MAPLE LEAFS 2, CANADIENS 1 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-0-0) vs.
MONTRÉAL CANADIENS (0-1-0)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 0 1 2
MONTRÉAL 1 0 0 1
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACEOFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pierre Engvall scored on the power play for Toronto at 10:12 of the first period. The tally marked
    Engvall’s first power play goal of his NHL career.
  • Michael Bunting recorded the primary assist on Engvall’s goal, notching his first point as a
    Maple Leaf. Bunting’s assist marked the first of his NHL recorded career against the Canadiens.
  • Rasmus Sandin collected the secondary assist on Engvall’s tally. Sandin has posted an assist
    during his first game of the season through three-consecutive campaigns, also including Oct. 2/19
    vs. OTT (1A) and Feb. 8/21 vs. VAN (1A).
  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 1:06 of the third period. The goal marked
    Nylander’s 11th career NHL goal against the Canadiens.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Rielly has recorded 247 career NHL
    assists.
  • Mitch Marner collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s tally. Marner has marked 20 assists
    against the Canadiens through his NHL career, which currently ranks third among active Maple
    Leafs skaters.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 31-of-32 shots in tonight’s win. Campbell earned his sixth career victory
    against the Canadiens.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 9 (5) 14 (14) 7 (5) 30 (24)
    MONTRÉAL 9 (9) 11 (10) 12 (6) 32 (25)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 25 (18) 23 (23) 14 (11) 62 (52)
    MONTRÉAL 16 (16) 18 (17) 23 (11) 57 (44)
    Home Sweet Home
    Home Record 1-0-0 (1 Game)
    All-Time Record vs. Montreal 308-344-88-18 (758 Games)
    All-Time Record vs. Montreal at Home 195-129-45-10 (379 Games)
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Ondřej Kaše)
    Shot Attempts 6 (Nick Ritchie)
    Faceoff Wins 16 (John Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Pierre Engvall, 1-for-1)
    Hits 2 (Jason Spezza, Nick Ritchie, Michael Bunting,
    Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie)
    Blocked Shots 4 (Justin Holl)
    Takeaways 4 (William Nylander)
    TOI 22:40 (Morgan Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 3:27 (Mitch Marner, William Nylander, John
    Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:51 (David Kämpf)
    Shifts 31 (Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie)
    2020-21 RECORD WHEN…
    Opponent scored first 10-8-4
    Tied after 1 11-4-1
    Tied after 2 9-3-1
    Outshot by opponent 15-3-2
    OF NOTE…
  • Ondřej Kaše led the Maple Leafs with six shots during the game. Kaše tied his second best singlegame career high in shots (6) which he has marked on 10 other occasions.
  • David Kämpf went 13-for-24 in the face-off dot. His 13 face-off wins tied his single-game career high
    which he has marked on four other occasions.
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Oct. 14 – Leafs at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 7:00 pm
    Oct. 16 – Leafs vs. Ottawa Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm
    Oct. 18 – Leafs vs. N.Y. Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm
    Oct. 22 – Leafs vs. San Jose Scotiabank Arena 6:00 pm
    Oct. 23 – Leafs at Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 7:00 pm
    Oct. 25 – Leafs at Carolina PNC Arena 7:00 pm

LEAFS 2, HABS 1: What they said.

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
Q. Kristen Shilton: Sheldon what did you think of the team’s overall effort tonight?
Sheldon Keefe: I thought obviously the first 10 minutes we were not good; it took us a while to get
comfortable in the game but from then on I thought the effort was really strong. Guys worked and
competed; it was a tight game right till the end. Happy that we found our way to be on the right side of
it of course.
Joshua Clipperton: What was it like having a full building here tonight?
Sheldon Keefe: Outstanding. Right from the time that I walked out onto the bench for the introductions
it was different. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the place full like that. I thought the crowd was
engaged right from the start. We needed Soupy to hold us in early and they were engaged all the way
through. That five-on-three penalty kill they were outstanding. I thought they were a real factor in the
game today and you could feel it on the bench, the energy was there in game like this where it’s so close
it was really great to see all our fans back.
Q. Chris Johnston, Toronto Star: How important is it for you to have a skill set like Kampfs when you
face that long three-on-five?
Sheldon Keefe: It’s a great tool for us, that’s why we were really happy to be able to add him. He’s a
unique player for us. He’s got a different skill set than a lot of our guys, he’s really strong in faceoffs,
especially on his left side and his penalty killing is really good but his line five-on-five was really good as
well, they got chances and spent a lot of time in the offensive zone. I thought Kampf was really good and
so were Kase and Engvall.
JUSTIN HOLL (4 BLOCKED SHOTS)
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: How big was the five-on-three? Yours and David Kampf’ s shot block
and all those little things?
Justin Holl: For sure I think the penalty kill was a huge factor tonight and anytime you can win or tie a
special teams battle we’re pretty confident in our ability at five-on-five. The block I think I should have
had that seam in the first place so its probability shouldn’t have happened in the first place but always
feels good to make a big play for the team.
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: What did you think of the atmosphere here tonight?
Justin Holl: It was awesome. You really take for granted playing in front of fans when you have a year
like last year where weren’t able to, so it was really terrific and it powered us no question about it.
PIERRE ENGVALL (1 GOAL)
Q. Mark Masters: How did you feel about your game tonight?
Pierre Engvall: Felt pretty good, I got to play with Kampf and Kase and I felt like we had chemistry right
away. We let in one goal there in the first period but otherwise I think we played hard and got a lot of ozone shifts and I’m happy with the game.
Q. Chris Johnston, Toronto Star: When you play with those two guys, what is the focus of the line?
What are your trying to do?
Pierre Engvall: I think we’re starting in the d-zone and trying to play them tough there and not give
them much and then use our skill and speed to create offense and I think we showed that today. We
played hard down there but always got a lot of offensive shifts.
JACK CAMPBELL (31 SAVES)
Q. Marty Klinkenberg, Globe and Mail: What was that first 5 to 10 minutes like for you?
Jack Campbell: It was fun, I mean to have everyone back in the building it was electric. I thought the
boys did a great job of responding after they scored, and we really executed the game plan and I think
the crowd gave us the advantage tonight to give us the advantage and a huge two points.
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto: The electricity really came into play during the third period five-on-three, it
got really loud and you were getting support with some shot blocks.
Jack Campbell: It was amazing, Justin Holl single handedly had the game saver there. Everybody was
blocking shots the whole night on the PK. They were moving it around pretty good but anytime they got
a look we were blocking it, so the boys played amazing in front of me tonight.
WILLIAM NYLANDER (1 GOAL)
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: On your goal, why did you delay it the way you did?
William Nylander: I don’t know, it just happened. It’s just what happened out there. I didn’t really plan
on doing anything It’s just the way it unfolded.
Q. Joshua Clipperton, Canadian Press: What does it say about Jacks play, especially early where
Montreal didn’t give up much?

