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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-6-1 – 27 Points) at
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (5-8-2 – 12 Points)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 0 2 3
NEW YORK 0 0 0 0
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Mitch Marner scored shorthanded for Toronto at 3:31 of the first period. Marner marked the Maple Leafs’ first shorthanded goal of the season and the second shorthanded goal of his
NHL career. Marner scored his second goal of the game at 13:29 of the third period. Marner posted his first multi-goal game of the season and the 12th multi-goal game of his NHL career.
- Ondřej Kaše scored for Toronto at 2:00 of the third period. Kaše marked his fifth goal of the season.
- Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Marner’s shorthanded goal. Muzzin posted his fifth assist of the season.
- David Kämpf registered the primary assist on Kaše’s goal. Kämpf notched his third assist of the season.
- Nick Ritchie recorded the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal. Ritchie registered his third assist of the season.
- Michael Bunting posted the primary assist on Marner’s second goal of the game. Bunting recorded his fifth assist of the season.
- Joseph Woll stopped all 20 shots he faced in tonight’s victory. Woll posted his first NHL career shutout.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
NEW YORK 6 (4) 7 (6) 7 (7) 20 (17)
TORONTO 12 (11) 13 (11) 15 (12) 40 (34)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
NEW YORK 17 (13) 15 (13) 14 (14) 46 (40)
TORONTO 21 (20) 22 (16) 20 (13) 63 (49)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 4-3-0 on the road this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 75-68-7-10 in 160 games against the New York Islanders and 32-38-3-6 in
79 games played in New York.
- Toronto is 9-4-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 3-3-1 against the Metropolitan
Division this season.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 6 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Marner– 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits 3 (Muzzin, Ritchie)
Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin, Liljegren, Sandin, Brodie)
Takeaways 1 (Marner, Matthews, Kämpf, Tavares)
TOI 24:37 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI 3:48 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI 3:06 (Kämpf)
Shifts 23 (Muzzin, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 78.26% (Bunting – 18 for, 5 against)
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Toronto is 8-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 6-1-0 when leading after one period and 9-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 9-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 1-0-0 in Sunday games and 2-2-0 in the second game of a back-to-back.
- Per NHL PR, Joseph Woll (23 years, 132 days) turned aside all 20 shots he faced and became the
sixth Maple Leafs goaltender in the past 30 years to record his first career shutout at age 23 or
younger. The others: Garret Sparks (22 years, 155 days: Nov. 30, 2015), James Reimer (22 years,
325 days: Feb. 3, 2011), Marcel Cousineau (23 years, 244 days: Dec. 30, 1996), Felix Potvin (21
years, 214 days: Jan. 23, 1993) and Peter Ing (21 years, 275 days: Jan. 28, 1991).
- Per NHL PR, Joseph Woll became the fifth goaltender in Maple Leafs history to earn a win in each of
his first two or more career appearances, joining Damian Rhodes (6 GP: 1990-91 to 1993-94), Frank
McCool (6 GP: 1944-45), Jiri Crha (3 GP: 1979-80) and Mike Palmateer (3 GP: 1976-77).
- Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin were on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto shot attemptsfor at 5-on-5.
- Michael Bunting finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 78.26
percent (18 for, 5 against).
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
Dec. 5 Leafs at Winnipeg Canada Life Centre 8:00 pm ET
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
Q: Thoughts on tonight’s game:
Sheldon Keefe: “I just thought it was a very sound effort from our guys all the way through. I thought we
played hard. It’s not an easy building to play in. I thought at the beginning the fans were engaged and the
Islanders are going to play hard and be competitive and I thought our guys matched that and played
through it. Just played a really sound game with great goaltending.
Q: On the shorthanded goal and whether it was the product of a good penalty kill as of late or
catching the other team off guard:
Sheldon Keefe: “I think it’s more just catching them off guard and getting one of those breaks. It’s
something where, I think when your penalty kill is feeling it, they are confident, and they tend to hold onto
the puck a little bit longer and sometimes they can catch teams like that. I thought there were a couple of
times just before the goal when you saw the guys being patient with it and looking for an opportunity to
make a play. It was a huge goal for us and more importantly it was a huge kill at an important time of the
On tonight’s game:
Mitch Marner: Yeah it was good, right from the drop of the puck we were moving our feet, creating
scoring chances from the start and rolling well. Every line was contributing in a different way on the ice.
That’s how we want our starts to be. Obviously after last game we weren’t happy with how that happened
and thought tonight we came in and played a good game. Woll made some big saves for us but liked how
right from the drop of the puck we were throttle down and going at them.
