JETS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Winnipeg: Second of Two

2021-22 Record vs. Winnipeg: 0-1-0
Toronto Season Record: 42-19-5
Toronto Home Record: 24-7-2
TV: TSN4 RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
March 28, 2022
Forward Kyle Clifford and defenceman Carl Dahlström have been
recalled from the Toronto Marlies on an emergency basis.
March 26, 2022
The Maple Leafs announced that the hockey club has signed forward
Nicholas Abruzzese to a two-year, entry-level contract.
March 20, 2022
Toronto acquired defenceman Mark Giordano and forward Colin
Blackwell from the Seattle Kraken in exchange for three draft selections.

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 6 at Boston 4
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
TOR Goals: Blackwell, Rielly, Kerfoot, Marner, Matthews, Kämpf
BOS Goals: Pastrnak, Debrusk, Lazar, Hall
TOR Goaltender: Mrazek, 3/4, .750 SV%, Kallgren, 23/26, .885 SV%
BOS Goaltender: Swayman, 19/25, .760 SV%, Ullmark, 7/7, 1.000 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-3
Team Notes:

  • With his 36th assist of the season posted during Tuesday’s win, Auston
    Matthews tied a career-high in assists.
  • With his ninth goal of the season scored on Tuesday, David Kämpf set a
    new career-high in goals.
  • With a goal scored at 5:09 of the first period, Colin Blackwell recorded
    his first point as a Maple Leaf.
  • NEXT GAME
  • Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
    Opponent: at Philadelphia Flyers
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
  • INJURY REPORT
    Jack Campbell Rib Injury
    Ondej Kaše Undisclosed
    Jake Muzzin Concussion
    Rasmus Sandin Knee
  • ALL-TIME VS. WINNIPEG JETS:
    First Matchup between Clubs: October 27, 1999 (Toronto 4 vs. Atlanta 0)
    All-Time Record: 40-24-1-9 (74 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 19-12-1-4 (36 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 21-12-0-5 (38 Games)
    Last Home Win vs. Opponent: March 11, 2021 (Toronto 4 vs. Winnipeg 3 – OTW)
    Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
    Record in Last 10 Games: 5-5-0
  • ACTIVE LEADERS VS. WINNIPEG JETS:
  • Games Played: Jason Spezza (61), John Tavares (39), Wayne Simmonds (35)
    Goals: Jason Spezza (16), John Tavares (12), Auston Matthews (9)
    Assists: Jason Spezza (39), John Tavares (26), Mark Giordano (14)
    Points: Jason Spezza (55), John Tavares (38), Auston Matthews (22)
    Penalty Minutes Wayne Simmonds (47), Kyle Clifford (41), John Tavares (27)
  • 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
    Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .674 3.68 3.03 29.3% 84.0% 34.6 30.7 55.3%
    Winnipeg .559 3.09 3.02 21.7% 75.5% 32.6 32.7 51.1%
    THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22

    Power Play: 51/174 (29.3%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 14 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 24 – Matthews (14G, 10A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
  • Penalty Kill: 157/187 (84.0%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 3 – Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 4 – Kämpf (2G, 2A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
  • FAST FACTS
    Thursday games 10th of 13 (9 home, 4 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 10 of 13
    Record in first game of back-to-back 5-4-1
    Record in second game of back-to-back 5-4-1
    March games 14th of 14 (9 home, 5 road)
  • UPCOMING MILESTONES
    Michael Bunting Eight games away from 100 career NHL games played
    Justin Holl Nine games away from 200 career NHL games played
    Ilya Lyubushkin Three games away from 200 career NHL games played
    Auston Matthews Five games away from 400 career NHL games played
    Petr Mrázek Five games away from 300 career NHL games played
    William Nylander Four assists away from 200 career NHL assists
    Morgan Rielly Eight assists away from 300 career NHL assists
    Jason Spezza Nine points away from 1,000 career NHL points
    John Tavares Four assists away from 500 career NHL assists
  • RECENT MILESTONES
    TJ Brodie Recorded his 300th career NHL point, March 13, 2022 at BUF
    David Kämpf Skated in his 300th career NHL game, March 27, 2022 vs. FLA
    Alexander Kerfoot Recorded his 100th career NHL assist, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT
    Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Jan. 31, 2022 vs. NJD
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 300th career NHL assist, March 27, 2022 vs. FLA
    Mitch Marner Skated in his 400th career NHL game, March 4, 2022 vs. BUF
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Feb. 14, 2022 at SEA
    William Nylander Skated in his 400th career NHL game, Feb. 1, 2022 at NJD
    Wayne Simmonds Skated in his 1,000th career NHL game, March 5, 2022 vs. VAN.

