MAPLE LEAFS 6, BRUINS 4

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (42-19-5 – 89 Points) at
BOSTON BRUINS (41-20-5 – 87 Points)
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 3 3 0 6
BOSTON 1 1 2 4

SCORING NOTES

  • Colin Blackwell scored for Toronto at 5:09 of the first period. Blackwell recorded his ninth goal of the
    season and first as a Maple Leaf.
  • Morgan Rielly scored for the Maple Leafs at 9:43 of the first period. Rielly posted his eighth goal of
    the season. Rielly has scored in back-to-back games. Rielly also posted the primary assist on
    Kämpf’s goal. Rielly recorded his 46th assist of the season. Rielly has posted five points through his
    last two games (2G, 3A).
  • Alexander Kerfoot scored for Toronto at 18:44 of the first period. Kerfoot recorded his 11th goal of
    the season.
  • Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 8:28 of the second period. Marner recorded his 28th goal
    of the season. Marner also posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Marner recorded his 48th
    assist of the season. Marner is currently on a seven-game point streak where he has posted 14
    points (5G, 9A).
  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 16:00 of the second period.
    Matthews posted his 49th goal of the season. Matthews also recorded the primary assist on Marner’s
    goal. Matthews posted his 36th assist of the season. Matthews has recorded 17 points (12G, 5A)
    through his last 10 games played.
  • David Kämpf scored for Toronto at 16:47 of the second period. Kämpf posted his ninth goal of the
    season.
  • Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Blackwell’s goal. Spezza posted his 11th assist of the
    season.
  • William Nylander posted the primary assist on Rielly’s goal. Nylander registered his 36th assist of
    the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Rielly’s goal and the primary assist on Matthews’
    goal. Tavares has posted 41 assists this season. Tavares is currently on a three-game point streak
    where he has posted five points (2G, 3A).
  • Michael Bunting registered the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Bunting recorded his 31st assist
    of the season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Petr Mrázek stopped 3 of 4 shots before he was relieved by Erik Källgren during the first period due
    to a groin injury. Källgren stopped 23 of 26 shots in tonight’s win.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • With his 36th assist of the season posted tonight, Auston Matthews tied a career-high in assists.
  • With his ninth goal of the season scored tonight, 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.
  • Timothy Liljegren was on the ice for a team-high 16 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Mark Giordano finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 71.43 percent
    (15 for, 6 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 11 (8) 14 (9) 7 (5) 32 (22)
    BOSTON 10 (8) 9 (7) 11 (7) 30 (22)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 19 (11) 20 (14) 13 (11) 52 (36)
    BOSTON 16 (13) 15 (10) 20 (8) 51 (31)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 18-12-3 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 280-291-98-10 in 679 games against the Boston Bruins and 105-180-47-7
    in 339 games played in Boston.
  • Toronto is 24-10-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 11-6-0 against the Atlantic
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 29-6-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 26-3-2 when leading after one period and 31-1-2 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 25-13-4 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-0-1 in Tuesday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

    Shots 4 (Marner, Tavares)
    Shot Attempts 7 (Tavares)
    Face-off Wins 12 (Matthews)
    Face-off Win Percentage 60% (Matthews– 12 won, 8 lost)
    Hits 4 (Liljegren)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Holl, Brodie)
    Takeaways 1 (Marner, Spezza, Matthews, Liljegren, Clifford,
    Rielly, Bunting, Kämpf)
    TOI 26:05 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI 3:00 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:45 (Brodie)
    Shifts 31 (Giordano)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 71.43% (Giordano – 15 for, 6 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    March 31 Leafs vs. Winnipeg Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 2 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:00 pm ET
    April 4 Leafs at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena 7:30 pm ET
    April 5 Leafs at Florida FLA Live Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 7 Leafs at Dallas American Airlines Center 8:30 pm ET
    April 9 Leafs vs. Montreal Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game:

    “I would say complete. We gave a couple late ones up there in third, we don’t want to do that, but I just
    thought we didn’t give them a lot. We managed a couple of their strong pushes that they had but
    otherwise a real patient game and we took advantage of the opportunities that we had.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On goaltender Petr Mrázek leaving the game with an injury:

