Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by CanadasTeam, Nov 9, 2018.
Please win and play at least 45 minutes of good hockey.
Thanks in advance.
Dont take this new jersey team lightly. They gave us all sorts of problems last year
What lines do Jersey usually run with now/lately? I'll post it if I find it unless someone knows? I guess go to jerseys board....
Can't imagine their forward group is too scary. Hall is a heck of a player, and maybe it's just me but Palmieri
Always seems to score on us. Otherwise do they have a lot of depth?
Their d is pretty good though.
Anyway I think Leafs can win this one. Judging from the past... usually Andy plays the first of the back to backs. If he keeps playing how he has we always have a chance . Nice to have that confidence in a goalie.
Hopefully they don’t have their sights on Boston tomorrow and show up on time for this games.
The Devils are in a funk, with a tough start to the season on the road. Can’t take them lightly.
Any word on who's playing in net tonight?
Nope. Babcock wouldn't say yesterday but I feel like it is more likely we see Andy tonight.
We'll find out after the morning skate I guess.
IT'S GAME DAY Y'ALL!
Friday and Saturday games after a long work week. Let's get 4 points!!!
I can't recall one game where we played good hockey against the New Jersey Devils. We always suck against them, plus it's a home game. Easy loss.
NJD gave us a ton of trouble last year with their forecheck and speed. Leafs will need to have their legs tonight if they want to keep pace.
Be very surprised if it isn't Andersen tonight, Sparks tomorrow.
Gotta say, that Amanda Stein has very neat handwriting. But, that doesn't mean the Leafs should go easy on the Devils!
Go ****ing Leafs go!
Seems to me we smacked 'em last year early on, no?
Nah, we lost 2 out of 3 - the only one we won they dominated and Willie scored at the end of OT (and his shift) to win it.
Let's go Leafs! Need to get to .500 at home
Devils - Leafs Game Day
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Devils – Leafs Game Day
7 P.M. Scotiabank Arena
TV: TSN RADIO: TSN 1050
THE BIG MATCH-UP
C Taylor Hall vs. RW Mitch Marner
Well it is the ‘Hall’ of Fame Game, so watch out for the Devils’ Hart Trophy winner who has 10 of his 13 points this season on the power play. Hall opened the scoring on Tuesday in Ottawa, before Jersey was hammered 7-3. Marner has just two points in six games against Jersey, with the Devils and Canadiens the only two conference teams he has yet to score against.
KEYS TO THE GAME
1. ROAD KILL?
Other than kicking around the Penguins, this seven-game road marathon for the Devils has been painful. The four losses have been by a combined 22-9 score and have left them at the bottom of a Metropolitan Division most expected they were better positioned to contend in. One more stop awaits in Winnipeg.
2. LEAK IN NET
Keith Kinkaid and Cory Schneider (coming off summer hip surgery) have have had their struggles, though it was the veteran Schneider who allowed only four goals over two games in Toronto last season, while Kinkaid won a close one over Frederik Andersen in Newark just before the playoffs. Interesting decision for Mike Babcock on this back-to-back, to stick with the hot Andersen or save him for Saturday night in the first playoff rematch against division rival Boston.
3. BRATT PACK BACK
European trips for NHL teams sometimes are bad luck and the Devils lost Jesper Bratt with a broken jaw last month. The 35-point winger as a rookie is set to return against the Leafs.
4. J.T. REVS UP
John Tavares started hot, cooled off and has now tallied four points over the past three games. The ex-Islander is no stranger to facing the Devils.
5. WIDE MARGIN
The NHL stats office have determined the Leafs rank second in shots going wide (as opposed to high) at 195, behind the San Jose Sharks. They have certainly lost some accuracy minus injured Auston Matthews.
LEAFS GAME DAY LINES
LW C RW
Zach Hyman John Tavares Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau Nazem Kadri Kasperi Kapanen
Andreas Johnsson Par Lindholm Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis Frederick Gauthier Josh Leivo
Morgan Rielly Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott Igor Ozhiganov
C Auston Matthews (shoulder)
DEVILS GAME DAY LINES LW C RW
Taylor Hall Nico Hischier Kyle Palmieri
Marcus Johansson Brent Seney Jesper Bratt
Blake Coleman Travis Zajac Joey Anderson
Brian Boyle Jean-Sebastien Dea Miles Wood
Mirco Mueller Sami Vatanen
Andy Greene Damon Severson
Will Butcher Ben Lovejoy
F Stefan Noesen (lower body)
Toronto 30.0% (4th)
New Jersey 26.4% (7th)
Toronto 83.7% (6th)
New Jersey 80.8% (13th)
Come on boys!! Need this one at home before the Bruins Saturday!!
We should be able to punish those defence pairings, and also that 2nd and 3rd line with our matchups. Not sure how we will slow down that top line, though.
Oh right. I thought there was a game where we lit Schneider up pretty good. Maybe that the OT game.
haven't seen the Devils play this year, is Schneider still terrible?
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