Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs -2/2/2019 – Game Recap

Pittsburgh Penguins (28-17-6 62 pts) v, Toronto Maple Leafs (30-17-3 63pts)

Lineups:

Toronto:

Mitch Marner– Auston Matthews – Patrick Marleau

Kasperi Kapanen – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Connor Brown – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Andreas Johnsson – Pars Lindholm – Frederik Gauthier

 

Morgan Rielly  – Jake Muzzin

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Ron Hainsey

 

Garrett Sparks

Frederik Andersen

 

Scratched: Justin Holl

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

Suspension: None

 

Detroit:

Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Dominik Simon

Bryan Rust– Nick Bjugstad– Phil Kessel

Tanner Pearson –  Jared McCann – Patric Hornqvist

Garrett Wilson – Teddy Blueger – Matt Cullen

 

Brian Dumoulin – Kris Letang

Olli Maatta – Juuso Riikola

Marcus Petterson – Jack Johnson

 

Casey DeSmith

Matt Murray

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Justin Schultz, Zach Aston-Reese & Evgeni Malkin

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Toronto Penalty – 9:11 – Connor Brown, 2 minutes for High Sticking

Pittsburgh PP Goal – 10:01 – Sidney Crosby (23) from Kris Letang (32)

Pittsburgh Goal – 13:20 – Teddy Blueger (2) from Garrett Wilson (5) and Olli Maatta (12)

Toronto Goal – 17:25 – Auston Matthews (23) from Travis Dermott (12)  and Jake Gardiner (23

Pittsburgh Penalty – 18:47 – Marcus Petterson, 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 1st – PIT –2        TOR – 1

Shots              12                  13

Faceoffs     11/21              10/21

Hits               11                     6

PP                 1/1                 0/0

 

Analysis

Leafs came out flying but a bad defensive play again is the falling point of the Leafs. But Matthews responds and they start on the Powerplay

 

Need to Do:

Keep forechecking and skating, fix the defensive side and this is a different game

Second Period:

Toronto Goal–09:36 – Travis Dermott (4), assisted by Jake Gardiner (24) and Patrick Marleau (13)

Toronto Goal–16:06 – Zach Hyman (9), assisted by Morgan Rielly (39) and Mitch Marner (43)

Pittsburgh Penalty – 18:23 – Marcus Petterson, 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 2nd – PIT– 2          TOR – 3

Shots              21                    24

Faceoffs       17/41              24/41

Hits              21                      12

PP                 1/1                  0/2

 

Analysis:

Leafs keep playing theirgame and

 

Need to Do:

Keep playing your game.

Third Period:

 

No Scoring

 

End of 3rd – PIT– 2       TOR – 3

Shots             30                   32

Faceoffs     25/60                35/60

Hits               29                       22

PP                1/1                    0/2

 

Analysis:

Garret Sparks comes in and plays a heck of a game, and the offence backs him up.

Next Up:

Anaheim (21-21-9 51pts) vs Toronto (31-17-3 65pts)

Carolina (25-20-6 56pts) at Pittsburgh (28-17-6 62pts)

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