Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview and Live Chat: January 15 vs. St. Louis

MAPLE LEAFS FROM TORONTO TO ST. LOUIS BLUE

7:00 PM EST
Radio-Canada, SPORTSNET, NHL LIVE
OTHER GUYS: ST. LOUIS GAME TIME

It’s Saturday night, the Maple Leafs are at Hockey Night in Canada and the crowd will be roaring… in St. Louis. It’s an away game against the 2019 Stanley Cup champions, who are missing some important pieces. The Maple Leafs, however, are not.

THEM

The Blues are on a 14-game point streak at home and are 15-3-2 at the Enterprise Center. The last two games haven’t been huge wins, with the score at 2-1. But also in January, they have a 5-1 win over the Capitals and a 6-4 win over the Wild at the Winter Classic. Their only loss this month was at the hands of the Penguins, in Pittsburgh, and it was 5-3.

They are missing a few big names due to COVID protocol, Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn, Colton Parayko, Pavel Buchnevich, as well as Scott Perunovich.

Lines

Ivan Barbashev – Ryan O’Rielly – Oskar Sundqvist
Brandon Saad-Robert Thomas-Jordan Kyrou
Klim Kostin-Tyler Bozak-James Neal
Logan Brown-Dakota Joshua-Nathan Walker

Torey Krug – Justin Faulk
Niko Mikkola – Marco Scandella
Jake Walman – Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binington
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The Maple Leafs are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Arizona Coyotes – damn it, any loss to the Coyotes is embarrassing. They’re bringing Mitch Marner back into the roster, who got through his 40s playing VR golf. Me too Mitch, hit me and we can play together.

Rasmus Sandin learned a few lessons from this road trip:

Only three players on protocol today: Justin Holl, Nick Ritchie and Ondřej Kaše.

Lines

Michael Bunting – Auston Matthews – Mitch Marner
Alexander Kerfoot – John Tavares – William Nylander
Ilya Mikheïev – David Kämpf – Pierre Engvall
Kyle Clifford – Jason Spezza – Wayne Simmonds

Morgan Rielly – TJ Brodie
Jake Muzzin – Timothy Liljegren
Rasmus Sandin – Travis Dermott

Jack Campbell
Petr Mrazek

It was an optional skate today so we don’t know the exact lines.

Numbers, if that’s your thing

Stats overview

Toronto Team Saint Louis
Toronto Team Saint Louis
23-9-3 Registration 22-10-5
116GF – 87GA – +29 Goal differential 126GF – 97GA – +29
29.6% – T-2e power play 29.6% – T-2e
82.8% – 8th Penalty stroke 84.2% – 5th
Auston Matthews – 24 Most goals Tarasenko/Buchnevich/Kyrou – 14
Morgan Riely – 25 Most aids Thomas Robert – 24
Auston Matthews – 38 Most points Jordan Kryou – 37
Wayne Simmonds – 40 Most PM Justin Faulk – 23
Morgan Rielly – 24:01 YOU team leader Colton Parayko – 24:10
Jack Campbell – .935sv% Starting goalie Jordan Binnington – .910sv%

Join us all in discussing and complaining about referees.

And, most importantly, Go Leafs Go!