Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens – 9/2/2019 – Game Recap

Toronto Maple Leafs (33-17-3 for 69 points) v, Montreal Canadiens (31-18-6 for 68 points)

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

 

Montreal:

Jonathan Drouin – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher

Tomas Tatar– Max Domi– Andrew Shaw

Artturi Lehkonen –  Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Joel Armia

Nicolas Deslauriers – Michael Chaput – Charles Hudon

 

Victor Mete – Shea Weber

Mike Reilly – Jeff Petry

Brett Kulak – Jordie Benn

 

Carey Price

Antti Niemi

 

Scratched: Matthew Peca

Injuries: Paul Byron

Suspension: None

 

Gameday:

First Period:

Montreal Goal – 0:51 – Andrew Shaw (12)  assisted, Jeff Petry (28) and Max Domi (31)

Toronto Goal – 2:20 – Andreas Johnsson (14)  assisted, Zach Hyman (14)

Toronto Goal – 4:42 – Nikita Zaitsev (2)  assisted, Par Lindholm (11)

Montreal Penalty– 4:53 – Phillip Danault, 2 minutes for Tripping

Toronto Penalty– 7:46 – John Tavares, 4 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 1st – TOR–2        MTL – 1

Shots              16                 15

Faceoffs     12/20              8/20

Hits               7                     13

PP                 0/1                 0/2

 

Analysis

Leafs started slow but then picked it up and seemed to settle into a rhythm and scored 2 to take a 2-1 lead going into the intermission

 

Need to Do:

Keep on the forecheck and stay disciplined in the defensive zone

Second Period:

Montreal Goal–01:13 – Tomas Tatar (17), assisted by Shea Weber (12) and Carey Price (1)

Montreal Penalty – 4:41 – Artturi Lehkonen, 2 minutes for Tripping

Montreal Penalty – 8:25 – Jonathan Drouin, 2 minutes for Interference

Toronto Penalty – 18:08 – Zach Hyman, 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 2nd – TOR– 2          MTL – 2

Shots              25                    24

Faceoffs       19/35             16/35

Hits              11                    34

PP                 0/3               0/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs played alright but not up to their level, Montreal seemed to dictate the action.

 

Need to Do:

Need to get back to the forecheck and cycle game

 

 

Third Period:

Toronto Penalty – 5:37– Auston Matthews, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Montreal PP Goal–07:24 – Brendan Gallagher (22), assisted by Max Domi (32) and Andrew Shaw (14)

Toronto Goal–08:35 – William Nylander (3), assisted by John Tavares (27)

Toronto Penalty – 19:28– Nikita Zaitsev, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

 

End of 3rd – TOR– 3       MTL – 3

Shots             30                    36

Faceoffs     32/57                25/57

Hits               16                        49

PP                0/3                    1/5

 

Analysis:

Leaf came out slow again in the third but William Nylander snipes home his 3rd of the season and helps the Leafs take it to overtime

 

OT:
Toronto Goal–02:17 – John Tavares (33), assisted by Mitch Marner (46) and Morgan Rielly (41)

 

End of 3rd – TOR– 3       MTL – 3

Shots             30                    36

Faceoffs     32/57                25/57

Hits               16                        49

PP                0/3                    1/5

 

Analysis:

Leafs killed the penalty kill and then stormed up the ice for the Marner slick pass to Tavares for the win.

 

Next Up:

Toronto (34-17-3 71pts) vs New York Rangers (23-23-8 54pts)

Montreal (31-18-6 68pts) at Nashville (33-20-4 70pts)

 

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