Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks – 6/3/2019 – Game Preview

Toronto Maple Leafs (41-21-4 86pts) v. Vancouver Canucks (27-30-9 63pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: SportsNet

 

Preview:

The Toronto Maple Leafs come into Vancouver riding a high and looking to keep that going against the lowly Canucks.

 

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –81 points (24 goals 57 assists)
John Tavares – 72 points (37 goals 35 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 63 points (16 goals 47 assists)
Auston Matthews – 59 points (30 goals 29 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Elias Petterson – 56 points (26 goals 30 assists)
Bo Horvat –48 points (23 goals 25 assists)
Brock Boeser – 43 points (21 goals 22 assists)
Antoine Roussel  –29 points (9 goals 20 assists)

Frederik Andersen
32-13-3 2.56GAA .924SV%

Jacob Markstrom
23-19-8 2.71GAA .914SV%

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Projected Lineup:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Trevor Moore

 

Morgan Rielly  – Jake Muzzin

Justin Holl – Nikita Zaitsev

Martin Marincin – Ron Hainsey

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: none

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Jake Gardiner (Back) and Travis Dermott (Shoulder)

Suspension: None

 

Islanders:

Ryan Spooner – Bo Horvat– Josh Leivo

Antoine Roussel – Adam Gaudette– Brock Boeser

Tanner Pearson – Elias Petterson – Nikolay Goldobin

Lou Eriksson – Jay Beagle– Tyler Motte

 

Benn Hutton – Troy Stetcher

Alex Edler– Alex Biega

Luke Schenn – Ashton Sautner

 

Jacob Markstrom

Thatcher Demko

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Chris Tanev, Brandon Sutter, and Jake Virtanen

Suspension: None

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Get a good start

  • Don’t fall behind against this young team, they work hard and never give up. Their young guns will make you pay.

2. Use your speed and cycle well.

  • Let the speed be the driving force and the cycle game take away their speed. Make the Canucks young players play defence.

3.  Strong defensive game

  • Good outlet passes and board work. Play smart with the sticks and break the Canucks cycles down low.

 

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