Maple Leafs Pregame #20: 5 Things to Watch for against the Islanders

It’s game 20, that world point when we stop complaining about sample size and can start embracing the stats we’ve seen throughout the year. It’s like nerdy Christmas, so I hope you all enjoy reading about High Danger scoring chances and the Leafs struggles with expected goals, because we’ll be churning out a lot more of that content now that we’re at 20 games.
Frankly the debates around team toughness were a great way to fill the void, but now it’s Stats SZN.
Oh yeah, and John Tavares is playing against the Islanders and Zach Hyman is returning. Fun.
Lineups

LW
C
RW
Forwards
ANDREAS JOHNSSON
Rating: 73.9#44 LW

AUSTON MATTHEWS
Rating: 80.1#7 C

WILLIAM NYLANDER
Rating: 73.5#44 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.83#14 FL1

ZACH HYMAN
Rating: 73.6#61 LW

JOHN TAVARES
Rating: 78.7#11 C

KASPERI KAPANEN
Rating: 72.8#54 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 75.05#10 FL2

ILYA MIKHEYEV
Rating: 74.4#34 LW

ALEXANDER KERFOOT
Rating: 72.7#92 C

TREVOR MOORE
Rating: 70.9#110 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 72.66#12 FL3

NIC PETAN
Rating: 72.0#113 LW

NICK SHORE
Rating: 70.8#138 C

FREDERIK GAUTHIER
Rating: 68.8#114 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.50#26 FL4

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Defense
MORGAN RIELLY
Rating: 76.8#8 LD

CODY CECI
Rating: 71.7#83 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.24#17 DL1

JAKE MUZZIN
Rating: 75.2#18 LD

TYSON BARRIE
Rating: 75.5#20 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 75.38#1 DL2

TRAVIS …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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