CHARLOTTE 7, MARLIES 3: “Loss for words right now. I think pretty frustrated, I think the whole group’s frustrated. We all haven’t been good enough. It’s going to take a group effort to climb our way out of this. Can we? Yes. Will we? Yes. Today’s another frustrating day. We’re going to find a way to right the ship.” — GREG MOORE

TORONTO MARLIES (21-16-2-2 – 46 Points) vs. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS (24-14-3-0 – 51 Points)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: J. Schmaltz (2) (J. Bracco, C. Conrad), H. Elynuik (3) (J. Duszak), K. Agostino (20) PP (Marchment, J. Bracco)
Goaltender: J. Woll (24/31)

Charlotte: M. Geekie (11) PP (J. Bean, A. Nedeljkovic), D. Gust (7) (R. McKeown, J. Bean), J. Gauthier (19) (M. McCormick), E. Luostarinen (7) (Unassisted), S. Lorentz (14) PP (F. Claesson, C. Priskie), M. Geekie (12) (F. Claesson, J. Pritchard), S. Lorentz (15) (M. Geekie, R. McKeown)
Goaltender: A. Nedeljkovic (14/17)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jordan Schmaltz put the Marlies on the board at 11:15 of the second period. Schmaltz has 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) through 29 games this season.
  • Hudson Elynuik scored at 12:14 of the second period. Elynuik has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) through 34 games this season.
  • Kenny Agostino scored on the power play at 12:14 of the second period. Agostino has 13 points (9 goals, 4 assists) in his last 15 games. Agostino is tied for fifth overall in the AHL in goals (20). He is the first Marlie to reach the 20-goal mark for the third time in his AHL career.
  • Jeremy Bracco recorded the primary assist on Schmaltz’s goal and the secondary assist on Agostino’s power play goal, both in the second period. Bracco is fourth overall in the AHL in assists (29).
  • Colt Conrad registered the secondary assist on Schmaltz’s second period goal. This was his first point in his first game with the Marlies this season. Conrad has 25 points (5 goals, 20 assists) through 24 games with Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the lone assist on Elynuik’s second period goal. Duszak has two points (1 goal, 1 assist) through eight games this season.
  • Mason Marchment collected the primary assist on Agostino’s second period power play goal. He has eight points (6 goals, 2 assists) through nine career games against Charlotte. He has nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) in 14 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 24 of 31 shots he faced. Woll is now 7-10-1-1 on the season with a .890 Save Percentage and a 3.60 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 1-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play.
  • Charlotte had a 31-17 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino, Hudson Elynuik and Mason Marchment led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 1-2-0-1 against Atlantic Division opponents and are 0-1-0-1 against the Charlotte Checkers.
  • Toronto is on their annual Boat Show road trip, returning to Coca-Cola Coliseum on January 31. Before the All-Star Break (January 26 to January 29), Toronto will face the Texas Stars, the San Antonio Rampage, the Charlotte Checkers and the Cleveland Monsters, each in two game series.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (20)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (29)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (33)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (103)
  • +/-:  J. Lindgren, G. Wilson (+7)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (60)

ON THE ROAD

  • Toronto’s away record is 8-10-2-2 (20 points) this season. Toronto’s longest road point streak reached nine points from Oct. 11 to Nov. 2 (3-0-2-1).
  • The Marlies have been outscored 81-69. Pontus Aberg leads the Marlies in goals (10) and Nic Petan in assists (11) on the road.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (5-3-1-1) and Joseph Woll (3-6-1-1) have combined to make 657 saves.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 7-9-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 3-12-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 14-10-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-1-0 in Sunday games and are 2-6-0-1 in January.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Mason Marchment has points (3-2-6) in three consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Texas.
  • Ben Harpur (concussion)did not dress for tonight’s game against Texas.
  • Egor Korshkov (lower leg laceration) did not dress for tonight’s game against Texas.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • January 18: Returned defenceman Timothy Liljegren on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • January 18: Returned forward Adam Brooks on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • January 17: Assigned forward Trevor Moore from Toronto (NHL) on a conditioning loan.
  • January 14: Ressigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • January 14: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • January 14: Returned forward Mason Marchment on loan from Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:
Loss for words right now. I think pretty frustrated, I think the whole group’s frustrated. We all haven’t been good enough. It’s going to take a group effort to climb our way out of this. Can we? Yes. Will we? Yes. Today’s another frustrating day. We’re going to find a way to right the ship.

