2021-22 Matchups vs. St. Louis: Second of Two
2021-22 Record vs. St. Louis: 1-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 32-12-3
Toronto Home Record: 18-4-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590


January 28, 2022
Defenceman Carl Dahlstrom has been assigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
January 28, 2022
Defenceman Alex Biega has been reassigned to the Marlies from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 24, 2022
Forward Joey Anderson, defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and goaltender
Erik Kallgren have be reassigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 22, 2022
Goaltender Erik Kallgren has been reassigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Score: Toronto 4 vs. Pittsburgh 1
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
TOR Goals: Matthews, Rielly, Kämpf, Bunting
PIT Goals: Malkin
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 45/46, .978 SV%
PIT Goaltender: Jarry, 25/29, .862 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 5-for-5
Team Notes: – The Maple Leafs earned their seventh-straight win on home ice.

  • Auston Matthews recorded two points (1G, 1A) in Toronto’s win.
    Matthews is currently on a nine-game point streak where he has posted 18
    points (8G, 10A).
  • David Kämpf scored shorthanded at 18:36 of the second period. Kämpf
    has recorded a shorthanded goal in back-to-back games. The last
    occasion where a Maple Leaf recorded such a streak dates back to the
    2014-15 season (Tyler Bozak).
  • John Tavares recorded a 73% face-off win percentage (17 won, 7 lost)
    during the game. Tavares tied a season-high 17 face-off wins. Tavares is
    currently ranked second among NHL face-off percentage leaders with
  • Jack Campbell stopped 45 of 46 shots he faced in Thursday’s win,
    marking a season-high 45 saves.
    Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
    Opponent: at Montréal Canadiens
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)
    First Matchup between Clubs: December 10, 1967 (Toronto 1 at St. Louis 2)
    All-Time Record: 95-96-25-6 (222 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 60-33-11-5 (109 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 35-63-14-1 (113 Games)
    Last Home Win vs. Opponent: January 2, 2016 (Toronto 4 vs. St. Louis 1)
    Record in Last Five Games: 2-2-1
    Record in Last 10 Games: 3-4-3
    Games Played: Jason Spezza (33), Wayne Simmonds (26), TJ Brodie (24)
    Goals: Jason Spezza (7), Wayne Simmonds (7), John Tavares (7), Jake Muzzin (6)
    Assists: Jason Spezza (13), Wayne Simmonds (7), Jake Muzzin (6), Mitch Marner (6)
    Points: Jason Spezza (20), Wayne Simmonds (14), Jake Muzzin (12)
    Penalty Minutes: Jason Spezza (16), Wayne Simmonds (16), Jake Muzzin (14)
    Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .713 3.60 2.66 31.8% 84.4% 34.6 30.7 56.0%
    St. Louis .646 3.48 2.75 27.1% 84.5% 31.0 31.6 49.2%
    Power Play: 42/132 (31.8%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 12 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 22 – Matthews (12G, 10A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
    Penalty Kill: 114/135 (84.4%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Kämpf, Marner, Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 3 – Marner (2G, 1A), Kämpf (2G, 1A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

    Saturday games 15th of 23 (9 home, 14 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 7 of 13
    Record in first game of back-to-back 4-2-1
    Record in second game of back-to-back 3-4-0
    February games 7th of 12 (4 home, 8 road)
    TJ Brodie Eight points away from 300 career NHL points
    Mitch Marner Seven games away from 400 career NHL games played
    Jake Muzzin Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
    Wayne Simmonds Eight games away from 1,000 career NHL games played
  • TJ Brodie Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
    TJ Brodie Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 14, 2021 at EDM
    Jack Campbell Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16, 2021 vs. NSH
    Pierre Engvall Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
    Ondrej Kaše Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
    Ondrej Kaše Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
    Alexander Kerfoot Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26, 2021 at SJS
    Alexander Kerfoot Recorded his 100th career NHL assist, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT
    Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Jan. 31, 2022 vs. NJD
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Feb. 14, 2022 at SEA
    Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    William Nylander Skated in his 400th career NHL game, Feb. 1, 2022 at NJD
    William Nylander Recorded his 300th career NHL point, Jan. 19, 2022 at NYR
    Morgan Rielly Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27, 2021 at CHI
    Morgan Rielly Skated in his 600th career NHL game, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
    Wayne Simmonds Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16, 2021 vs. OTT
    Jason Spezza Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA
    John Tavares Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18, 2021 vs. NYR
    John Tavares Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13, 2021 at BUF
    John Tavares Skated in his 900th career NHL game, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT

2021-22 GAME HIGHS
Anaheim Ducks 2-0-0 Nashville Predators 1-0-0
Arizona Coyotes 0-1-0 New Jersey Devils 2-0-0
Boston Bruins 1-0-0 New York Islanders 2-0-0
Buffalo Sabres 1-0-0 New York Rangers 1-1-1
Calgary Flames 1-1-0 Ottawa Senators 2-1-0
Carolina Hurricanes 1-1-0 Philadelphia Flyers 1-0-0
Chicago Blackhawks 2-0-0 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-2-0
Colorado Avalanche 1-0-1 San Jose Sharks 1-1-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0-0 Seattle Kraken 1-0-0
Dallas Stars 0-0-0 St. Louis Blues 1-0-0
Detroit Red Wings 2-0-0 Tampa Bay Lightning 1-1-0
Edmonton Oilers 2-0-0 Vancouver Canucks 0-1-0
Florida Panthers 0-0-0 Vegas Golden Knights 2-0-0
Los Angeles Kings 1-1-0 Washington Capitals 0-0-0
Minnesota Wild 0-0-1 Winnipeg Jets 0-1-0
Montréal Canadiens 1-0-0

2021-22 GAME HIGHS

Most Goals, Game
3 – Matthews, Dec. 1 vs. COL – Matthews, Jan.
31 vs. NJD
3 – Bunting, Jan. 29 at DET
Most Assists, Game 4 – Rielly, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK – Rielly, Dec. 4 at
Most Points, Game
4 – Marner, Nov. 6 vs. BOS, (1G, 3A) – Rielly,
Dec. 7 vs. CBJ (4A) – Matthews, Jan. 31 vs.
NJD (3G, 1A)
4 – Marner, Feb. 1 at NJD (2G, 2A)
Most Shots, Game
8 – Matthews, Oct. 18 vs. NYR, Nov. 12 vs.
CGY, Dec. 1 vs. COL
10 – Marner, Feb. 10 at CGY
Time on Ice, Game 27:58 – Rielly, Jan. 26 vs. ANA 27:41 – Rielly, Jan. 15 at STL
Most Saves, Game 45 – Campbell, Feb. 18 vs. PIT 44 – Campbell, Jan. 8 at COL

Most Goals, For 8 – Dec. 1 vs. COL 5 – 3rd, Jan. 29 at DET
Most Goals, Against 7 – Oct. 23 at PIT
4 – 2nd, Oct. 23 at PIT – 2nd, Dec. 5 at WPG –
2nd, Feb. 10 at CGY
Most Shots, For 53 – Feb. 12 at VAN 25 – 3rd, Oct. 14 at OTT
Most Shots, Against 49 – Jan. 8 at COL 23 – 3rd, Nov. 6 vs. BOS
Fewest Shots, For 18 – Jan. 11 at VGK 2 – 3rd, Jan. 11 at VGK
Fewest Shots, Against 18 – Jan. 12 at ARI 2 – 2nd, Oct. 18 vs. NYR – 3rd, Jan. 31 vs. NJD


