CANADIENS AT MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2: PREGAME NOTES

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-0) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (0-1)

MAY 22, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: 680 NEWS

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL


ALL-TIME RECORD
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ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 7-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 29-43
2020-21: 7-2-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME ONE – MAY 20, 2021: Montreal 2 vs. Toronto 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander

Montreal Goals: Anderson, Byron

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/5

Shots: 36-30 Toronto; Hits: 55-27 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

MAPLE LEAFS SERIES LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADERCATEGORYLEADER
GOALS1 (Nylander)BLOCKED SHOTS(Brodie, Holl)
ASSISTS1 (Foligno, Rielly)TAKEAWAYS3 (Matthews)
POINTS1 (Foligno, Nylander, Rielly)HITS(Matthews)
SHOTS8 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME27:23 (Marner)
FACEOFF WIN%100% (Thornton)PP TOI PER GAME6:35 (Marner, Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %78.5% (Spezza)SH TOI PER GAME6:08 (Muzzin)

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES: Jason Spezza (76), Joe Thornton (62), Nick Foligno (47)

POINTS: Jason Spezza (75), Joe Thornton (47), John Tavares (40)

GOALS: Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (19), John Tavares (17)

ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (43), Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (23)

PENALTY MINUTES: Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (58), Wayne Simmonds (54)

CANADIENS CAREER LEADERS versus TORONTO

GAMES: Eric Staal (55), Brendan Gallagher (35), Jeff Petry (34), Tomas Tatar (34)

POINTS: Eric Staal (52), Jeff Petry (21), Brendan Gallagher (19), Corey Perry (19)

GOALS: Eric Staal (24), Tomas Tatar (10), Brendan Gallagher (10)

ASSISTS: Eric Staal (28), Jeff Petry (16), Shea Weber (14)

PENALTY MINUTES: Eric Staal (37), Corey Perry (26), Shea Weber (20)

MAPLE LEAFS ACTIVE PLAYOFF LEADERS

GAMES: Joe Thornton (180), Jason Spezza (86), Jake Muzzin (90)

POINTS: Joe Thornton (133), Jason Spezza (70), John Tavares (30)

GOALS: Joe Thornton (31), Jason Spezza (25), John Tavares (15)

ASSISTS: Joe Thornton (102), Jason Spezza (45), Mitch Marner (16)
PENALTY MINUTES: Joe Thornton (132), Wayne Simmonds (106), Nick Foligno (45)

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Postseason Appearances– The 2021 postseason marks the Maple Leafs’ 70th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Series History– The Maple Leafs have played a total of 115 series in their previous 69 playoff appearances, winning 58 of them.
Playoff Record– Toronto has a record of 258-284-4 in 546 franchise playoff games.
Toronto vs. Montreal– This is the 16th time the Maple Leafs and Canadiens have met in the postseason.- Toronto has only faced Boston (16) and Detroit (23) as many times or more than the Canadiens in a playoff series.- This series marks the first meeting between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 1979.
Up North– Toronto finished first in the North Division and tied for fifth in the NHL with a 35-14-7 record (77 points)- The Maple Leafs captured their first division title since 1999-00. 
Team Discipline– The Maple Leafs took were assessed 165 penalties this season, which was tied for the fifth-fewest penalties taken in the NHL. – Toronto averaged 4:21 per game in time on the penalty kill, which was the fourth lowest total in the League.
Faceoffs– The Maple Leafs finished 10th among NHL teams and second among North Division clubs in faceoff win percentage (51.1%).- Toronto won 53 percent of their offensive zone faceoffs, which was the ninth-highest percentage among NHL clubs.
Goals by Strength– The Maple Leafs were second in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (132), while allowing the eighth-fewest goals at 5-on-5 (96).
Starting Strong– Toronto scored 61 times in the first period, which was the highest mark in the NHL, while allowing 38 first period goals, the fifth-fewest in the League.
Power Play– The Maple Leafs have the fifth-fewest power play opportunities (155) among NHL teams that scored at least 30 power play goals (31).
Penalty Kill– Toronto was shorthanded 144 times this season, which was the tied for the fourth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
Scoring First– Toronto won 25 games after scoring the first goal of the game, which ranked third among NHL clubs. 
Team Goal-Games– The Maple Leafs were tied for the 11th highest win percentage in one-goal games (.560), tied for the sixth-highest win percentage in two-goal games (.615) and had the fourth-highest win percentage in three-goal games (.733).
Back in the Postseason– Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have reached the postseason in each of their first five NHL campaigns, a feat achieved by only four other Maple Leafs in the expansion era (since 1967-68): Tomas Kaberle (1998-99 to 2003-04), Dave Williams (1974-75 to 1978-79), Borje Salming (1973-74 to 1980-81) and Ian Turnbull (1973-74 to 1980-81).

