TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (34-14-4 – 72 Points) at
DETROIT RED WINGS (23-24-6 – 52 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 3 4 3 10
DETROIT 1 1 5 7
- William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 3:52 of the first period. Nylander posted his 20th goal of the season.
- Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 6:18 of the first period. Bunting recorded his 18th goal of the season. Bunting also posted the secondary assist on Marner’s first goal of the game and second goal of the game as well as the primary assist on Marner’s third goal of the game and fourth goal of the
game. Bunting has recorded 22 assists this season.
- David Kämpf scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:06 of the first period. Kämpf posted his eighth goal of the season. Kämpf also posted the primary assist on Kaše’s shorthanded goal. Kämpf recorded his 12th assist of the season.
- Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 0:33 of the second period, 4:13 of the second period and 9:19 of the second period and 15:41 of the third period. Marner recorded his first career NHL hat trick. Marner has recorded 21 goals this season. Marner also registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s
goal and the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Marner has recorded 33 assists this season.
- Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs at 18:38 of the second period. Matthews recorded his 37th goal of the season. Matthews also posted the primary assist on Marner’s first goal of the game and second goal of the game as well as the secondary assist on Marner’s third goal of the game.
Matthews has registered 31 assists this season.
- Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 7:04 of the third period. Mikheyev recorded his ninth goal of the season. Mikheyev also posted the primary assist on Kämpf’s goal. Mikheyev recorded his fourth assist of the season.
- Ondřej Kaše scored shorthanded for Toronto at 10:33 of the third period. Kaše posted his 11th goal of the season. Kaše also recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Kaše posted his 12th assist of the season.
- Justin Holl posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal, the primary assist on Bunting’s goal and the secondary assist on Kaše’s shorthanded goal. Holl has registered 10 assists this season.
- Alexander Kerfoot registered the secondary assist on Kämpf’s goal as well as the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Kerfoot has posted 29 assists this season.
- TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Brodie registered his 10th assist of the season.
- Ilya Lyubushkin registered the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Lyubushkin posted his 10th assist of the season, his first with the Maple Leafs.
- Jack Campbell stopped 20 of 25 shots tonight. Petr Mrázek relieved Campbell during the third period and stopped 6 of 8 shots.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Mitch Marner recorded his first career hat trick with three goals in the second period tonight. This is
the 37th time in Maple Leafs history that a player has recorded 3+ goals in a period, a feat most
recently accomplished by Andreas Johnsson in the first period on Nov. 24, 2018 vs. PHI.
- Mitch Marner recorded a single-game NHL career-high four goals during tonight’s game. Marner also recorded a single-game NHL career-high with six points (4G, 2A).
- Michael Bunting posted a single-game NHL career-high in assists with four. Bunting also posted a single-game NHL career-high in points with five (1G, 4A).
- Auston Matthews a single-game NHL career-high four points during tonight’s game (1G, 3A). He has recorded a four-point game on 10 occasions during his NHL career.
- With three assists tonight, Justin Holl posted a single-game NHL career-high in both assists and points.
- With his eighth goal of the season posted tonight, David Kämpf tied an NHL career season-high in goals.
- With his ninth goal of the season posted tonight, Ilya Mikheyev recorded an NHL career season-high in goals.
- Ilya Mikheyev recorded two points during tonight’s game (1G, 1A), tying a single-game NHL career-high which he has marked on 10 occasions.
- Ondřej Kaše posted the second shorthanded goal of his NHL career.
- Ilya Lyubushkin recorded his first point as a Maple Leaf with his assist on Mikheyev’s game-winning goal.
- Timothy Liljegren was on the ice for a team-high 28 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Mitch Marner finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 71.05 percent (27 for, 11 against).
- Per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs scored 10 or more goals in a game for the first time in 15 years, most recently a 10-2 win at BOS on Jan. 4, 2007.
- Per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs (10) and Red Wings (7) combined for 17 goals – the most in a single game since the Jets and Flyers on Oct. 27, 2011 (17).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 15 (15) 12 (12) 12 (11) 39 (38)
DETROIT 8 (6) 10 (9) 15 (15) 33 (30)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 26 (26) 17 (17) 18 (17) 61 (60)
DETROIT 11 (8) 16 (14) 23 (14) 50 (44)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 15-9-3 on the road this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 296-281-93-5 in 675 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 120-173-
46-2 in 341 games played in Detroit.
- Toronto is 18-7-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 9-3-0 against the Atlantic Division
- Toronto is 22-4-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 20-2-2 when leading after one period and 25-0-2 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 21-10-3 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 10-4-2 in Saturday games.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 6 (Marner)
Shot Attempts 8 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage 75% (Kämpf – 9 won, 3 lost)
Hits 4 (Lyubushkin)
Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot)
Takeaways 1 (Spezza, Kaše, Brodie)
TOI 22:34 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI N/A
Shorthanded TOI 3:56 (Holl)
Shifts 25 (Rielly, Liljegren)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 71.05% (Marner – 27 for, 11 against)
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
March 7 Leafs at Columbus Nationwide Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 8 Leafs vs. Seattle Scotiabank Arena 8:00 pm ET
March 10 Leafs vs. Arizona 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.
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HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
“I thought we played an excellent game. Let’s not let the craziness of the third period take away from the fact that we played an excellent game, even within the third period, but then all that nonsense. The way Mikheyev responded on his goal, that line scored us a huge goal there. The way the penalty kill
responded in a key moment. So the craziness of the period, that is going to be the focus but our guys played a really good game today. You go into the third period and you really just want to get out of there, then all of a sudden they throw a floater at the net and it goes in and they get life and they get a couple
more just like that and it changes things. Things changed there quickly but let’s not lose sight of the fact that our guys played a really good game today.”
On what he’ll remember about tonight’s win:
“A lot of great plays by my line mates. A lot of great plays by our team. Wild game completely. Obviously, not how we wanted to be in that third but just good on the guys for sticking with it believing in that process and getting it done.”
On what changed during the third period:
“They just got a couple quick goals, just the momentum. You could feel the energy in the crowd turn on a little bit and when you score like that, shift after shift, obviously they got the fans into it they get belief now on their side and all of a sudden it’s a hockey game.”
On tonight’s win:
“I thought we played great the first two periods. Especially our start, I thought our start was one of the best of the year. We were creating chances and we were able to get a lead but hockey is a funny game like that, you kind of step off the pedal a little bit there and they get momentum and the crowd gets into it
and they start rolling and all of a sudden it’s a one-goal game so I thought we responded great and I thought we didn’t panic and we got the win so that’s all that matters. We’re walking away with two points and we just have to move on from this. A win is a win and looking forward to Monday.”
On what changed during the third period:
“Obviously the third period was crazy. You go out there with the intention to not give them anything. They
get a couple early goals and get some life and all of a sudden you’re in a hockey game so I thought it was
a great response by some guys to get some goals back and put the game away in the end.”