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Coyotes vs. Maple Leafs - Feb. 21st, 10:00pm - SN, Fan 590

Started by CarltonTheBear, February 21, 2024, 09:15:34 AM

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CarltonTheBear

Arizona Coyotes
23-28-4, 50 points
vs.
Toronto Maple Leafs
30-16-8, 68 points



                                                                      Projected
Lineups
                                                                     
Keller-Cooley-Guenther
Maccelli-Bjugstad-Crouse
Kerfoot-Hayton-Schmaltz
Carcone-McBain-Zucker

Moser-Dumba
Durzi-Kesselring
Valimaki-Brown

Vejmelka
Knies-Matthews-Marner
McMann-Tavares-Robertson
Bertuzzi-Domi-Nylander
Holmberg-Kampf-Reaves

Brodie-Liljegren
Benoit-McCabe
Rifai-Lajoie

Jones



Scratches
Adam Ruzicka
Travis Dermott
Connor Ingram
Noah Gregor
William Lagesson
Morgan Rielly



Injuries
•Connor Ingram - Undisclosed - Questionable
•Liam O'Brien - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Troy Stecher - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Travis Boyd - Pectoral - Injured Reserve
•William Lagesson - Upper Body - Questionable
•Mark Giordano - Personal - Out
•Calle Jarnkrok - Hand - Injured Reserve
•Connor Timmins - Mononucleosis - Injured Reserve
•Joseph Woll - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•John Klingberg - Lower Body - Injured Reserve



Game notes
ARI
•Karel Vejmelka (6-14-2, 3.51 GAA, .893 Sv%) will likely start for the Coyotes
•Arizona was playing some respectable hockey this season but that's all gone off the rails with a 0-9-1 record in their last 10 games

TOR
•Martin Jones (10-7-1, 2.69 GAA, .908 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•I'm assuming Samsonov will be saved for the 2nd game of this back to back set since it's against Vegas but that's obviously just a bit of a guess



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Frank E

That defense corps...just like we drew it up in training camp.

Highlander

Hope I'm right, but i sense a new identity building around this team. Guys like Benoit have oodles of character, McMann shinning, perhaps Bert and Domi start playing to potential.  The resurrection of Samsanov.  Perhaps we have a real team gelling here.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
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cabber24

Quote from: Highlander on February 21, 2024, 11:40:34 AMHope I'm right, but i sense a new identity building around this team. Guys like Benoit have oodles of character, McMann shinning, perhaps Bert and Domi start playing to potential.  The resurrection of Samsanov.  Perhaps we have a real team gelling here.
Queue the 5 game loosing streak...

I hope you're right!

Who's starting?
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

Highlander

Quote from: cabber24 on February 21, 2024, 11:51:58 AM
Quote from: Highlander on February 21, 2024, 11:40:34 AMHope I'm right, but i sense a new identity building around this team. Guys like Benoit have oodles of character, McMann shinning, perhaps Bert and Domi start playing to potential.  The resurrection of Samsanov.  Perhaps we have a real team gelling here.
Queue the 5 game loosing streak...

I hope you're right!

Who's starting?

I would think Jones, it's good Woll is with the Marlies and can hopefully be ready to regain the net soon.  As Marner, Willie and AM are constant producers, if we can get some consistent secondary scoring from the others then we should be in the win column more often than not.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Kaberle15

Go Leafs Go!!!


CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/1760373848095301689

Keefe sticks with Tavares and Nylander on separate lines. I don't think either line performed particularly well against St. Louis but nice to see the experiment getting a few games.

Samsonov is projected to start tonight, Jones tomorrow against Vegas.

Frank E

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 21, 2024, 01:58:57 PMSamsonov is projected to start tonight, Jones tomorrow against Vegas.

I can't remember where I read it, but wasn't that always the Leafs' thing to go for the win on the first night of B2B?  Second game be damned?

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Frank E on February 21, 2024, 02:04:13 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 21, 2024, 01:58:57 PMSamsonov is projected to start tonight, Jones tomorrow against Vegas.

I can't remember where I read it, but wasn't that always the Leafs' thing to go for the win on the first night of B2B?  Second game be damned?

That was a Babcock thing, starter always got the first game on the back-to-back regardless of the situation. Keefe generally isn't as strict about it.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Oh good, it's time for the annual ritualistic Laying of the Egg in Glendale.

Rob

You know how all the Toronto born players come back to Toronto and score a bajillion goals? 

That's what Knies and Matthews need to do in Phoenix. 

herman

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 21, 2024, 01:58:57 PMhttps://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/1760373848095301689

Keefe sticks with Tavares and Nylander on separate lines. I don't think either line performed particularly well against St. Louis but nice to see the experiment getting a few games.

I like this. Stress test Domi (see if Nylander can adjust and carry the line), give Tavares a rest but also boost McMann/Robertson's offensive opportunities in a relatively low-stakes situation. Most lines will have something a little different to play for in an otherwise throwaway game.

Only slightly worried by the number of brain cells on line 2. Because it's probably only 2.
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cw

Quote from: herman on February 21, 2024, 07:08:09 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 21, 2024, 01:58:57 PMhttps://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/1760373848095301689

Keefe sticks with Tavares and Nylander on separate lines. I don't think either line performed particularly well against St. Louis but nice to see the experiment getting a few games.

I like this. Stress test Domi (see if Nylander can adjust and carry the line), give Tavares a rest but also boost McMann/Robertson's offensive opportunities in a relatively low-stakes situation. Most lines will have something a little different to play for in an otherwise throwaway game.

Only slightly worried by the number of brain cells on line 2. Because it's probably only 2.

On the upside re the Domi line, they're all a little crazy so maybe they'll be tough to defend against. You'd probably want the best defensive pairing out there with them as much as possible - avoid the bottom pairing.

The three best forwards for parking their body in front of the net in my opinion - particularly for the PP would be Tavares, Knies and McMann (Bertuzzi would be my 4th). To have all three of those guys on the 2nd PP is probably something that won't last.

I thought McMann's finish would compliment Domi's puck distribution. And McMann would help cover Domi defensively.

Interesting line up to watch tonight.

It would be wonderful if Matthews can get his 50th with his family watching.

CarltonTheBear

McMann!!

Brodie just doesn't make those types of plays on his weak side in the offensive zone.