CALGARY-TORONTO PREGAME NOTES

CALGARY FLAMES (15-13-3 – 33 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-10-2 – 40 Points)

MARCH 20, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-62-12-5 (143 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:37-21-7-3 (68 Games)
2020-21:3-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:5-4-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (67), Jake Muzzin (34), Jason Spezza (32)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (8), Wayne Simmonds (7)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (16), Morgan Rielly (9), Wayne Simmonds (9)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (19), Jake Muzzin (19)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (33), Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):105 (t-2nd)86 (18th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       83 (t-13th)94 (19th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/90 [28.9%] (t-3rd)23/110 [20.9%] (15th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):67/89 [75.3%] (22nd)80/101 [79.2%] (14th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.5 (t-11th)29.5 (t-19th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.3 (t-7th)30.1 (17th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1318 (8th)1293 (12th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.9% (t-13th)51.0% (11th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.1% (8th)49.6% (19th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:64-62-12-5 (143 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:37-21-7-3 (68 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-41-5-2 (75 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 24, 2021 (Toronto 2, Calgary 1 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS28 (Marner)
POINTS40 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS115 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.9% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS45 (Brodie, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS28 (Matthews)
HITS51 (Holl)
TOI PER GAME24:06 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:22 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:48 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for fourth in the NHL in wins (13).- Ninth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (574).- Is 9-3-2 in 16 career games against Calgary with a 2.58 goals-against average and a .910.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.40 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 19:07 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.0%) at even strength among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in multiple games.- Appeared in 634 games for Calgary from 2010-20.
Jack Campbell– Is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.- Has a 3-2-0 record with a 1.94 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in six career games against Calgary.
Justin Holl– Tied for 15th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:23) with a shot attempt percentage of 53.8% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 36th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:48).- Tied for 21st among NHL right handed defencemen in takeaways (10).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .922 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average through six starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:03).- Has the third highest on-ice goals for percentage (63.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (10).
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks first among Maple Leafs forwards in on-ice goals for percentage (65.2%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.8).- Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.94) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has recorded nine (3-6-9) of his 14 points on home ice this season.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (28).- Fourth among NHLers in points (12-28-40).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (12).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:41).- Tied for eighth among NHLers in takeaways (26).- Has the third highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.0%) 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 (21-15-36).- Averaging 22:04 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.2%).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (115).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:44).- Has an average of 16.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the sixth most among NHLers who have played at least 50 minutes of shorthanded ice time (53:56).  – Has started 36.0% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs who have appeared in multiple games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (8).- Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen and tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-11-12). – Has started 49.0 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– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (12).- Tied for 20th among NHLers in even-strength goals (9).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.74) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.5%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5, which is tied for the fourth highest mark among Toronto forwards.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (24:06).- Ranks seventh among NHL defencemen in points (3-21-24).- Has six assists in five games against the Flames this season.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.94) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 57.0% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 125 defensive zone draws (142).
John Tavares– Has the fourth highest faceoff win percentage (58.9%) among NHLers who have taken at least 450 faceoffs (470).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for fourth among Toronto forwards.- Averages 12.99 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 20 games.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games at 57.2%.- Averaging 1.96 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerPoints (2-4-6) in five consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyAssist (2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points.
Mitch MarnerFive goals from 100 NHL goals.
William NylanderTwo goals from 100 NHL goals.
John TavaresFive points from 800 NHL points.
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists.
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Alex GalchenyukFirst game as a Maple Leaf (March 19 vs. CGY)
  

INJURY REPORT

None 
 Man Games Lost: 76
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

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

BELLEVILLE 3, MARLIES 2

BELLEVILLE SENATORS (3-8-0-0 – 6 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (7-7-0-1 – 15 Points)

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021

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TORONTO0112
BELLEVILLE1203

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: K. Agostino (3) (J. Anderson, A. Brooks), J. McKenna (1) (K. Agostino, K. Kossila)
Goaltender: J. Woll (29/32)

Belleville: M. Peca (1) (J. Dougherty, V. Abramov), A. Formenton (4) PP (E. Brannstrom, K. Mandolese), C. Goloubef (3) (C. Cassels, J. LaBate)
Goaltender: K. Mandolese (43/45) 

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Kenny Agostino put the Marlies on the board at 3:00 of the second period and later added the primary assist on McKenna’s third period goal. He had seven shots on net. Agostino has nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) in nine games with the Marlies.
  • Jeremy McKenna scored at 1:23 of the third period. This was his first professional goal. He has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in eight games this season with the Marlies.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on Agostin’s second period goal. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. He has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) in 15 games with the Marlies.
  • Adam Brooks registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. Brooks has 13 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in 15 games.
  • Kalle Kossila had the secondary assist on McKenna’s third period goal. Kossila has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in nine games with the Marlies.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 29 of 32 shots he faced. He is now 1-1-0-0 on the season with a 3.04 goals against average and 0.909 save percentage.

