BLUES 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-13-3 – 67 Points) vs.
ST. LOUIS BLUES (29-14-6 – 64 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
ST. LOUIS 2 1 3 6
TORONTO 1 2 0 3

SCORING NOTES

  • William Nylander scored for Toronto at 15:33 of the first period. Nylander scored his second goal
    of the game at 5:30 of the second period. Nylander has recorded 19 goals this season.
  • TJ Brodie scored for the Maple Leafs at 17:44 of the second period. Brodie registered his fourth
    goal of the season. Brodie has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Alexander Kerfoot posted the primary assist on both of Nylander’s goals. Kerfoot has registered
    26 assists this season.
  • John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s first goal of the game. Tavares
    posted his 29th assist of the season.
  • Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Nylander’s second goal of the game. Holl
    recorded his sixth assist of the season.
  • David Kämpf posted the primary assist on Brodie’s goal. Kämpf registered his 10th assist of the
    season. Kämpf is currently on a three-game point streak where he has recorded three points (2G,
    1A).
  • Ondřej Kaše recorded the secondary assist on Brodie’s goal. Kaše posted his 10th assist of the
    season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 28 of 33 shots in tonight’s loss.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • Jake Muzzin (5) and TJ Brodie (4) both tied a season-high in shots during tonight’s game.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 26 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Rasmus Sandin finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 71.88
    percent (23 for, 9 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    ST. LOUIS 12 (9) 12 (12) 10 (9) 34 (30)
    TORONTO 9 (9) 12 (11) 16 (15) 37 (35)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    ST. LOUIS 14 (11) 15 (15) 17 (16) 46 (42)
    TORONTO 17 (17) 22 (20) 28 (27) 67 (64)
    ON HOME ICE
  • Toronto lost their first game on home ice since December 9, 2021 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • The Maple Leafs are 18-5-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 95-97-25-6 in 223 games against the St. Louis Blues and 60-34-11-5 in
    110 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 15-7-2 against the Western Conference this season and 5-3-2 against the Central Division
    this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 11-9-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-6-2 when trailing after one period and 4-2-2 when tied after two periods.
  • Toronto is 20-9-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-4-2 in Saturday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 5 (Muzzin)
    Shot Attempts 7 (Muzzin, Marner)
    Faceoff Wins 14 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 5 (Simmonds)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot)
    Takeaways 2 (Matthews, Tavares)
    TOI 23:10 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 1:24 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 1:30 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 26 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 71.88% (Sandin – 23 for, 9 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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
    March 2 Leafs vs. Buffalo Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On tonight’s game:
    “Yeah. We didn’t defend well enough to give ourselves a chance to win.”
    On Nylander’s two-goal game and the second line’s play:
    “Yeah. I had said they had been generating chances and it just seemed like it was just a matter of time
    particularly for Will. Those shots that he’s had, where he’s been in behind the defence and kind of alone
    with the goalie, he’s had those for a while now and they haven’t gone for him and normally they do and
    tonight they did. So that’s a really good sign for him and us.”
    WILLIAM NYLANDER
    On his team’s effort tonight:

    “I thought we battled back well there to the beginning of the third but then lost our man there in the d-zone
    and then a tip which is sloppy and that’s been happening a bit lately and we need to dial that down.”
    On his line playing better of late:
    “It started a little bit in Seattle there, I think we got something going and I thought last game we had a lot
    of chances but there were a lot of penalties kills out there so we didn’t get out too much. But other than
    that, I think we’ve been creating more and more every game which is positive.”
    TJ BRODIE
    On his team’s effort tonight:

    “We knew that they were going to be a rush team and we just didn’t find a way to shut them down on the
    rush tonight.”
    On the frustration of taking a too many men penalty:
    “Yeah. It happens but we found a way to kill it off so in the end it all equals out.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On tonight’s loss:

    “We lost so it’s not good enough but you know practice tomorrow, work hard and get back at it.”
    On how quickly the team can move on:
    “It’s something you need to do in this league. You play a lot, a lot of good teams and you need to be
    ready when the next game comes

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