On his shorthanded goal tonight:
Mitch Marner: I think it starts with Kämpf, getting that puck down low and having three guys on his back
and working extremely hard to get that puck back to our d-men with time. Then saw it go over the Jake
with three men down and as I was coming on the ice I realized the far side was open and he made the
play to me so I just tried to make a play off of it.
On his first career NHL shutout:
Joseph Woll: It’s pretty cool but I think at the end of the day the biggest thing is that we won the game
and just to see how well we played, coming out and putting up 40 plus shots and playing a hard defensive
game all the way through and see how that translates to offense for us was pretty sweet. I’m just happy to
be able to share it with this group.
On the team eliminating secondary scoring opportunities in front of him:
Joseph Woll: Whenever a goalie gets a shutout it’s definitely not fair to just say it was all him or even
mostly him. I think it really starts with how the team plays and it was unbelievable.
On tonight’s effort:
Jake Muzzin: I thought it was a pretty solid effort from start to finish. We focused on some things that we
needed to improve on in our back-to-backs and I thought we responded well and got a shutout for Woll
who played great, and got his first shutout, so that’s awesome.
On what it means for Woll to be getting meaningful time with the team and getting his first
Jake Muzzin: Yeah, I think it will give him some confidence. He played well in his first game and played
well again tonight so very happy for him.
CF MONTRÉAL (1) – TORONTO FC (0) POST GAME SUMMARY
MTL – Romell Quioto 72’ (Rudy Camacho)
MTL – Joaquín Torres 21’ (caution)
TOR – Richie Laryea 36’ (caution)
TOR – Yeferson Soteldo 57’ (caution)
TOR – Mark Delgado 87’ (caution)
TORONTO FC – Quentin Westberg; Julian Dunn, Michael Bradley (C), Chris Mavinga; Richie Laryea, Noble Okello (Jordan Perruzza 78’), Mark Delgado, Jonathan Osorio, Jacob Shaffelburg (Nick DeLeon 78’); Alejandro Pozuelo (Ifunanyachi Achara 16’), Dom Dwyer (Yeferson Soteldo 78’)
Substitutes Not Used: Alex Bono, Justin Morrow, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty
CF MONTRÉAL – Sebastian Breza; Joel Waterman, Rudy Camacho, Kamal Miller; Zachary Brault-Guillard (Zorhan Bassong 60’), Victor Wanyama (C), Ahmed Hamdi, Mathieu Choinière; Djordje Mihailovic, Joaquín Torres (Lassi Lappalainen 72’), Romell Quioto (Samuel Piette 78’)
Substitutes Not Used: James Pantemis, Matko Miljevic, Emanuel Maciel, Sunusi Ibrahim
- Jonathan Osorio made his 25th appearance for Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship and now leads the competition in all-time appearances, tied with Russell Teibert of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
- Toronto FC winger Jacob Shaffelburg (one goal and three assists in three appearances) won the Best Young Canadian Player award, recognizing the tournament’s best Canadian under-21 player.
JAVIER PÉREZ – HEAD COACH, TORONTO FC
Q: You lose Jozy Altidore to flu-like symptoms; you lose Pozuelo early in the match, and you’re on the back foot most of the match and yet you have a chance in the 90th minute to tie up which doesn’t work. Do you think this game is kind of a microcosm of the whole season?
Yeah, I think it reflects the whole season, right. I mean, you are in a game, basically, with no DPs because we lose Alejandro in the 15th minute or 16th minute I think, and then you play without the piece. Remember we started the game with three academy players, and I think we prepared really well this game. We are disappointed because we wanted to win this championship. I think it was something very important for us.
But I’m happy. I’m proud of the players. I’m proud of the players and I’m proud of the way they fought today. I am proud how they execute the plan and I think we deny a lot of chances from Montréal, and I think we have a good game. We just lost focus in one play, and we pay the price of the championship.
But we have, as well, our chances. We knew that we would have our chances and then you need a little bit of luck, too. You need that ball that hits the goal post in the 90th minute just to go in, and get a little bit of things on your side, which we didn’t. I think like you mentioned, absolutely right, this reflects a little bit what has been our season this year.
Q: I appreciate how you say you think you are pleased with your team, or you thought they put in a good performance, but how do you rectify that with the fact that Montréal dominated possession and out-shot you 23-4 and you didn’t have a single shot on goal? How can that be a good team performance?
Yeah, I think I repeat again, you have to read the contest. You play without the piece, right. You play minimized, and you play away from home. As you know, when you play away from home, it’s different than when you play at home. We tried to get matched tactically, the game, as well thinking about where we come from in terms of results, in terms of conceding goals.