    “He’s obviously has bounced back really well since some tough circumstances for himself personally and
    we know how hard he’s been working to get things going and wanting to contribute like he can with the
    type of goalie he is so you just hope it’s nothing more and something small, hopefully minor. You hate
    seeing it and hopefully he’s back quickly.”
    On Ilya Lyubushkin’s injury:
    “He’s come in and fit in really nice with us and obviously plays a really sound, strong defensive role and fit
    into our group really nicely off the ice as well and you don’t want to see anyone in that position so hate to
    see it and hopefully he’s alright and won’t be anything significant.”
    On playing with only four defenceman after Holl and Lyubushkin left the game due to injury:
    “Considering the circumstances of the game and the lead we’d built, it’s just important that we’re not
    getting caught in our end and getting hemmed in there having to spend a lot of energy because they’ve
    got a whole bunch of time to catch their breath in-between shifts so just making sure pucks are
    consistently moving forward and they have to come through all five of us defensively and we’re just doing
    really good things with the puck through the neutral zone, entering the offensive zone, making sure it’s
    just really good decisions and that we’re aren’t just giving them any easy plays back up our ice. Especially
    since they’re trying to change quick and stay fresh so not getting caught in any changes and just being
    aware of some of those circumstances and what we’re dealing with. Obviously building the lead that we
    did helps with that to.”
    MORGAN RIELLY
    On playing four defencemen in the third period:

    “It’s doable, in terms of the workload and conditioning side of it. You have to take shorter shifts and it’s a
    bit harder with structure because you have to be thinking about it a lot. You’re kind of hyper aware if
    you’re trapped in your own zone. I think we iced the puck more in the third than we would have liked to
    but I thought we did a good job of it tonight. Our forwards did a good job too helping us out, we talked
    about that in-between periods when we knew it was possible we were going to go down to four about not
    turning the puck over in the neutral zone, playing short and smart with it so I thought we did a good job.”
    ALEXANDER KERFOOT
    On tonight’s effort:

    “I think just the full 60 minutes, just stuck with it the whole game. It was a pretty complete game out of us,
    didn’t give them much life there. Towards the end they got a couple but we still felt like we were in control
    of the game and these guys have been playing as good as anyone in the league so that’s a really good
    divisional win for us.”
    On being down two defencemen:
    “I thought we were pretty calm and poised. Obviously it’s a big load for the d-men playing back there,
    playing with only four guys for a full period but they handled it well. All of those guys have played big
    minutes in the past and they did a great job for us. I thought we insolated them pretty well and Källgren
    did a great job in net.”
    COLIN BLACKWELL
    On scoring his first as a Leaf:

    “Yeah, I haven’t scored here since 2011 so it’s been a while since back in high school. First couple
    games, just getting comfortable. I thought I kind of had a little bit more to give and to get that goal in front
    of friends and family it definitely means a lot. My birthday was yesterday, parents 35th wedding
    anniversary was yesterday so pretty cool with a little return home.”
    On being able to see his family:
    “It’s awesome. Being in Seattle was pretty far away so didn’t get a chance to see them. I came here
    earlier in the season but just to be able to spend some time with them on a special occasion, you sacrifice
    a little bit during the season being away from your families so getting a chance to see them, I don’t take
    that for granted.”

MAPLE LEAFS AT BRUINS PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. Boston: Second of Three
2021-22 Record vs. Boston: 1-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 41-19-5
Toronto Road Record: 17-12-3
TV: Sportsnet 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 the club has signed forward Nicholas
Abruzzese to a two-year, entry-level contract.

