MAPLE LEAFS FROM TORONTO TO ST. LOUIS BLUE
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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.
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.
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
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:
Rasmus Sandin said the thing he misses the most at home is his own pillow. He said “this is the best” and learned his lesson that he will take it on the road with him from now on.
—David Alter (@dalter) January 15, 2022
Only three players on protocol today: Justin Holl, Nick Ritchie and Ondřej Kaše.
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
It was an optional skate today so we don’t know the exact lines.
Numbers, if that’s your thing
|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!