Maple Leafs 4, Oilers 2 postgame notes

EDMONTON OILERS (2-4-0 – 4 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (4-2-0 – 8 Points)



GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


  • Adam Brooks put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 5:55 of the second period. Brooks’ goal is his first career NHL goal. In seven games with the Maple Leafs in 2019-20, he recorded three assists. He had 20 points (9-11-20) in 29 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) last season.
  • Jimmy Vesey scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 11:16 of the second period. Vesey’s goal is his second of the season and second on home ice. Vesey had nine goals and 11 assists in 64 games with Buffalo last season.
  • John Tavares scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night on the power play at 11:46. Tavares is second in the NHL in points with four goals and three assists in six games to begin the season. He has three goals and two assists in four games on home ice. Tavares has 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 18 career games against Edmonton.
  • Mitch Marner notched the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal before scoring Toronto’s fourth goal into an empty net at 19:59 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Marner’s third multi-point game of the season. He leads the NHL lead in points with eight (4 goals, 4 assists).  He has seven points (4-3-7) over his last four games. Marner has five points (3-2-5) in four games on home ice this season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Brooks’ second period goal. Spezza’s assist is his second of the season. Both of his assists have come on home ice. In 31 career games against Edmonton, he has 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists).
  • TJ Brodie collected the secondary assist on Brooks’ second period goal. Brodie has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has three assists in six games this season.
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Vesey’s second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Nylander has five assists in six games to begin the season. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and second multi-point game of the season.  He has nine points (2-8-10) in 10 career games against the Oilers.
  • Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Kerfoot has two assists over his last three games. In nine career games against Edmonton, he has recorded eight points (5-3-8).
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced to earn his third win of the season.

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

EDMONTON11 (11)10 (5)11 (10)32 (26)
TORONTO12 (12)9 (7)8 (3)29 (22)

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

EDMONTON17 (17)18 (10)20 (19)55 (46)
TORONTO20 (20)16 (12)18 (13)54 (45)


Record at Home3-1-0 (4 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  53-44-8-1 (106 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton at Home30-19-2-0 (51 Games)


Shots(Engvall, Tavares)
Shot Attempts6 (Vesey)
Faceoff Wins12 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage71% (Spezza – 5 won, 2 lost)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Muzzin)
TOI23:16 (Hyman)
Power Play TOI2:21 (Marner, Nylander, Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI2:19 (Holl)
Shifts27 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage81.0% (Vesey – 17 for, 4 against)


Opponent scores first3-1-0
Tied after 12-1-0
Lead after 23-0-0
Score multiple power play goals3-1-0
Do not allow a power play goal3-0-0
Outshot by opponent1-1-0


  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 2-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall and Jason Spezza started 33.3% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 25 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Muzzin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.1% (25 for, 18 against).
  • John Tavares won 67% (6 won, 3 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.


  • Sunday, January 24, 4:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, January 26, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, January 28, 10:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)

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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