LAST GAME

March 20, 2022
Toronto acquired defenceman Mark Giordano and forward Colin
Blackwell from the Seattle Kraken in exchange for three draft selections.
Score: Toronto 5 vs. Florida 2
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
TOR Goals: Rielly, Tavares (2x), Mikheyev, Matthews
FLA Goals: Montour, Lomberg
TOR Goaltender: Mrazek, 34/36, .944 SV%
FLA Goaltender: Knight, 20/24, .833 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-3
Team Notes:

  • With his 48th goal of the season scored in Sunday’s win, Auston
    Matthews set a new career-high in goals.
  • With his assist on John Tavares’ first goal of the game, Mitch Marner
    recorded his 300th career NHL assist. Marner becomes the 15th player in
    Maple Leafs history to record 300 assists and is the fastest to accomplish
    the feat (411 games), surpassing the previous mark of 469 games set by
    Borje Salming.
  • Mitch Marner tied a single-game career-high three assists during
    Sunday’s game, marking the 18th occasion of his NHL career to do so.
  • With a three-point game (1G, 2A), Morgan Rielly recorded his third game
    of the season with three or more points and his 14th multi-point game of
    the season.
  • David Kämpf skated in his 300th career NHL game.
    NEXT GAME

    Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
    Opponent: vs. Winnipeg Jets
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)
  • INJURY REPORT
  • Jack Campbell Rib Injury
    Ondej Kaše Day-to-Day
    Jake Muzzin Concussion
    Rasmus Sandin Knee
    First Matchup between Clubs: December 3, 1924 (Toronto 5 vs. Boston 3)
    All-Time Record: 279-291-98-10 (678 Games)
  • ALL-TIME VS. BOSTON BRUINS:
    All-Time Record at Home: 175-111-51-3 (340 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 104-180-47-7 (338 Games)
    Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 11, 2017 (Toronto 4 at Boston 1)
    Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
    Record in Last 10 Games: 4-6-0
  • ACTIVE LEADERS VS. BOSTON BRUINS:
    Games Played: Jason Spezza (63), John Tavares (36), Wayne Simmonds (34)
    Goals:
    Jason Spezza (18), John Tavares (16), Wayne Simmonds (6), Mitch Marner
    (6)
    Assists:
    Jason Spezza (33), Mitch Marner (18), Wayne Simmonds (15), John Tavares
    (15)
    Points: Jason Spezza (51), John Tavares (31), Mitch Marner (24)
    Penalty Minutes
    Wayne Simmonds (42), Jason Spezza (33), Jake Muzzin (12), John Tavares
    (12)
  • 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
  • Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .669 3.65 3.02 29.2% 84.2% 34.6 30.7 55.4%
    Boston .669 3.05 2.65 23.7% 81.6% 35.8 28.9 53.5%
    THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22

    Power Play: 50/171 (29.2%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 13 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 23 – Matthews (13G, 10A), Nylander (8G, 15A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
    Penalty Kill: 155/184 (84.2%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 3 – Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 4 – Kämpf (2G, 2A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
  • FAST FACTS
  • Tuesday games 10th of 14 (8 home, 6 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 13th of 14 (9 home, 5 road)
  • UPCOMING MILESTONES
  • Michael Bunting Nine games away from 100 career NHL games played
    Justin Holl 10 games away from 200 career NHL games played
    Ilya Lyubushkin Four games away from 200 career NHL games played
    Auston Matthews Six games away from 400 career NHL games played
    Petr Mrázek Six games away from 300 career NHL games played
    William Nylander Five assists away from 200 career NHL assists
    Morgan Rielly Nine assists away from 300 career NHL assists
    Jason Spezza 10 points away from 1,000 career NHL points
    John Tavares Six 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
    Jason Spezza Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA

BRUINS NOTES

  • The Bruins host the Maple Leafs tonight in the 2nd of 3 games between these teams this season and Toronto’s lone visit to TD Garden … The Bruins
    are 41-19-5 this season and they are 20-10-2 on home ice.
  • The Bruins play game 3 tonight of their 5-game home stand (2-0-0) after playing 14 of their previous 18 games on the road … They will continue
    hosting Toronto on 3/29, continuing vs. New Jersey on 3/31 and Columbus on 4/2.
    RECENT GAMES
  • The Bruins have won their last 4 games with wins in Winnipeg on 3/18 (4-2), in Montreal on 3/21 (3-2/OT), vs. Tampa Bay on 3/24 (3-2) and vs. NY
    Islanders on 3/26 (6-3) … They are 14-2-1 in their last 17 games overall and they are 5-0-1 their last 6 home games.
  • Mar. 21: Bos 3 at Mtl 2/OT … The Canadiens held a 2-1 lead into the final 3 minutes of play before Connor Clifton sent the game into OT where Brad
    Marchand scored his 2nd of the game for the win … Jeremy Swayman took the win … SOG: Bos 46, Mtl 28 … PP: 0/4 … PK: 0/2
  • Mar. 24: Bos 3 vs TB 2 … David Pastrnak scored the 12th hat trick of his career and Erik Haula added a career-high 3A as the Bruins moved into 3rd
    place in the Atlantic … Jeremy Swayman earned his 2nd straight win in goal … SOG: Bos 39, TB 24 … PP: 0/5 … PK: 0/3
  • Mar. 26: Bos 6 vs NYI 3 … Brad Marchand and Taylor Hall (1-2=3 each), Erik Haula and David Pastrnak (1-1=2 each), Craig Smith and Jake DeBrusk
    were 6 different goal scorers in addition to 2A by Charlie McAvoy … Linus Ullmark extended his point streak to 3-0-1 with the win … SOG: Bos 44, NYI
    27 … PP: 1/3 … PK: 2/4
    MAN-GAMES LOST TO INJURY – 184
  • Jakub Zboril: Right knee surgery; Expected to miss remainder of the season
    MILESTONES APPROACHING
  • Marc McLaughlin is looking to play his first NHL game.
  • Charlie McAvoy is three games short of his 300th NHL game.
  • Nick Foligno is three points shy of his 500th NHL point.
  • Mike Reilly is six points shy of his 100th NHL point.
  • David Pastrnak is seven points shy of his 500th NHL point.
  • Craig Smith is seven points short of 400 NHL points.
  • Matt Grzelcyk is seven points shy of his 100th NHL point.
  • Derek Forbort is eight games short of his 400th NHL game.
  • Patrice Bergeron is eight goals short of his 400th NHL goal … Will become the 4th Bruin in history to hit that milestone.
    BOSTON vs TORONTO, LIFETIME SERIES 11/6 5-2 L at
  • The Bruins and Maple Leafs are meeting for the 679th time in their histories with the Bruins having a 301-266-98-13 record and 2,006-2,015 scoring
    advantage in those games.
  • The Bruins are 187-99-47-5 vs. the Maple Leafs in Boston with a 1,109-896 margin in those 338 games.
  • The Bruins lost the 1st game of this season’s series by a 5-2 score on 11/6 and are now 4-1-1 in their last 6 games with a 23-11-5 record in their last
    39 games … They have won their last 4 home games and are 13-4-2 in their last 19 games in Boston.
    NUMBERS
    3: Rookies on the Bruins’ current roster –Marc McLaughlin, Jack Studnicka and Jeremy Swayman.
    6: Hat tricks by Bruin this season … Patrice Bergeron (1/6/2018 vs CAR; 11/4/2021 vs DET) scored his 2nd career 4-goal game with 7 career hat tricks
    overall; Brad Marchand (1/12/2022 vs MTL) netted the 5th of his career; David Pastrnak (1/13/2022 vs PHI and 3/24/2022 vs TB) recorded his 11th and
    12thcareer 3-goal game; Jake DeBrusk (2/28/2022 at LA) netted 1st of his career; and Craig Smith (3/3/2002 at VGK) scored his 3rd … Pastrnak now
    ranks tied for 3rd all-time in Bruins hat trick history (Esposito 26, Neely 14, Bucyk 12) … Boston’s consecutive hat tricks scored on 1/12 and 1/13 were
    the 1st time since 4/7 and 9/1998 with Bruins scoring hat tricks in consecutive games … This is the 1st time since 1987-88 that at lease 5 separate
    Bruins have scored hat tricks (Neely 3, Kasper, Crowder, Courtnall, Janney).
    9: Out of 12 games in the month of March in which the deciding goals were scored in either the last 5 minutes of regulation or OT/SO (9-2-1).
    11: Former first round draft picks on the current roster – Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, Derek Forbert, Trent Frederic, Taylor Hall, Curtis
    Lazar, Hampus Lindholm, Charlie McAvoy, David Pastrnak, and Jakub Zboril.

