Toronto Maple Leafs vs Arizona Coyotes – 16/2/2019 – Game Day Preview

Gameday Preview:  Toronto Maple Leafs vs Arizona Coyotes

Time: Saturday, February 16h  2019

Toronto: 36-18-3 for 75 points

Arizona: 25-27-5 for 55 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to keep winning on the road and redeem themselves from the last time they played the Coyotes. Andreas Johnsson will be out which means Tyler Ennis will draw back in for his first game since being injured

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –69 points (21 goals 48 assists)
John Tavares – 63 points (33 goals 30 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 57 points (15 goals 42 assists)
Auston Matthews – 53 points (27 goals 26 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Clayton Keller – 38 points (11 goals 27 assists)
Alex Galchenyuk– 30 points (12 goal 18 assists)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – 27 points (7 goal 20 assists)
Derek Stepan – 26 points (11 goals 15 assists)

Frederik Andersen
27-11-2 2.57GAA .923SV%

Darcy Kuemper
13-14-5 2.77GAA .911SV%

Lineups:

Toronto:

Patrick Marleau  – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Connor Brown – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Tyler Ennis – Pars Lindholm – Frederik Gauthier

 

Morgan Rielly  – Jake Muzzin

Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Ron Hainsey

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Andreas Johnsson (Knee)

Suspension: None

 

Arizona:

Richard Panik – Stepan – Vinnie Hinostroza

Alex Galchenyuk – Nick Cousins– Clayton Keller

Christian Fischer – Jordan Weal – Conor Garland

Lawson Crouse – Brad Richardson – Josh Archibald

 

Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Niklas Hjalmarsson

Alex Goligoski – Jakub Chychrun

Kevin Connauton – Jordan Oesterle

 

Darcy Kuemper

Calvin Pickard

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Christian Dvorak, Jason Demers, Antti Raanta, Michael Grabner, Nick Schmaltz, Kyle Capobianco & Mario Kempe

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against Arizona:

  1. Speed
    1. Last game the Leafs played against the Coyotes they were slow and sluggish in every aspect of their game. Can’t do that with the Coyotes.
  2. Puck Possession
    1. Play a game of keep away cycle the puck and keep them hemmed in their own zone.
  3. Matthews & Marner
    1. Very different games but huge impact players for the Leafs moving forward.

 

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