NEW YORK RANGERS (19-15-4 – 42 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (21-14-5 – 47 Points)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2019
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 4:21 of the first period and later registered the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ third period goal. Nylander has assists (3) in two consecutive games and goals (3) and points (3-3-6) in three consecutive games. He has 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) over his last six games played. In two games against the Rangers in 2019-20, he has recorded three goals and two assists.
- Auston Matthews collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 7:48 of the second period before scoring Toronto’s fourth goal of the game at 19:08 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ seventh multi-goal and 15th multi-point game of the season. His 15 multi-point performances are tied for the sixth-most in the NHL, while his seven multi-goal games are the most in the League. He leads the NHL in 5-on-5 goals (18). Matthews has 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) over his last six games played. In two games against the Rangers this season, he has recorded two goals and three assists. Matthews has collected 31 (20 goals, 11 assists) of his 45 points on home ice this season.
- Pierre Engvall scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 6:22 of the third period. Engvall has three goals over his last five games played. He has two goals in two games against the Rangers this season.
- Mitch Marner had the lone assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) over his last 10 games played. He has three points (2-1-3) in two games against the Rangers this season. He has 22 points (3 goals, 19 assists) in 17 games on home ice.
- John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Tavares has assists (6) and points (2-6-8) in four consecutive games. He has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 12 games during the month of December. In 10 games against Metropolitan Division opposition, Tavares has 12 points (4-8-12).
- Tyson Barrie recorded the primary assist on Engvall’s third period goal and later collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Barrie has assists (4) and points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 12 games during the month of December. Ten of his 16 assists have come on home ice.
- Kasperi Kapanen picked up the secondary assist on Engvall’s third period goal. Kapanen has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 19 (8 goals, 11 assists) of his 21 points against Eastern Conference opposition.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 32 of the 37 shots he faced, and a Pavel Buchnevich penalty shot in tonight’s overtime loss. Andersen is 1-for-2 in penalty shot situations this season. Maple Leafs goaltenders have stopped two of the four penalty shots they’ve faced in 2019-20.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|NEW YORK||10 (9)||19 (17)||7 (7)||1 (0)||(33)|
|TORONTO||14 (10)||19 (17)||12 (9)||2 (0)||(36)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|NEW YORK||14 (13)||29 (23)||12 (12)||1 (0)||(48)|
|TORONTO||27 (18)||29 (24)||31 (25)||2 (0)||(67)|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
|Record at Home||10-4-5 (19 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. New York||288-222-95-11 (616 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. New York at Home||168-94-39-6 (307 Games)|
|Record vs. Eastern Conference||12-9-5 (26 Games)|
|Record vs. Metropolitan Division||5-4-4 (13 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||13 (Barrie, Matthews, Rielly)|
|Faceoff Wins||19 (Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||81% (Matthews – 17 won, 4 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||2 (Marincin, Matthews)|
|Power Play TOI||3:35 (Five players tied)|
|Shorthanded TOI||1:15 (Marner)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||75% (Brooks, Gauthier – 3 for, 1 against)|
|Opponent scores first||8-11-4|
|Trail after 1||3-7-2|
|Trail after 2||2-8-2|
|Score one power play goal||7-3-3|
|Do not allow a power play goal||11-5-1|
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and went 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
- Adam Brooks played his first career NHL game.
- Adam Brooks and Frederik Gauthier started 20 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Auston Matthews won a career-high 17 faceoffs in tonight’s game. He won 80 percent (8 won, 2 lost) of his draws when matched up against New York centre Mika Zibanejad.
- Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 33 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60 percent (33 for, 22 against).
- John Tavares won 79 percent (11 won, 3 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
- 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)
- Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)