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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (26-10-3 – 55 Points) vs.
ANAHEIM DUCKS (21-16-8 – 50 Points)
ANAHEIM 1 1 1 0 0 (1-3) 3
TORONTO 2 1 0 0 1 (2-3) 4


  • Mitch Marner scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 17:18 of the first period. Marner recorded his 10th goal of the season. Marner has scored in four-consecutive games (4G), tying the
    longest goal streak of his NHL career (which he has marked on two previous occasions dating to the 2018-19 season). Marner also posted the primary assist on Tavares’ power play goal. Marner recorded his 18th assist of the season. Marner is currently on a four-game point streak where he has
    recorded seven points (4G, 3A).
  • William Nylander scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 19:21 of the first period. Nylander posted his 17th goal of the season. Nylander also registered the secondary assist on Marner’s power play goal. Nylander recorded his 23rd assist of the season. Nylander has posted an assist in three-consecutive games (3A).
  • John Tavares scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 16:08 of the second period. Tavares registered his 16th goal of the season. Tavares also recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s power play goal. Tavares posted his 22nd assist of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Marner’s power play goal. Rielly recorded his 29th assist of the season. Rielly has registered an assist in back-to-back games.
  • Auston Matthews recorded the secondary assist on both Nylander’s power play goal and Tavares’ power play goal. Matthews has posted 18 assists this season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    ANAHEIM 6 (5) 6 (6) 8 (7) 1 (0) 21 (18)
    TORONTO 17 (12) 14 (10) 9 (9) 4 (0) 44 (31)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    ANAHEIM 9 (8) 12 (12) 15 (14) 4 (0) 40 (34)

    TORONTO 27 (19) 24 (16) 17 (17) 6 (0) 74 (52)
  • The Maple Leafs are 15-4-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 30-12-5-1 in 48 games against the Anaheim Ducks and 18-3-4-1 in 26
    games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 14-4-2 against the Western Conference this season and 9-2-0 against the Pacific Division
    this season.
    Shots 7 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 13 (Nylander)
    Faceoff Wins 17 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 65% (Matthews – 17 won, 9 lost)
    Hits 3 (Holl, Sandin)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Bunting)
    Takeaways 5 (Matthews)
    TOI 27:58 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 3:46 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly, Nylander,
    Shorthanded TOI 2:19 (Brodie)
    Shifts 30 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 77.78% (Matthews – 21 for, 6 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 8-7-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 16-2-1 when leading after one period and 20-0-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 16-6-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-2-0 in Wednesday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Per NHL Stats, Jack Campbell made 17 saves to earn his 20th win of 2021-22 (20-6-3). The only
    goaltender in Maple Leafs history to require fewer appearances than Campbell (30 GP) to reach the
    mark in a season is George Hainsworth (28 GP) in 1934-35.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded his 100th career power-play assist and surpassed Ian Turnbull (99) for sole
    possession of ninth place in franchise history.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 25 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Auston Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 77.78
    percent (21 for, 6 against).
    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
    Feb. 12 Leafs at Vancouver Rogers Arena 7:00 pm ET


    On tonight’s game:
    “I had no issues with our game today. There are things every game that you want to do better but for the most part I liked a lot about our game today. I thought we controlled the play for most of the game and the
    only thing we needed to do was score at 5-on-5. We had a lot of chances, their goaltender was good but we didn’t finish on those opportunities so I think that is something we would want to do better of course but our penalty killing was good when it needed to be, our powerplay was outstanding. Lots of good
    things to take away from the game today.”
    On tonight’s game:

    “Five-on-five, I thought we did create some chances but we’d like to leave this game with a five-on-five goal at even strength. I thought we did a lot of good things, at the same time we talked about challenging the goalie and I think we could have done a better job even-strength wise but power play was working,
    puck moving fast, we had guys locked in and getting into spots quickly and we’re really pushing up pucks just getting to the net, having guys there and when we didn’t score getting the puck back quickly in our
    hands and getting another quick strike to the net.”
    On Jack Campbell’s game tonight:
    “He was great. He’s great most nights. He just takes a lot of pressure on himself like a lot of us do and blames himself for some of the stuff that he should never blame himself for. We’re very fortunate to have him in our net. He’s done a lot of great things this year and it’s always a lot of fun to be on the ice
    competing with him because he’s such a competitor.”
    Auston Matthews
    On tonight’s game
    “I thought we were really good on special teams. I think we played pretty well … we created lots of chances, had really good opportunities, their goalie played well. All in all, I think it was a pretty solid game. Obviously, we would like to keep it in regulation but solid work by the group to get the extra point.”
    On his approach in the shootout:
    “I like to go in with a couple of options, a couple of things in my head. I try to just take what they give me.”
    John Tavares
    On tonight’s game:

    “I think the game as a whole we liked the way we played. I don’t think we really gave them a whole lot. Obviously special teams was huge tonight. I think for our power play though, we leave with a bitter taste in our mouth just giving up that goal. Things were working really well we had good pressure again trying
    to find another one and I think we were really in sync and in rhythm and reading really well off another and then obviously we give that one up. Even though I think we played well five-on-five throughout the
    whole game, obviously we leave it up to one chance and they end up finding a way to get one in the third. I know for us, we have to find a way to make sure we’re just detailed all the way through. Not taking our foot off the gas and understanding the circumstances of the game but overall obviously it was really
    strong, we had a huge impact on the game. We had plenty of chances, we hit a bunch of posts, we had some really good looks all three periods and in the overtime. I think a lot more better things to build upon.
    Obviously we want to clean up areas we think we can be better in but I think we made some good strides over the last couples days and had a good effort tonight. Good to get rewarded even though not typically
    how we wanted to finish it.”
    Jack Campbell
    On tonight’s game:
    “I thought the guys played great in front of me. We made it hard on Gibson, I thought he played really well and definitely happy we got two points.”
    On his 20th win of the season:
    “Just focus on getting better each day and the boys are playing great. Just a tribute to them and credit to them. We just want to keep rolling and keep getting wins.”