersen
20-10-1 2.54GAA .922SV%

Andrei Vasilevskiy
19-5-2 2.46GAA .925SV%

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

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back),Tyler Ennis (Leg)

Suspension: None

 

Tampa Bay:

Ondrej Palat – Steven Stamkos – Yanni Gourde

Tyler Johnson – Brayden Point– Nikita Kucherov

Mathieu Joesph – Anthony Cirelli – Alex Killorn

JT Miller – Cedric Paquette – Ryan Callahan

 

Victor Hedman – Dan Girardi

Ryan McDonagh – Anton Stralman

Braydon Coburn – Mikhail Sergachev

 

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Louis Domingue

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Tampa Bay:

  1. Tighten up the defence
    1. Struggles on the backend, have become a huge issue. Leafs need to tighten up or else they will be trampled.
  2. Puck Possession
    1. Keep the top line in their own zone.
  3. Nylander
    1. Needs to find some sort game. This team needs him to go.

 

 

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