MAPLE LEAFS 5, DUCKS 1: NOTES AND QUOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (16-6-1 – 33 Points) at
ANAHEIM DUCKS (11-8-3 – 25 Points)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 2 3 5
ANAHEIM 0 0 1 1

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto at 7:48 of the second period. Matthews recorded his 10th goal
    of the season. Matthews has scored in three consecutive games (3G).
  • Michael Bunting scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:03 of the second period. Bunting registered his sixth
    goal of the season. Bunting also posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal, marking his second
    multi-point game of the season. Bunting has recorded six points (2G, 4A) through the last four games.
  • Alexander Kerfoot scored for Toronto at 0:13 of the third period. Kerfoot recorded his fourth goal of
    the season. Kerfoot also registered the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Kerfoot posted his 10th assist
    of the season and his fourth multi-point game of the season.
  • William Nylander scored on Anaheim’s empty net at 16:53 of the third period. Nylander recorded his ninth goal of the season. Nylander also registered the primary assist on Kerfoot’s goal. Nylander posted
    his 12th assist of the season and his sixth multi-point game of the season. Nylander has registered five points (2G, 3A) through the last three games.
  • Wayne Simmonds scored for Toronto at 17:08 of the third period. Simmonds has scored in back-to-back games (2G).
  • TJ Brodie posted the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Brodie recorded his fourth assist of the season.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Marner recorded his 13th assist of the
    season. Marner has posted an assist in back-to-back games (2A).
  • Jake Muzzin posted the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal. Muzzin registered his sixth assist of the
    season.
  • John Tavares registered the secondary assist on both Kerfoot’s goal and Nylander’s goal. Tavares has recorded 12 assists this season and has posted five points through the last three games (1G, 4A).
  • Pierre Engvall posted the primary assist on Simmonds’ goal. Engvall recorded his fifth assist of the season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 38 of 39 shots he faced in tonight’s victory. Campbell is currently tied for first in the league with 12 wins this season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 10 (10) 10 (10) 11 (8) 31 (28)
    ANAHEIM 14 (14) 6 (5) 19 (16) 39 (35)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 14 (14) 18 (18) 21 (17) 53 (49)
    ANAHEIM 20 (20) 14 (13) 24 (20) 58 (53)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-3-0 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 29-12-5-1 in 47 games against the Anaheim Ducks and 12-9-1-0 in 22 games played in Anaheim.
  • Toronto is 7-2-0 against the Western Conference this season and 5-2-0 against the Pacific Division this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 5 (Rielly)
    Shot Attempts 7 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Wins 7 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 58% (Matthews – 7 won, 5 lost)
    Hits 4 (Clifford)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Holl, Muzzin, Dermott)
    Takeaways 4 (Matthews)
    TOI 22:17 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 1:23 (Matthews, Rielly)
    Shorthanded TOI 1:30 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 24 (Rielly, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 68.97% (Marner – 20 for, 9 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 11-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-2-0 when tied after one period and 12-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 6-3-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-0-0 in Sunday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Per NHL PR, with the Maple Leafs earning their 12th win of the month, the club ties the NHL record
    for most wins in a single November (also CHI: 12-2-1 in 2013-14, BOS: 12-0-1 in 2011-12, VAN: 12-
    1-0 in 2002-03, PHI: 12-2-0 in 1985-86, NYI: 12-1-2 in 1980-81, MTL: 12-2-1 in 1975-76 & BUF: 12-1-
    3 in 1974-75).
  • Per NHL PR, with Toronto earning their seventh consecutive road win, the club ties the franchise
    record for longest road winning streak (7 GP in 2002-03, 1960-61 & 1940-41).
  • Jason Spezza appeared in his 1200th career NHL game. Per NHL PR, he is the seventh active
    player to reach the milestone.
  • Kyle Clifford made his season debut with the Maple Leafs.
