MAPLE LEAFS AT CANADIENS PREGAME NOTES

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

MONTREAL CANADIENS (9-4-2 – 20 Points)

FEBRUARY 20, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:302-342-88-17 (749 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:111-214-43-7 (374 Games)
2020-21:2-1-0
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:5-3-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (69), Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (38)
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):67 (1st)52 (t-10th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       48 (20th)38 (9th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):18/52 [34.6%] (1st)10/48 [20.8%] (15th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):48/60 [80.0%] (t-14th)48/60 [80.0%] (t-14th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.4 (22nd)34.1 (1st)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.4 (9th)28.3 (t-7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):725 (7th)722 (9th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):48.5% (23rd)54.8% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (5th)46.7% (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:Feb. 10, 2021 (Toronto 4, Montreal 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS16 (Matthews)
ASSISTS19 (Marner)
POINTS27 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Rielly, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS71 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%60.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %59.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS33 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS16 (Marner)
HITS33 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:35 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:12 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:29 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (10).- Third among NHL goaltenders in saves made (381).- Has a 9-4-2 record with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 15 career games against Montreal.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 3.26 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:50 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).
Justin Holl– Ranks 28th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:07) with a shot attempt percentage of 50.9%.- Ranks 15th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:07) with a goals for percentage of 58.3%.- Ranks 12th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:29).
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– Has two goals and four assists in 10 career games against Montreal.- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.8).- Has six points (2-4-6) in eight games during the month of February.
Mitch Marner– Second among NHLers in assists (19)- Third among NHLers in points (8-19-27).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (8).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:47).- Has played 40.4% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has recorded 14 points (1-13-14) in 17 career games against Montreal.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (16).- Fourth among NHLers in points (16-9-25).- Averaging 21:50 in time on ice per game, which is tied for seventh among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.6%).- Ranks third in the NHL in shots on goal (71).- Leads the NHL in scoring during the month of February (10-5-15).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:09).- Has an average of 14.0 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among NHLers who have played at least 35 minutes of shorthanded ice time (38:40).  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 16th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:21).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen and ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in points (1-11-12). – Has started 47.3 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the seventh 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 51.8%, 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 56.2% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.46 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads the Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:35).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in points (2-12-14).- Has six assists in seven games on the road this season.- Has seven points (1-6-7) in eight games during the month of February.
Jason Spezza– Has the fifth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.78) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 61.8% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the fifth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 75 defensive zone draws.
John Tavares– Tied for seventh in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has a goal and four assists in three games against the Canadiens this season.- Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.2%) among NHLers who have taken at least 250 faceoffs (262).- Has a goal and six assists in seven games on the road this season.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.5% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 59.2%.- Has recorded two goals and four assists through three games since returning from injury on February 15.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Alex KerfootPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (5) in three consecutive games and points (14-6-20) in 12 consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinAssists (3) in two consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonAssists (4) in three consecutive games and points (2-4-6) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Travis BoydFive games from 100 career NHL games
Justin HollOne game from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsOne game from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinThree 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.
Zach HymanDid not play on February 18 vs. Ottawa
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 42
  

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).
  