Leafs open preseason schedule against Habs

MAPLE LEAFS ANNOUNCE 2021 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club’s 2021 NHL Preseason schedule. The club will play six preseason games in total with three games at home and three games on the road. This year’s preseason schedule includes three preseason games against the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens, respectively.

Further information regarding ticketing will be released at a later date when attendance protocols are confirmed by the hockey club in collaboration with local public health authorities.

The Maple Leafs’ 2021 Preseason schedule is available below.

DATE                                      OPPONENT    VENUE

Saturday, September 25        vs. Montreal    Scotiabank Arena

Monday, September 27          at Montreal      Bell Centre

Wednesday, September 29    at Ottawa         Canadian Tire Centre

Monday, October 4                 at Ottawa         Canadian Tire Centre

Tuesday, October 5                vs. Montreal    Scotiabank Arena

Saturday, October 9               vs. Ottawa       Scotiabank Arena

Further details, including broadcast information, and the team’s training camp schedule will be released at a future date.

Golden Knights try to save season in Game 6 against Canadiens — Las Vegas Review-Journal

It’s up to the Golden Knights to extend the series and avoid falling short of expectations for the second consecutive postseason when they play in Montreal on Thursday.

Golden Knights try to save season in Game 6 against Canadiens — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights fans could be difference in Montreal series — Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Golden Knights enjoyed a full building during their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Montreal Canadiens just started allowing a limited crowd.

Golden Knights fans could be difference in Montreal series — Las Vegas Review-Journal

GAME 7: HABS 3, LEAFS 1

MONTREAL CANADIENS (4-3) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-4)

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021

 123OTFINAL
MONTREAL0213
TORONTO0011

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


POSTGAME QUOTES:

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 18:24 of the third period. Nylander’s goal was his fifth of the series, which led Toronto. He led all Maple Leafs in points with eight (5-3-8) in seven games. He has 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 32 career playoff games.
  • Auston Matthews recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Matthews registered five points (1-4-5) in seven games this series. In 32 career playoff games, he has recorded 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists).
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Spezza had points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He recorded five points (3-2-5) in seven games during the series. In 92 career postseason games, he has registered 75 points (28 goals, 46 assists). 
  • Jack Campbell stopped 20 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
MONTREAL12 (12)6 (5)5 (4)23 (21)
TORONTO8 (8)6 (6)16 (9)30 (23)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
MONTREAL20 (20)13 (11)9 (7)42 (38)
TORONTO17 (17)14 (14)21 (11)52 (42)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Zach Bogosian started 25 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Auston Matthews won 71 percent (10 won, 4 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs. He was 8-for-12 (67%) in the faceoff circle against Montreal centre Phillip Danault.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 24 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.5 percent (24 for, 15 against).

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Hyman)
Shot Attempts(Hyman)
Faceoff Wins15 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Simmonds – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Galchenyuk, Holl, Mikheyev)
Blocked Shots(Matthews)
Takeaways(Brodie, Holl)
TOI26:00 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:50 (Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI0:41 (Four players tied)
Shifts29 (Marner, Matthews)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage68.8% (Thornton – 11 for, 5 against)
  

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.

GAME 7: CANADIENS AT MAPLE LEAFS

MONTREAL CANADIENS (3-3) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-3)

MAY 31, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL


ALL-TIME RECORD
: 307-344-88-18
ALL-TIME at HOME: 194-129-45-10

ALL-TIME on the ROAD: 113-215-43-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 7-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 32-45
2020-21: 7-2-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME SIX – MAY 29, 2021: Montreal 3 vs. Toronto 2 OT

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Spezza, Brodie

Montreal Goals: Perry, Toffoli, Kotkaniemi

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 2/4

Shots: 43-31 Toronto; Hits: 44-27 Montreal; Faceoff %: 52% Toronto

GAME FIVE – MAY 27, 2021: Montreal 4 vs. Toronto 3 OT

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Hyman, Muzzin (2)

Montreal Goals: Armia (2), Kotkaniemi, Suzuki

TOR PP: 0/1; MTL PP: 0/1

Shots: 35-30 Toronto; Hits: 44-38 Montreal; Faceoff %: 52% Montreal

GAME FOUR – MAY 25, 2021: Toronto 4 vs. Montreal 0

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Spezza, Thornton, Galchenyuk

Montreal Goals: N/A

TOR PP: 1/2; MTL PP: 0/4

Shots: 32-28 Montreal; Hits: 40-16 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

GAME THREE – MAY 24, 2021: Toronto 2 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Rielly

Montreal Goals: Suzuki

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/3

Shots: 29-29 Tied; Hits: 37-28 Montreal; Faceoff %: 50% Tied

GAME TWO – MAY 22, 2021: Toronto 5 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Spezza, Matthews, Sandin,Nylander, Kerfoot

Montreal Goals: Kotkaniemi

TOR PP: 2/6; MTL PP: 0/1

Shots: 34-23 Toronto; Hits: 44-36 Montreal; Faceoff %: 66% Toronto

GAME ONE – MAY 20, 2021: Montreal 2 vs. Toronto 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander

Montreal Goals: Anderson, Byron

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/5

Shots: 36-30 Toronto; Hits: 55-27 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

