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Maple Leafs @ Golden Knights - Oct. 24th, 10:00pm - TSN4, Fan 590

Started by CarltonTheBear, October 24, 2022, 09:15:32 AM

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CarltonTheBear

Toronto Maple Leafs
4-2-0, 8 points
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Vegas Golden Knights
4-2-0, 8 points



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Lineups
                                                                     
Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Robertson-Tavares-Nylander
Engvall-Kerfoot-Jarnkrok
Clifford-Kampf-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Sandin-Holl
Giordano-Mete

Samsonov
Smith-Eichel-Kessel
Howden-Stephenson-Stone
Marchessault-Karlsson-Amadio
Carrier-Roy-Kolesar

Martinez-Pietrangelo
McNabb-Theodore
Hague-Whitecloud

Thompson



Scratches
Denis Malgin
Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Zach Aston-Reese
Paul Cotter
Jake Leschyshyn
Ben Hutton



Injuries
•Jake Muzzin - Neck - Injured Reserve
•Timothy Liljegren - Hernia - Injured Reserve
•Jordie Benn - Groin - Injured Reserve
•Matt Murray - Thigh - Injured Reserve
•Laurent Brossoit - Hip - Injured Reserve
•Robin Lehner - Hip - Out for season
•Nolan Patrick - Upper Body - Out for season



Game notes
TOR
•Ilya Samsonov (4-0-0, 1.73 GAA, .938 Sv%) will likely start for the Maple Leafs
•Keefe continues to tinker with the bottom-6 forwards. At practice on Sunday he had Engvall back on the 3rd line in place of Aston-Reese, who is projected to be a healthy scratch

VGK
•Logan Thompson (2-2-0, 2.29 GAA, .926 Sv%) will likely start for the Golden Knights
•Phil "the Thrill" Kessel is set to play in his record-tying 989th consecutive game against his former team. Kessel has just 1 assist in 6 games so far this season while spending most of his time on Vegas' top line



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Frank E


L K

I don't love that Malgin is sitting for the 3rd straight game.  He didn't really deserve to come out of the lineup in the first place.  If we are rotating guys, that's fine, but this Vegas team isn't remotely the same physical force they have been in years past.  We dont' really need Clifford and Simmonds in for them.

princedpw

Quote from: L K on October 24, 2022, 11:05:38 AMI don't love that Malgin is sitting for the 3rd straight game.  He didn't really deserve to come out of the lineup in the first place.  If we are rotating guys, that's fine, but this Vegas team isn't remotely the same physical force they have been in years past.  We dont' really need Clifford and Simmonds in for them.

I agree. Obviously, the leafs have stats on this, but I just don't see why an all defense line makes sense. If the center and one of the wingers is responsible defensively, isn't that enough? Wingers don't play that much of a roll defensively.  It seems that if every line has somebody who can help with transition and poking a goal, the overall goal differential will be improved.  Last year, Kampf's numbers took a hit without Engvall to help with transition. I'd pair Kampf and Engvall and put Malgin back with Kerfoot and/or Tavares.  Drop one of the bruisers.

Rob

Dubas: "Look at all the shiny new things!"

Keefe: "No"

Dubas: "Yes but shiny and new! Fast and can score!"

Keefe: "No. Give me old and slow offensive black holes and a penchant for dumb penalties"

Zee

Kessel no goals so far this season?  You can book him for one tonight in his iron man tying streak game.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: Zee on October 24, 2022, 12:37:14 PMKessel no goals so far this season?  You can book him for one tonight in his iron man tying streak game.

The game where he checked in for like 1 shift just to keep it going makes the "streak" extra meaningful.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on October 24, 2022, 01:59:52 PM
Quote from: Zee on October 24, 2022, 12:37:14 PMKessel no goals so far this season?  You can book him for one tonight in his iron man tying streak game.

The game where he checked in for like 1 shift just to keep it going makes the "streak" extra meaningful.
Kessel didn't make up the rules...either way it's a pretty amazing accomplishment to play that long without missing time to illness/injury.

Arn

I Saw Jay McClement Score.

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Zee

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on October 24, 2022, 01:59:52 PM
Quote from: Zee on October 24, 2022, 12:37:14 PMKessel no goals so far this season?  You can book him for one tonight in his iron man tying streak game.

The game where he checked in for like 1 shift just to keep it going makes the "streak" extra meaningful.

He actually got a shot on goal for that one shift so I'd say it still counts. 

Nik

Quote from: Guilt Trip on October 24, 2022, 02:37:44 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on October 24, 2022, 01:59:52 PM
Quote from: Zee on October 24, 2022, 12:37:14 PMKessel no goals so far this season?  You can book him for one tonight in his iron man tying streak game.

The game where he checked in for like 1 shift just to keep it going makes the "streak" extra meaningful.
Kessel didn't make up the rules...either way it's a pretty amazing accomplishment to play that long without missing time to illness/injury.

My only thing with it is that i think a fair case could be made that the guys who take days off to rest the nagging injuries that occur during a season are making better choices not just for their in-season performance but also for their long-term durability.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Went through Las Vegas for the first time in years last month.  It was even more awful than before.  Awful traffic, awful architecture, awful wastefulness, awful billboards (by the dozens) for ambulance chasers (including some who specialize in injuries sustained in casinos).

If ever there were a case for urban euthanasia, Vegas is it.

Liljegrenius


Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Somebody needs to drill this team on too many men penalties.