TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (29-13-5 – 63 Points) vs.
WINNIPEG JETS (27-16-3 – 57 Points)
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 0:27 of the first period. His first period goal is Toronto’s fastest to start a game this season (Previous: 0:54, April 7 vs. Montreal (Matthews)). Matthews has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 17th multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has scored three goals and recorded two assists over his last five games played. He has nine points (5-4-9) in seven games against Winnipeg this season. Matthews leads the NHL in goals (34), even-strength goals (24) and times scoring the first goal of the game (9).
- Wayne Simmonds scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 1:18 of the first period. Simmonds has seven goals and a pair of assists in 29 games played this season. He has scored five of his seven goals on the road in 2020-21. He has scored three of his seven goals in the first period this season.
- Jason Spezza scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 11:59 of the first period. Spezza has a goal and an assist over his last four games. He has recorded 13 points (5-8-13) in 22 games on the road this season. Tonight’s goal is his first against the Jets this season after recording two assists in his previous seven games against Winnipeg.
- Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 12:58 of the second period before adding the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the night into an empty net at 19:54 of the third period. Marner has assists (2) and points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-goal and 15th multi-point game of the 2020-21 season. He has registered two goals and three assists over his last four games played. He has recorded 12 points (5-7-12) in eight games against the Jets in 2020-21. In 23 games on the road this season, Marner has recorded 26 points (6-20-25). He is tied for third in the NHL in assists (42), and ranks second in the NHL in primary assists (29) and second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (24).
- John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Simmonds’ first period goal. Tavares has points (4-7-11) in seven consecutive games. He has recorded 25 points (9-16-25) in 23 games on the road this season. In eight games against the Jets in 2020-21, Tavares has registered six points (2-4-6). He is tied for 22nd among NHLers in points (16-26-43) and is tied for 18th among NHLers in even-strength points (10-21-31).
- Justin Holl had the secondary assist on Simmonds’ first period goal. Holl has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded four assists in eight games against the Jets in 2020-21. He has 16 points (2-14-16) in 47 games played this season. The Maple Leafs are 9-4-1 when he records a point.
- Joe Thornton registered the primary assist on Spezza’s first period goal. Thornton has 13 points (3-10-13) in 35 games played this season. He has recorded six points (1-5-6) in 18 games on the road in 2020-21. In 51 career games against the Jets franchise, he has registered 46 points (12 goals, 34 assists).
- Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s first period goal. Muzzin has recorded 18 points (2-16-18) in 45 games in 2020-21. He has registered 10 points (1-9-10) in 23 games on the road this season. He ranks second among Maple Leafs defencemen in assists (16).
- Nick Foligno had the lone assist on Marner’s empty net goal in the third period. Foligno’s assist is his first point as a Maple Leaf. Prior to being acquired by the Maple Leafs on April 11, Foligno had registered 16 points (7-9-16) in 42 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tonight’s game is his first game as a Maple Leaf.
- Jack Campbell stopped 34 shots to earn his 12th win of the season.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||12 (9)||10 (8)||11 (9)||–||33 (26)|
|WINNIPEG||14 (11)||9 (7)||14 (9)||–||37 (27)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||18 (14)||16 (13)||14 (12)||–||48 (39)|
|WINNIPEG||20 (16)||20 (17)||26 (14)||–||66 (47)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||15-6-2 (23 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg||39-22-1-9 (71 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg on the Road||20-10-0-5 (35 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||9 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||10 (Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||63% (Tavares – 10 won, 6 lost)|
|Hits||3 (Brooks, Foligno, Thornton)|
|Blocked Shots||4 (Brodie)|
|Power Play TOI||1:26 (Sandin)|
|Shorthanded TOI||3:20 (Holl)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||54.6% (Matthews – 18 for, 15 against)|
|Lead after 1||14-3-3|
|Lead after 2||18-2-3|
|Do not score a power play goal||14-9-2|
|Do not allow a power play goal||20-2-3|
|Outshot by opponent||14-3-2|
- The Maple Leafs were 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
- Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and Wayne Simmonds were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone..
- Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 21 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.5 percent (21 for, 19 against).
- John Tavares won 71% (5 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight. He was 7-for-9 (78%) on the draw in all situations against Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele.
- 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)
- Monday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (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.