OILERS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2 (OT) POSTGAME NOTES

EDMONTON OILERS (22-13-1 – 45 Points)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-10-3 – 47 Points)

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

–        Mitch Marner put the Maple Leafs on the board at 7:59 of the first period and later recorded the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ first period goal. Marner has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 12th multi-point performance of 2020-21. He ranks fourth among NHLers in assists (31) and points (13-31-44). He is tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (13). He has 11 points (3-8-11) in nine games against Edmonton this season.

–        Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 11:08 of the first period. Matthews has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He leads the NHL in goals (23) and even-strength goals (15). In 19 games on home ice, he has registered 26 points (16 goals, 10 assists). He has five goals and one assist in six games against the Oilers.

–                  Zach Hyman recorded the primary assist on Marner’s first period goal. He has three points (1-2-3) over his last four games played. He has seven points (4-3-7) in nine games against the Oilers this season. He has 10 points (6-4-10) in 13 games during the month of March. He is tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in assists at 5-on-5 (8).

–                  Justin Holl collected the secondary assist on Marner’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Holl has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist performance of the season and the third of his career. He has recorded nine of his 12 assists on home ice this season.

–                  Michael Hutchinson stopped 20 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON6 (6)9 (8)7 (6)123 (20)
TORONTO13 (13)7 (7)10 (10)131 (30)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON9 (9)21 (20)12 (11)1 (0)43 (40)
TORONTO18 (18)16 (15)18 (18)1 (0)53 (51)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home12-6-2 (20 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  58-44-8-3 (113 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton at Home31-19-2-1 (53 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Tavares)
Faceoff Wins12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Dermott, Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Bogosian)
Takeaways(Hyman, Marner)
TOI22:14 (Matthews)
Power Play TOI2:00 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:25 (Hyman)
Shifts27 (Brodie, Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage67.9% (Galchenyuk – 19 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first7-7-2
Lead after 111-2-2
Lead after 214-2-2
Do not score a power play goal8-8-1
Do not allow a power play goal15-2-2
Outshooting opponent11-7-2
Monday3-1-2

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall won 100% (4 won, 0 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Alex Galchenyuk started 22.2% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 26 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.4% (26 for, 15 against).
  • Alex Kerfoot skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf.
  • John Tavares was 3-for-3 (100%) in the faceoff circle when taking draws in the offensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Friday, April 2, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Sunday, April 4, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 5, 9:30 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

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.

OILERS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

EDMONTON OILERS (21-13-1 – 43 Points)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-10-2 – 46 Points)

MARCH 29, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:58-44-8-2 (112 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:31-19-2-0 (52 Games)
2020-21:6-1-1
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (72), TJ Brodie (47), Jake Muzzin (39)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), John Tavares (9), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (60), Jason Spezza (22), TJ Brodie (19)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (72), Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (27)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (33), Joe Thornton (28), Jake Muzzin (24), Wayne Simmonds (24)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):114 (t-4th)119 (2nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       88 (10th)101 (t-18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/99 [26.3%] (6th)30/112 [26.8%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):74/96 [77.1%] (19th)78/102 [76.5%] (21st)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (t-8th)31.0 (7th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (t-6th)31.0 (t-20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1468 (12th)1533 (8th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.6% (12th)49.5% (t-15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.7% (7th)50.8% (t-12th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:58-44-8-2 (112 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:31-19-2-0 (52 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-25-6-2 (60 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:March 28, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 3 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS22 (Matthews)
ASSISTS30 (Marner)
POINTS42 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS128 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.6% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS53 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS31 (Matthews)
HITS55 (Holl)
TOI PER GAME24:02 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:21 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:47 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:10 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.9%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has five assists in eight games against Edmonton this season.
Jack Campbell– Is 6-0-0 with a 1.48 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage this season.- Has appeared in two career games against Edmonton and is 2-0-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Ranks 10th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:27) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.4% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 36th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:47).- Scored his first career overtime winner on March 25 at Ottawa.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .922 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average through six starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:03).- Has the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (63.4%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (11).
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in on-ice goals for percentage (60.7%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.7).- Has the fourth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.93) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has recorded nine (3-6-9) of his 15 points on home ice this season.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (30).- Fourth among NHLers in points (12-30-42).- Tied for eighth in the NHL in even-strength goals (12).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:53).- Tied for 10th among NHLers in takeaways (27).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (22).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (8).- Tied for seventh among NHLers in points (22-17-39).- Averaging 22:13 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.8%).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (128).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:41).- Has an average of 16.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the seventh most among NHLers who have played at least 55 minutes of shorthanded ice time (57:24).  – Has started 35.3% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (9).- Tied for 20th among NHL defencemen and ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – One of 17 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (53) and 50 blocked shots (53).
William Nylander– Second among Maple Leafs in goals (13).- Tied for 19th among NHLers in even-strength goals (10).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.5%, which is the third-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.5% at 5-on-5, which is the fifth-highest mark among Toronto forwards.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 19th among NHLers in average time on ice (24:02).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (3-22-25).- Has a goal and four assists in eight games against the Oilers this season.- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.06) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 57.1% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the seventh highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 150 defensive zone draws (161).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (57.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 500 faceoffs (503).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 62.9% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is third among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.44 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 20 games.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 56.4%.- Averaging 1.73 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Justin HollPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points
Alex KerfootOne game from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
Mitch MarnerFive goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyFive points from 300 NHL points
John TavaresThree points from 800 NHL points
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Alex GalchenyukFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (March 20 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 27 vs. Edmonton.
 Man Games Lost: 79
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

LEAFS 4, OILERS 3 (OT)

