MAPLE LEAFS AT CANADIENS PREGAME NOTES: Mitch Marner has 12 multi-assist games, tied for the second in the NHL.- Averaging 1.30 points per game, ninth in the league.- Averaging 2.02 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for fifth in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Tied for fifth among right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (29-19-7 – 65 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (26-23-7 – 59 Points)

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪

RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:300-342-88-16 (746 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:110-214-43-6 (373 Games)
2019-20:0-1-1
LAST FIVE:2-1-2
LAST 10:7-1-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (65), John Tavares (34), Cody Ceci (26), Morgan Rielly (26)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (12)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (37), John Tavares (16), Mitch Marner (12), Morgan Rielly (12)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (69), John Tavares (29), Auston Matthews (17)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (35), John Tavares (18), Frederik Gauthier (15)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):198 (1st)171 (t-13th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       181 (29th)171 (t-21st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):39/152 [25.7%] (3rd)30/151 [19.9%] (13th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):118/153 [77.1%] (25th)133/168 [79.2%] (21st)
SHOTS (Rank):1850 (4th)1937 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2794 (2nd)2897 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)54.2% (1st)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)50.6% (11th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:December 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:300-342-88-16 (746 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:190-128-45-10 (373 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:110-214-43-6 (373 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:February 9, 2019 (Toronto 4, Montreal 3 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. CANADIENS

Tyson Barrie200th career NHL game (Nov. 14, 2017 (COL) at MTL)
Zach Hyman100th NHL point (Feb. 23, 2019 vs. MTL)
Andreas JohnssonFirst career NHL goal (March 17, 2018 vs. MTL)
Alex KerfootFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 5, 2019 vs. MTL)
Mitch Marner200th career NHL point (Feb. 23, 2019 vs. MTL)
Morgan Rielly200th career NHL game (Jan. 23, 2016 vs. MTL)
Jason Spezza1,000th career NHL game (Oct. 30, 2018 (DAL) at MTL)
John TavaresFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 3, 2018 vs. MTL)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 3, 2018 vs. MTL)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS40 (Matthews)
ASSISTS43 (Marner)
POINTS68 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS21 (Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs34 (Muzzin)
SHOTS222 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.6% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS82 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS58 (Matthews)
HITS97 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

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 (47). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
Jack Campbell– Has played one career game against Montreal and stopped 40 shots in a shutout win October 11, 2018.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks sixth among NHL left wingers who have appeared in 50 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%).
– Ranks 21st among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (9.83).
Pierre Engvall– Has started 40.6 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 57.1 percent at 5-on-5, which is the sixth highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks fifth among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 46 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (45.1%) with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9 percent.- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.8%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 46 percent (45.1%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Michael Hutchinson– Had made the fourth-most saves (373) among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in 15 or fewer games.
Zach Hyman– Tied for fourth among Toronto skaters in points since January 1 (5-7-12; 14 GP).- Has nine points (3-6-9) in nine games against Atlantic Division opposition this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.75).
Andreas Johnsson– Averages 1.93 shots per game, which ranks seventh among Toronto forwards.- Has drawn 11 penalties this season, which is tied for fourth-most among Toronto skaters.- Has six points (4-2-6) in seven career games against Montreal.
Kasperi Kapanen– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-18-26).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 10th among NHL right wingers in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.32) at 5-on-5.- Has recorded 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 13 games since January 1.
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (7). – 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-11-18).
Mitch Marner– Has 12 multi-assist games, which is tied for the second-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.30 points per game, which is the ninth-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 2.02 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for fifth in the NHL in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Tied for fifth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).
Auston Matthews– Tied for first among NHL skaters in goals (40).- Leads the NHL with 30 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (25).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- Tied for seventh among NHL skaters in points (40-28-68).- Fourth in the NHL with 222 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Ranks first in goals (25) and second in points (25-24-49) among Swedish skaters this season.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- One of five NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:32) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.30).
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.09 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 1.04 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is tied for fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 16th among NHL skaters in multi-point games (15).- Has 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in 13 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.4 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 (15:40).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 18th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (16.91).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Andreas JohnssonHas points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
Kasperi KapanenHas assists (3) in three consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerHas assists (6) in three consecutive games and points (1-10-11) in seven consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas goals (4) in three consecutive games and points (6-5-11) in six consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (4) and points (4-2-6) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
John TavaresOne game from 800 games

RECENT MILESTONES

Jack CampbellFirst game as a Maple Leaf (February 7 vs. ANA)
First win as a Maple Leaf (February 7 vs. ANA)
Kyle CliffordFirst game as a Maple Leaf (February 7 vs. ANA)
Mitch Marner200th NHL assist (February 7 vs. ANA)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Neck)Day-to-Day
Cody Ceci (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
William Nylander (Illness)Did not play on February 7 vs. ANA.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 136

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 7Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Placed defenceman Cody Ceci on injured reserve.
February 6Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 5Acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2021.
February 4Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

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