MAPLE LEAFS SERIES LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADERCATEGORYLEADER
GOALS4 (Nylander)BLOCKED SHOTS13 (Rielly)
ASSISTS5 (Kerfoot)TAKEAWAYS13 (Matthews)
POINTS7 (Nylander)HITS22 (Matthews)
SHOTS32 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME25:44 (Rielly)
FACEOFF WIN%68.8% (Foligno)PP TOI PER GAME4:45 (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Engvall)SH TOI PER GAME2:58 (Muzzin)

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES: Jason Spezza (76), Joe Thornton (62), Nick Foligno (47)

POINTS: Jason Spezza (75), Joe Thornton (47), John Tavares (40)

GOALS: Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (19), John Tavares (17)

ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (43), Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (23)

PENALTY MINUTES: Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (58), Wayne Simmonds (54)

CANADIENS CAREER LEADERS versus TORONTO

GAMES: Eric Staal (55), Brendan Gallagher (35), Jeff Petry (34), Tomas Tatar (34)

POINTS: Eric Staal (52), Jeff Petry (21), Brendan Gallagher (19), Corey Perry (19)

GOALS: Eric Staal (24), Tomas Tatar (10), Brendan Gallagher (10)

ASSISTS: Eric Staal (28), Jeff Petry (16), Shea Weber (14)

PENALTY MINUTES: Eric Staal (37), Corey Perry (26), Shea Weber (20)

MAPLE LEAFS ACTIVE PLAYOFF LEADERS

GAMES: Joe Thornton (184), Jason Spezza (90), Jake Muzzin (64)

POINTS: Joe Thornton (134), Jason Spezza (73), John Tavares (30)

GOALS: Joe Thornton (32), Jason Spezza (27), John Tavares (15)

ASSISTS: Joe Thornton (102), Jason Spezza (47), Mitch Marner (20)
PENALTY MINUTES: Joe Thornton (134), Wayne Simmonds (108), Nick Foligno (45)

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Postseason Appearances– The 2021 postseason marks the Maple Leafs’ 70th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Series History– The Maple Leafs have played a total of 115 series in their previous 69 playoff appearances, winning 58 of them.
Playoff Record– Toronto has a record of 261-287-4 in 552 franchise playoff games.
Game Sevens– The Maple Leafs have an all-time record of 12-12 in game sevens.- Toronto is 7-1 on home ice when playing in a game seven.
Toronto vs. Montreal– This is the 16th time the Maple Leafs and Canadiens have met in the postseason.- Toronto has only faced Boston (16) and Detroit (23) as many times or more than the Canadiens in a playoff series.- This series marks the first meeting between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 1979.
Up North– Toronto finished first in the North Division and tied for fifth in the NHL with a 35-14-7 record (77 points)- The Maple Leafs captured their first division title since 1999-00. 
Team Discipline– The Maple Leafs took were assessed 165 penalties this season, which was tied for the fifth-fewest penalties taken in the NHL. – Toronto averaged 4:21 per game in time on the penalty kill, which was the fourth lowest total in the League.
Faceoffs– The Maple Leafs finished 10th among NHL teams and second among North Division clubs in faceoff win percentage (51.1%).- Toronto won 53 percent of their offensive zone faceoffs, which was the ninth-highest percentage among NHL clubs.
Goals by Strength– The Maple Leafs were second in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (132), while allowing the eighth-fewest goals at 5-on-5 (96).
Starting Strong– Toronto scored 61 times in the first period, which was the highest mark in the NHL, while allowing 38 first period goals, the fifth-fewest in the League.
Power Play– The Maple Leafs allowed the fifth-fewest power play opportunities (155) among NHL teams that scored at least 30 power play goals (31).
Penalty Kill– Toronto was shorthanded 144 times this season, which was the tied for the fourth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
Scoring First– Toronto won 25 games after scoring the first goal of the game, which ranked third among NHL clubs. 
Team Goal-Games– The Maple Leafs were tied for the 11th highest win percentage in one-goal games (.560), tied for the sixth-highest win percentage in two-goal games (.615) and had the fourth-highest win percentage in three-goal games (.733).
Back in the Postseason– Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have reached the postseason in each of their first five NHL campaigns, a feat achieved by only four other Maple Leafs in the expansion era (since 1967-68): Tomas Kaberle (1998-99 to 2003-04), Dave Williams (1974-75 to 1978-79), Borje Salming (1973-74 to 1980-81) and Ian Turnbull (1973-74 to 1980-81).

