CANUCKS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (30-12-3 – 63 Points) at
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (22-21-6 – 50 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 2 0 2
VANCOUVER 2 1 0 3

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 12:46 of the second period. Matthews recorded his 32nd goal of the season. Matthews is currently on a seven-game point streak where he has recorded 14 points (7G, 7A).
  • Ondřej Kaše scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 15:41 of the second period. Kaše recorded his ninth goal of the season.
  • John Tavares posted the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Tavares recorded his 27th assist of the season. Tavares has recorded an assist in three-consecutive games (4A).
  • William Nylander registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Nylander posted his 26th assist of the season. Nylander has recorded an assist in three-consecutive games (3A).
  • Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Kaše’s goal. Spezza registered his seventh assist of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin posted the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal. Sandin recorded his 10th assist of the season. Sandin has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 12 (11) 24 (16) 17 (13) 53 (40)
    VANCOUVER 11 (8) 7 (6) 6 (5) 24 (19)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 25 (21) 36 (28) 30 (21) 91 (70)
    VANCOUVER 15 (10) 12 (11) 13 (11) 40 (32)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-8-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 66-66-22-4 in 158 games against the Vancouver Canucks and 26-41-11-3
    in 81 games played in Vancouver.
  • Toronto is 14-6-2 against the Western Conference this season and 9-4-0 against the Pacific Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
  • Shots 8 (Rielly)
    Shot Attempts 15 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 16 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 73% (Tavares – 16 won, 6 lost)
    Hits 4 (Simmonds)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin)
    Takeaways 2 (Matthews)
    TOI 26:26 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 3:22 (Matthews, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 4:34 (Marner)
    Shifts 27 (Marner)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 78.95% (Kerfoot – 15 for, 4 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 11-8-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-5-2 when trailing after one period and 4-11-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 20-8-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-3-2 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • The Maple Leafs recorded a season-high 53 shots during tonight’s game. The last time the Maple Leafs have registered 53 shots or more during a game dates back to November 27, 2019 in Toronto’s 6-0 win against Detroit.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 30 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Alexander Kerfoot finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 78.95
    percent (15 for, 4 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Feb. 14 Leafs at Seattle Climate Pledge Arena 9:00 pm ET
    Feb. 17 Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 19 Leafs vs. St. Louis Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 21 Leafs at Montreal Bell Centre 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 22 Leafs at Columbus Nationwide Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 24 Leafs vs. Minnesota Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game:
    “Obviously, I didn’t like the start. That first goal that we give up, to me we just lacked the intensity required to start the game in that instance there and it cost us. From that point, I liked a lot about our game, I
    thought they gave up a little too much with their counter and their transition coming out of our long o-zone sequences and then they would counter and get a pretty good rush chance the other way. Obviously, we deserved a whole lot more offence in goals than we got tonight but that’s what happens you spot them a 2-0 lead, it’s a team that relies on world class goaltending to win games as it is, then you give them a two-goal lead then it’s an uphill climb from there. Loved that our guys kept fighting, two huge power play goals
    to even the game, tough one to give up at the end of the second there to give them the lead back. Goaltending is the difference but really for me since I don’t coach the goaltender on the other side, it’s about the two goals we give them off the hop.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On tonight’s game:

    “I think we did a lot of good things. I think our start maybe wasn’t as good as we wanted to and obviously they capitalized on it there early and forced us to have to dig ourselves out of a hole but I thought the second period and the third period we really had a lot of time in their end of the ice and had a lot of really
    good chances, some unlucky and then some really good saves by their goalie. Just a couple things to clean up especially our start there. I think we start a little bit better and we don’t have to dig ourselves out of a hole I think we’re playing with a little bit more confidence there.”
    ONDŘEJ KAŠE
    On his second-period goal:

    “It was a big goal for me, I haven’t scored in a while. I was happy it was for 2-2. It was a big goal but after that they scored again and you know, I would trade the goal for two points, but I can’t.”
    On how he felt playing tonight after exiting Thursday’s game early:
    “I felt really good today actually… It’s kind of tough, after I feel like a good game, we lost two points so it’s tough to say now how I felt.”
    PETR MRÁZEK
    On tonight’s game:
    “Obviously not the start we wanted, down 2-0 early on, but I think we picked it up really well. Starting in the second period we were rolling pretty well and just couldn’t score more.”
    On the goals he allowed tonight:
    “The first one, I have to look at it. I didn’t have the time to see it. Obviously, the second one just hit his body and went in. I didn’t like the third goal. An important one that I wish I would have put it in a different spot and I just put it right on his tape.

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