Toronto Maple Leafs 2021-22 Matchups vs. New York: First of Three 2020-21 Record vs. New York N/A Next Game vs. New York: Thursday, Nov. 18 vs. New York Toronto Season Record: 2-1-0 Toronto Home Record: 2-0-0 TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050 October 17, 2021 Goaltender Michael Hutchinson recalled on an emergency basis from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) October 16, 2021 Alex Bishop signed to a one-game amateur tryout October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens. October 10, 2021 Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Score: Maple Leafs 3, Ottawa 1 Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 TOR Goals: Simmonds, Kerfoot, Bunting OTT Goals: Norris TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 20-21, .952% OTT Goaltender: Forsberg, 26-29, .897% TOR Power Play: 1/2 OTT Power Play: 0/3 Date: Friday, Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m. Opponent: vs. San Jose Sharks Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV); Sportsnet 590 (Radio) INJURIES Petr Mrázek Groin Ilya Mikheyev Thumb Man Games Lost: 4 FAST FACTS First Matchup between Clubs: Nov. 20, 1926 (Toronto 1 vs. New York 5) All-Time Record: 288-223-95-11 (617 Games) All-Time Record at Home: 168-94-39-6 (307 Games) All-Time Record on the Road: 120-129-56-5 (310 Games) Last Win vs. Opponent at Home: December 22, 2018 (Toronto 5, New York 3) Record in Last Five Games: 1-2-2 Record in Last 10 Games: 5-2-3 Games Played: John Tavares (49), Jason Spezza (45), Wayne Simmonds (42) Goals: John Tavares (15), Jason Spezza (13), Wayne Simmonds (13) Assists: John Tavares (29), Jason Spezza (22), Wayne Simmonds (11) Points: John Tavares (44), Jason Spezza (35), Wayne Simmonds (24) Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (76), John Tavares (46), Jason Spezza (24) Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO% Toronto .667 2.33 1.67 27.3% 80.0% 35.7 29.7 59.0% NHL Rank 14th-T 22nd-T 7th 15th 12th-T 8th 19th 2nd Power Play: 3/11 (27.3%) Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander) Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander) 2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%) Penalty Kill: 8/10 (80.0%) Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A 2020-21 Penalty Kill: 31/144 (78.5%) Monday games 1 of 7 (3 home, 4 road) Back-to-Backs played 1 of 13 Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-0-0 Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-1-0 October games 4th of 9 (5 home, 4 road) RECENT MILESTONES
TRAVIS DERMOTT Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Apr. 24 at WPG. ALEXANDER KERFOOT Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 29 vs. EDM. MITCH MARNER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 24 at WPG. AUSTON MATTHEWS Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 20 at MTL. AUSTON MATTHEWS Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at 294 games. JAKE MUZZIN Skated in his 600th NHL game on March 1 at EDM.INJURIE WILLIAM NYLANDER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 18 at VAN. MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club. WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL games played, Oct. 16 vs. OTT JOHN TAVARES Skated in his 200th game as a Maple Leaf on May 12 at OTT. JOHN TAVARES Registered his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf on April 18 at VAN. JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 800th career NHL point on April 5 at CGY.
UPCOMING MILESTONES TJ BRODIE 7 games away from 700 career NHL games played TJ BRODIE 1 goal away from 50 career NHL goals JACK CAMPBELL 8 wins away from 50 career NHL wins TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points PIERRE ENGVALL 7 games away from 100 career NHL games played JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points ONDREJ KAŠE Seven goals away from 50 career NHL goals ONDREJ KAŠE Three points away from 100 career NHL points DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists AUSTON MATTHEWS One goal away from 200 career NHL goals ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played MORGAN RIELLY Two assists away from 250 career NHL assists
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-0-0) vs. MONTRÉAL CANADIENS (0-1-0) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021 1 2 3 FINAL TORONTO 1 0 1 2 MONTRÉAL 1 0 0 1 GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACEOFF SUMMARY ON THE SCORESHEET
Pierre Engvall scored on the power play for Toronto at 10:12 of the first period. The tally marked Engvall’s first power play goal of his NHL career.
