MAPLE LEAFS 6, KINGS 2 notes, quotes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (14-6-1 – 29 Points) at
LOS ANGELES KINGS (8-8-3 – 19 Points)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 4 1 6
LOS ANGELES 0 1 1 2

  • Alexander Kerfoot scored for the Maple Leafs at 4:30 of the first period. Kerfoot recorded his
    third goal of the season.
  • Pierre Engvall scored for Toronto at 3:19 of the second period. Engvall posted his second
    goal of the season. Engvall later registered the secondary assist on Spezza’s power play goal.
    Engvall recorded his first multi-point game of the season and third of his NHL career.
  • John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs at 5:26 of the second period, recording his ninth
    goal of the season. Tavares also posted the primary assist on Matthews’ goal, registering his
    ninth assist of the season.
  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto at 13:16 of the second period. Matthews later recorded
    the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal, marking his sixth multi-point outing of the season.
  • Jason Spezza scored on a power play opportunity at 15:36 of the second period. Spezza
    scored his fourth goal of the season.
  • Michael Bunting scored for the Maple Leafs at 3:59 of the third period. Bunting posted his
    fifth goal of the season. Bunting has recorded a point in consecutive games (1G, 1A).
  • Ondřej Kaše recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s goal. Kaše registered his third assist of
    the season. Kaše has posted a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Wayne Simmonds posted the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s goal and the primary assist on
    Engvall’s goal. Simmonds recorded his first multi-point game of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin registered the secondary assist on Engvall’s goal, the primary assist on
    Spezza’s goal as well as the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Sandin recorded the first threepoint game of his NHL career.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Nylander posted his 10th
    assist of the season.
  • TJ Brodie recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal as well as the secondary assist on
    Matthews’ goal. Brodie recorded his first multi-point game of the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    LOS ANGELES 10 (8) 13 (10) 9 (8) 32 (26)
    TORONTO 15 (9) 12 (9) 11 (11) 38 (29)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    LOS ANGELES 20 (17) 20 (16) 20 (18) 60 (51)
    TORONTO 26 (17) 22 (16) 22 (22) 70 (55)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-3-0 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 66-65-21-3 in 155 games against the Los Angeles Kings and 26-38-10-2
    in 76 games played in Los Angeles.
  • Toronto is 5-2-0 against the Western Conference this season and 3-2-0 against the Pacific Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 10 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 4 (Holl)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot, Kaše, Matthews)
    Takeaways 2 (Kaše)
    TOI 22:26 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 4:14 (Rielly)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:24 (Marner)
    Shifts 25 (Muzzin, Holl)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 67.65% (Bunting – 23 for, 11 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 9-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-1-0 when leading after one period and 10-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 10-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-0-0 in Wednesday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Per NHL PR, Toronto earned its 10th win of November – the most among all teams in the calendar
    month.
  • Per NHL PR, Auston Matthews (San Ramon, Calif.) scored his 15th goal against a California-based
    team, which surpasses Jason Zucker (Newport Beach, Calif.) for the most by a California-born skater.
  • Michael Bunting was on the ice for a team-high 23 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Michael Bunting finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.65
    percent (23 for, 11 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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
    Dec. 7 Leafs vs. Columbus Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    Q: On tonight’s game
    Sheldon Keefe: “I thought we did some good things in terms of how we want to attack the net and
    increase our volume a little bit. I don’t know if it’s just a matter of some of the luck coming back our way. I
    mean I don’t know if we did anything a whole lot different than we’ve been doing in other games, but it
    was certainly nice to see it go in.”
    Q: On the status of David Kämpf
    Sheldon Keefe: “No update other than he was removed from the nature of the hit, precautionary, so he’ll
    be re-evaluated tomorrow and we’ll just take it from there.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    Q: On what led to tonight’s surge of offense
    Auston Matthews: “I don’t know. I think we just kind of stayed patient the whole night and played really
    well within our structure and stayed patient and when opportunities presented themselves guys made
    plays and were able to capitalize.”
    JACK CAMPBELL:
    Q: On his first game back in LA since being traded
    Jack Campbell: “It was a fun game. Obviously we came out and played extremely well and just a great
    building, a lot of good memories here and a lot of familiar faces and thought our team played great
    tonight.

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