Gameday: Maple Leafs @ Capitals

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Maple Leafs Gameday

The matchup:
Maple Leafs @ Capitals, 7PM

The Goalies:
Frederik Andersen (16-8-6, 2.52 GAA, .924 Sv%)
Braden Holtby (16-8-4, 1.98 GAA, .929 Sv%)

The Story:
Leafs: 17-12-7, 41 points, 5th Atlantic division.

Capitals: 22-9-5, 49 points, 4th Metropolitan division.

The Key Characters:
Leafs: Auston Matthews (20g, 12a, 32pts), Mitch Marner (9g, 18a, 27pts), William Nylander (8g, 17a, 25pts)

Capitals: Nicklas Backstrom (9g, 21a, 30pts), Alex Ovechkin (17g, 11a, 28pts), Marcus Johansson (14g, 11a, 25pts)

The Big Stat: The Maple Leafs have come into the game ranked sixth in goals for per game, with 2.97. The Capitals, meanwhile, are allowing the league best 2.06 goals against per game. Something has to give.

Previous meeting: Leafs bested the Caps 4-2 on November 26, 2016.

The lineup:
JVR-Bozak-Marner
Leo-Kadri-Nylander
Hyman-Matthews-Brown
Martin-Gauthier-Soshnikov
Rielly-Zaitsev
Gardiner-Carrick
Hunwick-Polak

Andersen

 

 

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