Mercifully, after one other uninspired effort in Los Angeles, the Leafs (4-4-1) will conclude their five-game highway journey from hell tonight in Anaheim (1-6-1).
Toronto, who’re 1-2-1 by 4 stops, are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Kings on Saturday night time. He has dropped three in a row.
All in all, one thing has to offer on the Honda Middle tonight. Since profitable their first sport of the season, the Geese haven’t received seven matches in a row (0-6-1). Trevor Zegrass and Troy Terry have scored 4 objectives every, with the remainder of the staff scoring solely eight mixed objectives. Moreover, Anaheim additionally discovered it tough to maintain the puck out of the web. He has scored 36 objectives in eight matches.
The Leafs held each conferences in 2021-22. Toronto lead 1-0-0 for the second straight sport up to now this season.
Time: 8 a.m. EDT (TSN 4)
TOR Eric Kalgren – Confirmed (0-1-1, 3.50, 0.857)
Anna John Gibson – Unconfirmed (1-5-1, 4.45, 0.884)
(Notice: This lineup will probably look completely different, that is what they debuted on Saturday night time)
highway journey finale
As talked about above, tonight will conclude a five-game highway journey for the Maple Leafs. Since beginning with a formidable 4–1 victory in Winnipeg, Toronto has misplaced three straight matches (0–2–1). Evidently, it is essential to save lots of the final sport and go residence with slightly confidence in time for the staff Halloween celebration.
I do know it is nonetheless comparatively early, however each groups have been horrible on penalty kills to start out the yr. Toronto, who surrendered one other two energy play tables towards the Kings, have allowed 9 out of 35 probabilities. To not be outdone, Anaheim has scored a complete of 11 pp objectives in a brief span of 31 occasions. Suffice it to say, whoever can do extra injury with a man-gain benefit has a greater probability of profitable the sport.
It will likely be fascinating to see what Sheldon Keefe does along with his lineup for this. I imply, he is tried loads at this level, not even getting a Bieber-inspired jersey. Of word was the obvious benching of Nick Robertson on Saturday night time. The 21-year-old solely performed 6:32, which I assumed was unusual contemplating what number of gamers are doing poorly proper now.
Robertson – 6:32
Ingwal – 12:30
— Nick Alberta (@thegoldenmuzzy) 30 October 2022
If somebody can clarify this to me that may be nice.
(as of midday EDT)
The playing cards are due for a signature effort and with Anaheim struggling mightily, I will hold the puck and a half.