Celtics Notebook: Rob Williams on track for Game 2 — Boston Herald

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Celtics Notebook: Rob Williams on track for Game 2 — Boston Herald

Kurtenbach: The Warriors can’t make the same mistake again this offseason — Red Bluff Daily News

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Andrew Wiggins wants to play in the Olympics. Will Steph Curry appear in his first Games? — Red Bluff Daily News

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Andrew Wiggins wants to play in the Olympics. Will Steph Curry appear in his first Games? — Red Bluff Daily News

Andrew Wiggins commits to play for Canada in Olympic Qualifying Tournament — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

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Andrew Wiggins commits to play for Canada in Olympic Qualifying Tournament — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

GAME 4: MAPLE LEAFS (2-1) AT CANADIENS (1-2)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-1) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-2)

MAY 25, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL


ALL-TIME RECORD
: 307-344-88-18
ALL-TIME at HOME: 194-129-45-10

ALL-TIME on the ROAD: 113-215-43-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 7-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 31-43
2020-21: 7-2-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME THREE – MAY 24, 2021: Toronto 2 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Rielly

Montreal Goals: Suzuki

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/3

Shots: 29-29 Tied; Hits: 37-28 Montreal; Faceoff %: 50% Tied

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
GOALS3 (Nylander)BLOCKED SHOTS(Holl)
ASSISTS3 (Marner)TAKEAWAYS7 (Matthews)
POINTS4 (Nylander)HITS15 (Hyman)
SHOTS18 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME24:53 (Marner)
FACEOFF WIN%77.8% (Thornton)PP TOI PER GAME5:56 (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %73.3% (Engvall)SH TOI PER GAME3:29 (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 (182), Jason Spezza (88), Jake Muzzin (62)

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 (19)
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– Averaging 2:36 per game in shorthanded ice time through three games this series.- Has recorded five assists in 23 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:51 in even-strength ice time per game through three games, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (5).- Recorded his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on May 24 at Montreal.- Has appeared in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 15 points (4-12-16). 
Jack Campbell– Is 2-1 with a 1.35 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage in the postseason. – Earned his first career win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season. 
Pierre Engvall– Leads the Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (73.3%) through two appearances in the postseason.- Has skated in six career Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs. 
Nick Foligno– Averaging 13:12 per game in ice time and 2:03 in shorthanded ice time through two appearances in the postseason.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 53 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Played 9:23 in Game Three of the series in Montreal on May 24.- Has registered 13 points (4-9-13) in 34 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Justin Holl– Leads the Maple Leafs in blocked shots (7) through three games of the series.- Has started 35.2 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone through three games, the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in eight career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Zach Hyman– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (23:04) through three games of the series.- Leads Toronto in hits (15) this postseason.- Has recorded 12 points (4-8-12) in 27 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Alex Kerfoot– Averaging 2:24 per game in shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the lead among Toronto forwards who have appeared in every game this series.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.8% when the Maple Leafs are leading in the series, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.- 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– Has three assists through three games of the series.- Leads the Maple Leafs in average time on ice (24:53) through three games in this series. – Tied for second among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (10) this series.- Has recorded 24 points (5-19-24) in 28 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Auston Matthews– 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 (7).- Has recorded 22 points (13-9-22) in 28 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 12:34 per game in ice time and 1:32 per game in shorthanded ice time through three games.- Has started 22.2 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the second lowest mark among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has skated in eight career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Jake Muzzin– Leads the Maple Leafs in shorthanded time on ice per game through two games (3:29). – Has recorded 22 points (7-15-22) in 62 career Stanley Cup playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2014 with the Kings. 
Riley Nash– Has started 11.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.- Averaging 2:39 per game in shorthanded ice time per game, the highest mark among Maple Leafs forwards. – 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 (3) and points (3-1-4) through three games of the series.- Averaging 16:42 per game in ice time, including 4:17 per game in power play ice time.- Tied for second among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (10).- Has recorded 18 points (7-11-18) in 27 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Morgan Rielly– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in points (1-2-3) through three games of the postseason.- Leads Maple Leafs defencemen in average time on ice (23:03) through three games.- Scored his first career game-winning goal in the postseason on May 24 at Montreal.- Has recorded 19 points (4-15-19) in 28 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Rasmus Sandin– Averaging 13:55 per game in ice time and 4:35 per game on the power play. – Scored his first career goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded a goal in three career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Wayne Simmonds– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.6 percent through three games of the series, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.  – Has recorded 21 points (8-13-21) in 46 career playoff appearances. 
Jason Spezza– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in faceoffs taken (25), winning 52.0 percent of his draws thus far. – Has won 60 percent (9 won, 6 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs through three games.- Has recorded 71 points (26 goals, 45 assists) in 88 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
Joe Thornton– Has a hits per 60 minutes rate of 8.62, which ranks seventh among Toronto skaters.- Has won 77.8 percent of his faceoffs through three games of the series.- Has recorded 133 points (31 goals, 102 assists) in 182 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
  

INJURY REPORT

Nick Foligno (Lower Body)Did not play on May 24 at Montreal.
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)

GAME 3: LEAFS 2, HABS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-1) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-2)

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 7:18 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) and points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games in this series. He has 19 points (8-11-19) in 28 career postseason games. He recorded seven points (4-3-7) in eight games against the Canadiens during the 2020-21 regular season.
  • Morgan Rielly scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 16:35 of the second period. Rielly has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games to begin the series. He has recorded 19 points (4-15-19) in 28 career postseason games. He registered a pair of goals and five assists in 10 games against the Canadiens during the regular season.
  • Alex Kerfoot recorded the lone assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Kerfoot has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games this postseason. He has registered 10 points (3-7-10) in 26 career playoff games. He recorded 12 points (4-8-12) in 28 games on the road during the 2020-21 regular season. 
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Rielly’s second period goal. Marner has assists (3) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 24 points (5-19-24) in 28 career Stanley Cup playoff games. He had 11 points (4-7-11) in 10 games against Montreal this season.
  • TJ Brodie had the secondary assist on Rielly’s second period goal. Brodie’s assist is his first playoff point as a Maple Leaf. He has 16 points (4-12-16) in 33 career postseason games. He ranked fourth among Toronto defencemen in points this season (1-13-14).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 27 shots to earn the victory.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO7 (5)20 (16)2 (2)29 (23)
MONTREAL6 (5)8 (7)14 (13)28 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO17 (12)29 (24)4 (4)53 (40)
MONTREAL12 (6)17 (15)24 (19)50 (40)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews were on the ice for a team-high 19 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Marner had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50.0 percent (19 for, 19 against), while Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 48.7 percent (19 for, 20 against).
  • Auston Matthews was 5-for-8 (63%) in the faceoff circle when taking offensive zone faceoffs and won 64 percent (7 won, 4 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Jason Spezza won 75 percent (3 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Marner, Matthews)
Faceoff Wins15 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Hyman – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Hyman)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Bogosian, Kerfoot, Matthews)
TOI23:48 (Marner)
Power Play TOI5:16 (Marner)
Shorthanded TOI3:15 (Muzzin)
Shifts32 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage82.4% (Simmonds – 14 for, 3 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., Toronto at Montreal (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN)
  • Thursday, May 27, 7:00 p.m., Montreal at Toronto (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN)
  • 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.