Toronto-Vancouver pregame notes

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

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

FEBRUARY 6, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:62-62-22-3 (149 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:36-25-11-1 (73 Games)
2020-21:1-0-0
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-1-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), TJ Brodie (37), Jake Muzzin (33)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), TJ Brodie (12), John Tavares (11)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (21), Jason Spezza (19)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (24), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):40 (4th)47 (1st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       32 (20th)55 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):14/35 [40.0%] (t-1st)8/49 [16.3%] (19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):31/41 [75.6%] (23rd)49/61 [80.3%] (14th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.5 (t-15th)30.4 (18th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):26.8 (6th)36.1 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):458 (t-9th)556 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.8% (11th)46.3% (29th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.6% (4th)52.3% (7th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:62-62-22-3 (149 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:36-25-11-1 (73 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-37-11-2 (76 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 4, 2021 (Toronto 7, Vancouver 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS8 (Matthews)
ASSISTS11 (Marner)
POINTS17 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS46 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%63.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS17 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS9 (Muzzin)
HITS21 (Holl)
TOI PER GAME23:45 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:02 (Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:55 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for third in the NHL in wins (6).- Ninth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (218).- Has an 11-2-5 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage in 18 career games against Vancouver. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:51 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-4-4).- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (4).
Justin Holl– Ranks 17th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:10) with a shot attempt percentage of 56.2%.- Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:10) with a goals for percentage of 64.7%.- Ranks third among right-handed NHL defencemen in shorthanded ice time per game (3:55).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:49).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (66.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.- One of 18 forwards in the NHL to start average over 12:00 minutes per game (14:25) of 5-on-5 ice time and start 40% or fewer of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (40.0%), while having a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage above 50% (51.9%).
Alex Kerfoot– One of five Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:01) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:44).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.3).
Mitch Marner– Ranks third among NHLers in points (6-11-17).- Tied for the NHL lead in even-strength goals (6).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:05).- Has played 44.0% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Tied for second in the NHL in goals (8).- Averaging 21:48 in time on ice per game, which ranks eighth among NHL forwards.- Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.9%).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (46).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:13).- Has an average of 19.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among NHLers who have played at least 20 minutes of shorthanded ice time.  
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 10th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:48).- Ranks 26th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.94).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in every game this season (64.7%).
William Nylander– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.93) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 57.6%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has recorded six points (2-7-9) in five games on home ice this season.- Tied his career high for assists in a game and points in a game with his three assists performance on February 4 vs. Vancouver
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:45).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in assists (8).- Has eight points (1-7-8) in 14 career games against Vancouver.
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (4.23) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.- Recorded his eighth career hat trick on February 4 vs. Vancouver.
John Tavares– One of 34 NHLers to have appeared in at least 10 games while averaging at least a point per game (5-6-11).- Tied for third in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has been on the ice for a team-high nine power play goals, which leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for the 12th most in the NHL.- Has the third-highest faceoff win percentage (60.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 150 faceoffs (164).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (8) and Points (3-8-11) in six consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (6) and points (6-1-7) in five consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinAssists (3) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderPoints (2-3-5) in three consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianThree points from 200 NHL points
Auston MatthewsThree points from 300 NHL points
Jake MuzzinFive assists from 200 NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 4 vs. VAN)
Mikko LehtonenFirst NHL point (Jan. 30 at EDM)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)Week-to-week.
Nick Robertson (Knee)On long term injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 19
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 2Added forward Nic Petan to roster.
  

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