Michael Bunting recorded the primary assist on Engvall’s goal, notching his first point as a Maple Leaf. Bunting’s assist marked the first of his NHL recorded career against the Canadiens.
Rasmus Sandin collected the secondary assist on Engvall’s tally. Sandin has posted an assist during his first game of the season through three-consecutive campaigns, also including Oct. 2/19 vs. OTT (1A) and Feb. 8/21 vs. VAN (1A).
William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 1:06 of the third period. The goal marked Nylander’s 11th career NHL goal against the Canadiens.
Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Rielly has recorded 247 career NHL assists.
Mitch Marner collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s tally. Marner has marked 20 assists against the Canadiens through his NHL career, which currently ranks third among active Maple Leafs skaters.
Jack Campbell stopped 31-of-32 shots in tonight’s win. Campbell earned his sixth career victory against the Canadiens. SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets) SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets) 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL TORONTO 9 (5) 14 (14) 7 (5) 30 (24) MONTRÉAL 9 (9) 11 (10) 12 (6) 32 (25) 1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL TORONTO 25 (18) 23 (23) 14 (11) 62 (52) MONTRÉAL 16 (16) 18 (17) 23 (11) 57 (44) Home Sweet Home Home Record 1-0-0 (1 Game) All-Time Record vs. Montreal 308-344-88-18 (758 Games) All-Time Record vs. Montreal at Home 195-129-45-10 (379 Games) MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS Shots 6 (Ondřej Kaše) Shot Attempts 6 (Nick Ritchie) Faceoff Wins 16 (John Tavares) Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Pierre Engvall, 1-for-1) Hits 2 (Jason Spezza, Nick Ritchie, Michael Bunting, Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie) Blocked Shots 4 (Justin Holl) Takeaways 4 (William Nylander) TOI 22:40 (Morgan Rielly) Power Play TOI 3:27 (Mitch Marner, William Nylander, John Tavares) Shorthanded TOI 3:51 (David Kämpf) Shifts 31 (Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie) 2020-21 RECORD WHEN… Opponent scored first 10-8-4 Tied after 1 11-4-1 Tied after 2 9-3-1 Outshot by opponent 15-3-2 OF NOTE…
Ondřej Kaše led the Maple Leafs with six shots during the game. Kaše tied his second best singlegame career high in shots (6) which he has marked on 10 other occasions.
David Kämpf went 13-for-24 in the face-off dot. His 13 face-off wins tied his single-game career high which he has marked on four other occasions. UPCOMING GAMES: Oct. 14 – Leafs at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 7:00 pm Oct. 16 – Leafs vs. Ottawa Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm Oct. 18 – Leafs vs. N.Y. Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm Oct. 22 – Leafs vs. San Jose Scotiabank Arena 6:00 pm Oct. 23 – Leafs at Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 7:00 pm Oct. 25 – Leafs at Carolina PNC Arena 7:00 pm
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE Q. Kristen Shilton: Sheldon what did you think of the team’s overall effort tonight? Sheldon Keefe: I thought obviously the first 10 minutes we were not good; it took us a while to get comfortable in the game but from then on I thought the effort was really strong. Guys worked and competed; it was a tight game right till the end. Happy that we found our way to be on the right side of it of course. Joshua Clipperton: What was it like having a full building here tonight? Sheldon Keefe: Outstanding. Right from the time that I walked out onto the bench for the introductions it was different. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the place full like that. I thought the crowd was engaged right from the start. We needed Soupy to hold us in early and they were engaged all the way through. That five-on-three penalty kill they were outstanding. I thought they were a real factor in the game today and you could feel it on the bench, the energy was there in game like this where it’s so close it was really great to see all our fans back. Q. Chris Johnston, Toronto Star: How important is it for you to have a skill set like Kampfs when you face that long three-on-five? Sheldon Keefe: It’s a great tool for us, that’s why we were really happy to be able to add him. He’s a unique player for us. He’s got a different skill set than a lot of our guys, he’s really strong in faceoffs, especially on his left side and his penalty killing is really good but his line five-on-five