“Every important game I would have pitched in would have been either not in Calgary, not even in Canada, usually in another country — Pan Am’s in Mexico, games in Cuba, all that kind of stuff.” – Mike Soroka.


October 5, 2019

Mike Soroka

St. Louis, Missouri – Workout Day

THE MODERATOR: We’ll start with questions for Mike Soroka.

Q. Mike, what goes into you having such a terrific road ERA? Not that your home ERA stinks, because it doesn’t, but you’ve been almost a run lower than anyone else in the league?
MIKE SOROKA: I’m not too sure about that honestly. It’s something that we wanted to figure out because we wanted to duplicate those results at home. Part of it might be the preparation that goes into it, being in a hotel, being in an unfamiliar place.

It could be just luck of it as well. Could be had some good games, brought that down. It all goes into it. I can’t really put anything on it specifically.

Q. How about your youth when you did a lot of traveling with the Canadian teams and so forth? Everything was a road game there, wasn’t it?
MIKE SOROKA: Definitely. Every important game I would have pitched in would have been either not in Calgary, not even in Canada, usually in another country — Pan Am’s in Mexico, games in Cuba, all that kind of stuff.

I think maybe I just got used to being in unfamiliar places and that’s when I found I loved to play.

Q. I was talking to somebody today about what makes you more advanced from a maturity standpoint than most other 22-year-old and he talked about the time you spent with Reitsma and Quantrill. How much did they prepare you to just be an advanced pitcher and maybe even just for life in the big leagues?
MIKE SOROKA: Probably more than I even know. I would say I was very lucky to have gotten to hit that learning curve when I was 15, 16, 17 years old, to the point where they made things very obvious to me that weren’t so obvious to regular 16-, 17-year-olds in high school.

Having the mentality that any pitch in any count, when you’re 16 pitching against professional baseball hitters, you know, is really something that we’re still trying to work towards. And that’s not a new subject any more.

It’s things like that that really pushed me ahead, and I have them to thank for it and many more, just being able to go out there and have fun with it, and like I said, learn things earlier.

Q. You saw these guys twice this season. What stands out most to you about this lineup you’ll see tomorrow night?
MIKE SOROKA: They’re strong. Everybody knows that. They’ve got some guys that have done some damage for a lot of years. Talking to Dallas and Mike about how they navigated the lineup and picking your spots to which battles you want to get into and where you don’t want to get hurt.

Little things like that that you’ve really got to pay attention to with this lineup. And then having faced them twice this year, we’ll be able to go back and look at previous pitches, previous at-bats that we want to improve on and basically make a plan.

Q. How concerned were you with that shoulder inflammation you had at the end of the last season? I think it kept you from starting the season out on the roster, too, am I right there about that? You were slow at spring training, right?
MIKE SOROKA: It was actually a separate incident in spring training. But that one’s a little more of other things involved, could have been the weight room as well. But, no, last year obviously it was very concerning because the stigma around shoulder injuries in baseball is not great to understand that shoulders are tricky because there’s so many muscles and there’s so many different things contributing to that.

One thing that I did was kind of dive into it with all the medical staff. Our entire training staff was very open to educating me. I wanted to know as much as possible about that injury and about shoulders in general.

I got to learn a lot through them and then through Eric Cressey as well. Kind of go out and seek the best of the best and got a chance to learn a lot about pitching mechanics and about the anatomy of the shoulder has helped me know where I need to be to stay healthy and hopefully do it year in, year out.

Q. What’s it been like watching Max make this transition to the bullpen, high-leverage spots? How much have you enjoyed seeing his success out of the pen?
MIKE SOROKA: It’s fun, just to watch where Max was in 2016 when we were in Rome and that switch that he makes when he goes to the bullpen, and doesn’t have to worry about saving anything in the tank. He’s as aggressive as it gets.

The stuff that he can show out of the bullpen, we saw last year and this year. I mean, to me it’s as good as it gets. Nobody throws that hard with that curveball on command like he can. And it’s just really fun to watch him go out there and know that he’s going to dominate.

And he’s been huge for us and I know he’s looking forward to helping out in whatever capacity that will be.

