WASHINGTON CAPITALS (8-2-3 – 19 Points) vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (6-5-2 – 14 Points)
OCTOBER 29, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON)
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HISTORY versus WASHINGTON
ALL-TIME RECORD: 63-71-10-4 (148 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME: 38-27-6-1 (72 Games) 2019-20: 0-1-0
LAST FIVE: 2-3-0 LAST 10: 4-5-1
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WASHINGTON
GAMES PLAYED: Jason Spezza (40), John Tavares (38), Morgan Rielly (19)
GOALS: John Tavares (17), Jason Spezza (14), Mitch Marner (3), Auston Matthews (3) ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (24), John Tavares (16), Morgan Rielly (10)
POINTS: Jason Spezza (38), John Tavares (33), Morgan Rielly (11)
PENALTY MINUTES: Jason Spezza (16), Morgan Rielly (8), John Tavares (8)
MAPLE LEAFS – CAPITALS TEAM STATS
TORONTO WASHINGTON GOALS FOR (Rank): 46 (2nd) 49 (1st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank): 44 (28th) 43 (t-26th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank): 8/38 [21.1%] (16th) 11/44 [25.0%] (t-8th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank): 32/41 [78.0%] (22nd) 39/46 [84.8%] (8th)
SHOTS (Rank): 425 (3rd) 394 (7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank): 574 (1st) 494 (5th) 5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank): 52.7% (7th) 50.5% (13th)
FACEOFF % (Rank): 52.8% (4th) 50.1% (t-14th)
MAPLE LEAFS – CAPITALS NOTES
FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS: Oct. 10, 1974 at WSH (Toronto 4, Washington 3)
ALL-TIME RECORD: 63-71-10-4 (148 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME: 38-27-6-1 (72 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD: 25-43-4-3 (76 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME: Jan. 23, 2019 (Toronto 6, Washington 3)
MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. CAPITALS Frederik Andersen 300th career NHL game (Feb. 21, 2019 vs. WSH) William Nylander 100th career NHL game (April 4, 2017 vs. WSH) John Tavares 100th career NHL goal (March 9, 2013 (NYI) vs. WSH) 600th career NHL game (Nov. 2, 2017 (NYI) at WSH)
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS CATEGORY LEADER GOALS 9 (Matthews) ASSISTS 12 (Marner) POINTS 15 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS 6 (Marner) SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 (Kapanen) PIMs 12 (Johnsson, Kerfoot) SHOTS 52 (Matthews) FACEOFF WIN% 60.8% (Shore) 5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % 62.5% (Petan) BLOCKED SHOTS 27 (Ceci) TAKEAWAYS 16 (Marner) HITS 30 (Moore) TOI PER GAME 24:46 (Rielly) PP TOI PER GAME 2:58 (Rielly) SH TOI PER GAME 3:21 (Ceci)
MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES
– Frederik Andersen has made eight career appearances against Washington and has posted a 5-2-1 record with a 2.82 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. – Tyson Barrie has recorded all four of his assists and 22 of his 34 shots on goal at home this season. He is tied for fifth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (34).
– Cody Ceci is tied for eighth in the NHL in blocked shots (27). He is seventh among NHL skaters in total shorthanded time on ice (43:32).
– Frederik Gauthier is tied for 10th among all NHL skaters in defensive zone faceoff wins (48), winning 59.3 percent of his defensive zone draws (48 won, 33 lost).
– Michael Hutchinson has made 138 saves at this season, which is the sixth-most among goaltenders who have appeared in five or fewer games.
– Andreas Johnsson has registered seven (2 goals, 5 assists) of his eight points on home ice this season. He has a goal and an assist in three career games against the Capitals.
– Kasperi Kapanen has five career points against Washington (2 goals, 3 assists), which is his secondhighest point total against a single opponent (Detroit – 5-2-7).
– Alex Kerfoot is one of two Maple Leafs (Auston Matthews) to have taken at least 100 faceoffs (128) while registered at least 20 shots on goal (20). His 1.24 goals per 60-minute average is the secondhighest average among Toronto skaters (Matthews).
– Mitch Marner is tied for eighth among NHLers in points (3-12-15) and is tied for fifth among NHL skaters in assists (12). His nine primary assists are tied for the fith-most in the NHL. He ranks second in the NHL in takeaways (16)
– Auston Matthews is tied for third in the NHL in goals (9) and is tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (7) through 13 games in 2019-20. He is tied for third among NHL skaters in shots on goal (52). He is one of 10 NHLers to average at least four shots on goal per game (4.0).
– Ilya Mikheyev is tied for the lead in points among rookie skaters (4-6-10). He leads all rookie forwards in shorthanded ice time (30:47), shifts per game (23.3) and shots on goal (32). – Trevor Moore is one of two NHL rookies to have registered at least 20 hits (26) and 20 shots on goal (23). He is the only NHL rookie to average at least 1:00 per game in power play ice time (1:25) and 1:00 per game in shorthanded ice time (1:48).
– Jake Muzzin is averaging 30.3 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 (244) and the most 5-on-5 unblocked shot attempts-for (174) among all NHL skaters.
– William Nylander has taken his shots from an average distance of 23.1 feet from goal, which is the 10th-closest mark among NHL skaters who have recorded at least 25 shots on goal (28). He has drawn four penalties, which is tied for the most among Toronto skaters.
– Morgan Rielly is tied for second among NHL defencemen in points (3-10-13). His 24:46 TOI per game average is the 10th-highest mark in the NHL He is fifth in the NHL in shifts per game (29.9). He has started 73 shifts in the defensive zone, which is tied for the eighth-most defensive zone starts in the NHL.
– Nick Shore has the second highest even-strength faceoff win percentage (66.1% – 39 won, 20 lost) among NHL skaters who have won 30 even-strength draws. He has started the fifth-most shifts in the defensive zone in the NHL (75).
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
Mitch Marner Has assists (3) in two consecutive games.
Auston Matthews Has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Ilya Mikheyev Has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games
. Jake Muzzin Has goals (2) in two consecutive games. Morgan Rielly Has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Kevin Gravel First game as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 22 at BOS)
Tyson Barrie Three games from 500 NHL games played.
Michael Hutchinson Four wins from 50 career NHL wins
. Andreas Johnsson Five games from 100 career NHL games played.
Auston Matthews Three 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: 31