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

Frederik Andersen– Since joining the Maple Leafs in 2016-17, Andersen is 10-14 in 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Only seven goaltenders have recorded more postseason wins in a Toronto uniform.- Had a 13-8-3 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 23 games played this season. 
Zach Bogosian– Averaging 2:12 per game in shorthanded ice time through six games this series.- Has recorded five assists in 26 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 20:23 in even-strength ice time per game through six games, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 29 at Montreal.- Recorded his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on May 24 at Montreal.- Has appeared in 35 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 16 points (4-12-16). 
Jack Campbell– Is 3-3 with a 1.77 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage in the postseason. – Had his first playoff shutout on May 25 at Montreal.- Earned his first career win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season. 
Pierre Engvall– Leads the Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (63.3%) through three appearances in the postseason.- Recorded his first postseason point with an assist on May 29 at Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in nine career Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs. 
Nick Foligno– Averaging 15:00 per game in ice time and 1:59 in shorthanded ice time through three appearances in the postseason.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 54 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Tied for third among Toronto skaters in points with four (1-3-4) in five games played.- Established a new postseason single-game career-high for points with a goal and two assists on May 25 at Montreal.- Has registered 17 points (5-12-17) in 37 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Justin Holl– Third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (10) through six games of the series.- Has started 48.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone through six games, the second lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in 11 career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Zach Hyman– Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (23:12) through six games of the series.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in hits (21) this postseason.- Has recorded 13 points (5-8-13) in 31 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Alex Kerfoot– Leads the Maple Leafs in assists (5) and is second among Maple Leafs in points (1-5-6) through six postseason games.- Averaging 2:10 per game in shorthanded ice time, which is second among Toronto forwards.- Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 14 points (3-11-14) in 29 career playoff games. 
Mitch Marner– Has four assists through six games of the series.- Leads Maple Leafs forwards in average time on ice (24:52) through six games in this series. – Fourth among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (17) this series.- Has recorded 25 points (5-20-25) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Auston Matthews– Leads Maple Leafs forwards in even-strength ice time per game (18:58) through six games.- Third among postseason skaters in shots per game (5.3).- Leads postseason skaters in takeaways (13).- Leads Toronto skaters in hits (22).- Has recorded 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 13:38 per game in ice time and 1:28 per game in shorthanded ice time through six games.- Has started 37.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the second lowest mark among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has skated in 11 career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Jake Muzzin– Leads the Maple Leafs in shorthanded time on ice per game through five games (2:58). – Had his first career postseason multi-goal game on May 27 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 25 points (9-16-25) in 65 career Stanley Cup playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2014 with the Kings. 
Riley Nash– Has started 11.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.- Averaging 2:39 per game in shorthanded ice time per game, the highest mark among Maple Leafs forwards. – Skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf in Game One of the series on May 20 vs. Montreal.- Has registered eight points (2-6-8) in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
William Nylander– Leads the Maple Leafs in goals (4) and points (4-3-7) through six games of the series.- Averaging 17:43 per game in ice time, including 3:27 per game in power play ice time.- Tied for second among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (19).- Has recorded 22 points (9-13-22) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Morgan Rielly– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in points (1-2-3) through six games of the postseason.- Leads Maple Leafs skaters in average time on ice (25:44) through six games.- Scored his first career game-winning goal in the postseason on May 24 at Montreal.- Has recorded 19 points (4-15-19) in 31 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Rasmus Sandin– Averaging 11:59 per game in ice time and 3:26 per game on the power play. – Scored his first career goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded a goal in four career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Wayne Simmonds– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.4 percent through six games of the series, which ranks third among Toronto skaters.  – Has nine shots through six games of the series.- Registered his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf on May 27 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 22 points (8-14-22) in 50 career playoff appearances. 
Jason Spezza– Second among Maple Leafs in goals (3) and tied for third among Maple Leafs in points (3-1-4).- Has won 58.3 percent of his offensive zone faceoffs through six games.- Has recorded 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists) in 91 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Joe Thornton– Became the oldest player in franchise history to record a goal and a point in the postseason with his goal on May 25 at Montreal.- Has recorded 134 points (32 goals, 102 assists) in 185 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
  

INJURY REPORT

Jake Muzzin (Lower Body)Left Toronto’s game on May 29 at Montreal and did not return.
John Tavares (Concussion)Out indefinitely.

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS FINAL 2020-21 TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):186 (6th)158 (17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):     148 (t-7th)165 (18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):31/155 [20.0%] (16th)29/151 [19.2%] (17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):113/144 [78.5%] (t-23rd)135/172 [78.5%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS (Rank):1751 (6th)1746 (7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2455 (8th)2704 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.0% (11th)54.5% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.1% (10th)48.4% (t-24th)

MAPLE LEAFS 2020-21 LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS41 (Matthews)
ASSISTS47 (Marner)
POINTS67 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS220 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.7% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS94 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS53 (Marner)
HITS100 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:38 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Muzzin)

GAME 6: HABS 3, LEAFS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-3) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (3-3)

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021

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TORONTO00202
MONTREAL00213

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 11:35 of the third period. Spezza has recorded four points (2-2-4) through six games of the series. He has registered three points (2-1-3) in three games at the Bell Centre. He has 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists) in 91 career playoff games.
  • TJ Brodie scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 16:49 of the third period. Brodie’s goal is his first postseason goal as a Maple Leaf. He has recorded a goal and an assist through six games against the Canadiens. In 36 career playoff games, he has registered 17 points (5-12-17). His lone goal of the regular season came on April 7 vs. Montreal.
  • Alex Kerfoot had the lone assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Kerfoot leads the Maple Leafs in assists this post season with five. He has recorded six points (1-5-6) in six games of the series. He has recorded all five of his assists in three games at Montreal. In 29 career postseason games, he has recorded 14 points (3-11-14).
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the lone assist on Brodie’s third period goal. Engvall’s assist is his first career postseason assist through nine appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He had 12 points (7-5-12) in 42 games this season. Engvall had two goals in seven games against the Canadiens during the regular season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 28 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (9)6 (6)15 (11)13 (13)43 (39)
MONTREAL15 (12)6 (6)8 (3)2 (2)31 (23)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO20 (15)10 (9)23 (19)23 (23)76 (66)
MONTREAL26 (23)19 (19)15 (10)7 (7)67 (59)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Nick Foligno was 4-for-6 (67%) when taking draws against Montreal centre Nick Suzuki.
  • Auston Matthews won 73 percent (8 won, 5 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and 75 percent (3 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Jake Muzzin (lower body) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 34 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.6 percent (34 for, 24 against).
  • Wayne Simmonds was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts15 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins14 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Marner, Nylander)
Hits(Galchenyuk)
Blocked Shots(Rielly)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI34:43 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI6:06 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI2:51 (Holl)
Shifts42 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage80.0% (Engvall – 16 for, 4 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, May 31, 7 p.m., Montreal at Toronto (Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN)

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.

