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FLAMES-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

CALGARY FLAMES (17-21-3 – 37 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-11-3 – 59 Points)

APRIL 13, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:67-62-12-5 (146 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:38-21-7-3 (69 Games)
2020-21:6-2-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), Jake Muzzin (37), Jason Spezza (35)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (19), John Tavares (14)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (24), Jake Muzzin (22)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (33), Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (27)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):140 (t-4th)107 (t-24th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       109 (10th)123 (19th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/118 [22.9%] (11th)27/135 [20.0%] (t-17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):86/111 [77.5%] (21st)106/132 [80.3%] (13th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.0 (8th)29.8 (t-16th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (9th)29.4 (12th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1835 (7th)1756 (t-13th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (13th)52.0% (9th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.4% (t-8th)50.0 (16th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:67-62-12-5 (146 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-21-7-3 (69 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:29-41-5-2 (77 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:March 20, 2021 (Toronto 2, Calgary 0)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS32 (Matthews)
ASSISTS39 (Marner)
POINTS53 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs47 (Bogosian)
SHOTS161 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.8% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS70 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS37 (Matthews)
HITS72 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:49 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:13 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:39 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:06 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (64.6%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Leads the Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.0).- Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (20).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-1-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage this season.- Has a 5-2-0 record with a 1.82 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage in eight career games against Calgary.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.41 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 13.63 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9% through 12 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 21st among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:47) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.2% when the score is within one goal.- Is 43rd in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:39).- Has recorded nine of his 12 assists on home ice this season.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:03).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (14).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.69) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:26 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (39).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (22).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (14-39-53).- Tied for eighth in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:34).- Tied for second in the NHL in primary assists (26).- Has the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (65.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (32).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (32-21-53).- Second in the NHL in shots on goal (161).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Ilya Mikheyev– Has averaged 15.5 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the seventh highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (65:49).  – Has started 35.2% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.- Averages 8.15 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 24th among NHL defencemen and tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 11 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 70 hits (72) and 70 blocked shots (70).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:49).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (4-25-29).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (25).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (12).
David Rittich– Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.74) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.6% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (189).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (56.0%) among NHLers who have taken at least 625 faceoffs (639).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 62.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is sixth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.89 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has recorded a pair of goals and three assists in eight games against Calgary this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 54.3%.- Averaging 1.35 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 10th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanAssists (5) and points (2-5-7) in five consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (5) and points (1-5-6) in three consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (8) and points (8-3-11) in five consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevAssists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottFive games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanTwo assists from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyOne point from 300 NHL points
Jason SpezzaOne games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
John TavaresFour assists from 100 assists as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BrodieFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (April 7 vs. MTL)
Alex GalchenyukFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (April 4 at CGY)
John Tavares800th NHL point (April 5 at CGY)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 12 at Montreal.
 Man Games Lost: 91
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
April 11Acquired goaltender David Rittich from Calgary in exchange for a third round pick in 2022.
April 11Acquired forward Nick Foligno from Columbus and forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose in exchange for a first round pick in 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2022 to Columbus, and a fourth round pick in 2021 to San Jose.
April 9Acquired forward Riley Nash from Columbus in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
  

CANADIENS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-11-3 – 59 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (18-12-9 – 45 Points)

MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO0202
MONTREAL2114

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews put the Maple Leafs on the board at 9:28 of the second period. Matthews has goals (8) and points (8-3-11) in five consecutive games. He has 10 points (4-6-10) in six games against the Canadiens this season. In 18 games on the road, he has registered 21 points (12-9-21). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (32) and even-strength goals (23).
  • John Tavares scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 14:57 of the second period. Tavares has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has registered six points (3-3-6) over his last five games. In 20 games on the road in 2020-21, he has collected 20 points (7-13-20). Tavares has recorded seven points (2-5-7) in six games against Montreal this season.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (5) and points (1-5-6) in three consecutive games. He has recorded 22 points (4-18-22) in 20 games on the road this season. He has registered seven points (2-5-7) in six games against the Canadiens in 2020-21. Marner is tied for second in the NHL in assists (39) and ranks second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (22).
  • Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Rielly has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has registered 15 points (2-13-15) in 20 games on the road in 2020-21. In six games against Montreal this season, he has registered a goal and three assists. Rielly is tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (12).
  • Ilya Mikheyev recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Mikheyev has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. He has recorded six of his nine assists on the road this season. He has a goal and two assists in six games against Montreal in 2020-21.
  • Zach Hyman had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Hyman has assists (5) and points (2-5-7) in five consecutive games. He has registered seven points (2-5-7) in six games against the Canadiens in 2020-21. He ranks third among Toronto skaters and is tied for 25th among NHLers in even-strength points (11-15-26).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO3 (3)13 (12)9 (6)25 (21)
MONTREAL11 (9)7 (7)7 (6)25 (22)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO8 (8)25 (21)18 (13)51 (42)
MONTREAL24 (18)14 (14)14 (11)52 (43)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road14-5-1 (20 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Montreal   304-344-88-17 (753 Games) 
All-Time Record vs. Montreal on the Road112-215-43-7 (377 Games) 

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Marner)
Shot Attempts(Marner)
Faceoff Wins11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Thornton – 2 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Simmonds, Thornton)
Blocked Shots(Holl)
Takeaways(Muzzin, Robertson, Tavares)
TOI23:36 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:32 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI2:13 (Hyman)
Shifts29 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage63.0% (Bogosian – 17 for, 10 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first7-8-2
Trail after 15-5-1
Trail after 22-8-0
Do not score a power play goal13-8-1
Allow 1 power play goal7-7-1
Even shots1-1-0
Monday4-2-2

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Zach Bogosian, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews were on the ice for a team-high 17 shot attempts for at 5-on-5.
  • Pierre Engvall and Nick Robertson were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews was 6-for-10 (60%) in the faceoff circle when taking offensive zone draws.
  • Jason Spezza won 60% (3 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, 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.