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

Toronto Maple Leafs (29-15-2 60pts) v, Florida Panthers (17-20-8 42pts)

Lineups:

Toronto:

Zach Hyman– Auston Matthews – William Nylander

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Andreas Johnsson

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 –Vincent Trocheck– Nick Bjugstad

Mike Hoffman – Henrik Borgstrom – Denis Malgin

Jayce Hawryluk –Jared McCann – 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

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Toronto Goal – 01:49 – Ron Hainsey (4) from Morgan Rielly (35) and Kasperi Kapanen (15)

Toronto Penalty – 04:27 – Kasperi Kapanen, 2 minutes for Hooking

Florida Penalty – 05:13 – Evgenii Dadonov, 2 minutes for High Sticking

Florida Goal – 09:02 – Mike Hoffman (23) from Keith Yandle (31) and Nick Bjugstad (7)

Florida Goal – 14:59 – Mike Matheson (3) from Vincent Trocheck (12) and Jonathan Huberdeau (36)

 

End of 1st – TOR –1        FLA – 2

Shots              4                   13

Faceoffs     10/20              10/20

Hits               10                     7

PP                 0/1                  0/2

 

Analysis

Leafs came out strong scored in the first 2 minutes of the game but them by the 9 minute mark had taken their foot off the gas pedal and let Florida take control.

Need to Do:

Keep Digging for pucks, and using your speed. Keep the pace up-tempo against the Panthers forwards and defence

Second Period:

Toronto Penalty – 15:38 –Andreas Johnsson, 2 mins for Hooking

End of 2nd – TOR– 1          FLA – 2

Shots              12                    22

Faceoffs       19/38              19/38

Hits              19                      14

PP                 0/1                  0/2

 

Analysis:

Leafs put on a solid period but still no pucks in the net.

Need to Do:

Need a big 3rd period.

Third Period:

Toronto Penalty – 02:15 –Jake Gardiner, 2 mins for Cross Checking

Florida EN Goal – 18:14 – Frank Vatrano (14) from Mark Psysk (6)

 

End of 3rd – TOR – 1        FLA – 3

Shots             21                   29

Faceoffs     35/64                29/64

Hits               21                        26

PP                0/1                   0/3

 

Analysis:

Another disappointing effort from the Leafs after a huge win in Tampa Bay. Garrett Sparks held them in all game and they let him down.

Next Up:

Arizona (21-22-3 45pts) vs Toronto (29-16-2 60pts)

Florida (18-20-8 44pts) at Nashville (28-17-4 60pts)

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