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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (15-4-2 – 32 Points) vs.
EDMONTON OILERS (14-8-0 – 28 Points)
FEBRUARY 27, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST
ROGERS PLACE (EDMONTON, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||54-44-8-2 (108 Games)|
|ALL-TIME on the ROAD:||24-25-6-2 (57 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON
|GAMES PLAYED:||Joe Thornton (68), TJ Brodie (43), Jake Muzzin (35)|
|GOALS:||Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (10), Wayne Simmonds (9)|
|ASSISTS:||Joe Thornton (58), Jason Spezza (19), TJ Brodie (17)|
|POINTS:||Joe Thornton (70), Jason Spezza (29), John Tavares (22)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||Joe Thornton (28), Wayne Simmonds, (24), Zach Bogosian (23)|
MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||74 (2nd)||79 (1st)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||55 (17th)||65 (27th)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||21/67 [31.3%] (4th)||22/81 [27.2%] (7th)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||54/68 [79.4%] (17th)||55/70 [78.6%] (19th)|
|SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):||30.0 (t-18th)||30.9 (t-11th)|
|SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):||28.5 (7th)||32.5 (27th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||859 (9th)||914 (4th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||49.4% (t-18th)||47.3% (27th)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||52.5% (6th)||50.2% (14th)|
MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES
|First Matchup between Clubs:||Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)|
|All-Time Record:||54-44-8-2 (108 Games)|
|All-Time Record at Home:||30-19-2-0 (51 Games)|
|All-Time Record on the Road:||24-25-6-2 (57 Games)|
|Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:||Jan. 28, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 3)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|POWER PLAY POINTS||9 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||59.1% (Spezza)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||57.8% (Thornton)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||35 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|TAKEAWAYS||20 (Marner, Matthews)|
|TOI PER GAME||23:52 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:38 (Matthews)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||3:22 (Holl)|
MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES
|Frederik Andersen||– Tied for the NHL lead in wins (11).- Tied for seventh among NHL goaltenders in saves made (411).- Has a 14-1-2 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 18 career games against Edmonton.|
|Travis Boyd||– Averaging 2.58 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 18:40 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).|
|Jack Campbell||– Is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage this season.|
|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 50.6%.- Is 13th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:22).|
|Michael Hutchinson||– Has a .929 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 five goals and four assists in 11 career games against Edmonton.- Ranks sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).- Has seven points (3-4-7) in 11 games during the month of February.|
|Mitch Marner||– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (21)- Fifth 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 39.1% 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).- Tied for third among NHLers in points (18-13-31).- Averaging 21:54 in time on ice per game, which is tied for fifth among NHL forwards.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.7%).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (82).- Tied for the NHL lead in scoring during the month of February (12-9-21).|
|Ilya Mikheyev||– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:08).- Has an average of 16.1 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 (44:49). – Has started 36.4% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.|
|Jake Muzzin||– Tied for 19th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:13).- Tied for 16th 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 seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.73) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.8%, 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 52.9% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.26 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks third on the Maple Leafs.|
|Morgan Rielly||– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:52).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in points (2-14-16).- Has eight assists in eight games on the road this season.- Has nine points (1-8-9) in 11 games during the month of February.|
|Jason Spezza||– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.73) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 59.6% 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 16th in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Tied for the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (58.9%) among NHLers who have taken at least 300 faceoffs (304).- Has a goal and seven assists in eight games on the road this season.- Has four points (1-3-4) in four games against Edmonton in 2020-21.- 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 57.8%.- Has three goals and six assists in nine games this season.|
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Zach Bogosian||Two points from 200 NHL points|
|Travis Boyd||Two games from 100 career NHL games|
|Jake Muzzin||Two games from 600 career NHL games|
|Joe Thornton||Five assists from 1,100 career NHL assists|
|Justin Holl||100th NHL game (Feb. 20 at MTL)|
|Auston Matthews||300th NHL game (Feb. 20 at MTL)|
|Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)||Did not play on Feb. 22 vs. CGY.|
|Jack Campbell (Leg)||On injured reserve.|
|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: 55|
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021
Toronto: T. Liljegren (N. Robertson, T. Gaudet)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (18/26) L, K. Edmonds (3/3)
Stockton: E. Pettersen (1) (M. Pospisil, A. Petrovic), M. Simpson (1) (Z. Leslie, C. Beck), A. Ruzicka (3) (M. Phillips, C. Mackey), L. Philip (2) PP (D. Zavgorodniy, C. Lerby), Z. Ruzicka (4) (Unassisted), M. Simpson (2) (C. Zary, C. Beck), M. Pospisil (1) (Z. Leslie, E. Pettersen), M. Phillips (1) PP (A. Ruzicka, M. Pospisil)
Goaltender: D. Wolf (26/27)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Timothy Liljegren scored at 11:32 of the first period. This was Liljegren’s first goal of the season. He has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) through eight games.
- Nick Robertson had the primary assist on Liljegren’s first period goal. Robertson has three assists in his last two games. He leads the team and is tied for second in the league in assists (6).
- Tyler Gaudet recorded the secondary assist on Liljegren’s first period goal. Gaudet is tied for the league lead in points (4-5-9) through eight games. He has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in his four three games.
- Andrew D’Agostini stopped 18 of 26 shots he faced in 40:00 of action. D’Agostini is now 4-4-0-0 on the season with a .895 save percentage and a 3.04 goals against average. Kai Edmonds stopped all three shots he faced in relief of D’Agostini. This was his first professional game.
- Toronto went 2-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play.
- Stockton had a 29-27 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 4-4-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-2-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.
- The Marlies are 2-2-0-0 when trailing after the first period and 0-3-0-0 when trailing after the second period.
- Toronto is 2-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 0-2-0-0 in Friday games and are 4-4-0-0 in February.
- Goals: T. Gaudet (4)
- Assists: N. Robertson (6)
- Points: T. Gaudet (9)
- PPG: A. Brooks (2)
- Shots: K. Agostino (25)
- +/-: T. Gaudet (+8)
- PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
This was Stockton’s first four games. They got better with every game. We expected them to really push today and challenge us. You could tell our energy was flat. It’s been eight games in 12 or 13 days. There’s a lot of good positives to take from this trip as a whole. There’s a lot of exciting things to think about in terms of the group that we have and the people we have in the room. It’s just one of those games.
On the eight game road trip:
Looking at the trip as a whole, it’s been very positive. The team has really come together and challenged themselves to execute what they’ve been speaking on. It’s a good start to the season. There’s a lot of encouraging things. We’re excited to continue on Monday and there’s definitely a lot of good intel for us with these players to help them to develop and move forward as a group.
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*All times Eastern Standard Time
March 1 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 3 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 5 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
March 6 vs. Stockton – 3:00 p.m.
March 12 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.