With Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving and Vancouver Canucks counterpart Jim Benning already scoping out U.S. spots for Phase 3 training camps next month, because players crossing the Canadian border would have to quarantine for two weeks, Oilers Ken Holland is following suit. Read MoreEdmonton Oilers contemplate holding U.S.-based training camp — Edmonton Sun
It’s been one day since news broke of Colby Cave’s brain bleed, and the Edmonton Oilers center is receiving lots of support from both current and former teammates. The Boston Bruins are among those sending their best wishes to Cave and his family. Several members of the Bruins have recorded messages for Cave, who remains…How Bruins Are Supporting Ex-Teammate Colby Cave During Brain Bleed — NESN.com
They basically traded places. Read MoreBrawls, goals & more as Flames lose Battle of Alberta thriller — Calgary Sun
EDMONTON OILERS (23-17-5 – 51 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-15-5 – 53 Points)
MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 2:24 of the second period. Spezza has two points (1-1-2) over his last three games played. He has eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 14 games against Western Conference opponents.
- Frederik Gauthier scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 16:22 of the second period. Gauthier has scored four of his five goals on home ice this season. He has two goals in two games against the Oilers in 2019-20.
- Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later had the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 19:13 of the second period. Engvall has goals (3) and points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) in six games against Pacific Division teams. Tonight’s game is his second career multi-point game (Previous: Dec. 14 at EDM).
- Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the night on the power play at 13:18 of the third period. Matthews has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (5-4-9) in five consecutive games. In 21 games on home ice this season, he has recorded 34 points (22 goals, 12 assists). He has 19 points (11-8-19) in 17 games against Western Conference opposition.
- Mason Marchment recorded the primary assist on Gauthier’s second period goal. Marchment’s assist is his first career NHL point. He had two goals and two assists in 11 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) prior to his recall on January 1.
- Adam Brooks had the secondary assist on Gauthier’s second period goal. Brooks has two assists over his last two games played. He has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 20 games with the Toronto Marlies this season.
- Justin Holl notched the primary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Holl has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded four of his 12 assists in nine games against Pacific Division teams.
- Kasperi Kapanen collected the secondary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later added the secondary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Kapanen has assists (4) and points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and sixth multi-point game of 2019-20. He has seven points (2-5-7) in six games since the Christmas break.
- Tyson Barrie registered the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Barrie has eight points (1-7-8) over his last seven games played. He has 11 points (1-10-11) in 15 games since December 1.
- Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Marner has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games. He has 23 points (7 goals, 16 assists) in 15 games since returning from injury on December 4 vs. Colorado.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced in 25:34 of action.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 13 of 16 shots in relief of Andersen.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|EDMONTON||17 (16)||9 (9)||9 (4)||–||35 (29)|
|TORONTO||11 (10)||18 (12)||7 (4)||–||36 (26)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|EDMONTON||33 (24)||13 (13)||19 (10)||–||65 (47)|
|TORONTO||15 (14)||30 (21)||13 (9)||–||58 (44)|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
|Record at Home||11-5-5 (21 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton||52-43-8-1 (104 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton at Home||29-18-2-0 (49 Games)|
|Record vs. Western Conference||11-6-0 (17 Games)|
|Record vs. Pacific Division||6-3-0 (9 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shots||5 (Barrie, Matthews)|
|Shot Attempts||7 (Barrie, Hyman, Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||13 (Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Kerfoot – 6 won, 0 lost;|
Engvall – 2 won, 0 lost)
|Blocked Shots||5 (Marincin)|
|TOI||24:08 (Barrie, Rielly)|
|Power Play TOI||3:24 (Five players tied)|
|Shorthanded TOI||5:55 (Ceci)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||77.8% (Gauthier – 7 for, 2 against)|
|Opponent scores first||8-10-4|
|Trail after 1||3-8-2|
|Trail after 2||2-9-2|
|Score one power play goal||9-4-3|
|Allow one power play goal||11-7-3|
|Outshot by opponent||11-5-2|
- The Maple Leafs went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
- Toronto forwards Pierre Engvall and Kasperi Kapanen started 14.3 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Maple Leafs.
- Tyson Barrie was on the ice for a team-high 26 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Barrie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.7 percent (26 for, 13 against).
- Martin Marincin tied his career-high for blocked shots (5).
- John Tavares won 78 percent (7 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone.
- Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Sunday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. at Florida Panthers (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
- Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. vs. New Jersey Devils (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
- Saturday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. vs. Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
EDMONTON OILERS (22-17-5 – 49 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-14-5 – 53 Points)
JANUARY 6, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST
SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||52-42-8-1 (103 Games)|
|ALL-TIME AT HOME:||29-17-2-0 (48 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON
|GAMES PLAYED:||Jake Muzzin (31), Jason Spezza (28), Tyson Barrie (21)|
|GOALS:||Tyson Barrie (8), Jason Spezza (8), John Tavares (6)|
|ASSISTS:||Jason Spezza (17), Tyson Barrie (12), John Tavares (12)|
|POINTS:||Jason Spezza (25), Tyson Barrie (20), John Tavares (18)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||Jake Muzzin (20), Jason Spezza (10), Morgan Rielly (8)|
MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||154 (2nd)||129 (t-16th)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||133 (t-16th)||137 (t-24th)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||28/116 [24.4%] (6th)||18/92 [29.6%] (1st)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||93/123 [75.6%] (26th)||104/125 [83.2%] (4th)|
|SHOTS (Rank):||1436 (4th)||1278 (24th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||2195 (3rd)||1826 (23rd)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||52.7% (5th)||47.4% (t-27th)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||52.5% (t-3rd)||48.4% (27th)|
MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES
|FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:||November 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||52-42-8-1 (103 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:||29-17-2-0 (48 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:||23-25-6-1 (55 Games)|
|LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME:||February 26, 2019 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 2)|
MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. OILERS
|Frederik Andersen||200th NHL win (December 14, 2019 at EDM)|
|Tyson Barrie||200th NHL assist (November 11, 2018 (COL) at EDM)|
|Martin Marincin||Selected by Edmonton in the second round (46th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.|
Skated in 85 games with the Oilers from 2013-15.
|Jake Muzzin||Recorded his 100th NHL point (January 30, 2014 (LAK) at EDM)|
|Jason Spezza||500th NHL game (February 12, 2011 (OTT) at EDM)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|POWER PLAY POINTS||15 (Matthews)|
|SHORTHANDED POINTS||2 (Engvall, Kapanen)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||58.0% (Gauthier)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||55.8% (Nylander)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||69 (Ceci, Muzzin)|
|TOI PER GAME||24:20 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:00 (Marner)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||2:58 (Ceci)|
MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES
|Frederik Andersen||– Is 9-4-4 at home this season with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.|
– Has made 13 career appearances against the Oilers and is 12-0-1 with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.- Leads the NHL in wins (21).- Second in the NHL in saves (961) and second in even-strength saves (810).- Fifth in the NHL in shootout saves (11).
|Tyson Barrie||– Has four multi-assist games, which is tied for 11th-most among NHL defencemen.- Is tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (7)|
– One of 17 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 100 shots on goal (112).- Has 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists) in 21 career games against the Oilers. Edmonton is one of three teams Barrie has recorded at least 20 points against in his career to-date.
|Cody Ceci||– 13th among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (127:29).- Has played 61.7 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the 15th-highest shorthanded time on ice percentage among NHLers who have appeared in at least 30 games.|
|Pierre Engvall||– Ranks second among NHL rookies who have appeared in at least 20 games in goals per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (1.10).- Averages 5.1 shots on goal per 60 minutes of ice time while shorthanded.|
|Justin Holl||– Has started 44.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen who have appeared in at least 20 games.- Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 53.7 percent at 5-on-5, which is the highest percentage among Toronto defencemen who have appeared in at least 20 games.- Has a 5-on-5 on-ice goals-for percentage of 57.8 percent, which is the highest percentage among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in at least 20 games.|
|Michael Hutchinson||– Earned his first shutout of 2019-20 on January 4 vs. New York.- Leads NHL goaltenders who have appeared in 10 or fewer games in saves (283).|
|Zach Hyman||– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.6 percent, which is eighth among Toronto skaters who have played 20 games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 56.7 percent at 5-on-5, which is sixth among Toronto skaters who have played 20 games.|
– Averaging 15:27 per game in 5-on-5 ice time, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs.
