Philadelphia Flyers vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 15/3/2019 -Game Preview

Philadelphia Flyers (34-27-8 76pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (42-23-5 89pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: SportsNet

 

Preview:

Leafs look to have a better full game out of their team against the Philadelphia Flyers. Flyers are fighting for a playoff spot, so they are not to be underestimated. Freddy Andersen looks to get back in the winning column after two weird games where he gave up significantly more goals.

 

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –84 points (24 goals 60 assists)
John Tavares – 77 points (39 goals 38 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 67 points (19 goals 48 assists)
Auston Matthews – 63 points (32 goals 31 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Claude Giroux – 73 points (20 goals 53 assists)
Sean Couturier –65 points (28 goals 37 assists)
Jakub Voracek– 61 points (18 goals 43 assists)
Travis Konecny  –44 points (22 goals 22 assists)

Frederik Andersen
33-14-4 2.68GAA .920SV%

Brian Elliot
11-8-1 2.59GAA .916SV%

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Projected Lineup:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – William Nylander

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – Connor Brown

Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Trevor Moore

 

Morgan Rielly  – Ron Hainsey

Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev

Martin Marincin – Igor Ozhiganov

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: none

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

Suspension: None

 

Philadelphia:

Oskar Lindblom – Sean Couturier– Claude Giroux

James Van Riemsdyk – Nolan Patrick –Travis Konecny

Michael Raffl – Scott Laughton – Ryan Hartman

Phil Varone – Corbin Knight – Justin Bailey

 

Ivan Provorov –Travis Sanheim

Shayne Gostisbehere – Philippe Myers

Robert Hagg – Radko Gudas

 

Brian Elliot

Carter Hart

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Michal Neuvirth

Suspension: None

 

Keys to the Game:

1.  Don’t start flat

  • The Flyers are chasing a playoff spot and are hungry just like the Blackhawks are don’t underestimate them. Start on Time.

2.  Get on the Defence

  • make them have to make quick decisions

3. Andreas Johnsson

  • needs to have a strong game with Matthews. Especially while Kapanen is out.

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