TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-13-5 – 67 Points) vs.
MONTREAL CANADIENS (21-18-9 – 51 Points)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a power play goal at 1:38 of the first period. Nylander has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (3-1-4) in five games against Montreal this season. In eight games during the month of April, he has registered 10 points (2-8-10). He has recorded 18 points (7-11-18) in 24 games on the road in 2020-21.
- Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 8:44 of the first period. Matthews has registered six points (3-3-6) over his last five games played. He has registered 11 points (5-6-11) in seven games against Montreal in 2020-21. He has 27 points (15-12-27) in 23 games on the road this season. In 12 games during the month of April, he has recorded 17 points (11-6-17). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (35) and goals scored on the road (15) this season.
- Jake Muzzin scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 6:27 of the second period. Muzzin has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has registered 12 (2-10-12) of his 20 points on the road this season. He has four points (1-3-4) in seven games against the Canadiens in 2020-21. He is tied for 25th among NHL defencemen in points at 5-on-5 (2-12-14).
- Adam Brooks scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 8:15 of the third period. Brooks has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. In six games with the Maple Leafs this season, he has registered four points (3-1-4). The goal marks his first career even-strength goal after recording a power play and shorthanded goal earlier in 2020-21. He has three points (2-1-3) in four games on the road this season.
- Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Marner has points (3-3-6) in four consecutive games. In 25 games on the road this season, he has registered 28 points (7-21-28). He has eight points (2-6-8) in seven games against Montreal in 2020-21. In 13 games during the month of April, Marner has recorded 14 points (4-10-14). He is tied for third among NHLers in assists (43) and is tied for third among NHLers in points (17-43-60).
- Morgan Rielly picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s seventh multi-assist and eighth multi-point game of 2020-21. He has five points (1-4-5) in seven games against Montreal this season. He is tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in points (4-27-31) and is 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (28).
- Nick Foligno registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Foligno has assists (3) in three consecutive games. He has four points (1-3-4) in eight games between Columbus and Toronto during the month of April. Foligno has recorded 19 points (7-12-19) in 45 games played this season.
- Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Spezza has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. With two points tonight, he has tied Maurice Richard for 99th on the NHL’s all-time point register with 966 career points (315 goals, 615 assists). In seven games against Montreal, he has recorded four assists. Spezza leads all active NHLers in career points against the Canadiens with 73 points (32 goals, 41 assists) in 73 career games.
- Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal. Thornton has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. His second period assist his 1,100th career NHL assist, making him the seventh player in NHL history to reach the milestone. He has a pair of assists in five games against the Canadiens this season.
- Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Holl has assists (4) in four consecutive games. He has registered three points (1-2-3) in seven games against Montreal this season. He has registered 18 points (2-16-18) in 49 games during the 2020-21 season.
- Jack Campbell stopped 31 shots to earn his team-leading 14th win of the season.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||7 (4)||11 (10)||11 (8)||–||29 (22)|
|MONTREAL||11 (8)||13 (10)||8 (6)||–||32 (24)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||15 (11)||15 (14)||15 (11)||–||45 (36)|
|MONTREAL||18 (14)||20 (17)||21 (17)||–||59 (48)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||17-6-2 (25 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Montreal||305-344-88-17 (754 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Montreal on the Road||113-215-43-7 (378 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||7 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||5 (Matthews, Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||75% (Thornton – 3 won, 1 lost)|
|Hits||3 (Foligno, Muzzin, Rielly)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Brodie, Marner)|
|Power Play TOI||3:13 (Marner)|
|Shorthanded TOI||2:20 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|Shifts||27 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||64.3% (Muzzin, Spezza)|
|Lead after 1||16-3-3|
|Lead after 2||20-2-3|
|Score 1 power play goal||10-2-3|
|Do not allow a power play goal||22-2-3|
|Outshot by opponent||15-3-2|
- The Maple Leafs were 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play tonight.
- The Maple Leafs line of Alex Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev and Wayne Simmonds were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
- Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 19 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.3 percent (19 for, 12 against).
- Jason Spezza was 2-for-2 (100%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight.
- Joe Thornton won 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone tonight.
- 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)
- Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Saturday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (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.