MAPLE LEAFS-CANUCKS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (18-4-2 – 38 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (9-15-2 – 20 Points)

MARCH 4, 2021 ▪ 10:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-62-22-3 (151 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-37-11-2 (76 Games)
2020-21:3-0-0
LAST FIVE:5-0-0
LAST 10:7-1-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), TJ Brodie (39), Jake Muzzin (35)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), Auston Matthews (10), John Tavares (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), John Tavares (12), TJ Brodie (12)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (22), Mitch Marner (13), Auston Matthews (13)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (28), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):87 (1st)73 (t-5th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       56 (10th)90 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):25/77 [32.5%] (2nd)15/86 [17.4%] (23rd)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):58/72 [80.6%] (t-11th)78/97 [80.4%] (t-13th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.7 (19th)31.2 (8th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.6 (6th)32.8 (30th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):957 (11th)1089 (2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):47.8% (25th)48.8% (21st)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.4% (t-8th)52.4% (t-8th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:64-62-22-3 (151 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-37-11-2 (76 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Dec. 10, 2019 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS24 (Marner)
POINTS34 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS12 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Bogosian, Simmonds)
SHOTS89 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.7% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS40 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS23 (Marner)
HITS41 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:41 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:37 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:06 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Second in the NHL in wins (12).- Tied for 10th among NHL goaltenders in saves made (437).- Has a 13-2-5 record with a 1.57 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage in 20 career games against Vancouver.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.86 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fourth 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 (0-7-7).
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 21st among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:19) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.2% when the score is within one goal.- Ranks 22nd in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:06).- Tied for the lead among NHL defencemen in primary assists at 5-on-5 (5).
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 (2:09).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (71.4%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Hails from Vancouver, BC.- Has recorded a goal in three games against the Canucks this season.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.0).
Mitch Marner– Third among NHLers in assists (24)- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (10-24-34).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (10).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:26).- Has played 39.2% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (72.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (18).- Tied for fifth among NHLers in points (18-13-31).- Averaging 21:45 in time on ice per game, which is fifth among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (50.9%).- Tied for third in the NHL in shots on goal (89).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:56).- Has an average of 16.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fifth among NHLers who have played at least 45 minutes of shorthanded ice time (46:34).  – Has started 35.6% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 32nd among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (2:57).- Tied for 22nd among NHL defencemen and ranks eighth among Maple Leafs in points (1-12-13). – Has started 45.7 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 (1.92) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 57.8% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.17 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Hails from Vancouver, BC.- Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:41).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in points (3-16-19).- Has a goal and 10 assists in 11 games on the road this season.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (7).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.21) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 58.9% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the fifth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 100 defensive zone draws (107).
John Tavares– Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 350 faceoffs (355).- Has two goals and 10 assists in 11 games on the road this season.- Has a goal and an assists in three games against Vancouver 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 54.4%.- Averaging 2.61 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.- Has three goals and eight assists in 12 games this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanGoals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (5) and points (5-1-6) in four consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
William NylanderFour goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonThree 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

Jack Campbell (Lower Body)Did not play on March 3 at EDM.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 64
  

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.
  

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MARLIES 4, MOOSE 2

MANITOBA MOOSE (4-6-0-0 – 8 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (6-4-0-0 – 12 Points)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Manitoba: H. Shaw (1) (N. Todd, D. Chisolm), C. Suess (1) (J. Oligny)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (21/24)

Toronto: J. Brazeau (2) PP (T. Gaudet, M. Hollowell), T. Gaudet (5) (M. Hollowell, A. Brooks), K. Kossila (1) PP (A. Galchenyuk, C. Rosen), C. Rosen (4) EN, SH (A. Brooks)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (21/24)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Justin Brazeau scored on the power play at 16:48 of the first period. This is his second power play goal of the season.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored at 19:10 of the first period and earlier recorded the primary assist on Brazeau’s power play goal. Gaudet is tied for the league lead in points (5-7-12) through nine games. He has nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) in his last six games.
  • Kalle Kossila scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 8:53 of the second period. Kossila has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in his first two games with Toronto this season.
  • Calle Rosen scored the empty net goal at 19:06 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Kossila’s second period goal. Rosen is tied for the lead amongst defencemen in goals (4).
  • Mac Hollowell picked up the secondary assist on Brazeau’s power play goal and the primary assist on Gaudet’s goal, both in the first period. Hollowell has two assists through 10 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks recorded the secondary assist on Gaudet’s first period goal and the lone assist on Rosen’s empty net goal in the third period. Brooks has 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in nine games this season. He is tied for third overall in points (10).
  • Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Kossila’s second period goal. He has two assists through two games this season.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 6-4-0-0 on the season with a .901 save percentage and a  2.82 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-4 on the power play. Toronto has not allowed goal in their last 10 penalty kills and recorded three power play goals in their last two games.
  • Manitoba had a 33-25 edge in shots in all situations. Kalle Kossila led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 6-4-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 4-2-0-0 against the Manitoba Moose.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 4-0-0-0 when leading after the first period and 5-0-0-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 3-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 1-1-0-0 in Wednesday games and are 2-0-0-0 in March.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet (5)
  • Assists: A. Brooks, T. Gaudet,N. Robertson (7)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (12)
  • PPG: J. Brazeau,A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: C. Rosen (26)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+10)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
We were definitely happy with special teams. They stepped up in a big way, especially penalty kill. They killed some huge minutes tonight. Five-on-five wasn’t nearly where it needed to be. We didn’t manage the game well, we didn’t manage the score well, we didn’t manage the clock well. Immature turnovers at the bluelines. It’s interesting, the group knows what they need to be doing and they’re not executing yet in some of those items. We’re going to continue to have a sharp message and continue to hear from them until things are executed correctly 5-on-5.