EDMONTON OILERS (21-13-1 – 43 Points)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-10-2 – 46 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pierre Engvall opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a goal at 4:14 of the second period. He has a goal and two assists in three games against the Oilers this season. In eight career games against Edmonton, he has recorded seven points (2-5-7), which is his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • John Tavares scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 12:21 of the third period. Tavares has four points (2-2-4) over his last five games. He has nine points (3-6-9) in eight games against the Oilers this season. 
  • William Nylander picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ third periodgoal and later scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the night at 16:38 of the third period. Tonight’s game is his seventh multi-point game of the season. He has 10 points (6-4-10) in eight games against the Oilers this season.
  • Auston Matthews registered the primary assist on Engvall’s second period goal and later scored the overtime winning goal at 0:54 of the extra frame. Matthews has assists (2) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 11th multi-point game of the season. He has recorded 25 points (15 goals, 10 assists) in 18 games on home ice this season. He has four goals and one assist in five games against Edmonton this season.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Marner has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded nine points (2-7-9) in eight games against the Oilers this season. In 19 games on home ice, he has recorded 24 points (8-16-24).
  • Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal and later had the secondary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Tonight’s game is Galchenyuk’s first multi-assist and first multi-point game of the season. He has three assists in four games with the Maple Leafs this season.
  • Justin Holl recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Holl has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded seven of his 10 assists on home ice this season. With an assist in tonight’s game he has recorded at least one point against every North Division opponent this season.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the lone assist on Matthews’ overtime winning goal. Rielly has three assists over his last five games played. He has a goal and eight assists in 12 game during the month of March. In 19 home games this season, he has recorded a pair of goals and 11 assists.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 17 shots to earn his sixth win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON4 (4)10 (9)5 (5)1 (0)20 (18)
TORONTO10 (10)10 (4)10 (9)1 (0)31 (23)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON10 (10)15 (14)11 (11)1 (0)37 (35)
TORONTO17 (17)17 (10)23 (19)2 (0)59 (46)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home12-6-1 (19 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  58-44-8-2 (112 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton at Home31-19-2-0 (52 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Tavares – 8 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Four players tied)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Marner, Muzzin)
Takeaways(Seven players tied)
TOI26:10 (Marner)
Power Play TOI3:05 (Thornton)
Shorthanded TOI1:54 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts26 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage80.0% (Dermott – 8 for, 2 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first15-3-1
Tied after 17-4-0
Trail after 22-7-0
Do not score a power play goal8-8-0
Do not allow a power play goal15-2-1
Outshooting opponent11-7-1
Overtime5-2
Saturday6-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • At 4:14 of the second period, a video review was initiated to see if Maple Leafs forward Pierre Engvall directed a puck into the Edmonton net with this glove. Video review determined Pierre Engvall did not use his glove to direct the puck into the Edmonton net, therefore, the puck entered the net in a legal fashion. Original call is overturned – Goal Toronto.
  • Pierre Engvall and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 21 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60.0% (21 for, 14 against).
  • John Tavares was 3-for-3 (100%) in the faceoff circle against Edmonton centre Leon Draisaitl and 5-for-5 (100%) in the faceoff circle against Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. vs. Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Friday, April 2, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Sunday, April 4, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 5, 9:30 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)

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.

OILERS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

EDMONTON OILERS (21-13-0 – 42 Points)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (21-10-2 – 44 Points)

MARCH 27, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:57-44-8-2 (111 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
2020-21:5-1-1
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (71), TJ Brodie (46), Jake Muzzin (38)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (60), Jason Spezza (22), TJ Brodie (21)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (72), Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (26)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (33), Joe Thornton (28), Jake Muzzin (24), Wayne Simmonds (24)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):110 (6th)116 (2nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       85 (11th)97 (17th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/97 [26.8%] (6th)30/111 [27.0%] (5th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):73/95 [76.8%] (19th)76/100 [76.0%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (8th)31.3 (7th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (t-7th)31.0 (20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1422 (12th)1498 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.4% (12th)49.7% (15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.3% (t-9th)51.3% (t-9th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:57-44-8-2 (111 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-25-6-2 (60 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Jan. 22, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS29 (Marner)
POINTS41 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS121 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.0% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS51 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS30 (Matthews)
HITS53 (Holl, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:01 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:23 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:49 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:08 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.7%) at even strength among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in multiple games.- Has five assists in seven games against Edmonton this season.
Jack Campbell– Is 5-0-0 with a 1.18 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage this season.- Has appeared in two career games against Edmonton and is 1-0-0 with a 1.80 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Tied for 12th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:24) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.2% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 35th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:49).- Scored his first career overtime winner on March 25 at Ottawa.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .922 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average through six starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:05).- Has the third highest on-ice goals for percentage (64.1%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (11).
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks second among Maple Leafs in on-ice goals for percentage (65.3%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.8).- Has the fourth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.99) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has recorded nine (3-6-9) of his 15 points on home ice this season.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (29).- Fourth among NHLers in points (12-29-41).- Tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (12).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:47).- Tied for 10th among NHLers in takeaways (27).- Tied for the third highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Tied for the NHL lead in goals (21).- Tied for the NHL lead in game-winning goals (7).- Tied for eighth among NHLers in points (21-16-37).- Averaging 22:08 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.9%).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (121).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:43).- Has an average of 16.9 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the fifth most among NHLers who have played at least 55 minutes of shorthanded ice time (56:50).  – Has started 36.0% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs who have appeared in multiple games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (9).- Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen and tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – One of 13 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (53) and 50 blocked shots (51).
William Nylander– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (12).- Tied for 32nd among NHLers in even-strength goals (9).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.5%, which is the fourth-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5, which is the sixth-highest mark among Toronto forwards.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 18th among NHLers in average time on ice (24:01).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (3-21-24).- Has a goal and three assists in seven games against the Oilers this season.- Tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.18) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.1% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 10th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 150 defensive zone draws (157).
John Tavares– Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (57.0%) among NHLers who have taken at least 475 faceoffs (495).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 60.0% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for third among Toronto forwards.- Averages 13.06 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 20 games.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games at 56.8%.- Averaging 1.83 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks sixth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaGoals (3) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points.
Alex KerfootThree games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
Mitch MarnerFive goals from 100 NHL goals.
William NylanderTwo goals from 100 NHL goals.
John TavaresFive points from 800 NHL points.
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists.
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Alex GalchenyukFirst game as a Maple Leaf (March 19 vs. Calgary)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (March 20 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 25 at Ottawa.
 Man Games Lost: 78
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

