LEAFS 3, SENATORS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (21-10-2 – 44 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (12-20-4 – 28 Points)

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO01113
OTTAWA10102

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Ilya Mikheyev put the Maple Leafs on the board at 14:40 of the second period. Mikheyev has 10 points (5-5-10) in 33 games this season. He has recorded seven (3-4-7) of his 10 points on the road in 2020-21. In seven games against the Senators this season, Mikheyev has registered two goals and an assist.
  • Jason Spezza scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 10:41 of the third period. Spezza has goals (3) in three consecutive games. He has a goal and two assists in seven games against Ottawa this season. He has registered seven points (3-4-7) in 11 games during the month of March. With the goal, Spezza moved into a tie with Kirk Muller for 101st on the NHL’s all-time point register (959 points).
  • Justin Holl scored the overtime winning goal at 4:42 of the extra frame. The goal is Holl’s first career overtime winner and second career game-winning goal. He has recorded two goals this season, both of which have come on the road. He has a goal and two assists in seven games against Ottawa this season.
  • TJ Brodie registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Brodie has three assists in seven games against Ottawa this season. Through 11 games in the month of March, he has recorded five assists.
  • Zach Hyman had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Hyman has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has five points (3-2-5) over his last four games played. In six games against the Senators this season, he has recorded five points (3-2-5).
  • Alex Kerfoot had the lone assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Kerfoot has a goal and an assist over his last three games played. In seven games against Ottawa this season, he has recorded six points (2-4-6).
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Holl’s overtime winner. Marner has four points (1-3-4) over his last five games played. In 15 games on the road this season, he has recorded 18 points (4-14-18). He has registered two goals and eight assists in seven games against the Senators in 2020-21.
  • Auston Matthews collected the secondary assist on Holl’s overtime goal. Matthews has 12 points (6-6-12) in seven games against the Senators this season. In 13 games on the road in 2020-21, he has recorded 14 points (7-7-14). The Maple Leafs are 9-2-1 when Matthews records an assist this season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced to earn his fifth win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (10)17 (16)8 (8)4 (0)41 (34)
OTTAWA8 (4)16 (14)6 (6)1 (0)31 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO22 (14)29 (28)15 (15)7 (0)73 (57)
OTTAWA11 (7)25 (18)13 (13)2 (0)51 (38)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road10-4-1 (14 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  60-55-3-12 (129 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa on the Road27-33-1-4 (64 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Marner)
Shot Attempts(Marner)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Thornton – 3 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Marner, Muzzin, Simmonds)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Four players tied)
TOI25:46 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI3:00 (Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI2:53 (Holl)
Shifts30 (Brodie, Holl, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage71.4% (Galchenyuk – 15 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first7-7-1
Trail after 17-4-0
Tied after 26-1-1
Do not score a power play goal7-8-0
Do not allow a power play goal14-2-1
Allow a shorthanded goal1-1-0
Outshooting opponent10-7-1
Overtime4-2
Thursday5-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Wayne Simmonds started 37.5% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Auston Matthews won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • John Tavares was on the ice for a team-high 23 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Tavares finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 65.7% (23 for, 12 against).
  • Jason Spezza won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Friday, April 2, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Sunday, April 4, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, 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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