Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues – 20/2/2019 – Game Recap

Toronto Maple Leafs (36-19-3 75 points) v, St.Louis Blues (25-27-5 55 points)

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

Gameday:

First Period:

St. Louis Goal – 10:13 – Jaden Schwartz (6) assisted by Tyler Bozak (15) and Alex Steen (13)

Toronto Penalty – 16:27 – Travis Dermott, 2 minutes for Hooking

St. Louis PP Goal – 17:42– Colton Parayko (10) assisted by Jaden Schwartz (21) and Tyler Bozak (16)

End of 1st – TOR –0        STL – 2

Shots              9                    19

Faceoffs     14/27              13/27

Hits               4                     5

PP                 0/1                   1/1

 

Analysis

A lot of sloppy play in the defensive end and the neutral zone. Too many giveaways and not enough zone time. One of the worst periods all year from the Leafs.

 

Need to Do:

Get back to your game

Second Period:

Toronto Penalty – 18:58 –Ron Hainsey, 2 mins for Hooking

 

End of 2nd – TOR– 0          STL – 2

Shots              25                    32

Faceoffs       29/54              25/54

Hits              8                      9

PP                 0/0                   1/2

 

Analysis:

Leafs looked much better in the 2nd period but still can’t solve Jordan Binnington

 

Need to Do:

Tighten up in the defensive end and bring more offensively

Third Period:

Toronto Penalty – 01:20 – Andreas Johnsson, 2 minutes for Hooking

Toronto Goal– 06:34 – Zach Hyman (11) unassisted

Toronto Goal– 07:05 – Auston Matthews (28) assisted by Nikita Zaitsev(6) and Kasperi Kapanen (19)

 

End of 3rd – TOR – 2        STL – 2

Shots             32                   40

Faceoffs     37/71                34/71

Hits               13                       10

PP                0/0                    1/3

 

Analysis:

Leafs come out flying and scored 2 goals in under a minute to tie the game up and bring it to overtime.

Overtime:

St. Louis Goal – 00:34 – Ryan O’Reilly (23) unassisted

 

End of OT – TOR– 2       STL – 3

Shots              33                   41

Faceoffs     37/71                34/71

Hits               13                       10

PP                0/0                    1/3

 

Analysis:

Valiant effort to comeback after an atrocious 1st period. Leafs get a point out of it.

Next Up:

Washington (33-20-7 73pts) vs Toronto (36-19-4 76pts)

Boston (35-17-8 78pts) at St. Louis (32-22-5 69pts)

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