On where he sees breakdowns in Toronto’s play:
D-zone, we definitely have to be a little bit tighter. We’re still allowing too much inside and getting to our goaltender. We’ve got to be able to close out on the D-zone when it’s a fifty-fifty puck and win our battles. There’s just an intensity in the game of hockey it needs to have and for the team to have throughout the entire bench. We had it for the second period today. Again, first period was not what we wanted in terms of talking about it and our slow start yesterday but just a little bit more heart, a little bit more possession, a little bit more our style and doing the things that we preach here and we’re having a hard time finding that consistency.

NEXT GAME:

January 24 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m. ET
January 25 at Cleveland – 1:00 p.m. ET
January 31 vs Charlotte – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 1 vs Charlotte – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 4 vs Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET

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“No fair! Cheater!” It’s been shouted by kids on every schoolyard and during every rainy-day game of Scrabble, Clue and Candyland since time immemorial. The cheating chant prompts parents and schoolyard proctors to offer the stock admonition, “Winners never cheat and cheaters never win.” But cheaters do win. Sometimes they win bigly. And kids know…

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Wiggins leaves door open on returning to Canadian fold in June — Toronto Sun

MINNEAPOLIS — Most of Canada’s highest-profile NBA players have committed to play for their country this summer at a last-chance Tokyo Olympic-qualifying tournament, with one notable exception. Read More

Wiggins leaves door open on returning to Canadian fold in June — Toronto Sun

“Right now my team is struggling a little bit so we have to get back and trying get in a playoff run. That’s my main goal right now. And after that I’m going to decide on Canada basketball.”

Kawhi Leonard pouring it on in Clippers’ recent surge — Press Telegram

It’s been Ka’wine & Dine on opposing defenses for the past five games. Kawhi Leonard has feasted for 180 points in that span, including commemorating the 500th regular-season game of his career Saturday by becoming just the third Clipper to score at least 30 points in five consecutive games and the first to do it…

Kawhi Leonard pouring it on in Clippers’ recent surge — Press Telegram

Leafs, Andersen mail it in, head off to bye week with dismal loss to Blackhawks — Toronto Sun

Pathetic, really. Read More

Leafs, Andersen mail it in, head off to bye week with dismal loss to Blackhawks — Toronto Sun

By Terry Koshan

Pathetic, really.

The Maple Leafs slinked into their bye week on Saturday night and said bye-bye to their playoff spot.

The aim for many players as they get away from their livelihoods is to forget about work and relax, but we’re not sure how that can be possible for the Leafs considering their recent play.

Once the Leafs return from the break on Jan. 27 in Nashville to start a two-game trip, they’re going to try to put behind them the first true skid in the Sheldon Keefe era.

The Leafs were on auto pilot before 19,502 at Scotiabank Arena, losing 6-2 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

As such, the Leafs will scatter for warmer climates with just one win in six games, going 1-3-2. This after Toronto won nine of 10.

And worse: The Leafs have fallen out of a playoff spot, sitting in fourth in the Atlantic Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference.

“It’s not a good feeling,” captain John Tavares said. “We have to dig down and ask ourselves where we want to get to and how bad that we want to get there.

“Everyone is invested 100%, but when we have games like this, it gets in the way of us building what we want to build.”

The concern around No. 1 goaltender Frederik Andersen continues to grow, and never mind that he’s going to represent the Leafs, along with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, at the all-star game in St. Louis.

Lowry and VanVleet combine for 57 points in win over T-Wolves — Toronto Sun

MINNEAPOLIS — Toronto’s two stellar point guards made sure a huge night by Canadian Andrew Wiggins went to waste. Read More

Lowry and VanVleet combine for 57 points in win over T-Wolves — Toronto Sun

Toronto’s two stellar point guards made sure a huge night by Canadian Andrew Wiggins went to waste.

