SENATORS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-12-1 – 9 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (11-3-2 – 24 Points)

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:57-54-3-12 (126 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:31-22-2-8 (63 Games)
2020-21:1-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:5-4-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (58), John Tavares (37), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), Auston Matthews (16), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (31), John Tavares (15), Mitch Marner (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (49), Auston Matthews (27), John Tavares (23)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):58 (2nd)40 (t-19th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       38 (t-15th)64 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):16/46 [34.8%] (1st)8/64 [12.5%] (26th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):43/55 [78.2%] (19th)42/57 [73.7%] (26th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.4 (24th)31.9 (3rd)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.9 (t-7th)31.2 (21st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):657 (t-7th)776 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.8% (t-16th)50.2% (15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (4th)48.4% (t-23rd)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:57-54-3-12 (126 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:31-22-2-8 (63 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 1, 2020 (Toronto 2, Ottawa 1 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS13 (Matthews)
ASSISTS16 (Marner)
POINTS23 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS65 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%62.4% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %64.0% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS29 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS14 (Matthews)
HITS31 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:59 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:04 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:30 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for the NHL lead in wins (9).- Third among NHL goaltenders in saves made (354).- Has a 6-2-1 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in nine games on home ice this season.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:05 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).
Justin Holl– Tied for 23rd among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:02) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.6%.- Tied 11th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:02) with a goals for percentage of 60%.- Ranks 13th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:30).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:31).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (70.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Alex Kerfoot– One of three Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:05) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:42).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.7).
Mitch Marner– Third among NHLers in points (7-16-23).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (7).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:59).- Has played 41.8% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (13).- Averaging 22:02 in time on ice per game, which is tied for third among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.6%).- Ranks third in the NHL in shots on goal (65).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:07).- Has an average of 15.9 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fifth among NHLers who have played at least 30 minutes of shorthanded ice time.  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 17th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:22).- Ranks 37th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (17:16) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.72).- Has started 46.9 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.98) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.9%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has 15 points (4-11-15) in 19 career games against Ottawa. 
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:59).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in points (2-10-12).- Has six points (2-4-6) in nine games on home ice this season.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.16) 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 a goal and two assists in three games against the Senators this season.- Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.2%) among NHLers who have taken at least 225 faceoffs (228).- Has four goals and four assists in nine games on home ice this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsAssists (3) in three consecutive games and points (11-4-15) in 10 consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Justin HollThree games from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsThree games from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinTwo assists from 200 NHL assists
One game from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
Five games from 600 career NHL games
  

RECENT MILESTONES

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

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)On injured reserve.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 37
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 17Acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from Carolina in exchange for forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.
Feb. 13Reassigned defenceman Martin Marincin and forward Scott Sabourin to the taxi squad.
Loaned forwards Adam Brooks and Nick Robertson, as well as defenceman Rasmus Sandin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

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