CANUCKS 4, LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES

ORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (18-6-2 – 38 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (11-15-2 – 24 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1102
VANCOUVER1034

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • John Tavares put the Maple Leafs on the board at 15:56 of the first period. Tavares has five points (2-3-5) over his last three games. He has 13 points (3-10-13) in 13 games on the road this season. In 21 career games against the Canucks he has registered 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists). 
  • Jimmy Vesey scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 3:04 of the second period. Vesey has three goals over his last three games. He has registered five (3-2-5) of his seven points on the road this season.
  • Alex Kerfoot registered the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. Kerfoot has a goal and an assist in five games against the Canucks this season. Kerfoot has four goals and eight assists in 26 games this season.
  • Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. Holl’s assist is his first point against the Canucks this season. He has a goal and eight assists in 26 games played in 2020-21.
  • TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Brodie has registered three assists over his last five games played. He has recorded five of his eight assists on the road this season.
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Spezza has five points (1-4-5) over his last five games. He has four points (3-1-4) in five games against the Canucks this season. He has registered seven of his 11 assists on the road this season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO15 (15)11 (10)13 (12)39 (37)
VANCOUVER9 (7)14 (12)8 (6)31 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO26 (26)16 (14)31 (25)73 (65)
VANCOUVER15 (13)25 (22)16 (13)56 (48)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road9-3-1 (13 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver  64-64-22-3 (153 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-39-11-2 (78 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Nylander)
Faceoff Wins(Engvall, Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage58% (Matthews – 7 won, 5 lost)
Hits(Bogosian)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Tavares)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI25:05 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:45 (Marner, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:22 (Hyman)
Shifts28 (Brodie, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage69.0% (Hyman – 20 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first5-4-1
Tied after 16-3-0
Lead after 213-2-1
Do not score a power play goal4-5-0
Allow multiple power play goals2-2-0
Outshooting opponent7-4-1
Saturday4-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Travis Boyd, Jason Spezza and Jimmy Vesey started 12.5% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 25 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 65.8% (25 for, 13 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 67% (6 won, 3 lost) of his faceoffs against Vancouver centre Bo Horvat.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Sunday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Friday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, 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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