MAPLE LEAFS 6, OILERS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (18-4-2 – 38 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-11-0 – 28 Points)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jimmy Vesey put the Maple Leafs on the board with a goal at 9:03 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 2:57 of the second period. Tonight’s game is Vesey’s first multi-goal and multi-point game of the season. He has four goals and two assists this season.
  • John Tavares scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game on the power play at 4:44 of the second period and later registered the primary assist on William Nylander’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ sixth multi-point performance of the season. He has 12 points (2-10-12) in 11 games on the road this season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night at 7:02 of the second period. Mikheyev has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded five (2-3-5) of his seven points on the road this season. He has three points (1-2-3) in seven games against Edmonton this season.
  • William Nylander scored the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the game at 18:22 of the second period. Nylander has goals (5) and points (5-1-6) in four consecutive games. He has nine points (5-4-9) in seven games against the Oilers this season.
  • Zach Hyman recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal and later scored the sixth Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 10:33 of the third period. Hyman has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his third multi-point game of the season. He has scored six of his seven goals on the road this season. In seven games against Edmonton, Hyman has registered six points (4-2-6).
  • Travis Boyd registered the primary assist on Vesey’s first period goal and later added the secondary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Boyd’s second multi-assist and second multi-point game of the season. His two assists tie his single-game career-high for assists (4x) and points (5x).
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Vesey’s first period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Vesey’s second period goal before adding the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Tonight’s game is Spezza’s first multi-assist and third multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (2-5-7) in seven games against the Oilers this season and eight points (2-6-8) in 10 road games in 2020-21.
  • Joe Thornton recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Thornton has six points (1-5-6) over his last five games played. He has five points (1-4-5) in six games on the road this season. In four games against Edmonton in 2020-21 he has recorded a pair of assists.
  • Mitch Marner picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Marner has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. He has registered eight points (2-6-8) in seven games against Edmonton this season. In 11 road games, Marner has recorded 16 points (4-12-16).
  • Pierre Engvall had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Engvall has registered a pair of assists over his last three games. All three of his assists this season have come on the road. He has a pair of assists in five games against the Oilers this season.
  • Morgan Rielly picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. Rielly has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has registered 11 points (1-10-11) in 11 games on the road this season.
  • TJ Brodie picked up the secondary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Brodie has a pair of assists over his last three games played. He has registered five of his seven assists against Edmonton in 2020-21.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 26 shots to earn his 12th win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO10 (10)11 (7)11 (3)32 (20)
EDMONTON9 (9)9 (8)9 (7)27 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO19 (19)19 (9)17 (7)60 (35)
EDMONTON15 (15)23 (22)22 (20)55 (57)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road9-1-1 (11 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  57-44-8-2 (111 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road27-25-6-2 (60 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts10 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Six players tied)
Blocked Shots(Holl)
Takeaways(Brodie)
TOI21:31 (Holl)
Power Play TOI3:24 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOIN/A
Shifts25 (Holl, Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage58.3% (Nylander – 7 for, 5 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first13-2-1
Lead after 110-1-1
Lead after 213-1-1
Score multiple power play goals6-1-0
Do not allow a power play goal11-1-1
Outshooting opponent7-2-1
Wednesday5-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs did not kill a penalty and were 2-for-5 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre EngvallZach Hyman and Ilya Mikheyev started 16.7% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Justin Holl and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 14 shot attempts for at 5-on-5.
  • Jason Spezza won 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs and 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • John Tavares was 5-for-7 (71%) on defensive zone faceoffs tonight and was 4-for-4 (100%) on offensive zone faceoffs. He won 80% (4 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs against Edmonton centre Connor McDavid.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, March 4, 10:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 11 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

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-OILERS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (17-4-2 – 36 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-10-0 – 28 Points)

MARCH 3, 2021 ▪ 8:00 PM EST

ROGERS PLACE (EDMONTON, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:56-44-8-2 (108 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-25-6-2 (57 Games)
2020-21:4-1-1
LAST FIVE:4-0-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (70), TJ Brodie (45), Jake Muzzin (37)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (59), Jason Spezza (19), TJ Brodie (18)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (70), Jason Spezza (30), John Tavares (24)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (33), Joe Thornton (28), Wayne Simmonds, (24)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):81 (1st)79 (2nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       55 (t-10th)72 (t-26th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):22/68 [31.9%] (2nd)22/81 [25.9%] (9th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):54/68 [80.6%] (11th)55/71 [77.3%] (19th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.6 (19th)30.8 (11th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.7 (6th)32.0 (t-27th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):922 (12th)1020 (4th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):48.9% (24th)48.5% (t-22nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.1% (10th)50.4% (13th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:56-44-8-2 (110 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-25-6-2 (59 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:March 1, 2021 (Toronto 3, Edmonton 0)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS23 (Marner)
POINTS33 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS11 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Bogosian, Simmonds)
SHOTS82 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.7% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS18 (Matthews)
TAKEAWAYS23 (Marner)
HITS33 (Marner)
TOI PER GAME11 (Marner)
PP TOI PER GAMEN/A
SH TOI PER GAME22 (Bogosian, Simmonds)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Second in the NHL in wins (11).- Tied for 12th among NHL goaltenders in saves made (411).- Has a 14-1-2 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 18 career games against Edmonton.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.22 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:47 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-6-6).
Jack Campbell– Is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.- Earned his first shutout of the season and the third of his career on February 27 at Edmonton.
Justin Holl– Ranks 19th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:11) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.6% when the score is within one goal.- Ranks 17th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:14).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .943 save percentage and a 1.77 goals-against average through four starts this season. – Earned his first shutout of the season and sixth of his career on March 1 at Edmonton.
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:15).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (70.3%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Has five goals and four assists in 13 career games against Edmonton.- Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (23)- Fourth among NHLers in points (10-23-33).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (10).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:35).- Has played 39.2% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (75.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (18).- Fifth among NHLers in points (18-13-31).- Averaging 21:54 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.7%).- Tied for third in the NHL in shots on goal (82).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:01).- Has an average of 16.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks third among NHLers who have played at least 45 minutes of shorthanded ice time (46:34).  – Has started 36.6% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 24th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:05).- Tied for 20th among NHL defencemen and ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in points (1-12-13). – Has started 46.8 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.80) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.7%, which is tied for the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 55.5% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.25 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Sixth among NHL defencemen in points (3-15-18).- Has a goal and nine assists in 10 games on the road this season.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.74) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 58.3% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the fifth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 100 defensive zone draws (103).
John Tavares– Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (58.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 325 faceoffs (322).- Has a goal and nine assists in 10 games on the road this season.- Has six points (1-5-6) in six games against Edmonton in 2020-21.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 56.2%.- Has three goals and seven assists in 11 games this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (4) and points (4-1-5) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
William NylanderFive goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonFour assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Travis Boyd100th NHL game (March 1 at EDM)
Jake Muzzin600th NHL game (March 1 at EDM)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on March 1 at EDM
Jack Campbell (Lower Body)Did not play on March 1 at EDM.
Auston Matthews (Hand)Did not play on March 1 at EDM.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 62
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 27Reassigned forward Kenny Agostino and defenceman Timothy Liljegren to the taxi squad.
Loaned forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenceman Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies.
  

