MAPLE LEAFS-JETS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-10-3 – 47 Points) vs.

WINNIPEG JETS (22-12-2 – 46 Points)

MARCH 31, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

BELL MTS PLACE (WINNIPEG, MB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus WINNIPEG

ALL-TIME RECORD:36-21-1-9 (67 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:17-10-0-5 (32 Games)
2020-21:2-2-0
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WINNIPEG

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (54), Joe Thornton (47), John Tavares (32)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (15), Joe Thornton (12), John Tavares (10)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (36), Joe Thornton (33), John Tavares (23)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (51), Joe Thornton (45), John Tavares (33)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (25), Jason Spezza (20)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOWINNIPEG
GOALS FOR (Rank):116 (7th)119 (t-3rd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       91 (10th)98 (15th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/100 [26.0%] (5th)27/103 [26.2%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):75/97 [77.3%] (20th)69/88 [78.4%] (t-16th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (7th)29.6 (t-17th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.1 (7th)31.4 (t-23rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1519 (11th)1494 (14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.7% (12th)47.1% (t-26th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.8% (7th)48.7 (t-22nd)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 27, 1999 (Toronto 4, Atlanta 0)
All-Time Record:36-21-1-9 (67 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:19-11-1-4 (35 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:17-10-0-5 (32 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Jan. 2, 2020 (Toronto 6, Winnipeg 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS23 (Matthews)
ASSISTS31 (Marner)
POINTS44 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS131 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.2% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS54 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS32 (Matthews)
HITS56 (Holl, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:59 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:19 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:44 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:12 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the second highest on-ice goals-for percentage (63.2%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has two assists in four games against Winnipeg 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 four career games against Winnipeg and is 1-2-1 with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Ranks 10th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:33) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.9% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 42nd in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:44).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .915 save percentage and a 2.49 goals-against average with a 3-2-1 record through seven starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:02).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (65.1%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (11).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has the fourth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.87) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a pair of assists in four games against Winnipeg this season.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (31).- Fourth among NHLers in points (13-31-44).- Tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (13).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:51).- Tied for 10th among NHLers in primary assists at 5-on-5 (9).- Has the fourth highest on-ice goals for percentage (61.5%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (23).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (8).- Tied for sixth among NHLers in points (23-17-40).- Averaging 22:13 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (131).
Ilya Mikheyev– Has an average of 16.6 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 (57:59).  – Has started 35.2% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 16th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (9).- Tied for 21st among NHL defencemen and 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – One of 18 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (56) and 50 blocked shots (54).
William Nylander– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (13).- Tied for 20th among NHLers in even-strength goals (10).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.0%, which is the second highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 59.2% at 5-on-5, which is the sixth highest mark among Toronto skaters.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 19th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:59).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in points (3-22-25).- Has three assists in four games against the Jets this season.- Tied for 11th 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 57.3% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the sixth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 150 defensive zone draws (164).
John Tavares– Has the fifth highest faceoff win percentage (57.9%) among NHLers who have taken at least 500 faceoffs (513).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 62.9% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is third among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.97 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 at least five games at 56.5%.- Averaging 1.67 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is tied for sixth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Justin HollAssists in two consecutive games (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points
Mitch MarnerFour 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 Kerfoot100th game as a Maple Leaf (March 29 vs. EDM)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 29 vs. Edmonton.
 Man Games Lost: 80
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

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