Maple Leafs-Canadiens pregame notes

MONTREAL CANADIENS (0-0-0 – 0 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (0-0-0 – 0 Points)

JANUARY 13, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:300-342-88-17 (747 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:190-128-45-10 (373 Games)
2019-20:0-1-2
LAST FIVE:1-1-3
LAST 10:6-1-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (66), Joe Thornton (54), John Tavares (35)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), Joe Thornton (15), John Tavares (14)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (37), Joe Thornton (28), John Tavares (16)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (69), Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (30)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (49), Wayne Simmonds (49), Joe Thornton (39)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS 2019-20 TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):237 (2nd)208 (t-18th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       222 (25th)220 (t-23rd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):45/195 [23.1%] (6th)33/186 [17.7%] (22nd)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):150/193 [77.7%] (21st)166/211 [78.7%] (19th)
SHOTS (Rank):2302 (4th)2422 (2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):3466 (3rd)3656 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.0% (6th)54.4% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.5% (3rd)50.4% (12th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Dec. 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:300-342-88-17 (747 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:190-128-45-10 (373 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:110-214-43-7 (374 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 23, 2019 (Toronto 6, Montreal 3)
  

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)

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Home Openers– Tonight’s game marks the 103rd Home Opener in Maple Leafs franchise history. In 102 previous Home Openers the Maple Leafs have a record of 49-35-15-3.
Home Openers vs. Montreal– The Maple Leafs have a record of 9-6-1-0 in 16 all-time Home Openers against the Canadiens

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Finished the 2019-20 season fourth among NHL goaltenders in wins (29) and fourth in the NHL in saves (1,434).- Represented the Maple Leafs at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.- Has a 7-3-2 record in 12 career games against Montreal with a .923 save percentage and a 2.57 goals-against average.
Alexander Barabanov– Could make his NHL debut on January 13 vs. Montreal.- Had 11 goals and nine assists in 43 regular season games with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) in 2019-20.
Zach Bogosian– Won the 2020 Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, appearing in 20 playoff games with the Lightning.
TJ Brodie– Appeared in 64 regular season games and 10 playoffs games in 2019-20 with the Calgary Flames.
Jack Campbell– Had a 3-2-1 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average with the Maple Leafs after being acquired on February 5.
Aaron Dell– Had a 12-15-3 record with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 33 appearances for the San Jose Sharks in 2019-20.
Travis Dermott– Had 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 56 regular season games in 2019-20, tying his single-season career-high for goals.
Justin Holl– Had the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.6%) among NHL defencemen who started fewer than 45 percent (42.0%) of their shifts in the offensive zone in 2019-20.
Zach Hyman– Tied his single-season career-high for goals (21) in 2019-20, recording 37 points (21 goals, 16 assists) in 51 games.
Alex Kerfoot– Recorded nine goals and 19 assists in 65 games played in 2019-20, which was his first season with the Maple Leafs.
Mitch Marner– Led the Maple Leafs in assists (51) and ranked second in points (67) in 2019-20.- Led all Maple Leafs forwards in time on ice (21:33), power play time on ice (3:13) and shorthanded time on ice (2:12) last season.- Represented the Maple Leafs at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.
Auston Matthews– Ranked third among all NHL players in goals (47).- Led the Maple Leafs in goals (47), points (80), power play goals (12), power play points (25) and shots (290).- Represented the Maple Leafs at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.- Became the second Maple Leaf (Dave Keon) in franchise history to begin his career with four consecutive 20-goal seasons and became the first player in franchise history to begin his career with four consecutive 30-goal seasons.
Jake Muzzin– Played in 53 regular season games and two Qualifying Round games vs. Columbus in 2019-20.- Led Maple Leafs defencemen in goals (6) and ranked third in assists (17), points (23) and shots (99) last season.
Ilya Mikheyev– Recorded 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in 39 games during his rookie season in 2019-20.
William Nylander– Ranked second on the Maple Leafs with a career-high 31 goals and led the Maple Leafs with seven game-winning goals in 2019-20.- Had 59 points (31 goals, 28 assists) in 68 games last season.
Morgan Rielly– Played in 47 regular season games and all five Qualifying Round games vs. Columbus.- Ranked second among Maple Leafs defencemen in assists (24) and points (27) in 2019-20.- Became the second defenceman in Maple Leaf history, joining Borje Salming, to begin his career with seven consecutive 20-assist seasons.
Wayne Simmonds– Split the 2019-20 season between New Jersey and Buffalo following a February 24 trade to the Sabres, recording 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in 68 games.
Jason Spezza– Recorded nine goals and 16 assists in 58 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
John Tavares– Ranked second on the Maple Leafs in assists (34) and shots (197), and third in goals (26), and points (60) in 2019-20- Ranked second among all NHL players with three overtime goals.- Served his first season as Maple Leafs captain in 2019-20 after being named the 25th captain in franchise history on October 2, 2019.
Joe Thornton– Recorded seven goals and 24 assists in 70 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2019-20.- Had 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 12 games with HC Davos prior to the start of the 2020-21 NHL season.
Jimmy Vesey– Skated in 64 games for the Buffalo Sabres in 2019-20, recording 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFour points from 200 NHL points
Wayne SimmondsOne point from 500 NHL points
Jason SpezzaOne assist from 600 NHL assists

RECENT MILESTONES

None 
  

INJURY REPORT

None 
 Man Games Lost: 0

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

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