TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-18-7 – 63 Points) vs.
NEW YORK RANGERS (25-22-4 – 54 Points)
FEBRUARY 5, 2020 ▪ 7:30 PM EST
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (NEW YORK, NY) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus NEW YORK
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||288-222-95-11 (616 Games)|
|ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:||120-128-56-5 (309 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus NEW YORK
|GAMES PLAYED:||John Tavares (48), Jason Spezza (44), Cody Ceci (20)|
|GOALS:||John Tavares (14), Jason Spezza (13), Zach Hyman (5), William Nylander (5)|
|ASSISTS:||John Tavares (28), Jason Spezza (22), Tyson Barrie (12)|
|POINTS:||John Tavares (42), Jason Spezza (35), Tyson Barrie (14)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||John Tavares (44), Jason Spezza (24), Zach Hyman (7)|
MAPLE LEAFS – RANGERS TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||190 (t-2nd)||166 (12th)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||172 (t-26th)||164 (17th)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||36/145 [24.8%] (5th)||40/170 [23.5%] (7th)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||114/148 [77.0%] (25th)||139/178 [78.1%] (23rd)|
|SHOTS (Rank):||1785 (4th)||1557 (27th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||2690 (4th)||2111 (30th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||52.6% (5th)||46.4% (30th)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||53.0% (3rd)||46.7% (30th)|
MAPLE LEAFS – RANGERS NOTES
|FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:||Nov. 20, 1926 vs. New York (New York 5, Toronto 1)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||288-222-95-11 (616 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:||168-94-39-6 (307 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:||120-128-56-5 (309 Games)|
|LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:||December 20, 2019 (Toronto 6, New York 3)|
MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. RANGERS
|Tyson Barrie||300th NHL game (Dec. 31, 2016 vs. NYR)|
|Frederik Gauthier||100th NHL game (March 23, 2019 vs. NYR)|
|Zach Hyman||100th NHL game (Oct. 7, 2017 vs. NYR)|
|Alex Kerfoot||First NHL game (Oct. 5, 2017 (COL) at NYR)|
First NHL point (Assist) (Oct. 5, 2017 (COL) at NYR)
|Martin Marincin||100th game as a Maple Leaf (Dec. 22, 2018 vs. NYR)|
|Jason Spezza||500th NHL assist (Jan. 5, 2016 (DAL) at NYR)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|POWER PLAY POINTS||19 (Marner)|
|SHORTHANDED POINTS||2 (Engvall, Kapanen)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||57.8% (Gauthier)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||55.4% (Nylander)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||76 (Muzzin)|
|TOI PER GAME||24:15 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:07 (Marner)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||2:50 (Ceci)|
MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES
|Frederik Andersen||– Is 14-4-0 on the road this season with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.|
– Second in the NHL in wins (24).- Has recorded a save percentage over .900 in 24 of his starts, which is tied for fourth-most starts with a save percentage of .900 or higher.
