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).
  

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