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MAPLE LEAFS 3, PREDATORS 0
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (11-5-1 – 23 Points) vs.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (9-6-1 – 19 Points)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 0 2 3
NASHVILLE 0 0 0 0
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs on a power play opportunity at 7:37 of the first period.
Matthews also recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Matthews is currently on
a four-game point streak where he has recorded six points (2G, 4A).
- David Kämpf scored for the Maple Leafs at 16:04 of the third period. Kämpf registered his third goal of the season and has scored in back-to-back games. Kämpf also posted the primary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Kämpf registered his second assist of the season while also posting his first multi-point outing with the Maple Leafs.
- Mitch Marner scored on Nashville’s empty net at 19:37 of the third period. Marner posted his fourth goal of the season.
- William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Nylander registered his ninth assist of the season. Nylander has posted 10 points (4G, 6A) through the last eight games.
- Morgan Rielly notched the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Rielly posted his 10th assist of the season and has recorded an assist in back-to-back games (2A).
- Ondřej Kaše notched the primary assist on Kämpf’s goal. Kaše posted his second assist of the season and is currently on a four-game point streak (3G, 1A).
- Alexander Kerfoot posted the secondary assist on Kämpf’s goal. Kerfoot recorded his ninth assist of
the season. Kerfoot is currently on a four-game assist streak (5A).
- Jack Campbell stopped all 24 shots he faced in tonight’s win.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 13 (9) 12 (10) 9 (6) 34 (25)
NASHVILLE 8 (8) 8 (5) 8 (3) 24 (16)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 26 (18) 28 (24) 17 (10) 71 (52)
NASHVILLE 16 (16) 14 (10) 15 (7) 45 (33)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 8-2-1 at home this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 13-12-1-1 in 27 games against the Nashville Predators and 7-8-1-0 in 16
games played in Toronto.
- Toronto is 4-2-0 against the Western Conference this season and 2-0-0 against the Central Division
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 5 (Kaše, Rielly)
Shot Attempts 11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits 3 (Muzzin, Kerfoot, Holl, Tavares)
Blocked Shots 3 (Holl)
Takeaways 3 (Nylander)
TOI 24:21 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI 4:20 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI 1:23 (Kämpf)
Shifts 27 (Holl)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 81.82% (Ritchie – 9 for, 2 against)
- The Maple Leafs were 1-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Toronto is 6-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 4-1-0 when leading after one period and 7-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 7-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 2-0-0 in Tuesday games.
- Jack Campbell posted his third shutout of the season tonight, marking a new NHL career season high.
- Jack Campbell appeared in his 100th career NHL game.
- Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews scored to open the scoring for the Maple Leafs. Matthews has scored the game-opening goal 36 times in his career, the second-most of any player since he made
his League debut in 2016-17 behind only Boston’s David Pastrnak (43).
- Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews recorded the 38th game-winning goal of his career to move into a tie with Wendel Clark (38) for seventh on the Maple Leafs all-time list.
- Per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs won their fourth consecutive game and improved to 9-1-0 in their last 10 games dating to Oct. 27. It marked the third consecutive season Toronto has produced nine wins
in a 10-game span: 9-0-1 in 2020-21 (March 20 – April 10, 2021) and 9-0-1 in 2019-20 (Dec. 14, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020).
- Per the NHL situation room, at 4:35 of the second period, a video review was initiated to decide
whether or not the puck crossed the line during the play. Video review determined that shots by Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner did not cross the Nashville goal line therefore the call on the ice was overturned – No goal Toronto.
- Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 23 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Nick Ritchie finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 81.82 percent (9
for, 2 against).
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
Nov. 28 Leafs at Anaheim Honda Center 8:00 pm ET
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
- POSTGAME QUOTES:
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On if that was as complete of a game he’s seen form his team this year:
Sheldon Keefe: We’ve had a few. I think the third period was as good as we’ve played. We had a real
good one in Philadelphia as well but today it was a lot of the things we wanted to do; how we use our
bench, how we change, how we hold onto pucks and spend time in the other teams zone. Today the third
period was as good as it’s been there was lots of good things in the second. The first period there were
parts there we didn’t like so much but a really good win for our team.
On if this was one of the teams most complete games of the season:
Auston Matthews: Definitely on of them. I think the third period especially, just locking it down and
playing with good structure with all four lines not giving them too much and we ended up scoring a couple
to put the game away. Overall I thought that third period we really stepped up and shut the door.
On the play of the Kämpf-Kaše-Engvall line:
Auston Matthews: They’ve great for us all year. I mean those guys are just really good in all three zones.
Kämpf especially, he just always seems to be in the right spots. He’s got really good chemistry between
him and Kaše and Pierre but especially those two. I think growing up together, they have a really good
friendship off the ice and leads to a lot of really good play from them on the ice and they’ve been really
good for us.
On if tonight was one of their best full team performances:
Justin Holl: I think so. There are obviously things we can do better in the first and second in terms of
letting guys behind us but we kind of limited that and made them earn their offense in the third period and
I thought the third period was probably the best third period we played all year in terms of giving them
nothing but also getting our o-zone game going.
On what he thought of Kaše’s shot blocking:
Justin Holl: I loved it. I little two pad stack, you love to see it. Those are the plays that win you games
and that’s a big compete play and he’s been doing that all year for us.
On getting a shutout in his 100th career NHL game:
Jack Campbell: It feels great. Nashville came in playing extremely well right now and the team played so
hard in front of me. I think the blocks at the end and really the whole game speaks for itself. I’m just really
lucky to play behind the blue guys tonight. We were great.
On the play of the Kämpf-Kaše-Engvall line:
Jack Campbell: We’re just lucky to have those guys. They kind of commit to their role of being an
amazing shutdown line but also have been producing a lot for us and we’re going to need that. They’re
great players so it’s really exciting to see them dominating on the defensive side of the puck and getting
rewarded in the o-zone.
On tonight’s game:
David Kämpf: I think we played good hockey today. The last period I think was great hockey from us. We
did what we wanted to, it was a good game.
On his goal tonight:
David Kämpf: It’s always good if you score so I’m happy. It was a good pass from Ondřej, and I tried to
shoot it and it went in so very happy.