CALGARY-TORONTO PREGAME NOTES

CALGARY FLAMES (9-9-1 – 19 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (14-4-2 – 30 Points)

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:63-61-12-5 (141 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:36-20-7-3 (66 Games)
2020-21:2-1-0
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (66), Jake Muzzin (33), Jason Spezza (30)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (8), Wayne Simmonds (7)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (16), John Tavares (11)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (19), Jake Muzzin (19)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (33), Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):72 (2nd)49 (t-17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       54 (t-19th)54 (t-19th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):21/63 [33.3%] (t-1st)16/74 [21.6%] (15th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):52/66 [78.8%] (17th)54/66 [79.4%] (15th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.5 (22nd)29.3 (23rd)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.9 (t-9th)30.3 (19th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):807 (8th)779 (11th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):48.8% (t-20th)51.1% (9th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.1% (9th)50.0% (t-15th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:63-61-12-5 (141 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:36-20-7-3 (66 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-41-5-2 (75 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Dec. 6, 2017 (Toronto 2, Calgary 1 SO)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS21 (Marner)
POINTS30 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Matthews, Rielly)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS78 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.7% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS35 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS18 (Matthews)
HITS35 (Hyman)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:34 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:29 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (11).- Tied for second among NHL goaltenders in saves made (411).- Has a 9-2-2 record with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in 15 career games against Calgary.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.74 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:43 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).
Justin Holl– Ranks 33rd among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:59) with a shot attempt percentage of 50.0%.- Tied for 28th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:59) with a goals for percentage of 51.8%.- Tied for 11th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:29).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .922 save percentage at even-strength through two starts this season.
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:20).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (68.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Has two goals and five assists in 12 games on home ice this season.- Ranks sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.0).- Has seven points (3-4-7) in 10 games during the month of February.
Mitch Marner– Second among NHLers in assists (21)- Tied for second among NHLers in points (9-21-30).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (9).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:52).- Has played 39.7% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (74.2%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (18).- Fourth among NHLers in points (18-11-29).- Averaging 21:53 in time on ice per game, which is ranked fifth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.2%).- Tied for second in the NHL in shots on goal (78).- Leads the NHL in scoring during the month of February (12-7-19).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:10).- Has an average of 15.2 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have played at least 40 minutes of shorthanded ice time (43:21).  – Has started 38.4% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 23rd among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:13).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen and ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in points (1-11-12). – Has started 48.0 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 (1.80) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.5%, 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 2.19 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks third on the Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Tied for third among NHL defencemen in points (2-14-16).- Has five assists in three games against Calgary this season.- Has nine points (1-8-9) in 10 games during the month of February.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.88) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 60.5% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the fourth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 75 defensive zone draws.
John Tavares– Tied for 13th in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Tied for the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (58.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 275 faceoffs (291).- Has five goals and four assists in 12 games at home this season.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 56.2% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 57.9%.- Has three goals and six assists in nine games this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Travis BoydThree games from 100 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinTwo games from 600 career NHL games
Joe ThorntonFive assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Justin Holl100th NHL game (Feb. 20 at MTL)
Auston Matthews300th NHL game (Feb. 20 at MTL)
Jake Muzzin200th NHL assist (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
100th game as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on Feb. 22 vs. CGY.
Jack Campbell (Leg)On injured reserve.
Zach HymanDid not play on Feb. 22 vs. CGY.
Jake Muzzin (Face)Did not play on Feb. 22 vs. CGY.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Lower Body)Did not play on Feb. 22 vs. CGY.
 Man Games Lost: 50
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 17Acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from Carolina in exchange for forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.
  

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