OTTAWA-TORONTO PREGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-13-1 – 9 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-3-2 – 26 Points)

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:32-22-2-8 (64 Games)
2020-21:2-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (59), John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), Auston Matthews (17), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (15), Mitch Marner (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (50), Auston Matthews (28), John Tavares (23)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):60 (3rd)41 (t-17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       45 (t-18th)71 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):16/49 [32.7%] (t-2nd)8/67 [11.9%] (t-27th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):46/58 [79.3%] (19th)45/60 [75.0%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.3 (24th)31.7 (4th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.9 (t-6th)31.1 (21st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):690 (7th)822 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.3% (18th)50.6% (15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (5th)48.4% (t-23rd)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:32-22-2-8 (64 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 17, 2021 (Toronto 2, Ottawa 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS16 (Marner)
POINTS23 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS67 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%60.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS31 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS14 (Matthews)
HITS32 (Hyman, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:10 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:30 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (10).- Second among NHL goaltenders in saves made (381).- Has a 7-2-1 record with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 10 games on home ice this season.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 3.71 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:57 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).
Justin Holl– Ranks 29th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:04) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.1%.- Ranks 13th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:04) with a goals for percentage of 59%.- 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 (2:26).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (68.0%) 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 (1:01) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:40).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has four points (2-2-4) in seven games during the month of February.
Mitch Marner– Tied for 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 (23:01).- Has played 40.9% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has recorded 20 points (7-13-20) in 17 career games against Ottawa.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (14).- Averaging 22:09 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.3%).- Ranks third in the NHL in shots on goal (67).- Tied for third in NHL scoring during the month of February (8-3-11).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:10).- Has an average of 14.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have played at least 35 minutes of shorthanded ice time (36:44).  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 17th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:22).- Ranks 36th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (17:19) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.81).- Has started 47.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.84) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.0%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.5% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.38 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads the Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in points (2-10-12).- Has six points (2-4-6) in 10 games on home ice this season.- Has five points (1-4-5) in seven games during the month of February.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.98) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 61.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the sixth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 50 defensive zone draws.
John Tavares– Tied for fourth in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has a goal and two assists in four games against the Senators this season.- Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 225 faceoffs (249).- Has four goals and four assists in 10 games on home ice this season.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 10% higher than his 5-on-5 on-ice goals for percentage in 2019-20 (48.3%).
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 62.5%.- Has recorded a goal and two assists through two games since returning from injury on February 15.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Alex KerfootPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (3) in two consecutive games and points (12-4-16) in 11 consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonPoints (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Justin HollTwo games from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsTwo games from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinFour games from 600 career NHL games
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Auston Matthews300th NHL point (Feb. 8 vs. VAN)
Jake Muzzin200th NHL assist (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
100th game as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)On injured reserve.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 39
  

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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