LEAFS 3, OILERS 0 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (17-4-2 – 36 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-10-0 – 28 Points)

MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board at 7:19 of the first period. Hyman has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. He has scored five of his six goals on the road this season. In six games against Edmonton this season, Hyman has registered three goals and one assist.
  • William Nylander scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 10:20 of the first period and later had the secondary assist on Morgan Rielly’s first period goal. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s sixth multi-point game of the season. Nylander has goals (4) and points (4-1-5) in three consecutive games. In six games against the Oilers in 2020-21, Nylander has registered seven points (4-3-7). He has 15 points (6-9-15) in 14 career games against Edmonton.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night on the power play at 18:07 of the first period. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s sixth multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has 10 points (1-9-10) in 10 games on the road this season. He has 12 points (2-10-12) over his last 15 games played. 
  • Ilya Mikheyev picked up the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Mikheyev has two goals and four assists in 23 games this season. He has registered four (1-3-4) of his six points on the road this season.
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Rielly’s first period goal. Marner has points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has seven points (2-5-7) in six games against the Oilers this season. In 10 games on the road in 2020-21, he has recorded 15 points (4-11-15).
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 31 shots to earn his first shutout of the season and the sixth of his career. Tonight’s game marks the Maple Leafs’ first consecutive shutouts since January 31 and February 1, 2018 (Frederik Andersen and Curtis McElhinney) and first consecutive shutouts in road games since April 2 and 3, 2004 (Ed Belfour).

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO10 (8)5 (7)8 (7)23 (13)
EDMONTON9 (5)8 (1)14 (12)31 (27)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO20 (14)11 (2)10 (9)41 (25)
EDMONTON15 (14)19 (15)22 (19)56 (48)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road8-1-1 (10 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  56-44-8-2 (110 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road26-25-6-2 (59 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Mikheyev, Rielly)
Shot Attempts(Mikheyev)
Faceoff Wins(Spezza)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Holl, Rielly)
Blocked Shots(Four players tied)
Takeaways(Tavares)
TOI22:25 (Holl)
Power Play TOI3:38 (Marner)
Shorthanded TOI3:41 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Holl)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage62.5% (Nylander – 5 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first7-2-1
Lead after 17-1-1
Lead after 212-1-1
Score 1 power play goal8-0-2
Do not allow a power play goal10-1-1
Outshot by opponent10-2-1
Monday3-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • With tonight’s win, the Maple Leafs equal the franchise’s longest road point streak at nine games set in the 1947-48 season (Previously Nov. 30, 1947 to Jan. 11, 1948 (4W, 5T)).
  • Travis Boyd skated in his 100th NHL game.
  • Jake Muzzin and John Tavares were on the ice for a team-high 10 shot attempts for at 5-on-5.
  • Jake Muzzin skated in his 600th NHL game.
  • Jason Spezza won 63% (5 won, 3 lost) of his defensive zone.
  • John Tavares was 7-for-10 (70%) on defensive zone faceoffs tonight and won 60% (6 won, 4 lost) of his faceoffs against Edmonton centre Connor McDavid.
  • Jimmy Vesey started 20.0% of his 5-on-5 faceoffs in the defensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, March 3, 8:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, March 4, 10:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 11 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)

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 AT OILERS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (16-4-2 – 34 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-9-0 – 28 Points)