was really good as well, they got chances and spent a lot of time in the offensive zone. I thought Kampf was really good and so were Kase and Engvall. JUSTIN HOLL (4 BLOCKED SHOTS) Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: How big was the five-on-three? Yours and David Kampf’ s shot block and all those little things? Justin Holl: For sure I think the penalty kill was a huge factor tonight and anytime you can win or tie a special teams battle we’re pretty confident in our ability at five-on-five. The block I think I should have had that seam in the first place so its probability shouldn’t have happened in the first place but always feels good to make a big play for the team. Q. Mark Masters, TSN: What did you think of the atmosphere here tonight? Justin Holl: It was awesome. You really take for granted playing in front of fans when you have a year like last year where weren’t able to, so it was really terrific and it powered us no question about it. PIERRE ENGVALL (1 GOAL) Q. Mark Masters: How did you feel about your game tonight? Pierre Engvall: Felt pretty good, I got to play with Kampf and Kase and I felt like we had chemistry right away. We let in one goal there in the first period but otherwise I think we played hard and got a lot of ozone shifts and I’m happy with the game. Q. Chris Johnston, Toronto Star: When you play with those two guys, what is the focus of the line? What are your trying to do? Pierre Engvall: I think we’re starting in the d-zone and trying to play them tough there and not give them much and then use our skill and speed to create offense and I think we showed that today. We played hard down there but always got a lot of offensive shifts. JACK CAMPBELL (31 SAVES) Q. Marty Klinkenberg, Globe and Mail: What was that first 5 to 10 minutes like for you? Jack Campbell: It was fun, I mean to have everyone back in the building it was electric. I thought the boys did a great job of responding after they scored, and we really executed the game plan and I think the crowd gave us the advantage tonight to give us the advantage and a huge two points. Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto: The electricity really came into play during the third period five-on-three, it got really loud and you were getting support with some shot blocks. Jack Campbell: It was amazing, Justin Holl single handedly had the game saver there. Everybody was blocking shots the whole night on the PK. They were moving it around pretty good but anytime they got a look we were blocking it, so the boys played amazing in front of me tonight. WILLIAM NYLANDER (1 GOAL) Q. Mark Masters, TSN: On your goal, why did you delay it the way you did? William Nylander: I don’t know, it just happened. It’s just what happened out there. I didn’t really plan on doing anything It’s just the way it unfolded. Q. Joshua Clipperton, Canadian Press: What does it say about Jacks play, especially early where Montreal didn’t give up much?
MAPLE LEAFS ANNOUNCE BLUE VS. WHITE GAME PRESENTED BY CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION TO BE HELD AT SCOTIABANK ARENA ON FRIDAY AND BROADCAST ON SPORTSNET AND TSN
As the team’s training camp continues this week in preparation for the start of the 2021-22 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced details for its Blue vs. White Game presented by Canadian Tire Corporation to be held at Scotiabank Arena at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 1 and broadcast on both Sportsnet and TSN. The club’s roster will be divided into two teams for the game with the Team Blue and Team White rosters announced on Thursday, September 30.
To celebrate and thank our community heroes, fans attending this marquee game will consist of frontline and essential workers who worked during the most difficult time of the pandemic to ensure the city and the most vulnerable were supported, including healthcare workers, food bank employees, teachers, shelter workers and community agencies. This show of support is part of the Maple Leafs’ and MLSE Foundation’s continued commitment to give back to the community following this challenging year and to ‘Change the Game’. Launched in February 2021, the Change the Game campaign aims to raise and commit to investing $30 million over four years to help eliminate barriers for youth in sport, giving them more equitable opportunities to recognize and reach their potential. In partnership with Canadian Tire Corporation, the organization has also donated tickets to community groups to support the event.
