MAPLE LEAFS 7, CANUCKS 3 POSTGAME NOTES

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (6-8-0 – 12 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (8-2-1 – 17 Points)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021

 123OTFINAL
VANCOUVER1113
TORONTO2327

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 2:55 of the first period and later scored the third Toronto goal of the game at 3:04 of the second period. Matthews has goals (6) and points (6-1-7) in five consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ first multi-goal and third multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has 10 points (7-3-10) in nine career games against Vancouver. Matthews has registered at least one point in nine of his 10 games played this season. He has five points (3-2-5) in four games on home ice.
  • Jason Spezza scored the second Maple Leafs goal of the night on the power play at 10:14 of the first period and later scored the fourth Maple Leafs goal of the night at 8:44 of the second period before completing the hat trick at 4:34 of the third period. Tonight’s game is his eighth career hat trick and his first since April 9, 2016 vs. Nashville as a member of the Dallas Stars. Spezza has seven points (4-3-7) over his last five games played. He has five points (3-2-5) in five games on home ice. He has 19 points (9-10-17) in 29 career games against the Canucks. 
  • John Tavares scored the fifth Toronto goal of the game at 17:56 of the second period. Tavares has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. He has six points (4-2-6) in five games on home ice this season. In 17 career games against the Canucks, he has recorded 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists).
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (8) and points (2-8-10) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Marner’s third multi-assist and sixth multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (3-4-7) in five games on home ice this season. In two games against the Canucks in 2019-20, he recorded three assists.
  • Jake Muzzin collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Muzzin has assists (3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) over his last five games played.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the primary assist on Spezza’s first period goal and later collected the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s third multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. Rielly has eight assists over his last five games played. He has eight points (1-7-8) in 14 career games against the Canucks.
  • William Nylander picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal before recording the primary assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Nylander has points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s second multi-assist and third multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has nine points (2-7-9) in five games at Scotiabank Arena this season.
  • Nic Petan registered the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. Petan’s assist is his first point of the 2020-21 season. He had three assists in 16 appearances with the Maple Leafs in 2019-20, while also recording 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 25 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  • Travis Boyd picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Boyd has recorded a goal and three assists in three games played this season. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and first multi-point game of 2020-21. He had one multi-assist and multi-point game in 2019-20 as a member of the Washington Capitals. Tonight’s game is his first as a Maple Leaf at Scotiabank Arena.
  • Zach Bogosian registered the primary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Bogosian’s assist is his first point as a Maple Leaf. He had a goal and six assists in 27 games between Buffalo and Tampa Bay last season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced to earn his sixth win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
VANCOUVER6 (6)8 (7)5 (4)19 (17)
TORONTO12 (11)11 (10)14 (8)37 (29)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
VANCOUVER7 (7)15 (13)9 (6)31 (26)
TORONTO16 (15)17 (16)21 (13)54 (44)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home4-1-0 (5 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver  62-62-22-3 (149 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver at Home36-25-11-1 (73 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Simmonds – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Simmonds)
Blocked Shots(Brodie)
Takeaways(Marner, Rielly)
TOI26:01 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI4:36 (Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI3:01 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Brodie, Holl, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage100% (Dermott – 2 for, 0 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first5-1-0
Lead after 14-0-0
Lead after 27-0-0
Scored 1 power play goal5-0-1
Allowed 1 power play goal3-2-1
Outshooting opponent4-1-0
Thursday2-0-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto has scored at least one power play goal in 10 of the club’s 11 games this season.
  • Toronto’s line of Alex KerfootIlya Mikheyev and Jimmy Vesey were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Travis Dermott (leg) left tonight’s game due to injury and did not return.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 22 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 73.3% (22 for, 8 against).
  • Jason Spezza won 80% (4 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Monday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (TSN4, TSN 1050)

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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