OILERS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

EDMONTON OILERS (21-13-1 – 43 Points)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-10-2 – 46 Points)

MARCH 29, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:58-44-8-2 (112 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:31-19-2-0 (52 Games)
2020-21:6-1-1
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (72), TJ Brodie (47), Jake Muzzin (39)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), John Tavares (9), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (60), Jason Spezza (22), TJ Brodie (19)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (72), Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (27)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (33), Joe Thornton (28), Jake Muzzin (24), Wayne Simmonds (24)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):114 (t-4th)119 (2nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       88 (10th)101 (t-18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/99 [26.3%] (6th)30/112 [26.8%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):74/96 [77.1%] (19th)78/102 [76.5%] (21st)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (t-8th)31.0 (7th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (t-6th)31.0 (t-20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1468 (12th)1533 (8th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.6% (12th)49.5% (t-15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.7% (7th)50.8% (t-12th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:58-44-8-2 (112 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:31-19-2-0 (52 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-25-6-2 (60 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:March 28, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 3 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS22 (Matthews)
ASSISTS30 (Marner)
POINTS42 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS128 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.6% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS53 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS31 (Matthews)
HITS55 (Holl)
TOI PER GAME24:02 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:21 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:47 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:10 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.9%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has five assists in eight games against Edmonton this season.
Jack Campbell– Is 6-0-0 with a 1.48 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage this season.- Has appeared in two career games against Edmonton and is 2-0-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Ranks 10th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:27) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.4% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 36th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:47).- 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 (2:03).- Has the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (63.4%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (11).
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in on-ice goals for percentage (60.7%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.7).- Has the fourth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.93) 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 (30).- Fourth among NHLers in points (12-30-42).- Tied for eighth in the NHL in even-strength goals (12).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:53).- Tied for 10th among NHLers in takeaways (27).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (22).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (8).- Tied for seventh among NHLers in points (22-17-39).- Averaging 22:13 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.8%).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (128).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:41).- Has an average of 16.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the seventh most among NHLers who have played at least 55 minutes of shorthanded ice time (57:24).  – Has started 35.3% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (9).- Tied for 20th among NHL defencemen and ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – One of 17 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (53) and 50 blocked shots (53).
William Nylander– Second among Maple Leafs in goals (13).- Tied for 19th among NHLers in even-strength goals (10).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.5%, which is the third-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.5% at 5-on-5, which is the fifth-highest mark among Toronto forwards.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 19th among NHLers in average time on ice (24:02).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (3-22-25).- Has a goal and four assists in eight games against the Oilers this season.- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.06) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 57.1% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the seventh highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 150 defensive zone draws (161).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (57.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 500 faceoffs (503).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 62.9% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is third among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.44 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fourth 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 at least five games at 56.4%.- Averaging 1.73 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Justin HollPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points
Alex KerfootOne game from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
Mitch MarnerFive goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyFive points from 300 NHL points
John TavaresThree points from 800 NHL points
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Alex GalchenyukFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (March 20 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 27 vs. Edmonton.
 Man Games Lost: 79
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

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