  • Per NHL PR, Auston Matthews scored his 37th career game-opening goal. He surpassed Phil Kessel and Busher Jackson (both w/ 36) and moved into a tie for 10th place on the franchise’s all-time list with Sid Smith.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded five shots during tonight’s game, tying his single-game season-high.
  • Rasmus Sandin was on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Mitch Marner finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 68.97 percent
    (20 for, 9 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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
    Dec. 9 Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 11 Leafs vs. Chicago Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On what he saw from the group today that allowed the team to finish this road trip strong:
    Sheldon Keefe: “I thought we regrouped after the first period. I thought Anaheim was definitely the better
    team in that first period. We were able to regroup and find our game in the second. They really in the first
    period made it hard for us to get to the neutral zone, harder to sustain that in a second period setting and
    that allowed us to really get our legs going. So that was a good period for us obviously, we got a lead
    again. Jack Campbell was great all the way throughout. We gave up certainly a lot more volume than we
    would have liked but I thought we defended pretty well tonight and kept things to the perimeter and limited
    rebound opportunities and such. Just a good team effort all the way through. Great road trip for us, this is
    a challenging game here to get through at the end of a long road trip, but the guys dug in and got a win
    and let us go home with a nice clean trip here. Really proud of the group.
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On the teams recent run of success:
    Auston Matthews: “It feels great. We’re rolling. It seems like we’re just getting consistent play out of all
    four lines. Our goaltending has been amazing, whether it’s Woller, obviously Soup has been unbelievable
    for us all year. I can’t say enough good things about him. I think just all throughout our lineup we’re
    getting what we need from everybody and it’s been a full team effort every single night.”
    On whether it’s a mindset or the way it worked out that his three goals this road trip were scored
    from close to the net:
    Auston Matthews: “I think a little bit of both. I like to think I can score from different areas. Just try to get
    to the net. Obviously, that’s usually where goals are scored a big percentage of the time. A lot of times
    when it’s not going in from outside you just have to get to the net. I was fortunate to get a couple good
    bounces, a couple good tips and be able to cash in on some plays.”
    MICHAEL BUNTING
    On the teams recent run of success:
    Michael Bunting: “It’s fun to be apart of obviously when you’re winning hockey games. The mood in the
    room is upbeat everyone is happy so it’s really fun to be a part of. It was a great road trip for us, and we
    have to head home and face a good team in Colorado so enjoy tonight and look forward to that game on
    Wednesday.”
    On the team’s confidence level:
    Michael Bunting: “I think the confidence level is good. Everyone is contributing now. Guys are getting on
    the scoresheet and guys are playing their game and it showed tonight and it showed all road trip so I think
    everyone is having fun.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On the teams recent run of success:
    Jack Campbell: “Yeah the boys are having a blast out there, we’re working hard and executing the game
    plan. We’re just enjoying it and trying to get better.”
    On what impresses him about the team in front of him:
    Jack Campbell: “They’re just going above and beyond. Everyone is doing what the game plan is and
    sacrificing their bodies and just committing to their rolls and playing super hard for 60 plus minutes, if it
    takes more, they keep it going. Just really proud of the effort out there.”
    ALEXANDER KERFOOT
    On the teams recent run of success:
    Alexander Kerfoot: “Yeah, it’s a lot of fun, I mean anytime you’re winning in good stretches like this it’s a
    lot of fun. There’s lots of energy coming to the rink everyday and we’re playing good hockey so we’ve just
    got to keep it up. We’ve talked all year about consistent and it’s a long haul the 82-game season so trying
    to not get to high but also enjoying the good run we’re on right now.
    On if anything feels different to last year’s regular season success:
    Alexander Kerfoot: “I don’t know. Anytime you’re winning games it feels good and I think during the
    regular season last year we had good stretches and were playing really good hockey then as well so it’s
    tough to say. Defensively we’ve been really solid all year long this year and that has kind of allowed us to
    be in most games and obviously Soupy has been unbelievable so it doesn’t really feel a ton different I
    don’t think. I think we were playing good hockey last season as well but it’s good to keep the momentum
    going.

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