CANUCKS 6, LEAFS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-13-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (18-18-3 – 39 Points)

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1113
VANCOUVER0246

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • John Tavares opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 16:55 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 17:14 of the second period. Tavares has points (4-6-10) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-goal game of the season and his 13th multi-point game of 2020-21.


He has seven points (4-3-7) in seven games against the Canucks this season. In 22 games on the road this season he has registered 24 points (9-15-24). He is tied for 23rd in the NHL in points (16 goals, 26 assists) and is tied for 21st among NHLers in even-strength points (10 goals, 20 assists).

  • Adam Brooks scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night shorthanded at 3:10 of the third period. Brooks’ goal is his second career NHL goal and first career shorthanded goal. He has a pair of goals in three games with the Maple Leafs this season and five points (2-3-5) in 10 career NHL games. He has recorded 13 points (4-9-13) in 17 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) in 2020-21.

    Per NHL Stats, Brooks is the first Maple Leaf in franchise history to score his first career goal on the power play and second career goal while shorthanded (or vice versa), and becomes the 51st player in NHL history to do so.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal and Tavares’ second period goal. Nylander has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and 11th multi-point game of the season.

    He has seven points (1-6-7) in seven games against Vancouver in 2020-21. In five games during the month of April, Nylander has recorded eight points (1-7-8). He ranks fifth among Maple Leafs in assists (20) and is fourth among Toronto skaters in primary assists (12).
  • Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. He has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games played. The Vancouver native has a pair of assists in four games at Rogers Arena this season. He has registered 10 of his 12 assists at 5-on-5 this season.
  • Auston Matthews had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Matthews has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 20 games on the road this season. He has registered seven points (6-1-7) in seven games against the Canucks this season. He is tied for fourth in the NHL and tied for first among Toronto skaters in points with 55 (33 goals, 22 assists).
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Marner has three assists over his last five games played. In 22 games on the road this season, he has recorded 23 points (4-19-23). He has registered eight points (1-7-8) in seven games against the Canucks in 2020-21. Marner is tied for third among NHLers in assists (41) and ranks second in the League in primary assists (28). He is tied for fourth in the NHL and tied for first among Toronto skaters in points with 55 (33 goals, 22 assists).
  • Justin Holl had the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Holl has 15 points (2-13-15) in 46 games this season. He has a pair of assists in seven games against Vancouver in 2020-21. He has registered six points (2-4-6) on the road this season. 
  • David Rittich stopped 23 shots in the loss.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO13 (13)19 (17)8 (3)40 (33)
VANCOUVER12 (12)8 (8)9 (5)29 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO18 (18)28 (24)13 (5)59 (47)
VANCOUVER18 (18)19 (19)22 (11)59 (48)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road14-6-2 (22 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    64-65-22-4 (155 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-40-11-3 (80 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Marner, Nylander)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage60% (Thornton – 3 won, 2 lost)
Hits(Bogosian, Galchenyuk)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Matthews, Nylander)
TOI25:30 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:20 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI2:23 (Muzzin)
Shifts25 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage63.2% (Bogosian – 12 for, 7 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first21-5-2
Lead after 113-3-3
Tied after 29-2-1
Score 1 power play goal9-2-3
Allow 1 power play goal7-8-2
Outshooting opponent14-9-3
Score shorthanded1-2-0
Allow a shorthanded goal4-1-1
Tuesday1-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal and 1-for-2 on the power play with a shorthanded goal against tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Wayne Simmonds and Joe Thornton started 20% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Zach Bogosian (upper body) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Auston Matthews was 3-for-4 (75%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (29 for, 14 against).
  • Jason Spezza was 5-for-8 (63%) when taking draws in the offensive zone.
  • John Tavares won 60% (6 won, 4 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, 680 News)

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.

MAPLE LEAFS-CANUCKS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (17-18-3 – 37 Points)