GAME 6 NOTES: MAPLE LEAFS AT CANADIENS

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-2) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (2-3)

MAY 29, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: 680 NEWS/SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL


ALL-TIME RECORD
: 307-344-88-18
ALL-TIME at HOME: 194-129-45-10

ALL-TIME on the ROAD: 113-215-43-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 7-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 32-44
2020-21: 7-2-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME FIVE – MAY 25, 2021: Montreal 4 vs. Toronto 3 OT

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Hyman, Muzzin (2)

Montreal Goals: Armia (2), Kotkaniemi, Suzuki

TOR PP: 0/1; MTL PP: 0/1

Shots: 35-30 Toronto; Hits: 44-38 Montreal; Faceoff %: 52% Montreal

GAME FOUR – MAY 25, 2021: Toronto 4 vs. Montreal 0

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Spezza, Thornton, Galchenyuk

Montreal Goals: N/A

TOR PP: 1/2; MTL PP: 0/4

Shots: 32-28 Montreal; Hits: 40-16 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

GAME THREE – MAY 24, 2021: Toronto 2 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Rielly

Montreal Goals: Suzuki

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/3

Shots: 29-29 Tied; Hits: 37-28 Montreal; Faceoff %: 50% Tied

GAME TWO – MAY 22, 2021: Toronto 5 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Spezza, Matthews, Sandin,Nylander, Kerfoot

Montreal Goals: Kotkaniemi

TOR PP: 2/6; MTL PP: 0/1

Shots: 34-23 Toronto; Hits: 44-36 Montreal; Faceoff %: 66% Toronto

GAME ONE – MAY 20, 2021: Montreal 2 vs. Toronto 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander

Montreal Goals: Anderson, Byron

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/5

Shots: 36-30 Toronto; Hits: 55-27 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

MAPLE LEAFS SERIES LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADERCATEGORYLEADER
GOALS4 (Nylander)BLOCKED SHOTS(Holl, Muzzin)
ASSISTS4 (Kerfoot, Marner)TAKEAWAYS9 (Matthews)
POINTS7 (Nylander)HITS19 (Hyman, Matthews)
SHOTS25 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME23:56 (Rielly)
FACEOFF WIN%71.4% (Foligno)PP TOI PER GAME4:29 (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.8% (Engvall)SH TOI PER GAME3:22 (Muzzin)

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES: Jason Spezza (76), Joe Thornton (62), Nick Foligno (47)

POINTS: Jason Spezza (75), Joe Thornton (47), John Tavares (40)

GOALS: Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (19), John Tavares (17)

ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (43), Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (23)

PENALTY MINUTES: Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (58), Wayne Simmonds (54)

CANADIENS CAREER LEADERS versus TORONTO

GAMES: Eric Staal (55), Brendan Gallagher (35), Jeff Petry (34), Tomas Tatar (34)

POINTS: Eric Staal (52), Jeff Petry (21), Brendan Gallagher (19), Corey Perry (19)

GOALS: Eric Staal (24), Tomas Tatar (10), Brendan Gallagher (10)

ASSISTS: Eric Staal (28), Jeff Petry (16), Shea Weber (14)

PENALTY MINUTES: Eric Staal (37), Corey Perry (26), Shea Weber (20)

MAPLE LEAFS ACTIVE PLAYOFF LEADERS

GAMES: Joe Thornton (184), Jason Spezza (90), Jake Muzzin (64)

POINTS: Joe Thornton (134), Jason Spezza (73), John Tavares (30)

GOALS: Joe Thornton (32), Jason Spezza (27), John Tavares (15)

ASSISTS: Joe Thornton (102), Jason Spezza (47), Mitch Marner (20)
PENALTY MINUTES: Joe Thornton (134), Wayne Simmonds (108), Nick Foligno (45)

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Postseason Appearances– The 2021 postseason marks the Maple Leafs’ 70th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Series History– The Maple Leafs have played a total of 115 series in their previous 69 playoff appearances, winning 58 of them.
Playoff Record– Toronto has a record of 261-286-4 in 551 franchise playoff games.
Toronto vs. Montreal– This is the 16th time the Maple Leafs and Canadiens have met in the postseason.- Toronto has only faced Boston (16) and Detroit (23) as many times or more than the Canadiens in a playoff series.- This series marks the first meeting between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 1979.
Up North– Toronto finished first in the North Division and tied for fifth in the NHL with a 35-14-7 record (77 points)- The Maple Leafs captured their first division title since 1999-00. 
Team Discipline– The Maple Leafs took were assessed 165 penalties this season, which was tied for the fifth-fewest penalties taken in the NHL. – Toronto averaged 4:21 per game in time on the penalty kill, which was the fourth lowest total in the League.
Faceoffs– The Maple Leafs finished 10th among NHL teams and second among North Division clubs in faceoff win percentage (51.1%).- Toronto won 53 percent of their offensive zone faceoffs, which was the ninth-highest percentage among NHL clubs.
Goals by Strength– The Maple Leafs were second in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (132), while allowing the eighth-fewest goals at 5-on-5 (96).
Starting Strong– Toronto scored 61 times in the first period, which was the highest mark in the NHL, while allowing 38 first period goals, the fifth-fewest in the League.
Power Play– The Maple Leafs allowed the fifth-fewest power play opportunities (155) among NHL teams that scored at least 30 power play goals (31).
Penalty Kill– Toronto was shorthanded 144 times this season, which was the tied for the fourth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
Scoring First– Toronto won 25 games after scoring the first goal of the game, which ranked third among NHL clubs. 
Team Goal-Games– The Maple Leafs were tied for the 11th highest win percentage in one-goal games (.560), tied for the sixth-highest win percentage in two-goal games (.615) and had the fourth-highest win percentage in three-goal games (.733).
Back in the Postseason– Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have reached the postseason in each of their first five NHL campaigns, a feat achieved by only four other Maple Leafs in the expansion era (since 1967-68): Tomas Kaberle (1998-99 to 2003-04), Dave Williams (1974-75 to 1978-79), Borje Salming (1973-74 to 1980-81) and Ian Turnbull (1973-74 to 1980-81).

