MAPLE LEAFS AT BLUES PREGAME NOTES: Jake Muzzin leads Maple Leafs defencemen in takeaways (16).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9).- One of nine NHL defencemen and 24 NHL skaters to have registered at least 55 hits (62) and at least 55 shots on goal (59)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-13-4 – 30 Points) vs.

ST. LOUIS BLUES (18-6-6 – 42 Points)

DECEMBER 7, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

ENTERPRISE CENTER (ST. LOUIS, MO) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

 RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus ST. LOUIS

ALL-TIME RECORD:93-96-25-6 (220 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:33-63-14-1 (111 Games)
2019-20:0-1-0
LAST FIVE:0-3-2
LAST 10:2-5-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus ST. LOUIS

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (31), Tyson Barrie (30), Jake Muzzin (20)
GOALS:John Tavares (6), Jake Muzzin (6), Jason Spezza (6)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (13), Tyson Barrie (7), Jake Muzzin (6)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (19), Jake Muzzin (12), John Tavares (9)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jake Muzzin (14), Jason Spezza (14), Tyson Barrie (12)

MAPLE LEAFS – BLUES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOST. LOUIS
GOALS FOR (Rank):94 (t-6th)90 (t-11th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       99 (t-28th)75 (5th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):16/84 [19.0%] (t-14th)22/93 [23.6%] (6th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):71/94 [75.5%] (t-26th)74/87 [85.0%] (5th)
SHOTS (Rank):1017 (4th)884 (21st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1544 (2nd)1206 (26th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.3% (5th)49.0% (20th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.7% (2nd)51.2% (9th)

MAPLE LEAFS – BLUES NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:December 10, 1967 at St. Louis (St. Louis 2, Toronto 1)
ALL-TIME RECORD:93-96-25-6 (220 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:60-33-11-5 (109 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:33-63-14-1 (111 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME:December 5, 2015 (Toronto 4, St. Louis 1)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. BLUES

Frederik AndersenFirst NHL shutout (Oct. 19, 2014 (ANA) vs. STL)
Tyson Barrie100th NHL assist (Jan. 22, 2016 (COL) vs. STL)
Cody CeciFirst NHL point (Goal) (Dec. 16, 2013 (OTT) vs. STL)
Jason SpezzaFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 7, 2019 vs. STL)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS16 (Matthews)
ASSISTS17 (Rielly)
POINTS31 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs22 (Muzzin)
SHOTS112 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.0% (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %60.2% (Petan)
BLOCKED SHOTS55 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS27 (Marner)
HITS62 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:48 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:07 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME3:15 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 6-3-0 on the road this season with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.
– Has made 13 career appearances against St. Louis and is 4-6-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.- Tied for third in the NHL in wins (13).- Third in the NHL in saves (657) and third in even-strength saves (540).- Tied for second in the NHL in shootout saves (11).
Tyson Barrie– Eighth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (80).
– Ranks third among Toronto defencemen with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.0 percent.- Leads all Maple Leafs skaters in slap shots (22).
Cody Ceci– Seventh among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (97:39).- Has started 189 shifts in the defensive zone, which is tied for the seventh-most defensive zone starts among all NHL skaters.
Justin Holl– Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 55.1 percent at 5-on-5, which leads all Maple Leafs defencemen.
Michael Hutchinson– Ranks fifth among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in fewer than 10 games in saves (197).
Zach Hyman– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.1 percent, which ranks 10th among Toronto skaters who have played 10 games.
– Averaging 17:38 per game in ice time through 11 games since returning from injury, which ranks fifth among Toronto forwards.
Kasperi Kapanen– Leads the Maple Leafs in points on the road with 13 (6 goals, 7 assists) in 15 road games this season.- Ranks sixth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (6-7-13).
Alex Kerfoot– Has recorded five points (4 goals, 1 assist) in nine career games against St. Louis.
Auston Matthews– Eighth among NHL skaters in goals (16).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (12).- Tied for 13th among NHL skaters in points (16-15-31).- One of 17 NHL skaters with at least 100 shots on goal to this point of the season, ranking sixth overall in the League with 112 shots.- Has been on the ice for a team-high 43 of the Maple Leafs’ 94 goals.
Ilya Mikheyev– Second among NHL skaters in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Second among NHL rookies in shots on goal (69).- Leads NHL rookies and is tied for second on the Maple Leafs in even-strength points (4-13-17).- Leads NHL rookies and the Maple Leafs in even-strength assists (13).
Jake Muzzin– Leads Maple Leafs defencemen in takeaways (16).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9).- One of nine NHL defencemen and 24 NHL skaters to have registered at least 55 hits (62) and at least 55 shots on goal (59).
William Nylander– Has notched seven primary assists, which is tied for fourth among Toronto skaters. – Has registered at least one point in 18 of Toronto’s 30 games. – Has four points (3 goals, 1 assist) in five games against Central Division opponents.
Morgan Rielly– Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (3-17-20).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-12-15).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (12).- Tied for 10th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:48).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.7).- Has four assists in five games against Central Division teams.
Jason Spezza– Averaging 3.1 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.
John Tavares– Averaging 20:09 per game in ice time against Central Division opposition.- Averaging 2.74 shots on goal per game, which ranks third among Toronto skaters.- Leads the Maple Leafs in faceoff wins (213). He is one of 40 NHLers to have won at least 200 faceoffs in 2019-20.- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (53.1% – 43 won, 38 lost).

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Frederik AndersenThree wins from 200 career NHL wins.

RECENT MILESTONES

Morgan Rielly500th NHL game (December 4 vs. Colorado)
John Tavares400th NHL assist (November 30 vs Buffalo)
  

INJURY REPORT

Andreas Johnsson (Leg)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 62

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

December 6– Placed forward Andreas Johnsson on the LTIR.
– Recalled forwards Pontus Aberg and Nic Petan, as well as defenceman Martin Marincin from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
December 4– Forward Nick Shore was claimed off waivers by Winnipeg.
– Loaned defenceman Martin Marincin and forward Nic Petan to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
– Activated forward Mason Marchment from the injured non-roster list and loaned him to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
– Activated forward Mitch Marner from the injured reserve.

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