SENATORS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2: WHAT THE LEAFS SAID

Oct. 14, 2021

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
Q: Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: On tonight’s slow start.
Sheldon Keefe: I don’t put this start even remotely in the same category as yesterday’s start and
yesterday’s start we gave up grade A scoring chances, odd-man rushes and all of that. I don’t see it that
way at all for us in terms of our start. You know they were out shooting us early on, but they had six
point shots out of their first seven shots so nothing dangerous. We gifted them a goal so we make that
big mistake and then they get a powerplay goal that they wrist one in from the point that we did 50
times tonight but it hits a body and goes in, 2-0, and then we give them another gift at the end of the
first period so I don’t put this in the same category in terms of our start but it certainly wasn’t the type
of period that we wanted in terms of gifting them goals. Then we had a real strong push towards the
end of the first period, lots of strong chances to score ourselves and their goaltender was great. I don’t
put this in the same category as yesterday in terms of our start.
Q. Regarding an update on Mrazek:
Sheldon Keefe: I don’t have an update at all other than he was unable to finish the game tonight.
JASON SPEZZA (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: On the teams start tonight.
Jason Spezza: Yeah they pushed the pace and were flipping a lot of pucks out and I think we weren’t
getting enough of a good forecheck in, give them too much time to make plays and then we weren’t
breaking out clean and that led to us chasing the game.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: On his goal tonight.
Jason Spezza: We knew if we got one, we’d probably get two and make it interesting. Teams generally
sit back once you get a couple and tighten up a little bit so just wanted to get a goal there on the
powerplay but unfortunate we get the call there against us because we were coming back on the
powerplay. At that point you’re just trying to gain some momentum and the goalie played well and to
get one by him opened the flood gates a little bit.
JOHN TAVARES (1 ASSIST)
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: John your thoughts on the game tonight and another slow start.
John Tavares: It’s not ideal being down three goals. I think we wanted to start a lot better, they came
out with a lot of energy. We knew coming onto the road of a back-to-back we’d need to play a smart
game and get ourselves involved early and we didn’t execute as well as we wanted to. We seemed to
get our game going for periods at a time and then think we lost it during other periods. We fought hard
until the end but unfortunately didn’t get the last one in.
JACK CAMPBELL (10 SAVES)
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How did you feel coming into the game?
Jack Campbell: I felt good and loved the way the team never gave up – we just kept battling. Their goalie
made a lot of great saves, so we’ll get back at it and be ready to go Saturday.
Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Star: What goes through your mind when you see Petr go down?
Jack Campbell: It’s too bad you never want to see that on anybody, and I went through it last year and
he really battled for us in the second period, so many great saves. I wish him well and I’m sure he’ll get
healthy quick and be stronger than ever.
WILLIAM NYLANDER (1 GOAL)
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: On second slow start in two nights.
William Nylander: The slow start is getting to us, I mean, with back-to-backs your obviously going to
start slow when you’ve got a fresh team playing their first game but it’s something we’ve got to work
on. We battled back but we gave them more space so we’ve got to work on that.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: On tonight’s powerplay clicking.
William Nylander: I think we started bad too but then we were able to step it up in the third period
which is obviously big but we’ve got to start the way we ended it.

SENATORS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES


2021-22 Matchups vs. Ottawa: Second of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Ottawa: 5-2-2
Next Game vs. Ottawa: Saturday, Jan. 1 vs. OTT
Toronto Season Record: 1-1-0
Toronto Home Record: 1-0-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens.
October 10, 2021
Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned
to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 6, 2021
Defencemen Carl Dahlström and Brennan Menell and forwards Brett
Seney and Joey Anderson have been assigned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL).
October 5, 2021
Forward Josh Ho-Sang has been released from his PTO and has signed
an AHL contract with the Marlies.
Score: Maple Leafs 2, Ottawa 3
Date: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
TOR Goals: Spezza, Nylander
OTT Goals: Tierney, Ennis, Formenton
TOR Goaltender: Mrázek, 23/26, .885 SV%, Campbell, 10/10, 1.000 SVV%
OTT Goaltender: Forsberg, 46/48, .958%
TOR Power Play: 2/5
OTT Power Play: 1/4
Date: Monday, Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Opponent: vs. New York Rangers
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV); TSN Radio 1050 (Radio)
Auston Matthews Wrist
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 4

