MAPLE LEAFS 4, FLAMES 2

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-10-3 – 53 Points) vs.

CALGARY FLAMES (16-20-3 – 35 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

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TORONTO1124
CALGARY2002

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

–                  Morgan Rielly opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 0:58 of the first period. Rielly has three points (1-2-3) over his last five games played. He has a goal and six assists in seven games against Calgary this season. His goal is the Maple Leafs’ fastest to start a game this season (Previous: Auston Matthews, 2:56; Feb. 4, 2021 vs. Vancouver).

–                  Alex Galchenyuk scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 17:08 of the second period. Galchenyuk’s goal is his first goal as a Maple Leaf. In eight games with the Maple Leafs, he has recorded a goal and four assists. He has a goal and an assist in three games against Calgary this season.

–                  John Tavares recorded the lone assist on Galchenyuk’s second period goal and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 6:55 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ eighth multi-point game of the season. He has 17 points (5-12-16) in 18 games on the road this season. He has 22 points (9-13-22) in 23 career games against the Flames. He ranks second among Maple Leafs in primary assists (12) in 2020-21.

–                  Auston Matthews registered the lone assist on Rielly’s first period goal and later scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 9:16 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ 13th multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (4-3-7) over his last five games. He has recorded 18 points (9-9-18) in 16 games on the road this season. He has seven points (3-4-7) in seven games against the Flames in 2020-21.

–                  William Nylander had the secondary assist on Galchenyuk’s second period goal. Nylander has a goal and two assists over his last five games. He has recorded two goals and an assist in seven games against the Flames this season.

–                  Mitch Marner recorded the primary on Matthews’ third period goal. Marner has six points (1-5-6) over his last five games. In 18 games on the road in 2020-21, he has recorded 21 points (4-17-21). He has recorded six points (2-4-6) in seven games against the Flames this season. He is tied for fourth among NHLers in primary assists (22).

–                  Zach Hyman picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Hyman has four points (1-3-4) over his last four games played. He has 15 points (9-6-15) in 18 games on the road this season. The Maple Leafs are 9-3-1 when Hyman records an assist this season.

–                  Michael Hutchinson stopped 32 shots to earn his fourth win of the season.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (12)6 (6)12 (12)30 (30)
CALGARY11 (11)13 (9)10 (8)34 (28)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO14 (14)12 (12)19 (17)45 (43)
CALGARY22 (22)21 (17)16 (11)59 (50)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road13-4-1 (18 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Calgary   66-62-12-5 (145 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Calgary on the Road28-41-5-2 (76 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Spezza)
Shot Attempts(Rielly, Tavares)
Faceoff Wins11 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage69% (Tavares – 11 won, 5 lost)
Hits(Muzzin, Rielly)
Blocked Shots(Rielly)
Takeaways(Kerfoot, Marner)
TOI23:44 (Holl)
Power Play TOI1:05 (Marner, Rielly, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI1:38 (Mikheyev)
Shifts29 (Brodie, Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage58.8% (Brodie – 20 for, 14 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first18-3-1
Trail after 15-4-1
Tied after 28-1-1
Do not score a power play goal11-8-1
Do not allow a power play goal17-2-2
Outshot by opponent12-3-1
Sunday2-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall and Ilya Mikheyev started 12.5% of their shifts at 5-on-5 in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 20 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Brodie finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.8% (20 for, 14 against).
  • John Tavares was 4-or-5 (80%) in the faceoff circle when taking draws in the offensive zone and went 3-for-4 (75%) when taking draws in the defensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, April 5, 9:30 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.

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