Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers – 18/1/2019 – Game Day Preview

Time: Friday January 18th,  2019

Toronto: 28-15-2 for 58 points

Florida: 17-20-8 for 42 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to come into the second of back to backs and hope Garrett Sparks can pull them out a win.

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)

Jonathan Huberdeau – 47 points (12 goals 35 assists)
Aleksander Barkov – 44 points (17 goal 27 assist)
Mike Hoffman – 41 points (22 goal 19 assists)
Evgenii Dadonov – 37 points (18 goal 19 assists)

Garrett Sparks
6-2-1 3.01GAA .905SV%

Roberto Luongo
8-11-1 3.34GAA .892SV%

 

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

 

Garrett Sparks

Frederik Andersen

 

Scratched: Justin Holl & Martin Marincin

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

Suspension: None

 

Florida:

Frank Vatrano – Aleksander Barkov – Evgenii Dadonov

Jonathan Huberdeau – Henrik Borgstrom– Nick Bjugstad

Mike Hoffman – Jared McCann – Denis Malgin

Jayce Hawryluk – Juho Lammikko – Colton Sceviour

 

Keith Yandle – Aaron Ekblad

Michael Matheson – Mark Psysk

Ian McCoshen – Mackenzie Weegar

 

Roberto Luongo

James Reimer

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Jamie McGinn, Derek Mackenzie, Vincent Trocheck

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Florida:

  1. Attack the Defence
    1. They are young and struggling. Attack them fiercely and dig pucks
  2. Puck Possession
    1. The Leafs need zone time.
  3. Powerplay
    1. Been struggling for a while. Gotta get it going again to make the Leafs dangerous

 

 

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