TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-22-8 – 70 Points) vs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (37-15-6 – 80 Points)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Auston Matthews put the Maple Leafs on the board at 16:35 of the second period. Matthews’ goal is his 43rd of the season, which moves him into the NHL lead for goals. He has three goals over his last four games. In 17 games against Metropolitan Division teams, he has recorded 14 goals. He has 12 points (7-5-12) in 10 games during the month of February.
- Kyle Clifford scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 18:01 of the second period. Clifford has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. His goal is his first goal as a Maple Leaf. He has two goals in two games against the Penguins this season.
- William Nylander registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Nylander has 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 30 road games this season. In 17 games against Metropolitan Division teams, he has recorded 19 points (9-10-19).
- Jake Muzzin collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Muzzin has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has recorded 11 (3-8-11) of his 18 points on the road this season. Six of his 14 assists have come in 13 games against Metropolitan Division teams.
- Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Clifford’s second period goal. Spezza has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 15 (5-10-15) of his 23 points on the road this season. He has a goal and an assist in two games against the Penguins this season.
- Martin Marincin picked up the secondary assist on Clifford’s second period goal. Marincin’s assist is his first point in 19 games played this season.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 19 shots in the loss.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||13 (12)||14 (8)||9 (9)||–||36 (29)|
|PITTSBURGH||12 (11)||4 (2)||8 (8)||–||24 (21)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||18 (17)||23 (13)||16 (16)||–||57 (46)|
|PITTSBURGH||20 (18)||8 (4)||11 (11)||–||39 (33)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||16-14-1 (31 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Pittsburgh||83-80-17-7 (187 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Pittsburgh on the Road||37-48-6-4 (95 Games)|
|Record vs. Eastern Conference||16-14-6 (36 Games)|
|Record vs. Metropolitan Division||7-6-4 (17 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||10 (Barrie)|
|Faceoff Wins||13 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||68% (Matthews – 13 won, 6 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Muzzin)|
|Takeaways||1 (Gauthier, Matthews)|
|Power Play TOI||4:46 (Matthews)|
|Shorthanded TOI||1:49 (Holl)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||88.9% (Timashov – 8 for, 1 against)|
|Opponent scores first||10-18-6|
|Tied after 1||13-7-4|
|Trail after 2||3-15-4|
|Do not score a power play goal||13-13-4|
|Allow multiple power play goals||1-4-1|
- The Maple Leafs went 0-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight.
- Toronto’s line of Alex Kerfoot, William Nylander and John Tavares started 33.3 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Maple Leafs.
- Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 23 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60.5 percent (23for, 15 against).
- Auston Matthews won 78 percent (7 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
- John Tavares was 4-for-5 (80%) in the faceoff circle against Pittsburgh forward Teddy Blueger.
- Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Lightning (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Florida Panthers (TSN4, FAN 590)
- Saturday, February 29, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)