All-star Kyle Lowry and the man who has teamed so well with him, Fred Van Vleet combined to nail 12 of Toronto’s 13 three-pointers in a 122-112 Raptors win over Minnesota. VanVleet returned to the lineup with a 29-point gem, Lowry added 28 and the bench put the game away in the fourth quarter, mostly behind Norman Powell, who scored 20.

Wiggins handed out 10 assists for the first time in his career and had a huge start to the game, but faded in the second half.

Still, he collected the first triple-double of his career and became the first Canadian to notch one against either the Raptors or Vancouver Grizzlies. Wiggins is also only the third Canadian to achieve the feat, joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who did it last week, and Steve Nash.

VanVleet didn’t look like he had been sidelined for five games.

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Lakers blow out Rockets with second-half surge — Press Telegram

HOUSTON — The chants started with just over five minutes left. The Lakers were leading by 16, and streams of red-clad fans were heading up the Toyota Center aisles. Emboldened, a remaining cadre of Lakers’ faithful filled the arena with shouting: “LET’S GO LAKERS!” Clad in a blazer, a gold polo and Chuck Taylors, Anthony…

Lakers blow out Rockets with second-half surge — Press Telegram

BLACKHAWKS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2– WHAT THEY SAID: “I think it’s time to just look in the mirror right now for everyone here, myself included. I think it’s not a time to point fingers or anything like that. I think you’ve got to use this week to reflect and make sure we come with more intensity and more purpose when we play after the break.” –FREDERIK ANDERSEN.

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On what led to the team’s lack of jump at the start:

I don’t have that answer. I didn’t have that vibe going into it but clearly from the drop of the puck here we just didn’t have a lot of life. Then we’re down, we’re down early and it’s a tough game.

On the level of frustration after tonight’s loss on the heels of the loss in Florida:

Very frustrating. I think when you go through these types of things, such as Florida, such as this, it’s just a sign of where you are, that you’re not when you want to be. Reality checks come. I thought we were an immature team down in Florida, I thought we were an immature team here today. That’s how we’re approaching these things. We’re not performing, we’re not playing with any level of discipline or consistency. That’s what happens.

On what needs to be improved in the team’s game defensively:

We just need to recognize that it’s important. How we have to prioritize it. We need the discipline, the consistency like we’re saying. We have a great defensive game last time out, we put together a great game. The players this week I thought responded very well to the loss of Morgan Rielly. You’ve got good efforts, but it’s the discipline, it’s the consistency to be able to do it all the time and I think that’s what we’re looking for and that’s what I think is reflected in the journey of our group. It’s a test even more with the loss of Muzzin and Rielly, two workhorses on the team. It’s a reflection of where we are and how we need to get better in that and do it all the time.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (28 SAVES)

On the group’s mindset after tonight’s loss:

I think it’s time to just look in the mirror right now for everyone here, myself included. I think it’s not a time to point fingers or anything like that. I think you’ve got to use this week to reflect and make sure we come with more intensity and more purpose when we play after the break.

On If these are issues that can be worked through:

Of course we’ve got to work through it. There’s no sense in not doing that. Obviously, we’ve got to push forward and try to be better and that goes when you play well and when you play bad.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (8 SHOT ATTEMPTS)

On the start to tonight’s game:

I think they just came out really hard, came out with a purpose and we were pretty flat. They score a goal on the first shift, so I think it just means we weren’t really ready to play.

On how the team can rediscover its consistency:

I think we just hit the reset button and have a nice week to rest, recharge. Hopefully guys that have been out with injury can get themselves back and ready to play, but there’s really no excuse for how we played tonight. It doesn’t really matter who we’re missing or what guys are out. The way we played wasn’t really good enough. I don’t really know what else to say.

JOHN TAVARES (17:56 TOI)

On how the team contributed to Chicago’s fast start:

Sloppy, missed assignments, careless with the puck. Obviously put us behind and gave them a lot of confidence and feeling good about themselves. Just not good enough.

On what Chicago did well to prevent Toronto from gaining momentum:

Yeah, they did some good things. They were well organized and made plays. They’ve got a good team, obviously a lot of very proven players and we just didn’t handle it well. We didn’t stick to what we need to do to break them down and what makes us successful. We got away from what our game plan was and got into the way they play.