MARCH 1, 2021 ▪ 10:00 PM EST

ROGERS PLACE (EDMONTON, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:55-44-8-2 (108 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:25-25-6-2 (57 Games)
2020-21:3-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (69), TJ Brodie (44), Jake Muzzin (36)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (59), Jason Spezza (19), TJ Brodie (18)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (71), Jason Spezza (30), John Tavares (24)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (28), Wayne Simmonds, (24), Zach Bogosian (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):78 (2nd)79 (1st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       55 (t-13th)69 (26th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):22/68 [31.3%] (2nd)22/81 [27.2%] (7th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):54/68 [79.4%] (17th)55/71 [78.6%] (20th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.9 (t-17th)30.8 (12th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.6 (7th)32.3 (t-28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):897 (12th)972 (4th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):48.9% (21st)47.9% (t-25th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.5% (t-7th)50.1% (t-13th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:55-44-8-2 (109 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:25-25-6-2 (58 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Feb. 27, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 0)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS18 (Matthews)
ASSISTS22 (Marner)
POINTS32 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS10 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS82 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.6% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.7% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS38 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS22 (Marner)
HITS38 (Hyman)
TOI PER GAME23:53 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:38 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:13 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Second in the NHL in wins (11).- Tied for 11th among NHL goaltenders in saves made (411).- Has a 14-1-2 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 18 career games against Edmonton.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.39 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:50 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-6-6).
Jack Campbell– Is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.- Earned his first shutout of the season and the third of his career on February 27 at Edmonton.
Justin Holl– Ranks 22nd among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:11) with a shot attempt percentage of 53.3% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 18th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:13).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .929 save percentage at even-strength through two starts this season.
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:12).- Tied for the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (69.2%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Has five goals and four assists in 12 career games against Edmonton.- Tied for sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).- Had seven points (3-4-7) in 12 games during the month of February.
Mitch Marner– Third among NHLers in assists (22)- Fifth among NHLers in points (10-22-32).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (10).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:40).- Has played 39.1% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (75.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (18).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (18-13-31).- Averaging 21:54 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.7%).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (82).- Tied for the NHL lead in scoring during the month of February (12-9-21).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:02).- Has an average of 16.1 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fifth among NHLers who have played at least 40 minutes of shorthanded ice time (44:49).  – Has started 36.5% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 26th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:03).- Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen and ranks sixth among Maple Leafs in points (1-12-13). – Has started 46.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.65) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.5%, which is the third-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 52.9% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.17 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks third on the Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:53).- Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in points (2-14-16).- Has eight assists in nine games on the road this season.- Had nine points (1-8-9) in 12 games during the month of February.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.90) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 57.9% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the seventh highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 75 defensive zone draws (95).
John Tavares– Tied for 18th in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has the fourth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.6%) among NHLers who have taken at least 300 faceoffs (322).- Has a goal and nine assists in nine games on the road this season.- Has six points (1-5-6) in five games against Edmonton in 2020-21.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 57.7%.- Has three goals and seven assists in 10 games this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Travis BoydOne game from 100 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinOne game from 600 career NHL games
Joe ThorntonFour assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

None 
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on Feb. 27 at EDM
Auston Matthews (Hand)Did not play on Feb. 27 at EDM.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 58
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 27Reassigned forward Kenny Agostino and defenceman Timothy Liljegren to the taxi squad.
Loaned forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenceman Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies.
  

MAPLE LEAFS 4, OILERS 0

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (16-4-2 – 34 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (14-9-0 – 28 Points)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021

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TORONTO2114
EDMONTON0000

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 14:37 of the first period. Nylander has goals (3) in two consecutive games. He has five points (3-2-5) in five games against the Oilers this season. He has 13 points (5-8-13) in 13 career games against Edmonton. 
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 15:50 of the first period. Tonight’s game is Marner’s seventh multi-assist and 10th multi-point game of the season. He has 14 points (4-10-14) in nine games on the road this season. He has six points (2-4-6) in five games against Edmonton in 2020-21.
  • Jason Spezza scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 11:15 of the second period. Spezza has four points (2-2-4) in five games against the Oilers this season. He has seven points (4-3-7) in 12 games during the month of February.
  • Zach Hyman scored Toronto’s four goal of the game at 13:34 of the third period. Hyman has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has scored four of his five goals on the road this season. In 10 games during the month of February, Hyman has recorded eight points (3-5-8).
  • John Tavares picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Marner’s first period goal. Tonight’s game is his fourth multi-assist and fifth multi-point performance of the season. He has 10 points (1-9-10) in nine games on the road this season. In five games against the Oilers in 2020-21, Tavares has registered six points (1-5-6).
  • Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Marner’s second period goal. Thornton has 10 points (3-7-10) in 10 games played this season. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games on the road this season. He has 71 points (12-59-71) in 69 career games against the Oilers.
  • Jimmy Vesey registered the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. Vesey has two goals and two assists in 22 games this season. He has registered both of his assists on the road in 2020-21.
  • TJ Brodie picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. Brodie has six assists in 22 games this season. He has registered four of his six assists in five games against the Oilers in 2020-21.
  • Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Engvall has a goal and two assists in 13 games this season. Both of his assists have come on the road in six games played this season.
  • Jake Muzzin had the secondary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Muzzin has four assists over his last five games played. He has recorded nine assists in 10 games during the month of February. He has seven points (1-6-7) in nine road games in 2020-21.
  • Jack Campbell stopped all 30 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of 2020-21 and the third shutout of his career.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (8)13 (13)7 (7)29 (28)
EDMONTON10 (10)11 (11)9 (9)30 (30)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO14 (13)18 (18)7 (7)39 (38)
EDMONTON21 (21)21 (21)16 (16)58 (58)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road7-1-1 (9 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  55-44-8-2 (109 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road25-25-6-2 (58 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Tavares)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Thornton – 2 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin, Rielly)
Takeaways(Bogosian, Hyman, Marner)
TOI24:15 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI0:24 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOIN/A
Shifts25 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage60.0% (Dermott – 12 for, 8 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first6-2-1
Lead after 16-1-1
Lead after 211-1-1
Score 1 power play goal7-0-2
Do not allow a power play goal9-1-1
Outshot by opponent9-2-1
Saturday4-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went did not take a penalty tonight. Toronto was 1-for-1 on the power play.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 19 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 44.2% (19 for, 24 against).
  • Mitch Marner and John Tavares started 15.4% of their 5-on-5 faceoffs in the defensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • John Tavares was 7-for-10 (70%) on defensive zone faceoffs tonight and won 60% (6 won, 4 lost) of his faceoffs against Edmonton centre Connor McDavid.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, March 1, 10:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, March 3, 8:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, March 4, 10:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)

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.

Oilers 4, Leafs 3 (OT) quotes

SHELDON KEEFE

Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: Curious what went into the decision to have Jake and Zack wear the As tonight and who were the decision makers on that?