Scott Perunovich
2021-22 Total Man Games Lost: 93
Blues, 2 at Canadiens, 3 (OT)
Pavel Buchnevhic recorded a goal and an assist, including his 3rd shorthanded point of the season, the most on the Blues
Robert Thomas scored his 7th goal of the season, which came shorthanded
Vladimir Tarasenko recorded his 27th assist, giving him points in 3 straight games (3g, 2a)
Justin Faulk recorded his 16th assist and now has a point in 5 straight games (1g, 4a)
-This will be the second and final matchup between the Blues and Maple Leafs this season
-The Leafs won the first matchup of the season, 6-5 back on Jan. 15 in St. Louis
-The Blues have lost their last 2 games against Toronto, but won their previous 7 games against the Maple Leafs
-The Blues have won their last 4 games in Toronto, outscoring the Leafs 11-5 in those 4 games
-Going all the way back to April 1, 1998, the Blues are 13-1-1-1 in their last 16 trips to Toronto
-The Blues (27.1%) and Maple Leafs (31.8%) rank 2nd and 1st respectively in the NHL in power play percentage
-They Blues (84.5%) and Maple Leafs (84.4%) rank 5th and 6th respectively in the NHL in penalty kill percentage
-Maple Leafs’ forward Auston Matthews shares 2nd in the NHL with 33 goals this season (1. Draisaitl, 35)
-Criag Berube is set to coach his 239th game as the Blues Head Coach, which will move him ahead of Scotty Bowman for 6th on the all-time franchise
-It will also be Berube’s 400th game as an NHL Head Coach
16 – Brayden Schenn leads the team with 16 points (9g, 7a) since Jan. 1…Schenn had 10 points from the beginning of the season to Dec. 31
30 – Justin Faulk shares 7th overall with a +30 rating this season…he is a +38 overall since joining the Blues in 2019-20 (1. Gaudreau, +39)
1.91 – Ville Husso leads all goaltenders (min. 10 games) with a 1.91 GAA this season
25 – #25 Jordan Kyrou represented the Blues at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game and won the Faster Skater Competition
200 – Brayden Schenn collected his 200th career goal on Jan. 5, vs. PIT, becoming the 5th different current Blue to reach that plateau (Perron, Neal,
O’Reilly, Tarasenko)
361 – The Blues rank 4th overall with 361 points from forwards (1. FLA, 409)
13 – The Blues posted a 13-game home point streak (12-0-1) from Nov. 18 to Jan. 13, marking the 3rd longest home point streak in franchise history
14 – The Blues lead the league with 14 wins after conceding the first goal of the game
39 – The Blues rank 3rd in the league with 39 power play goals (1. COL/TOR, 42). COL leads the NHL with 282:41 total PP minutes while the Blues rank
19th at 228:44
241 – Vladimir Tarasenko posted 2 assists vs. DAL on Dec. 14, giving him 241 for his career and passing Red Berenson for 12th on the all-time
franchise list
2 – In Tyler Bozak (#2) and Torey Krug (#5), the Blues feature two of the top 5 players in terms of career points among active players that were
undrafted (#1 Mark Giordano)
32 – The Blues have scored on the PP in 32 of their 48 games this season and rank 2nd overall (27.1%) for conversion rate for the season (1. TOR,
31.8%). The team’s all-time single-season record is 24.6% in 1986-87
St. Louis Blues: Media Notes
2 – The Blues have lost 2 games in regulation this season when keeping the opponents power play scoreless (22-2-6)
6 – Logan Brown’s debut with the Blues marked the sixth different father/son duo to play for the franchise (Logan/Jeff Brown, Mike/BJ Crombeen,
Basil/Philip McRae, Peter/Yan Stastny, Peter/Paul Stastny, Bob/Brent Johnson)
4,500 – With their win in the Winter Classic, the Blues reached 4,500 all-time points to become the second non-original 6 franchise to reach that
milestone (Philadelphia)
428 – David Perron recorded the 428th point of his Blues career at the Winter Classic, moving ahead of Keith Tkachuk for 11th on the all-time franchise
5 – Perron posted his 5th hat trick as a Blue, on Oct. 23 vs. LA. Perron joined Brett Hull (27), Bernie Federko (11), Brian Sutter (7), Garry Unger (7)
Jorgen Pettersson (5) and Brendan Shanahan (5) as the only players in team history with at least 5 hat tricks
-Blues GM Doug Armstrong is currently in his 12th season as GM
-With the Blues’ win at Ottawa on Feb. 15, Armstrong reached 500 wins as GM of the Blues
-He passed Larry Pleau (486) as the winningest GM in team history back on Dec. 11
-His teams have posted eight 90+-point seasons (2 more shortened season were on pace for 90-plus)
-Overall, in 17 seasons as an NHL GM, his teams have missed the playoffs just 3 times
-Upon reaching 500, he became the 25th GM in NHL history to posted as many wins with one franchise
-He (709) is one of 20 GMs in NHL history to accrue at least 700 wins overall
-The Blues’ power play ranks 2nd in the NHL this season at 27.1% (1. TOR, 31.8%)
-The Blues are 22-7-3 this season when scoring at least 1 power play goal
-The Blues’ penalty kill ranks 5th in the NHL at 84.5% (1. CAR, 89.9%)

  • Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 15 PP points overall (4g, 11a)
    -The Blues feature 8 different players with at least 3 PPG (Saad, Buchnevich, Barbashev, Perron, O’Reilly, Schenn, Kyrou, Tarasenko)
    -Ville Husso is 8-1-1 since the start of the new year, posting a 1.55 GAA, a .945 SV%, and 1 SO in that span
    -Since Jan. 1, his 1.55 GAA ranks 1st in the NHL, while his .945 SV% ranks 2nd (1. Shesterkin, .948) (min. 5 GP)
    -Among goaltenders with at least 10 games played this season, Husso’s 1.91 GAA ranks 1st in the NHL, while his .937 SV% ranks 2nd (1. Shesterkin,
    -Husso’s 11 wins this season have more than doubled his career total (9 in 2020-21)
    -Over his last 5 road appearances, he is 3-0-1 while stoping 123 of 129 shots
    -Brayden Schenn has 8 points in his last 6 games (4g, 4a)
    -Schenn has also posted 18 points (9g, a) in his last 14 games
    -Since Jan. 1, Schenn ranks 1st on the Blues with 16 points (9g, 7a)
    -Schenn now sits just 1 goal shy of 100 for his Blues career
    -Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 45 points (18g, 27a) this season
    -Tarasenko has a 3-game point streak (3g, 2a)
    -He also has a point in 14 of his last 16 (10g, 12a), scoring at least 1 goal in 8 of those games
    -He’s posted 7 multi-point efforts over his last 20 games, posting 26 points over that span (11g, 15a)
    -The Blues are 19-6-3 when has at least a point in a game this season
    -His multi-goal game on Feb. 15 at Ottawa was the 34th multi-goal game of his career, which is more than twice as many multi-goal outings than the
    next closest Blue since Tarasenko’s NHL debut in 2012-13 (Jaden Schwartz: 15 GP)
    -Ryan O’Reilly has 12 points in his last 14 games (5g, 7a)
    -O’Reilly ranks 4th in the NHL this season with 531 FO wins (55.6%) (1. Bergeron, 639)
    -Over the last four seasons, he is one of 12 players with at least 200 points and a +55 rating
    -Since 2018-19, only O’Reilly, Mika Zibanejad and Elias Lindholm have accrued 200 points while averaging over 2 mins of shorthanded ice time per
    -Pavel Buchnevich shares 2nd on the Blues with 43 points (16g, 27a)
    -Buchnevich has a 4-game point streak (1g, 6a)
    -He shares 7th in the NHL with 3 shorthanded points (1g, 2a) (1. 6 players tied with 4)
    -The last player to post 4+ shorthanded points in a season for the Blues was T.J. Oshie in 2008-09 (4 shorthanded points, 1g, 3a)
    -Buchnevich, 43 points in 42 games, is just 5 shy of his career high of 48 points, which his posted last season with the Rangers in 54 games (20g, 28a)
    -Justin Faulk has a 5-game point streak (1g, 4a), which is his longest as a Blue and shares the 2nd longest of his career (1. 7-game point streak in 2015-
    16 with CAR, 3g, 6a)
    -He has also posted 9 points in his last 11 games (2g, 7a)
    -Faulk leads the Blues and shares 7th in the NHL with a +30 rating (No Blue has posted a +30 or better season since David Backes was +32 in 2010-11)
    -Faulk, 23 points (7g, 16a) in 42 games, is just 2 points shy of tying his most in a season as a Blue (25 points in 2020-21)
    -Faulk is currently on pace for 42 points, which would be the 2nd highest single-season point total of his career (49 points in 2014-15 with CAR)
    -Torey Krug has 14 points (2g, 12a) in his last 17 games
    -Krug completed a full season with the Blues after reaching game 82 on Jan. 9 vs. DAL
    -Krug posted 52 points and a +25 rating in his first “full season”
    -Since the beginning of 2020-21, he is one of 7 d-men with at least 50 pts and a +30 rating
    -Only two d-men in Blues history have posted 50 pts and a +25 rating in a single season (98-99 Al MacInnis, 62 pts, +33 / 99-00 Chris Pronger, 62 pts,
    -On Dec. 29. vs. EDM, Berube recorded his 200th win as a head coach in the NHL, becoming the 7th different coach to win 200 games after playing in
    at least 1000 games
    Wins as Coach / Games Played
    Craig Berube – 210 / 1,054
    Randy Carlyle – 475 / 1,055
    Bob Pulford – 360 / 1,079
    Craig MacTavish – 301 / 1,093
    Red Kelly – 278 / 1,316
    Brent Sutter – 215 / 1,111
    Larry Robinson – 209 / 1,384
    MILESTONE WATCH (reg. season)
    -Brayden Schenn is 1 shy of 100 goals as a Blue
    -Brandon Saad is 1 shy of 200 career goals…2 shy of 200 career assists…3 shy of 400 career points
    -Craig Berube is 1 shy of 400 career games coached
    -Torey Krug is 3 shy of 400 career points
  1. Bernie Federko, 721
  2. David Backes, 254
  3. David Perron, 252
  4. Vladimir Tarasenko, 251
  5. Bernie Federko, 1073
  6. Pavol Demitra, 493
  7. Vladimir Tarasenko, 487
  8. Alex Pietrangelo, 450
  9. David Perron, 430
  10. Brett Hull, 195
  11. Pavol Demitra, 63
  12. Vladimir Tarasenko, 62
  13. Joe Mullen, 50
  14. David Perron, 48
    Games Coached
  15. Joel Quenneville, 593
  16. Jacques Demers, 240
  17. Criaig Berube, 238
  18. Scott Bowman, 238
    Wins as Coach
  19. Joel Quenneville, 307
  20. Ken Hitchcock, 248
  21. Brian Sutter, 153
  22. Craig Berube, 13