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

Frederik Andersen– Since joining the Maple Leafs in 2016-17, Andersen is 10-14 in 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Only seven goaltenders have recorded more postseason wins in a Toronto uniform.- Had a 13-8-3 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 23 games played this season. 
Zach Bogosian– Averaging 2:18 per game in shorthanded ice time through four games this series.- Has recorded five assists in 25 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:58 in even-strength ice time per game through five games, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Has not been on the ice for a goal against through five games of the series.- Recorded his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on May 24 at Montreal.- Has appeared in 35 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 16 points (4-12-16). 
Jack Campbell– Is 3-2 with a 1.61 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage in the postseason. – Earned his first career win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season. 
Pierre Engvall– Leads the Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (62.8%) through three appearances in the postseason.- Has skated in eight career Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs. 
Nick Foligno– Averaging 13:12 per game in ice time and 2:03 in shorthanded ice time through two appearances in the postseason.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 53 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Tied for third among Toronto skaters in points with four (1-3-4) in four games played.- Established a new postseason single-game career-high for points with a goal and two assists on May 25 at Montreal.- Has registered 17 points (5-12-17) in 36 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Justin Holl– Tied for the lead among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (9) through five games of the series.- Has started 45.3 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone through five games, the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in 10 career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Zach Hyman– Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (22:21) through five games of the series.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in hits (19) this postseason.- Has recorded 13 points (5-8-13) in 30 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in assists (4) and is second among Maple Leafs in points (1-4-5) through five postseason games.- Averaging 2:27 per game in shorthanded ice time, which is second among Toronto forwards.- Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 13 points (3-10-13) in 28 career playoff games. 
Mitch Marner– Has four assists through five games of the series.- Leads Maple Leafs forwards in average time on ice (23:45) through five games in this series. – Fourth among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (14) this series.- Has recorded 25 points (5-20-25) in 30 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Auston Matthews– Leads Maple Leafs forwards in even-strength ice time per game (17:56) through five games.- Tied for fourth among postseason skaters in shots per game (5.0).- Second among postseason skaters in takeaways (8).- Tied for the lead among Toronto skaters in hits (19).- Has recorded 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 30 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 13:10 per game in ice time and 1:30 per game in shorthanded ice time through four games.- Has started 29.4 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the second lowest mark among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has skated in nine career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Jake Muzzin– Leads the Maple Leafs in shorthanded time on ice per game through five games (3:22). – Had his first career postseason multi-goal game on May 27 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 25 points (9-16-25) in 64 career Stanley Cup playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2014 with the Kings. 
Riley Nash– Has started 11.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.- Averaging 2:39 per game in shorthanded ice time per game, the highest mark among Maple Leafs forwards. – Skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf in Game One of the series on May 20 vs. Montreal.- Has registered eight points (2-6-8) in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
William Nylander– Leads the Maple Leafs in goals (4) and points (4-3-7) through five games of the series.- Averaging 16:20 per game in ice time, including 3:06 per game in power play ice time.- Third among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (15).- Has recorded 22 points (9-13-22) in 30 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Morgan Rielly– Tied for sixth among Maple Leafs in points (1-2-3) through five games of the postseason.- Leads Maple Leafs skaters in average time on ice (23:56) through five games.- Scored his first career game-winning goal in the postseason on May 24 at Montreal.- Has recorded 19 points (4-15-19) in 30 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Rasmus Sandin– Averaging 11:59 per game in ice time and 3:26 per game on the power play. – Scored his first career goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded a goal in four career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Wayne Simmonds– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60.4 percent through five games of the series, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.  – Has seven shots through five games of the series.- Registered his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf on May 27 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 22 points (8-14-22) in 49 career playoff appearances. 
Jason Spezza– Tied for sixth among Maple Leafs in points (2-1-3).- Has won 60 percent of his offensive zone faceoffs through five games.- Has recorded 73 points (27 goals, 46 assists) in 90 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Joe Thornton– Became the oldest player in franchise history to record a goal and a point in the postseason with his goal on May 25 at Montreal.- Has won 53.3 percent of his faceoffs through four games of the series.- Has recorded 134 points (32 goals, 102 assists) in 184 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
  

INJURY REPORT

Nick Foligno (Lower Body)Did not play on May 27 vs. Montreal.
John Tavares (Concussion)Out indefinitely.

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS FINAL 2020-21 TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):186 (6th)158 (17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):     148 (t-7th)165 (18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):31/155 [20.0%] (16th)29/151 [19.2%] (17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):113/144 [78.5%] (t-23rd)135/172 [78.5%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS (Rank):1751 (6th)1746 (7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2455 (8th)2704 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.0% (11th)54.5% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.1% (10th)48.4% (t-24th)

MAPLE LEAFS 2020-21 LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS41 (Matthews)
ASSISTS47 (Marner)
POINTS67 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS220 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.7% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS94 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS53 (Marner)
HITS100 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:38 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Muzzin)

HABS 4, LEAFS 3 (OT)

MONTREAL CANADIENS (2-3) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-2)

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021

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MONTREAL21014
TORONTO01203

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board at 6:32 of the second period. Hyman’s goal is his first point of the 2021 postseason. He has recorded five goals and eight assists in 30 career playoff games. In six games against Montreal during the regular season, he recorded seven points (2-5-7).
  • Jake Muzzin scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 6:52 of the third period and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 11:53 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Muzzin’s first career multi-goal and third career multi-point game in the postseason. Muzzin has points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. In 64 career playoff games, he has recorded 25 points (9-16-25). He has eight points (1-7-8) in 10 games against the Canadiens during the regular season.
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Marner has four assists through five games of this series. He has 25 points (5-20-25) in 30 career playoff games. He registered 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 28 games on home ice this season.
  • Auston Matthews had the secondary assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Matthews has four points (1-3-4) through five games of the series. He has 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 30 career postseason games. In 26 games on home ice this season, he registered 37 points (24 goals, 13 assists).
  • Wayne Simmonds registered the primary assist on Muzzin’s third period goal. Simmonds’ assist is his first point of the series through five games. He has 22 points (8-14-22) in 49 career Stanley Cup playoff games. He had nine points (7-2-9) in 38 games during the regular season.
  • William Nylander picked up the secondary assist on Muzzin’s first goal in the third period before adding a secondary assist on Muzzin’s second goal in the third period. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s third career multi-assist and fifth career multi-point game in the postseason. He has (4-3-7) in five consecutive games. In 30 career playoff games, he has 22 points (9-13-22).
  • Alex Galchenyuk had the primary assist on Muzzin’s second goal in the third period. He has points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 17 points (6-11-17) in 36 career playoff games. In 12 games on home ice with the Maple Leafs during the regular season, he recorded nine point (3-6-9).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 26 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
MONTREAL14 (14)9 (8)6 (6)1 (1)30 (29)
TORONTO8 (8)11 (10)16 (15)0 (0)35 (33)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
MONTREAL21 (21)17 (15)11 (11)2 (2)51 (49)
TORONTO16 (16)15 (14)21 (20)0 (0)52 (50)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Auston Matthews went 4-for-6 (67%) on his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 24 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.3 percent (24 for, 21 against).
  • William Nylander was 3-for-3 (100%) taking offensive zone faceoffs.
  • Wayne Simmonds was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Hyman)
Shot Attempts(Hyman)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Brooks, Galchenyuk, Nylander)
Hits(Matthews)
Blocked Shots(Brooks, Matthews, Rielly)
Takeaways(Marner)
TOI28:22 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:46 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:38 (Marner)
Shifts34 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage66.7% (Mikheyev – 12 for, 6 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, May 29, TBD, Toronto at Montreal (TBD)
  • Monday, May 31, TBD, Montreal at Toronto (TBD)*

*If Necessary

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.

