BLUE JACKETS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5: Pregame Notes.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (2-2) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-2)

AUGUST 9, 2020 ▪ 8:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus COLUMBUS


ALL-TIME RECORD
: 14-11-1-4
ALL-TIME at HOME: 6-6-1-3

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 0-0

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 2-2
2019-20: 1-0-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME FOUR – AUGUST 6, 2020: Toronto 4 vs. Columbus 3 OT

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Tavares, Hyman, Matthews

Columbus Goals: Atkinson, Gavrikov, Jenner

TOR PP: 1/4; CBJ PP: 0/3

Shots: 53-39 Toronto; Hits: 26-20 Columbus; Faceoff %: 59% Columbus

GAME THREE – AUGUST 6, 2020: Columbus 4 vs. Toronto 3 OT

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Ceci, Nylander, Robertson

Columbus Goals: Dubois (3), Jones

TOR PP: 1/2; CBJ PP: 0/3

Shots: 43-36 Columbus; Hits: 27-19 Columbus; Faceoff %: 51% Toronto

GAME TWO – AUGUST 4, 2020: Toronto 3 vs. Columbus 0

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Matthews, Tavares, Rielly

Columbus Goals: N/A

TOR PP: 0/5; CBJ PP: 0/4

Shots: 39-20 Toronto; Hits: 28-18 Columbus; Faceoff %: 53% Columbus

GAME ONE – AUGUST 2, 2020: Columbus 2 vs. Toronto 0

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: N/A

Columbus Goals: Atkinson, Wennberg

TOR PP: 0/1; CBJ PP: 0/2

Shots: 35-28 Columbus; Hits: 37-26 Columbus; Faceoff %: 58% Toronto

MAPLE LEAFS SERIES LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADERCATEGORYLEADER
GOALS(Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)BLOCKED SHOTS10 (Holl)
ASSISTS4 (Marner, Matthews)TAKEAWAYS7 (Matthews)
POINTS(Matthews)HITS9 (Hyman)
SHOTS21 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME28:20 (Rielly)
FACEOFF WIN%63.6% (Nylander)PP TOI PER GAME4:00 (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.2% (Engvall)SH TOI PER GAME3:36 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus COLUMBUS

GAMES: John Tavares (27), Jason Spezza (22), Kyle Clifford (20), Morgan Rielly (20)
POINTS: John Tavares (33), Mitch Marner (12), Jason Spezza (12)

GOALS: John Tavares (14), Mitch Marner (5), Jason Spezza (4)

ASSISTS: John Tavares (19), Morgan Rielly (9), Tyson Barrie (9)

PENALTY MINUTES: Kyle Clifford (23), John Tavares (16), Jake Muzzin (14)

BLUE JACKETS CAREER LEADERS versus TORONTO

GAMES: Nick Foligno (46), Brandon Dubinsky (32), Gustav Nyquist (27)

POINTS: Brandon Dubinsky (23), Nick Foligno (22), Gustav Nyquist (20)

GOALS: Gustav Nyquist (11), Nick Foligno (10), Brandon Dubinsky (7)

ASSISTS: Brandon Dubinsky (16), Nick Foligno (12), Seth Jones (9), Gustav Nyquist (9)

PENALTY MINUTES: Nick Foligno (38), Brandon Dubinsky (26), Nathan Gerbe (16)

MAPLE LEAFS ACTIVE PLAYOFF LEADERS

GAMES: Jason Spezza (84), Jake Muzzin (59), Kyle Clifford (59)

POINTS: Jason Spezza (70), John Tavares (30), Jake Muzzin (22)
GOALS: Jason Spezza (25), John Tavares (15), Auston Matthews (12)

ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (45), Jake Muzzin (15), John Tavares (15)
PENALTY MINUTES: Kyle Clifford (62), Jason Spezza (37), Jake Muzzin (22)

