Anaheim Ducks vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 4/2/2019 – Game Recap

Anaheim Ducks (21-21-6 48 pts) v, Toronto Maple Leafs (31-17-3 65pts)

Lineups:

Toronto:

Patrick Marleau – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – 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

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl & Igor Ozhiganov

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

Suspension: None

 

Anaheim:

Rickard Rakell – Ryan Getzlaf– Corey Perry

Devin Shore – Adam Henrique– Jakub Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie– Derek Grant – Daniel Sprong

Brian Gibbons – Carter Rowney – Patrick Eaves

 

Hampus Lindholm – Brandon Montour

Cam Fowler – Josh Manson

Jacob Larsson – Michael Del Zotto

 

John Gibson

Chad Johnson

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Ondrej Kase, Kevin Bieksa, Ryan Miller & Ryan Keler

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Toronto Penalty – 17:53 – Zach Hyman, 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 1st – ANA–0        TOR – 0

Shots              8                  15

Faceoffs     9/22              13/22

Hits               12                     3

PP                 0/1                 0/0

 

Analysis

Leafs had jump from the very beginning and from every line. Johnsson looked to have a lot of jump to his game tonight.

 

Need to Do:

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

Second Period:

Toronto Goal–03:02 – John Tavares (31), assisted by Andreas Johnsson (13) and Frederik Gauthier (7)

Anaheim Penalty – 11:30 – Hampus Lindholm, 2 minutes for Holding

Toronto Goal–13:40 – Andreas Johnsson (11), assisted by Patrick Marleau (14) and Jake Muzzin (18)

Anaheim Penalty – 19:53 – Nick Ritchie, 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Toronto PP Goal–19:57 – Jake Muzzin (5), assisted by Jake Gardiner (25) and Andreas Johnsson (14)

 

 

End of 2nd – ANA– 0          TOR – 3

Shots              16                    30

Faceoffs       18/44              26/44

Hits              24                      6

PP                 0/1                  1/2

 

Analysis:

Andreas Johnsson looks to have found his game after returning from concussion issues has been all over the ice tonight. Jake Muzzin shows why the Leafs picked him up, amazing defence and a bomb of a shot.

 

Need to Do:

Don’t take your foot off the gas pedal.

Third Period:

Anaheim Goal–02:45 – Rickard Rakell (9), assisted by Hampus Lindholm (16) and Josh Manson (8)

Toronto Goal–03:16 – Connor Brown (5), assisted by William Nylander (7) and Jake Muzzin (19)

Toronto Goal–06:04 – William Nylander  (2), assisted by Zach Hyman (11)

Anaheim Penalty – 08:37 – Nick Ritchie, 2 minutes for Slashing

Toronto Goal–14:51 – Andreas Johnsson (12), assisted by Zach Hyman (12) and John Tavares (25)

 

End of 3rd – ANA– 1       TOR – 6

Shots             25                   44

Faceoffs     28/68                40/68

Hits               36                       11

PP                0/1                    1/3

 

Analysis:

Johnsson and Muzzin steal the show tonight with 4 and 3 points respectively. The Leafs gain a huge 2 points in their chase of home ice advantage.

Next Up:

Ottawa (19-28-5 43pts) vs Toronto (32-17-3 67pts)

Anaheim (21-22-6 51pts) at Montreal (29-18-6 64pts)

 

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