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.

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