TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (37-16-4 – 78 Points) vs.
SEATTLE KRAKEN (17-37-5 – 39 Points)
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
SEATTLE 1 2 1 4
TORONTO 2 1 3 6
- Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 3:18 of the first period. Matthews recorded his second goal of the game at 9:03 of the third period and his third at 19:18 of the third period. Matthews has posted 43 goals this season. Matthews has registered seven points through his last three games (6G, 1A).
- John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs at 9:55 of the first period. Tavares recorded his 19th goal of the season. Tavares also recorded the primary assist on Marner’s power play goal. Tavares registered his 35th assist of the season.
- William Nylander scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 5:14 of the second period. Nylander recorded his 22nd goal of the season. Nylander also posted the primary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Nylander registered his 30th assist of the season.
- Mitch Marner scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 9:43 of the third period. Marner recorded his 23rd goal of the season. Marner also posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Marner notched his 39th assist of the season. Marner is currently on an
eight-game point streak where he has recorded 17 points (6G, 11A).
- Morgan Rielly recorded the secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Rielly posted his 40th assist of the season.
- Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Engvall posted his 12th assist of the season. Engvall has registered an assist in consecutive games.
- TJ Brodie recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal and the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Brodie has recorded 14 assists this season. Brodie has posted a multi-assist outing in backto-back games.
- Ondřej Kaše recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Kaše posted his 13th assist of the season.
- Michael Bunting posted the primary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game and the secondary assist on Matthews’ third goal of the game. Bunting has recorded 27 assists this season. Bunting is currently on a six-game point where he has posted 12 points (3G, 9A).
- Timothy Liljegren registered the primary assist on Matthews’ third goal of the game. Liljegren recorded his 13th assist of the season. Liljegren has recorded an assist in three-consecutive games, the first time in his NHL career to do so.
- Jack Campbell stopped 26 of 30 shots in tonight’s win.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 3-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
- This is the second time this season that the Maple Leafs have recorded three power play goals during a game (the first occasion dating back to January 26, 2022 vs. ANA). Toronto currently leads the league with a power play percentage of 29.9%.
- Toronto allowed just their second shorthanded goal of the season. The Maple Leafs are tied for first in the league with the fewest shorthanded goals against.
- Auston Matthews scored three goals during tonight’s game marking his third hat trick of the season and sixth of his NHL career. With his three-goal performance, Matthews continues to lead the league in goals with 43.
- Ilya Lyubushkin recorded a season-high seven hits during tonight’s game (his single-game careerhigh is eight).
- Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Mitch Marner finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 75.00 percent
(18 for, 6 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
SEATTLE 11 (11) 10 (6) 9 (7) 30 (24)
TORONTO 11 (10) 11 (4) 10 (6) 32 (20)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
SEATTLE 14 (14) 20 (13) 13 (10) 47 (37)
TORONTO 23 (22) 20 (9) 18 (13) 61 (44)
ON HOME ICE
- The Maple Leafs are 19-7-1 at home this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 2-0-0-0 in two games against the Seattle Kraken and 1-0-0-0 in one game
played in Toronto.
- Toronto is 17-8-2 against the Western Conference this season and 11-5-0 against the Pacific Division
- Toronto is 25-4-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 23-2-2 when leading after one period and 6-2-2 when tied after two periods.
- Toronto is 22-11-3 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 7-0-1 in Tuesday games and 4-4-1 in the second game of a back-to-back.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 4 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins 12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage 67% (Matthews – 12 won, 6 lost)
Hits 7 (Lyubushkin)
Blocked Shots 3 (Brodie)
Takeaways 2 (Rielly)
TOI 24:24 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI 4:14 (Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI 2:42 (Holl)
Shifts 28 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 75.00% (Marner – 18 for, 6 against)
March 10 Leafs vs. Arizona Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 13 Leafs at Buffalo Tim Hortons Field 4:00 pm ET
March 15 Leafs vs. Dallas Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 17 Leafs vs. Carolina Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 19 Leafs at Nashville Bridgestone Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 23 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
On the team’s resiliency after giving up the lead:
“Obviously it’s not a position that we like to be in. Especially over the course of the last couple weeks but
we pulled out the two points and just the resiliency and poise of the group to just keep playing even when
the momentum switches and I think we’d really just like to be more consistent throughout the 60 minutes,
especially in that second period. Obviously some things for us to clean up but I just think the resiliency of
the team is to stick with it and continue to play and some good goals.”
On tonight’s game:
“Obviously we don’t want to give up that lead, we’ve been doing it too much lately but kind of from that
10-minute point on in the third to the end I thought we did a great job of maintaining that neutral zone and
making it hard to get through us. I thought we were breaking out cleanly and breaking the puck up the ice
and making it kind of ugly for them to try and create anything there in that last 10.”
On tonight’s powerplay:
“A lot of puck movement, guys moving to the net and getting shots through and we were getting results
off of it.”
On the team’s response after losing the lead:
“I thought our team played great, obviously we can’t be giving up leads like that again and they took the
lead but I thought we responded pretty well and our line had a good tying goal and then Mitch right away
on the powerplay scored a really nice one. I thought we responded pretty well tonight.”
On the team’s ability to come back in games:
“As a team we don’t want to be giving up leads like that but we have faith in one another and we have the
offensive power through all four lines to come back. We always believe in ourselves no matter what the
score is we believe that we can come back and that’s huge for us.”
On tonight’s win:
“It was great, we got two points and the team played well. Happy for Simmer, we got the win for him.”
On how he felt in net tonight:
“Stevie [Briere] came up with a good game plan, it doesn’t change much from the rest of the year but I
just executed it better tonight. I gave up four but I’m not going to beat myself up too hard tonight. I’m
going to look at it and keep working on some details, but I felt much better, and the team played great in
front of me.”