TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-1) vs.
MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-2)
MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021
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)
|TORONTO||7 (5)||20 (16)||2 (2)||–||29 (23)|
|MONTREAL||6 (5)||8 (7)||14 (13)||–||28 (25)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||17 (12)||29 (24)||4 (4)||–||53 (40)|
|MONTREAL||12 (6)||17 (15)||24 (19)||–||50 (40)|
- 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
|Shot Attempts||7 (Marner, Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||15 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Hyman – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||4 (Muzzin)|
|Takeaways||1 (Bogosian, Kerfoot, Matthews)|
|Power Play TOI||5:16 (Marner)|
|Shorthanded TOI||3:15 (Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||82.4% (Simmonds – 14 for, 3 against)|
- 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)*
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.