GAME 3: LEAFS 2, HABS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-1) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-2)

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO0202
MONTREAL0101

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.

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