MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-0) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (0-1)
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021
- 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)
|MONTREAL||13 (13)||7 (3)||10 (2)||–||30 (18)|
|TORONTO||14 (11)||8 (8)||14 (8)||–||36 (27)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|MONTREAL||17 (17)||13 (6)||17 (5)||–||47 (28)|
|TORONTO||22 (17)||18 (13)||20 (9)||–||60 (39)|
- 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
|Shot Attempts||13 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||11 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Thornton – 3 won, 0 lost)|
|Hits||4 (Hyman, Matthews)|
|Blocked Shots||2 (Brodie, Holl)|
|Power Play TOI||6:35 (Marner, Matthews)|
|Shorthanded TOI||6:08 (Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||78.7% (Spezza – 11 for, 3 against)|
- 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)*
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.