Maple Leafs Pre-Game #6: 5 things to watch against Detroit

Three losses in a row! Burn the boats! Throw the jerseys! Go beat Detroit and forget about life for a while!
Leafs lines

LW
C
RW
ANDREAS JOHNSSON
AUSTON MATTHEWS
WILLIAM NYLANDER
KASPERI KAPANEN
JOHN TAVARES
MITCH MARNER
ILYA MIKHEYEV
ALEXANDER KERFOOT
TREVOR MOORE
DMYTRO TIMASHOV
NICK SHORE
FREDERIK GAUTHIER

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
MORGAN RIELLY
CODY CECI
JAKE MUZZIN
TYSON BARRIE
RASMUS SANDIN
JUSTIN HOLL
Wild Wings lines

LW
C
RW
TYLER BERTUZZI
DYLAN LARKIN
ANTHONY MANTHA
TARO HIROSE
ANDREAS ATHANASIOU
LUKE GLENDENING
CHRISTOFFER EHN
VALTTERI FILPPULA
ADAM ERNE
DARREN HELM
JACOB DE LA ROSE
JUSTIN ABDELKADER

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
DAN DEKEYSER
FILIP HRONEK
PATRIK NEMETH
MIKE GREEN
DENNIS CHOLOWSKI
MADISON BOWEY
Jimmy Howard takes the starter’s net.

1) The Leafs’ top pair having a statement game
Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci have worked out uh…. poorly, to say the least. While Ceci has been on for five goals for and five against together at 5v5, he’s seen 42 of the 43 shots they’ve allowed been registered as a scoring chance. (via Natural Stat Trick)
Rielly in particular hasn’t looked as freewheeling as usual, but he has gotten off to a strong start offensively regardless with five assists so far. Perhaps …

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Author: Adam Laskaris / The Leafs Nation

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