CANADIENS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-14-3 – 67 Points) at
MONTRÉAL CANADIENS (11-33-7 – 29 Points)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 0 2 2
MONTRÉAL 2 3 0 5

SCORING NOTES

  • Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 4:43 of the third period. Mikheyev recorded his eighth goal of the
    season.
  • Pierre Engvall scored for the Maple Leafs at 5:28 of the third period. Engvall posted his eighth goal
    of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Rielly recorded his 37th assist of the
    season.
  • Ondřej Kaše posted the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Kaše registered his 11th assist of the
    season. Kaše has recorded an assist in back-to-back games.
  • Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Engvall’s goal. Spezza posted his ninth assist of the
    season.
  • Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Engvall’s goal. Holl recorded his seventh assist of the
    season. Holl has recorded an assist in back-to-back games.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Petr Mrázek stopped 19 of 24 shots in tonight’s loss.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • With their eighth goal of the season scored during tonight’s game, both Ilya Mikheyev and Pierre
    Engvall tied an NHL career-high in goals.
  • David Kämpf tied an NHL career-high with four hits recorded during tonight’s game.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 27 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Pierre Engvall and Wayne Simmonds finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt
    percentage of 84.21 percent (16 for, 3 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 11 (9) 12 (10) 14 (14) 37 (33)
    MONTRÉAL 8 (7) 12 (12) 5 (5) 25 (24)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 18 (14) 30 (25) 18 (18) 66 (57)
    MONTRÉAL 13 (12) 19 (19) 9 (9) 41 (40)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 14-9-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 308-345-88-18 in 759 games against the Montréal Canadiens and 113-
    216-43-8 in 380 games played in Montréal.
  • Toronto is 17-7-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 8-3-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 11-10-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-7-2 when trailing after one period and 4-12-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 20-10-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-3-1 in Monday games and 4-3-1 in the first game of a back-to-back.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots
    Shot Attempts
    Faceoff Wins
    Faceoff Win Percentage
    Hits
    Blocked Shots
    Takeaways
    TOI
    Power Play TOI
    Shorthanded TOI
    Shifts
    5 (Marner)
    9 (Marner)
    11 (Matthews)
    100% (Simmonds – 1 won, 0 lost)
    5 (Simmonds)
    4 (Brodie)
    2 (Marner)
    22:17 (Rielly)
    2:28 (Marner, Matthews, Tavares)
    2:38 (Liljegren)
    29 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 84.21% (Engvall and Simmonds – 16 for, 3
    against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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
    March 5 Leafs vs. Canucks Scotiabank Arena 7:00 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 Jake Muzzin’s status:
    “I don’t have much of an update other than that he’s going to stay here in Montreal overnight for
    observations, that’s really all I have.”
    On giving up too many chances off the rush:
    “We didn’t do a good enough job coming out of the zone. We lost races, we weren’t connected. When our
    defence were up and involved in tight our forwards let guys get loose so we just didn’t do a good enough
    job at that.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On tonight’s game:
    “It wasn’t very good. Probably as disappointing of a game for us this year. We have to clean up what
    we’re giving up off the rush. It’s obviously something that is continuously giving the other team
    opportunities and life and certainly for them tonight they generated a lot off of that. I thought in-zone play
    we didn’t give up a whole lot but off the rush was just not very good and continues to be an area we have
    to find a way to get better in and get our game connected. Disappointing one tonight.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On tonight’s effort:
    “I think just all throughout our lineup just not good enough. Forwards, defence, goaltending, just not good
    enough from everybody.”
    On losing two games in a row:
    “I think you never want to drop two in a row. We believe in our group and we believe we’re a good team
    and we never want to drop two in a row so we’ve got to put the fire out now. Not a whole lot of good in
    this one tonight but you’ve got to take the good and take the bad and move on to the next game and
    we’re right back at it tomorrow.”
    MORGAN RIELLY
    On tonight’s loss:
    “They obviously came out strong. If you look at the way our team played, I think we gave up too many
    odd man rushes, too many chances against and they’ve got skilled people over there so when you give
    them chances they’re going to score.”
    On the team giving up too many chances off the rush:
    “I think as a group we’re going to have to look at it obviously more. It’s been a common theme if you look
    back the last couple weeks, in terms of the chances against off the rush and as d-men you’ve got to take
    some responsibility on trying to make good defensive plays in those instances but as a group we’ve got to
    do a better job of trying to limit those.”
    PETR MRÁZEK
    On tonight’s game:
    “Difficult game for us. Obviously we want to come out strong in the first period but we were down 0-2 so
    not the way you want to start the game on the road but I think we battled in the third period and the good
    thing is in this league we’ve got a chance to play tomorrow again and play better.

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