Q. Do you envy at all how hard Buehler and Flaherty throw with their hard stuff, or are you quite happy with what you have anyway?
MIKE SOROKA: Like I said, those guys have electricity that not too many do have, especially Walker. Getting to see him a little bit in the same draft class and kind of seeing that arm. And he stands out next to 99 percent of the pitchers.

I do like to consider myself a harder thrower when I want to be, maybe not that hard, but little things like that that you can take from everybody and what makes him successful. But you also kind of have to dive into yourself and look at what makes yourself successful.

I think that’s what we’re doing more than anything is being able to look at how I want to execute my game plan going forward and knowing that whatever happens beyond that I’m doing what I can to be at my best.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

“I actually don’t get too caught up on being good in the postseason and all that. Come to think about it, I think it’s still a small sample.” — Masahiro Tanaka


October 5, 2019

Masahiro Tanaka

New York, New York – postgame 2

Yankees – 8, Twins – 2

Q. Against a lineup like that that is as potent as it is and sits on fastballs like that, what is it about your off-speed stuff that was able to throw off their timing tonight?
MASAHIRO TANAKA: Yeah, I think the off-speed stuff, slider and splitter, I think they were both pretty consistent throughout the game, which helped me, made me successful in the game, obviously. I wish the fastball was a little bit better, you know, tried to use that a little bit, but I feel like I was able to use that enough so both the off-speed stuff were working.

Q. From your perspective during that third inning watching the offense go and then leading to Didi’s grand slam, what’s the emotion like as you’re watching that long inning?
MASAHIRO TANAKA: Obviously, it’s big for the team, getting that type of offense in. Obviously, it’s big for the pitchers, as well. Particularly, we were talking about starting pitchers. I think pitchers are a little bit, they’re a different animal in a way. You still have to go out there, and you still have to shut down the opponent. So you can’t really be there going up and down because the offense — like today, like the offense got us some runs. So, yeah, that’s kind of what I was going through during that time.

Q. During that long third inning, do you do anything special as you’re sitting on the bench to stay loose? Especially on a cool night like tonight?
MASAHIRO TANAKA: Yeah, you obviously try to stay warm, keep the arm loose. You play catch down there underneath the dugout. But I gave up a run after I came in after that long inning, so I feel like I need to do a better job of keeping myself warm and game ready. This is something I need to take when I go out there in a similar type of situation.

Q. And at what point did you know that the slider/splitter were going to be on for you tonight? Whether it was the bullpen or first inning or whatever.
MASAHIRO TANAKA: I think it was in the second inning. The first inning, I don’t think it was as good, but I think it was the second inning that I felt that it was going to be good.

Q. Why do you think your results get even better in the postseason? And what does it mean to you personally that you’re gaining a reputation as a big game pitcher at this time of year?
MASAHIRO TANAKA: I actually don’t get too caught up on being good in the postseason and all that. Come to think about it, I think it’s still a small sample. My thing is just go out there and be the best that you can be, compete, and, yeah, just be the best that you can be.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sport

“One thing I feel good about is our guys know that we can turn it around.” – Rocco Baldelli


October 5, 2019

Rocco Baldelli

New York, New York – postgame 2

Yankees – 8, Twins – 2

Yankees lead 2-0.

Q. Rocco, how frustrating is it that Duffey had three consecutive batters down 0-2 in that inning and couldn’t get the finishing pitch?
ROCCO BALDELLI: Well, I could talk about Duff for a while. Duff has been a guy that’s gotten us out of those types of jams all year long, and he’s the guy that we turn to in those situations because he’s been so good. His execution as a whole, I thought was okay. In those particular late in the count type situations, probably wasn’t as good as it normally is, but, again, we’re going to go to Duffey in those types of spots consistently. We’re going to continue going to him.

It’s almost regardless of who he’s facing. It’s almost regardless of anything. That’s how confident we are in his ability to go get them.

Related to that, because he threw yesterday, he wasn’t going to be available to throw probably a ton today, without getting too specific. So getting him in there and trying to get through that jam probably would have been it for him regardless.