Clippers edge Jazz 116-112, snap Utah’s 9-game win streak — The China Post, Taiwan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, reserve Lou Williams had 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers edged Utah 116-112 on Friday night, snapping the Jazz’s nine-game winning streak.The Clippers avenged an 18-point loss to Utah two nights earlier, when starters Leonard, Paul George and Nicolas Batum were sidelined. George had 15 points in his return from a seven-game absence with an injured toe.Donovan Mitchell scored 29 of his 35 points in the second half for the NBA-leading Jazz, who lost for just the second time in their last 22 games. Bojan Bogdanovic added 23 points, reserve Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and Rudy Gobert had 15 rebounds as Utah fell to 24-6.The Clippers got timely 3-pointers from Marcus Morris and Patrick Beverley, who made two apiece in the fourth. Beverley’s consecutive long-range baskets pushed their lead to 107-94 and finished off a 20-10 run.The Jazz weren’t done yet. They closed to 112-110 on consecutive 3-pointers by Mitchell. Beverley and Leonard combined to make four straight free throws that kept the Clippers ahead 116-110.George fouled Mitchell on a 3-point attempt, and Mitchell made the first two with 2 seconds to go. He deliberately missed the third and Royce O’Neale grabbed the offensive rebound but missed at the buzzer.The Clippers led by 15 points in the second quarter and were up by 10 early in the third only to see the Jazz tie it up. Mitchell scored 12 of Utah’s first 15 points, including seven in a row.Neither team led by more than five points the rest of the third. Leonard, who returned after missing three games with a bruised leg, carried the Clippers with 14 points in the quarter after having just 12 in the first half. His pair of free throws sent Los Angeles into the fourth leading 79-75.TIP-INSJazz: Mike Conley finished with 16 points in his return after missing six games. … They are 2-1 against LA this season. … Fell to 11-4 on the road.Clippers: Leonard was selected as a starter for the West in next month’s All-Star Game in Atlanta. It will be his fifth career appearance, having been a starter each time. Last year, he was named MVP, scoring 30 points in the West’s win. UP NEXTJazz: Host Charlotte Hornets on Monday.Clippers: Host Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Clippers edge Jazz 116-112, snap Utah’s 9-game win streak — The China Post, Taiwan

MOOSE 2, MARLIES 1

TORONTO MARLIES (2-2-0-0 – 4 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (2-2-0-0 – 4 Points)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: C. Rosen (J. Anderson, K. Agostino)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (27/29)

Manitoba: J. Malott (1) (W. Michaud, T. Bourque), B. Lynch (2) (T. Graovac, N. Todd)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (38/39)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Calle Rosen scored at 18:08 of the second period. Rosen has three goals in four games and is tied for first overall in goals amongst defencemen.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on Rosen’s second period goal. Anderson has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in four games. He registered 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 44 games last season with Binghamton.
  • Kenny Agostino picked up the secondary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. Agostino has points in three straight games (1-3-4). He had 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games last season with the Marlies.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 2-2-0-0 on the season with a .912 save percentage and a 2.30 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto recorded two power play goals against Manitoba through four games, both scored by Adam Brooks.
  • Toronto had a 39-29 edge in shots in all situations. Toronto recorded 153 shots through their first four games. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 2-2-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-2-0-0 against the Manitoba Moose.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 when tied after the first period and 1-1-0-0 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Toronto is 1-1-0-0 when not scoring a power play goal and 2-2-0-0 when not allowing a power play goal.
  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 in Friday games and are 2-2-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: C. Rosen (3)
  • Assists: T. Liljegren (4)
  • Points:  K. Agostino, T. Liljegren (4)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: N. Robertson (17)
  • +/-:  C. Rosen (+3)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On Toronto’s D-zone coverage:
At times, it was really good. Our D have been focusing on stalls, closing out quicker, really not giving the opponent time in the D-zone to make plays. There were definitely moments where we strong in that area. I would say that there are still items that we’ve got to clean up. Just in terms of our organization of where our details are and within our system. It’s game four. We’re going to keep teaching, keep getting better. Overall if we’re looking back at these four games, the chances we’re limiting the opponent to right now is pretty strong, we have something to build off of but we know where we’re at right now.

On whether they generated enough quality scoring chances:
Enough is a good question. I would say we generated some offensive chances. Berdin really turned it on yesterday and today. We probably could have done a better job at getting to the net and getting to his eyes. He saw a lot of the shots. We created a lot off the entries. Even in the offensive zone, we got some movement going, we got shots from the interior but when we do take the shots, there’s not enough of a presence there to a goalie who’s really feeling it to make it challenging on him.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 19:    Recalled defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer from loan to Wichita (ECHL)Signed defenceman Dakota Krebs to an ATO
February 17:    
Signed goaltender Angus Redmond to an AHL contract
February 15:    
Signed goaltender Jeremy Link to an ATO


UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 21 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m. 
February 23 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 24 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 26 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m.