|Tyson Barrie||– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for ninth-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).|
– Has scored four of his five goals on the road this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (45). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
|Cody Ceci||– Ranks 27th among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:50).- Has played 61.4 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time this season, which is tied for the 11th-highest percentage among NHLers.|
|Pierre Engvall||– Has started 40.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the third-lowest percentage among NHL rookies who have appeared in at least 30 games.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 59.2 percent at 5-on-5, which is the fourth-highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.|
|Justin Holl||– One of 23 right-handed defencemen in the NHL to have an on-ice goals-for percentage of at least 53 percent (53.9%) at even-strength in 40 games played.- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.6%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 45 percent (44.9%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.|
|Michael Hutchinson||– Is 2-1-0 with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.|
|Zach Hyman||– Fourth among Toronto skaters in points since January 1 (5-6-12; 11 GP).- Has scored nine of his 14 goals on the road this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.76).|
|Andreas Johnsson||– Averages 1.97 shots per game, which ranks seventh among Toronto forwards.- Has drawn 11 penalties this season, which is tied for third-most among Toronto skaters.|
|Kasperi Kapanen||– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-15-23).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.19).- Has recorded 19 (eight goals, 11 assists) of his 29 points on the road this season.|
|Kasimir Kaskisuo||– Represented the Toronto Marlies at the AHL All-Star Classic on January 27.|
|Alex Kerfoot||– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (7). – 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-11-18).- Has recorded nine of his 13 assists on the road this season.|
|Mitch Marner||– Has 11 multi-assist games, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.26 points per game, which is the 10th-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.45 primary assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for eighth in the NHL in primary assists (26). His 26 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Ranks fifth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).|
|Auston Matthews||– Third among NHL skaters in goals (37).- Tied for the League lead with 28 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (23).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (9).- 12th among NHL skaters in points (37-25-62).- Fifth in the NHL with 212 shots on goal.|
|William Nylander||– Ranks first in goals (25) and second in points (25-23-48) among Swedish skaters this season.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- Has scored the first goal of the game three times for the Maple Leafs, which is tied for the most first goals among Toronto skaters.- One of nine NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:34) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.30 (1.32).|
|Jason Spezza||– Averaging 2.04 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the fourth-highest average among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 1.12 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.|
|John Tavares||– Tied for 25th among NHL skaters in multi-point games (13).- Has 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in 12 games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.7 percent at 5-on-5 when the Maple Leafs are leading in games, which is the highest percentage when leading among NHL forwards who have appeared in at least 40 games and average 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (15:42).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 19th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (17.03).- Has drawn a team-high 14 penalties this season.|
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Zach Hyman||Has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-3-5) in four consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Has points (1-6-7) in five consecutive games.|
|Auston Matthews||Has points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games.|
|William Nylander||Has points (6-4-10) in eight consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Four assists from 200 assists|
|Jason Spezza||Five assists from 600 assists|
|John Tavares||Three games from 800 games|
|Frederik Andersen (Upper Body)||Left Toronto’s game on Feb. 3 vs. FLA and did not return.|
|Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)||On injured reserve.|
|Morgan Rielly (Foot)||On injured reserve.|
|Man Games Lost: 128|
|February 4||Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|January 31||Loaned defenceman Kevin Gravel to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|January 31||Recalled defenceman Kevin Gravel from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|January 30||Loaned forward Tyler Gaudet to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
| RANGERS NOTES|
Feb. 3, Rangers 3 vs. Stars 5 – Pavel Buchnevich recorded the first goal of the game at 2:29 of the first period. The Stars registered two
goals in a span of 16 seconds to take a 2-1 lead, but Brett Howden tallied the Rangers’ second power play goal of the first period to tie
the game before the end of the opening frame. Dallas recorded two goals in the second period to take a 4-2 lead and extended its lead
to three in the third period. Brendan Lemieux tallied a power play goal in the third period for the Blueshirts.
Shots: NYR – 36; DAL – 21
PP: NYR – 3-3/4:14; DAL – 2-4/3:41
3 Stars: 1. J. Pavelski (DAL); 2. S. Johns (DAL); 3. B. Lemieux (NYR)
INJURIES (91 Man-Games Lost to Injury)
Chris Kreider (upper-body) – has missed one game
Feb. 2 – Recalled Phillip Di Giuseppe from Hartford (AHL)
Jan. 29 – Recalled Igor Shesterkin from Hartford (AHL)
The Rangers play their 52nd game of the 2019-20 season and continue a four-game homestand tonight, Feb. 5, against the Toronto
Maple Leafs in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The
Blueshirts have won four of the last seven games (4-3-0 record) and six of the last 10 games (6-4-0 record).
RANGERS VS. MAPLE LEAFS
All-Time*: 233-281-95-7 (133-116-56-4 at home; 100-165-39-3 on the road) *Note: The first three games between the two franchises
took place when the Maple Leafs were the Toronto St. Patricks; the franchise changed its name during the 1926-27 season.
