Toronto Maple Leafs (41-21-4 86pts) v. Vancouver Canucks (27-30-9 63pts)
Time: 7p EST
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)
32-13-3 2.56GAA .924SV%
23-19-8 2.71GAA .914SV%
Toronto Maple Leafs:
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
Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Jake Gardiner (Back) and Travis Dermott (Shoulder)
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
Injuries: Chris Tanev, Brandon Sutter, and Jake Virtanen
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.