Maple Leafs 7, Senators 3 postgame notes

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-14-1 – 8 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-3-2 – 28 Points)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

 123OTFINAL
OTTAWA1113
TORONTO3317

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a power play goal at 10:29 of the first period before scoring the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 19:37 of the first period. He later collected the secondary assist on Mitch Marner’s second period goal, as well as the secondary assist on William Nylander’s second period goal. With four points in tonight’s game, Matthews has tied his single-game career-high for points (4 – 6x).

    Matthews has goals (5) in three consecutive games and points (14-6-20) in 12 consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fourth multi-goal game and sixth multi-point game of the season. He leads the NHL in goal scoring with 16 goals. Matthews has registered 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists) in 20 career games against Ottawa, his most against any opponent. He is tied for 13th among active NHLers in points against the Senators and is tied for sixth with teammate Joe Thornton among active leaders in goals against Ottawa.
  • Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later scored Toronto’s second of the night at 16:42 of the first period before picking up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second first period goal.

    Thornton has assists (4) and points (2-4-6) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist game of the season and third multi-point performance of the 2020-21 season. He has eight points (3-5-8) in five games against Ottawa this season. Per NHL Stats, Thornton (41 years, 231 days) is the oldest player in franchise history to record three or more points in a regular-season game (Previous: Carl Brewer; 41 years, 78 days).
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night at 1:39 of the second period. Mikheyev’s goal is his second of the season and first on home ice. He has two goals and three assists in 18 games this season.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Thornton’s first period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second first period goal before scoring the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the game at 3:45 of the second period. He also added the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. With three assists tonight, Marner ties his single-game career-high for assists (15x).

    Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and eighth multi-point game of the season. In five games against Ottawa this season, he has recorded five points (2-4-6). Tonight’s game is Marner’s first of the season with four points. He has had four games with three points, four games with two points, six games with a single point and just four games without recording a point in 2020-21.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal and later scored the sixth Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 11:00 of the second period. Tonight’s game is his fourth multi-point performance of the season. Nylander has 11 points (3-8-11) in 11 games on home ice this season. In 21 career games against the Senators, he has recorded 17 points (5-12-17).
  • John Tavares scored the seventh Maple Leafs goal of the game at 16:53 of the third period. Tavares has two points (1-1-2) over his last three games played. He has nine points (5-4-9) in 11 games on home ice this season. In five games against the Senators, he has recorded two goals and two assists this season. He has 24 points (9-15-14) in 39 career games against Ottawa.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Marner’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s fourth multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (1-6-7) in eight games during the month of February. Through 11 games on home ice this season, Rielly has recorded eight points (2-6-8).
  • Jake Muzzin registered the primary assist on Thornton’s first period goal. Muzzin has assists (3) in two consecutive games. He has eight assists in eight games during the month of February. He has three assists in five games against Ottawa. 
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. He has two assists over his last three games. He has five points (3-2-5) in eight games during the month of February. Seven (3-4-7) of his 10 points have come on home ice this season.
  • Alex Kerfoot picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Kerfoot has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) n eight games during the month of February. He has registered four points (2-2-4) in five games against the Senators this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced to earn his first win of the season.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA12 (11)9 (4)16 (16)37 (31)
TORONTO10 (7)14 (9)7 (7)31 (23)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA14 (13)19 (11)36 (36)69 (60)
TORONTO17 (13)19 (13)9 (9)45 (35)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home8-2-1 (11 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  59-54-3-12 (128 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa at Home33-22-2-8 (65 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Mikheyev, Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Spezza)
Faceoff Win Percentage78% (Matthews – 7 won, 2 lost)
Hits(Mikheyev)
Blocked Shots(Four players tied)
Takeaways(Marner)
TOI21:39 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI3:52 (Marner)
Shorthanded TOI3:13 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts24 (Holl)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage57.1% (Rielly – 12 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first9-2-1
Lead after 15-1-0
Lead after 25-0-1
Score multiple power play goals4-1-0
Do not allow a power play goal6-1-1
Outshot by opponent7-2-1
Thursday3-0-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie, Justin Holl and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 13 shot attempts for at 5-on-5.
  • Auston Matthews and Joe Thornton were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Jason Spezza was 4-for-6 (67%) taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Monday, March 1, 10:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.

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