|Kasperi Kapanen||– Tied for fourth among Maple Leafs in points (2-3-5; 5 GP) since the Christmas break.- Has scored 10 goals this season, which is tied for ninth most among NHLers with no power play goals.- Tied for sixth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-11-19).|
|Alex Kerfoot||– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (6). – Ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (6-8-14).- Only Toronto forward to have recorded at least 25 hits (32) and 25 blocked shots (26) this season.|
|Mitch Marner||– Averaging 1.25 points per game, which is the 10th-highest average among NHLers who have played in at least 30 games.- Averaging 1.29 primary assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is eighth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 30 games.- Tied for 12th in the NHL in primary assists (18). His 18 primary assists are tied for the most among NHLers who have appeared in fewer than 40 games.- Second in the NHL in takeaways (48).- 11th among NHL forwards in shifts per game (25.1).|
|Auston Matthews||– Second among NHL skaters in goals (28).- First NHLer to score 20 even-strength goals this season. Currently leads the League with 21 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (19).- Leads the NHL in multi-goal games (7).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in even-strength points (21-15-36).- Seventh in the NHL with 156 shots on goal.|
|William Nylander||– Averages 1.25 goals per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks second among Toronto skaters and is tied for 18th among NHL skaters.- One of nine NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:32) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.2 (1.24).- Has recorded eight points (2-6-8) in seven career games against the Oilers.|
|Morgan Rielly||– Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in even-strength points|
(3-15-18).- Tied for fifth among NHL defencemen in assists recorded at 5-on-5 (14).- 13th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:20).- Tied for 10th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.4).- Averaging 13.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks ninth among NHL defencemen who have appeared in at least 30 games.
|Jason Spezza||– Has seven points (2-5-7) in 13 games against Western Conference opponents.- Averaging 2.26 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the fifth-highest average among Toronto skaters.- Averaging 1.44 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which ranks third among Maple Leafs.|
|John Tavares||– One of 25 NHLers to have appeared in at least 30 games (36) and average at least 1.00 point per game (1.00).- Tied for 16th among NHL skaters in multi-point games (12).- Tied for 21st among NHLers in even-strength goals (13). His 13 even-strength goals are tied for third among NHLers who have appeared in less than 40 games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.3 percent, which is tied for 11th among NHL centres who have appeared in 30 games.- Averaging 17.9 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is the third-highest average among NHL centres who have appeared in 30 games.- Averaging 9.2 shots on goal at 5-on-5 per 60 minutes of ice time, which is ninth among NHL centres who have appeared in 30 games.|
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Pierre Engvall||Has goals (2) in two consecutive games.|
|Kasperi Kapanen||Has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games.|
|Auston Matthews||Has assists (4) and points (4-4-8) in four consecutive games.|
|Alex Kerfoot||Five games from 200 NHL games|
|Jason Spezza||Four games from 1,100 NHL games|
|Adam Brooks||First NHL point (Assist) (January 2 at WPG)|
|Alex Kerfoot||100th NHL point (December 31 at MIN)|
|Mason Marchment||First NHL game (January 2 at WPG)|
|William Nylander||200th NHL point (Goal) (January 2 at WPG)|
|Adam Brooks (Flu)||Did not play on January 4 vs. New York.|
|Andreas Johnsson (Leg)||On injured reserve.|
|Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)||On injured reserve.|
|Trevor Moore (Concussion)||On injured reserve.|
|Jake Muzzin (Foot)||Is week-to-week with a broken foot sustained on December 27 at New Jersey.|
|Man Games Lost: 96|
|January 4||Loaned defenceman Teemu Kivihalme to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|January 1||Recalled forward Mason Marchment from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|December 30||Loaned defenceman Timothy Liljegren to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|December 30||Recalled defencemen Teemu Kivihalme and Timothy Liljegren from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
Monday’s game will mark the second of two meetings against Toronto this season (Dec. 14 L: 4-1, Jan. 6). The last time these teams met was on December 14th in Edmonton, where the Leafs topped the Oilers 4-1.
James Neal leads the Oilers in career points against Toronto (15) and Riley Sheahan leads the team in career games (24) against the Leafs.
HATS OFF – REAL DEAL NEAL James Neal posted a hat trick on Dec. 31 vs. New York Rangers, marking his second hat trick this season. The hat trick was the 9th of his career and Neal is the only active player in the NHL to record hat tricks with four different NHL franchises (PIT: 3, NSH: 2, DAL: 1, EDM: 2). Neal is the fifth player to record multiple hat trick’s in his first regular season with the Oilers (NHL debut or otherwise). Both of Neal’s hat trick’s this season have come against teams from the state of New York (NYI/NYR).
