VANCOUVER CANUCKS (34-24-6 – 74 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-23-8 – 78 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020.
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Frederik Gauthier put the Maple Leafs on the board at 2:45 of the first period. Gauthier has two points (1-1-2) over his last three games. He has 12 points (7-5-12) in 57 games this season. He has scored six of his seven goals on home ice.
- Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 6:25 of the first period. Matthews has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He has two goals in two games against the Canucks this season. In 33 games on home ice this season, he has recorded 31 goals and 17 assists.
- Martin Marincin scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 0:18 of the third period. Marincin has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has three points (1-2-3) in 23 games this season.
- Zach Hyman scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night into an empty net at 18:06 of the third period. Hyman has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. His goal was his 23rd of the season, tying his career-high for goals in a season set in 2018-19. He has 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 21 games played on home ice.
- Tyson Barrie recorded the primary assist on Gauthier’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Marincin’s third period goal. Barrie has six assists over his last four games played. Tonight’s game is his eighth multi-assist and 12th multi-point game of the season. He has recorded 21 of his 34 assists on home ice this season.
- Rasmus Sandin had the secondary assist on Gauthier’s first period goal. Sandin has eight points (1-7-8) in 26 games this season. He has recorded five of his seven assists on home ice.
- Travis Dermott had the lone assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Hyman’s empty net goal. Dermott has recorded 11 points (4-7-11) in 52 games this season. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and first multi-point game of the season. He has four assists in four career games against Vancouver.
- John Tavares registered the primary assist on Marincin’s third period goal. Tavares has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (3-4-7) in five consecutive games. He has recorded two goals and two assists in two games against the Canucks in 2019-20.
- Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Hyman’s empty net goal. Marner has assists (3) in three consecutive games. He is tied for ninth in the NHL in assists (49). His 31 primary assists rank eighth among NHLers.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 25 shots to earn his 28th win of the season.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|VANCOUVER||7 (6)||7 (6)||13 (10)||–||27 (22)|
|TORONTO||9 (6)||10 (8)||11 (7)||–||30 (21)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|VANCOUVER||18 (17)||17 (15)||27 (18)||–||62 (50)|
|TORONTO||18 (14)||20 (17)||19 (14)||–||57 (45)|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
|Record at Home||17-9-7 (33 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver||61-62-22-3 (148 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver at Home||35-25-11-1 (72 Games)|
|Record vs. Western Conference||16-8-2 (26 Games)|
|Record vs. Pacific Division||9-3-1 (13 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||10 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||15 (Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||64% (Spezza – 9 won, 5 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||6 (Marincin)|
|Power Play TOI||5:37 (Barrie)|
|Shorthanded TOI||3:22 (Holl)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||66.7% (Rosen – 14 for, 7 against)|
|Tied after 1||16-6-4|
|Tied after 2||8-5-2|
|Do not score a power play goal||15-14-4|
|Do not allow a power play goal||21-8-4|
- The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight.
- Travis Dermott started 12.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 17 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.5 (17 for, 15 against).
- John Tavares won 75 percent (6 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs. He was 9-for-14 (64%) in the faceoff circle when matched up against Vancouver centre Bo Horvat.
- Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 p.m. at San Jose Sharks (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
- Thursday, March 5, 10:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Kings (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050
- Friday, March 6, 10:00 p.m. at Anaheim Ducks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. vs. Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)