I think even if they had more chances, then the dynamic, you can look at the goal they score, you can’t look at the statistics after that moment, we were the more dangerous team on the field.
So a final is a final. You cannot read too much into the statistics. You play to win the final. We came here with that mentality and in the end we concede one goal and we are forced to come out to get the goal that give us the opportunity to come back in the game.
So in the end, it’s just the tactical approach to the game.
Q. How much did losing Pozuelo early and Jozy not being available impact the game plan that you guys had been working ongoing into this one?
Yeah, it changed everything, right. It changed everything from the moment that Jozy is not here with us, and he’s the most effective player I think against Montréal, so that gives you an edge.
Another one that has been historically very effective against Montreal has been dangerous on the field, is Dom. But then you lose Alejandro, and the way we were preparing, he was our catalyst. He was passing all the balls through him in order to generate our offensive game, that’s the way we prepared for the game, and obviously the 15th minute when he comes off the field, you have to change completely the tactics and the shape. So the game obviously looks different.
To answer your question, you’re absolutely right, losing these two players, it makes a huge impact in our ability and performance.
Q. You mentioned a couple times about the designated players and how the narrative has been that you have not had your designated players available to you this season. How frustrating is that to you as a coach? And all three of those guys, they are under contract next season. Do you think that’s still an area the team has to address with how important designated players are in the League?
Yeah, in the end, the ones playing are the players, and you depend as well on your quality.
I don’t feel frustrated as a coach because in the end my job is to make the most of the team that is available. And I’m happy with the way the team has been working. And when one player is not there, another one comes off bench, or even in training, and they do the best they can.
So I cannot be frustrated when I see the players that are available and they give everything. Like in the case today, we have — I mention we have three academy players on the field. I mean, Julian is amazing. It is only his second game in the season and he has the opportunity to play the final. Then Noble, the same way with I think an amazing future. And Jacob, you can say academy or development player, he receives that award to the best young player of the tournament.
But in the end, when you lose the quality players, there’s only so much that you can do, which is fight, be in an organized structure tactically which I think we were, and then you depend on the quality.
So if you are missing players that they are DPs, Yeferson, for instance, he came off the bench, but he was injured. The minutes that he played today, he was minimized. And I think it’s been a little bit the story of our season. With our top players not being able to contribute, and in the end, we pay the price for that because in this league, in MLS or even in the Canadian Championship, you cannot count on your three DPs. You are minimized and it’s difficult to compete.
JACOB SHAFFELBURG – FORWARD, TORONTO FC
Q: Your team had put so much emphasis on this final given the way the season went, and despite the statistics, your team had a chance to tie it late in the 90th minute. Can you give us a sense of the emotions going through the dressing room right now?
It was quiet right now in the locker room, obviously, just because it’s never the best feeling, losing a final. I don’t think we were upset because we lost it by a lot. We were upset because we knew we could win it. It’s just a hard one for everybody to get over.
But we’ll be back next year, and better.
Q: Just wondering, to get your perspective on how you thought the team’s overall performance was tonight, I appreciate that you were missing some key players, but it just seemed like it was a little bit lump and a little bit just lifeless, not coming until like really the last five minutes. I mean, how would you characterize the team’s overall effort today?
I thought we were solid. We stuck to our game plan. We defended well majority of the game except that one hiccup we had, but everyone makes mistakes, so it’s, whatever. It’s just how it works out that we couldn’t get a goal.
And I thought we had a few opportunities in the first half, and we hit the post in the second. It could have gone either way, and today it went Montréal’s way.
Q: You sort of pre-exempted my question a little bit there with your answer. So maybe I’ll just sort of ask: A lot was put into this final as a way to being able to make something of the season. How will you remember this year, and what could you look to take from this and bring it into the off-season?
It’s motivation. We’re all upset and we don’t want to have this feeling again. We don’t want to have the feeling we had the entire season honestly.
So we want to go into next season and we’ll use this as motivation, this entire season, to push ourselves for next season and have a better season next year.
Q: With the way the game is growing in this country and we see what the national team is doing on both the men’s and women’s side, just wondering what exactly does it mean to you to take home this Best Young Canadian Player award?
I didn’t actually know there was an award, so it was cool to be awarded at the end. It was a really cool feeling. It’s like the first personal award I’ve ever won, so it was a really cool feeling, and just my parents, my family, are all really proud of me, so it’s a cool moment and I can’t wait to get back home and kind of celebrate that personal achievement with them.
