Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights – 14/2/2019 – Game Day Preview

Gameday Preview:  Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knight

Time: Thursday, February 14th  2019

Toronto: 35-18-3 for 73 points

Vegas: 31-23-4 for 66 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to keep the month of February going strong as they head to Vegas to take on the Golden Knights. Expect two fast teams to go at it.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –67 points (20 goals 47 assists)
John Tavares – 62 points (33 goals 29 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 55 points (14 goals 41 assists)
Auston Matthews – 50 points (25 goals 25 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Alex Tuch – 40 points (16 goals 24 assists)
Jonathan Marchessault– 39 points (19 goal 20 assist)
William Karlsson-36 points (17 goal 19 assists)
Max Pacioretty – 30 points (16 goals 13 assists)

Frederik Andersen
26-11-2 2.56GAA .923SV%

Marc-Andre Fleury
29-17-4 2.54GAA .909SV%

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

 

Vegas:

Jonathan Marchessault – William Karlsson – Rielly Smith

Max Pacioretty – Paul Stastny  – Alex Tuch

Brandon Pirri – Cody Eakin – Valentin Zykov

William Carrier – Pierre-Edouard Bellemore – Ryan Reaves

 

Brayden McNabb – Nate Schmidt

Deryk Engelland – Shea Theodore

Jon Merrill – Colin Miller

 

Marc-Andre Fleury

Maxime Legace

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Erik Haula, Malcolm Subban, Ryan Carpenter

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Colorado:

  1. Crisp Passing
    1. Don’t be sloppy with your passes. Make crisp on the tape passes to avoid turnovers
  2. Puck Possession
    1. Don’t let them dictate the pace of the game, control the tempo, the cycle and hem the big line in their own zone.
  3. Nylander
    1. Must continue to rebuild his game, tonight should be another stepping stone

 

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