TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-10-3 – 53 Points) at
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (14-14-6 – 34 Points)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 2 1 0 3
NEW YORK 1 0 0 1
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACE-OFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Mitch Marner scored shorthanded for Toronto at 13:25 of the first period. Marner scored his second shorthanded goal of the season and third of his NHL career. Marner scored his ninth goal of the season.
Marner has scored in three-consecutive games (3G).
- Pierre Engvall scored for the Maple Leafs at 19:59 of the first period. Engvall recorded his fifth goal of
the season. Engvall has recorded a point in three-consecutive games (1G, 3A).
- Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto at 9:42 of the second period. Rielly recorded his fifth goal of the season. Rielly also posted the primary assist on Marner’s shorthanded goal. Rielly posted his 28th assist of the season.
- William Nylander registered the primary assist on Rielly’s goal. Nylander posted his 22nd assist of the season. Nylander has recorded an assist in back-to-back games.
- Alexander Kerfoot recorded the secondary assist on Rielly’s goal. Kerfoot posted his 21st assist of
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 9 (6) 10 (10) 4 (4) 23 (20)
NEW YORK 7 (6) 6 (3) 15 (10) 28 (19)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 15 (10) 18 (18) 9 (9) 42 (37)
NEW YORK 11 (10) 11 (8) 25 (15) 47 (33)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 11-6-2 on the road this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 76-68-7-10 in 161 games against the New York Islanders and 33-38-3-6 in
80 games played in New York.
- Toronto is 12-6-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 5-4-1 against the Metropolitan
Division this season.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 4 (Rielly)
Shot Attempts 6 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins 7 (Tavares, Kämpf)
Faceoff Win Percentage 75% (Spezza – 6 won, 2 lost)
Hits 3 (Simmonds, Engvall)
Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot)
Takeaways 2 (Rielly)
TOI 26:00 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI 2:20 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly, Nylander,
Shorthanded TOI 3:29 (Kämpf)
Shifts 28 (Rielly, Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 75.00% (Engvall – 9 for, 3 against)
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Toronto is 18-3-1 when the scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 15-2-1 when leading after one period and 19-0-1 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 10-4-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 8-2-2 in Saturday games.
- Carl Dahlström skated in his debut with the Maple Leafs.
- TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Pierre Engvall finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 75.00 percent
(9 for, 3 against).
Jan. 26 Leafs vs. Anaheim Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Jan. 29 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:00 pm ET
Jan. 31 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
Feb. 1 Leafs at New Jersey Prudential Center 7:00 pm ET
Feb. 7 Leafs vs. Carolina Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Feb. 10 Leafs at Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 9:00 pm ET
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On the play of the defencemen and goaltender Petr Mrázek during tonight’s game:
“I thought it was a good effort by all of our defence tonight and our goaltender. I liked a lot of what our whole lineup did. Each line I think gave us good shifts and good efforts, loved our second period and how we took care of that. We took the 3-1 lead and I thought we were really good and in full control of the
second half of that second period that was really good. The third period wasn’t perfect in terms of us controlling the play, we’d like to spend more time in their half of the ice like we did in the second. But I thought it was progress and I thought we defended really well. We didn’t give any clean looks really at our
net at all and Petr was strong with anything that they threw at him.”
On Mitch Marner’s play:
“He’s an important player for us so having him back makes us a far deeper team, everybody else just slots in a lot better. He obviously plays a lot of minutes, important minutes for us. Huge goal through the
penalty kill, to get a shorthanded goal like that, and to get it to go in, that’s big for him. Those special teams goals are really important. Obviously, we had our power plays early on and didn’t convert and then they get their chance on their power play and we have to get a kill there. Not only do we get the kill but we
get a goal so to be a plus one on special teams no matter how you get it done is important and Mitch contributes so much in that area.”
On closing out the road trip with a win:
“Yeah, nice to be able to finish off the way we did. Like I said, I still think we feel we have a lot more to our game and we can get back to some of the rhythm we had at different points in the year already but no
doubt, we just have to keep staying at it and tonight we did some really good things. Great response when they tied it 1-1, big goal by Pierre and grabbed the momentum and the life back and we seemed to just keep it rolling from there and had a really good second period.”
On Morgan Rielly’s game tonight:
“Yeah, (Morgan Rielly) was excellent for us, as he is most nights. Just a catalyst for us, not just on our back end, but just for our team in general just such a great player, one of the best defenceman I’ve played with. Even as good as he is, and as much recognition as he gets, I still think he’s looked upon as a little bit underrated. He just does so much for us in so many different areas and was great tonight.”
On tonight’s game and holding onto the early lead:
“Yeah obviously that has been an important area for us over the past few weeks. I think if you look back at the start of the game, I think there were plenty of good things as there has been lately. You know we jumped out to a lead, and they score, then we were able to respond, that’s a great sign. Then to go into
the third with a two-goal lead and like you said just play well enough to hang onto it, it’s good. That’s what we want to do every night and obviously hasn’t been going that way as of late but by no means was there panic within the dressing room about that trend so tonight was a good example of us playing well. I thought Petr played really well and a huge two points for us.”
On his goal:
“I thought (Brodie) was going to score a highlight-reel goal. Then the goalie made good play. Just came out around the side then obviously just a good pass from (William Nylander) and you know when that happened you just have to finish it so just about everyone else on the ice did that work on that one.”
On tonight’s game and Petr Mrázek’s play:
“I think in the game we did what we wanted to. I think in the third it got a little bit away from us there, but obviously just maintained that lead and keep the pressure on. (Mrázek) made a couple huge saves for us as well. He’s worked extremely hard since his injury to get back and it’s nice to see him come out here and play with that confidence and swagger and help us to win.”
On how he feels about his good play as of late:
“Obviously good. Just want to make sure I keep trying to do the things I can to help this team to win games. Whether it’s on the kill, power play or even strength. Great play by (Morgan Rielly) there to pressure up zone and put that out into an area for me to skate onto it.”
On his play tonight:
“I felt good there. I saw a lot of pucks in the third period. The guys did a great job in front of me. I could see the puck well and they made the work easier.”
On how the team’s play helped him:
“Well they boxed out really well. I could the puck from the blueline. They gave me the first shot and if there was a rebound, they cleared the puck out, so they did a great job in front of me today.”