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MAPLE LEAFS-CANADIENS PREGAME NOTES
2021-22 Matchups vs. Montréal: Second of Four
2021-22 Record vs. Montréal: 1-0-0
Next Game vs. Montréal: Saturday, March 26 at Montréal
Toronto Season Record: 32-13-3
Toronto Road Record: 14-8-2
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050
February 19, 2022
The Maple Leafs acquired forward Ryan Dzingel and defenceman Ilya
Lyubushkin from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Nick
Ritchie and choice of Toronto’s third-round selection in 2023 or second-round selection in 2025.
Score: Toronto 3 vs. St. Louis 6
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
TOR Goals: Nylander (2x), Brodie
STL Goals: Buchnevich (2x), Kostin, Schenn, Saad, O’Reilly
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 28/33, .848 SV%
STL Goaltender: Husso, 34/37, .919 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-1
TOR Penalty Kill: 1-for-1
- William Nylander scored twice in Saturday’s game. Nylander recorded
his third multi-goal game of the season.
- David Kämpf is currently on a three-game point streak where he has
recorded three points (2G, 1A). Kämpf tied the longest point streak of his
NHL career which he has marked on four occasions.
- Jake Muzzin (5) and TJ Brodie (4) both tied a season-high in shots
during the game.
- NEXT GAME
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Opponent: at Columbus Blue Jackets
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
ALL-TIME VS. MONTRÉAL CANADIENS:
First Matchup between Clubs: December 26, 1917 (Toronto 7 vs. Montréal 5)
All-Time Record: 308-344-88-18 (758 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 195-129-45-10 (379 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 113-215-43-8 (379 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: April 28, 2021 (Toronto 4 at Montréal 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 4-0-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 7-2-1
- ACTIVE LEADERS VS. MONTRÉAL CANADIENS:
- Games Played: Jason Spezza (77), John Tavares (46), Morgan Rielly (37)
Goals: Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (19), John Tavares (17)
Assists: Jason Spezza (43), John Tavares (23), Mitch Marner (20)
Points: Jason Spezza (75), John Tavares (40), Auston Matthews (31)
- 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (54), Jason Spezza (37), John Tavares (20)
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .698 3.58 2.73 31.6% 84.6% 34.7 30.8 56.1%
Montréal .270 2.20 3.90 12.8% 73.8% 29.5 34.3 48.1%
- THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 42/133 (31.6%)
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: 115/136 (84.6%)
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%)
- FAST FACTS
Monday games 7th of 10 (3 home, 7 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 8th of 12 (4 home, 8 road)
TJ Brodie Seven points away from 300 career NHL points
Mitch Marner Six games away from 400 career NHL games played
Jake Muzzin Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
Wayne Simmonds Seven games away from 1,000 career NHL games played
- 2021-22 MILESTONES
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
CANADIENS vs. TOR 362-296-88-12 (758 PJ / GP)
Dom. / Home 223-106-43-7 (379 PJ / GP)
Étr. / Away 139-190-45-5 (379 PJ / GP)
Dern. Match / Last game:
D 2-1 L @ TOR (13/10/21)
J. Allen 2-30 | J. Campbell 1-32
BG / WG: W. Nylander
10 DERNIERS MATCHS CONTRE TORONTO / LAST 10 GAMES VS. TORONTO:
13/10/21 – MTL 1 @ TOR 2
08/05/21 – MTL 2 @ TOR 3
06/05/21 – MTL 2 @ TOR 5
03/05/21 – TOR 2 @ MTL 3 (P/OT)
28/04/21 – TOR 4 @ MT 1
12/04/21 – TOR 2 @ MTL 4
07/04/21 – MTL 2 @ TOR 3
20/02/21 – TOR 5 @ MTL 3
13/02/21 – MTL 2 @ TOR 1
10/02/21 – TOR 4 @ MTL 2
CETTE SAISON CONTRE TORONTO / THIS SEASON VS. TORONTO
Match #1: 13/10/2021 @ TOR
Match #2: 21/02/2022 @ MTL
Match #3: 26/03/2022 @ MTL
Match #4: 09/04/2022 @ TOR
MEILLEURS BUTEURS CONTRE TORONTO / LEADING GOAL SCORERS VS. TORONTO:
1) Mike Hoffman (12-9-21, 27 pj/gp)
2) Brendan Gallagher (10-9-19, 36 pj/gp)
3) Josh Anderson (8-2-10, 24 pj/gp)
MEILLEURS POINTEURS CONTRE TORONTO / LEADING SCORERS VS. TORONTO:
1) Mike Hoffman (12-9-21, 27 pj/gp)
2) Jeff Petry (5-16-21, 35 pj/gp)
3) Brendan Gallagher (10-9-19, 36 pj/gp)
MENEURS MINUTES DE PÉNALITÉ CONTRE TORONTO / MOST PENALTY MINUTES VS. TORONTO:
1) Cedric Paquette (23, 19 pj/gp)
2) Brendan Gallagher (19, 36 pj/gp)
3) Jeff Petry (18, 35 pj/gp)
LIENS MONTRÉAL – TORONTO CONNECTIONS
- Christian Dvorak a évolué avec Michael Bunting entre 2018 et 2021 en Arizona.
- Ben Chiarot (2013 à 2018) et Joel Armia (2015 à 2018) ont été coéquipiers avec Michael Hutchinson à Winnipeg.
- Cedric Paquette a côtoyé Petr Mrazek en Caroline en 2020-2021.
- Brett Kulak a joué avec TJ Brodie à Calgary entre 2014 et 2018.
- Christian Dvorak played with Michael Bunting in Arizona from 2017 to 2021.