APRIL 20, 2021 ▪ 9:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) 
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-39-11-3 (79 Games)
2020-21:3-2-1
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:6-2-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (73), TJ Brodie (42), Jake Muzzin (38)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (11), Auston Matthews (11)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), John Tavares (14), TJ Brodie (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (25), Jason Spezza (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (28), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):146 (t-7th)100 (31st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       120 (t-11th)121 (t-13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):28/128 [21.9%] (11th)21/107 [19.6%] (18th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):89/117 [76.1%] (26th)102/130 [78.5%] (20th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.1 (7th)30.0 (t-11th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (t-6th)33.9 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1980 (7th)1605 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.9% (12th)46.8% (28th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.7% (7th)52.3 (5th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-39-11-3 (79 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Dec. 10, 2019 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS33 (Matthews)
ASSISTS40 (Marner)
POINTS54 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS169 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.6% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.7% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS75 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS40 (Matthews)
HITS78 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:49 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:17 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:31 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:03 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.1%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-2-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage this season.- Has a 7-1-1 record with a 1.86 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in eight games on the road this season.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.19 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 12.52 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 10th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.2% through 15 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 18th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:50).- Tied for 19th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:50) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.2% when the score is within one goal.- Has scored both of his two goals on the road in 2020-21.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:58).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in goals (15).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.68) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:25 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Ranks fourth among NHLers in assists (40).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (23).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (14-40-54).- Tied for 12th in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:33).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (27).- Has the sixth highest on-ice goals for percentage (61.4%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (33).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (33-21-54).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (169).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Ilya Mikheyev– Has averaged 15.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which the 12th highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (68:14).  – Has started 36.4% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averages 7.99 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 21st among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 27th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 11 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 75 hits (78) and 75 blocked shots (75).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:49).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-0-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in two appearances with Toronto.- Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.77) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 54.8% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 14th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (199).
John Tavares– Tied for 30th in the NHL in points (14-26-40).- Tied for 21st in the NHL in even-strength points (9-20-29).- Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (56.6%) among NHLers who have taken at least 675 faceoffs (680).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is seventh among Toronto skaters.- Averages 14.08 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded two goals and three assists in six games against Vancouver this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 55.7%.- Averaging 1.23 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

John TavaresAssists (5) in three consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottTwo games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

William Nylander100th NHL goal (April 18 at VAN)
Morgan Rielly300th NHL point (April 13 vs. CGY)
David RittichFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. CGY)
Scott SabourinFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. CGY)
Jason Spezza100th game as a Maple Leaf (April 15 vs. WPG)
John Tavares100th assist as a Maple Leaf (April 18 at VAN)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Left Toronto’s game on April 18 at VAN and did not return.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 101
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
  

Patrick Marleau emotional as he reflects on career, breaking Gordie Howe’s record — East Bay Times

Patrick Marleau became emotional Monday morning as he spoke about the individuals that have helped him throughout his historic NHL career and reflected on the complements opposing players and coaches have showered on him in recent days. “It’s super special to have that respect, to have guys say such kind words,” Marleau said. “You go…

Patrick Marleau emotional as he reflects on career, breaking Gordie Howe’s record — East Bay Times

CANUCKS 3, LEAFS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (17-18-3 – 37 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO11002
VANCOUVER01113

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs and later had the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal. His first period goal was his 100th career NHL goal. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s 10th multi-point game of the season and the third consecutive multi-point performance in games he has skated in. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in six games against Vancouver this season. In 20 games on the road in 2020-21, Nylander has registered 14 points (6-8-14).
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 14:57 of the second period. Matthews has six goals and eight points (6-2-8) over his last five games played. He has scored six goals in six games against the Canucks in 2020-21. In 19 games on the road this season, he has registered 22 points (13-9-22). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (33) and has scored a team-high 10 goals on the power play this season.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ sixth multi-assist game and 12th multi-point game of 2020-21, as well as his third consecutive multi-point game. He has assists (5) in three consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. His assist in the second period of tonight’s game is his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf. His 12 points (4-8-12; 9 GP) since April 1 are tied for the seventh most in the NHL during the month of April.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots in the overtime loss.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (12)15 (8)12 (11)0 (0)39 (31)
VANCOUVER8 (6)5 (4)10 (6)1 (0)24 (16)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO25 (23)37 (18)19 (18)0 (0)81 (59)
VANCOUVER15 (13)12 (11)14 (9)3 (0)44 (33)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road14-5-2 (21 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-39-11-3 (79 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts15 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage64% (Tavares – 7 won, 4 lost)
Hits(Bogosian, Galchenyuk)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI24:00 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI5:35 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:56 (Bogosian)
Shifts28 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage84.2% (Thornton – 16 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first21-4-2
Lead after 113-2-3
Lead after 217-2-3
Score 1 power play goal9-1-3
Do not allow a power play goal19-2-3
Outshooting opponent14-8-3
Overtime6-5
Sunday2-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin started 33.3% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Zach Hyman (knee) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Auston Matthews was 4-for-6 (67%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs tonight.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (29 for, 14 against).
  • John Tavares won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, TSN 1050)

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.

