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

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1416
EDMONTON0101

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.

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