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MAPLE LEAFS AT SENATORS PREGAME NOTES: Pierre Engvall signed a two-year contract extension on Feb. 12.- Has played 30.8 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time since joining the team, which is the second-highest shorthanded time on ice percentage among NHL rookie forwards 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 second highest among rookie forwards who have appeared in 30 games.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (30-20-8 – 68 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (19-27-11 – 49 Points)

FEBRUARY 15, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE (OTTAWA, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪

RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:55-53-3-11 (122 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:24-31-1-4 (60 Games)
2019-20:2-0-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:5-5-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:John Tavares (33), Morgan Rielly (23), Jake Muzzin (16)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (7), Morgan Rielly (5)
ASSISTS:Tyson Barrie (12), John Tavares (12), Mitch Marner (10), Morgan Rielly (10)
POINTS:Auston Matthews (20), John Tavares (19), Mitch Marner (15)
PENALTY MINUTES:John Tavares (18), Tyson Barrie (8), Travis Dermott (7)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):202 (t-1st)150 (27th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       188 (t-26th)188 (t-26th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):40/159 [25.2%] (3rd)25/174 [14.4%] (29th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):126/162 [77.8%] (23rd)150/191 [78.5%] (21st)
SHOTS (Rank):1945 (4th)1705 (25th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2942 (2nd)2481 (20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)47.1% (27th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)50.5% (t-11th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:October 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:55-53-3-11 (122 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:31-22-2-7 (62 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:24-31-1-4 (60 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:January 20, 2018 (Toronto 4, Ottawa 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. SENATORS

Frederik AndersenFirst game as a Maple Leaf (October 12, 2016 at Ottawa)
Tyson BarrieFirst game as a Maple Leaf (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
Cody CeciSkated in 440 games with Ottawa from 2013-19.
Alex KerfootFirst game as a Maple Leaf (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
Mitch MarnerFirst NHL game (October 12, 2016 at Ottawa)
Auston MatthewsFirst NHL game (October 12, 2016 at Ottawa)
Set NHL record for goals in an NHL debut (4 – October 12, 2016 at Ottawa)
Ilya MikheyevFirst NHL game (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
First NHL point (Assist) (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
First NHL goal (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
Jake Muzzin500th NHL game (February 6, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
William NylanderFirst NHL goal (March 5, 2016 vs. Ottawa)
Rasmus SandinFirst NHL game (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
First NHL point (Assist) (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
Jason SpezzaSkated in 686 games with Ottawa from 2002-14, recording 687 points (251 goals, 436 assists).
John Tavares700th NHL point (March 16, 2019 at Ottawa)
Dmytro TimashovFirst NHL game (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
First NHL point (Assist) (October 2, 2019 vs. Ottawa)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS41 (Matthews)
ASSISTS44 (Marner)
POINTS69 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS22 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs36 (Muzzin)
SHOTS236 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.6% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS86 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS64 (Matthews)
HITS101 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for second among NHL goaltenders in wins (24).- Has a 14-4-0 record on the road with a .922 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average.- Has a save percentage over .900 in 55.8 percent of his starts this season, which is the sixth-highest percentage among goaltenders who have appeared in 40 games.
Tyson Barrie– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for 12th-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).
– Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (51).- Has 13 points (1 goal, 12 assists) in 14 career games against Ottawa.- Averages 14.60 shot attempts per game at 5-on-5, which is the fourth-highest average among NHL defencemen.
Jack Campbell– Has a 2-0-1 record with a .918 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average since being acquired by the Maple Leafs.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks sixth among NHL left wingers who have appeared in 50 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.8%).
– Ranks 29th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.93).
Pierre Engvall– Signed a two-year contract extension on February 12.- Has played 30.8 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time since joining the team, which is the second-highest shorthanded time on ice percentage among the League’s rookie forwards 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 second highest among NHL rookie forwards who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks first in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.7%) among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 45 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (44.8%).- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (53.0%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 45 percent (44.8%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Zach Hyman– Third among Toronto skaters and tied for 30th among NHLers in points since January 1 (8-8-16; 17 GP).- Has 10 points (3-7-10) in 10 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.79).
Kasperi Kapanen– Has drawn 13 penalties this season and taken four, which gives him the highest net penalties among Toronto skaters (+9) and ranks tied for 24th among NHL forwards.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 12th among NHL right wingers who have appeared in 50 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.26) at 5-on-5.- Has recorded 20 (8-12-20) of his 32 points in 28 games on the road this season.
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in 40 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.21) at 5-on-5.- Ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-14-21).- Has nine points (4-5-9) in 14 games against Atlantic Division opposition.
Mitch Marner– Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in assists (44). Has the most assists among NHLers who have appeared in fewer than 50 games.- Has 12 multi-assist games, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.23 points per game, which is the ninth-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.87 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is tied for third among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Ninth in the NHL in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 50 or fewer games.
Auston Matthews– Tied for first among NHL skaters in goals (41).- 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 (25).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- Tied for ninth among NHL skaters in points (41-28-69).- Fourth in the NHL with 236 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- One of 10 NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:36) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.25).- Averages 2.18 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 13.57 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks eighth among right wingers who average 14:00 per game at 5-on-5 (14:36).
Rasmus Sandin– Ranks third among rookie defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games in points per 60 minutes of ice time (1.32) at 5-on-5. – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.3 percent, which ranks third among rookie defencemen who have skated in at least 10 games.
Jason Spezza– Averaging 1.94 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 0.97 goals per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which ranks third among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 0.97 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is tied for eighth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 22nd among NHL skaters in multi-point games (15).- Has nine points (5-4-9) in seven games during the month of February.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.3 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).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. – Has won 55.4 percent of his offensive zone faceoffs this seasons, which is the 11th-highest percentage among NHLers who have taken 900 draws in all situations.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Tyson BarrieHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
Zach HymanHas goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games.
John TavaresHas assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (5-4-9) in six consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

