HABS 2, LEAFS 1: GAME 1 POSTGAME NOTES

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-0) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (0-1)

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

 123OTFINAL
MONTREAL1012
TORONTO0101

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARYON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 4:28 of the second period. Nylander’s goal is his first of the 2021 playoffs. He has 16 points (6-10-16) in 26 career playoff games. In 51 games this season, he recorded 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists). He collected seven points (4-3-7) in eight games against Montreal in 2020-21. 
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Rielly’s assist is his first point of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He has 17 points (3-14-17) in 26 career playoff games. He had 35 points (5-30-35) in 55 games played in 2020-21. He amassed seven points (2-5-7) in 10 games against the Canadiens this season.
  • Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Holl’s assist is his first career playoff point in six career playoff appearances. He established new single-season career-highs for assists (18) and points (20) in 55 games played, and tied his single-season career high for goals (2).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 28 shots in the loss. Tonight’s game was his first career start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
MONTREAL13 (13)7 (3)10 (2)30 (18)
TORONTO14 (11)8 (8)14 (8)36 (27)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
MONTREAL17 (17)13 (6)17 (5)47 (28)
TORONTO22 (17)18 (13)20 (9)60 (39)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight with a shorthanded goal against.
  • Alex Kerfoot won 63 percent (5 won, 3 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Ilya Mikheyev and Riley Nash did not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 23 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Rielly had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 71.9 percent (23 for, 9 against).
  • Rasmus Sandin skated in his first career Stanley Cup playoff game.
  • Jason Spezza was 5-for-8 (63%) in the faceoff circle taking offensive zone faceoffs. 

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts13 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Thornton – 3 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Hyman, Matthews)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Holl)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI27:22 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI6:35 (Marner, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI6:08 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Marner)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage78.7% (Spezza – 11 for, 3 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, May 22, 7:00 p.m., Montreal at Toronto (SN, CBC, TVA Sports, CNBC)
  • Monday, May 24, 7:00 p.m., Toronto at Montreal (SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
  • Tuesday, May 25, TBD, Toronto at Montreal (TBD)
  • Thursday, May 27, TBD, Montreal at Toronto (TBD)*
  • Saturday, May 29, TBD, Toronto at Montreal (TBD)*
  • Monday, May 31, TBD, Montreal at Toronto (TBD)*

*If Necessary

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.

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