2019-20: Tonight’s game is the third of three meetings between the Rangers and Maple Leafs, and the second of two meetings
between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 1-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road) and won the last
contest between the two teams, 5-4, in overtime on Dec. 28 at Toronto. Ryan Strome is tied for first among all skaters – and leads
the Rangers – with three goals and five points in the season series. Tony DeAngelo recorded the game-winning goal in overtime in
the Blueshirts’ win on Dec. 28, and Alexandar Georgiev also made 44 saves to earn a win in the contest.
The Rangers have won three of their last four games against the Maple Leafs (3-1-0 record).
RANGERS-MAPLE LEAFS CONNECTIONS
Greg McKegg played in the Maple Leafs organization for parts of four seasons (2010-11; 2012-13 – 2014-15) and skated in four NHL
games with Toronto over parts of two seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15).
The Rangers have six Ontario-born players on their roster: Greg McKegg (St. Thomas, ON), Micheal Haley (Guelph, ON), Brendan
Smith (Mimico, ON), Marc Staal (Thunder Bay, ON), Ryan Strome (Mississauga, ON), and Phillip Di Giuseppe (Toronto, ON).
Brendan Shanahan played two seasons with the Rangers (2006-07 and 2007-08).
William Nylander is the son of former Ranger Michael Nylander, who played two seasons with the Blueshirts (2005-06 and 2006-07).
INDIVIDUAL CAREER STATISTICS VS. MAPLE LEAFS
Artemi Panarin – 12 GP, 4-12-16 – Panarin has recorded a point in each of his last five games against Toronto (one goal, six
Ryan Strome – 18 GP, 6-8-14 – Strome tied single-game career-highs with two goals and four points in the last game against the
Maple Leafs on Dec. 28, 2019 at Toronto. Strome enters the contest with a four-game point streak against the Maple Leafs (four
goals, three assists), as well as a three-game goal streak.
New York Rangers: Media Notes
HOME SWEET HOME
The Rangers have earned a win in six of their last nine home games, dating back to Dec. 22 at Anaheim (6-3-0 record), and have
outscored their opponents, 37-25, in the nine contests. The Blueshirts have also earned at least one point in 12 of their last 19 home
games (11-7-1 record).
The Rangers have posted a 15-6-0 record in their last 21 games which have immediately followed a regulation or overtime loss, dating
back to Oct. 22 vs. Arizona. When playing at MSG in the game following a loss over the span, New York has posted a 10-3-0 record.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Rangers are the only team that currently has a player ranked tied for fifth or higher in the NHL in points (Artemi Panarin – fifth with
71) and a defenseman ranked tied for fifth or higher among NHL defensemen in points (Tony DeAngelo – tied for fifth with 40) this
season. The last time the Blueshirts finished a season with a player ranked tied for fifth or higher in the NHL in points, as well as a
defenseman ranked tied for fifth or higher among NHL defensemen in points, was 1996-97 (Wayne Gretzky and Brian Leetch).
The Rangers have tallied at least three goals in 10 of the last 15 games and are tied for eighth in the NHL in goals per game this
New York has allowed two goals or fewer in two of the last three games, in five of the last seven games, and in six of the last 11
contests. The Rangers have posted an 18-3-0 record when allowing two goals or fewer in a game in 2019-20.
The Blueshirts are the only NHL team that has had eight players 21 years old or younger appear in at least one game in 2019-20 and
are one of three NHL teams that have had two goaltenders 24 years old or younger appear in at least one game this season.
Rangers defensemen have tallied 139 points (38 goals, 101 assists) in 2019-20. Blueshirts defensemen have recorded more goals and
more points than defensemen from any other team this season.
The Rangers have outshot their opponents, 148-97, over the last four games (37.0 shots on goal per game and 24.3 shots on goal
against per game), as well as 117-64 in three home games during the stretch (39.0 shots on goal per game and 21.3 shots on goal
against per game). The Blueshirts have recorded 30 or more shots on goal in each of the last five games.
FROM RUSSIA WITH GLOVE
Igor Shesterkin has earned a win in three of his first four career NHL appearances (3-1-0 record), and he became the seventh
goaltender in Rangers history to earn a win in each of his first two NHL appearances (Chabot, Henry, Paille, Vanbiesbrouck, Cloutier,
Skapski). He has stopped 127 of 137 shots in his four NHL appearances (.927 SV%), including 125 of the last 133 shots (.940 SV%).