On where the team needs to take the next step:
We’re pretty happy with the execution of our systems and the efforts there, guys are working. Some of it is just the decision-making right now throughout the game. There’s definitely areas in our system that we can work on and we will tomorrow. But for the most part right now, it’s just decision making around the rink.

On special teams:
We have guys who are willing to stick to the game plan for special teams. They’re executing at a high level, willingness to block shots and be in lanes. They’re working as a group of four out there. Rob’s done a good job of getting them organized and prepared for each game. It’s good to see guys that are willing to sacrifice and put in the effort in that area.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

No recent transactions

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 5 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
March 6 vs. Stockton – 3:00 p.m.
March 12 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.
March 14 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
March 19 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.

MAPLE LEAFS 6, OILERS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (18-4-2 – 38 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-11-0 – 28 Points)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jimmy Vesey put the Maple Leafs on the board with a goal at 9:03 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 2:57 of the second period. Tonight’s game is Vesey’s first multi-goal and multi-point game of the season. He has four goals and two assists this season.
  • John Tavares scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game on the power play at 4:44 of the second period and later registered the primary assist on William Nylander’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ sixth multi-point performance of the season. He has 12 points (2-10-12) in 11 games on the road this season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night at 7:02 of the second period. Mikheyev has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded five (2-3-5) of his seven points on the road this season. He has three points (1-2-3) in seven games against Edmonton this season.
  • William Nylander scored the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the game at 18:22 of the second period. Nylander has goals (5) and points (5-1-6) in four consecutive games. He has nine points (5-4-9) in seven games against the Oilers this season.
  • Zach Hyman recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal and later scored the sixth Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 10:33 of the third period. Hyman has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his third multi-point game of the season. He has scored six of his seven goals on the road this season. In seven games against Edmonton, Hyman has registered six points (4-2-6).
  • Travis Boyd registered the primary assist on Vesey’s first period goal and later added the secondary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Boyd’s second multi-assist and second multi-point game of the season. His two assists tie his single-game career-high for assists (4x) and points (5x).
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Vesey’s first period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Vesey’s second period goal before adding the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Tonight’s game is Spezza’s first multi-assist and third multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (2-5-7) in seven games against the Oilers this season and eight points (2-6-8) in 10 road games in 2020-21.
  • Joe Thornton recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Thornton has six points (1-5-6) over his last five games played. He has five points (1-4-5) in six games on the road this season. In four games against Edmonton in 2020-21 he has recorded a pair of assists.
  • Mitch Marner picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Marner has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. He has registered eight points (2-6-8) in seven games against Edmonton this season. In 11 road games, Marner has recorded 16 points (4-12-16).
  • Pierre Engvall had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Engvall has registered a pair of assists over his last three games. All three of his assists this season have come on the road. He has a pair of assists in five games against the Oilers this season.
  • Morgan Rielly picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Rielly has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has registered 11 points (1-10-11) in 11 games on the road this season.
  • TJ Brodie picked up the secondary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Brodie has a pair of assists over his last three games played. He has registered five of his seven assists against Edmonton in 2020-21.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 26 shots to earn his 12th win of the season.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO10 (10)11 (7)11 (3)32 (20)
EDMONTON9 (9)9 (8)9 (7)27 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO19 (19)19 (9)17 (7)60 (35)
EDMONTON15 (15)23 (22)22 (20)55 (57)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road9-1-1 (11 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  57-44-8-2 (111 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road27-25-6-2 (60 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts10 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Six players tied)
Blocked Shots(Holl)
Takeaways(Brodie)
TOI21:31 (Holl)
Power Play TOI3:24 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOIN/A
Shifts25 (Holl, Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage58.3% (Nylander – 7 for, 5 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first13-2-1
Lead after 110-1-1
Lead after 213-1-1
Score multiple power play goals6-1-0
Do not allow a power play goal11-1-1
Outshooting opponent7-2-1
Wednesday5-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs did not kill a penalty and were 2-for-5 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre EngvallZach Hyman and Ilya Mikheyev started 16.7% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Justin Holl and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 14 shot attempts for at 5-on-5.
  • Jason Spezza won 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs and 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • John Tavares was 5-for-7 (71%) on defensive zone faceoffs tonight and was 4-for-4 (100%) on offensive zone faceoffs. He won 80% (4 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs against Edmonton centre Connor McDavid.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, March 4, 10:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 11 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.