Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 23/1/2019 – Game Day Preview

Time: Wednesday January 23th,  2019

Toronto: 29-17-2 for 60 points

Washington: 27-16-6 for 60 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to pick up the piecies just before the all-star and keep their streak of not losing 3 games in row to 0 through 49 games. Alexander Ovechkin has yet to decide whether he will not play tonight against the Leafs or the first game back after the all star break against the Calgary Flames.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –61 points (19 goals 42 assists)
John Tavares – 53 points (30 goals 23 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 48 points (13 goals 35 assists)
Auston Matthews – 42 points (20 goals 22 assists) 53% on Face-offs)

Alex Ovechkin – 52 points (33 goals 19 assists)
Nicklas Backstrom – 49 points (12 goal 37 assist)
John Carlson – 46 points (8 goal 38 assists)
Evgeny Kuznetsov – 40 points (9 goal 31 assists)

Frederik Andersen
21-11-1 2.54GAA .922SV%

Brayden Holtby
17-11-3 3.04GAA .906SV%

 

Lineups:

Toronto:

Connor Brown– Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Trevor Moore – Pars Lindholm – Frederik Gauthier

 

Morgan Rielly  – Ron Hainsey

Martin Marincin – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Igor Ozhiganov

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back),Tyler Ennis (Leg), Andreas Johnsson & Jake Gardiner

Suspension: None

 

Arizona:

Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – TJ Oshie

Jakub Vrana – Evgeny Kuznetsov– Tom Wilson

Dmitri Jaskin –  Lars Eller – Brett Connolly

Lance Stephenson – Travis Boyd – Andre Burakovsky

 

Dmitri Orlov – John Carlson

Michal Kempny – Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik – Jonas Siegenthaler

 

Brayden Holtby

Phoenix Copley

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Christian Djoos

Suspension: None

 

Keys to Winning against Washinton

  1. Stay out of the Penalty Box
    1. This Capitals Powerplay will take it to you quick.
  2. Auston Matthews
    1. Need a big game from him or else this could end up like the last 2 games.
  3. Powerplay
    1. Been struggling for a while. Gotta get it going again to make the Leafs dangerous

 

For the Washington Capitals Preview, please read Michael Lindenbaum’s preview for a look at the Capitals.

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