GAME 5: CANADIENS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-3) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-1)

MAY 27, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL


ALL-TIME RECORD
: 307-344-88-18
ALL-TIME at HOME: 194-129-45-10

ALL-TIME on the ROAD: 113-215-43-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SERIES RECORD: 7-8

ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD: 32-43
2020-21: 7-2-1

THE SERIES SO FAR

GAME FOUR – MAY 25, 2021: Toronto 4 vs. Montreal 0

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Spezza, Thornton, Galchenyuk

Montreal Goals: N/A

TOR PP: 1/2; MTL PP: 0/4

Shots: 32-28 Montreal; Hits: 40-16 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

GAME THREE – MAY 24, 2021: Toronto 2 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander, Rielly

Montreal Goals: Suzuki

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/3

Shots: 29-29 Tied; Hits: 37-28 Montreal; Faceoff %: 50% Tied

GAME TWO – MAY 22, 2021: Toronto 5 vs. Montreal 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Spezza, Matthews, Sandin,Nylander, Kerfoot

Montreal Goals: Kotkaniemi

TOR PP: 2/6; MTL PP: 0/1

Shots: 34-23 Toronto; Hits: 44-36 Montreal; Faceoff %: 66% Toronto

GAME ONE – MAY 20, 2021: Montreal 2 vs. Toronto 1

GAME SUMMARY        |           EVENT SUMMARY       |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

Toronto Goals: Nylander

Montreal Goals: Anderson, Byron

TOR PP: 0/4; MTL PP: 0/5

Shots: 36-30 Toronto; Hits: 55-27 Montreal; Faceoff %: 56% Montreal

MAPLE LEAFS SERIES LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADERCATEGORYLEADER
GOALS4 (Nylander)BLOCKED SHOTS(Holl, Muzzin)
ASSISTS4 (Kerfoot)TAKEAWAYS8 (Matthews)
POINTS5 (Kerfoot, Nylander)HITS16 (Hyman)
SHOTS23 (Matthews)TOI PER GAME23:35 (Marner)
FACEOFF WIN%71.4% (Foligno)PP TOI PER GAME5:09 (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %63.3% (Engvall)SH TOI PER GAME3:57 (Muzzin)

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES: Jason Spezza (76), Joe Thornton (62), Nick Foligno (47)

POINTS: Jason Spezza (75), Joe Thornton (47), John Tavares (40)

GOALS: Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (19), John Tavares (17)

ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (43), Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (23)

PENALTY MINUTES: Zach Bogosian (59), Nick Foligno (58), Wayne Simmonds (54)

CANADIENS CAREER LEADERS versus TORONTO

GAMES: Eric Staal (55), Brendan Gallagher (35), Jeff Petry (34), Tomas Tatar (34)

POINTS: Eric Staal (52), Jeff Petry (21), Brendan Gallagher (19), Corey Perry (19)

GOALS: Eric Staal (24), Tomas Tatar (10), Brendan Gallagher (10)

ASSISTS: Eric Staal (28), Jeff Petry (16), Shea Weber (14)

PENALTY MINUTES: Eric Staal (37), Corey Perry (26), Shea Weber (20)

MAPLE LEAFS ACTIVE PLAYOFF LEADERS

GAMES: Joe Thornton (183), Jason Spezza (89), Jake Muzzin (63)

POINTS: Joe Thornton (134), Jason Spezza (73), John Tavares (30)

GOALS: Joe Thornton (32), Jason Spezza (27), John Tavares (15)

ASSISTS: Joe Thornton (102), Jason Spezza (47), Mitch Marner (19)
PENALTY MINUTES: Joe Thornton (134), Wayne Simmonds (108), Nick Foligno (45)

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Postseason Appearances– The 2021 postseason marks the Maple Leafs’ 70th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Series History– The Maple Leafs have played a total of 115 series in their previous 69 playoff appearances, winning 58 of them.
Playoff Record– Toronto has a record of 261-285-4 in 550 franchise playoff games.
Toronto vs. Montreal– This is the 16th time the Maple Leafs and Canadiens have met in the postseason.- Toronto has only faced Boston (16) and Detroit (23) as many times or more than the Canadiens in a playoff series.- This series marks the first meeting between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 1979.
Up North– Toronto finished first in the North Division and tied for fifth in the NHL with a 35-14-7 record (77 points)- The Maple Leafs captured their first division title since 1999-00. 
Team Discipline– The Maple Leafs took were assessed 165 penalties this season, which was tied for the fifth-fewest penalties taken in the NHL. – Toronto averaged 4:21 per game in time on the penalty kill, which was the fourth lowest total in the League.
Faceoffs– The Maple Leafs finished 10th among NHL teams and second among North Division clubs in faceoff win percentage (51.1%).- Toronto won 53 percent of their offensive zone faceoffs, which was the ninth-highest percentage among NHL clubs.
Goals by Strength– The Maple Leafs were second in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (132), while allowing the eighth-fewest goals at 5-on-5 (96).
Starting Strong– Toronto scored 61 times in the first period, which was the highest mark in the NHL, while allowing 38 first period goals, the fifth-fewest in the League.
Power Play– The Maple Leafs allowed the fifth-fewest power play opportunities (155) among NHL teams that scored at least 30 power play goals (31).
Penalty Kill– Toronto was shorthanded 144 times this season, which was the tied for the fourth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
Scoring First– Toronto won 25 games after scoring the first goal of the game, which ranked third among NHL clubs. 
Team Goal-Games– The Maple Leafs were tied for the 11th highest win percentage in one-goal games (.560), tied for the sixth-highest win percentage in two-goal games (.615) and had the fourth-highest win percentage in three-goal games (.733).
Back in the Postseason– Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have reached the postseason in each of their first five NHL campaigns, a feat achieved by only four other Maple Leafs in the expansion era (since 1967-68): Tomas Kaberle (1998-99 to 2003-04), Dave Williams (1974-75 to 1978-79), Borje Salming (1973-74 to 1980-81) and Ian Turnbull (1973-74 to 1980-81).

