CANADIENS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

MONTREAL CANADIENS (8-4-2 – 18 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (11-2-1 – 23 Points)

FEBRUARY 13, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
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 (68), Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (37)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), Joe Thornton (15), John Tavares (15)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (38), Joe Thornton (28), John Tavares (20)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (70), Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (35)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (55), Wayne Simmonds (54), Joe Thornton (39)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):52 (2nd)50 (t-3rd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       36 (t-15th)37 (17th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):15/43 [34.9%] (4th)10/48 [20.8%] (17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):40/52 [76.9%] (21st)47/59 [79.7%] (19th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.3 (20th)34.8 (1st)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.9 (t-6th)28.8 (11th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):566 (10th)666 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (16th)54.5% (4th)
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:302-342-88-17 (749 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:191-128-45-10 (374 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:111-214-43-7 (374 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Jan. 13, 2021 (Toronto 5, Montreal 4 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS11 (Matthews)
ASSISTS15 (Marner)
POINTS21 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS55 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%63.4% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS25 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS12 (Matthews)
HITS26 (Holl, Hyman)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:16 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:46 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (9).- Third among NHL goaltenders in saves made (306).- Has an 9-3-2 record with a 2.62 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 14 career games against Montreal. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:45 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-4-4).
Justin Holl– Ranks 22nd among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:45) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.7%.- Ranks 14th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:45) with a goals for percentage of 61.1%.- Ranks eighth in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:46).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:48).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (76.1%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards who have appeared in at least 10 games.- Became the Toronto franchise leader in empty net goals on February 10 at Montreal.
Alex Kerfoot– One of four Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:14) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:46).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.0).
Mitch Marner– Ranks third among NHLers in points (6-15-21).- Tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (6).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:02).- Has played 41.4% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (11).- Averaging 21:59 in time on ice per game, which ranks fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- Ranks fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (55).-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 (2:17).- Has an average of 15.0 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks second among 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 (3:41).- Ranks 34th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (16:52) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.68).- Has started 45.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the fifth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.30) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.1%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has 14 points (8-6-14) in 15 career games against Montreal. 
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in points (2-9-11).- Has 15 points (3-12-15) in 28 career games against the Canadiens.
Jason Spezza– Has the third-highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.14) 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 fourth 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 30th-most in the NHL.- Has the fourth-highest faceoff win percentage (58.9%) among NHLers who have taken at least 200 faceoffs (202).- One of 44 NHLers to appear in at least 10 games and average at least a point per game (14GP; 5-9-14).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Alex KerfootPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsPoints (9-2-11) in eight consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianThree points from 200 NHL points
Justin HollFive games from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsFive games from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinTwo assists from 200 NHL assists
Three games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Auston Matthews300th NHL point (Feb. 8 vs. VAN)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)Week-to-week.
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: 32
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

BLUE JAYS SPRING TRAINING INVITEES

The TorontoBlue Jays have agreed to terms with INF Joe Panik on a Minor League contract with an invite to 2021 Major League Spring Training.  

Panik, 30, batted .225 with six doubles, a home run, and seven RBI for the Blue Jays last season. The native of Yonkers, NY, split his 41 games between second base, third base, and shortstop and was charged with just one error as he kept a .990 fielding percentage.   

The 29th overall selection of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft by San Francisco, he finished sixth in NL Rookie of the Year voting and went on to win a World Series ring with the Giants in 2014. Over the course of seven Major League seasons, the 2015 All-Star and 2016 Gold Glove winner has batted .269 with 185 extra-base hits in 723 contests.   

Toronto’s full list of non-roster invitees to 2021 Major League Spring Training follows: 

·       LHP Nick Allgeyer  

·       RHP Bryan Baker 

·       RHP Anthony Castro 

·       Philip Clarke 

·       RHP A.J. Cole 

·       INF Jordan Groshans 

·       INF Miguel Hiraldo 

·       INF Leonardo Jimenez 

·       RHP Adam Kloffenstein 

·       RHP Francisco Liriano 

·       RHP Alek Manoah 

·       INF Austin Martin 

·       INF Orelvis Martinez 

·       LHP Tim Mayza 

·       RHP Joey Murray 

·       OF Ryan Noda 

·       INF Joe Panik 

·       RHP Jackson Rees 

·       INF Kevin Smith 

·       LHP Kirby Snead 

·       INF Richard Ureña 

·       RHP CJ Van Eyk 

·       OF Forrest Wall 

·       INF Logan Warmoth 

·       INF Tyler White 

·       RHP Simeon Woods Richardson 

·       OF Chavez Young 

·       RHP Yosver Zulueta 

– BLUE JAYS –