Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators – 16/3/2019 – Game Preview

Toronto Maple Leafs (43-23-5 89pts) v. Ottawa Senators (24-41-6 54pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: CBC

 

Preview:

Leafs will suit Garrett Sparks for the battle of Ontario, on the hinge of a back to back. Look for the Leafs to try and get some much-needed points in this game. Ottawa looks to continue the development of their younger players in hopes of getting back into the thick of things in the Eastern Conference sooner than later.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –85 points (24 goals 61 assists)
John Tavares – 77 points (39 goals 38 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 67 points (19 goals 48 assists)
Auston Matthews – 65 points (33 goals 31 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Thomas Chabot – 49 points (13 goals 36 assists)
Chris Tierney –43 points (8 goals 35 assists)
Bobby Ryan – 37 points (13 goals 24 assists)
Brady Tkachuk  –36 points (16 goals 20 assists)

Garrett Sparks
7-6-1 3.04GAA .906SV%

Craig Anderson
14-24-4 3.52GAA .903SV%

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 (Concussion)

Suspension: None

 

Ottawa:

Brady Tkachuk – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Anthony Duclair

Rudolfs Balcers – Chris Tierney –Bobby Ryan

Zack Smith – Oscar Lindberg – Max Veronneau

Mikael Boedker – Brian Gibbons– Magnus Paajarvi

 

Christian Wolanin – Cody Ceci

Ben Harpur – Christian Jaros

Erik Brannstrom – Dylan DeMelo

 

Craig Anderson

Anders Nilsson

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Marian Gaborik, Thomas Chabot

Suspension: None

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Attack Attack Attack

  • Attack their young defense, young forwards. Don’t give them any room to move.

2.  Win faceoffs

  • don’t give the Senators a chance to gain any momentum

3. Use your speed

  • Leafs are one of the fastest teams in the League. Use it to your advantage

 

 

 

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