Toronto: J. Brazeau (3) (P. Gogolev, K. Kossila), K. Kossila (5) (P. Gogolev, B. Kapcheck), P. Gogolev (4) (S. Noesen, J. McKenna) Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (39/41)
Laval: Y. Veilleux (14) (A. Belzile, L. Dauphin), A. Belzile (4) (L. Dauphin) Goaltender: C. Primeau (18/21)
ON THE SCORESHEET
Justin Brazeau opened the scoring at 4:27 of the first period. He has three goals in 17 games.
Kalle Kossila scored Toronto’s second goal and earlierpicked up the secondary assist on Brazeau’s first period goal. He has 23 points (5 goals, 18 assists) in 25 games. Kossila has points (1-7-8) in six consecutive games.
Pavel Gogolev scored Toronto’s third goal at 18:30 of the second period. He earlierrecorded the primary assists on Brazeau’s and Kossila’s first period goals. He has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in his last six games. This is Gogolev’s first career AHL three-point game.
Brennan Kapcheck registered the secondary assist on Kossila’s first period goal. This was Kapcheck’s first career AHL point.
Stefan Noesen had the primary assist on Gogolev’s second period goal. He has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in 13 games this season with Toronto and San Jose (AHL).
Jeremy McKenna collected the secondary assist on Gogolev’s second period goal. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 24 games with the Marlies.
Michael Hutchinson stopped 39 of 41 shots he faced in his first start with the Marlies this season.
Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and did not receive a power play.
Laval had a 41-22 edge in shots in all situations. Timothy Liljegren and Calle Rosén led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
The Marlies are 13-16-0-2 against Canadian Division opponents and are 4-3-0-1 against the Laval Rocket.
Scoring first 13-7-4-0 Leading after 1 6-3-0-0 Leading after 2 10-0-0-0 Outshot by opponent 7-8-0-2 Did not allow a goal on penalty kill 12-8-0-1 Did score on the power play 6-10-0-2 Friday 2-5-0-0
On tonight’s game: There was a lot of good stuff to take away. Full 60-minute effort and disciplined within our game plan. We’ve gone through a stretch of games prior to these last two where there’s just been a lot of growth for our group. We’re coming towards the tail end of the season with a lot of new faces, a lot of young bodies, learning what it is at this level to play. Finding their way and learning a lot of our systems and our details and our responsibilities. A lot of our guys that have been here all season have done a great job of helping guide them along the way. We’re now starting to turn a corner, the last game and this one. You can start to see everything’s coming together and the hard work these guys have been putting in, it’s starting to pay off and they’re learning what it takes to win in this league and especially against a really tough opponent.
May 13 Kristians Rubins (D) – Reassigned by Toronto (NHL) to Latvia (WHC) May 12 Joseph Woll (G) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
UPCOMING GAMES: *All times Eastern Standard Time
Saturday, May 15 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 17 at Laval – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
Pierre Engvall opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 7:15 of the first period. Engvall has recorded four goals over his last five games played. He has 12 points (7-5-12) in 42 games played this season. He has recorded six points (2-4-6) in 21 games on the road. The Maple Leafs were 4-2-1 when Engvall records a goal this season.
Ilya Mikheyev registered the primary assist on Engvall’s first period goal and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 5:25 of the second period. Tonight’s game is Mikheyev’s second multi-point game of the season. He has recorded 12 (4-8-12) of his 18 points on the road this season. He has five points (2-3-5) in nine games played against the Jets in 2020-21.
Alex Galchenyuk had the secondary assist on Engvall’s first period goal. Galchenyuk has three points (1-2-3) over his last five games. He has three points (2-1-3) in nine games against the Jets this season. He has recorded four points (2-2-4) in six games during the month of May.
Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Muzzin has assists (6) and points (1-6-7) in five consecutive games. He has recorded 16 (3-13-16) of his 27 points on the road in 2020-21. In 10 games against the Jets this season, he has registered five points (1-4-5).
Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in two consecutive games. In 10 games against Winnipeg in 2020-21, he has registered five points (2-3-5). He ranks ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-13-20).
Jack Campbell stopped 20 of the 23 shots he faced in the loss.
With a 35-14-7 record, the Maple Leafs finish the season with a .688 points percentage, which is the highest single-season mark in franchise history.
The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
Adam Brooks and Alex Kerfoot were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
Justin Holl and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 21 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.6 percent (21 for, 12 against), while Muzzin had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60 percent (21 for, 14 against).
Jason Spezza was 4-for-4 (100%) in the faceoff circle against Winnipeg centre Nate Thompson.
John Tavares won 63 percent (5 won, 3 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
Thursday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Stanley Cup Playoffs)
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