MAPLE LEAFS 3, ISLANDERS 0 postgame notes, quotes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-6-1 – 27 Points) at
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (5-8-2 – 12 Points)
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 0 2 3
NEW YORK 0 0 0 0


  • 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)
  • 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.
    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.
    OF NOTE…
  • 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.
    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.

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