STATE OF THE ART-EMI
Artemi Panarin recorded his 70th point of the season on Jan. 31 vs. Detroit. According to NHL Stats and Information, he became the
first player to register 70 or more points within his first 48 career games as a Ranger in franchise history. He is the only NHL player who
has recorded 70 or more points and a plus-20 rating or better in 2019-20. In addition, Panarin is one of three NHL players (and the only
winger) who have registered 70 or more points and have been assessed 15 or fewer penalty minutes in 2019-20 (Draisaitl and
MacKinnon). He leads the NHL in even strength points (53), 5-on-5 points (46), and 5-on-5 assists (29) this season, and he also ranks
third among NHL forwards in plus/minus rating (plus-23) in 2019-20. Panarin’s plus-26 on-ice even strength goal differential is also tied
for the fourth-best in the NHL this season. He has recorded a point in 23 of the Rangers’ 25 wins this season, including a goal in 15 of
the 25 wins. Panarin has notched an assist/point in seven of his last nine games (five goals, 11 assists), and he has posted a multipoint game in five of his last seven contests at MSG (six goals, 11 assists in the seven games at MSG).
Mika Zibanejad has tallied a point in three of the last four games (two goals, four assists) and has recorded a goal in two of the last
three games. He has posted a multi-point game in three of the last six contests (three goals, five assists) and in five of the last 10
games (four goals, eight assists). Zibanejad ranks 18th in the NHL in points per game (1.13) and ranks 10th in the NHL (min. 10 games
played) in goals per game (0.53) this season.
The Rangers have either outscored their opponent on special teams or tied their opponent in special teams scoring in 35 of 51 games
this season and have earned at least one point in 25 of those 35 games (22-10-3 record).
The Rangers were 3-for-3 (4:14) on Feb. 3 vs. Dallas; the three power play goals were the most the Blueshirts have recorded in a
game in 2019-20.
New York ranks seventh in the NHL in power play efficiency (23.5%) and is tied for fifth in the NHL in power play goals (40) this
The Blueshirts have recorded a power play goal in each of the last four games (7-for-13; 53.8%), in six of the last seven games (10-
for-20; 50.0%), in eight of the last 10 games (13-for-31; 41.9%), and in 10 of the last 15 games (17-for-42; 40.5%).
The Rangers’ 40.5% power play efficiency since Dec. 27 is the best in the NHL and their 17 power play goals over the span are the
most in the NHL.
The Blueshirts have tallied at least 40 power play goals in the first 51 games of a season for the first time since 2007-08.
New York has posted a 19-7-2 record when tallying at least one power play goal in a game in 2019-20.
The Rangers were 2-for-4 (3:41) on Feb. 3 vs. Dallas.
New York has not allowed a power play goal against in eight of the last 12 games (26-for-32; 81.3%), in 16 of the last 25 games (63-
for-77; 81.8%), and in 20 of the last 31 games (83-for-100; 83.0%).
The Rangers’ 83.0% penalty kill efficiency since Nov. 23 is the eighth-best in the NHL.
The Blueshirts are tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded goals this season (eight).
The Rangers have posted an 18-7-1 record when not allowing a power play goal against in a game in 2019-20.
New York Rangers – 15 games away from 6,500 all-time regular-season games in franchise history
Brendan Smith – 2 points away from 100 in his NHL career
Brady Skjei – 3 games away from 300 in his NHL career/with the Rangers
Mika Zibanejad – 3 assists away from 200 in his NHL career; 9 goals away from 100 with the Rangers
Tony DeAngelo – 8 points away from 100 in his NHL career
Artemi Panarin – 9 points away from 400 in his NHL career
New York Rangers: Game By Game Summary
= Overtime, ** = Shootout, + = Sellout
Date Team W-L-OT Record GF-GA Scorers W Goal PP PK SF-SA W-L Gltdr. Attend.
1 10/03/2019 Winnipeg Jets W 01-00-00 6-4 18,10p,8,93,21,42