END OF A DECADE The Oilers closed out a decade in 2019 with a 7-5 win over the New York Rangers on Dec. 31. The win marked the Oilers first win in a New Year’s Eve game since 1985, when the Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3. An Oilers player has scored the final NHL goal in each of the past two decades. 2000’s – Shawn Horcoff 2010’s – Kailer Yamamoto
YAMAMOTO NAMED AHL ALL STAR Yamamoto was also named to the AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 3, which will take place on Jan. 26-27 in Ontario, California. He has posted 16 points (8G-8A) in 23 games with the Condors this season and leads the team with three game-winning goals and leads all AHL rookies in shooting percentage. Yamamoto was selected by Edmonton in the 1st round, 22nd overall in the 2017 NHL Draft.
NHL ALL-STAR GAME – MCDAVID & DRAISAITL NAMED TO PACIFIC DIVISION ROSTER Leon Draisaitl was named to the Pacific Division roster for the NHL All-Star game, along with teammate Connor McDavid who was named the Pacific Division captain.
2020 NHL ALL-STAR LAST MEN IN VOTE PRESENTED BY ADIDAS Edmonton Oilers: Media Notes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was added as the Edmonton Oilers representative for the ‘2020 Last Men In’ fan vote presented by adidas to decide the final player spot for the Pacific Division. Leon Draisaitl won the 2019 NHL Last Men In vote. Voting for the Last Men In opened Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 12 p.m. ET and closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Pacific Division (2020 Last Men In Vote) Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf (F) Arizona Coyotes: Clayton Keller (F) Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau (F) Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (F) Los Angeles Kings: Drew Doughty (D) San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl (F) Vancouver Canucks: Quinn Hughes (D) Vegas Golden Knights: Max Pacioretty (F)
ONE-TWO PUNCH Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl rank 1st and 2nd in NHL scoring with 65 points each. McDavid has points in eight of his last 12 games, posting 13 points (4G, 9A), including a goal on Jan. 4 at BOS. McDavid has points in 22 of his last 29 games, posting 42 points (17G, 25A) and has posted 34 points (12G, 22A) in his last 24 games. He also has points in four of his last five games (2G, 2A). Draisaitl registered two points (1G, 1A) on Jan. 4 at BOS, giving him points in 13 of his last 16 games (8G, 9A, 17PTS) and points in four of his last five games (2G, 3A). Draisaitl has now recorded points in 28 of his last 33 games, posting 49 points (18G, 31A), registering five two-goal games and 18 multi-point games on the season. Draisaitl is just one of four NHL players to post a point streak of at least 13 games this season (Marchand, MacKinnon, Pastrnak). Draisaitl ranks 4th with 38 even strength points, while McDavid ranks 9th with 36. McDavid ranks 1st in the league with 29 power play points and Draisaitl 2nd with 27 power play points.
PUTTING IN THE TIME Defenceman Oscar Klefbom ranks 2nd in the NHL in total ice time (1130:12), averaging 25:41 per game which ranks 3rd . On Nov. 19 at San Jose, Klefbom posted a career high 31:38 of ice time, Klefbom’s ice time was the most by an Oiler in a regulation 60 minute game in nearly 14 years, dating back to Chris Pronger’s 31:51 on Jan. 16, 2006 against Buffalo. Leon Draisaitl in and Connor McDavid rank first and second in both total and average ice-time among all NHL forwards. Draisaitl has 990:38 in total ice-time, averaging 22:31 per game, while McDavid is at 974:29 in total ice-time, averaging 22:09 per game.
REAL TIME STATS – OILERS TOP 10 PERFORMERS Blocked Shots Oscar Klefbom – 1st – NHL (138) Kris Russell – 8th – NHL (88) Takeaways Connor McDavid – 9th – NHL (40) REAL TIME STATS – TEAM RANKINGS Blocked Shots – 671 (2nd) Hits – (949) 10th Takeaways – 360 (6th) INJURY REPORT 2019-20 Man games lost: 140
PLAYER INJURY DATE GAMES F ***Kyle Brodziak (Back) Oct. 2 – Present 44 D *Matt Benning (Concussion) Dec. 1 – Present 15 F Joakim Nygard (Foot) Dec. 14 1 NOTE – The Oilers had 200 man games lost in 2018-19. *on IR (Injured Reserve) **on INR (Injured – Non-Roster) ***on LTIR (Long Term Injured Reserve)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS Dec. 8 F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was activated off injured reserve; F Colby Cave was assigned to Bakersfield (AHL) Dec. 9 D Caleb Jones was recalled from Bakersfield (AHL); D Joel Persson was assigned to Bakersfield (AHL) Dec. 28 F Markus Granlund and D Brandon Manning were placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Bakersfield (AHL) Dec. 29 F Kailer Yamamoto and D William Lagesson were recalled from Bakersfield (AHL); F Markus Granlund and D Brandon Manning were assigned to Bakersfield.
