MAPLE LEAFS-OILERS PREGAME NOTES

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)
2020-21:2-1-1
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

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

 TORONTOEDMONTON
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

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS21 (Marner)
POINTS31 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Matthews, Rielly)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS82 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.1% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS35 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS20 (Marner, Matthews)
HITS37 (Hyman)
TOI PER GAME23:52 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:38 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:22 (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

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UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Travis BoydTwo 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)
  

INJURY REPORT

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
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

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