TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-12-3 – 67 Points) vs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (31-12-8 – 70 Points)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
PITTSBURGH 0 0 1 1
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
- Jack Campbell stopped 45 of 46 shots he faced in tonight’s win.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- 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).
- 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)
ON HOME ICE
- 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.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
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.