Sheldon Keefe: That’s been in place for quite some time. Before the training camp even began we had the discussion, myself, and Kyle and Shanny, but had the discussion with the players before camp began. My take on last season and getting to know the players and getting to know our leadership group, it’s very clear that Hyman and Muzz are both big parts of our core, big parts of our leadership group. I think our established captains recognize that as well. This just was an opportunity to recognize that. I just thought it makes sense with the additional jerseys that we wear. Just for myself, with all the teams, for the most part, that I’ve coached, I believe in trying to recognize the larger group than just what you’re allowed in a particular game be it a C, and two As. I think you need to recognize more people than that when you can so it was a chance to do that.

Q. James Mirtle, The Athletic: You’re 10 games into the season now, you’re 7-2-1. Who’s been the biggest pleasant surprise on the roster so far this year?

Sheldon Keefe: Well, I really wouldn’t say we’ve had any surprises. I think the guys that we expect to be good have been good. I think that we’ve gotten good performances from the players that have come in here that we’re just getting to know and are still getting comfortable with our system and with their surroundings, and their teammates, and all those kind of things. I wouldn’t say there’s been really any pleasant surprises. I think we’ve met expectations in a lot of ways and there still remains many areas for us to get better.

Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: You’ve said a few times getting the group to play its best hockey, knowing that without exhibition games that’s not going to happen right away. What does it say about the group that you have won seven of 10 to start? You want the second point tonight but you do get to one instead of none.

Sheldon Keefe: I thought our guys, first of all just on tonight, did a really good job. We haven’t played from behind really since the first game of the season. And then maybe the Ottawa game, I think that’s a little bit of a different type of game, but the games that we’ve been in here of late, we’ve had the lead, and then gave up the lead and then had to get it back again to get our wins.

Today is a little bit different. We had to push back and it was similar to what other teams have done to us on this trip. We’ve had leads, and they’ve come back, and we’ve had to find our way to get a win. I was happy that our guys didn’t get rattled. At the end of the trip that’s gone very well and when fatigue is definitely a factor here with the way it’s been a long road trip, it’s been a busy stretch to get to 10 games here.

The guys pushed back right away and squared the game away. I thought we were pretty good again in the third period, didn’t give up very much, obviously the exception of right at the buzzer, basically, with that point saving save by Fred. We were good there. Then the overtime is, I mean, overtime is what it is, right? We miss our breakaway and they come down and score on their 2-on-1. That’s sort of the way overtimes go.

In relation to the 10 games, we obviously feel really good about the results that we’ve gotten. As I said before, we still think we’ve got a lot of areas we can continue to get better in. That’s exciting for us as a team. We’ve got a chance here now to take a bit of a breath, four days off. What we’ll do is we’ll take tomorrow as a full day off and then our second day, Monday, we’ll have just some mandatory stuff for those who haven’t played as much, but optional for those that have played a lot.

There’s a number of guys I would like to just stay away for a second day as well. Then we get two really good practice days before it heats up again here for us. We have lots to continue to work at in my mind in a lot of ways. I think just the way this lines up here, we didn’t get a traditional exhibition season, obviously, but in my mind with the break here coming now, I think it’s sort of a turning of the page in some sense where we’ve got a pretty good sense of what we are as a group and where we need to go and grow and get better. We expect to bring it to another level when we come back to play after this break.

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: Mikko Lehtonen gets his first assist tonight, he’s playing a little bit more. Did you see anything more out of him tonight than you have earlier in the games he’s played?

Sheldon Keefe: Once again, he looked really comfortable on the power play, did a good job of delivering that puck to the net. It worked out well for us.  I think at 5-on-5, again, it’s tough to find him much rhythm here playing on the road. They’re doing their best to get favourable matchups and they’re looking for it and you’re trying to protect him and keep them away from two of the best players in the world. It makes it hard to find much rhythm there.

I think he still doesn’t look comfortable out there. We’ve put him in two of the last three games here and given him that opportunity. Now we have a break. And we’ll continue to work with him in some areas of development where we’d like to see him really get better now that we’ve got lots of examples and film of him playing in the NHL and where we think he can get better. We’re hoping and expecting for continued progress there.

I think it’s important to point out one thing, just in regards to Travis Dermott, though, I think that for me, he’s a guy that hasn’t deserved to sit out and have to come out of the lineup, but much like some of the rotations we’ve had in the fourth line here, the only way to get people in is to take people out. We’re actually very encouraged with Dermott’s game. He’s really done everything that we’ve asked of him, and lots of positive things about his game. We shouldn’t be reading anything into him coming out other than the fact that we’re just trying to create opportunity for Mikko to show what he can do.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Sheldon, what are the areas of growth and improvement you’ll be looking for from the team coming out of this break? 

Sheldon Keefe: I think one of the big things would be for us just to get really comfortable in playing with leads and having a good process in place that can allow us to take care of that lead, but push more on the offensive side of it. And, when I say that, that’s doing it responsibly. Spending more time in the offensive zone in general through games.

I think we need to find ways to control play a little bit better and generate more shots, more opportunities offensively. So that’s part of it. The whole situational awareness piece with playing with a lead and being responsible with the puck, those areas. Then it’s just details all over the ice, continuing to clean those types of things up. Having back-to-back practice days now for the first time since we’ve broke camp would be a good opportunity for us to do that.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: Just want your thoughts after 10 games. A four game road trip that was pretty successful overall and where you feel your game is as you go into a three, four day break here.

Frederik Andersen: I feel like it’s been good. I think I feel like I’m moving really efficiently. I think after the first few games I figured out how I’m supposed to play and how I play my best. I think I got back to that more in the last few games. Overall, I think pretty good. I think we’ve got to be pretty happy with where we are at in the standings and we know we can be a whole lot better, so that’s a positive. I think, to touch on this this road trip, was good. I think we’d have liked the last point, of course, but overall pretty successful.

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: I know you want to stop every puck, but are you going to look at the highlights and see what McDavid is able to do because there’s almost no stopping him sometimes.

