PENGUINS 2, LEAFS 0 postgame notes, quotes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-6-1 – 25 Points) vs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (7-6-4 – 18 Points)

1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 0 0 0

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 7 (7) 10 (8) 9 (8) 26 (23)
PITTSBURGH 9 (8) 8 (6) 14 (12) 31 (26)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 16 (16) 24 (20) 23 (16) 63 (52)
PITTSBURGH 16 (14) 14 (12) 17 (15) 47 (41)


  • The Maple Leafs are 9-3-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 84-81-17-7 in 189 games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and 47-33-11-3
    in 94 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 8-4-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 2-3-1 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
    Shots 5 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 8 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 83% (Spezza – 5 won, 1 lost)
    Hits 4 (Muzzin, Ritchie)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Holl, Liljegren, Rielly)
    Takeaways 1 (Kerfoot, Marner, Simmonds, Sandin, Rielly,
    TOI 26:23 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 5:57 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:00 (Holl, Muzzin)
    Shifts 26 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 66.67% (Matthews – 18 for, 9 against and
    Nylander – 16 for, 8 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 5-5-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-3-1 when trailing after one period and 2-6-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 4-3-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-2-0 in Saturday games and 2-2-0 in the first game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • Morgan Rielly recorded 26:23 in time on ice, posting a new 2021-22 single-game high.
  • Morgan Rielly and Justin Holl were on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on5.
  • Auston Matthews (18 for, 9 against) and William Nylander (16 for, 8 against) finished the game
    with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.67 percent.
    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
    Dec. 1 Leafs vs. Colorado Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Dec. 4 Leafs at Minnesota Xcel Energy Center 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
    On tonight’s game:
    Sheldon Keefe: “I think our guys wanted it just as bad but I just thought we lost to a good team that played better than us.”
    Common denominator in the two losses this season against Pittsburgh:
    Sheldon Keefe: “Just how hard they play. I think as much as the game itself was a lot different, I thought in the first period, you look at the goals that they scored, very similar in nature to what we gave up.
    Handling their speed coming into the neutral zone was a problem for us there and it was a problem for us again here tonight. Then they just defend really hard and they make it tough on you. We got what we deserved in terms of our offence and we just didn’t make enough happen offensively.”
    On the difference tonight:
    Mitch Marner: “I think the third period for sure, we just didn’t come out and perform at all in that third period. We let them get to our goalie, let them get around our net and the powerplay had a lot of chances
    in that third as well to at least get back in that game and within one. We’ve got to do a better job when we do get on that ice and create more for our team.”
    On if the team got to the hard areas of the ice tonight:
    Mitch Marner: Probably not tonight. I think we give goalies a free night when they come in here and we don’t get around them enough, not having enough people around and then also second opportunities. Something we talk about a lot and we just need to bear down in that area and get around it.
    On why the team had trouble getting pucks to the dangerous areas tonight:
    Jack Campbell: That’s not my territory. You know, I just thought we did a good job of having the puck
    and giving ourselves a shot in the offensive zone but Pittsburgh had a couple great blocks there at the
    end. I thought the commitment and effort was there from us all tonight but just fell short.
    On what he says to Joseph Woll tonight before his start tomorrow:
    Jack Campbell: Just exciting for him, he played well that first game, he got the win and now he’s just
    rolling so I know he’s going to go in there and have a lot of confidence and have a lot of fun so it will be
    fun to watch him.
    On getting back to California:
    Jack Campbell: A lot of great memories there, a lot of great friends and it’s a business trip so want to get
    out there and get some wins.

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