11. Two-or-more goal games by a Bruin in 9 of their last 16 games, scored by David Pastrnak (4 times), Jake DeBrusk (twice), Craig Smith (twice), Brad
Marchand (twice) and Erik Haula.
11: Players on the Bruins current roster who played college hockey – Connor Clifton, Charlie Coyle, Derek Forbort, Trent Frederic, Matt Grzelcyk, Erik
Haula, Charlie McAvoy, Marc McLaughlin, Mike Reilly, Craig Smith and Jeremy Swayman.
11-1-1: Jeremy Swayman’s record in his last 13 games including a 1.74 GAA and .938 Sv% (794 Mins, 23 GA, 373 SA/350 Svs) … That includes a 8-
game win streak equalled by 10 previous Bruins with the last by Tuukka Rask in 2017-18.
17: Season series concluded thus far – Ari 2-0-0; Cgy 1-1-0; Car 0-3-0; Chi 2-0-0; Col 1-0-1; Dal 1-1-0; Edm 1-1-0; LA 1-0-1; Min 0-2-0; Nsh 2-0-0; NYI
1-2-0; Phi 2-1-0; Sea 2-0-0; SJ 2-0-0; Van 1-0-1; Vgs 1-1-0; Wpg 2-0-0.
20+: Goals each scored by David Pastrnak (37) and Brad Marchand (28) … It is the 6th 20-or-more goal season for Pastrnak (6th consecutive) and is
the 11th such season by Marchand (9th consecutive) … Pastrnak hit the 30-goal mark for the 5th time in his career.
53: Out of 65 games this season with 30-or-more shots in a game, including 17 with 40-or-more in a game … The Bruins have been outshot in just 15
games.
53: Points by Boston with a 25-13-3 record in 41 games in the 1st half of their season (.646 win %age) … The Bruins were 14-8-1 in 23 home games
and were 11-5-2 in 18 road contests.
308: Career victories by Tuukka Rask as he announced his Feb. 9, 2022 retirement after a club-record wins in team-record 564 games.
368-23-20: Boston’s record since 2011-12 in games in which they have had a 2-goal lead in a game … That extends to 241-2-6 over that span when
they have led by 3 goals
523: Consecutive Bruins games (regular season &playoffs) currently sold out at TD Garden … Their last non-sellout game was on 12/2/2009 when a
Wednesday game vs. TB drew 16,553
FUN FACTS

  • The Bruins play 13 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 9-1-0 record in afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play 11 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 6-1-1 in the 1st game of those sets and are 4-4-0 in the 2nd games
    so far.
  • They will play 15 sets of 3-games-in-4-nights this season … They are 7-1-1 in game 1s, 6-3-0 in game 2s &8-1-0 in game 3s of those series thus far.
  • The Bruins are playing a 14-game March schedule (7 hm/7 rd, 9-2-1) … They will play 15 games in April (7 hm/8 rd) … They played 7 games to
    October (4-3-0), 12 games in November (7-5-2), 7 games in December (3-2-2), 16 games in January (11-4-1) and 11 games in February (7-3-1).
    RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
    March 15: Marc McLaughlin signed to a two-year entry level contract.
    March 16: Marc McLaughlin assigned to Providence.
    March 16: Jack Studnicka recalled from Providence.
    March 19: Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran acquired from Anaheim Ducks for Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore, 2022 first round, 2023 second round
    and 2024 second round draft picks.
    March 20: Marc McLaughlin recalled from Providence.
    March 21: Josh Brown and 2022 conditional seventh round draft pick acquired from Ottawa Senators for Zach Senyshyn and 2022 fifth round draft pick


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Bruins Notebook: Necessity is mother of invention for Bruce Cassidy — Boston Herald

Every coach would no doubt wish for a full roster of his players every night, but injuries are part of the game. And sometimes, a missing player or two could force a coach to look at his lineup in a way that he had not previously done, sometimes leading him to better line combinations. Whether…

Bruins Notebook: Necessity is mother of invention for Bruce Cassidy — Boston Herald