Maple Leafs Qualifying Round Game Day Preview

Game Day Preview | Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs – Game 2

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Stanley Cup Qualifying Round – COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Qualifying Round Game 2 | Channel: SNet | 4:00 PM EST

A quick and dirty Game Day Preview. The Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs play game 2 of their best of 5 Qualifying Round series today at 4 pm est.

The Leafs need to come out more aggressively into today’s tilt. While they had moments last game they didn’t seem to have a lot of jump. The Jackets did a great job of neutralizing what little the Leafs did manage to throw at them. That is the Jackets’ bread and butter, a patient, grind you down, limit opportunities in the house, and capitalize on your mistakes hockey game. I feel like this was Toronto’s game plan as well, but nothing bounced in their favour and Columbus flat out did a better job at it.

Game 2 is vitally important if the Leafs care to advance to the actual playoffs. Today is a new chance for the Leafs to grab a win and tie the series at 1.


PROJECTED LINEUPS

Leafs Team Logo

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS PROJECTED LINE UP

FORWARDS

11 Zach Hyman – 34 Auston Matthews – 16 Mitchell Marner

65 Ilya Mikheyev – 91 John Tavares – 88 William Nylander

89 Nick Robertson – 15 Alexander Kerfoot – 24 Kasperi Kapanen

73 Kyle Clifford – 47 Pierre Engvall – 19 Jason Spezza

DEFENSE

8 Jake Muzzin – 3 Justin Holl

44 Morgan Rielly – 83 Cody Ceci

23 Travis Dermott – 94 Tyson Barrie

GOALIES

STARTER – 31 Frederik Andersen

36 Jack Campbell

Scratched: Gauthier, Johnsson, Rosen


Columbus Blue Jackets Lineup Logo

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS PROJECTED LINE UP

FORWARDS

42 Texier – 18 Dubois – 28 Bjorkstrand

71 Foligno – 10 Wennberg – 13 Atkinson

14 Nyquist – 38 Jenner – 19 Foudy

50 Robinson – 20 Nash – 52 Bemstrom

DEFENSE

8 Werenski – 3 Jones

44 Gavrikov – 58 Savard

27 Murray – 46 Kukan

GOALIES

STARTER – 70 Korpisalo

90 Elvis Merzlikins

Scratched: Nutivaara, Gerbe



GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!!