First Matchup between Clubs: Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5 vs. Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record: 61-56-3-13 (133 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 27-34-1-5 (67 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home: April 10, 2021 (Toronto 6, Ottawa 5)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-2-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-3-2
Games Played: John Tavares (44), Wayne Simmonds (34), Morgan Rielly (33)
Goals: Auston Matthews (23), John Tavares (11), Wayne Simmonds (10)
Assists: Mitch Marner (21), John Tavares (18), Auston Matthews (16)
Points: Auston Matthews (39), Mitch Marner (30), John Tavares (29)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (38), John Tavares (26), Jake Muzzin (13)
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .500 2.00 2.00 37.5% 87.5% 39.0 34.0 56.4%
NHL Rank 13th-T 18th-T 15th-T 11th-T 8th 4th-T 9th-T 2nd
Power Play: 3/8 (37.5%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander)
Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
Penalty Kill: 7/8 (87.5%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 31/144 (78.5%)
Saturday games 1 of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 1 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-0-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-1-0
October games 3rd of 9 (5 home, 4 road)

TRAVIS DERMOTT Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Apr. 24 at WPG.
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 29 vs. EDM.
MITCH MARNER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 24 at WPG.
AUSTON MATTHEWS Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 20 at MTL.
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie
Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at
294 games.
JAKE MUZZIN Skated in his 600th NHL game on March 1 at EDM.
WILLIAM NYLANDER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 18 at VAN.
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club.
JOHN TAVARES Skated in his 200th game as a Maple Leaf on May 12 at OTT.
JOHN TAVARES Registered his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf on April 18 at VAN.
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 800th career NHL point on April 5 at CGY.
TJ BRODIE 8 games away from 700 career NHL games played
TJ BRODIE 1 goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL 9 wins away from 50 career NHL wins
TRAVIS DERMOTT Three points away from 50 career NHL points
PIERRE ENGVALL 8 games away from 100 career NHL games played
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Seven goals away from 50 career NHL goals
ONDREJ KAŠE Three points away from 100 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists
AUSTON MATTHEWS One goal away from 200 career NHL goals
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY Two assists away from 250 career NHL assists
MORGAN RIELLY One power play goal away from 100 career NHL power play goals
WAYNE SIMMONDS One game away from 950 career NHL games played

Toronto Maple Leafs: Media Notes
2021-22 Matchups vs. Ottawa: First of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Ottawa: 5-2-2
Next Game vs. Ottawa: Saturday, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
Toronto Season Record: 1-0-0
Toronto Road Record: 0-0-0
TV: TSN4 RADIO: Sportsnet 590
October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens.
October 10, 2021
Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned
to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 6, 2021
Defencemen Carl Dahlström and Brennan Menell and forwards Brett
Seney and Joey Anderson have been assigned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL).
October 5, 2021
Forward Josh Ho-Sang has been released from his PTO and has signed
an AHL contract with the Marlies.
Score: Maple Leafs 2, Montréal 1
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
TOR Goals: Engvall, Nylander
MTL Goals: Drouin
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 31/32, .933 SV%
MTL Goaltender: Allen, 28/30, .969 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1/3
MTL Power Play: 0/4
Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Opponent: vs. Ottawa Senators
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV); Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Radio)
Auston Matthews Wrist
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 2
ALL-TIME VS. OTTAWA:
ACTIVE LEADERS VS. OTTAWA:
2021-22 AVERAGES &RANKINGS
THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
ON THE PK IN 2021-22
FAST FACTS
First Matchup between Clubs: Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5 vs. Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record: 61-55-3-13 (132 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 27-33-1-5 (66 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home: April 10, 2021 (Toronto 6, Ottawa 5)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-1-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-2-2
Games Played: John Tavares (43), Wayne Simmonds (33), Morgan Rielly (32)
Goals: Auston Matthews (23), John Tavares (11), Wayne Simmonds (10)
Assists: Mitch Marner (21), John Tavares (17), Auston Matthews (16)
Points: Auston Matthews (39), Mitch Marner (30), John Tavares (28)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (36), John Tavares (24), Jake Muzzin (11)
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G
Toronto 1.000 2.00 1.00 33.3% 100.0% 30.0 32.0
NHL Rank — — — — — — —
Power Play: 1/3 (33.3%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall)
Power Play Point Leader: 1 (Bunting, Sandin)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
Penalty Kill: 4/4 (100%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 31/144 (78.5%)
Thursday games 0 of 16 (10 home, 6 road)
Back-to-Backs played 0 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-0-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-0-0
October games 2nd of 9 (5 home, 4 road)
RECENT MILESTONES
UPCOMING MILESTONES
TRAVIS DERMOTT Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Apr. 24 at WPG.
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 29 vs. EDM.
MITCH MARNER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 24 at WPG.
AUSTON MATTHEWS Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 20 at MTL.
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie
Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at
294 games.
JAKE MUZZIN Skated in his 600th NHL game on March 1 at EDM.
JAKE MUZZIN
Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf and recorded his 200th career
NHL assist on Feb. 17 vs. OTT.
WILLIAM NYLANDER Scored his 100th caree

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