Maple Leafs – Flames pregame notes

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

CALGARY FLAMES (2-0-1 – 5 Points)

JANUARY 24, 2021 ▪ 4:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME (CALGARY, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: FAN 590

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:61-60-12-5 (138 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:25-41-5-2 (73 Games)
2019-20:0-1-1
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:5-4-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (66), Jake Muzzin (31), Wayne Simmonds (25)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (8), Wayne Simmonds (5)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (15), John Tavares (11)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (19), Jake Muzzin (17)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (21), Jake Muzzin (14)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):19 (t-3rd)11 (t-22nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       17 (t-20th)(t-2nd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):8/18 [44.4%] (2nd)6/16 [37.5%] (t-5th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):18/22 [81.8%] (15th)11/12 [91.7%] (4th)
SHOTS (Rank):190 (4th)93 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):272 (3rd)113 (t-28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):56.2% (3rd)52.2% (11th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):58.2% (1st)45.7% (25th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:61-60-12-5 (138 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:36-19-7-3 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:25-41-5-2 (73 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:March 4, 2019 (Toronto 6, Calgary 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS4 (Marner, Tavares)
ASSISTS5 (Nylander)
POINTS8 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs15 (Simmonds)
SHOTS27 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%100% (Marner, Mikheyev)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton, Vesey)
BLOCKED SHOTS12 (Holl)
TAKEAWAYS5 (Nylander)
HITS14 (Hyman)
TOI PER GAME24:27 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:32 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:54 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Ranks fourth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (123).- Has an 8-2-2 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 14 career games against Calgary.  – Earned his 139th win as a Maple Leaf on January 22 vs. Edmonton to move past Curtis Joseph for fourth on the Maple Leafs’ all-time goaltender win register.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:55 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto defencemen.- Averages 2:40 per game in shorthanded ice time, which ranks third among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (8).
Jack Campbell– Is 2-2-0 in five career appearances against the Flames with a 1.92 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Leads NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:34) with a shot attempt percentage of 62.5%.- Averaging 21:15 per game in ice time after averaging 18:31 per game in 2019-20.- Ranks eighth among right-handed NHL defencemen in shorthanded ice time per game (3:54).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (3:00).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (57.1%) among Toronto forwards.- One of nine forwards in the NHL to start average over 12:00 minutes per game (13:57) of shorthanded ice time and start fewer than 35% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (33.9%), while having a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage above 50% (51.9%).
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for fourth among Toronto forwards in points per 60 minutes of ice time (1.72).- Leads the Maple Leafs in penalties drawn (3).- Has won 63.6% (7 won, 4 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
Mitch Marner– Tied for second among NHLers in points (4-4-8).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (24:07).- Tied for sixth among NHL skaters in even-strength points (4-1-5). – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.9%. 
Auston Matthews– Averaging 23:24 in time on ice per game, which ranks fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (65.7%).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (27).- Has won the ninth-most faceoffs in the NHL (55).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:20).- Has an average of 21.5 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks sixth among NHL forwards who have played at least 10 minutes on the penalty kill.  
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 22nd among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:50).- Is 23rd among NHL defencemen in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (14.02).- Has the 16th highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (60.5%) among NHL defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.25) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.7%, which is the fourth-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has recorded six points against the Flames (two goals, four assists) in eight career games against Calgary.
Morgan Rielly– Ranks 17th among NHLers who have appeared in multiple games in average time on ice (24:27).- Has been on the ice for the eighth-most shot attempts for among NHL skaters (100).- Has the seventh highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.5%) among NHLers who average at least 19:00 (19:42) per game in 5-on-5 ice time.
John Tavares– Tied for eighth in the NHL in points (4-3-7).- Leads the NHL in power play goals (4).- Tied for third among NHL centres in shots on goal (22).- Has the third-highest faceoff win percentage (64.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 75 faceoffs (85).
Jimmy Vesey– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 75% when the Maple Leafs lead in games, which is the highest percentage on the team.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

TJ BrodieAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFour points from 200 NHL points
Mitch MarnerOne point from 300 NHL points
Wayne SimmondsOne point from 500 NHL points
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Adam BrooksFirst NHL goal (Jan. 22 vs. EDM)
Mikko LehtonenFirst NHL game (Jan. 18 vs. WPG)
  

INJURY REPORT

Auston Matthews (Upper Body)Did not play on Jan. 22 vs. EDM.
Nick Robertson (Knee)On long term injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 4
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 24Added forward Travis Boyd to roster.
Jan. 23Placed forward Joe Thornton on long term injured reserve.
Jan. 21Placed forward Nick Robertson on long term injured reserve. Added forward Joey Anderson to the taxi squad.
Jan. 19Loaned forward Travis Boyd to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Jan. 18Recalled defenceman Mikko Lehtonen from the club’s taxi squad. Added goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the club’s taxi squad. Goaltender Aaron Dell claimed off waivers by New Jersey.
Jan. 17Added forward Pierre Engvall to the club’s taxi squad.

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