TORONTO — The Edmonton Oilers have two players who are tied for the lead in the Art Ross Trophy race. But if you want to know whether things have changed in Edmonton this season, it’s best to ignore the offensive exploits of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and instead focus on who the team’s next-highest scorer…TRAIKOS: Oilers’ McDavid, Draisaitl are doing the job of five players — Toronto Sun
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (16-14-4 – 36 Points) vs.
EDMONTON OILERS (18-13-4 – 40 Points)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Alex Kerfoot opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:38 of the first period and later registered the primary assist on Ilya Mikheyev’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Kerfoot’s third multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in six career games against the Oilers.
- Ilya Mikheyev scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 5:27 of the second period. Mikheyev has registered 12 (3-9-12) of his 18 points on the road this season. He has six points (2-4-6) in eight games against Pacific Division opponents.
- Frederik Gauthier scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the night at 13:49 of the third period. Gauthier has three goals and three assists in 30 games played this season.
- Mitch Marner scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the game on the power play into an empty net 18:39 of the third period. Marner has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-5-7) in four consecutive games. He has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in six games against Pacific Division teams this season.
- Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Engvall’s first career multi-assist and multi-point night. He has three assists over his last four games.
- Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal. Rielly has 11 assists in 19 road games this season. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 14 games against Western Conference teams this season.
- Dmytro Timashov had the lone assist on Gauthier’s third period goal. Timashov has two goals and five assists in 22 games played this season. He has registered three points (1-2-3) in his last six games played.
- Zach Hyman recorded the lone assist on Marner’s empty net goal. Hyman has five points (4-1-5) over his last five games. He has seven points (6-1-7) in eight games against Western Conference opponents in 2019-20.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots to earn his 16th win of the season. Tonight’s victory is Andersen’s 200th career NHL win.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||13 (13)||9 (9)||10 (10)||–||32 (32)|
|EDMONTON||12 (12)||11 (10)||14 (12)||–||37 (34)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||22 (22)||19 (19)||13 (13)||–||54 (54)|
|EDMONTON||20 (20)||18 (16)||24 (21)||–||62 (57)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||9-10-0 (19 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton||52-42-8-1 (103 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road:||23-25-6-1 (55 Games)|
|Record vs. Western Conference||9-5-0 (14 Games)|
|Record vs. Pacific Division||6-2-0 (8 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shots||5 (Matthews, Tavares)|
|Shot Attempts||8 (Hyman)|
|Faceoff Wins||14 (Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Gauthier, Mikheyev – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Muzzin)|
|Power Play TOI||1:00 (Five players tied)|
|Shorthanded TOI||1:22 (Hyman, Marner)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||64.1% (Tavares – 25 for, 14 against)|
|Lead after 1||7-2-1|
|Lead after 2||12-1-2|
|Score one power play goal||6-3-2|
|Allow one power play goal||5-6-3|
|Outshot by opponent||8-9-3|
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and went 1-for-1 on the power play tonight.
- At 12:53 of the second period in tonight’s game, a video review was initiated to determine how the puck entered the Edmonton net. Video review confirmed the puck went under the Edmonton net, therefore, did not enter in a legal fashion. The original call was upheld – No goal Toronto
- Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev started 16.7 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 28 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Muzzin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent (28 for, 23 against).
- John Tavares was 6-for-10 (60%) in the faceoff circle when taking defensive zone draws.
- Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. vs. Buffalo Sabres (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Friday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
- Saturday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. vs. Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Monday, December 23, 2:00 p.m. vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
- Friday, December 27, 7:00 p.m. at New Jersey Devils (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
EDMONTON — Hundreds of teen talents come out of the stands at each NHL draft, but for four players in Saturday’s game between the Oilers and Maple Leafs, there was no waiting. Read MoreFirst-overall picks set to clash in Maple Leafs-Oilers tilt — Toronto Sun
Toronto centre John Tavares will likely be seeing lots of Connor McDavid Saturday, not in a true shutdown role but because he’s such a solid two-way player who’s a threat to score himself. Read MoreTavares and McDavid are part of mutual admiration society — Edmonton Sun