MONTREAL CANADIENS (24-21-9 – 57 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-13-6 – 76 Points)
SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021
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ON THE SCORESHEET
- Pierre Engvall put the Maple Leafs on the board at 5:02 of the second period. Engvall has goals (2) in two consecutive games and has a goal in each of his last three appearances for the club. He has scored five of his six goals on home ice this season. The Maple Leafs are 5-0-1 when he scores a goal this season.
- William Nylander scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 13:36 of the second period. Nylander has points (3-4-7) in seven consecutive games. He has recorded 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 24 games on home ice this season. In eight games against Montreal in 2020-21, he has registered seven points (4-3-7). He ranks fourth among Toronto skaters in goals and sits third among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (13).
- Mitch Marner scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 16:33 of the second period. Marner has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. He has 11 points (4-7-11) in 10 games against the Canadiens this season. He has recorded 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 28 games on home ice this season, which is tied for third among NHLers in points on home ice. He is tied for fourth among NHLers in even-strength goals (20). The second period goal marks the third time in his career he has hit the 20-goal mark.
- Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Spezza has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has registered six assists in 10 games against the Canadiens this season. He is the active leader among NHLers in points against Montreal with 75 points (32 goals, 43 assists) in 76 games. Coming into tonight’s game, he led all Maple Leafs in points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (3.14).
- Justin Holl had the secondary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Holl has three assists over his last five games played. He has registered 11 of his 18 assists on home ice this season. In nine games against the Canadiens in 2020-21, he has recorded four points (1-3-4).
- John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Tavares has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 10 points (3-7-10) in 10 games against Montreal this season. In 28 games on home ice in 2020-21, he has registered 23 points (8-15-23). He is tied for 25th among NHLers in points (18-31-49) and is tied for 16th among NHLers in even-strength points (12-25-37).
- Alex Galchenyuk picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Galchenyuk has points (2-3-5) in five consecutive games. He has registered 10 points (3-7-10) in 12 games at Scotiabank Arena as a Maple Leaf this season. He has a goal and two assists in six games against Montreal with Toronto in 2020-21.
- Auston Matthews registered the lone assist on Marner’s second period goal. Matthews has points (6-1-7) in six consecutive games. He has recorded 14 points (7-7-14) in 10 games against the Canadiens this season. In 26 games on home ice, he has recorded 37 points (24 goals, 13 assists) in 2020-21. He ranks second among NHLers with 52 even-strength points (30 goals, 22 assists).
- Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots to earn his 17th win of 2020-21.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|MONTREAL||7 (6)||10 (9)||6 (3)||–||23 (18)|
|TORONTO||4 (4)||10 (10)||12 (12)||–||26 (26)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|MONTREAL||20 (18)||14 (13)||12 (7)||–||46 (38)|
|TORONTO||9 (9)||21 (20)||17 (15)||–||47 (44)|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
|Record at Home||18-7-3 (28 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Montreal||307-344-88-18 (757 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Montreal at Home||194-129-45-10 (378 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||7 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||16 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Hits||4 (Hutton, Simmonds)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Rielly)|
|Takeaways||3 (Marner, Nylander)|
|Power Play TOI||2:12 (Marner)|
|Shorthanded TOI||4:23 (Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||63.2% (Dermott – 12 for, 7 against)|
|Opponent scores first||10-8-3|
|Trail after 1||6-6-1|
|Lead after 2||24-2-4|
|Do not score a power play goal||19-9-3|
|Do not allow a power play goal||25-2-3|
- With tonight’s win, the Maple Leafs have clinched first place in the North Division. The Maple Leafs have held the number one seed for 106 of 116 days thus far in the 2020-21 season, per NHL Stats.
- The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
- Auston Matthews won 75 percent (9 won, 3 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and 80 percent (4 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone.
- William Nylander and John Tavares started 37.5% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 20 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50 percent (20 for, 20 against).
- Jason Spezza won 100 percent (3 won, 0 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and 67 percent (2 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone draws tonight.
- Wednesday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, 680 News)
- Friday, May 14, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, 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.