LEAFS AT CANUCKS: SATURDAY PREGAME NOTES

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

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (10-15-2 – 22 Points)

MARCH 6, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-63-22-3 (152 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-38-11-2 (77 Games)
2020-21:3-1-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (71), TJ Brodie (40), Jake Muzzin (36)
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):88 (1st)76 (8th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       59 (10th)91 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):25/79 [31.7%] (1st)16/87 [18.4%] (20th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):58/73 [79.5%] (15th)80/99 [80.8%] (13th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.8 (t-18th)31.1 (t-7th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.6 (6th)32.8 (30th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):999 (t-12th)1135 (2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):47.8% (25th)48.9% (21st)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.1% (11th)52.5% (8th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:64-63-22-3 (152 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-38-11-2 (77 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)
SHOTS94 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.7% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %53.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS41 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS42 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:35 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:59 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Second in the NHL in wins (12).- Tied for 11th 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 18:50 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 32nd among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:24) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.4% when the score is within one goal.- Ranks 29th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:59).- Tied for the lead among NHL defencemen in primary assists at 5-on-5 (5).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .934 save percentage and a 2.03 goals-against average through five 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 (2:05).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (68.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Hails from Vancouver, BC.- Has recorded a goal in four games against the Canucks this season.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).
Mitch Marner– Third among NHLers in assists (24)- 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 (22:28).- Has played 39.3% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (69.2%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (18).- Sixth among NHLers in points (18-13-31).- Averaging 21:50 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (50.7%).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (94).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:53).- Has an average of 17.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among NHLers who have played at least 45 minutes of shorthanded ice time (47:06).  – Has started 33.8% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 36th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (2:52).- Tied for 26th among NHL defencemen and ranks eighth among Maple Leafs in points (1-12-13). – Has started 45.1 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 (1.83) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.4%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 57.8% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.08 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 (23:47).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in points (3-16-19).- Has a goal and 10 assists in 12 games on the road this season.- Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (7).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.02) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 59.3% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the fourth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 100 defensive zone draws (108).
John Tavares– Has the fourth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.1%) among NHLers who have taken at least 350 faceoffs (369).- Has two goals and 10 assists in 12 games on the road this season.- Has 10 goals and 12 assists in 20 career games against Vancouver.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.1% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 53.4%.- 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 13 games this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Pierre EngvallPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevPoints (1-2-3) in three 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 4 at VAN.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 66
  

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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