Q. It might seem odd, but given the circumstances in that third, did you consider Sergio or Taylor instead of Tyler just to try and get out of that jam?
ROCCO BALDELLI: Well, the thing is, if we’re going to win that game and we’re in that type of situation, we’re going to have to use all of those guys, all of our late inning relievers. We’re going to have to throw — we were going to have to probably stretch all of them in some way, and that’s okay. We’ve done that before, and we’ll do it again.

As far as that spot right there, whoever we bring in to finish out that inning, and it would have taken a lot of effort to get through that inning, we would have needed all of those other pitchers that we’re kind of referencing here to keep pitching. It wouldn’t have been enough to just get three outs in that spot and just kind of end your night. Probably would have needed four outs, five outs, maybe six outs from some of those guys.

That would have been a spot to bring someone in, let them work through that situation and get them out of there and then maybe give a May or one of those other guys a clean inning to work with and hope that they can even go beyond that inning.

Q. Rocco, another night with eight walks. You had a walk in seven of the eight innings. Is there a common thread with the pitching staff with how they’re approaching Yankee lineup that is resulting in all these walks?
ROCCO BALDELLI: You know, I don’t think it’s approach as much as it’s probably just execution out on the mound. Again, our pitchers have done a pretty good job this year, kind of in an unsung type of way. Our hitters get a lot of the recognition, and rightfully so, but that being said, our pitchers have been pretty good with their strike throwing. Except for a few aberrations, there’s really nothing that I can really — anything I can point to or any reason for it.

I think we just have to locate better, and we just have to execute better. We just have to go out there and throw better pitches. There’s no finger pointing. We just have to throw the ball in the strike zone and make — and throw good quality strikes.

Q. Rocco, you guys came into the series pretty confident just in what you guys have done all year. But what as a whole do you have to do to turn this around?
ROCCO BALDELLI: One thing I feel good about is our guys know that we can turn it around. We’ve had a few spurts this year, like every team over a long season, where you’re not playing as well as you want, and our guys simply carry on with their routine, with the way they show up to the field, with everything that they do, with everything that they say. We haven’t really had very many mood changes as a group. It’s been pretty consistent every day through the good, through the bad.

I’d expect more of the same. I don’t think becoming reactionary in any way — staff-wise, roster-wise — is going to help us where we want to be. I think relying on who we are is going to get us where we want to be.

Q. How tough is it for you to leave in an 0-2 hole without having used Rogers or some of your other leverage guys in those situations that you might have wanted?
ROCCO BALDELLI: Yeah, and that is something that’s frustrating, but something that you may not be able to help. It’s really a situation where, when you’re looking at your high leverage relievers, guys that you know you want to get in the game and spots where you have a chance to win, sometimes the games just don’t play out that way. Again, these playoff games are different than a typical, regular season game. We saw many times over the course of the year where Rog didn’t get in the game for four, five, six days.

We would obviously force that issue more so. You can look and say what if about, say, yesterday’s game where we’re in a tied game going into the fifth inning or going into the bottom of the fifth and giving yourself the chance to say, what if you brought these guys in then? Because that’s really our only chance — that would have been our only chance to really use them.

But I don’t really look at it like that. I don’t really hold ourselves to that. I think we’ve kind of gone about our business one way the entire year. We’re going to trust that we can get to those spots where we can use the Rogers and the Romos and the Mays and the Duffeys and use them in the proper spots. It is — you would love to have them in the game. It just hasn’t played out that way.

Q. Without knowing exactly what your relievers normally do to get ready for a game, did Duffey get up right around the time of that mound visit? And was that enough time for him that he would typically need to get ready?
ROCCO BALDELLI: Yeah, Duff’s pretty good about getting ready. He gets ready quick. Every guy is a little different. He’s a guy that we don’t have to give him several batters to get ready, and there are other guys that you would want to give that time to. He is an extraordinarily low maintenance relief pitcher and a very good one at that. He gets ready quick. He’s ready to go. He bounces back pretty well.

He’s been extraordinary for us. One thing related to him, I feel bad that — I would love to give him a clean inning and go out there and let him go to work, show everyone what he can do because he’s been awesome. We go to him in those spots because he’s so good. You bring him in with the bases loaded. You bring him in with two people on because we believe in him. That’s why we do it.

