MAPLE LEAFS AT CANUCKS PREGAME NOTES: “Alex Kerfoot hails from Vancouver and has a goal and an assist in three career games on the road against the Canucks.”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (14-13-4 – 32 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (15-11-4 – 34 Points)

DECEMBER 10, 2019 ▪ 10:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:59-62-22-3 (146 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:25-37-11-2 (75 Games)
2018-19:1-0-1
LAST FIVE:2-1-2
LAST 10:6-2-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (31), Jason Spezza (26), Tyson Barrie (22)
GOALS:John Tavares (7), Jason Spezza (6), Tyson Barrie (4)
ASSISTS:Tyson Barrie (11), Jason Spezza (10), John Tavares (9)
POINTS:John Tavares (16), Jason Spezza (16), Tyson Barrie (15)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jake Muzzin (24), Morgan Rielly (9), Jason Spezza (6)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):99 (8th)100 (7th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       101 (t-26th)90 (t-13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):18/86 [20.9%] (10th)31/114 [27.2%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):75/98 [76.5%] (25th)83/102 [81.4%] (15th)
SHOTS (Rank):1044 (4th)961 (15th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1588 (2nd)1333 (16th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.2% (5th)50.8% (t-12th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.4% (2nd)52.2% (3rd)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:October 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
ALL-TIME RECORD:59-62-22-3 (146 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:34-25-11-1 (71 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:25-37-11-2 (75 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME:February 13, 2016 (Toronto 5, Vancouver 2)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. CANUCKS

Travis DermottFirst NHL game (Jan. 6, 2018 vs. VAN)
First NHL point (Assist) (Jan. 6, 2018 vs. VAN)
Michael HutchinsonFirst win as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 5, 2019 vs. VAN)
First shutout as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 5, 2019 vs. VAN)
Mitch Marner200th NHL game (Jan. 5, 2019 vs. VAN)
Jake MuzzinFirst NHL game (Oct. 9, 2010 (LAK) at VAN)
First NHL point (Assist) (Oct. 15, 2010 (LAK) at VAN)
Trevor MooreFirst NHL goal (Jan. 5, 2019 vs. VAN)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS18 (Rielly)
POINTS33 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS10 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs22 (Muzzin)
SHOTS116 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.0% (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %58.6% (Petan)
BLOCKED SHOTS57 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS29 (Marner)
HITS66 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:42 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:04 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME3:19 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 7-3-0 on the road this season with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
– Has made 15 career appearances against Vancouver and is 8-2-5 with a 1.55 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.- Tied for third in the NHL in wins (14).- Third in the NHL in saves (683) and even-strength saves (563).- Tied for third in the NHL in shootout saves (11).
Tyson Barrie– Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (81).
– Has been on the ice for the third-most shot attempts for (606) among NHL skaters.
– Has an on-ice shot attempt differential of plus-112, which ranks 11th among NHL defencemen.- Leads all Maple Leafs skaters and is tied for 25th among NHLers in slap shots taken (23).
Cody Ceci– Sixth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (102:32).- Has started 194 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 54.8 percent at 5-on-5, which leads all Maple Leafs defencemen.
Michael Hutchinson– Tied for sixth among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in fewer than 10 games in saves (197).
Zach Hyman– Had his sixth career multi-goal game on December 7 at St. Louis.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.1 percent, which ranks eighth among Toronto skaters who have played 10 games.
– Averaging 17:44 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 14 (6 goals, 8 assists) in 16 road games this season.- Ranks sixth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (6-7-13).
Alex Kerfoot– Hails from Vancouver and has a goal and an assist in three career games on the road against the Canucks.  
Mitch Marner– Ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in 20 or fewer games in assists (16).- Sixth in the NHL in takeaways (29).- Ranks seventh among NHL forwards in shifts per game (25.8).- Has played the most shorthanded ice time (57:17) among NHL forwards who have appeared in 20 or fewer games.
Auston Matthews– Tied for sixth among NHL skaters in goals (18).- Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (13).- Tied for 12th among NHL skaters in points (18-15-33).- Ranks fifth in the NHL with 116 shots on goal.- Has been on the ice for a team-high 45 of the Maple Leafs’ 99 goals.
Ilya Mikheyev– Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Second among NHL rookies in shots on goal (73).- Leads NHL rookies and is third 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 20th among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9).- One of seven NHL defencemen and 19 NHL skaters to have registered at least 60 hits (66) and at least 60 shots on goal (61).
William Nylander– Has notched eight primary assists, which is tied for third among Toronto skaters. – Has registered at least one point in 19 of Toronto’s 31 games. – Has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 11 games against Western Conference opponents.
Morgan Rielly– Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in points (3-18-21).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-12-15).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (12).- Ranks 10th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:42).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.6).- Has 10 assists in 16 road games this season.
Jason Spezza– Averaging 3.2 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.
John Tavares– Has 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 14 career games against Vancouver.- Averaging 2.71 shots on goal per game, which ranks third among Toronto skaters.- Leads the Maple Leafs in faceoff wins (219). Ranks second among NHLers who have played less than 25 games in faceoff wins.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.4 percent when the Maple Leafs are leading in games. 

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanHas goals (3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Frederik AndersenTwo wins from 200 career NHL wins.

RECENT MILESTONES

Pontus AbergMaple Leaf debut (December 7 at St. Louis)First point as a Maple Leaf (December 7 at St. Louis)
Morgan Rielly500th NHL game (December 4 vs. Colorado)
  

INJURY REPORT

Andreas Johnsson (Leg)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 64

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).

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