MAPLE LEAFS 5, DEVILS 4 (OT) NOTES: John Tavares registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s first-period goal and had the secondary assist on Kapanen’s second-period goal before scoring the fourth Toronto goal on the power play at 8:15 of the third period. Tavares has goals (2) in two consecutive games and assists (5) and points (1-5-6) in three consecutive games.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (21-14-4 – 46 Points) vs.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (12-19-6 – 30 Points)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2019

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO21115
NEW JERSEY13004

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 16:56 of the first period. Hyman has points (3-4-7) in three consecutive games. He has scored six of his nine goals on the road this season. Hyman has a goal and four assists in 10 career games against the Devils.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 17:15 of the first period. Mikheyev has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in 21 games on the road in 2019-20. He has six points (3-3-6) in 12 games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Kasperi Kapanen scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 5:16 of the second period. Kapanen has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games played. He has recorded 16 (7 goals, 9 assists) of his 20 points on the road this season.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Kapanen’s second period goal before scoring the fourth Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 8:15 of the third period. Tavares has goals (2) in two consecutive games and assists (5) and points (1-5-6) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his third multi-assist and 11th multi-point performance of the season. He is tied for fifth among all NHLers in points against the Devils since entering the League in 2009-10 (18-16-34).
  • William Nylander picked up the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s first period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal before scoring the game-winning goal at 2:38 of overtime. Nylander has goals (2) and points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and sixth multi-point game of the season. He has eight points (4-4-8) over his last five games played. He has 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in 12 games against Metropolitan Division teams in 2019-20. His overtime goal is the third overtime goal of his NHL career and his second overtime goal against the Devils.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Rielly has three assists over his last five games played. Rielly has recorded 12 assists in 21 road games in 2019-20. He has seven assists in 12 games against Metropolitan Division opposition.
  • Jason Spezza collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Spezza has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 11 (4-7-11) of his 15 points in 17 road games this season. He has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in nine games against Metropolitan Division teams.
  • Alex Kerfoot recorded the primary assist on Kapanen’s second period goal. Kerfoot has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has three assists in five career games against the Devils. Kerfoot was originally selected by New Jersey in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Barrie has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has six points (1-5-6) in 11 games during the month of December.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 24 shots to earn the victory

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO19 (16)9 (9)5 (4)4 (0)37 (29)
NEW JERSEY9 (9)14 (12)5 (4)0 (0)28 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO32 (28)16 (16)12 (9)5 (0)65 (53)
NEW JERSEY12 (11)23 (19)11 (10)0 (0)46 (40)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road11-10-0 (21 Games)
All-Time Record vs. New Jersey74-41-20-9 (144 Games)
All-Time Record vs. New Jersey on the Road27-24-15-5 (71 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference12-9-4 (25 Games)
Record vs. Metropolitan Division5-4-3 (12 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots7 (Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Rielly, Tavares)
Faceoff Wins14 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Gauthier – 3 won, 0 lost)
Hits1 (Eight players tied)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Nylander)
TOI24:41 (Marner)
Power Play TOI5:38 (Marner)
Shorthanded TOI2:02 (Engvall)
Shifts32 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage84.2% (Kerfoot – 16 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first8-11-3
Leading after 110-2-1
Trail after 22-8-1
Score multiple power play goals5-1-0
Allow one power play goal9-6-3
Outshot by opponent11-9-3
Overtime5-4
Friday4-2-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and went 2-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Ilya Mikheyev suffered a significant laceration to his wrist and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and assessment.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 24 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Muzzin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.5 percent (24 for, 17 against).
  • William Nylander had a team-high five takeaways tonight, which ties the single-game season-high by a Maple Leaf in 2019-20 and is the highest total by a Maple Leaf on the road.
  • Dmytro Timashov started 40 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • John Tavares won 58 percent (7 won, 5 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, December 28, 7:00 p.m. vs. New York Rangers (Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN)
  • Tuesday, December 31, 6:00 p.m. at Minnesota Wild (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, January 2, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, January 4, 7:00 p.m. vs. New York Islanders (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, January 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Edmonton Oilers (TSN4, TSN 1050)

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