Q. Obviously, hindsight here, but is there any regret at all not using Jake today instead of Randy? And on the second side of things, what did you think of Randy today in terms of how he pitched?
ROCCO BALDELLI: So, not at all as far as any sort of regret. Both were going to pitch. Both were most likely going to be starting a game in this series regardless of anything else, so no. We made a choice, and just because things don’t work out doesn’t mean that we don’t talk about them, doesn’t mean that we don’t discuss amongst ourselves, but as far as regret, certainly not.

I thought Dob threw the ball pretty well. I talked with Mitch, as well, about what it looked like from behind the plate. He said his stuff looked good. He threw the ball well. A few pitches leaked out, caught probably a little bit too much of the plate, but he competed well.

These are situations where in the regular season you might let him just keep pitching and see what he can do, see if he can get a ground ball. He’s done that several times where he’s been in spots that were tough spots, and he finds a way to pitch through it. He finds a way to get it done. But with today’s situation being in this sort of game, we decided to go to our higher leverage relievers and go in that direction.

Again, I thought he threw the ball well.

Q. What kind of message do you send your team going home down 0-2?
ROCCO BALDELLI: Well, the message that really — our guys really understand, they don’t always need to hear it all the time. They hear it occasionally — is that we handle our business and do what we do in a very particular way, and we’ve done it our way all year long, from the first day we showed up to Spring Training until now, and we’re not going to change that for anyone. We’re not going to change that because we’re down 0-2 in a playoff series or for any other reason.

We rely on ourselves. We pick ourselves up. We’ve done a great job with that all year long. Any sort of stretch where things aren’t going well, that’s fine. We’re going to deal with that, and we’re going to be perfectly okay, and we’re going to come out fighting and ready to go.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

“I was out there for a bit and was pretty tired. I just blocked that shot and, honestly, I didn’t even think I was going to hit him, but just kind of threw my stick that way and hit him so I guess you get a penalty shot for that. I take full responsibility of my actions and they tied it up so, obviously, I feel bad about it.” – Kasperi Kapanen


On if he saw indications that the team would give up its third period lead:

I didn’t think we skated very good all night, to be honest with you. Right from the start to the finish, I thought – we were obviously in a good spot, we weren’t real crisp. The way I look at it is we had three games in four nights and we knew going in this was going to be a grind. We got five out of six points. I thought it was a huge goal, the guys executed real good there with Mitch [Marner] going behind his back to [Barrie] there to get us the goal to equalize. It’s disappointing because you were up, for sure. On the other side of that is it’s a lot of hockey right out of the gate. It’s not like you’re in the middle of November or something like that. I thought we looked like we had no gas – I thought the Kerfoot line looked like they had some, but other than that I didn’t think we had lots.

On Kapanen triggering a penalty shot by throwing his stick:

I’ve never seen that play by anybody ever. I’m sure he feels bad and he’d like to have it back, but you can’t get it back. So, we’ve all got to learn from it. The lessons are important during the year and we got one.

On if he talks to Kapanen about the error on the bench or after the game:

I’ll talk to him, but I’m not talking to him now. He’s going to have enough people telling him. He’ll probably get the message pretty good, I’d imagine.

On Hutchinson’s performance:

Actually, I felt bad for Hutch because, to me, we hung him out to dry and I thought Hutch had done a good enough job. When we were up early he had made some real good saves. They were skating by us and he made some good saves. It’s unfortunate you come in as the backup in a big game and you’re in a good spot and it doesn’t go the way you want. You want a game you can build on and feel better, but that’s part of pro sports too. It’s not supposed to be easy. Dig in, you’ve got a good day off, enjoy your family and get ready for the next one.

On if he’s learned anything about the team through three games:

I’ve liked our team – not tonight – but even at the end of exhibition I’ve liked our team. I think we’ve got a good team, I think we play pretty hard, I think we can put a lot of pressure on the opposition. I didn’t think we did that tonight, but I didn’t think we had the same kind of juice we normally have for whatever reason. In the end, it showed.

On if he’ll continue rotating the lineup next game:

I’m going back to whatever I’m doing.