Fans at home can demonstrate their support for the community through the purchase of a 50/50 ticket with proceeds benefiting the Change the Game campaign. Returning this season, tickets for the Maple Leafs 50/50 Draw are available for purchased for this game and future games online at 5050.mapleleafs.com or within the Toronto Maple Leafs App.
Maple Leafs fan-favourite talent will be featured in the game’s broadcast including Joe Bowen as the play-by-play announcer; two-time gold medalist and professional player Cheryl Pounder with colour commentary; former NWHL All-Star and LGBTQ2S+ advocate Harrison Browne and former Ryerson Rams hockey captain Kryshanda Green as analysts; MLSE host Sean Bowen as a broadcast host as well as Maple Leaf in-arena host Danielle Emanuele conducting player interviews.
The Maple Leafs will open their regular season schedule on Wednesday, October 13 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto when they take on the Montreal Canadiens.
MAPLE LEAFS ANNOUNCE 2021-22 TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club’s television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2020-21 season.
Maple Leafs regional television broadcasts will be split between Sportsnet Ontario (14 games) and TSN (26 games), while Sportsnet will air 42 Maple Leafs games nationally.
Sportsnet 590 The FAN and TSN Radio 1050 will once again equally share the club’s radio broadcast slate. The radio team of play-by-play commentator Joe Bowen and analyst Jim Ralph will return to the airwaves to call the action on both stations.
In addition to their regular season broadcasts, Sportsnet and TSN will air live coverage of all six Maple Leafs pre-season games. TSN will air Toronto’s games on September 27 at Montreal, September 29 at Ottawa and October 5 vs. Montreal while Sportsnet will broadcast the club’s games on September 25 vs. Montreal, October 4 at Ottawa and October 9 vs. Ottawa.
MAPLE LEAFS ANNOUNCE 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today their schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 regular season. This year’s campaign will begin with back-to-back games starting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 when the Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens for the 104th home opener in franchise history before traveling to Ottawa to take on the Senators. Toronto wraps up their 2021-22 season at home against the Boston Bruins on Friday, April 29, 2022.
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club’s 2021 NHL Preseason schedule. The club will play six preseason games in total with three games at home and three games on the road. This year’s preseason schedule includes three preseason games against the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens, respectively.
Further information regarding ticketing will be released at a later date when attendance protocols are confirmed by the hockey club in collaboration with local public health authorities.
The Maple Leafs’ 2021 Preseason schedule is available below.
DATE OPPONENT VENUE
Saturday, September 25 vs. Montreal Scotiabank Arena
Monday, September 27 at Montreal Bell Centre
Wednesday, September 29 at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre
Monday, October 4 at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre
Tuesday, October 5 vs. Montreal Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, October 9 vs. Ottawa Scotiabank Arena
Further details, including broadcast information, and the team’s training camp schedule will be released at a future date.
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has hired Dean Chynoweth as an assistant coach. The 52-year-old replaces former assistant coach Dave Hakstol who recently joined the Seattle Kraken as the franchise’s first head coach.
“After spending time with Dean, it became clear that his knowledge, passion and personality would make him the right fit,” said Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe. “We’re fortunate to add someone of his quality and experience to our staff.”
“As someone who grew up in western Canada and watched the Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada every weekend, I’m thrilled to join the team’s coaching staff,” said Chynoweth. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to work alongside Sheldon, the rest of the staff and the talented group of players in Toronto.”
Chynoweth (pronounced SHIN-owth) spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes. Prior to joining Carolina, the Calgary, Alberta native served nine seasons as a head coach in the Western Hockey League, moving from the Seattle Thunderbirds (2000-04) to the Swift Current Broncos (2004-09) before spending three seasons in the NHL as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (2009-12). Following his stint with the Islanders, Chynoweth spent four seasons as a head coach in the American Hockey League with the Cleveland Monsters and San Antonio Rampage (2012-16). Chynoweth has also been a part of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, serving as the head coach of Canada’s Under-18 National Team and assistant coach of Canada’s Under-20 World Junior Team (2003-04).