2019-20 SEASON SERIES

October 4, 2019: Toronto 4 vs. Columbus 1

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Marner (2), Ceci, Matthews

Columbus Goals: Atkinson

October 21, 2019: Columbus 4 vs. Toronto 3 OT

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Kapanen, Matthews, Nylander

Columbus Goals: Nash, Dubois, Wennberg, Nyquist

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Postseason Appearances– The 2020 postseason marks the Maple Leafs’ 69th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Series History– The Maple Leafs have played a total of 114 series in their previous 68 playoff appearances, winning 58 of them.
Playoff Record– Toronto has a record of 264-287-4 in 555 franchise playoff games.
Best of Five– The Toronto franchise (Arenas, St. Pats, Maple Leafs) has played in 15 best-of-five series in its history and have a 7-8 record in that span
Toronto vs. Columbus– This is the first time the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets have met in a postseason series.
Postseason Experience– Frederik AndersenKasperi KapanenZach HymanAuston MatthewsMitch MarnerWilliam Nylander and Morgan Rielly have appeared in all 23 postseason games contested by the Maple Leafs since the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, per NHL Stats.
In the Atlantic– Toronto finished third in the Atlantic Division and 13th in the NHL standings with a record of 36-25-9 (.569 points percentage).
Team Discipline– The Maple Leafs took the sixth-fewest penalties in the NHL (219) and averaged the third-fewest penalty minutes per game (6.7). 
Faceoffs– The Maple Leafs finished third among NHL teams in faceoff win percentage (52.5%) and tied for second among NHL teams in offensive zone faceoff win percentage (54.0%).
Goals by Strength– The Maple Leafs were third in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (159).
Power Play– The Maple Leafs have the third fewest power play opportunities (195) among NHL teams that have scored at least 40 power play goals (45).
Penalty Kill– Toronto was shorthanded 193 times this season, which was the eighth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
Scoring First– Toronto had a .774 win percentage when scoring first, which tied for the third highest in the NHL.

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

Frederik Andersen– Made 36 saves on 39 shots to earn the win in game four.  – Since joining the Maple Leafs in 2016-17, Andersen is 10-13 in 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. He ranks eighth among Maple Leafs goaltenders in all-time playoff wins.
Tyson Barrie– Averaging 22:08 in ice time and has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.1 in the series thus far.- Has appeared in 25 career playoff games and recorded 14 points (one goal, 13 assists).
Jack Campbell– Could make his Stanley Cup playoff debut this postseason.- Had a 3-2-1 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average after being acquired by the Maple Leafs.- Has made two career appearances against the Blue Jackets and is 1-0-1 with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
Cody Ceci– Scored a shorthanded goal on August 6 vs. Columbus to become the first Maple Leaf defenceman to score a shorthanded goal in the playoffs since Jim McKenny on April 9, 1972 vs. Boston- Has skated in 29 career playoff games, recording a goal and three assists.
Kyle Clifford– Has appeared in 59 career playoff games and is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion (2012, 2014) with the Los Angeles Kings.
Travis Dermott– Has averaged 6:30 per game in overtime TOI during games three and four of the series, which is the third highest average among Toronto skaters.- Has two goals and three assists in 18 career playoff games.
Justin Holl– Has played 12:47 in shorthanded time on ice this series, which is the most among Toronto skaters. – Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut on August 2 vs. Columbus. 
Zach Hyman– Had his first career multi-point game in the playoffs on August 7 vs. Columbus.- Leads Toronto in hits (9) through four games of the series.- Has appeared in 24 career playoff games and recorded 12 points (4-8-12).
Kasperi Kapanen– Ranks second among Maple Leafs in hits (8).- Has drawn a team-high four penalties through four games of the series.- Has appeared in 24 career playoff games and recorded five points (4-3-7).
Alex Kerfoot– Had his first career multi-point and multi-assist playoff game on August 6 vs. Columbus.- Has appeared in 22 career playoff games and recorded eight points (2-6-8).
Mitch Marner– Established a new single-game high for assists in the playoffs (3) in game four against Columbus.  – Averaging a team-high 19.70 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time.- Has appeared in 24 career playoff games and recorded 21 career points (5-16-21).
Auston Matthews– Tied for fifth among NHL skaters in points this postseason (2-4-6).- Ranks first among NHL forwards in ice time per game (25:42) through four games of the series.- Has skated in 24 career playoff games and recorded 12 goals and seven assists.- Per NHL Stats, Matthews’ 12 career playoff goals (24 GP) are the second-most among Maple Leafs before the age of 23. He trails Ted Kennedy (20 G in 38 GP).
William Nylander– Tied for the Maple Leafs’ lead in goals (2) and ranks second among Toronto skaters in points (2-2-4).- Averaging 20:47 per game in ice time through four games.- Has recorded four goals goals and nine assists in 23 career playoff games.
Jason Spezza– Leads the Maple Leafs in career playoff games (83), goals (25), assists (45) and points (70).
John Tavares– Ranks second among NHL skaters in faceoff wins (54) through four games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.2 percent, which is tied for fourth among Toronto forwards.- Has skated in 34 career playoff games and recorded 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists).
  

INJURY REPORT

Andreas Johnsson (Knee)On injured reserve.
Jake MuzzinLeft Toronto’s game on August 4 and has been ruled out for the remainder of the series.

MAPLE LEAFS – BLUE JACKETS FINAL 2019-20 TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCOLUMBUS
GOALS FOR (Rank):237 (2nd)180 (t-28th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):     222 (25th)183 (t-3rd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):45/195 [23.8%] (6th)31/189 [16.4%] (27th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):150/193 [77.7%] (21st)138/169 [81.7%] (12th)
SHOTS (Rank):2302 (4th)2272 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):3466 (3rd)3133 (14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.0% (6th)49.2% (19th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.5% (3rd)48.5% (26th)

MAPLE LEAFS 2019-20 LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS47 (Matthews)
ASSISTS51 (Marner)
POINTS80 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS25 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs43 (Holl)
SHOTS290 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%55.3% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.6% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS110 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS78 (Matthews)
HITS109 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:12 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:13 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

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