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

Frederik Andersen– Since joining the Maple Leafs in 2016-17, Andersen is 10-14 in 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Only seven goaltenders have recorded more postseason wins in a Toronto uniform.- Had a 13-8-3 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 23 games played this season. 
Zach Bogosian– Played 13:20 in Game One, including 3:55 in shorthanded ice time.- Has recorded four assists in 21 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning. 
TJ Brodie– Had 19:26 in ice time during Game One and recorded two shots on goal.- Shared the team lead in blocked shots (2) in Game One vs. Montreal.- Has appeared in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 15 points (4-11-15). 
Jack Campbell– Stopped 28 of 30 shots in his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game One against Montreal.- Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season. 
Pierre Engvall– Has skated in four Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs.- Recorded seven goals and five assists in 42 games during the 2020-21 season. 
Nick Foligno– Had an assist and a pair of hits in 12:59 of ice time in Game One against the Canadiens.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 52 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Has registered 13 points (4-9-13) in 32 career Stanley Cup playoff games between Montreal (4-9-13; 28 GP) and Minnesota (0-0-0; 4 GP).- Averaged 2.18 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which was sixth among Toronto skaters who appeared in over five games. 
Justin Holl– Played 20:14 over 27 shifts and was tied for the team lead in blocked shots in Game One of the series.- Has skated in six career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Zach Hyman– Recorded four shots on goal, seven shot attempts and four hits in 24:37 of ice time during Game One against Montreal.- Has recorded 12 points (4-8-12) in 26 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Alex Kerfoot– Skated 17:07 in Game One of the series, recording a shot on goal and winning 63 precent (5 won, 3 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.- Has recorded eight points (2-6-8) in 24 career playoff games. 
Mitch Marner– Led all skaters with 27:23 in ice time during Game One of the series, recording five shots and eight shot attempts.- Has recorded 21 points (5-16-21) in 26 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Auston Matthews– Led all skaters with eight shots on goal and 13 shot attempts, and registered a team-high five hits and three takeaways in 23:57 of ice time during the series opener.- Has recorded 19 points (12-7-19) in 26 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Played 10:54 in ice time, including 1:55 while shorthanded, in Game One against the Canadiens.- Has skated in six career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Jake Muzzin– Had four shot attempts in 20:27 of ice time on May 20 vs. Montreal, playing 6:08 while shorthanded.- Has recorded 22 points (7-15-22) in 60 career Stanley Cup playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2014 with the Kings. 
Riley Nash– Skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf in Game One of the series on May 20 vs. Montreal.- Has registered eight points (2-6-8) in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
William Nylander– Scored Toronto’s lone goal in Game One of the series with Montreal, and had four shots on goal and a pair of takeaways in 16:40 of ice time.- Has recorded 17 points (3-14-17) in 26 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Morgan Rielly– Registered an assist in 22:37 of ice time during the series opener, recording five shots and nine shot attempts.- Has recorded 17 points (3-14-17) in 26 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Rasmus Sandin– Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut on May 20 vs. Montreal and played 15:06 in ice time.- Recorded four assists in nine games with the Maple Leafs in 2020-21. 
Wayne Simmonds– Played 12:04 in Game One of the series and recorded a pair of shots. – Has recorded 21 points (8-13-21) in 45 career playoff appearances. 
Jason Spezza– Had a pair of shot attempts and three hits in 12:00 of ice time in Game One of the series.- Has recorded 70 points (25 goals, 45 assists) in 86 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
Joe Thornton– Went 3-for-3 in the faceoff circle in 10:13 of ice time during the series opener against Montreal on May 20.- Has recorded 133 points (31 goals, 102 assists) in 180 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
  

INJURY REPORT

John Tavares (Concussion)Out indefinitely.

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS FINAL 2020-21 TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):186 (6th)158 (17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):     148 (t-7th)165 (18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):31/155 [20.0%] (16th)29/151 [19.2%] (17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):113/144 [78.5%] (t-23rd)135/172 [78.5%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS (Rank):1751 (6th)1746 (7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2455 (8th)2704 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.0% (11th)54.5% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.1% (10th)48.4% (t-24th)

MAPLE LEAFS 2020-21 LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS41 (Matthews)
ASSISTS47 (Marner)
POINTS67 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS220 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.7% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS94 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS53 (Marner)
HITS100 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:38 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Muzzin)

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