  • WINNIPEG JETS

Tonight’s Game
The Winnipeg Jets play the second game of a road back-to-back on Thursday night when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Jets improved to 4-1-0
in their past five games with a 3-2 shootout win against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Winnipeg begins a three-game homestand on Saturday
when they face the Los Angeles Kings.
Things to Know
Winnipeg is 33-25-10 on the season, which places them in sixth place in the Central Division, one point behind the Dallas Stars for fifth place and the
last wild card spot in the Western Conference.
The Jets are 11-5-2 in their past 18 games and haven’t lost consecutive games in regulation since Feb. 19-21.
Kyle Connor is tied for seventh in the NHL with 82 points and fifth with 41 goals.
Blake Wheeler is on a six-game point streak (2G, 6A). It’s the 20th time in his career he’s had a point streak of at least six games.
Last Game

Mar. 30 vs. BUF – 3-2 SOW
Jets Scorers: Wheeler (11, SO), Appleton (7)
Sabres Scorers: Girgensons (9, 10)
Jets Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck – 35 sv, 2 ga
Sabres Goaltender: Craig Anderson – 25 sv, 2 ga
Jets PP: 0-for-1
Sabres PP: 0-for-2
Recap: Blake Wheeler capped a perfect 3-for-3 shootout for the Jets in a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Wheeler also scored
in the second period, while Mason Appleton tied the game 2-2 with 21 seconds left in the second period in his first goal since being reacquired from the
Seattle Kraken.
Current Injuries
F – Cole Perfetti (Upper Body)
F – Kyle Connor (COVID Protocol)
D – Nate Schmidt (COVID Protcol)
Man Games Lost: 220
Recent Transactions
Winnipeg Jets: Media Notes
Mar. 21 Nathan Beaulieu
Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for
a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2022
NHL Draft
Bryan Little
Traded along with the rights to Nathan Smith to
the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a fourthround selection in the 2022 NHL Draft
Mogan Barron
Acquired from the New York Rangers along with
two conditional second-round selections in the
2022 NHL Draft, and a fifth-round selection in the
2023 NHL Draft in exchange for Andrew Copp and
a sixth-round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft
Zach Sanford
Acquired from the Ottawa Senators in exchange
for a fifth-round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft
Markus Phillips
Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange
from Nelson Nogier
Kristian Reichel Reassigned to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Ville Heinola Reassigned to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jeff Malott Reassigned to the Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Mar. 22 Ville Heinola
Recalled from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) on an
emergency basis