Golden Knights fall in overtime to Kings for 3rd straight loss — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Los Angeles’ Adrian Kempe scored 2:18 into overtime Friday night, and the Golden Knights lost to the Kings in front of an announced crowd of 18,238 at T-Mobile Arena.

Golden Knights fall in overtime to Kings for 3rd straight loss — Las Vegas Review-Journal


TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-12-3 – 67 Points) vs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (31-12-8 – 70 Points)
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 1 4


  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto 21 seconds into the first period. Matthews posted his 33rd
    goal of the season. Matthews also registered the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Matthews
    recorded his 26th assist of the season. Matthews is currently on a nine-game point streak where
    he has posted 18 points (8G, 10A).
  • Morgan Rielly scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 5:31 of the second period. Rielly
    posted his sixth goal of the season. Rielly also posted the primary assist on Kämpf’s shorthanded
    goal. Rielly recorded his 36th assist of the season.
  • David Kämpf scored shorthanded for the Maple Leafs at 18:36 of the second period. Kämpf
    posted his seventh goal of the season and marked the third shorthanded goal of his NHL career.
  • Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 6:06 of the third period. Bunting recorded his 16th goal of
    the season. Bunting has posted three points through his last two games (2G, 1A).
  • TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Brodie registered his ninth assist of the
  • Mitch Marner posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal and the secondary assist on
    Bunting’s goal. Marner has recorded 28 assists this season. Marner has posted five points (1G,
    4A) through his last two games.
  • Jack Campbell recorded the primary assist on Rielly’s power play goal. Campbell registered his
    second career NHL assist. His first, a secondary assist dating back to Nov. 6, 2018 with the Los
    Angeles Kings.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 45 of 46 shots he faced in tonight’s win.
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • With Toronto’s seventh shorthanded goal of the season, the Maple Leafs are now tied for second with
    the Florida Panthers on the NHL’s leaderboard, only trailing the Vegas Golden Knights (9).
    OF NOTE…
  • The Maple Leafs earned their seventh-straight win on home ice. Per NHL stats, this marks the
    longest home win streak since the 2017-18 season (13 wins).
  • David Kämpf has scored shorthanded in back-to-back games.
  • Per NHL Stats, David Kämpf holds the longest such streak by a Maple Leafs player since Tyler
    Bozak (2 GP in 2014-15). Only two Toronto skaters have scored a shorthanded goal in more
    consecutive contests: Dave Reid (4 GP in 1990-91) and Russ Courtnall (3 GP in 1986-87).
  • John Tavares tied a season-high 17 face-off wins.
  • Michael Bunting currently leads all NHL rookies with 16 goals this season.
  • Travis Dermott was on the ice for a team-high 18 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Ilya Mikheyev finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.50 percent
    (10 for, 6 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    PITTSBURGH 12 (11) 15 (9) 19 (17) 46 (37)
    TORONTO 15 (13) 6 (3) 8 (8) 29 (24)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    PITTSBURGH 20 (19) 25 (12) 24 (22) 69 (53)
    TORONTO 25 (22) 15 (10) 13 (13) 53 (45)
  • The Maple Leafs are 18-4-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 85-82-17-7 in 191 games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and 48-33-11-3
