LEAFS-OILERS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (17-4-2 – 36 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-10-0 – 28 Points)

MARCH 3, 2021 ▪ 8:00 PM EST

ROGERS PLACE (EDMONTON, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:56-44-8-2 (108 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-25-6-2 (57 Games)
2020-21:4-1-1
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), TJ Brodie (45), Jake Muzzin (37)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (59), Jason Spezza (19), TJ Brodie (18)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (70), Jason Spezza (30), John Tavares (24)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (33), Joe Thornton (28), Wayne Simmonds, (24)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):81 (1st)79 (2nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       55 (t-10th)72 (t-26th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):22/68 [31.9%] (2nd)22/81 [25.9%] (9th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):54/68 [80.6%] (11th)55/71 [77.3%] (19th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.6 (19th)30.8 (11th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.7 (6th)32.0 (t-27th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):922 (12th)1020 (4th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):48.9% (24th)48.5% (t-22nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.1% (10th)50.4% (13th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:56-44-8-2 (110 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-25-6-2 (59 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:March 1, 2021 (Toronto 3, Edmonton 0)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS23 (Marner)
POINTS33 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS11 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Bogosian, Simmonds)
SHOTS82 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.7% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS18 (Matthews)
TAKEAWAYS23 (Marner)
HITS33 (Marner)
TOI PER GAME11 (Marner)
PP TOI PER GAMEN/A
SH TOI PER GAME22 (Bogosian, Simmonds)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Second in the NHL in wins (11).- Tied for 12th 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 2.22 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 18:47 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-6-6).
Jack Campbell– Is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.- Earned his first shutout of the season and the third of his career on February 27 at Edmonton.
Justin Holl– Ranks 19th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:11) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.6% when the score is within one goal.- Ranks 17th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:14).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .943 save percentage and a 1.77 goals-against average through four starts this season. – Earned his first shutout of the season and sixth of his career on March 1 at Edmonton.
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:15).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (70.3%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Has five goals and four assists in 13 career games against Edmonton.- Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (23)- Fourth among NHLers in points (10-23-33).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (10).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:35).- Has played 39.2% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (75.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (18).- Fifth among NHLers in points (18-13-31).- Averaging 21:54 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.7%).- Tied for third in the NHL in shots on goal (82).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:01).- Has an average of 16.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks third among NHLers who have played at least 45 minutes of shorthanded ice time (46:34).  – Has started 36.6% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 24th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:05).- Tied for 20th among NHL defencemen and ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in points (1-12-13). – Has started 46.8 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 (1.80) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.7%, which is tied for the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 55.5% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.25 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Sixth among NHL defencemen in points (3-15-18).- Has a goal and nine assists in 10 games on the road this season.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.74) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 58.3% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the fifth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 100 defensive zone draws (103).
John Tavares– Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (58.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 325 faceoffs (322).- Has a goal and nine assists in 10 games on the road this season.- Has six points (1-5-6) in six games against Edmonton in 2020-21.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 56.2%.- Has three goals and seven assists in 11 games this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (4) and points (4-1-5) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
William NylanderFive goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonFour assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Travis Boyd100th NHL game (March 1 at EDM)
Jake Muzzin600th NHL game (March 1 at EDM)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 1 at EDM
Jack Campbell (Lower Body)Did not play on March 1 at EDM.
Auston Matthews (Hand)Did not play on March 1 at EDM.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 62
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 27Reassigned forward Kenny Agostino and defenceman Timothy Liljegren to the taxi squad.
Loaned forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenceman Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies.
  

Phillies will be allowed to bank some citizens

Phillies to host fans in limited capacity for start of 2021 season at Citizens Bank Park

With new safety protocols introduced, fans are invited back to the ballpark experience; Tickets go on sale for the first 19 games on March 12 online at Phillies.com

The Phillies are getting ready to safely welcome a limited number of fans back to baseball for the first 19 regular season home games at Citizens Bank Park, which includes series against the Atlanta Braves (April 1, 3 & 4), New York Mets (April 5-7; April 30-May 2), St. Louis Cardinals (April 16-18), San Francisco Giants (April 19-21) and Milwaukee Brewers (May 3-6). 

This “soft opening” of Phillies baseball is in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as dependent on a continuation of declining COVID-19 cases in the region. The well-being and safety of fans, players and staff will continue to be the absolute priority.  

The limited return of fans also includes the addition of extensive health and safety protocols for all Phillies home games, with operational specifics to be announced prior to Opening Day. Among the protocols: 

  • With capacity limits for outdoor events currently capped at 20%, 8,800 fans will be permitted at each Phillies home game.   
  • To allow for socially distant seating, fans will be seated in pods of two, three or four people, with limited pods available for five to six people.  
  • All attendees age two years and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times on ballpark property, other than when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seats.   
  • All areas of the ballpark accessed by fans will be cleaned and disinfected before, during and after each game by a newly created “Clean Team” utilizing processes and products approved by the CDC and EPA specifically for use against COVID-19. Hand sanitizing stations will also be widely available.    

“We have been diligently working with our city and state officials to finalize health and safety protocols at Citizens Bank Park. With these important measures now in place, we are excited to safely welcome a limited number of our fans back to the ballpark experience,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “The unmatched energy our fans bring to the game has undoubtedly been missed, and we can’t wait to hear their cheers once again come Opening Day.” 

The opportunity to attend the Phillies first 19 regular season home games at Citizens Bank Park will be offered initially to season ticket holders. The public will also have the chance to purchase tickets beginning on Friday, March 12, available online only at Phillies.com. All tickets will be mobile. 

Tickets for the remaining 62 regular season home games will go on sale in early April. The amount of tickets sold for these games may increase or decrease as health conditions evolve. The Phillies will continue to consult with, and take direction from, local and state officials throughout the season. 

Fans are encouraged to visit Phillies.com or follow @phillies on social media for news and updates, including ticket availability for future games.I

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