TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (40-18-5 – 85 Points) vs.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS (23-36-5 – 51 Points)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
NEW JERSEY 0 2 0 2
TORONTO 0 2 1 3
- Ilya Mikheyev scored shorthanded for Toronto at 12:30 of the second period. Mikheyev recorded his
13th goal of the season.
- Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 14:54 of the second period. Marner posted his 27th goal
of the season. Marner has recorded seven points (4G, 3A) through his last four games.
- Pierre Engvall scored shorthanded for Toronto at 15:18 of third period. Engvall posted his 11th goal
of the season.
- Alexander Kerfoot posted the primary assist on Mikheyev’s shorthanded goal. Kerfoot registered his
35th assist of the season.
- Auston Matthews recorded the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Matthews posted his 34th assist of
the season. Matthews has posted 12 points (9G, 3A) through his last seven games.
- Michael Bunting registered the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Bunting recorded his 29th assist
of the season. Bunting has recorded an assist in back-to-back games.
- Petr Mrázek stopped 20 of 22 shots in tonight’s win.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Ilya Mikheyev scored his third shorthanded goal of the season and fourth of his NHL career.
- Pierre Engvall scored his first shorthanded goal of the season and second of his NHL career.
- With Engvall’s shorthanded goal, Toronto improved to a league-leading 10 shorthanded goals on the
- With his 27th goal of the season scored during tonight’s game, Mitch Marner set a new career-high
- With his assist on Marner’s second period goal, Auston Matthews tied a career-high in points with
his 80th of the season (46G, 34A).
- Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews became the eighth player to record multiple 80-point seasons with
Toronto, and first since Phil Kessel posted his second in 2013-14 (also 2011-12).
- Colin Blackwell tied a season-high four hits during tonight’s game.
- Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell made their debut with the Maple Leafs during tonight’s game.
- TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 22 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Jason Spezza finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 69.23 percent
(9 for, 4 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
NEW JERSEY 3 (3) 11 (6) 8 (6) 22 (15)
TORONTO 11 (11) 11 (10) 9 (5) 31 (26)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
NEW JERSEY 11 (11) 22 (16) 18 (13) 51 (40)
TORONTO 21 (21) 16 (13) 14 (9) 51 (43)
ON HOME ICE
- The Maple Leafs are 23-7-2 at home this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 78-41-20-9 in 148 games against the New Jersey Devils and 50-17-5-4 in
76 games played in Toronto.
- Toronto is 22-9-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 13-4-2 against the Metropolitan
Division this season.
- Toronto is 13-13-3 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 11-7-0 when tied after one period and 7-3-2 when tied after two periods.
- Toronto is 24-12-4 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 8-3-0 in Wednesday games.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 4 (Spezza, Bunting, Nylander)
Shot Attempts 6 (Bunting, Nylander)
Face-off Wins 13 (Matthews, Tavares)
Face-off Win Percentage 76% (Tavares – 13 won, 4 lost)
Hits 4 (Blackwell, Lyubushkin)
Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot, Marner, Matthews, Liljegren, Rielly,
Takeaways 2 (Matthews)
TOI 23:10 (Marner)
Power Play TOI 4:27 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI 3:18 (Brodie)
Shifts 27 (Marner, Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 69.23% (Spezza – 9 for, 4 against)
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
April 2 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:00 pm ET
April 4 Leafs at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena 7:30 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 Petr Mrázek’s play tonight:
“I thought he looked really good. I thought he looked calm and confident. Tough game you know you only
get a few shots in that first period, not a lot of work and the couple of shots he got were tough saves
there. Then all of a sudden in the second period things turned and there were a lot more really good looks
for them that I thought he looked good, that was a great step for him.”
On Mark Giordano’s comfort level in his debut:
“You talk about his comfort level, my comfort level was high. When he was out there and the puck was on
his stick things seemed to settle down and you could just tell he’s a veteran. He knows how to play.
Despite coming in new teammates, new city, new system, all those kind of things he’s just confident and
moving pucks, defending, getting in people’s way so I really liked his play tonight.