TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-13-7 – 77 Points) vs.
OTTAWA SENATORS (23-28-5 – 51 Points)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Jake Muzzin put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 6:01 of the second period and later had the secondary assist on John Tavares’ second period goal. Muzzin has points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in nine games against the Senators this season. In 27 games on the road this season, he has recorded three of his four goals and collected 15 points (3-12-15).
- John Tavares scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 16:29 of the second period. Tavares has points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He has recorded 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 27 games on the road this season. In nine games against Ottawa in 2020-21, he has collected eight points (4-4-8). He is tied for 24th among NHL skaters in points with 50 (19 goals, 31 assists) and is tied for 15th among NHLers in even-strength points with 38 (13 goals, 25 assists).
- Auston Matthews scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 17:20 of the third period. Matthews has points (7-1-8) in seven consecutive games. He has registered 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) in 25 games on the road this season. He has recorded 17 points (10-7-17) in nine games against the Senators in 2020-21. Matthews is tied for ninth in all-time goals scored against the Senators franchise (23). He leads in the NHL in goals (41) and even-strength goals (31).
- Joe Thornton registered the primary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal. Thornton has recorded eight points (2-6-8) over his last 10 games. He has registered nine points (3-6-9) in nine game against the Senators in 2020-21. In 22 games on the road this season, he has recorded 10 points (2-8-10). With tonight’s second period assist, Thornton has moved into a tie with Mark Messier for 14th on the NHL’s all-time power play assist register with 402.
- Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal. Kerfoot has recorded 22 points (8-14-22) in 55 games this season. He has registered 11 points (4-7-11) in 27 games on the road in 2020-21. In nine games against the Senators, he has collected seven points (2-5-7).
- William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Nylander has points (3-5-8) in eight consecutive games. He has collected 20 points (7-13-20) in 26 games on the road this season. In 24 career games against the Senators, he has recorded 19 points (5-14-19). He ranks third among Toronto skaters in primary assists this season (16).
- Frederik Andersen stopped 24 shots in the loss.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||6 (4)||18 (10)||9 (9)||0 (0)||33 (23)|
|OTTAWA||10 (6)||12 (7)||5 (5)||1 (0)||27 (18)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||16 (9)||27 (14)||14 (14)||0 (0)||57 (37)|
|OTTAWA||17 (12)||20 (14)||16 (16)||1 (0)||53 (42)|
ON THE ROAD
|Record on the Road||17-6-4 (27 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Ottawa||61-55-3-13 (132 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Ottawa on the Road||27-33-1-5 (66 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||7 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||8 (Matthews, Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Muzzin)|
|Power Play TOI||4:40 (Simmonds, Spezza, Thornton)|
|Shorthanded TOI||4:25 (Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||59.1% (Nylander – 13 for, 9 against)|
|Opponent scores first||10-8-4|
|Trail after 1||6-6-2|
|Trail after 2||2-9-3|
|Score 1 power play goal||10-2-4|
|Do not allow a power play goal||25-2-4|
- The Maple Leafs were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play tonight.
- Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
- Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 15 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Matthews finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.7 percent (15 for, 14 against), while Rielly had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50 percent (15 for, 15 against).
- Jason Spezza won 60 percent (3 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and 60 percent (3 won, 2 lost) of his defensive zone draws tonight.
- John Tavares won 56 percent (5 won, 4 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
- 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.