As a player, Chynoweth played 10 seasons in the NHL between the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins after being drafted in the first round (13th overall) of the 1987 NHL Draft. In 241 NHL games, Chynoweth registered 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) and 667 penalty minutes. He also won a Calder Cup championship in 1990 with Springfield (AHL) and won back-to-back Memorial Cups in 1987 and 1988 with Medicine Hat (WHL).
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that they have signed defenceman Travis Dermott to a two-year contract extension. The average annual value of the contract is worth $1.5 million.
Dermott, 24, skated in 51 regular season games with the Maple Leafs during the 2020-21 season, recording six points (two goals, four assists), and appeared in three playoff games for the club. The Newmarket native has registered 47 points (11 goals, 36 assists) in 208 regular season games and five points (two goals, three assists) in 22 playoff games, all with the Maple Leafs.
Dermott was originally selected by Toronto in the second round (34th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
MAPLE LEAFS HIRE RYAN HARDY AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MINOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that Ryan Hardy is joining the organization as Senior Director of Minor League Operations. In his role, he will serve as General Manager of the Club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, as well as its ECHL affiliate, the Newfoundland Growlers. Hardy, 35, had served as General Manager of the United States Hockey League’s Chicago Steel since the start of their 2018-19 season.
Hardy will oversee hockey operations for the Marlies and Growlers, including roster decisions and staffing. He will also work in unison with the Player Development department to track drafted prospects and participate in player personnel and scouting initiatives as needed.
“Over the last several seasons, I have developed a strong relationship with Ryan as his Chicago Steel team had great success on the ice, as well as success in developing players and staff,” said Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas. “As we evaluate how best to maximize the potential of all our prospects, we felt that adding Ryan to our management team and tasking him with managing the Marlies and the hockey side of our relationship with the Newfoundland Growlers would be a great benefit to the organization.”
Laurence Gilman, who had served as Marlies GM since the 2018-19 season, will be elevated to the role of Senior Vice-President of the Marlies while maintaining his roles as Assistant General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Governor of the AHL club. He will also continue to oversee the business operations of the Marlies.
Since Hardy’s arrival in May of 2018, the Steel have compiled an overall regular season record of 116-39-8-2 in 165 games for the most wins in the league over that stretch. The club has won the Anderson Cup as the league’s regular season champion in each of the last two seasons while it captured the USHL’s Clark Cup Championship this past season.
Hardy was named the USHL’s General Manager of the Year, as voted on by his peers, in two of his three seasons – 2018-2019 and 2020-21. In the 2019-20 season, the Steel set the USHL record for highest winning percentage (.847) before the season was cut short due the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since his first season with the Steel, the Madison, Connecticut native has overseen 10 Steel alumni selected in the NHL Draft, including five from the 2019-20 roster, the most of any independent junior team that season.
Hardy joined the Steel from the Boston Bruins where he spent two seasons as an amateur scout. Prior to joining the Bruins, Hardy spent parts of four seasons (2013-2017) with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, serving as Director of Player Personnel, Assistant Director of Player Personnel and Regional Scouting Manager during that time.
In addition to his work in scouting and player personnel, Hardy has coaching experience at the NCAA level with Sacred Heart University and Williams College, and at the junior hockey level with the Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL).
William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 18:24 of the third period. Nylander’s goal was his fifth of the series, which led Toronto. He led all Maple Leafs in points with eight (5-3-8) in seven games. He has 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 32 career playoff games.
Auston Matthews recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Matthews registered five points (1-4-5) in seven games this series. In 32 career playoff games, he has recorded 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists).
Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Spezza had points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He recorded five points (3-2-5) in seven games during the series. In 92 career postseason games, he has registered 75 points (28 goals, 46 assists).