    in 95 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 17-6-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 9-4-1 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
  • Toronto is 21-4-1 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 19-2-1 when leading after one period and 24-0-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 11-4-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-3-0 in Thursday games.
    Shots 3 (Kerfoot, Matthews, Sandin, Rielly, Kämpf)
    Shot Attempts 5 (Rielly, Mikheyev)
    Faceoff Wins 17 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 73% (Matthews – 8 won, 3 lost)
    Hits 3 (Simmonds, Sandin)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin)
    Takeaways 3 (Matthews)
    TOI 22:54 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI 1:49 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 6:13 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 30 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 62.50% (Mikheyev – 10 for, 6 against)
    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
    Feb. 26 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Feb. 28 Leafs at Washington Capital One Arena 7:30 pm ET
    On his team’s performance tonight:
    “That we started fast. Anytime you can play with a lead for 59 minutes or whatever it was is a good thing
    and then obviously special teams was really good again tonight and it needed to be. We talked about it
    before the game and this team on both sides of it, powerplay and penalty kill, was going to challenge us
    better than anybody we’ve seen in quite a while and the guys were excellent today. The powerplay we
    had early that we didn’t score, I thought we were able to get some looks and move the puck through
    pressure pretty well and big-time goal by Morgan, a huge goal for us. But then the penalty kill in that
    second period, I mean the game could have changed dramatically if we don’t get it done there and not
    only do we get it done and get out of there clean but we get a huge shorthanded goal again so love those
    parts of it and then Jack Campbell was just outstanding in net.”
    On the team’s performance tonight:
    “I think it was good, obviously a good win against a really good team that has been playing really well
    lately. The special teams stick out when we take that many penalties so I thought the PK did a great job.”
    On his goal tonight:
    “I just saw some room, that’s all. Those powerplay breakouts with those two guys behind me it’s normally
    an automatic drop so when there is a chance to go you want to be able to take advantage of it.”
    On Rielly’s power play goal:
    “Great read by him, we kind of talked a bit before the game about how they like to come down ice and
    pressure. Obviously he saw a lane and trusted himself and I think everyone knows we’ve got a lot of trust
    in Mo on that powerplay so when he sees a lane and takes it we have all the confidence in him and it was
    a hell of a shot there.”
    On the group’s effort tonight:
    “I just didn’t think we backed down off of anything. We were all engaged in puck battles. Special team
    wise, everyone was dialed in regardless of powerplay so that’s something we talked about before the
    game – we just need to make sure we’re going to match or be better than them at but especially our
    penalty kill did a great job.”
    On his primary assist tonight:
    “I saw Morgan streaking back on the right side and just left it for him perfectly and that’s about it. He
    made an unbelievable play and just a world class player and it was fun to watch.”
    On if he saw the ice opening up from his angle:
    “I don’t want to say too much because I’m not a player so I’m not out there but it looked like they gave him
    a little bit of room for how good of a skater he is and he made a great move with a ton of speed and made
    a perfect shot.