JETS 5, LEAFS 2 QUOTES

SHELDON KEEFE

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: What made it harder to generate offence tonight versus the first couple of games in this series?

Sheldon Keefe: I thought we had a real time stringing together two passes tonight.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: What’s your sense of where Freddie Andersen’s game is at right now?

Sheldon Keefe: I didn’t think anybody had a good game for us tonight.

Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: Considering that Sheldon, are you going to look at lineup changes for tomorrow?

Sheldon Keefe:  We don’t have much flexibility at all to be able to make lineup changes within our roster with how it is. Not expecting many, no.

Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: Any chance Jack Campbell will be ready tomorrow?

Sheldon Keefe: I’m unsure, we’ll have to see. He wasn’t available today, that was the word I got. He remains day-to-day for us. 

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Can you talk about the three game series as a whole? They’re the first team to beat you in one of those sets. What challenges does Winnipeg present? Certainly, you’ve got them a few more times down the stretch.

Sheldon Keefe: Within the three games I think you saw different storylines and different parts of what was going on. They present unique challenges. I think, certainly, it’s as deep or the deepest forward group that we’ve seen in the division and they’ve got game breakers. You make mistakes, they make you pay for them. I don’t think in the first two games we made many mistakes, but when we did they capitalized. Obviously, goaltending was a strength of their games in the first two. Today we just didn’t have a good game. We weren’t sharp mentally, weren’t sharp physically, couldn’t get our game going. Credit to them and how they play. They forecheck hard, they had good sticks on puck and made it difficult on us, for sure, and again, they made good on their chances. We just weren’t even close tonight with how we played.  

FREDERIK ANDERSEN

Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: The Jets controlled the play more tonight than in the previous two games. What did you see them do differently tonight?

Frederik Andersen: That’s a good question. I didn’t really focus on what they were doing. I was trying to be in the moment and trying to play my game and obviously try to stop the puck. That’s not really something I focus on during the game. I just try to see whatever comes at me I’ll try to focus on that.

Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: How do you feel you played tonight?

Frederik Andersen: Not good enough to win. I think there were some good parts. The third goal I’d like back. I thought he was going to go upstairs with it and obviously he snuck it under me. That one hurt us but besides that, I think there were some good things but, like I said, not good enough to win.

JAKE MUZZIN 

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: This series obviously was a good showdown against two very good teams. They’re the first team to beat you in a three game set. How do you feel about the entire series, how it went? Obviously, you’ve got these guys five or six more times this year.

Jake Muzzin: It obviously didn’t go the way we wanted. There are some areas in our game that we have to improve on and I think that would help in a segment like this with a hard checking team like that. We’ve got to be cleaner in our zone in breakouts. We spent too time in our zone and you’re fatigued and not able to get through the neutral zone as easily or as efficient as usual and we’re tired. Then our offensive game, it’s not as crisp or sharp. There’s areas to improve on.

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: You’re not known for shorthanded goals, obviously. How did that one feel?

Jake Muzzin: It was nice to get one. Just saw an opportunity to get in the play and Mitch made a nice pass and found a way in the net. Nice to get one. 

MORGAN RIELLY

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: They’re the first team to beat you in a three-game set. What challenge did they present to you as far as chasing you down in the second half and you play them four or five more times?

Morgan Rielly: I think it’s more than that. I think we have them a bunch more times. I think it was bound to happen. We’ve been happy with how we’ve handled these extra game sets and we’ve managed to do all right. This one didn’t go our way and we’re obviously very aware of the standings. Where we are, where they are, we were aware of that going in. It’ll be interesting down the stretch. Like you said, we play them a bunch more times so it’s important that we enter those games prepared. We draw from these games, learn from them. Move forward and just get better.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: What made it harder to generate offensive chances tonight?

Morgan Rielly: I think they did a good job. I don’t think they changed a lot. It was on us. I think the way that we managed the puck has to be better. I think as a D-corp, I don’t think it was our best game in terms of breaking out and creating flow that way. I think as a group we have to take responsibility a little bit for that. We just weren’t able to find our game and it was too little, too late. There was a stretch halfway through the game obviously where we got two goals, that’s important but it’s not enough.

JOHN TAVARES

Q. Mark Zwolinski, Toronto Star: Not the result you wanted. 21 shots on the board which is a little lower than you might expect from this team. Was it just tougher to get offence going tonight?

John Tavares: We just didn’t really seem to find our game consistently and generate momentum line after line or shift after shift. It wasn’t our best execution I don’t think. I don’t think we made it hard enough on their goalie and, saying that, we had a great opportunity going into the third. We’ve got to find a way to come on the right side of it and make the plays needed and obviously defend better than we did.

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: A key three-game series, a lot of hockey left to play but how do you feel about matching up against Winnipeg over the course of this three-game series?

John Tavares: Well, results-wise obviously we came on the wrong end of it. First two games we generated a lot more than we did tonight. They’re a dangerous team, they’ve got a lot of depth. One of the best forward groups in the NHL. We played against some good goaltending. I don’t think today we tested their goalie enough and just didn’t end up on the right side of it. Not much time to really think about it. We’ve got to move forward and bounce back tomorrow.

