MAPLE LEAFS AT CANADIENS GAME 3 (series at 1-1)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-1) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-1)

MAY 24, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL


ALL-TIME RECORD
: 307-344-88-18
ALL-TIME on the ROAD: 113-215-43-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 7-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 30-43
2020-21: 7-2-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME TWO – MAY 22, 2021: Toronto 5 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Spezza, Matthews, Sandin,Nylander, Kerfoot

Montreal Goals: Kotkaniemi

TOR PP: 2/6; MTL PP: 0/1

Shots: 34-23 Toronto; Hits: 44-36 Montreal; Faceoff %: 66% Toronto

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
GOALS2 (Nylander)BLOCKED SHOTS(Holl)
ASSISTS2 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)TAKEAWAYS6 (Matthews)
POINTS3 (Matthews, Nylander)HITS(Hyman, Matthews)
SHOTS12 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME25:07 (Marner)
FACEOFF WIN%83.3% (Thornton)PP TOI PER GAME6:18 (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %80.0% (Engvall)SH TOI PER GAME3:36 (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 (181), Jason Spezza (87), Jake Muzzin (91)

POINTS: Joe Thornton (133), Jason Spezza (71), John Tavares (30)

GOALS: Joe Thornton (31), Jason Spezza (26), John Tavares (15)

ASSISTS: Joe Thornton (102), Jason Spezza (45), Mitch Marner (18)
PENALTY MINUTES: Joe Thornton (132), Wayne Simmonds (108), 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 259-285-4 in 548 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 allowed 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– Recorded his first playoff point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Averaging 2:26 per game in shorthanded ice time through two games this series.- Has recorded five assists in 22 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:12 in even-strength ice time per game through two games, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Tied for second among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (4).- Has appeared in 32 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 15 points (4-11-15). 
Jack Campbell– Earned his first career win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Is 1-1 with a 1.53 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in the postseason. – Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season. 
Pierre Engvall– Played in his first game of the 2021 postseason on May 22 vs. Montreal and a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 80 percent in 11:08 of ice time.- Has skated in five Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs. 
Nick Foligno– Won 81.3 percent (13 won, 3 lost) of his faceoffs in Game Two of the series, playing 13:24 in ice time and recording six shot attempts.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 53 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Played 11:46 in his first appearance of the 2021 postseason.- Has registered 13 points (4-9-13) in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Justin Holl– Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has been on the ice for a team-high three goals for at even-strength through two games of the series.- Has recorded an assist in seven career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Zach Hyman– Ranks second among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (23:22) through two games of the series.- Recorded five shot attempts and five hits in Game Two against Montreal.- Has recorded 12 points (4-8-12) in 27 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Alex Kerfoot– Averaging 2:29 per game in shorthanded ice time, which leads Toronto forwards who have appeared in both games of the series.- Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded nine points (3-6-9) in 25 career playoff games. 
Mitch Marner– Had his fourth career multi-assist and seventh career multi-point playoff performance on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Leads the Maple Leafs in average time on ice (25:07) through two games in this series. – Has recorded 23 points (5-18-23) in 27 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Auston Matthews– Tied his single-game career-highs for assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in a postseason game on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Leads Maple Leafs forwards in even-strength ice time per game (16:58) through two games.- Leads postseason skaters in shots per game (6.0).- Tied for second among postseason skaters in takeaways (6).- Has recorded 22 points (13-9-22) in 27 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 12:15 per game in ice time and 1:26 per game in shorthanded ice time through two games- Has skated in seven career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Jake Muzzin– Leads the Maple Leafs in shorthanded time on ice per game through two games. – Has recorded 22 points (7-15-22) in 61 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– Leads the Maple Leafs in goals (2) and is tied for the team lead in points (2-1-3) through two games of the series.- Averaging 16:40 per game in ice time, including 4:26 per game in power play ice time.- Has recorded 18 points (7-11-18) in 27 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Morgan Rielly– Has a pair of assists through two games in the series.- Leads Maple Leafs defencemen in average time on ice (23:07) through two games.- Has recorded 17 points (3-14-17) in 26 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Rasmus Sandin– Scored his first career goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Averaging 14:49 per game in ice time and 4:53 per game on the power play. – Has recorded a goal in two career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Wayne Simmonds– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 59.4 percent through two games of the series, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters.  – Has recorded 21 points (8-13-21) in 46 career playoff appearances. 
Jason Spezza– Scored his first goal of the postseason on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in faceoffs taken (19), winning 52.6 percent of his draws thus far. – Has recorded 71 points (26 goals, 45 assists) in 87 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
Joe Thornton– Has a hits per 60 minutes rate of 10.55, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.- Has won 83 percent of his faceoffs through two games of the series.- Has recorded 133 points (31 goals, 102 assists) in 181 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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