Shots: 36-30 Toronto; Hits: 55-27 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal
MAPLE LEAFS SERIES LEADERS
TOI PER GAME
PP TOI PER GAME
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %
SH TOI PER GAME
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL
GAMES: Jason Spezza (76), Joe Thornton (62), Nick Foligno (47)
POINTS: Jason Spezza (75), Joe Thornton (47), John Tavares (40)
GOALS: Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (19), John Tavares (17)
ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (43), Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (23)
PENALTY MINUTES: Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (58), Wayne Simmonds (54)
CANADIENS CAREER LEADERS versus TORONTO
GAMES: Eric Staal (55), Brendan Gallagher (35), Jeff Petry (34), Tomas Tatar (34)
POINTS: Eric Staal (52), Jeff Petry (21), Brendan Gallagher (19), Corey Perry (19)
GOALS: Eric Staal (24), Tomas Tatar (10), Brendan Gallagher (10)
ASSISTS: Eric Staal (28), Jeff Petry (16), Shea Weber (14)
PENALTY MINUTES: Eric Staal (37), Corey Perry (26), Shea Weber (20)
MAPLE LEAFS ACTIVE PLAYOFF LEADERS
GAMES: Joe Thornton (184), Jason Spezza (90), Jake Muzzin (64)
POINTS: Joe Thornton (134), Jason Spezza (73), John Tavares (30)
GOALS: Joe Thornton (32), Jason Spezza (27), John Tavares (15)
ASSISTS: Joe Thornton (102), Jason Spezza (47), Mitch Marner (20) PENALTY MINUTES: Joe Thornton (134), Wayne Simmonds (108), Nick Foligno (45)
MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS
– The 2021 postseason marks the Maple Leafs’ 70th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
– The Maple Leafs have played a total of 115 series in their previous 69 playoff appearances, winning 58 of them.
– Toronto has a record of 261-287-4 in 552 franchise playoff games.
– The Maple Leafs have an all-time record of 12-12 in game sevens.- Toronto is 7-1 on home ice when playing in a game seven.
Toronto vs. Montreal
– This is the 16th time the Maple Leafs and Canadiens have met in the postseason.- Toronto has only faced Boston (16) and Detroit (23) as many times or more than the Canadiens in a playoff series.- This series marks the first meeting between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 1979.
– Toronto finished first in the North Division and tied for fifth in the NHL with a 35-14-7 record (77 points)- The Maple Leafs captured their first division title since 1999-00.
– The Maple Leafs took were assessed 165 penalties this season, which was tied for the fifth-fewest penalties taken in the NHL. – Toronto averaged 4:21 per game in time on the penalty kill, which was the fourth lowest total in the League.
– The Maple Leafs finished 10th among NHL teams and second among North Division clubs in faceoff win percentage (51.1%).- Toronto won 53 percent of their offensive zone faceoffs, which was the ninth-highest percentage among NHL clubs.
Goals by Strength
– The Maple Leafs were second in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (132), while allowing the eighth-fewest goals at 5-on-5 (96).
– Toronto scored 61 times in the first period, which was the highest mark in the NHL, while allowing 38 first period goals, the fifth-fewest in the League.
– The Maple Leafs allowed the fifth-fewest power play opportunities (155) among NHL teams that scored at least 30 power play goals (31).
– Toronto was shorthanded 144 times this season, which was the tied for the fourth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
– Toronto won 25 games after scoring the first goal of the game, which ranked third among NHL clubs.
– The Maple Leafs were tied for the 11th highest win percentage in one-goal games (.560), tied for the sixth-highest win percentage in two-goal games (.615) and had the fourth-highest win percentage in three-goal games (.733).
Back in the Postseason
– Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have reached the postseason in each of their first five NHL campaigns, a feat achieved by only four other Maple Leafs in the expansion era (since 1967-68): Tomas Kaberle (1998-99 to 2003-04), Dave Williams (1974-75 to 1978-79), Borje Salming (1973-74 to 1980-81) and Ian Turnbull (1973-74 to 1980-81).
MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES
– Since joining the Maple Leafs in 2016-17, Andersen is 10-14 in 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Only seven goaltenders have recorded more postseason wins in a Toronto uniform.- Had a 13-8-3 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 23 games played this season.
– Averaging 2:12 per game in shorthanded ice time through six games this series.- Has recorded five assists in 26 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning.
– Averaging 20:23 in even-strength ice time per game through six games, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 29 at Montreal.- Recorded his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on May 24 at Montreal.- Has appeared in 35 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 16 points (4-12-16).
– Is 3-3 with a 1.77 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage in the postseason. – Had his first playoff shutout on May 25 at Montreal.- Earned his first career win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season.
– Leads the Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (63.3%) through three appearances in the postseason.- Recorded his first postseason point with an assist on May 29 at Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in nine career Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs.
– Averaging 15:00 per game in ice time and 1:59 in shorthanded ice time through three appearances in the postseason.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 54 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Tied for third among Toronto skaters in points with four (1-3-4) in five games played.- Established a new postseason single-game career-high for points with a goal and two assists on May 25 at Montreal.- Has registered 17 points (5-12-17) in 37 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (10) through six games of the series.- Has started 48.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone through six games, the second lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in 11 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (23:12) through six games of the series.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in hits (21) this postseason.- Has recorded 13 points (5-8-13) in 31 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs.
– Leads the Maple Leafs in assists (5) and is second among Maple Leafs in points (1-5-6) through six postseason games.- Averaging 2:10 per game in shorthanded ice time, which is second among Toronto forwards.- Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 14 points (3-11-14) in 29 career playoff games.
– Has four assists through six games of the series.- Leads Maple Leafs forwards in average time on ice (24:52) through six games in this series. – Fourth among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (17) this series.- Has recorded 25 points (5-20-25) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs.
– Leads Maple Leafs forwards in even-strength ice time per game (18:58) through six games.- Third among postseason skaters in shots per game (5.3).- Leads postseason skaters in takeaways (13).- Leads Toronto skaters in hits (22).- Has recorded 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Averaging 13:38 per game in ice time and 1:28 per game in shorthanded ice time through six games.- Has started 37.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the second lowest mark among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has skated in 11 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Leads the Maple Leafs in shorthanded time on ice per game through five games (2:58). – Had his first career postseason multi-goal game on May 27 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 25 points (9-16-25) in 65 career Stanley Cup playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2014 with the Kings.
– Has started 11.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.- Averaging 2:39 per game in shorthanded ice time per game, the highest mark among Maple Leafs forwards. – Skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf in Game One of the series on May 20 vs. Montreal.- Has registered eight points (2-6-8) in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Leads the Maple Leafs in goals (4) and points (4-3-7) through six games of the series.- Averaging 17:43 per game in ice time, including 3:27 per game in power play ice time.- Tied for second among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (19).- Has recorded 22 points (9-13-22) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs.
– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in points (1-2-3) through six games of the postseason.- Leads Maple Leafs skaters in average time on ice (25:44) through six games.- Scored his first career game-winning goal in the postseason on May 24 at Montreal.- Has recorded 19 points (4-15-19) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs.
– Averaging 11:59 per game in ice time and 3:26 per game on the power play. – Scored his first career goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded a goal in four career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs.
– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.4 percent through six games of the series, which ranks third among Toronto skaters. – Has nine shots through six games of the series.- Registered his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf on May 27 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 22 points (8-14-22) in 50 career playoff appearances.
– Second among Maple Leafs in goals (3) and tied for third among Maple Leafs in points (3-1-4).- Has won 58.3 percent of his offensive zone faceoffs through six games.- Has recorded 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists) in 91 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
– Became the oldest player in franchise history to record a goal and a point in the postseason with his goal on May 25 at Montreal.- Has recorded 134 points (32 goals, 102 assists) in 185 career Stanley Cup playoff games.
Jake Muzzin (Lower Body)
Left Toronto’s game on May 29 at Montreal and did not return.