MAPLE LEAFS 5, SABRES 4

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (10-5-1 – 21 Points) at
BUFFALO SABRES (6-6-2 – 14 Points)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 2 5
BUFFALO 1 1 2 4


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Morgan Rielly scored the game-winning goal for the Maple Leafs at 19:48 of the third period posting
    his first goal of the season. Rielly also recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ goal marking his second
    multi-point outing of the season.
  • David Kämpf scored for the Maple Leafs at 2:43 of the first period. Kämpf recorded his second goal of
    the season.
  • Ondřej Kaše scored for Toronto at 7:18 of the second period. Kaše recorded his fourth goal of the
    season and has registered a goal in three consecutive games (3G).
  • Michael Bunting scored for the Maple Leafs at 8:28 of the second period. Bunting posted his fourth
    goal of the season.
  • John Tavares scored on a power play opportunity for Toronto at 9:22 of the third period. Tavares
    posted his eighth goal of the season and 100th as a Maple Leaf. Tavares also recorded the primary
    assist on Kaše’s goal posting his seventh assist of the season.
  • Alexander Kerfoot posted the primary assist on both Kämpf’s goal and Rielly’s game-winner. Kerfoot
    is currently on a three-game assist streak (4A).
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the secondary assist on Kämpf’s goal. Engvall notched his third assist of the
    season.
  • Auston Matthews posted the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal recording his sixth assist of the season.
    Matthews has registered four points through the last three games (1G, 3A).
  • Jake Muzzin posted the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Muzzin recorded his fourth assist of the
    season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal. Spezza posted his third assist of the
    season.
  • Mitch Marner posted the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal. Marner notched his 11th assist of the
    season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 23 of 27 shots he faced in tonight’s win.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    BUFFALO 13 (11) 7 (7) 7 (7) 27 (25)
    TORONTO 5 (3) 8 (8) 13 (11) 26 (22)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    BUFFALO 22 (18) 16 (16) 19 (18) 57 (39)
    TORONTO 8 (5) 13 (13) 23 (21) 44 (52)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-3-0 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 84-106-18-11 in 219 games against the Buffalo Sabres and 33-66-6-6 in
    111 games played in Buffalo.
  • Toronto is 7-3-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 6-1-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 4 (Rielly)
    Shot Attempts 5 (Rielly, Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 14 (Kämpf)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 78% (Kämpf – 14 won, 4 lost)
    Hits 2 (Ritchie)
    Blocked Shots 4 (Brodie)
    Takeaways 1 (Spezza)
    TOI 24:35 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 1:08 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly, Nylander,
    Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:02 (Holl, Muzzin)
    Shifts 29 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 86.67% (Engvall – 13 for, 2 against)
    RECORD WHEN
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 5-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-2-0 when tied after one period and 6-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 4-2-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-1-0 in Saturday games and 1-2-0 in the second game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • Goaltender Joseph Woll made his NHL debut in tonight’s game and earned his first career NHL win.
  • Per NHL PR, Joseph Woll (23 saves) became the first Maple Leafs goaltender to earn a win in his
    NHL debut since Garret Sparks on Nov. 30, 2015.
  • John Tavares recorded his 100th goal as a Maple Leaf.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Pierre Engvall finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 86.67 percent
    (13 for, 2 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Nov. 16 Leafs vs. Nashville Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 18 Leafs vs. New York Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 20 Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 21 Leafs at New York Islanders UBS Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 24 Leafs at Los Angeles STAPLES Center 10:00 pm ET
    Nov. 26 Leafs at San Jose SAP Arena at San Jose 10:30 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    Q: On getting the win for Joseph Woll in his debut:
    Sheldon Keefe: “It was nice to get it for him. Obviously for him coming in here today, his focus is to
    come in and do the job for the team and get two points so for us to get it out there, regardless of how we
    got it, I’m happy for him and his family.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    Q: On Joseph Woll’s performance:
    John Tavares: “I think he played great. I’m sure a lot of jitters, a lot of butterflies for him. He looked
    confident and calm. It’s too bad we didn’t do a better job in front of him, but we fought right until the end
    and then got a big W so always nice to get him the first one.”
    MORGAN RIELLY
    Q: On Joseph Woll’s performance:
    Morgan Rielly: “He’s a good young man. He’s a smart kid, works hard and puts his time in… I thought Joe
    was really good so that’s great and obviously there are areas of our game we need to clean up. But the
    fact that he gets to walk out here with a win and a game puck and a game like that is awesome and he
    deserves it and is playing hard.
    MICHAEL BUNTING
    Q: On getting the win for Joseph Woll in his debut:
    Michael Bunting: “Yeah we definitely wanted to play for him and play strong in front of him. We had a
    couple hiccups that weren’t his fault at all but I thought he played unbelievable in the net and he stood in
    there strong for us when we weren’t playing our best so I’m really happy for him and I’m sure it’s going to
    be a night he’s going to remember for the rest of his life.”
    JOSEPH WOLL
    Q: How his NHL debut has felt – from when he knew was getting the start until tonight:
    Joseph Woll: “From the moment I knew I was getting the start it was pretty special. It’s something you
    dream of as a kid and I’m just happy I was able to do it with the Leafs. Then for tonight, I think it was such
    a special team win. I look at how well they played in front of me and especially after they came back and
    made it 4-4 and then we just controlled and dominated the game until the end there. So I can’t say
    enough good things about this team and it was pretty cool to see how much they had my back out there.”

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