William NylanderFive games from 300 games.
Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

John Tavares800th NHL game (February 8 at Montreal)
  

INJURY REPORT

Cody Ceci (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Andreas Johnsson (Knee)Left Toronto’s game on February 13 vs. Dallas and did not return.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 148

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 14Loaned forward Pontus Aberg and goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 13Activated goaltender Frederik Andersen from injured reserve. Placed goaltender Michael Hutchinson on waivers.
February 12Signed forward Pierre Engvall to a two-year contract extension.
February 10Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Placed goaltender Frederik Andersen on injured reserve.
  

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MARLIES 4, BELLEVILLE 2: “It’s really big, it’s really important. It’s a really big month for us. Thought the team was building a lot of confidence prior to these three games. They saw a lot of the good stuff they were doing and like we’ve talked a lot about, not getting the results. Really happy for them now to be getting the results and start reaping the rewards of the hard work of the last five, six weeks.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (25-19-3-2 – 55 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (32-15-3-1 – 68 Points).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1214
BELLEVILLE1102

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: M. Marchment (12) (K. Agostino), K. Agostino (22) PP (M. Marchment, A. Brooks), E. Korshkov (13) (K. Rubins, M. Read), M. Read (8) (G. Wilson, K. Rubins)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (26/28)

Belleville: J. Dougherty (4) (V. Abramov, J. Szwarz), V. Abramov (16) (J. Murray)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (29/33)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mason Marchment put the Marlies on the board at 19:13 of the first period and later added the primary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. He has seven goals in his last four games. Marchment has 17 points (12 goals, 5 assists) through 23 games.
  • Kenny Agostino scored on the power play at 9:22 of the second period and earlierhad the lone assist on Marchment’s first period goal. He has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Agostino has 38 points (22 goals, 16 assists) in 41 games this season.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 18:17 of the first period. This was his first career AHL game-winning goal. Korshkov has 20 points (13 goals, 7 assists) in 34 games with the Marlies.
  • Matt Read scored at 8:46 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal. He has goals (3) in three consecutive games. Read has 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 36 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks recorded the secondary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. Brooks has 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) through 27 games this season.
  • Kristians Rubins registered the primary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Read’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games. Rubins has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) through 37 games this season.
  • Garret Wilson had the primary assist on Read’s third period goal. This was his 200th career AHL point. Wilson has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) in 41 games this season.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 14-8-2-1 on the season with a .909 save percentage and a 2.73 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. This is the third consecutive game Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill (15/15).
  • Toronto had a 33-28 edge in shots in all situations. Adam Brooks led the Marlies with seven shots on goal for the second consecutive game.
  • The Marlies are 13-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 4-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 31-26 through eight games.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (22)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg, K. Agostino (38)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (123)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 7-7-0-0 when tied after the first period and 17-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 7-8-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-5-0-0 in Friday games and are 3-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Adam Brooks has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has points (7-1-8) in four consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Kristians Rubins has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
  • Garrett Wilson has assists (2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 14: Returned forward Pontus Aberg on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 14: Returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Returned goaltender Parker Gahagen on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
It was probably one of the best performances for our team sticking to the game plan and being disciplined within it. Kas did a heck of a job in the first period, keeping us in the game and letting the team find it and build their confidence. Then the second period, we had three, four, five shifts in a row where we were in the o-zone, we wore the team down a bit and started to build momentum.

On building the team’s confidence with recent success:
It’s really big, it’s really important. It’s a really big month for us. Thought the team was building a lot of confidence prior to these three games. They saw a lot of the good stuff they were doing and like we’ve talked a lot about, not getting the results. Really happy for them now to be getting the results and start reaping the rewards of the hard work of the last five, six weeks.

On how the team kept momentum with 11 penalties called during the game:
Yeah, it’s really hard, even another reason to be proud of the group for staying in it, staying with it and not allowing the back-and-forth penalty calls to throw them off their game or lose momentum when we had it.

On a strong third period effort:
Well those are lessons learned from the losses we’ve had in the past. They’re starting to figure out what is needed and what it takes, a full 60 minutes and how to manage a game with a lead in the third period and they’re starting to execute.

NEXT GAME:

February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 22 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
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