LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: “Mitch Marner is tied for fourth among NHLers in assists (11) and is tied for sixth among NHL skaters in power play points (2-4-6). His eight primary assists are tied for the fourth-most in the NHL. He ranks second in the NHL in takeaways (16).”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (6-4-2 – 14 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (4-4-2 – 10 Points)

OCTOBER 26, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪

RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:300-341-88-16 (745 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:110-213-43-6 (372 Games)
2019-20:0-0-1
LAST FIVE:3-0-2
LAST 10:7-0-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (64), John Tavares (34), Cody Ceci (25), Morgan Rielly (25)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (12)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (37), John Tavares (16), Mitch Marner (11), Morgan Rielly (11)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (69), John Tavares (29), Auston Matthews (16)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (35), John Tavares (18), Frederik Gauthier (15)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):44 (2nd)35 (t-7th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       39 (t-28th)33 (19th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):8/37 [21.6%] (12th)9/36 [25.0%] (t-7th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):31/39 [79.5%] (t-17th)23/34 [67.6%] (30th)
SHOTS (Rank):393 (t-2nd)340 (12th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):526 (1st)404 (13th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.3% (5th)53.4% (4th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (5th)47.0% (27th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:Dec. 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
ALL-TIME RECORD:300-341-88-16 (745 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:190-128-45-10 (373 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:110-213-43-6 (372 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:Feb. 9, 2019 (Toronto 4, Montreal 3 OT)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. CANADIENS

Tyson Barrie200th career NHL game (Nov. 14, 2017 (COL) at MTL)
Zach Hyman100th NHL point (Feb. 23, 2019 vs. MTL)
Andreas JohnssonFirst career NHL goal (March 17, 2018 vs. MTL)
Alex KerfootFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 5, 2019 vs. MTL)
Martin MarincinFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 7, 2015 vs. MTL)
Mitch Marner200th career NHL point (Feb. 23, 2019 vs. MTL)
Morgan Rielly200th career NHL game (Jan. 23, 2016 vs. MTL)
Jason Spezza1,000th career NHL game (Oct. 30, 2018 at MTL)
John TavaresFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 3, 2018 vs. MTL)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 3, 2018 vs. MTL)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS(Matthews)
ASSISTS11 (Marner)
POINTS14 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs12 (Johnsson)
SHOTS49 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.7% (Shore)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.5% (Petan)
BLOCKED SHOTS25 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS16 (Marner)
HITS26 (Moore)
TOI PER GAME25:06 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:24 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

–      Frederik Andersen has made 12 career appearances against Montreal and has posted a 7-3-2 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. 

–      Tyson Barrie is one of two NHL skaters (Jake Muzzin) to have been on the ice for over 200 shot attempts for at 5-on-5 (211). His 30 shots on goal are tied for the 11th-most among NHL defencemen.

–      Cody Ceci is tied for ninth in the NHL in blocked shots (25). He is fifth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (40:44).

–      Frederik Gauthier has started 6.3 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the second-lowest mark among NHL centres who have appeared in multiple games behind teammate Nick Shore.

–      Michael Hutchinson has made 93 saves at even-strength this season, which is the fourth-most among goaltenders who have appeared in four or fewer games. 

–      Andreas Johnsson has five points (3-2-5) in six career games against Montreal, which is his highest point total against a single opponent.

–      Kasperi Kapanen is one of three NHL right wingers (Rickard Rakell, Reilly Smith) to have recorded multiple shorthanded points this season. He is the only NHL right winger to have multiple shorthanded goals.  

–      Alex Kerfoot has four points (2-2-4) in five career games against Montreal. The Maple Leafs have a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.0 percent when leading with Kerfoot on the ice, which is the highest percentage among Toronto centres who have appeared in each game this season.  

–      Mitch Marner is tied for fourth among NHLers in assists (11) and is tied for sixth among NHL skaters in power play points (2-4-6). His eight primary assists are tied for the fourth-most in the NHL. He ranks second in the NHL in takeaways (16).

–      Auston Matthews is tied for second in the NHL in goals (9) and is tied for the NHL lead in even-strength goals (7) through 12 games in 2019-20. He is tied for second among NHL skaters in shots on goal (49). He has won 58.6 percent (65 won, 46 lost) of his even-strength faceoffs.

–      Ilya Mikheyev is tied for second in points among rookie skaters (4-5-9). He leads all rookies in shorthanded ice time (30:24) and shots on goal (30).

–      Trevor Moore leads NHL rookies in hits (26) and is tied for seventh among NHL rookies in takeaways (6). He is one of four rookies with over 20 shots on goal (21).

–      Jake Muzzin is averaging 30.2 shifts per game, which is the highest average among all NHL skaters. He has been on the ice for the most 5-on-5 shot attempts-for among all NHL skaters (229).    

–      William Nylander has taken his shots from an average distance of 23.6 feet from goal, which is the ninth-closest mark among NHL skaters who have recorded at least 25 shots on goal (27). 

–      Morgan Rielly is tied for second among NHL defencemen in points (3-9-12). His 25:06 time on ice per game average is the eighth-highest mark in the NHL He is tied for second in the NHL in shifts per game (29.9).

–      Nick Shore has the fourth-highest defensive zone faceoff win percentage (60.9% – 39 won, 25 lost) among NHL skaters who have won at least 30 defensive zone draws.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

William NylanderHas points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.

RECENT MILESTONES

Frederik Andersen200th game as a Maple Leaf (Oct 21 vs. CBJ)
Kevin GravelFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 22 at BOS)
Dmytro TimashovFirst career NHL goal (Oct. 19 vs. BOS)

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Tyson BarrieFour games from 500 NHL games played.
Michael HutchinsonFour wins from 50 career NHL wins.
Auston MatthewsThree assists from 100 career NHL assists.

INJURY REPORT

Travis Dermott (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
Zach Hyman (Knee)On injured reserve.
John Tavares (Finger)Sustained broken finger on Oct. 16 at WSH.
 Man Games Lost: 28

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

None 

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