Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues – 19/2/2019 – Game Day Preview

Gameday Preview:  Toronto Maple Leafs vs St.Louis

Time: Tuesday, February 19h  2019

Toronto: 36-19-3 for 75 points

St.Louis: 25-27-5 for 55 points

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to jump back into the winning column against the surging Blues. Leafs need a big game here from the big guns.

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

Ryan O’Rielly – 60 points (22 goals 38 assists)
Vladimir Tarasenko– 51 points (26 goal 25 assists)
Brayden Schenn – 39 points (11 goal 28 assists)
David Perron – 35 points (17 goals 18 assists)

Frederik Andersen
27-12-2 2.56GAA .923SV%

Jordan Binnington
12-1-1 1.58GAA .937SV%

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

 

St.Louis:

Brayden Schenn – Ryan O’Rielly – Vladimir Tarasenko

Jayden Schwartz – Tyler Bozak– Alex Steen

Zach Sanford – Oskar Sundqvist – Patrick Maroon

Mackenzie MaCeachern – Ivan Barbashev – Robert Thomas

 

Joel Edmundson – Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester – Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn – Robert Bortuzzo

 

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Carl Gunnarsson

Suspension: None

Keys to Winning against St.Louis:

  1. Speed
    1. Last game the Leafs played against the Blues they were slow and sluggish in every aspect of their game.
  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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