MAPLE LEAFS-SENATORS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-8-2 – 40 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (9-20-1 – 19 Points)

MARCH 14, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE (OTTAWA, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:59-54-3-12 (128 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
2020-21:3-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (60), John Tavares (39), Zach Bogosian (30), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (19), Joe Thornton (19), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (34), Mitch Marner (16), John Tavares (15)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (53), Auston Matthews (32), Mitch Marner (24), John Tavares (24)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):99 (2nd)77 (t-18th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       75 (12th)121 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/86 [30.2%] (2nd)15/100 [15.0%] (26th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):63/83 [75.9%] (21st)73/99 [73.7%] (26th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.4 (12th)31.4 (t-5th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.6 (7th)32.0 (t-28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1213 (8th)1360 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.2% (t-16th)49.6% (t-14th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.2% (t-7th)48.0% (24th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:59-54-3-12 (128 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Jan. 16, 2021 (Toronto 3, Ottawa 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS27 (Marner)
POINTS38 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs28 (Bogosian)
SHOTS110 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.3% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS44 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS26 (Marner, Matthews)
HITS46 (Bogosian, Holl, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:52 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:20 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for fourth in the NHL in wins (13).- Seventh among NHL goaltenders in saves made (534).- Tied for 12th among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 15 games (21) in even-strength save percentage (.917).
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.51 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 19:06 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.9%) at even strength among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in multiple games.- Tied for third among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-10-10).
Jack Campbell– Is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.
Justin Holl– Tied for 15th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:32) with a shot attempt percentage of 53.1% when the score is within one goal.- Ranks 39th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:50).- Tied for sixth 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. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:02).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (64.7%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for third among Maple Leafs forwards in on-ice goals for percentage (63.6%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.0).- Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.90) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (27).- Fourth among NHLers in points (11-27-38).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (11).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Has played 39.6% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the fifth highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (21).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (7).- Sixth among NHLers in points (21-14-35).- Averaging 21:58 in time on ice per game, which is fifth among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.0%).- Tied for third in the NHL in shots on goal (110).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:48).- Has an average of 16.1 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is sixth among NHLers who have played at least 50 minutes of shorthanded ice time (52:01).  – Has started 36.1% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (8).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen and tied for fifth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-11-12). – Has started 48.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Scored his first career shorthanded goal on March 13 vs. Winnipeg.
William Nylander– Second among Maple Leafs in goals (12).- Tied for 15th among NHLers in even-strength goals (9).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.87) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.9%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 63.6% at 5-on-5, which is tied for the fourth highest mark among Toronto skaters.
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:52).- Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in points (3-19-22).- Has a goal and 10 assists in 13 games on the road this season.- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (8).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.90) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.5% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 125 defensive zone draws (131).
John Tavares– Tied for 27th among NHLers in assists (16).- Has the third highest faceoff win percentage (59.3%) among NHLers who have taken at least 425 faceoffs (435).- Has three goals and 10 assists in 13 games on the road this season.- Has two goals and two assists in five games against Ottawa in 2020-21.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 66.6% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for first among Toronto skaters.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games at 56.5%.- Averaging 2.16 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
William NylanderTwo goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Kenny AgostinoFirst game as a Maple Leaf (March 11 vs. WPG)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Lower Body)Did not play on March 13 vs. WPG.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 74
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

March 12Acquired goaltender Veini Vehviläinen from Columbus in exchange for defenceman Mikko Lehtonen.
  

JETS 5, LEAFS 2 NOTES

WINNIPEG JETS (17-8-2 – 36 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-8-2 – 40 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021

 123OTFINAL
WINNIPEG0235
TORONTO0202

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jake Muzzin put the Maple Leafs on the board with a shorthanded goal at 5:03 of the second period. Muzzin’s goal is the Maple Leafs’ first shorthanded goal of the season and the first shorthanded goal of his career. He has two goals and 12 assists in 27 games played this season.
  • William Nylander scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 7:12 of the second period. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. He has 16 points (7-9-16) in 16 games on home ice this season. He has registered four points (2-2-4) in four games against the Jets in 2020-21.
  • Mitch Marner recorded the lone assist on Muzzin’s shorthanded goal. Marner has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. He has registered 22 points (7-15-22) in 16 games on home ice this season. He has five career shorthanded points (1-4-5). 
  • Joe Thornton registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Thornton has recorded seven points (2-5-7) in nine games on home ice this season. He has 12 points (3-9-12) in 17 games played in 2020-21. Thornton is playing in his 1,653rd career NHL game, which moves him past Mark Recchi for sole possession of sixth on the NHL’s all-time games played register.
  • Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Holl has two assists over his last four games played. He has registered six of his nine assists on home ice this season. In four games against the Jets in 2020-21, he has recorded three assists.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
WINNIPEG7 (7)13 (9)12 (8)32 (24)
TORONTO7 (4)9 (6)5 (5)21 (15)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
WINNIPEG18 (18)18 (13)19 (13)55 (44)
TORONTO15 (9)17 (12)12 (11)44 (32)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home10-5-1 (16 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg  36-21-1-9 (67 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg 19-11-1-4 (35 Games) 

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Muzzin)
Shot Attempts(Nylander)
Faceoff Wins11 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Marner, Nylander, Thornton)
Hits(Bogosian)
Blocked Shots(Rielly)
Takeaways(Marner, Rielly)
TOI23:26 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI3:18 (Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI2:57 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage62.5% (Kerfoot – 10 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first6-5-1
Tied after 16-4-0
Tied after 25-1-1
Do not score a power play goal5-6-0
Allow multiple power play goals2-2-0
Outshot by opponent10-3-1
Saturday4-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Zach HymanMitch Marner and Auston Matthews started 30% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 16 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Brodie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 48.5% (16 for, 17 against).
  • John Tavares won 78% (7 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Saturday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. vs. Edmonton Oilers (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.