MAPLE LEAFS-FLAMES PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-10-3 – 51 Points) vs.

CALGARY FLAMES (16-19-3 – 35 Points)

APRIL 4, 2021 ▪ 9:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME (CALGARY, AB) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:65-62-12-5 (144 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:27-41-5-2 (75 Games)
2020-21:4-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:5-4-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (68), Jake Muzzin (35), Jason Spezza (33)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (8), Jason Spezza (8)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (17), Morgan Rielly (9), Wayne Simmonds (9)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (20), Jake Muzzin (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (33), Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):120 (7th)97 (t-20th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       93 (10th)114 (21st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/108 [24.1%] (8th)26/129 [20.2%] (17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):80/103 [77.7%] (20th)100/125 [80.0%] (15th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.0 (8th)29.7 (t-14th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.1 (6th)29.7 (14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1601 (11th)1614 (9th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.6% (13th)51.8% (9th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.9% (7th)50.0 (t-17th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:November 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:65-62-12-5 (144 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-21-7-3 (69 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-41-5-2 (75 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:January 26, 2021 (Toronto 4, Calgary 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS24 (Matthews)
ASSISTS33 (Marner)
POINTS46 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS141 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.6% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS59 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS33 (Matthews)
HITS61 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:57 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:22 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:49 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:07 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (62.0%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Averages 1.25 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks 14th among NHL defencemen who average 20 minutes of ice time per game.
Jack Campbell– Is 8-0-0 with a 1.35 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.- Has appeared in seven career games against Calgary and is 4-2-0 with a 1.62 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.23 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.6% through seven games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Tied for 10th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:34) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.1% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 31st in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:49).- 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 (2:08).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (66.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (12).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.77) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:30 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (33).- Fourth among NHLers in points (13-33-46).- Tied for eighth in the NHL in even-strength goals (13).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:48).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in primary assists (21).- Tied for the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (62.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (24).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (8).- Tied for seventh among NHLers in points (24-18-42).- Averaging 22:10 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.9%).- Tied for second in the NHL in shots on goal (141).
Ilya Mikheyev– Has an average of 16.6 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the fifth most among NHLers who have played at least 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time (61:31).  – Has started 34.4% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 20th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (9).- Tied for 26th among NHL defencemen and 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – One of 23 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (61) and 50 blocked shots (59).
William Nylander– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (13).- Tied for 30th among NHLers in even-strength goals (10).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.1%, which is the third highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 59.2% at 5-on-5, which is tied for the fifth highest mark among Toronto skaters.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 19th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:57).- Ranks 13th among NHL defencemen in points (3-23-26).- Has six assists in six games against the Flames 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 (3.00) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 55.7% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is tied for the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (176).
John Tavares– Has the fifth highest faceoff win percentage (57.6%) among NHLers who have taken at least 550 faceoffs (552).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 62.9% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for second among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.78 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 56.4%.- Averaging 1.58 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is eighth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Mitch MarnerFour goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyFour points from 300 NHL points
John TavaresThree points from 800 NHL points
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Zach Bogosian200th NHL point (April 2 at WPG)
Alex Kerfoot100th game as a Maple Leaf (March 29 vs. EDM)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on April 2 at Winnipeg.
 Man Games Lost: 82
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 

BELLEVILLE 7, MARLIES 2

BELLEVILLE SENATORS (6-10-0-0 – 12 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (10-9-0-1 – 21 Points)
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2021

 123OTFINAL
BELLEVILLE0437
TORONTO1012
TRANSCRIPTSGAME SUMMARYGAME SHEETPHOTOSSCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Belleville: E. Sokolov (5) (M. Peca, J. LaBate), P. Kelly (2) (L. Thomson, O. LeBlanc), E. Sokolov (6) (J. Aspirot, C. Williams), V. Abramov (4) (Unassisted), E. Sokolov (7) PP (C. Crookshank, V. Abramov), C. Reinhardt (2) (J. Aspirot, C. Goloubef), J. Aspirot (1) PP (P. Kelly, C. Cassels)
Goaltender: M. Hogberg (27/29)

