Oilers 4, Maple Leafs 3 postgame notes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-2-1 – 15 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (4-6-0 – 8 Points)



GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 17:46 of the first period. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (2-2-4) in four games against Edmonton this season and 12 points (4-8-12) in 12 career games against the Oilers. The Maple Leafs are 4-1-1 when Nylander records a point this season.
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 8:08 of the second period. Matthews has goals (4) and points (4-1-5) in four consecutive games. He has recorded at least one point in nine of the Maple Leafs’ 10 games this season. He has seven points (5-2-7) in six games on the road in 2020-21.
  • Zach Hyman scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the game at 9:16 of the second period. He has a goal and an assist in four games against the Oilers in 2020-21. His goal is his first power play goal of the season after he recorded three power play goals in 2019-20.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal before adding the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Tavares has assists (3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and third multi-point game of 2020-21. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games against Edmonton this season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev had the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Mikheyev has two assists through 10 games this season. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 39 games played in 2019-20 as an NHL rookie.
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (6) and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games against the Oilers this season. Marner is tied for second among NHLers in points with 14 (5-9-14).
  • Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Muzzin has three points (1-2-3) over his last four games. He is tied for third among Maple Leafs defencemen in points with four (1-3-4).
  • Mikko Lehtonen collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Lehtonen’s assist is his first career NHL point. He had 17 points (8-9-17) in 17 games with Jokerit (KHL) in 2020 before joining the Maple Leafs for the 2020-21 season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 27 of the 31 shots he faced tonight.

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

TORONTO9 (9)10 (9)9 (6)1 (0)39 (24)
EDMONTON13 (13)11 (7)6 (6)1 (0)31 (26)

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

TORONTO14 (14)15 (13)16 (12)1 (0)46 (39)
EDMONTON21 (20)24 (18)14 (14)1 (0)60 (52)


Record on the Road4-1-1 (6 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  54-44-8-2 (108 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road24-25-6-2 (57 Games)


Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Seven players tied)
Blocked Shots(Five players tied)
Takeaways(Eight players tied)
TOI24:43 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:49 (Nylander, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI2:22 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts31 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage66.7% (Spezza – 8 for, 4 against)


Opponent scores first3-1-1
Trail after 11-1-1
Tied after 21-0-1
Scored 1 power play goal4-0-1
Allowed 1 power play goal2-2-1
Outshot by opponent4-1-1


  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto has scored at least one power play goal in nine of the club’s 10 games this season.
  • Toronto’s line of Alex KerfootWayne Simmonds and Jimmy Vesey started 30% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 20 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 47.6% (20 for, 22 against).
  • Auston Matthews was 8-for-14 (57%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Edmonton centre Leon Draisaitl.


  • 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)
  • Saturday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. 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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