Maple Leafs 4, Oilers 3: postgame notes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-2-0 – 14 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (3-6-0 – 6 Points)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021

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TORONTO2024
EDMONTON0123

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 9:29 of the first period before collecting the secondary assist on William Nylander’s first period goal. Spezza has three points (1-2-3) over his last three games played. Tonight’s game is his first multi-point performance of 2020-21 after having three in 2019-20. He has three points (1-2-3) in three games against Edmonton this season. In 32 games against the Oilers, Spezza has registered 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists)
  • William Nylander scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 18:22 of the first period. Nylander has three points (1-2-3) in three games against the Oilers this season. The Maple Leafs are 4-1-0 when Nylander registers a point this season. He has 11 points (3-8-11) in 11 career games against Edmonton.
  • Wayne Simmonds scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game on the power play at 7:56 of the third period. Simmonds has goals (3) in three consecutive games. He is one of three Maple Leafs (Matthews, Tavares) with multiple power play goals this season.
  • Auston Matthews scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 13:36 of the third period. Matthews has goals (3) in three consecutive games. He has recorded a point in seven of his eight games played this season. In two games against Edmonton this season, he has recorded a pair of goals.
  • Travis Boyd recorded the lone assist on Spezza’s first period goal. Boyd has assists (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has three assists in two career games against Edmonton.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Tavares has two points (1-1-2) in three games against Edmonton this season. He has three points (1-2-3) in five games on the road this season. He has 20 points (7-13-20) in 19 career games against Edmonton.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Simmonds’ third period goal. Marner has assists (5) and points (2-5-7) in four consecutive games. Marner has three points (1-2-3) in three games against the Oilers this season. In four games on the road, he has recorded eight points (2-6-8). He ranks second among NHLers in points this season (5-8-13).
  • Morgan Rielly picked up the secondary assist on Simmonds’ third period goal. Rielly has assists (6) in three consecutive games. The Maple Leafs are 4-0-0 when Rielly records a point this season.
  • TJ Brodie registered the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Brodie has three assists over his last five games played. He has three assists in three games against the Oilers this season.
  • Alex Kerfoot collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Kerfoot has two assists in three games against Edmonton this season. His assist tonight is his first power play point of the season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 26 shots to earn his fifth win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO11 (7)4 (4)12 (6)27 (17)
EDMONTON11 (11)8 (5)10 (5)29 (21)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO25 (17)8 (8)15 (8)48 (33)
EDMONTON18 (17)20 (13)20 (12)58 (42)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road4-1-0 (5 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  54-44-8-1 (107 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road24-25-6-1 (56 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Nylander)
Faceoff Wins(Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Marner – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Holl)
Blocked Shots(Four players tied)
Takeaways(Matthews, Muzzin)
TOI24:50 (Holl)
Power Play TOI4:16 (Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI7:50 (Holl)
Shifts27 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage65.4% (Dermott – 17 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first4-1-0
Lead after 13-0-0
Lead after 26-0-0
Score multiple power play goals3-1-0
Allow multiple power play goals2-0-0
Outshot by opponent4-1-0
Thursday1-0-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto has scored at least one power play goal in eight of the club’s nine games this season.
  • Toronto’s line of Ilya MikheyevWilliam Nylander and John Tavares started 25% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Travis Dermott was on the ice for a team-high 17 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Dermott finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 65.4.0% (17 for, 21 against).
  • John Tavares was 3-for-4 (75%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Edmonton centre Leon Draisaitl and 3-for-5 (60%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Edmonton centre Connor McDavid.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Saturday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, 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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