CHARLOTTE 4, MARLIES 3 (SO) “(Mason Marchment with three goals) brought a lot of good energy, he loves the game, even on the bench, he’s so positive and brings a good energy. His play tonight was a whole other level that I hadn’t seen out of him and it’s really good to have guys that go up and then come back down to give them that confidence at this level and he’s showing that he can play really well at this level.” — GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (21-15-2-2 – 46 Points) vs. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS (23-14-3-0 – 49 Points)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: M. Marchment (3) SH (Unassisted), M. Marchment (4) (T. Moore, T. Kivihalme), M. Marchment (5) (M. Kapla, J. Lindgren)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (34/37)

Charlotte: M. Geekie (10) PP (J. Kuokkanen, J. Bean), J. Kuokkanen (9) PP (O. Kaski, J. Gauthier), J. Bean (7) (J. Kuokkanen)
Goaltender: A. Forsberg (21/24)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mason Marchment recorded his first career AHL hat trick with a shorthanded goal at 6:32 of the first period and goals at 3:22 and 5:47 of the third period. Marchment’s first period goal was his second career AHL shorthanded goal. He has seven points (6 goals, 1 assists) through eight career games against Charlotte. He has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) in 13 games this season.
  • Trevor Moore recorded the primary assist on Marchment’s second goal of the game. Moore has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) through 22 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme registered the secondary assist on Marchment’s second goal of the game. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Kivihalme has 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 34 games this season.
  • Michael Kapla collected the primary assist on Marchment’s third goal of the game. This was Kapla’s first point for the Marlies in two games this season.
  • Jesper Lindgren had the secondary assist on Marchment’s third goal of the game. Lindgren has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) through 28 games this season.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced. He is now 11-5-1-1 on the season with a .911 save percentage and a 2.67 goals against average. He turned away a penalty shot at 15:31 of the second period taken by Janne Kuokkanen. This is his third successful save on a penalty shot this season.

IN THE SHOOTOUT

·        Kenny Agostino – Stopped (2019-20: 1/3)

·        Mason Marchment – Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)

·        Trevor Moore – Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)

·        Jeremy Bracco – Stopped (2019-20: 0/2)

·        Nic Petan – Stopped (2019-20: 0/2)

·        Kasimir Kaskisuo – 4/5(2019-20: 4/5)

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto last recorded a hat trick on the road on January 27, 2017 (A. Johnsson at Syracuse).
  • Toronto has faced four penalty shots this season, with three (Oct. 5 vs Belleville, Dec. 15 vs Rockford, Jan. 18 at Charlotte) against Kasimir Kaskisuo and one (Dec. 8 vs San Antonio) against Joseph Woll. Toronto has stopped all four attempts.
  • Toronto was 3-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
  • Charlotte had a 38-24 edge in shots in all situations. Mason Marchment led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 10-6-0-1 against Central Division opponents and are 0-0-0-1 against the Charlotte Checkers.
  • Toronto is on their annual Boat Show road trip, returning to Coca-Cola Coliseum on January 31. Before the All-Star Break (January 26 to January 29), Toronto will face the Texas Stars, the San Antonio Rampage, the Charlotte Checkers and the Cleveland Monsters, each in two game series.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (19)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (27)
  • Points:  P. Aberg, K. Agostino (32)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (103)
  • +/-:  J. Lindgren (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (60)

ON THE ROAD

  • Toronto’s away record is 8-9-2-2 (20 points) this season. Toronto’s longest road point streak reached nine points from Oct. 11 to Nov. 2 (3-0-2-1).
  • The Marlies have been outscored 74-66. Pontus Aberg leads the Marlies in goals (10) and Nic Petan in assists (11) on the road.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (5-3-1-1) and Joseph Woll (3-5-1-1) have combined to make 626 saves.

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 16-3-1-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 9-2-1-2 when leading after the first period and 3-11-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 14-9-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 8-4-1-2 in Saturday games and are 2-5-0-1 in January.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Teemu Kivihalme has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Jesper Lindgren has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has points (3-1-4) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Texas.
  • Ben Harpur (concussion)did not dress for tonight’s game against Texas.
  • Egor Korshkov (lower leg laceration) did not dress for tonight’s game against Texas.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • January 17: Assigned forward Trevor Moore from Toronto (NHL) on a conditioning loan.
  • January 14: Ressigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • January 14: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • January 14: Returned forward Mason Marchment on loan from Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the team’s response five-on-five:
I thought, really well. We had a good process during the game. The bench stayed with it, there was some adversity through the first and second periods. We found our game in the third period, we really showed how we can play.