LEAFS-CANUCKS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-4 – 60 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (16-18-3 – 35 Points)

APRIL 18, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-64-22-3 (153 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-39-11-2 (78 Games)
2020-21:3-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (72), TJ Brodie (41), Jake Muzzin (37)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (11), Auston Matthews (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), TJ Brodie (13), John Tavares (12)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (23), Jason Spezza (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (28), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):144 (t-6th)97 (31st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       117 (11th)119 (13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/124 [21.8%] (12th)21/106 [19.8%] (19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):88/116 [75.9%] (26th)99/126 [78.6%] (t-19th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (7th)30.1 (10th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.3 (8th)33.8 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1921 (7th)1573 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (13th)47.1% (27th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.6% (t-7th)52.4 (5th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:64-64-22-3 (153 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-39-11-2 (78 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Dec. 10, 2019 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS32 (Matthews)
ASSISTS40 (Marner)
POINTS54 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS162 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.6% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS71 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS38 (Marner, Matthews)
HITS77 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:49 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:13 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:04 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.1%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.9).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-2-0 with a 2.19 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage this season.- Has a 7-1-0 record with a 1.73 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in eight games on the road this season.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.36 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 12.81 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks seventh among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.0% through 14 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 17th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:48).- Ranks 21st among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:48) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.0% when the score is within one goal.- Has scored both of his two goals on the road in 2020-21.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:01).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in goals (15).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.72) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:25 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for second among NHLers in assists (40).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (23).- Tied for third among NHLers in points (14-40-54).- Tied for 10th in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (27).- Has the fifth highest on-ice goals for percentage (63.2%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (32).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fifth among NHLers in points (32-21-53).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (162).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.4%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Ilya Mikheyev– Has averaged 16.0 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the seventh highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (67:20).  – Has started 35.8% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averages 7.95 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 19th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 26th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 12 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 70 hits (77) and 70 blocked shots (71).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:49).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-0-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in two appearances with Toronto.- Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.84) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 55.7% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 11th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (194).
John Tavares– Tied for the sixth highest faceoff win percentage (56.5%) among NHLers who have taken at least 650 faceoffs (669).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 60.4% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is seventh among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.94 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded two goals and an assist in five games against Vancouver this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 54.8%.- Averaging 1.26 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

John TavaresAssists (3) in two consecutive games and points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottThree games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
John TavaresTwo assists from 100 assists as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Morgan Rielly300th NHL point (April 13 vs. Calgary)
David RittichFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. Calgary)
Scott SabourinFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Auston Matthews (Upper Body)Did not play on April 15 vs. WPG.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 15 vs. WPG.
 Man Games Lost: 98
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
April 11Acquired goaltender David Rittich from Calgary in exchange for a third round pick in 2022.
April 11Acquired forward Nick Foligno from Columbus and forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose in exchange for a first round pick in 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2022 to Columbus, and a fourth round pick in 2021 to San Jose.
  

Bruins notebook: Fourth line becoming an asset again — Boston Herald

In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Bruins fans seemed to be of two competing minds concerning what should be at the top of the grocery list. A top-six wing or a puck-moving, left-shot defenseman? Well, GM Don Sweeney appears to have done a good job in acquiring those two commodities in Taylor…

Bruins notebook: Fourth line becoming an asset again — Boston Herald

Kings games postponed after 3rd member of Avalanche franchise tests positive for COVID-19 — Daily Breeze

The Avalanche is shutting down operations through Tuesday after after a third member of the franchise tested positive for COVID-19. Following the third positive test, Colorado canceled its morning skate Friday ahead of the night’s scheduled game against the Kings at Ball Arena. 419 more words

Kings games postponed after 3rd member of Avalanche franchise tests positive for COVID-19 — Daily Breeze

JETS 5, LEAFS 2

WINNIPEG JETS (27-14-3 – 57 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-4 – 60 Points)