- Ben Chiarot (2013 to 2018) and Joel Armia (2015 to 2018) were teammates with Michael Hutchinson in Winnipeg.
- Cedric Paquette played with Petr Mrazek in Carolina in 2002-21.
- Brett Kulak skated with TJ Brodie in Calgary from 2014 to 2018.
JOUEURS AVEC LE PLUS DE MATCHS AVEC LES CANADIENS / PLAYERS WITH THE MOST GAMES WITH THE CANADIENS
Rang/Rank – Joueurs/Players – Matchs/Games
36 – Mats Naslund – 617
37 – Brendan Gallagher – 614
38 – Jimmy Roberts – 611
MEILLEURS MARQUEURS DES CANADIENS / CANADIENS’ ALL-TIME TOP SCORERS
Rang/Rank – Joueurs/Players – Buts/Goals
26 – Pierre Mondou – 194
27 – Brendan Gallagher – 191
28 – Saku Koivu – 191
MEILLEURS PASSEURS DES CANADIENS / CANADIENS’ ALL-TIME ASSIST LEADERS
Rang/Rank – Joueurs/Players – Aides/Assists
49 – Mike Keane – 179
50 – Brendan Gallagher – 176
51 – David Desharnais – 171
MEILLEURS POINTEURS DES CANADIENS / CANADIENS’ ALL-TIME POINT LEADERS
Rang/Rank – Joueurs/Players – Points/Points
38 – Patrice Brisebois – 371
39 – Brendan Gallagher – 367
40 – J.C. Tremblay – 363
GARDIENS AVEC LE PLUS DE VICTOIRES AVES LES CANADIENS / GOALTENDERS WITH THE MOST WINS IN CANADIENS HISTORY
Rang/Rank – Gardiens/Netminders – Victoires/Wins
1 – Carey Price – 360
2 – Jacques Plante – 314
3 – Patrick Roy – 289
GARDIENS AVEC LE PLUS DE JEUX BLANCS AVES LES CANADIENS / GOALTENDERS WITH THE MOST SHUTOUTS IN CANADIENS
Rang/Rank – Gardiens/Netminders – Blanchissages/Shutouts
1 – George Hainsworth – 75
2 – Jacques Plante – 58
3 – Carey Price – 49
FORMATION DES CANADIENS / THE MAKING OF THE CANADIENS
Repêchage / Draft (8): Cole Caufield, Jake Evans, Brendan Gallagher, Artturi Lehkonen, Michael Pezzetta, Ryan Poehling, Carey Price, Alexander Romanov. Joueurs autonomes / Free agents (6): Ben Chiarot, Mike Hoffman, Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Perreault, David Savard, Chris Wideman. Échanges / Trades (13): Jake Allen, Josh Anderson, Joel Armia, Joel Edmundson, Laurent Dauphin, Jonathan Drouin, Christian Dvorak, Andrew Hammond, Brett Kulak, Jeff Petry, Tyler Pitlick, Nick Suzuki, Shea Weber.
Ballottage / Waivers (4): Paul Byron, Kale Clague, Samuel Montembeault, Rem Pitlick.
*Blessés / Injured
RÉALISATIONS À VENIR / MILESTONE ALERT
Paul Byron est à 5 buts de son 100e en carrière dans la LNH.
Paul Byron is 5 goals away from his 100th in career in the NHL.
Joel Edmundson est à 8 matchs de son 400e en carrière dans la LNH.
Joel Edmundson is 8 games removed from his 400th in career in the NHL.
Cedric Paquette est à 5 points de son 100e en carrière dans la LNH.
Cedric Paquette is 5 points away from his 100th in career in the NHL.
Mathieu Perreault est à 3 matchs de son 700e en carrière dans la LNH.
Mathieu Perreault is 3 games away from his 700th in career in the NHL.
PLATEAUX ATTEINTS / MILESTONES REACHED
Alexander Romanov a joué son 100e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 17 fév. c. STL.
Alexander Romanov played his 100th career game in the NHL on Feb. 17 vs. STL.
Paul Byron a disputé son 500e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 17 fév. c. STL.
Paul Byron skated in his 500th career game in the NHL on Feb. 17 vs. STL.
Brett Kulak a disputé son 300e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 10 fév. c. WSH.
Brett Kulak played his 300th career game in the NHL on Feb. 10 vs. WSH.
Jeff Petry a obtenu son 300e point en carrière dans la LNH, le 24 jan. à MIN.
Jeff Petry registered his 300th career point in the NHL on Jan. 24 at MIN.
Ben Chiarot a récolté son 100e point en carrière dans la LNH, le 13 jan. à CHI.
Ben Chiarot recorded his 100th career point in the NHL on Jan. 13 at CHI.
Nick Suzuki a récolté son 100e point en carrière dans la LNH, le 7 déc. c. TBL.
Nick Suzuki registered his 100th point in career in the NHL on Dec. 7 vs. TBL.
Chris Wideman a pris part à son 200e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 4 déc. à NSH.
Chris Wideman played his 200th career game in the NHL on Dec. 4 at NSH.
Tyler Toffoli a disputé son 600e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 27 nov. à PIT.
Tyler Toffoli skated in his 600th NHL career game on Nov. 27 à PIT.
Brendan Gallagher a disputé son 600e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 18 nov. c. PIT.
Brendan Gallagher skated in his 600th NHL career game on Nov. 18 vs. PIT.
Jonathan Drouin a disputé son 400e match en carrière dans la LNH, le 26 oct. à SEA.
Jonathan Drouin played his 400th game in career in the NHL on Oct. 26 at SEA.
Mike Hoffman a récolté son 400e point en carrière dans la LNH, le 6 nov. c. VGK.
Mike Hoffman recorded his 400th point in career in the
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