-TORONTO FOOTBALL CLUB-
CLEVELAND MONSTERS (8-3-1-3– 20 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (8-4-1-1 – 18 Points)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021
Cleveland: J. Christiansen (4) (Unassisted), L. Foudy (4) (K. Stenlund), B. Gaunce (7) (T. Fix-Wolansky, T. Angle), C. Meyer (5) (A. Helewka, J. Christiansen), T. Fix-Wolansky (2) (B. Gaunce, K. Stenlund), T. Sikura (3) PP (J. Christiansen, B. Gaunce)
Goaltender: D. Tarasov (23/28)
Toronto: B. Seney (8) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, J. Duszak), C. Douglas (2) (A. Steeves), J. Kopacka (1) PP (P. Gogolev, S. Der-Arguchintsev), P. Gogolev (2) (J. Kopacka, B. Seney), A. Steeves (6) (K. Rubīns, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (41/47)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Brett Seney put the Marlies on the board with a power play goal at 9:22 of the first period and later added the secondary assist on Gogolev’s second period goal. He has points (3-4-7) in three consecutive games.
- Curtis Douglas scored at 17:07 of the first period. He has points (2-2-4) in four of his last five games.
- Jack Kopacka scored on the power play at 11:35 of the second period and later added the primary assist on Gogolev’s second period goal. This was his first goal of the season.
- Pavel Gogolev scored at 18:27 of the second period and earlier added the primary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 11 games this season.
- Alex Steeves scored at 8:47 of the third period and earlier had the lone assist on Douglas’ first period goal. He has nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) in nine games this season.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the primary assist on Seney’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has points (3-3-6) through five games this season.
- Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assists on Seney’s first period power play goal and Steeves’ third period goal. He has assists (6) in five consecutive games. Duszak is tied for second in the league in assists (12).
- Kristiāns Rubīns had the primary assist on Steeves’ third period goal.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 41 of 47 shots he faced. He is 2-1 in overtime games this season.
- Toronto went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play. This is the first time this season Toronto has recorded multiple power play goals in a single game.
- Cleveland had a 47-28 edge in shots in all situations. Kyle Clifford led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 4-3-1-1 against North Division opponents and 1-0-1-0 against the Cleveland Monsters.
Leading after 1 4-0-1-1
Leading after 2 5-0-1-1
Scoring on the power play 4-0-1-0
Allowing a goal on the power play 3-3-1-1
Outshot by opponent 5-3-1-1
Goals 8 (J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney)
Assists 12 (J. Duszak)
Points 13 (B. Seney)
PPG 2 (J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney)
Shots 36 (B. Seney)
+/- +6 (J. Duszak)
PIMS 36 (R. Clune, K. Gabriel)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
It was a strange game. We got too much into a foot race with this team. They had a really good transition game. They break out fast, they get above pressure really well. Early on, you could see the guys were committed to playing the right way, they wanted to put pucks to the bottom, establish our O-zone. We were a little disconnected with our pressure with F1 and F2. I thought that got better as the game went on but even so with our F3 trying to stay above, they have a really good breakout and line rush game, and it was tough to handle for us tonight. It’s definitely something we’ll have to focus on in the next two matchups coming in, but it wasn’t one of our better games throughout the 60 minutes. We had moments. We’ll continue to find that consistency and there were definitely guys out there competing. It was just one of those strange games where it was hard to find real rhythm and flow, but then at times we made some good plays and did some good things. We’ll just have to watch some video and digest it tonight.
On the power play (2 goals):
Those were big points for them. Early in the season there were a lot of things being done well and you could say they were at times unlucky. This last recent stretch there has been more clenching the sticks tight. Today was a good momentum builder for them.
JOSEPH DUSZAK (2 ASSISTS)
On today’s game:
We got a young team, so a lot of inexperience in the league. Any period, first, second, third period, the game’s never over. There’s a lot of good players in this league a lot of players that could be in the NHL, so you can’t just give them time and space and lay off the pedal or else they’re going to put it down your throat.
On the power play:
I like how we competed. We outworked the other team. Our break-ins were good, kicking out wide, driving, getting depth into the zone and then just outnumbering them. We have a lot of skilled players on this team on the power play and sometimes we don’t want to get dirty, but tonight I felt like we got dirty. We went into the corners, won the battles, outnumbered them, got the puck back and we were able to attack.
November 19: Returned forward Jeremy McKenna on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 19: Recalled goaltender Keith Petruzzelli from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
*All times Eastern Standard Time
November 26 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
November 27 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
December 4 vs Springfield – 4:00 p.m.
December 5 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m.
December 10 at Springfield – 7:05 p.m.