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021

 123OTFINAL
WINNIPEG3025
TORONTO1102

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Alex Galchenyuk opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 3:41 of the first period. Galchenyuk’s goal is his first at Scotiabank Arena as a member of the Maple Leafs. He has six points (1-5-6) in eight games on home ice as a member of the Maple Leafs. He has two goals in six games against Winnipeg this season.
  • John Tavares had the secondary assist on Galchenyuk’s first period goal and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 6:47 of the second period. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ second consecutive multi-point game and his 11th multi-point performance of the season. Tavares has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) in seven games against Winnipeg in 2020-21. He has 10 points (4-6-10) in eight games during the month of April.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Galchenyuk’s first period goal. Marner has seven points (1-6-7) over his last five games played. He has nine points (3-6-9) in seven games against the Jets this season. In 24 games on home ice, he has recorded 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists).
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Spezza has two points (1-1-2) over his last five games played. He has 10 points (5-5-10) in 23 games on home ice this season. He as recorded three points (1-2-3) in seven games during the month of April. Spezza is skating in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf.
  • Nick Robertson had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Robertson’s assist is his first career NHL regular season point. He has recorded 10 points (3-7-10) in 14 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) during the 2020-21 season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped three of the six shots he faced tonight.
  • David Rittich stopped 16 of the 17 shots he faced in relief of Campbell.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
WINNIPEG8 (7)11 (7)5 (4)24 (18)
TORONTO7 (4)11 (10)15 (8)33 (22)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
WINNIPEG14 (13)18 (14)10 (8)42 (35)
TORONTO19 (14)22 (21)21 (11)62 (46)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home14-7-3 (24 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg    38-22-1-9 (70 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg at Home19-12-1-4 (36 Games) 

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Simmonds, Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Hyman, Simmonds)
Faceoff Wins14 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Galchenyuk, Simmonds, Thornton)
Hits(Five players tied)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Dermott, Holl)
Takeaways(Marner)
TOI24:29 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI4:54 (Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI2:06 (Muzzin)
Shifts27 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage82.4% (Thornton – 14 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first7-9-3
Trail after 15-6-2
Trail after 22-9-1
Do not score a power play goal13-9-2
Allow multiple power play goals2-3-0
Outshooting opponent14-8-2
Thursday5-2-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • At 4:22 of the First Period the Situation Room informed the off-ice officials to sound the in-arena horn after it was confirmed that Alex Galchenyuk’s shot at 16:19 completely crossed the Winnipeg goal line. Therefore, the clock is reset to show 16:19 (3:41 elapsed time) and good goal Toronto.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 17 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 47.2 percent (17 for, 19 against).
  • Morgan Rielly was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • John Tavares won 100% (7 won, 0 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Friday, April 23, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

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.

JETS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

WINNIPEG JETS (26-14-3 – 55 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-11-4 – 60 Points)

APRIL 15, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) 
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus WINNIPEG

ALL-TIME RECORD:38-21-1-9 (69 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:19-11-1-4 (35 Games)
2020-21:4-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-1-0
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WINNIPEG

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (56), Joe Thornton (49), John Tavares (34)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (15), Joe Thornton (12), John Tavares (10)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (37), Joe Thornton (33), John Tavares (23)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (52), Joe Thornton (45), John Tavares (33)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (25), Jake Muzzin (20), Jason Spezza (20)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOWINNIPEG
GOALS FOR (Rank):142 (t-4th)139 (6th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       112 (11th)113 (12th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/120 [22.5%] (11th)33/128 [25.8%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):87/113 [77.0%] (21st)90/112 [80.4%] (t-12th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (8th)29.8 (t-16th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.4 (9th)30.9 (t-19th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1875 (7th)1792 (t-13th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.4% (13th)48.0% (24th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.5% (8th)49.5 (20th)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 27, 1999 (Toronto 4, Atlanta 0)
All-Time Record:38-21-1-9 (69 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:19-11-1-4 (35 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:19-10-0-5 (34 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:March 11, 2021 (Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS32 (Matthews)
ASSISTS39 (Marner)
POINTS53 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs47 (Bogosian)
SHOTS162 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.8% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.1% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS71 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS38 (Matthews)
HITS74 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:48 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:13 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:04 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.6%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Leads the Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.0).- Ranks 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (20).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-1-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage this season.- Has a 3-2-1 record with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage in six career games against Winnipeg.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.16 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 13.34 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.0% through 13 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Tied for 16th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:53).- Ranks 21st among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:53) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.0% when the score is within one goal.- Has recorded nine of his 12 assists on home ice this season.- Has three assists in six games against the Jets in 2020-21.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:02).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in goals (15).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.77) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:25 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (39).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (22).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (14-39-53).- Tied for eighth in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:35).- Tied for second in the NHL in primary assists (26).- Tied for the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (65.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (32).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (32-21-53).- Second in the NHL in shots on goal (162).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.4%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Ilya Mikheyev– Has averaged 16.3 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the seventh highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (66:22).  – Has started 36.0% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.- Averages 7.93 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 25th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 11 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 70 hits (74) and 70 blocked shots (71).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:48).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Made his Maple Leaf debut on April 13 vs. Calgary and stopped 25 of the 28 shots he faced in an overtime loss.- Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.74) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.6% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (189).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (56.1%) among NHLers who have taken at least 625 faceoffs (649).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 63.1% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for fifth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.90 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded a goal and two assists in six games against Winnipeg this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 54.1%.- Averaging 1.30 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 10th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanAssists (6) and points (3-6-9) in six consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyAssists (3) in three consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottFour games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Jason SpezzaOne game from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
John TavaresTwo assists from 100 assists as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Morgan Rielly300th NHL point (April 13 vs. Calgary)
David RittichFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. Calgary)
Scott SabourinFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 12 at Montreal.
 Man Games Lost: 91
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
April 11Acquired goaltender David Rittich from Calgary in exchange for a third round pick in 2022.
April 11Acquired forward Nick Foligno from Columbus and forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose in exchange for a first round pick in 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2022 to Columbus, and a fourth round pick in 2021 to San Jose.
April 9Acquired forward Riley Nash from Columbus in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
  

