MAPLE LEAFS-CANADIENS PREGAME NOTES

ORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (30-13-5 – 65 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (21-17-9 – 51 Points)

APRIL 28, 2021 ▪ 8:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:304-344-88-17 (753 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:112-215-43-7 (377 Games)
2020-21:4-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:4-3-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (72), Joe Thornton (58), Nick Foligno (45)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (16), John Tavares (16)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (39), Joe Thornton (29), John Tavares (21)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (71), Joe Thornton (44), John Tavares (37)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (56), Wayne Simmonds (54)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):158 (8th)135 (t-17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       130 (t-10th)133 (t-13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):29/135 [21.5%] (11th)25/129 [19.4%] (20th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):95/124 [76.6%] (26th)116/150 [77.3%] (24th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.4 (7th)31.6 (6th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.4 (7th)28.2 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2099 (12th)2268 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.7% (t-12th)54.6% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.3% (10th)48.3 (25th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Dec. 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:304-344-88-17 (753 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:192-129-45-10 (376 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:112-215-43-7 (377 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Feb. 20, 2021 (Toronto 5, Montreal 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS34 (Matthews)
ASSISTS42 (Marner)
POINTS59 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS187 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.7% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS85 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS42 (Marner, Matthews)
HITS89 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:46 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:17 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:34 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:59 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (64.8%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 13-2-1 with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage this season.- Has a 9-1-1 record with a 1.89 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in 10 games on the road this season.- 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 1.83 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks seventh among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 12.25 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 11th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.4% through 17 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 16th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:53).- Ranks 16th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:53) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.9% when the score is within one goal.
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. 
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.68) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:24 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (42).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (24).- Fourth among NHLers in points (17-42-59).- Tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (17).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (29).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:33).- Has the fifth highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.5%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (34).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (24).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Second in the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Tied for fifth among NHLers in points (34-24-58).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (187).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.4%).- 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 started 36.4% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averages 7.94 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 23rd among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-16-17). – One of 10 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 80 hits (89) and 80 blocked shots (85).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:46).- Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-1-1 with a 3.36 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage in three appearances with Toronto.- 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 (2.76) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 54.3% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 14th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (212).
John Tavares– Tied for 26th in the NHL in points (17-27-44).- Tied for 21st in the NHL in even-strength points (11-21-32).- Has the sixth highest faceoff win percentage (56.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 725 faceoffs (729).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.0% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is ninth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.97 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 24 games on the road 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 55.3%.- Averaging 1.29 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.- Became the oldest player (41 years, 296 days) in franchise history to score a goal for the club on April 24 at Winnipeg, surpassing Allan Stanley (41 years, 252 days) who had held the mark since November 8, 1967 at Oakland, per NHL Stats.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Nick FolignoAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
Justin HollAssists (3) in three consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerGoals (3) in two consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (5-7-12) in eight consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Joe ThorntonOne assist from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Travis Dermott200th NHL game (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Nick FolignoFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 22 at Winnipeg)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (April 22 at Winnipeg)
Mitch Marner100th NHL goal (April 24 at Winnipeg)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Upper Body)Did not play on April 24 at Winnipeg.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 114
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

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