COYOTES 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (23-9-3 – 49 Points) at
ARIZONA COYOTES (8-23-3 – 19 Points)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 0 1 1
ARIZONA 1 0 1 2


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs at 0:14 of the third period. Matthews posted his 24th goal of the season. With his goal in tonight’s game, Matthews set a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive road games with a goal (9). Matthews has posted 11 goals during the goal streak. Babe
    Dye (Jan. 3, 1921-Feb. 12, 1921), Frank Mahovlich (Dec. 1, 1960-Jan. 5, 1961) & Daniel Marois (Oct. 7-Nov. 9, 1989) held the previous mark of eight games.
  • Michael Bunting recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Bunting posted his 15th assist of the season. Bunting has recorded an assist in three consecutive games.
  • Jake Muzzin registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Muzzin recorded his 10th assist of
    the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 20 (7) 15 (14) 11 (10) 46 (31)
    ARIZONA 6 (3) 6 (3) 6 (5) 18 (11)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 29 (13) 32 (31) 24 (18) 85 (62)
    ARIZONA 19 (15) 10 (7) 10 (9) 39 (31)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-5-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 39-54-8-2 in 103 games against the Arizona Coyotes and 17-27-6-0 in 50 games played in Arizona.
  • Toronto is 12-4-2 against the Western Conference this season and 4-2-2 against the Central Division this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 8 (Nylander)
    Shot Attempts 11 (Nylander)
    Faceoff Wins 8 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Simmonds – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 6 (Simmonds)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Holl)
    Takeaways 3 (Liljegren)
    TOI 24:59 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 2:36 (Matthews, Rielly, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:20 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 27 (Muzzin, Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 78.57% (Mikheyev – 11 for, 3 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 6-7-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-4-2 when trailing after one period and 2-9-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 14-5-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-1-0 in Wednesday games and 2-4-0 in the second game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 27 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Ilya Mikheyev finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 78.57 percent (11 for, 3 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Jan. 15 Leafs at St. Louis Enterprise Center 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 19 Leafs at New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 7:30 pm ET
    Jan. 22 Leafs at New York Islanders UBS Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 26 Leafs vs. Anaheim Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 29 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 1 Leafs at New Jersey Prudential Center 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game:

    “Our power play wasn’t very good tonight. Had a chance to grab ahold of the game for us and failed to do so. Our execution offensively wasn’t really good enough either. Clearly didn’t make good on our chances, we generated more than enough to score far more than we did. But we didn’t execute and didn’t find ways to make it harder on their goaltender once he got in a groove.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On tonight’s game and facing a strong goaltender:

    “Obviously I think we just have to find a way to capitalize on our chances and just make it a little bit more difficult around him and around the net but certainly we had our looks and our opportunities. Just one of
    those nights where you have to find a way to break through and unfortunately, we didn’t. We have to do a better job here of winning some third periods.”
    On his line during tonight’s game:
    “Yeah I think certainly much better tonight. I think we generated more. Much more connected. Better things to build off of and it’s a long season so try not to get hung up too much on a night where it doesn’t
    go so well and we still got a really good result at the end of the day so it was a good team effort with everyone contributing but certainly we want to be at a high level and be counted on and be consistent. So better today and still want to be a lot better and find ways to be more productive than we were.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On the team having a strong offensive game but facing a strong goaltender:
    “I think you just kind of stick to it and continue to fight, continue to push, continue to force that pressure and eventually break them. Obviously with the amount of shots and chances we had tonight sometimes you have to tip your hat. I thought we really controlled the play for the most part of the game, especially that second period. Sometimes you just run into a hot goalie and you have to tip your hat to him.”
    On if his goal tonight was meaningful to him, in setting a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive road games with a goal (9):
    “Yeah, I suppose. Like you said I would have obviously rather taken the win tonight but have to give credit to the guys out there with me on my line making plays and stuff. Obviously still leaving the rink a little bit sour in not getting those two points.”
    PETR MRÁZEK
    On drawing back into the lineup:

    “Yeah, I felt pretty good out there. I think early on I didn’t have many shots but I think I managed it pretty well.”
    On facing a strong goaltender:
    “That’s how it is sometimes, that’s how it is. You just have to stay focused and track the puck when they’re in our zone.”
    TIMOTHY LILJEGREN
    On drawing back into the lineup:

    “Yeah, it was fun. I think the first period I tried to get my legs back and made a couple mistakes I think but as the game went on, I think I played solid. Not my best game by any means but I think it was okay.”
    On having a strong offensive game but facing a strong goaltender:
    “Yeah, we just tried to talk about staying patient and sticking with it and eventually one will go in and obviously (Matthews) got one there early in the third just their goalie had an unbelievable night and it just
    wasn’t our night.”

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