New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 23/3/2019 -Game Day Preview

New York Rangers (28-32-13 69pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (44-25-5 93pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: CBC

 

Preview:

Leafs look to come home and continue their high level of play versus the New York Rangers. Rangers look to keep getting a look at their young kids for next season. Look for a speed filled game, as both teams can skate at a high level.

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –86 points (25 goals 61 assists)
John Tavares – 81 points (41 goals 40 assists) 54% on face-offs
Auston Matthews – 68 points (35 goals 33 assists) 53% on Face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 68 points (20 goals 48 assists)

Mika Zibanejad – 67 points (28 goals 39 assists)
Chris Kreider –49 points (26 goals 23 assists)
Jimmy Vesey – 34 points (16 goals 18 assists)
Pavel Buchnevich  –31 points (17 goals 14 assists)

Frederik Andersen
34-15-4 2.73GAA .918SV%

Henrik Lundqvist
18-20-10 2.99GAA .909SV%

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Projected Lineup:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – William Nylander

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – Kasperi Kapanen

Connor Brown – Nic Petan – 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),

Suspension: None

 

Rangers:

Chri Kreider– Mika Zibanejad– Ryan Strome

Vladislav Namestnikov– Brett Howden–Pavel Buchenevich

Jimmy Vesey – Lias Andersson – Brendan Lemieux

Connor Brickley – Boo Nieves– Vinnie Letteri

 

Marc Staal – Anthony DeAngelo

Brady Skjei – Neil Pionk

John Gilmour – Kevin Shattenkirk

 

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexander Georgiev

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: Libor Hajek, Filip Chytil

Suspension: None

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Control the play

  • Leafs need to make sure they are the ones dictating all the action. Need to get to the dirty corners and play hard like the last couple of games.

2. 4th Line

  • Need to offer quality shifts.

3. Mitch Marner

  • needs to get the engine revving.

 

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