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

Toronto Maple Leafs (28-15-2 58pts) v, Tampa Bay Lightning (36-9-2 74 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

 

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

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Tampa Penalty – 05:32 – Nikita Kucherov, 2 minutes for Slashing

Toronto Penalty – 08:34 – Igor Ozhiganov, 2 minutes for Hooking

Tampa PP Goal – 09:48 – Brayden Point (30) from Victor Hedman (25) and Steven Stamkos (30)

Toronto Goal – 11:48 – Nazem Kadri (10) from Kasperi Kapanen (14) and Patrick Marleau (11)

Lightning Penalty – 12:09 – Victor Hedman, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

 

End of 1st – TOR –1        TBL – 1

Shots              9                   10

Faceoffs     10/25              15/25

Hits               4                     13

PP                 0/2                  1/1

 

Analysis

Leafs came look strong this game and came to play a bad defensive play led to a powerplay which led to a Brayden Point powerplay goal. But the Leafs fought back thanks to Kasperi Kapanen who used his unbelievable speed to break the defence and setup Kadri for a goal

 

Need to Do:

Keep Digging for pucks, and using your speed. Play hard against a bigger stronger defence in Tampa.

Second Period:

Toronto Penalty – 02:47 –Travis Dermott, 2 mins for Interference

Toronto Goal–13:06 – Patrick Marleau (11), assisted by Nazem Kadri (18)  and Nikita Zaitsev (4)

Lightning Goal–13:43 – Victor Hedman (6), assisted by Nikita Kucherov (54)  and Brayden Point (33)

Toronto Goal–14:49 – Mitch Marner (19), assisted by John Tavares (22)  and Andreas Johnsson (12)

Toronto Penalty – 16:26 –William Nylander, 2 mins for Holding

 

End of 2nd – TOR– 3          TBL – 2

Shots              17                    22

Faceoffs       21/48              27/48

Hits              8                      20

PP                 0/2                  1/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs come to play in the 2nd period get goals from Patrick Marleau and Mitch Marner, While Freddie Andersen stands on his head.

 

Need to Do:

Be prepared Tampa is going to come flying.

Third Period:

Toronto Penalty – 01:59 –Zach Hyman, 2 mins for Slashing

 

End of 3rd – TOR – 3        TBL – 2

Shots             31                   38

Faceoffs     31/70                39/70

Hits               17                        30

PP                0/2                    1/4

 

Analysis:

Leafs played a very solid game with some contribution from all over the lineup and a lot of players breaking goal-scoring slumps. Very good sign for Leafs Nation.

Next Up:

Toronto (29-15-2 60pts) vs Florida (17-20-8 42pts)

San Jose (28-14-7 63pts) at Tampa Bay (36-9-2 74pts)

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