TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-13-5 – 61 Points) vs.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (18-18-3 – 39 Points)
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- John Tavares opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 16:55 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 17:14 of the second period. Tavares has points (4-6-10) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-goal game of the season and his 13th multi-point game of 2020-21.
He has seven points (4-3-7) in seven games against the Canucks this season. In 22 games on the road this season he has registered 24 points (9-15-24). He is tied for 23rd in the NHL in points (16 goals, 26 assists) and is tied for 21st among NHLers in even-strength points (10 goals, 20 assists).
- Adam Brooks scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night shorthanded at 3:10 of the third period. Brooks’ goal is his second career NHL goal and first career shorthanded goal. He has a pair of goals in three games with the Maple Leafs this season and five points (2-3-5) in 10 career NHL games. He has recorded 13 points (4-9-13) in 17 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) in 2020-21.
Per NHL Stats, Brooks is the first Maple Leaf in franchise history to score his first career goal on the power play and second career goal while shorthanded (or vice versa), and becomes the 51st player in NHL history to do so.
- William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal and Tavares’ second period goal. Nylander has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and 11th multi-point game of the season.
He has seven points (1-6-7) in seven games against Vancouver in 2020-21. In five games during the month of April, Nylander has recorded eight points (1-7-8). He ranks fifth among Maple Leafs in assists (20) and is fourth among Toronto skaters in primary assists (12).
- Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. He has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games played. The Vancouver native has a pair of assists in four games at Rogers Arena this season. He has registered 10 of his 12 assists at 5-on-5 this season.
- Auston Matthews had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Matthews has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 20 games on the road this season. He has registered seven points (6-1-7) in seven games against the Canucks this season. He is tied for fourth in the NHL and tied for first among Toronto skaters in points with 55 (33 goals, 22 assists).
- Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Marner has three assists over his last five games played. In 22 games on the road this season, he has recorded 23 points (4-19-23). He has registered eight points (1-7-8) in seven games against the Canucks in 2020-21. Marner is tied for third among NHLers in assists (41) and ranks second in the League in primary assists (28). He is tied for fourth in the NHL and tied for first among Toronto skaters in points with 55 (33 goals, 22 assists).
- Justin Holl had the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Holl has 15 points (2-13-15) in 46 games this season. He has a pair of assists in seven games against Vancouver in 2020-21. He has registered six points (2-4-6) on the road this season.
- David Rittich stopped 23 shots in the loss.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||13 (13)||19 (17)||8 (3)||–||40 (33)|
|VANCOUVER||12 (12)||8 (8)||9 (5)||–||29 (25)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||18 (18)||28 (24)||13 (5)||–||59 (47)|
|VANCOUVER||18 (18)||19 (19)||22 (11)||–||59 (48)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||14-6-2 (22 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver||64-65-22-4 (155 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road||26-40-11-3 (80 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||8 (Marner, Nylander)|
|Faceoff Wins||9 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||60% (Thornton – 3 won, 2 lost)|
|Hits||3 (Bogosian, Galchenyuk)|
|Blocked Shots||5 (Muzzin)|
|Takeaways||2 (Matthews, Nylander)|
|Power Play TOI||2:20 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander)|
|Shorthanded TOI||2:23 (Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||63.2% (Bogosian – 12 for, 7 against)|
|Lead after 1||13-3-3|
|Tied after 2||9-2-1|
|Score 1 power play goal||9-2-3|
|Allow 1 power play goal||7-8-2|
|Allow a shorthanded goal||4-1-1|
- The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal and 1-for-2 on the power play with a shorthanded goal against tonight.
- Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Wayne Simmonds and Joe Thornton started 20% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Zach Bogosian (upper body) left tonight’s game and did not return.
- Auston Matthews was 3-for-4 (75%) when taking defensive 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).
- Jason Spezza was 5-for-8 (63%) when taking draws in the offensive zone.
- John Tavares won 60% (6 won, 4 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.
- 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)
- Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, 680 News)
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.