TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (17-7-2 – 36 Points) at
WINNIPEG JETS (12-8-4 – 28 Points)
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 0 3
WINNIPEG 1 4 1 6

  • Michael Bunting scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 16:08 of the first period.
    Bunting scored his seventh goal of the season and the fifth power play goal of his NHL career.
  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 14:20 of the second period.
    Matthews scored his 15th goal of the season and has scored in six consecutive games (8G).
  • Ondřej Kaše scored for the Maple Leafs at 15:46 of the second period. Kaše recorded his
    sixth goal of the season.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assist on Bunting’s power play goal. Engvall posted his
    sixth assist of the season.
  • Nick Ritchie registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s power play goal. Ritchie recorded
    his seventh assist of the season. Ritchie has posted an assist in three consecutive games
  • John Tavares posted the primary assist on Matthews’ power play goal. Tavares recorded his
    15th assist of the season.
  • William Nylander registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ power play goal. Nylander
    posted his 14th assist of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin recorded the primary assist on Kaše’s goal. Sandin posted his eighth assist
    of the season.
  • Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal. Holl recorded his first assist of
    the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 12 (10) 11 (8) 12 (6) 35 (24)
    WINNIPEG 13 (8) 12 (10) 16 (11) 41 (29)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 18 (15) 27 (19) 20 (10) 65 (44)
    WINNIPEG 16 (10) 20 (17) 22 (17) 58 (44)
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-4-1 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 40-24-1-9 in 74 games against the Winnipeg Jets and 21-12-0-5 in 38
    games played in Winnipeg.
  • Toronto is 8-3-1 against the Western Conference this season and 3-1-1 against the Central Division
    this season.
    Shots 6 (Tavares)
    Shot Attempts 9 (Rielly, Nylander)
    Faceoff Wins 9 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 57% (Kämpf – 8 won, 6 lost)
    Hits 3 (Engvall)
    Blocked Shots 1 (Spezza, Ritchie, Sandin, Liljegren, Rielly,
    Kämpf, Brodie)
    Takeaways 2 (Nylander)
    TOI 24:55 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 6:01 (Spezza)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:35 (Holl)
    Shifts 28 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 76.92% (Engvall – 10 for, 3 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 5-6-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-3-0 when tied after one period and 2-7-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 6-4-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 in Sunday games and 2-3-0 in the second game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • Rasmus Sandin recorded his eighth assist of the season during tonight’s game, marking an NHL
    career season high.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews extended his goal streak to six games, the longest in the NHL this
    season. This is the third time he has had a goal streak of six or more games (also 7 GP: Jan. 24 –
    Feb. 8, 2021 and 6 GP: Oct. 3-13, 2018).
  • Jake Muzzin and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-
  • Pierre Engvall finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 76.92 percent
    (10 for, 3 against).
    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
    Dec. 14 Leafs at Edmonton Rogers Place 9:00 pm ET
    Dec. 16 Leafs at Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 9:00 pm ET
    Dec. 18 Leafs at Vancouver Rogers 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

    Q: On where the game got away from them:
    John Tavares: “We completely played into their game and allowed them to use their transition and
    they’re one of the best in the league in that area. We had two-on-ones and the opportunities that we gave
    up were disappointing. I think we really got away from out game today. We still battled to keep the door
    open going into the third and obviously we just weren’t able to generate enough… giving up those
    opportunities and the amount of goals, obviously you can’t win hockey games this late, yeah we just got
    away for whatever reason…”
    Q: On Joseph Woll’s play:
    John Tavares: Yeah, it could have been a lot worse. One hundred percent. It’s not good enough the way
    we defended tonight and the way we played through the neutral zone. Especially just allowed them to use
    their speed and their skill which they’re so good with… He did a good job making a bunch of saves
    keeping it what it was because of that we got it to 5-3 and gave ourselves a little bit of hope in the third
    and obviously you know what happened.”
    On the emotions of the game and where the game got away from them:
    Auston Matthews: “I’m not really sure to be honest, I think it was just kind of a snowball effect. It just kind
    of spiraled out of control. It wasn’t really hockey in that third period, it was a bit of a gong show. I don’t
    really know how else to put it.”
    Q: On an emotional game:
    Morgan Rielly: “Yeah I think it’s important to balance it. We want to try to win the game but you want to
    stick up for your teammates and try to stick together as a group. So, I think you have to find the balance
    and keep pushing all the way to the end.”
    Q: On getting back into the lineup:
    Timothy Liljegren: “It felt good. Obviously, it would have felt better if we had won but it felt good to get
    back out there.

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