Upcoming Milestones
Games Played

Evgeny Svechnikov – needs one game played to reach 100 for his NHL career
Goals
Pierre-Luc Dubois – needs one goal to reach 100 for his NHL career
Assists
Neal Pionk – needs six assists to reach 100 with the Jets franchise
Points
Zach Sanford – needs eight points to reach 100 for his NHL career
Penalty Minutes
Nate Schmidt – needs two penalty minutes to reach 100 for his NHL career
Pierre-Luc Dubois – needs six penalty minutes to reach 300 for his NHL career
Team Notes
Playoff Picture
Second Wild Card Points Pace: 97
Games Remaining: 14
Points Needed: 22
Projected Record Needed: 11-3-0
Life on the Road
The Jets are 14-12-8 on the road this season.
Winnipeg has points in 17 of their past 24 road games, going 12-7-5.
Of Winnipeg’s 34 road games this season, 17 have been decided by one goal.
The Jets went 17-10-1 on the road last season, which was tied for seventh in the NHL.
Eastern Woes
Winnipeg is 8-13-2 against the Eastern Conference this season.
The Jets play three of their next four games against Eastern Conference teams.
Winnipeg’s last seven road games this season are all against Eastern Conference teams, including the next five against Atlantic Division squads.
Mark Scheifele leads the Jets with 22 points (7G, 15A) in 23 games against the Eastern Conference, while Kyle Connor is second with 21 points (11G,
10A).
Goaltender Eric Comrie has won two of his three starts against the Eastern Conference this season, sporting a 2.02 goals-against average and .941
save percentage in the trio of contests.
Back-to-Back
With the rescheduled games announced, the Jets are now slated to play 12 back-to-backs this season, which is one more than their original schedule
of 11 back-to-backs.
Three of the back-to-backs are at home, while nine are on the road.
Winnipeg is 5-3-2 in the first game and 4-3-2 in the second half of back-to-backs this season.
The Jets next five road games are all part of a back-to-back.
Extra Time
Winnipeg is 7-10 in games that have gone to extra time this season, including 5-6 in overtime and 2-4 in shootouts.
The Jets have won four consecutive overtime games after losing five consecutive games that went to extra time.
The 10 overtime/shootout losses is tied for fifth most in the NHL.
The franchise record for overtime/shootout losses in a season is 13, which happened during the 2009-10 and 2014-15 seasons.
Seven of Winnipeg’s 11 overtime games have come on the road this season.
Mark Scheifele (twice), Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Nikolaj Ehlers have scored Winnipeg’s overtime goals this season.
Two of Winnipeg’s five overtime goals this season have been scored within the first 32 seconds of the overtime period.
March Producers
Winnipeg is 10-4-1 in March, which ranks tied for second in the NHL with 21 points.
The Jets can tie a franchise record for most wins in March if they win their last game this month. (11-3-1 in 2017-18).
Winnipeg has now won nine games in March in consecutive seasons (9-7-1 last season) and were 4-0-0 in 2019-20 before the season was paused for
a three-season combined record of 23-11-2.
Kyle Connor (9G, 15A) paces the Jets this month with 24 points in 15 games, which is fourth in the NHL.
Mark Scheifele has 20 points (8G, 12A), while Blake Wheeler has 18 points (3G, 15A).
Wheelin’
Captain Blake Wheeler has 33 points (9G, 24A) in his past 26 games since Feb. 8.
He has a point in 20 of the 26 games and hasn’t gone consecutive games without a point.
Wheeler has multiple points in eight of the 26 games, including five points (2G, 3A) on Feb. 12 in a 5-2 win at Nashville and four assists on Feb. 16
against Minnesota.
Riding Bucky
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has played in 57 games this season, which leads the NHL.
Hellebuyck set a franchise record on Wednesday by starting his 363rd game. He needs to play in eight more games to set the franchise record for
games played by a goaltender with 380.
He’s finished 56 of the 57 games he’s started this season.
Hellebuyck also leads the league with 3,396 minutes played, 1,865 shots against, and 1,700 saves.
He’s on pace to play 69 games this season, which would be a career high and set a franchise record.
Since the 2011-12 season, only seven goaltenders in the NHL have played in 70 games or more in a season and only once since 2016-17 (Cam Talbot
in 2016-17).
Since entering the NHL during the 2015-16 season, Hellebuyck has played a league-leading 372 games and 21,406 minutes.
Road Warriors
Kyle Connor leads the Jets in scoring on the road with 46 points (23G, 23A) in 33 games, which is fourth in the NHL. He has a point in 27 of his 33
road games this season and hasn’t gone consecutive road games without a point.
Mark Scheifele (7G, 21A) is second with 28 points in 30 games.
Brenden Dillon paces the Jets with a plus-9 rating on the road.
On the Farm

The Manitoba Moose lost 4-2 to the Laval Rocket on Wednesday night to split the two-game set.
The Moose are 34-20-6 this season, which places them second in the Central Division with a .617 points percentage.
Mikey Eyssimont (14G, 20A) leads the Moose in scoring with 34 points in 48 games
Manitoba continues a four-game homestand on Friday with the first of two games against the Toronto Marlies.
Jets vs. Maple Leafs Notes
Season Series
After playing 10 times as part of the North Division last season, the Jets and Maple Leafs face each other just twice this season.
The Jets took the first meeting, beating the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Dec. 5 at Canada Life Centre.
Life in the North
The Jets went 4-4-2 against the Leafs last season in the all-Canadian North Division, including 1-3-1 in Winnipeg and 3-1-1 in Toronto.
Winnipeg lone win at home against the Maple Leafs last season was in the last game of the regular season.
Excluding shootouts, Winnipeg was outscored by a narrow 29-28 margin in the 10 games against Toronto, but only three of the games were decided by
one goal.
The Jets penalty kill allowed a goal in each of the first two meetings, but then went a perfect 23-for-23 in the last eight contests.
Mark Scheifele led the Jets in scoring against Toronto last season with 11 points (3G, 8A) in 10 games, while Kyle Connor had 10 points (7G, 3A) in 10
games.
Season’s Past
Prior to last season, the Jets and Leafs had split their usual two-game season series in four of the past seven seasons.
Winnipeg swept the two games during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons, while the Leafs swept the Jets in 2018-19.
Player Notes
Mark Scheifele has 32 points (15G, 17A) in 25 career games against Toronto.
Blake Wheeler is a perfect three-for-three in shootouts during his career against Toronto.
Kyle Connor has 17 points (10G, 7A) in 17 career games against Toronto, including eight points (6G, 2A) in his past five games. Three of Connor’s past
five games against the Maple Leafs have been multi-goal games.
Neal Pionk has 13 assists in 16 career games against Toronto. Pionk had a six-game assist streak against the Maple Leafs from Jan. 2/20-Mar. 13/21

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