MAPLE LEAFS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3 (OT): Game 4, postgame notes.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-2) vs.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (2-2)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO00314
COLUMBUS11103

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews registered the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal and later had the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal before scoring the overtime-winning goal on the power play at 13:10 of the extra frame. His three points in tonight’s game are a single-game high in the playoffs. The goal is his third career game-winner in the playoffs and first overtime winner in the playoffs. Matthews has assists (4) and points (2-4-6) in three consecutive games to lead the Maple Leafs in playoff scoring. He has 19 points (12 goals, 7 assists) in 24 career playoff games.
  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 16:03 of the third period and later had the secondary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He has 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in 24 career playoff games.
  • John Tavares scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 16:54 of the third period and later registered the primary assist on Matthews’ overtime goal. Tonight’s game is his eighth career multi-point performance in the playoffs. Tavares has two goals and one assist in four games this series. He has 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 35 career postseason games.
  • Zach Hyman scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 19:37 of the third period. Hyman’s goal is his first of the postseason. He has two points (1-1-2) in four games this postseason. He has 11 points (3-8-11) in 24 career playoff games.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ overtime goal. Marner has assists (3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his sixth multi-point performance in the playoffs. He has 19 points (5 goals, 14 assists) in 24 career playoff games.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots to earn the victory.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO15 (12)16 (11)8 (4)14 (13)53 (40)
COLUMBUS13 (13)13 (6)6 (5)7 (7)39 (31

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO21 (18)27 (21)15 (9)20 (19)83 (67)
COLUMBUS21 (21)17 (9)15 (9)21 (21)74 (60)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Per NHL Stats, The Maple Leafs are the third team in NHL history to win a postseason game after overcoming a three-goal deficit in the final four minutes of regulation. Toronto joins Edmonton in Game 3 of the 1997 Conference Quarter-Final and Anaheim in Game 5 of the 2017 second round.
  • Toronto recorded 53 shots on goal tonight, which is the fifth highest shot total by the Maple Leafs in franchise playoff history.
  • Martin Marincin was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 36 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.0 percent (36 for, 23 against). 
  • John Tavares won 64 percent (7 won, 4 lost) of his faceoffs against Columbus centre Boone Jenner. 

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots10 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts12 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins12 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage75% (Nylander – 6 won, 2 lost)
Hits(Spezza, Tavares)
Blocked Shots(Dermott, Matthews)
Takeaways(Six players tied)
TOI33:51 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI4:42 (Matthews, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI3:54 (Marincin)
Shifts35 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage76.0% (Clifford – 19 for, 6 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Sunday, August 9, TBD, Columbus at Toronto (TBD)

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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