On what has allowed the Kerfoot line to have success:

Kerf – I think he’s a good player. He’s got some grease to him, he enjoys it, he’s smart, he’s competitive, he seems to be feeling good and understanding how to play. Lots of our game tonight wasn’t as organized as you’d like it to be. I think Mikheyev is a really good player. I don’t think he – I put him out there killing the penalty there in overtime and I didn’t know for sure if he understood what I was telling him, but he did it anyway and looked good doing it. That’s good, he’s getting better every day. And [Moore] is a good, young kid that’s working hard. I thought he had a real good forecheck tonight to turn that puck over that allowed Kerf to score. I didn’t think Mooresy was as good last night, but he was real good tonight.


On the overtime penalty kill effort:

I felt good in net. It was an unfortunate break, but I think [Tavares] probably saved a goal taking that penalty. That’s a really good penalty to take. When he sacrificed for that, you want to bail him out and give us a chance to win it killing off that penalty. It was nice we got the kill on that one and it was just unfortunate we couldn’t get one past him.

On what he was thinking about prior to the penalty shot:

Nothing really. I didn’t know it was a penalty shot for throwing your stick, I thought it was just a penalty. It seemed like it took forever for them to set that up so about 30 seconds in I realized it was a penalty shot. He just came down and was able to get it over my pad. It’s unfortunate I wasn’t able to make that save and bail the team out.

On playing in Toronto on a Saturday night against Montreal:

It was a lot of fun. It was one of those games you look forward to and that was my first time playing against Price. That was a little bit of extra incentive. It’s unfortunate we didn’t get the two points, but I thought the guys battled so hard. The second game of back-to-backs – even giving up that fifth goal and coming back and tying it up with the extra attacker was huge for us. We don’t quit and our skill really came through.


On what was going through his mind when taking the penalty in the third period:

Not much, I was out there for a bit and was pretty tired. I just blocked that shot and, honestly, I didn’t even think I was going to hit him, but just kind of threw my stick that way and hit him so I guess you get a penalty shot for that. I take full responsibility of my actions and they tied it up so, obviously, I feel bad about it.

On if anyone talked to him about it:

Nothing really, I know everybody knows it’s a big mistake on my part and if I knew that rule existed or if I thought I was actually going to hit his stick I wouldn’t have done that but, like I said, I take full responsibility.


On the play of his line tonight:

I thought [Trevor Moore] was buzzing. He was disrupting plays all over the ice and making plays with the puck. He kind of created both of our line’s goals tonight. Both of those guys are so strong on pucks and their details are good. They’re fun to play with.

On if he’s developed chemistry with Moore and Ilya Mikheyev quickly:

It’s been, like, three games so it’s going to take a while. I think there’s still things that we can clean up on but, like I said, they’re good players and their details are so good that it’s easy to play with them.

On his third period interference penalty:

I think that’s careless on my part. That’s a cross-check and it’s going to get called most of the time. I’ve had two of those now so I should probably stop doing it.


On tonight’s third period breakdown:

I think obviously we’re back-to-back, it’s no secret we were probably going to be fatigued but we can’t let that get in the way, making bone-headed mistakes and costing us opportunities at the other end that they’re capitalizing on. It’s definitely something we can learn from but it’s something we’ve run into in the past. I think it’s just on us to make sure no matter how tired we are we’re making good decisions and taking care of the puck and playing in their zone, not ours.

On how bad Kapanen felt after the play that led to the penalty shot:

You’ll have to ask him, I’m sure he doesn’t feel great but we’re going to win as a team and lose as a team and you’re going to make mistakes.

On what changed after they got up 4-1:

Mentally we just weren’t there. We were making mistakes and they capitalized on them.


On if playing in the second leg of a back-to-back played a factor in the third period:

I don’t think so. We started off pretty good in the third. Obviously, got a big goal to extend the lead and then we just made some mistakes and they gained some momentum and let them back in it. They found some more energy and more life than we did. We responded and got it to overtime. We had our opportunities, we just didn’t capitalize.

On Kapanen’s penalty in the third period:

He made a reactionary move and I don’t think realized what the consequences were. It’s a mistake and I know he’ll bounce back from it. We’re there for him, it happens, and we had our opportunities after that.

