OILERS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

EDMONTON OILERS (21-13-0 – 42 Points)

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

MARCH 27, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:57-44-8-2 (111 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
2020-21:5-1-1
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (71), TJ Brodie (46), Jake Muzzin (38)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (60), Jason Spezza (22), TJ Brodie (21)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (72), Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (26)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (33), Joe Thornton (28), Jake Muzzin (24), Wayne Simmonds (24)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):110 (6th)116 (2nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       85 (11th)97 (17th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/97 [26.8%] (6th)30/111 [27.0%] (5th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):73/95 [76.8%] (19th)76/100 [76.0%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (8th)31.3 (7th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (t-7th)31.0 (20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1422 (12th)1498 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.4% (12th)49.7% (15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.3% (t-9th)51.3% (t-9th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:57-44-8-2 (111 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-25-6-2 (60 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Jan. 22, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS29 (Marner)
POINTS41 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS121 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.0% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS51 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS30 (Matthews)
HITS53 (Holl, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:01 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:23 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:49 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:08 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.7%) at even strength among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in multiple games.- Has five assists in seven games against Edmonton this season.
Jack Campbell– Is 5-0-0 with a 1.18 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage this season.- Has appeared in two career games against Edmonton and is 1-0-0 with a 1.80 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Tied for 12th 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 54.2% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 35th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:49).- Scored his first career overtime winner on March 25 at Ottawa.
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 (2:05).- Has the third highest on-ice goals for percentage (64.1%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (11).
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks second among Maple Leafs in on-ice goals for percentage (65.3%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.8).- Has the fourth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.99) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has recorded nine (3-6-9) of his 15 points on home ice this season.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (29).- Fourth among NHLers in points (12-29-41).- Tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (12).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:47).- Tied for 10th among NHLers in takeaways (27).- Tied for the third highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Tied for the NHL lead in goals (21).- Tied for the NHL lead in game-winning goals (7).- Tied for eighth among NHLers in points (21-16-37).- Averaging 22:08 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.9%).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (121).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:43).- Has an average of 16.9 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the fifth most among NHLers who have played at least 55 minutes of shorthanded ice time (56:50).  – 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 (9).- Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen and tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – One of 13 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (53) and 50 blocked shots (51).
William Nylander– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (12).- Tied for 32nd among NHLers in even-strength goals (9).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.5%, which is the fourth-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5, which is the sixth-highest mark among Toronto forwards.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 18th among NHLers in average time on ice (24:01).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (3-21-24).- Has a goal and three assists in seven games against the Oilers this season.- Tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.18) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.1% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 10th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 150 defensive zone draws (157).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (57.0%) among NHLers who have taken at least 475 faceoffs (495).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 60.0% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for third among Toronto forwards.- Averages 13.06 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks sixth 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 56.8%.- Averaging 1.83 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaGoals (3) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points.
Alex KerfootThree games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
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. Calgary)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (March 20 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 25 at Ottawa.
 Man Games Lost: 78
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

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