ON THE ROAD

  • Toronto’s road record is 4-5-0-1 (9 PTS). Toronto’s longest road point streak has reached four points on two occasions this season (02/15 to 02/16, 02/21 to 02/23).
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 33-32. Toronto has scored the most goals on the road in the league.
  • Joey Anderson and Tyler Gaudet lead the Marlies in goals (4). Gaudet also leads the team in points (10) and is tied for the lead in assists (6) with Kenny Agostino and Adam Brooks.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-9 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 45-32 edge in shots in all situations. Calle Rosen led the Marlies with nine shots on goal. This is the second time this season Toronto has recorded 45 shots on goal (Feb. 18 at MAN).
  • The Marlies are 7-7-0-1 against Canadian Division opponents and 0-1-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 2-3-0-1 when trailing after the first period and 0-6-0-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 3-5-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 1-4-0-0 in Friday games and are 3-3-0-1 in March.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: J. Anderson, T. Gaudet, T. Kivihalme (5)
  • Assists: A. Brooks,T. Gaudet (8)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (13)
  • PPG: J. Brazeau,A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: J. Anderson (32)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+14)
  • PIMS: C. Rosen (37)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the team needing more urgency to start the game:
We lacked a bit of urgency to start. It’s now two starts in a row over the last two games where we’ve probably eased our way in. Hopefully the group can respond and come out with a little more urgency to start. Again, we needed to be resilient and find our way back into the game. It’s one of those games that’s really tough with all the special teams, the flow. There’s a lot of guys sitting there for long periods of time that aren’t necessarily on the power play. Difficult game but there’s definitely needing to be a stronger start for us.

On opportunities on the power play:
There was lots of great stuff. We felt as a staff that we generated a lot of good looks. Their goalie was really patient. He made a lot of good spots but it’s not as if we got through nine power plays and didn’t generate anything. There was definitely a lot of good things created. We were just trying to get them to not get frustrated and keep attacking. It’s one of those nights where we don’t generate as much as we’d like. Now we did get the one goal that was technically off our power play, the guy just came out of the box. We still had the advantage, it just doesn’t show up on the scoresheet. Overall the guys should feel good about the step they took on the power play tonight.

On Jeremy McKenna:
He’s been unbelievable. Team guy. The decisions he’s been making around the rink. His puck play and how smart he is. He’s a really good hockey play. You can tell on the bench. He’s rooting for his teammates. He’s bought in 100 per cent. It’s good to see him get rewarded tonight. I’m sure he will remember it. It’s exciting. I’m sure it’s the first of many.

JEREMY McKENNA (FIRST PROFESSIONAL GOAL)

On his first professional goal:
It felt so good. It’s been a long road to get here. I was just sitting on the bench, thinking of all the people who’ve helped you to get here. I’m so happy. It’s for my family and for everybody back in PEI. We were working it down low and just trying to get it to the net. Chipped it back in and it went in off the post. I was so happy and it’s a great feeling.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Mar. 18             Kai Edmonds (G) – Released from ATO
                        Nic Petan (LW) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Mar. 17             Kenny Agostino (LW) 
– Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Alexander Barabanov (F) 
–Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Mar. 16             Alex Galchenyuk (C) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Timothy Liljegren (D) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Calle Rosen (D) 
– Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 20 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
March 24 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
March 29 vs. Stockton – 2:00 p.m.
March 31 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
April 3 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.

Golden Knights win 5th straight, end 1st half in 1st place — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Max Pacioretty scored two goals and William Karlsson and William Carrier each had one as the Golden Knights wrapped up the first half of their season with a win at Los Angeles.

Golden Knights win 5th straight, end 1st half in 1st place — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Three takeaways from the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies, including Andrew Wiggins’ recent surge — Chico Enterprise-Record

Three takeaways from the Warriors’ 116-103 win over the Memphis Grizzlies (18-20) Friday night. Without Stephen Curry, Golden State improved to 22-20 and have now won three of their last four:

Three takeaways from the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies, including Andrew Wiggins’ recent surge — Chico Enterprise-Record

FLAMES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 POSTGAME NOTES

CALGARY FLAMES (15-13-3 – 33 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-9-2 – 40 Points)

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021

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CALGARY3104
TORONTO2103

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 12:47 of the first period. Spezza has a goal and an assist in four games against Calgary this season. He has recorded four of his six goals on home ice this season. He has five points (1-4-5) in nine games during the month of March.
  • Alex Kerfoot scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 19:35 of the first period. Kerfoot has a goal and an assist over his last four games played. He has recorded nine points (3-6-9) in 17 games on home ice.
  • Mitch Marner scored the third Toronto goal of the night at 3:48 of the second period. Marner has points (2-4-6) in five consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) in four games against the Flames this season. He has 23 points (8-15-23) in 17 games on home ice this season.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Spezza’s first period goal. Rielly has assists (2) in two consecutive games. In five games against the Flames this season, he has recorded six assists. He has eight points (1-7-8) in nine games during the month of March.
  • Wayne Simmonds had the secondary assist on Spezza’s first period goal. Simmonds’ assist is his first of the season. Tonight’s game is Simmonds’ first appearance since February 6 vs. Vancouver. Prior to his injury he had recorded five goals in 12 games played. 
  • Zach Bogosian registered the primary assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal. Bogosian has three assists in 30 games played this season.
  • Travis Dermott picked up the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal. Dermott has a goal and an assist in 27 games played in 2020-21. 
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 14 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CALGARY7 (5)9 (6)2 (2)18 (13)
TORONTO12 (11)7 (6)8 (4)27 (21)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CALGARY13 (10)17 (14)6 (4)36 (28)
TORONTO25 (24)20 (15)25 (13)70 (52)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record on the Road10-6-1 (17 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Calgary  64-62-12-5 (143 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Calgary at Home 37-21-7-3 (68 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts10 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Spezza, Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Simmonds)
Blocked Shots(Matthews)
Takeaways(Muzzin)
TOI26:14 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI5:12 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI2:47 (Muzzin)
Shifts27 (Muzzin, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage85.7% (Thornton – 18 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first6-7-1
Trail after 13-4-1
Trail after 21-7-0
Do not score a power play goal5-8-0
Allow 1 power play goal5-6-1
Outshooting opponent8-7-1
Friday1-2-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Alex Galchenyuk skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 23 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Muzzin finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 79.3% (23 for, 6 against).
  • Jason Spezza was 5-for-5 (100%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Monday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. vs. Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at 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.