TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (39-17-5 – 83 Points) vs.
CAROLINA HURRICANES (41-14-5 – 87 Points)
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
CAROLINA 0 0 2 2
TORONTO 1 1 1 3
- Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 15:48 of the first period. Mikheyev recorded his 12th goal of the season. Mikheyev has scored in back-to-back games.
- Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 4:39 of the second period. Marner posted his 24th goal of the season. Marner has registered three points through his last two games (1G, 2A).
- Ondřej Kaše scored for Toronto at 7:20 of the third period. Kaše recorded his 14th goal of the season. Kaše has scored in three-consecutive games.
- Justin Holl posted the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Holl registered his 12th assist of the season.
- John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Tavares registered his 38th assist of the season. Tavares has recorde d four points (1G, 3A) through his last three games.
- Timothy Liljegren posted the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Liljegren recorded his 16th assist of the season. Liljegren has posted an assist in back-to-back games.
- William Nylander registered the primary assist on Kaše’s goal. Nylander recorded his 34th assist of the season. Nylander is currently on a five-game assist and point streak where he has registered seven points (2G, 5A).
- Alexander Kerfoot posted the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal. Kerfoot recorded his 34th assist of the season.
- Erik Källgren stopped 34 of 36 shots in tonight’s win.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
- With his assist on Ondřej Kaše’s third period goal, Alexander Kerfoot recorded an NHL career-high
with his 44th point of the season.
- Ilya Lyubushkin tied a single-game season-high seven hits during tonight’s game.
- John Tavares and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-
- Kyle Clifford finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 72.73 percent (8
for, 3 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
CAROLINA 14 (11) 8 (8) 14 (6) 36 (25)
TORONTO 6 (4) 6 (6) 9 (6) 21 (16)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
CAROLINA 26 (22) 18 (18) 27 (13) 71 (53)
TORONTO 13 (11) 18 (18) 14 (10) 45 (39)
ON HOME ICE
- The Maple Leafs are 22-7-2 at home this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 49-60-11-7 in 127 games against the Carolina Hurricanes and 26-32-5-2
in 65 games played in Toronto.
- Toronto is 21-9-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 12-4-2 against the Metropolitan
Division this season.
- Toronto is 27-5-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 25-2-2 when leading after one period and 29-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 15-6-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 5-3-1 in Thursday games.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 5 (Mikheyev)
Shot Attempts 7 (Marner)
Face-off Wins 10 (Tavares)
Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Clifford – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits 7 (Lyubushkin)
Blocked Shots 3 (Holl, Brodie)
Takeaways 3 (Marner)
TOI 24:27 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI 1:04 (Marner, Kaše, Nylander, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI 3:39 (Brodie)
Shifts 28 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 72.73% (Clifford – 8 for, 3 against)
March 19 Leafs at Nashville Bridgestone Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 23 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 26 Leafs at Montreal Bell Centre 7:00 pm ET
March 27 Leafs vs. Florida Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
March 29 Leafs at Boston TD Garden 7:00 pm ET
March 31 Leafs vs. Winnipeg 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 win:
“I liked a lot about it. Obviously it took us a little while to get going with our game and we figured that
would be the case just with how Carolina is on top of you and they don’t give you a lot of time to move the
puck or anything like that so offensively we knew it was going to take a little while not unlike Dallas. I
thought defensively though I didn’t like some of the things we did early in the game. We gave up a couple
odd man rushes early that kind of opened the game up a little bit for them and gave up some chances
and shots. I thought we really found our game in the back half of the first period and then certainly the
second period was really good for us. Once again, like Dallas we did a lot of good things in the third
period. That’s two games in a row now that we’ve gone into the third period with a lead and have a
chance to own it against two real good teams so that’s a nice job by our guys.”
On Källgren and the team stepping up without Matthews in the lineup:
“Another great game by Kallgren in net, just coming in calm, collected and making a lot of big saves for us
and especially one of those in the second, keeping that game to what it was. Like I said, when guys go
out of the lineup we know guys have to step up and take a bigger role on and I think especially that
Kämpf line has done a great job doing it.”
On the team’s effort:
“We just played our game. Played our game with quick speed… I think we’ve got to get more shots to the
net obviously and get more guys there to create a little more havoc but other than that I thought we did a
good job of keeping them to the outside and not giving them too many great looks.”
On his goal tonight:
“It was a great play by William and Kerfoot along the wall so I think the whole play was really good and
I’m happy with that.”
On Källgren’s play in net:
“He played a really good game again. It was a very tough game today and was almost like a playoff game
and he did a great job, he played unbelievable so very excited for him.”
On what he liked about tonight’s performance:
“That we won the game.”
On comparing tonight’s game with his first start:
“I think I let go some bad rebounds today. Other than that, pretty similar.”
On his toe save early in the second period:
“It was a situation in front of the net and he was kind of all by himself so I just tried to stick my left pad out
there and got lucky and saved it.”