Frederik Andersen: Of course I’ll break down the game and do my video and see what I could have done differently. I think we’ve shown a lot of positives shutting him down especially, and containing him as much as possible. Obviously, he’s a great player where if he does create that space and speed for himself I think obviously he showed just how good he is, but I think we’ve showed we can do better and do really well against him. There’s lots of positives.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Freddie, what did you see on the on the save on Archibald in the dying seconds of regulation?

Frederik Andersen: Just the 2-on-1 obviously, he passed it over trying to get over and main focus for me is obviously the shot and then try to slide over and take as much as possible of the net. Just happy to make that save and try to see if we can push it to overtime.

JUSTIN HOLL

Q: Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Happy Birthday. I’m guess you wanted the win tonight, but can you talk about the trip as a whole?

Justin Holl: The win was something we were definitely after. We knew we’d have a motivated group coming out tonight. I think that was obviously disappointing to not win, but in the grand scheme of things taking seven out of eight points on the road is never going to be a bad thing for our group. We’ll learn from it and move forward.

Q: Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: What did you think of the new sweaters?

Justin Holl: I like them. Honestly, I didn’t love them right away. I didn’t know where the grey came from but they’ve really grown on me. I thought we looked really sharp tonight.

ZACH HYMAN

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: I’m sure you wanted the win tonight to complete the trip but how did you feel about the goal and being part of Mikko Lehtonen’s first NHL point?

Zach Hyman: Yeah, obviously we wanted to win. That was a great road trip. Anytime you go 3-0-1 on the road, it’s a good trip. It sucks that we ended off on an OT loss, but still a great trip for us. And Mikko, he’s really good at walking the line and getting a shot through so we’ve kind of told him before if he has a shot, take it, and he found the lane and Johnny tipped it and then it kind of went to me. So it’s great for him to get his first point and I thought he played great.

Q. Marty Klinkenberg, Globe and Mail: I know that teams kind of usually in their normal season, look at, you know, break it down by 10 games, 20 games, whatever. If you look at the first 10 games, what do you think right now?

Zach Hyman: I think they were all hard fought games. I think that we played in a ton of one-goal games. Two of them were OT, I think. And at the end of the day, we came out with a 7-2-1 record. So pretty great start for us. We like where we’re at. We like our team. We like what we’re building and yet the season’s a condensed season. So 10 games goes by really quick. It was a pretty shortened schedule for us here. We have a little break, but I think we’re in a good spot.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: When you look at McDavid’s goal in the second, is there any way to defend that or do you just tip your hat to one of the greats?

Zach Hyman: No, I think that we could have defended it better. I think that I was the first guy up and I’ve got to take away speed a little bit and give Hollsy, Muzz and, I think, Mitch a little bit more time kind of wedge him out of the middle. But, you know, once he gets that time and space, he’s a special player, obviously. So he can make moves like that. I think we’ve played him four times now. He’s a great player, and we just got to be aware of him.

AUSTON MATTHEWS

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How do you sum up this road trip and the start to the season you guys have had?

Auston Matthews: I think it was a pretty positive road trip taking three out of four, playing some good teams. When you’re playing the same team back to back twice in a row, it’s hard to win twice and you see the two in Calgary were solid and it would have been nice to get this one. But I think overall there are some really positive things we’re doing that we can build off and just continue these next couple of games, get a couple of days off here and regroup. It’s kind of been a bit of a shotgun start to the season so it’ll be nice to reenergize, regroup as a team and get right back to it.

Q: Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How much fun was it playing Connor McDavid two games in a row?

Auston Matthews: I don’t know if I’d describe it as fun but it’s always a challenge. Obviously, himself, Draisaitl are two of the top players in the League so it’s always a challenge going up against that amount of talent and speed coming at you. We’ll take that extra point. It would have been nice getting the second one, but we’ll move on and learn and just continue to move forward 

Q: Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: 7-2-1 to start but you say in 10 games, you guys haven’t played your best hockey yet. Is it encouraging there’s still a lot of room to grow but while you’re growing you’re putting wins like tonight with one point?

Auston Matthews: That’s definitely pretty positive 10 games in. Like you said, there’s a lot of things that we can do better. I don’t think we’ve scratched the surface of the best hockey that we can play collectively as a team. I think that’s always encouraging moving forward as we go on to the season knowing that we can play a lot better but that we’re still getting points, we’re still winning. Freddie made some big saves for us tonight, that last one with not a lot of time left. Those little things that we have to continue to move forward and get better in little areas and continue to win games, of course.

Oilers 4, Maple Leafs 3 postgame notes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-2-1 – 15 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (4-6-0 – 8 Points)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021

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TORONTO12003
EDMONTON21014

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 17:46 of the first period. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (2-2-4) in four games against Edmonton this season and 12 points (4-8-12) in 12 career games against the Oilers. The Maple Leafs are 4-1-1 when Nylander records a point this season.
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 8:08 of the second period. Matthews has goals (4) and points (4-1-5) in four consecutive games. He has recorded at least one point in nine of the Maple Leafs’ 10 games this season. He has seven points (5-2-7) in six games on the road in 2020-21.
  • Zach Hyman scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the game at 9:16 of the second period. He has a goal and an assist in four games against the Oilers in 2020-21. His goal is his first power play goal of the season after he recorded three power play goals in 2019-20.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal before adding the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Tavares has assists (3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and third multi-point game of 2020-21. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games against Edmonton this season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev had the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Mikheyev has two assists through 10 games this season. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 39 games played in 2019-20 as an NHL rookie.
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (6) and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games against the Oilers this season. Marner is tied for second among NHLers in points with 14 (5-9-14).
  • Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Muzzin has three points (1-2-3) over his last four games. He is tied for third among Maple Leafs defencemen in points with four (1-3-4).
  • Mikko Lehtonen collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Lehtonen’s assist is his first career NHL point. He had 17 points (8-9-17) in 17 games with Jokerit (KHL) in 2020 before joining the Maple Leafs for the 2020-21 season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 27 of the 31 shots he faced tonight.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (9)10 (9)9 (6)1 (0)39 (24)
EDMONTON13 (13)11 (7)6 (6)1 (0)31 (26)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO14 (14)15 (13)16 (12)1 (0)46 (39)
EDMONTON21 (20)24 (18)14 (14)1 (0)60 (52)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road4-1-1 (6 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  54-44-8-2 (108 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road24-25-6-2 (57 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Hyman)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Seven players tied)
Blocked Shots(Five players tied)
Takeaways(Eight players tied)
TOI24:43 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:49 (Nylander, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI2:22 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts31 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage66.7% (Spezza – 8 for, 4 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first3-1-1
Trail after 11-1-1
Tied after 21-0-1
Scored 1 power play goal4-0-1
Allowed 1 power play goal2-2-1
Outshot by opponent4-1-1
Saturday1-0-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto has scored at least one power play goal in nine of the club’s 10 games this season.
  • Toronto’s line of Alex KerfootWayne Simmonds and Jimmy Vesey started 30% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 20 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 47.6% (20 for, 22 against).
  • Auston Matthews was 8-for-14 (57%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Edmonton centre Leon Draisaitl.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

