MAPLE LEAFS 3, BLUE JACKETS 0: Postgame notes

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (1-1) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-1)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

POSTGAME QUOTES:

  • Tonight’s postgame transcript will be updated as it becomes available HERE.
  • The final transcript will be posted to MapleLeafs.com/pressbox


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 16:00 of the second period and later had the primary assist on Morgan Rielly’s third period goal. Today’s game is his fourth career multi-point game in the playoffs. He recorded a career-high 47 goals in 70 games during the 2019-20 regular season to finish the year with 80 points (47 goals, 33 assists). In 22 career playoff games, Matthews has recorded 11 goals and four assists for 15 points. His 11 career playoff goals are tied for the second-most in franchise history by a skater before the age of 23 (Wendel Clark, 11 G in 23 GP).
  • John Tavares scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 4:56 of the third period. Tavares’ goal is his first point of the 2020 postseason. In 63 games during the 2019-20 season, he recorded 26 goals and 34 assists. He has 14 goals and 14 assists in 33 career playoff games.
  • Morgan Rielly scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game into an empty net at 19:17 of the third period. Rielly’s goal is his first point of the playoffs. He recorded 27 points (3-24-27) in 47 games during the regular season. In 22 career playoff games, Rielly has registered 16 points (3-13-16).
  • Zach Hyman registered the lone assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Hyman’s assist is his first point of the 2020 playoffs. In 51 regular season games, he recorded 37 points (21 goals, 16 assists). He has 10 points (3-7-10) in 22 career playoff games.
  • Travis Dermott recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Dermott’s assist is his first point of the playoffs. He has 12 points (4-8-12) in 56 games during the 2019-20 season. In 16 career playoff games, Dermott has registered two goals and three assists.
  • William Nylander collected the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Nylander’s assist is his first point of the postseason. He had 59 points (31 goals, 28 assists) in 68 games during the regular season. In 22 career playoff games, he has recorded three goals and nine assists for 12 points.
  • Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Rielly’s empty net goal. Kerfoot’s assist is his first point of the playoffs. He had 28 points (9-19-28) in 65 games this season. In 20 career playoff games, he has recorded six points (2-4-6).
  • Frederik Andersen stopped all 20 shots he faced to earn the victory. The win is his third career postseason shutout and first with the Maple Leafs.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
COLUMBUS6 (3)6 (1)8 (6)20 (10)
TORONTO15 (11)14 (8)10 (8)39 (27)

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
COLUMBUS19 (12)12 (6)16 (11)47 (29)
TORONTO25 (17)26 (16)20 (14)71 (47)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall made his Stanley Cup playoff debut.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 24 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 72.7 percent (24 for, 9 against). 
  • Jake Muzzin left tonight’s game due to injury.
  • John Tavares won 80 percent (4 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs. 

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots8 (Tavares)
Shot Attempts12 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins11 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage67% (Hyman)
Hits(Kerfoot, Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Marner, Matthews, Muzzin)
TOI24:37 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI7:41 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI5:01 (Holl)
Shifts31 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage75.0% (Marner – 21 for, 7 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, August 6, 8 p.m., Toronto at Columbus (TBD)
  • Friday, August 7, TBD, Toronto at Columbus (TBD)
  • Sunday, August 9, TBD, Columbus at Toronto (TBD)*
    *If Necessary

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.

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