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

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