On special teams:
I thought early on, the first couple of power plays, we just had a hard time getting through the middle of the rink. They did a good job getting up ice, disrupting our flow. Then we settled, started getting some entries and the in-zone, they did a good job of keeping us perimeter. We’ve got to find a way to get interior but you know, it was a little bit of a special teams game today. I was really happy five-on-five with how we executed and the looks that we got, really liked our o-zone and the movement that we got inside on the goalie a few times. We really gave ourselves a chance to win tonight.

On Kasimir Kaskisuo (34 saves):
He had a great game, gave us a chance to win this hockey game. He looked really solid, really calm, exactly what we need.

On Mason Marchment (3 goals):
He brought a lot of good energy, he loves the game, even on the bench, he’s so positive and brings a good energy. His play tonight was a whole other level that I hadn’t seen out of him and it’s really good to have guys that go up and then come back down to give them that confidence at this level and he’s showing that he can play really well at this level.

On Trevor Moore (1 assist):
Shows the character of the person that he is. I’m sure he’s been working really hard to get back. It’s the times when no one’s watching and you’re by yourself on the ice and going through your protocol to return to play, he was successful in today’s game because he’s such a hard worker and disciplined in that area.

NEXT GAME:

January 19 at Charlotte – 1:00 p.m. ET
January 24 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m. ET
January 25 at Cleveland – 1:00 p.m. ET
January 31 vs Charlotte – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 1 vs Charlotte – 4:00 p.m. ET

BLACKHAWKS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES: William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 0:25 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has three goals in two games against the Blackhawks this season.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (23-20-6 – 52 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-17-7 – 57 Points)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

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ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 0:25 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has three goals in two games against the Blackhawks this season. In 10 games against Central Division teams, he has recorded 11 points (7-4-11).
  • Alex Kerfoot scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 15:17 of the second period. He has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games. In 11 career games against the Blackhawks, Kerfoot has recorded 10 career points (4 goals, 6 assists), which is his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. He has three assists over his last three games played. In 23 games on home ice this season, he has recorded 29 points (3 goals, 26 assists). He has 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 16 games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s second period goal. Barrie has assists (3) in two consecutive games and four assists over his last four games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and eighth multi-point performance of the season. His 28 points (7 goals, 21 assists) in 31 games against Chicago mark his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s second period goal. Engvall has two assists over his last three games played. In 14 games against Western Conference opposition, he has registered nine points (3-6-9). 
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 28 shots in the loss.

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

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CHICAGO10 (9)17 (16)13 (13)34 (32)
TORONTO11 (10)23 (21)10 (10)33 (31)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CHICAGO17 (16)18 (17)20 (19)55 (52)
TORONTO23 (21)23 (21)17 (17)63 (59)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home12-6-7 (25 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Chicago289-265-96-3 (653 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Chicago at Home167-102-54-2 (325 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference11-7-2 (20 Games)
Record vs. Central Division5-4-1 (10 Games)
Attendance19,502

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots7 (Marner, Matthews)
Shot Attempts10 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins(Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Brooks – 3 won, 0 lost;
Hyman – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits3 (Ceci, Dermott, Holl)
Blocked Shots(Holl, Marincin)
Takeaways(Nylander, Tavares)
TOI21:23 (Matthews)
Power Play TOI3:17 (Barrie)
Shorthanded TOI0:42 (Five players tied)
Shifts25 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage65.4% (Sandin – 17 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first8-14-6
Trail after 13-10-3
Trail after 22-11-4
Score one power play goal9-5-4
Do not allow a power play goal12-6-3
Outshot by opponent12-10-3
Saturday9-3-3

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Kasperi Kapanen and Alex Kerfoot started 20 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Martin Marincin and Auston Matthews were on the ice for a team-high 25 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Marincin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 64.1 percent (25 for, 14 against), while Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.4 percent (25 for, 21 against).

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, January 27, 8:00 p.m. at Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Stars (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. vs. Florida Panthers (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)