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Golden Knights vs. Maple Leafs - Feb. 22nd, 10:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050

Started by CarltonTheBear, February 22, 2024, 09:21:54 AM

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CarltonTheBear

Vegas Golden Knights
32-18-6, 70 points
vs.
Toronto Maple Leafs
31-16-8, 70 points



                                                                      Projected
Lineups
                                                                     
Stephenson-Karlsson-Cotter
Barbashev-Roy-Marchessault
Morelli-Howden-Amadio
Denisenko-Kolesar

Martinez-Pietrangelo
McNabb-Theodore
Hague-Whitecloud
Hutton

Hill
Knies-Matthews-Marner
Bertuzzi-Domi-Nylander
McMann-Tavares-Robertson
Gregor-Kampf-Reaves

Brodie-Liljegren
Benoit-McCabe
Rielly-Lajoie

Jones



Scratches
Daniil Miromanov
Pontus Holmberg
Marshall Rifai
William Lagesson



Injuries
•Mark Stone - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Jack Eichel - Knee - Injured Reserve
•William Carrier - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Tobias Bjornfot - Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
•Robin Lehner - Hip - 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
VGK
•Adin Hill (14-5-2, 2.15 GAA, .929 Sv%) will likely start for the Golden Knights
•Hill is doing everything he can to prove that last years Stanley Cup Final win was no fluke. He currently sits 1st in save percentage among goalies with 20+ starts
•Vegas had a big blow to their line-up (but potentially a good one to their trade deadline cap space) in their last game as Mark Stone left with an injury and is expected to miss some time due to that

TOR
•Martin Jones (10-7-1, 2.69 GAA, .908 Sv%) will start for the Leafs
•The big news in this game will be the return of Morgan Rielly after serving his 5-game suspension. How Keefe constructs the defence with his return would be anyone's guess. I currently slotted him in as just replacing Rifai and although I'd love to see the current top-4 stick together for a little longer I'm not sure Keefe puts him there
•I'm making a guess that Ryan Reaves gets back into the line-up too in this game since it's a back to back and against his former team. Holmberg or Gregor would be the obvious candidates to sit in that case



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Zee

I don't get the thought process here of starting Sammy against the Coyotes and then Jones against the Knights.  Wouldn't you have saved your presumed #1 for the more difficult matchup?

OldTimeHockey

Quote from: Zee on February 22, 2024, 12:17:46 PMI don't get the thought process here of starting Sammy against the Coyotes and then Jones against the Knights.  Wouldn't you have saved your presumed #1 for the more difficult matchup?


Does it not play back to the discussion we've had before about coaches playing their top goalie in game one regardless of opponent as the chances to win are lower in the 2nd of a back 2 back regardless of the starter?

I can't remember which Leaf coach had that motto. Perhaps it was keefe?

Bender

Quote from: OldTimeHockey on February 22, 2024, 01:00:05 PM
Quote from: Zee on February 22, 2024, 12:17:46 PMI don't get the thought process here of starting Sammy against the Coyotes and then Jones against the Knights.  Wouldn't you have saved your presumed #1 for the more difficult matchup?


Does it not play back to the discussion we've had before about coaches playing their top goalie in game one regardless of opponent as the chances to win are lower in the 2nd of a back 2 back regardless of the starter?

I can't remember which Leaf coach had that motto. Perhaps it was keefe?

I thought Babcock?
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

CarltonTheBear


cabber24

JT is a negative player and has one even-strength goal in 28 games, the third-line might be where he belongs. Win those important faceoffs and continue to be PP specialists. I am okay with that. It's nice to have some depth throughout the lineup as well. McCann and Robertson could outscore Domi and Bertuzzi so it's a great 3 lines.
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

Arn

Yeah I like the balance of those top 3 lines a lot more.

Still not sure about the 4th, though.
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

herman

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azzurri63

More I watch Domi the more I see he has the same between the ears as his Dad.

lamajama

Quote from: azzurri63 on February 22, 2024, 10:17:20 PMMore I watch Domi the more I see he has the same between the ears as his Dad.

I was just going to say this....yeesh.
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Bender

"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Bender

"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender