MAPLE LEAFS-JETS PREGAME NOTES


2021-22 Matchups vs. Winnipeg: First of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Winnipeg: 6-4-0
Next Game vs. Winnipeg: Thursday, March 31 vs. Winnipeg
Toronto Season Record: 17-6-2
Toronto Road Record: 7-3-1
TV: TSN RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS


December 3, 2021
Goaltender Petr Mrázek has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
on an LTIR conditioning loan
December 1, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been recalled from the Toronto
Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 at Minnesota 4 – SOL
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
TOR Goals: Spezza (2), Matthews
MIN Goals: Greenway, Zuccarello, Foligno, Kaprizov (SOW)
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 37/40, 9.25 SV%
MIN Goaltender: Talbot, 39/40, .929 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-5
TOR Penalty Kill: 4-for-5

NEXT GAME
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Opponent: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Games Lost to Injury: 25

ALL-TIME VS. WINNIPEG JETS:
First Matchup between Clubs: October 27, 1999 (Toronto 4 vs. Atlanta 0)
All-Time Record: 40-23-1-9 (73 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 19-12-1-4 (36 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 21-11-0-5 (37 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: April 24, 2021 (Toronto 4 at Winnipeg 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-4-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. WINNIPEG JETS:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (60), John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (34)
Goals:
Jason Spezza (16), John Tavares (12), Wayne Simmonds (8), Auston
Matthews (8), Mitch Marner (8)
Assists:
Jason Spezza (39), John Tavares (25), Mitch Marner (13), Auston
Matthews (13)
Points:
Jason Spezza (55), John Tavares (37), Mitch Marner (21), Auston
Matthews (21)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (36), Wayne Simmonds (29), John Tavares (27)
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .720 3.08 2.20 24.6% 85.5% 34.4 30.8 55.4%
Winnipeg .565 2.91 2.74 17.4% 68.3% 32.9 31.4 50.0%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 17/69 (24.6%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 5 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 9 – Matthews (5G, 4A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 59/69 (85.5%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Sunday games 3rd of 8 (1 home, 7 road)
Back-to-Backs played 4 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-2-0
December games 3rd of 13 (6 home, 7 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10 at PHI
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUFJ BRODIE his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10 at PHI
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF


UPCOMING MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
TRAVIS DERMOTT One point away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Two goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Five assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY Three games away from 600 career NHL games played
JOHN TAVARES Six games away from 900 career NHL games played.

JETS
The Winnipeg Jets host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night in the third game of a four-game homestand. The Jets improved to 1-1-0 on the
homestand with the 8-4 win against the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Winnipeg wraps up the four-game set at Canada Life Centre on Tuesday
against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Things to Know
Blake Wheeler is slated to play in his 1,000th NHL game on Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, joining Paul Stastny as the two players on the
Jets roster to reach the milestone.

The Jets are in the midst of playing seven of nine games on home ice.
Winnipeg is tied for third in the Central Division with a record of 11-8-4 and have won two of their past three games.
Kyle Connor is seventh in the NHL with 14 goals this season and tied for ninth with 25 points.
Last Game
Dec. 3 vs. NJD – 8-4 W
Jets Scorers: Scheifele (3, 4, 5), Ehlers (7, 8), Vesalainen (2), Morrissey (4), Lowry (3)
Devils Scorers: Hughes (3), Hischier (3), Graves (3), Severson (2)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck – 34 sv, 4 ga
Devils Goaltenders: Jonathan Bernier – 26 sv, 6 ga; Mackenzie Blackwood 6 sv, 2 ga
Jets PP: 1-for-4
Devils PP: 1-for-2
Recap: The Winnipeg Jets scored three consecutive goals to open the game and five unanswered goals to end the game in an 8-4 victory over the New
Jersey Devils on Friday night. Mark Scheifele tallied a hat trick, while Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice and Blake Wheeler tallied three assists.
Current Injuries
None
Man Games Lost: 34
Recent Transactions
Nov. 8 – Recalled F – Kristian Vesalainen from the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nov. 8 – Reassigned G.- Mikhail Berdin to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nov. 15 – Activated D – Dylan Samberg from injured reserve and reassigned him to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Upcoming Milestones
Points
Nathan Beaulieu – needs nine points to reach 100 in his NHL career
Pierre-Luc Dubois – needs one point to reach 200 for his NHL career
Assists
Paul Stastny – needs three assists for 500 in his NHL career
Games Played
Blake Wheeler – needs one game played to reach 1,000 for his NHL career
Riley Nash – needs seven games played to reach 600 for his NHL career
Nathan Beaulieu – needs nine games played to reach 100 as a member of the Jets
Mark Scheifele – needs eight games played to reach 600 for his NHL career
The Jets set a season-high with eight goals in Friday’s win, surpassing the previous high of six.
It matched the most goals scored in a game by an NHL team this season, joining the Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Jets had scored eight goals combined in their previous six games prior to Friday.
Two-Faced November
The Jets went an even 6-6-2 in November, but were 5-1-2 in their first eight games and 1-5-0 in their last six games.
Winnipeg outscored their opponents 23-14 in the first eight games, while they were outscored 19-8 in the last six games.
Kyle Connor led the Jets in November with 10 points and seven goals in 14 games, while Andrew Copp (1G, 7A) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (5G, 3A) each
had eight points.
Dubois accounted for three of Winnipeg’s five power play goals in the month.
Connor Hellebuyck was 4-4-2 during the month in goal for the Jets with a 2.00 goals-against average and .934 save percentage, while Eric Comrie
went 2-2-0 with a 2.59 GAA and .907 SV%.
Eastern Foes
Sunday’s game is Winnipeg’s fifth against an Eastern Conference opponent, but first against an Atlantic Division squad.
Friday’s win was Winnipeg’s first against an Eastern Conference team this season.
The Jets play an Eastern Conference team just six times in their first 25 games of the season.
PK Plugging Away
Winnipeg is 13-for-16 (81.3%) on the penalty kill in its past five games.
The Jets haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their past 10 games.
Winnipeg has gone consecutive games without allowing a power play goal against just twice this season.
Home Comforts
Winnipeg is 8-3-1 at home this season, which ranks tied for ninth in the NHL.
Prior to Friday, Winnipeg had lost consecutive games in regulation at home for the first time this season.
The Jets went 13-13-2 at home last season, but started the season 10-5-1.
Winnipeg’s power play clicked at 22.5% at home last season, which was tied for 12th in the NHL, while their penalty kill was 13th at 81.9%.
Winnipeg is 213-137-34 at Canada Life Centre and have posted a .500 record or better at home in five consecutive seasons.
Extra Time
Winnipeg is 2-4 in games that have gone to extra time this season, including 1-2 in overtime and 1-2 in shootouts.
The Jets went 6-1 in games decided in overtime last season, which was tied for second in the NHL with a .857 winning percentage.
Goal-Games
Winnipeg is 4-3-4 in one-goal games this season. Monday’s game was the first time in their past five games for the Jets that the game was decided by
one goal.
Meanwhile, the Jets are 2-2 in games decided by two goals and 5-3 in games decided by three goals or more, which includes four of their past six wins.
Goals By Period
The Jets have scored 26 of their 67 goals in third periods this season.
In fact, the Jets have gotten better throughout games with 17 first period goals and 23 second period goals.

Quick Starts
Winnipeg is 7-2-2 when scoring first this season. The Jets scored first on Friday for the first time in five games.
The Jets have scored 24 of their 67 goals this season in the first five minutes of a period, including three in the opening minute.
Reaching 1,000
Jets captain Blake Wheeler is slated to play in his 1,000th game on Sunday against Toronto.
He joins Paul Stastny as the only two players on the Jets roster that have reached the 1,000-game milestone.
Wheeler will become the 26th active player (played in the NHL this season) to reach 1,000 games played.
Wheeler made his NHL debut on Oct. 9/08 with the Boston Bruins in Colorado against the Avalanche. He had a goal in a 5-4 win.
He holds the franchise record for points (707), assists (478), and power play assists (163).
Multiple Multi-Point Outings
The Jets had five players tally a multi-point game on Friday, which is a season high.
Mark Scheifele netted Winnipeg’s first hat trick of the season, while Nikolaj Ehlers had two goals. It’s the first time this season the Jets had two players
score multiple time in the same game.
Pierre-Luc Dubois had his fifth multiple point game of the season with two assists, which matches his total of multi-point games from last season.
Behaved
Winnipeg is seventh in the NHL for fewest penalty minutes per game with an average of 7.7.
The Jets have taken eight or less penalty minutes in 16 of their past 18 games, including four or less in seven games.
Nate Schmidt is second among NHLers that haven’t taken a penalty this season with 21:29 of average ice time per game.
Home Performers
Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring at home with 12 points (8G, 4A) in 12 games. His eight goals also lead the team.
Connor had a goal in four consecutive home games from Nov. 9-16.
Nate Schmidt leads the Jets with nine assists at Canada Life Centre.
Mark Scheifele has scored all five of his goals this season at home.
Josh Morrissey, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Andrew Copp each have a team best plus-seven rating at home.
As Expected
The Jets have carried the share of expected goals in each of their past two games at 75.3% on Monday and 52.2% on Friday, according to Natural Stat
Trick at five-on-five.
The Jets has had more than 50% of the expected goals in 13 of their 23 games this season.
Winnipeg has generated 24 high danger chances in their past two games after having a combined 17 high danger chances in their previous three
games. Winnipeg had 23 high danger chances on Nov. 11 vs. San Jose, which is the most by a team in the NHL this season.
On the Farm
The Manitoba Moose have won three in a row after a 3-1 victory over the Belleville Senators on Saturday night.
The Moose are 12-6-1 this season, which places them second in the Central Division.
Cole Perfetti leads the Moose in scoring with 14 points (6G, 9A) in 15 games, while David Gustafsson (5G, 9A), Austin Poganski (4G, 10A), and Ville
Heinola (2G, 12A) each have 14 points.
Manitoba continues a three-game road trip on Sunday with their second tilt against Belleville.
Jets vs. Maple Leafs Notes
Life in the North
The Jets went 4-4-2 against the Leafs last season in the all-Canadian North Division, including 1-3-1 in Winnipeg and 3-1-1 in Toronto.
Winnipeg’s lone win at home against the Maple Leafs last season was in the last game of the regular season.
Excluding shootouts, Winnipeg was outscored by a narrow 29-28 margin in the 10 games against Toronto, but only three of the games were decided by
one goal.
The Jets penalty kill allowed a goal in each of the first two meetings, but then went a perfect 23-for-23 in the last eight contests.
Mark Scheifele led the Jets in scoring against Toronto last season with 11 points (3G, 8A) in 10 games, while Kyle Connor had 10 points (7G, 3A) in 10
games.
Season’s Past
Prior to last season, the Jets and Leafs had split their usual two-game season series in four of the past seven seasons.
Winnipeg swept the two games during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons, while the Leafs swept the Jets in 2018-19.
Player Notes
Mark Scheifele has 30 points (14G, 16A) in 24 career games against Toronto.
Blake Wheeler is a perfect three-for-three in shootouts during his career against Toronto.
Kyle Connor has 15 points (9G, 6A) in 16 career games against Toronto, including six points (5G, 1A) in his past four games. Two of Connor’s past four
games against the Maple Leafs have been multi-goal games.
Neal Pionk has 11 assists in 15 career games against Toronto. Pionk had a six-game assist streak against the Maple Leafs from Jan. 2/20-Mar. 13/21.

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