TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-5 – 61 Points) vs.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (17-18-3 – 37 Points)
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs and later had the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal. His first period goal was his 100th career NHL goal. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s 10th multi-point game of the season and the third consecutive multi-point performance in games he has skated in. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in six games against Vancouver this season. In 20 games on the road in 2020-21, Nylander has registered 14 points (6-8-14).
- Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 14:57 of the second period. Matthews has six goals and eight points (6-2-8) over his last five games played. He has scored six goals in six games against the Canucks in 2020-21. In 19 games on the road this season, he has registered 22 points (13-9-22). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (33) and has scored a team-high 10 goals on the power play this season.
- John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ sixth multi-assist game and 12th multi-point game of 2020-21, as well as his third consecutive multi-point game. He has assists (5) in three consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. His assist in the second period of tonight’s game is his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf. His 12 points (4-8-12; 9 GP) since April 1 are tied for the seventh most in the NHL during the month of April.
- Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots in the overtime loss.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||12 (12)||15 (8)||12 (11)||0 (0)||39 (31)|
|VANCOUVER||8 (6)||5 (4)||10 (6)||1 (0)||24 (16)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||25 (23)||37 (18)||19 (18)||0 (0)||81 (59)|
|VANCOUVER||15 (13)||12 (11)||14 (9)||3 (0)||44 (33)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||14-5-2 (21 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver||64-64-22-4 (154 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road||26-39-11-3 (79 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||15 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||9 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||64% (Tavares – 7 won, 4 lost)|
|Hits||3 (Bogosian, Galchenyuk)|
|Blocked Shots||4 (Muzzin)|
|Power Play TOI||5:35 (Matthews)|
|Shorthanded TOI||1:56 (Bogosian)|
|Shifts||28 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||84.2% (Thornton – 16 for, 3 against)|
|Lead after 1||13-2-3|
|Lead after 2||17-2-3|
|Score 1 power play goal||9-1-3|
|Do not allow a power play goal||19-2-3|
- The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
- TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin started 33.3% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Zach Hyman (knee) left tonight’s game and did not return.
- Auston Matthews was 4-for-6 (67%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs tonight.
- Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (29 for, 14 against).
- John Tavares won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.
- Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
- Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, 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.