Leafs sign Amirov

MAPLE LEAFS SIGN RODION AMIROV TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Rodion Amirov to a three-year entry level contract for the 2021-22 season. As his season with Ufa is now complete, Amirov will be joining the Marlies and Maple Leafs development program after visa and quarantine requirements are met.

“Our Club is pleased to have Rodion formally signed today. We look forward to welcoming Rodion to Canada in the coming weeks and having him begin working with our player development staff in Toronto,” said Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas. “We also look forward to continuing to work with Ufa with his development next season. Ufa has done an excellent job guiding Rodion’s development as a player to date and we are excited to work very closely with them through the summer and into the future.”

Amirov, 19, skated in 39 games for Salavat Yulaev (KHL) in 2020-21, recording 13 points (nine goals, four assists) to rank third among U20 skaters in the KHL before skating in nine playoff games for the club. He also appeared in three games for Toros Neftekamsk (VHL) and recorded a goal and an assist and later registered three assists in five playoff games for Tolpar Ufa (MHL). He has recorded 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 60 career KHL games, five points (two goals, three assists) in eight career VHL games and 51 points (25 goals, 26 assists) in 60 career MHL games.

Internationally, Amirov was an alternate captain for Russia at the 2021 World Juniors and recorded a pair of goals and four assists, earning a fourth place finish. He took home a silver medal and was named a tournament All-Star and a Top 3 Player on Team for Russia at the 2019 World U18 Championships after registering nine points (six goals, three assists) in seven games during the tournament. He also captured a bronze medal at the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, recording a pair of assists in five games.

Amirov was selected by the Maple Leafs in the first round (15th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft.

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FLAMES 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2 (OT).

CALGARY FLAMES (18-21-3 – 39 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-11-4 – 60 Points)

