TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (26-17-7 – 59 Points) vs.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (22-18-7 – 51 Points)
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 4:13 of the first period and later had the secondary assist on Rasmus Sandin’s second period goal. His first period goal was his 23rd of the season, which establishes a new single-season career-high for goals (Previous: 22, 2016-17). Tonight’s game is his 11th multi-point performance of 2019-20. He has goals (4) in four consecutive games and points (4-3-7) in five consecutive games. In 25 games on the road, Nylander has registered 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists).
- Zach Hyman scored the second Maple Leafs goal of the night at 7:12 of the first period before collecting the secondary assist on Jason Spezza’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is his sixth multi-point performance in 2019-20. He has scored five goals in eight games against Central Division opponents. He has recorded eight of his 13 goals on the road this season.
- Rasmus Sandin registered the lone assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later scored the third Toronto goal of the game at 4:41 of the second period. Sandin’s second period goal was his first career NHL goal. Tonight’s game is his second multi-point game of the season. He has three points (1-2-3) in three games on the road this season.
- Jason Spezza scored the fourth Maple Leafs goal of the night at 12:17 of the second period. He has registered 13 (5-8-13) of his 19 points on the road this season. In 32 career games against the Predators, Spezza has recorded 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists).
- Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s fifth goal of the game into an empty net at 18:28 of the third period. Matthews has eight goals in nine games during the month of January. Over his last 20 games played he has registered 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points. He has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) in 11 games against Central Division opponents this season.
- Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Marner has assists (2) in two consecutive games. Of Marner’s 35 assists in 2019-20, 23 have been primary assists, which leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for ninth among NHL skaters. He has recorded 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) in 17 games against Western Conference opposition this season.
- Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Barrie has assists (4) in three consecutive games. He has registered seven points (1-6-7) in 11 games against Central Division opponents this season. He leads Maple Leafs defencemen in points with 28 (4-24-28) in 50 games played.
- Alex Kerfoot recorded the primary assist on Sandin’s second period goal. Kerfoot has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has picked up 12 (4 goals, 8 assists) of his 20 points on the road this season. In 11 games against Central Division opposition, he has recorded six points (2-4-6).
- Justin Holl had the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. He has registered eight of his 13 assists on the road this season. His five primary assists are the third-most among Toronto defenders.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots to earn his 23rd victory of the season.
- Kasperi Kapanen left the game with an arm injury. X-rays were negative,.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||10 (10)||12 (11)||9 (8)||–||31 (29)|
|NASHVILLE||15 (15)||8 (7)||13 (12)||–||36 (34)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||17 (17)||21 (17)||15 (14)||–||53 (48)|
|NASHVILLE||27 (27)||12 (10)||26 (22)||–||65 (59)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record at Home||14-11-0 (25 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Nashville||12-12-1-1 (26 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Nashville on the Road||6-4-0-1 (11 Games)|
|Record vs. Western Conference||12-7-2 (21 Games)|
|Record vs. Central Division||6-4-1 (11 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shots||4 (Four players tied)|
|Shot Attempts||8 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||9 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||69% (Matthews – 9 won, 4 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||2 (Holl, Kerfoot, Matthews)|
|Power Play TOI||1:43 (Barrie, Marner, Matthews)|
|Shorthanded TOI||0:40 (Four players tied)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||61.3% (Holl – 19 for, 12 against)|
|Lead after 1||14-2-1|
|Lead after 2||19-1-2|
|Do not score a power play goal||10-11-3|
|Do not allow a power play goal||13-6-3|
|Outshot by opponent||13-10-3|
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
- Kasperi Kapanen (arm) left tonight’s game and did not return.
- Auston Matthews won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs tonight and was 7-for-8 (88%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Nashville centre Nick Bonino.
- Auston Matthews and William Nylander were on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.3 percent (20 for, 19 against), while Nylander finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.1 percent (20 for, 17 against).
- Jason Spezza was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
- 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)
- Friday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. vs. Anaheim Ducks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)