Toronto Maple Leafs vs Colorado Avalanche – 13/2/2019 -Game Recap

Toronto Maple Leafs (34-17-3 71 points) v, Colorado Avalanche (22-22-11 55 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 & Tyler Ennis

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)

Suspension: None

 

Colorado:

Gabriel Landeskog – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen

Alexander Kerfoot – JT Compher  – Colin Wilson

Matthew Nieto – Carl Soderberg – Matt Calvert

AJ Greer – Sheldon Dries – Sven Andrighetto

 

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Patrick Nemeth – Tyson Barrie

Ryan Graves – Nikita Zadorov

 

Semyon Varlamov

Philipp Grubauer

Gameday:

First Period:

Toronto Goal – 03:17 – Kasperi Kapanen (17) assisted by Auston Matthews (24)

Toronto Penalty – 12:09 – Kasperi Kapanen, 2 minutes for Slashing

Colorado Goal – 15:16 – Ryan Graves (3) assisted by Alexander Kerfoot (19) and Samuel Girard (14)

Colorado Penalty – 15:39 – AJ Greer, 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 1st – TOR –1        COL – 1

Shots              10                    14

Faceoffs     11/21              10/21

Hits               7                     8

PP                 0/1                   0/1

 

Analysis

Leafs came out strong in this one with Kasperi Kapanen scoring his 17th of the season and looked to control the pace of the game but then the Avalanche took momentum to the dressing room when Ryan Graves tallied his 3rd of the season to tie it at one a piece.

 

Need to Do:

Keep controlling the pace and playing your game.

Second Period:

Colorado Penalty – 04:30 –Tyson Barrie, 2 mins for Tripping

Toronto PP Goal–5:19 – Auston Matthews (25), assisted by John Tavares (28) and Mitch Marner (47)

Colorado Penalty –06:19 – JT Compher, 4 mins for High Stick

Toronto PP Goal–6:46 – Nazem Kadri (14), assisted by John Tavares (29) and Auston Matthews (25)

Toronto PP Goal–7:08 – Kasperi Kapanen (18), unassisted

Colorado Penalty –16:33 – Nikita Zadorov, 2 mins for hooking

 

End of 2nd – TOR– 4          COL – 1

Shots              21                    27

Faceoffs       23/44              21/44

Hits              13                      11

PP                 3/5                    0/1

 

Analysis:

Leafs powerplay is finally alive and kicking scoring 3 powerplay goals in the 2nd period.

 

Need to Do:

Tighten up in the defensive end

Third Period:

Toronto Goal– 05:42 – Nazem Kadri (15) assisted by William Nylander (15) and Andreas Johnsson (16)

Toronto Penalty – 06:08 – Travis Dermott, 2 minutes for Hooking

Colorado Goal – 8:14 – Alexander Kerfoot (10) assisted by Samuel Girard (15)

Colorado Penalty – 19:41 – Sven Andrighetto, 2 minutes for Roughin

 

End of 3rd – TOR – 5       COL – 2

Shots             28                      36

Faceoffs     26/56                30/56

Hits               20                       19

PP                3/6                    0/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs give up one in third but get one of their own and lockdown the rest of the period. Full game effort by the Leafs. Impressive all around the ice.

Next Up:

Toronto (35-18-3 73pts) vs Vegas (31-23-4 66pts)

Colorado (22-23-11 55pts) at Winnipeg (36-18-3 75pts)

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