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021

 123OTFINAL
CALGARY11013
TORONTO01102

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board at 10:37 of the first period and later had the secondary assist on Alex Kerfoot’s third period goal. Hyman has assists (6) and points (3-6-9) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his eighth multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has recorded six points (2-4-6) in eight games against the Flames in 2020-21. He ranks second among Toronto skaters and tied for 31st among NHLers in goals (15). He is tied for 18th among NHL skaters in even-strength goals.
  • Alex Kerfoot scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 6:17 of the third period. He has a goal and an assist in his last two games against Calgary. He has recorded 10 points (4-6-10) in 23 games on home ice this season. Toronto is 5-1-1 when he scores a goal this season.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Rielly has assists (3) in three consecutive games. His assist is his 300th career NHL point as he becomes the sixth defenceman to register 300 points with the Maple Leafs franchise. He has recorded eight points (1-7-8) in nine games against the Flames this season.
  • John Tavares collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal and later had the primary assist on Kerfoot’s third period goal. Tavares has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and 10th multi-point game of the season. He has eight points (3-5-8) in seven games during the month of April. In nine games against the Flames, he has recorded seven points (2-5-7).
  • David Rittich stopped 25 of the 28 shots he faced in the overtime loss. Tonight’s game was his first game as a Maple Leaf.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CALGARY5 (5)8 (5)14 (12)128 (22)
TORONTO7 (7)6 (5)12 (10)126 (22)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CALGARY13 (13)14 (10)25 (23)153 (46)
TORONTO12 (12)15 (13)20 (15)148 (40)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home14-6-3 (23 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Calgary   67-62-12-6 (147 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Calgary at Home38-21-7-4 (70 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Marner)
Shot Attempts(Marner)
Faceoff Wins13 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Galchenyuk, Simmonds, Thornton)
Hits(Five players tied)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Dermott, Holl)
Takeaways(Marner)
TOI23:57 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI3:02 (Hyman, Marner, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI1:31 (Hyman)
Shifts27 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage75.0% (Sabourin – 3 for, 1 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first7-8-3
Trail after 15-5-2
Trail after 22-8-1
Do not score a power play goal13-8-2
Allow 1 power play goal7-7-2
Outshot by opponent13-3-2
Overtime6-4
Tuesday1-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Auston Matthews was 5-for-7 (71%) in the faceoff circle when taking defensive zone draws and 5-for-8 (63%) when taking offensive zone draws.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 21 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.6 percent (21 for, 12 against).
  • Nick Robertson and Scott Sabourin were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Scott Sabourin skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Friday, April 23, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)

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.

FLAMES-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

CALGARY FLAMES (17-21-3 – 37 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-11-3 – 59 Points)

APRIL 13, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) 
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:67-62-12-5 (146 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:38-21-7-3 (69 Games)
2020-21:6-2-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), Jake Muzzin (37), Jason Spezza (35)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (19), John Tavares (14)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (24), Jake Muzzin (22)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (33), Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (27)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):140 (t-4th)107 (t-24th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       109 (10th)123 (19th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/118 [22.9%] (11th)27/135 [20.0%] (t-17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):86/111 [77.5%] (21st)106/132 [80.3%] (13th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.0 (8th)29.8 (t-16th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (9th)29.4 (12th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1835 (7th)1756 (t-13th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (13th)52.0% (9th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.4% (t-8th)50.0 (16th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:67-62-12-5 (146 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-21-7-3 (69 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:29-41-5-2 (77 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:March 20, 2021 (Toronto 2, Calgary 0)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS32 (Matthews)
ASSISTS39 (Marner)
POINTS53 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs47 (Bogosian)
SHOTS161 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.8% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS70 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS37 (Matthews)
HITS72 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:49 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:13 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:39 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:06 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (64.6%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Leads the Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.0).- Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (20).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-1-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage this season.- Has a 5-2-0 record with a 1.82 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage in eight career games against Calgary.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.41 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 13.63 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9% through 12 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 21st among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:47) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.2% when the score is within one goal.- Is 43rd in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:39).- Has recorded nine of his 12 assists on home ice this season.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:03).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (14).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.69) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:26 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (39).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (22).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (14-39-53).- Tied for eighth in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:34).- Tied for second in the NHL in primary assists (26).- Has the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (65.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (32).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (32-21-53).- Second in the NHL in shots on goal (161).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Ilya Mikheyev– Has averaged 15.5 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the seventh highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (65:49).  – Has started 35.2% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.- Averages 8.15 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 24th among NHL defencemen and tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 11 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 70 hits (72) and 70 blocked shots (70).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:49).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (4-25-29).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (25).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (12).
David Rittich– Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.74) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.6% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (189).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (56.0%) among NHLers who have taken at least 625 faceoffs (639).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 62.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is sixth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.89 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has recorded a pair of goals and three assists in eight games against Calgary this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 54.3%.- Averaging 1.35 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 10th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanAssists (5) and points (2-5-7) in five consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (5) and points (1-5-6) in three consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (8) and points (8-3-11) in five consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevAssists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottFive games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanTwo assists from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyOne point from 300 NHL points
Jason SpezzaOne games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
John TavaresFour assists from 100 assists as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BrodieFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (April 7 vs. MTL)
Alex GalchenyukFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (April 4 at CGY)
John Tavares800th NHL point (April 5 at CGY)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 12 at Montreal.
 Man Games Lost: 91
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
April 11Acquired goaltender David Rittich from Calgary in exchange for a third round pick in 2022.
April 11Acquired forward Nick Foligno from Columbus and forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose in exchange for a first round pick in 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2022 to Columbus, and a fourth round pick in 2021 to San Jose.
April 9Acquired forward Riley Nash from Columbus in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.