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-Oilers pregame notes


Leafs PR@LeafsPR
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Friday’s @MapleLeafs practice lineup in Edmonton:

Hyman−Matthews−Marner

Nylander−Tavares−Mikheyev

Vesey−Kerfoot−Simmonds

Barabanov−Engvall−Spezza

Brooks−Boyd−Anderson

Rielly−Brodie

Muzzin−Holl

Lehtonen−Bogosian

Sandin−Dermott

Andersen Hutchinson

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-2-0 – 14 Points) vs.

EDMONTON OILERS (3-6-0 – 6 Points)

JANUARY 30, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

ROGERS PLACE (EDMONTON, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:54-44-8-1 (106 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:24-25-6-1 (55 Games)
2020-21:2-1-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:8-2-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (68), TJ Brodie (42), Jake Muzzin (34)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (10), Wayne Simmonds (9)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (58), Jason Spezza (19), TJ Brodie (17)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (70), Jason Spezza (28), John Tavares (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (28), Wayne Simmonds, (24), Zach Bogosian (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):30 (t-3rd)26 (8th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       25 (t-21st)33 (29th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):12/28 [42.9%] (2nd)7/35 [20.0%] (t-14th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):29/37 [78.4%] (15th)21/29 [72.4%] (23rd)
SHOTS (Rank):270 (4th)285 (2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):375 (3rd)367 (4th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.8% (13th)47.4% (24th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):54.8% (4th)49.5% (19th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:54-44-8-1 (107 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:30-19-2-0 (51 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:24-25-6-1 (56 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Jan. 28, 2021 (Toronto 4, Edmonton 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS5 (Marner, Matthews)
ASSISTS8 (Marner)
POINTS13 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs17 (Simmonds)
SHOTS35 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%65.2% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS15 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS8 (Muzzin)
HITS19 (Holl)
TOI PER GAME23:34 (Marner)
PP TOI PER GAME3:09 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME4:12 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for the NHL lead in wins (5).- Tied for fifth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (172).- Has an 14-1-1 record with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 17 career games against Edmonton.  – Earned his 139th win as a Maple Leaf on January 22 vs. Edmonton to move past Curtis Joseph for fourth on the Maple Leafs’ all-time goaltender win register.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:51 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto defencemen.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-4-4)- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (9).
Justin Holl– Ranks 13th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:53) with a shot attempt percentage of 56.0%.- Averaging 22:00 per game in ice time after averaging 18:31 per game in 2019-20.- Ranks third among right-handed NHL defencemen in shorthanded ice time per game (4:12).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (3:03).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (70.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.- One of six forwards in the NHL to start average over 12:00 minutes per game (14:07) of 5-on-5 ice time and start fewer than 35% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (32.8%), while having a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage above 50% (52.8%).
Alex Kerfoot– Averaging 1.85 penalties drawn per 60 minutes of ice time.- Has won 60.0% (9 won, 6 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
Mitch Marner– Tied for second among NHLers in points (5-8-13).- Tied for the NHL lead in even-strength goals (5).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:34).- Has played 42.7% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Averaging 22:12 in time on ice per game, which ranks sixth among NHL forwards.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.8%).- Tied for second in the NHL in shots on goal (35).- Has won the 12th-most faceoffs in the NHL (80).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:29).- Has an average of 18.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks third among NHLers who have played at least 20 minutes of shorthanded ice time.  
Jake Muzzin– Ranks eighth among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (4:03).- Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen who have appeared in five games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (13.45).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.2%.
William Nylander– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.05) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.9%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has recorded 11 points against the Oilers (three goals, eight assists) in 11 career games against Edmonton.
Morgan Rielly– Ranks second among Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:24).- Tied for third among NHL defencemen in assists (6).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points (1-3-4).- Had his eighth career game with three-plus assists on January 24 at Calgary. Per NHL PR, only two defensemen in history have recorded more with the franchise: Borje Salming (29) and Tomas Kaberle (12).
John Tavares– Tied for 24th in the NHL in points (4-4-8).- Tied for the NHL lead in power play goals (4).- Tied for 17th among NHLers in shots on goal (27).- Has the third-highest faceoff win percentage (61.2%) among NHLers who have taken at least 125 faceoffs (134).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Travis BoydPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (5) and Points (2-5-7) in four consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (3) and points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyAssists (6) in three consecutive games.
Wayne SimmondsGoals (3) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFour points from 200 NHL points
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Joey AndersonFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 26 at CGY)
Travis BoydFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 26 at CGY)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 26 at CGY)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 26 at CGY)
Mitch Marner300th NHL point (Jan. 24 at CGY)
Wayne SimmondsFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 24 at CGY)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 24 at CGY)
500th NHL point (Jan. 24 at CGY)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)Week-to-week.
Nick Robertson (Knee)On long term injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 13
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 24Added forward Travis Boyd to roster.
Jan. 23Placed forward Joe Thornton on long term injured reserve.