Toronto: K. Agostino (5) (N. Petan, J. Duszak), J. Anderson
Goaltender: J. Woll (16/22), A. D’Agostini (8/9)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Kenny Agostino scored at 14:06 of the first period. He has points (3-6-9) in six consecutive games. Agostino has 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) in 14 games with the Marlies.
  • Joey Anderson scored on the power play at 18:36 of the third period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. Anderson has 11 points (6 goals, 4 assists) 19 games this season.
  • Nic Petan recorded the primary assist on Agostin’s first period goal. Petan has points (4-4-8) in the last six games.
  • Joseph Duszak registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s first period goal and the primary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. Duszak has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 19 games this season.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the secondary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. Der-Arguchintsev has four assists in three consecutive games.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 16 of the 22 shots he faced in 47:12 of action. He is now 4-3-0-0 on the season with a 3.34 goals against average and 0.881 save percentage. Andrew D’Agostini stopped 8 of 9 he faced in relief of Woll.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 6-3-0-0 (12 points) this season. Toronto’s longest home point streak reached eight points with four straight wins from March 12 to March 31.
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 30-28 at home. Joey Anderson, Tyler GaudetTeemu Kivihalme and Nic Petan lead the Marlies in goals (3) and Kalle Kossila (2-5-7) and Nic Petan (3-4-7) in points.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 1-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Belleville had a 31-29 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino and Nick Robertson led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 10-9-0-1 against Canadian Division opponents and are 1-3-0-0 against the Senators.

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first                                        6-3-0-0
Leading after 1                                    
5-2-0-0
Trailing after 2                                     0-8-0-1
Score a power play goal                      6-2-0-1
Allow a power play goal                      
1-6-0-1
Outshot by opponent                          4-3-0-1
Saturday                                              0-3-0-0

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

Goals                                       7 (Anderson, Gaudet)
Assists                                    11 (Agostino)
Points                                      16 (Agostino, Gaudet)
PPG                                          2 (Agostino, Brazeau, Kossila)
Shots                                       49 (Agostino)
+/-                                            +13 (Gaudet)
PIMS                                        36 (Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On how the game turned after the first period:
The first period wasn’t a problem at all. I thought we had a good start. We were focused on our game plan. We spent quite a bit of time in the defensive zone. Coming out into the second period, I don’t know if the team felt a little comfortable with how the first period went. We started to get away from our details and our game plan a bit and they stepped up. They started working harder, they started finishing checks, they started making life hard on us taking away time and space and we didn’t answer quick enough and things got away from us too quickly there in the second.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Apr. 2               Brennan Kapcheck (D) – Signed to PTO
Mar. 30             Timothy Liljegren (D) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Adam Brooks (C) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Scott Sabourin (RW) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Calle Rosén (D) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Nick Robertson (LW) – Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Filip Král (D) – Reassigned by Toronto (NHL) from Prerov (Czech)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

Friday, April 9 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 10 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18 at Laval – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.

BLUE JAYS EXTEND STAY IN DUNEDIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Ontario

March 30, 2021

UPDATE ON BLUE JAYS HOME GAME TIMES AND LOCATION

The Toronto Blue Jays today announce the club will play its third homestand (May 14 to 24) at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL, with updated game times summarized below and a complete updated 2021 regular season schedule in the attached:

  • Weeknight games shifted 30 minutes later to 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Saturday games shifted four hours later to 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Sunday games remain at 1:07 p.m. ET
  • Getaway days shifted two hours earlier to 1:07 p.m. ET

Tickets for the third Blue Jays regular season homestand, starting May 14 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, go on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. ET (bluejays.com/tickets).

No decision has been made on a Blue Jays home location following the first three homestands, but the primary goal remains returning to play on Canadian soil as soon as it is safe to do so. The club has been actively working through plans for what a safe return to Rogers Centre would look like, while also scenario planning alternatives in Dunedin and Buffalo.

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