Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 13/3/2019 – Game Preview

Chicago Blackhawks (30-30-9 69pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs 42-22-5 89pts)


Time: 7p EST

Station: SportsNet



The Leafs look to rebound after being dismantled by the Tampa Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Leafs need not take this Blackhawks team lightly, as they can score in bunches and carry one of the 2 top players in the league right now.


Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –82 points (24 goals 58 assists)
John Tavares – 76 points (38 goals 38 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 65 points (18 goals 47 assists)
Auston Matthews – 61 points (31 goals 30 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Patrick Kane – 98 points (41 goals 57 assists)
Jonathan Toews –70 points (30 goals 41 assists)
Alex DiBrinicat – 68 points (37 goals 31 assists)
Erik Gustafsson  –49 points (13 goals 36 assists)

Frederik Andersen
33-14-4 2.62GAA .922SV%

Corey Crawford
10-15-2 3.22GAA .901SV%

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  – Ron Hainsey

Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev

Martin Marincin – Igor Ozhiganov


Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

Scratched: Justin Holl

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

Suspension: None


Chicago Blackhawks:

Brandon Saad – Jonathan Toews– Dylan Sikura

Dominik Kahun – Artem Anisimov –Patrick Kane

Alex DiBrinicat – Dylan Strome – Brendan Perlini

Chris Kunitz – David Kampf– Marcus Kruger


Duncan Keith – Gustav Forsling

Carl Dahlstrom – Connor Murphy

Erik Gustafsson – Brent Seabrook


Corey Crawford

Colin Delia


Scratched: None

Injuries: Cam Ward, Drake Caggiula

Suspension: None


Keys to the Game:

1. Be tough on the puck

  • no fancy stuff, get the dirty goals. Screen the goalie.

2. Morgan Rielly

  • He’ll need to be active and strong defensively, while consistently moving the play up the ice.

3. Jake Muzzin

  • needs to bring a physical game and cut off the Hawks cycle game

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