Jeff Petry’s penalty shot goal in the third period is the first penalty shot goal conceded by Toronto since Feb. 14, 2017 (Jason Chimera, New York Islanders).

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-0-1 – 3 Points) 6 . TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-0-1 – 5 Points) 5 (SO)


1 2 3 OT SO FINAL MONTREAL 1 0 4 0 1 6 TORONTO 2 1 2 0 0 5



  • Auston Matthews put the Maple Leafs on the board with a goal at 5:57 of the first period and later scored Toronto’s fifth goal of the night at 18:45 of the third period. Matthews has goals (5) in three consecutive games to open the season. His 12 career goals against Montreal ties his highest goal total against a single opponent (Ottawa).
  • Alex Kerfoot scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 15:54 of the first period and later picked up the secondary assist on Trevor Moore’s second period goal before adding a secondary assist on William Nylander’s third period goal. Kerfoot’s goal is his first goal as a Maple Leaf. Tonight’s game is his first multi-point game of the season. Kerfoot had 11 multi-point games in 2018-19. Tonight’s three-point performance ties his career-high for points in a game.
  • Trevor Moore had the lone assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 1:29 of the second period. Tonight’s game is Moore’s second career multi-point game (Previous: March 4, 2019 at CGY).
  • William Nylander scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the game on the power play at 5:16 of the second period. Nylander has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games to begin the season. He has 24 points (8-16-24) in 24 career games during the month of October.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Rielly has assists (5) in three consecutive games to open the season. He leads all NHL defencemen in assists.
  • Cody Ceci collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Ceci has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. – Ilya Mikheyev registered the primary assist on Moore’s second period goal. Mikheyev has registered all three of his points (1-2-3) on home ice this season.
  • Tyson Barrie registered the primary assist on Nylander’s third period goal and later had the lone assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Barrie has two multi-assist performances through three games to begin the season.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Marner has assists (3) and points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 37 shots between regulation and overtime.
  • Auston Matthews: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • – Mitch Marner: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • – John Tavares: Missed (2019-20: 0/1)
  • – Michael Hutchinson: 1/2 (2019-20: 1/2)
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
  • MONTREAL 11 (10) 10 (10) 12 (11) 9 (0) 42 (31)
  • TORONTO 12 (9) 12 (8) 9 (5) 4 (0) 37 (22)
  • SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets) 1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL MONTREAL 22 (20) 19 (19) 24 (19) 12 (0) 77 (58) TORONTO 23 (15) 23 (15) 17 (12) 5 (0) 68 (42)


  • The Maple Leafs are 1-0-1 at home this season.
  • – Toronto’s all-time record is 300-341-88-16 in 745 games against the Canadiens and 190-128-45-10 in 373 games played in Toronto.
  • – Toronto is 2-0-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 1-0-1 against the Atlantic Division.
  • – Tonight’s attendance was 19,547.
    Shots 5 (Marner)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Marner)
    Faceoff Wins 12 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 75% (Shore – 9 won, 3 lost)
    Hits 4 (Muzzin)
    Blocked Shots 6 (Ceci)
    Takeaways 3 (Rielly)
    TOI 27:08 (Muzzin)
    Power Play TOI 5:09 (Rielly)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:21 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 32 (Barrie, Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 65.0% (Moore – 13 for, 7 against)


  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play tonight. Toronto is 1-01 when allowing one power play goal this season and 1-0-1 when scoring one power play goal.
  • – Toronto is 1-0-1 when allowing the first goal of the game.
  • – The Maple Leafs are 1-0-1 when leading after one period and 2-0-1 when leading after two periods.
  • – Toronto is 0-0-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • – The Maple Leafs are 0-0-1 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Jeff Petry’s penalty shot goal in the third period is the first penalty shot goal conceded by Toronto since February 14, 2017 (Jason Chimera, New York Islanders).
  • – Martin Marincin and Rasmus Sandin were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • – Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 18 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5. Muzzin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 40.91 percent (18 for, 26 against). – Nick Shore won 88 percent (7 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs tonight.
  • Monday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. vs. St. Louis Blues (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • – Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • – Saturday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. at Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • – Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Minnesota Wild (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • – Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. at Washington Capitals (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)