LEAFS-HABS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (10-2-1 – 19 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (8-2-2 – 18 Points)

FEBRUARY 10, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:301-342-88-17 (748 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:110-214-43-7 (374 Games)
2020-21:1-0-0
LAST FIVE:1-1-3
LAST 10:6-1-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (67), Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (36)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), Joe Thornton (15), John Tavares (15)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (38), Joe Thornton (28), John Tavares (18)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (70), Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (33)
PENALTY MINUTES:Wayne Simmonds (54), Zach Bogosian (53), Joe Thornton (39)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):48 (t-3rd)48 (t-3rd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       34 (t-16th)30 (t-11th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):15/41 [36.6%] (3rd)10/45 [22.2%] (14th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):37/49 [75.5%] (23rd)43/54 [79.6%] (17th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.7 (t-19th)34.5 (1st)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.3 (6th)29.0 (12th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):535 (9th)552 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.5% (12th)53.6% (5th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.3% (5th)46.7% (t-26th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Dec. 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:301-342-88-17 (748 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:191-128-45-10 (374 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:110-214-43-7 (374 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Feb. 9, 2019 (Toronto 4, Montreal 3 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS11 (Matthews)
ASSISTS15 (Marner)
POINTS21 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS52 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%64.8% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS24 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS12 (Matthews)
HITS23 (Holl, Hyman)
TOI PER GAME23:35 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:15 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:51 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (8).- Fourth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (273).- Has an 8-3-2 record with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 13 career games against Montreal. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:37 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-4-4).
Justin Holl– Tied for 26th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:46) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.4%.- Ranks 18th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:46) with a goals for percentage of 64.7%.- Ranks third among right-handed NHL defencemen in shorthanded ice time per game (3:51).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:52).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (75.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– One of four Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:19) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:49).- Tied for sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.2).
Mitch Marner– Ranks third among NHLers in points (6-15-21).- Tied for third in the NHL in even-strength goals (6).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:08).- Has played 41.9% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (11).- Averaging 21:58 in time on ice per game, which ranks seventh among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.5%).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (52).-Registered his 300th career NHL point on February 8 vs. Vancouver to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark, tying Charlie Conacher (294 games).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:22).- Has an average of 15.6 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which leads NHLers who have played at least 30 minutes of shorthanded ice time.  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 10th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:46).- Ranks 26th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (16:56) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.98).- Has started 47.8 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the fourth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.48) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 56.1%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has 14 points (8-6-14) in 14 career games against Montreal. 
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:35).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in points (2-9-11).- Has 15 points (3-12-15) in 27 career games against the Canadiens.
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.44) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Recorded his eighth career hat trick on February 4 vs. Vancouver.
John Tavares– 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 is tied for the Maple Leafs’ lead and is tied for the 17th-most in the NHL.- Has the fourth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 175 faceoffs (192).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerAssists (12) and Points (3-12-15) in eight consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (9) and points (9-1-10) in seven consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianThree points from 200 NHL points
Jake MuzzinFive assists from 200 NHL assists
Four games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 4 vs. VAN)
Auston Matthews300th NHL point (Feb. 8 vs. VAN)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)Week-to-week.
Travis Dermott (Leg)Did not play on Feb. 8 vs. VAN.
Nick Robertson (Knee)On long term injured reserve.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)Expected to miss six weeks.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 28
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

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