Maple Leafs at Canadiens pregame notes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (33-13-5 – 71 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (23-18-9 – 55 Points)

MAY 3, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:305-344-88-17 (754 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:192-129-45-10 (376 Games)
2020-21:5-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:5-3-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (73), Joe Thornton (59), Nick Foligno (46)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (17), John Tavares (16)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (41), Joe Thornton (30), John Tavares (21)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (73), Joe Thornton (45), John Tavares (37)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (56), Wayne Simmonds (54)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):171 (t-4th)144 (t-15th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       133 (9th)142 (14th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):30/139 [21.6%] (11th)28/137 [20.4%] (16th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):99/129 [76.7%] (26th)122/157 [77.7%] (23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.2 (7th)31.8 (6th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (t-7th)28.0 (5th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2231 (9th)2440 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.6% (t-12th)55.0% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):50.7% (12th)48.7 (24th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Dec. 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:305-344-88-17 (754 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:192-129-45-10 (376 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:113-215-43-7 (378 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:April 28, 2021 (Toronto 4, Montreal 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS38 (Matthews)
ASSISTS46 (Marner)
POINTS64 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS201 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.1% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.0% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS86 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS46 (Marner)
HITS95 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:43 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:10 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:31 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:05 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.6%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.0).- Tied for 20th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21). 
Adam Brooks– Has four goals and an assist in eight games with the Maple Leafs this season.- Averaging 2.38 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters.- Became the first player in franchise history to score his first career goal on the power play and second career goal while shorthanded on April 20 at Vancouver. 
Jack Campbell– Is 15-2-1 with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage this season.- Has the fifth-highest even-strength save percentage (.933) among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 10 games 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. 
Nick Foligno– Has registered four assists in four games with the Maple Leafs.- Averaging 1:50 per game in shorthanded ice time with Toronto since joining the club.- Averaging 11.90 hits per 60 minutes as a Maple Leaf, which is the highest rate among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Had 16 points (7-9-16) in 42 games with Columbus before being acquired by Toronto on April 11. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Averaging 2.01 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 11.81 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 12th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games. 
Justin Holl– Tied for 16th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:52).- Tied for 19th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:52) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.5% 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– Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.7).- Has the 10th highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.67) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:23 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career. 
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (46).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (27).- Third among NHLers in points (18-46-64).- Tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (18).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (33).- Third among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:22).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (62.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Became the first Maple Leaf in franchise history to record 60 points in fewer than 50 games three times on April 28 at Montreal. 
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (38).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (28).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (12).- Tied for fifth among NHLers in points (38-24-62).- Tied for first in the NHL in shots on goal (201).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in over 10 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.6%).- 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 36.3% 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 8.03 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks eighth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 26th among NHL defencemen and is tied for ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (2-16-18). – One of 10 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 85 hits (95) and 85 blocked shots (86). 
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 22nd among NHLers in average time on ice (23:43).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (4-29-33).- Ranks 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (29).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (14).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary. 
David Rittich– Is 1-1-1 with a 2.72 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage in four 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.- Won his first game as a Maple Leaf on April 29 vs. Vancouver. 
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.13) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters who have appeared in over five games for the club.- Has won 54.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (219). 
John Tavares– Tied for 25th in the NHL in points (17-29-46).- Tied for 19th in the NHL in even-strength points (11-23-34).- Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (55.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 775 faceoffs (776).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 57.4% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 10th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Averages 13.82 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 seven points (2-5-7) in seven games against the Canadiens 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 55.0%.- Averaging 1.45 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is 12th among Toronto skaters.- Became the seventh player in NHL history to record 1,100 career assists on April 28 at Montreal.- 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. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Alex GalchenyukPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (4) in three consecutive games and points (4-6-10) in six consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (4) in three consecutive games.
William NylanderPoints (2-2-4) in four consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaAssists (5) in four consecutive games and points (1-5-6) in five consecutive games.
John TavaresAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonPoints (2-3-5) in five consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Auston MatthewsFour goals from 200 NHL goals
John TavaresFour games from 200 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Joe Thornton1,100th NHL assist (April 28 at Montreal)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Shoulder)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
Scott SabourinOn Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 132
  

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