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

Frederik Andersen– Since joining the Maple Leafs in 2016-17, Andersen is 10-14 in 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Only seven goaltenders have recorded more postseason wins in a Toronto uniform.- Had a 13-8-3 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage in 23 games played this season. 
Zach Bogosian– Averaging 2:39 per game in shorthanded ice time through four games this series.- Has recorded five assists in 24 playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2020 with the Lightning. 
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:05 in even-strength ice time per game through four games, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Tied for third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (6).- Recorded his first postseason point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on May 24 at Montreal.- Has appeared in 34 career Stanley Cup playoff games and recorded 16 points (4-12-16). 
Jack Campbell– Is 3-1 with a 1.01 goals-against average and a .965 save percentage in the postseason. – Earned his first career win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Was 17-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage this season. 
Pierre Engvall– Leads the Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (63.3%) through three appearances in the postseason.- Has skated in seven career Stanley Cup playoff games for the Maple Leafs. 
Nick Foligno– Averaging 13:12 per game in ice time and 2:03 in shorthanded ice time through two appearances in the postseason.- Has recorded 23 points (9-14-23) in 53 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Established a new postseason single-game career-high for points with a goal and two assists on May 25 at Montreal.- Averaging 11:11 per game in ice time through three postseason appearances.- Has registered 16 points (5-11-16) in 35 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Justin Holl– Tied for the lead among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (8) through four games of the series.- Has started 37.2 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone through four games, the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded an assist in nine career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Zach Hyman– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (22:08) through four games of the series.- Leads Toronto in hits (16) this postseason.- Has recorded 12 points (4-8-12) in 28 career playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Alex Kerfoot– Leads Toronto in assists (4) and is tied for the Maple Leafs lead in points (1-4-5) through four postseason games.- Averaging 2:51 per game in shorthanded ice time, which is second among Toronto forwards.- Scored his first playoff goal as a Maple Leaf on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded 13 points (3-10-13) in 27 career playoff games. 
Mitch Marner– Has three assists through four games of the series.- Leads the Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:35) through four games in this series. – Tied for second among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (11) this series.- Has recorded 24 points (5-19-24) in 29 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Auston Matthews– Leads Maple Leafs forwards in even-strength ice time per game (16:44) through four games.- Ranks third among postseason skaters in shots per game (5.75).- Tied for first among postseason skaters in takeaways (8).- Has recorded 22 points (13-9-22) in 29 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 13:10 per game in ice time and 1:45 per game in shorthanded ice time through four games.- Has started 18.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the second lowest mark among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has skated in nine career Stanley Cup playoff games.  
Jake Muzzin– Leads the Maple Leafs in shorthanded time on ice per game through four games (3:57). – Has recorded 23 points (7-16-23) in 63 career Stanley Cup playoff games.- Captured the Stanley Cup in 2014 with the Kings. 
Riley Nash– Has started 11.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.- Averaging 2:39 per game in shorthanded ice time per game, the highest mark among Maple Leafs forwards. – Skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf in Game One of the series on May 20 vs. Montreal.- Has registered eight points (2-6-8) in 33 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
William Nylander– Leads the Maple Leafs in goals (4) and is tied for the lead in points (4-1-5) through four games of the series.- Averaging 16:10 per game in ice time, including 3:43 per game in power play ice time.- Tied for second among Toronto skaters in shots on goal (11).- Has recorded 19 points (9-11-20) in 29 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Morgan Rielly– Tied for third among Maple Leafs in points (1-2-3) through four games of the postseason.- Leads Maple Leafs defencemen in average time on ice (22:49) through four games.- Scored his first career game-winning goal in the postseason on May 24 at Montreal.- Has recorded 19 points (4-15-19) in 29 career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Rasmus Sandin– Averaging 13:55 per game in ice time and 4:35 per game on the power play. – Scored his first career goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 22 vs. Montreal.- Has recorded a goal in three career Stanley Cup playoff games with the Maple Leafs. 
Wayne Simmonds– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.7 percent through four games of the series, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.  – Has seven shots through four games of the series.- Has recorded 21 points (8-13-21) in 48 career playoff appearances. 
Jason Spezza– Tied for third among Maple Leafs in points (2-1-3).- Has won 57.9 percent of his offensive zone faceoffs through four games.- Has recorded 73 points (27 goals, 46 assists) in 89 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
Joe Thornton– Became the oldest player in franchise history to record a goal and a point in the postseason with his goal on May 25 at Montreal.- Has a hits per 60 minutes rate of 6.45, which ranks 10th among Toronto skaters.- Has won 58.3 percent of his faceoffs through four games of the series.- Has recorded 134 points (32 goals, 102 assists) in 183 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 
  

INJURY REPORT

Nick Foligno (Lower Body)Did not play on May 25 at Montreal.
John Tavares (Concussion)Out indefinitely.

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS FINAL 2020-21 TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):186 (6th)158 (17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):     148 (t-7th)165 (18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):31/155 [20.0%] (16th)29/151 [19.2%] (17th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):113/144 [78.5%] (t-23rd)135/172 [78.5%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS (Rank):1751 (6th)1746 (7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2455 (8th)2704 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.0% (11th)54.5% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.1% (10th)48.4% (t-24th)

MAPLE LEAFS 2020-21 LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS41 (Matthews)
ASSISTS47 (Marner)
POINTS67 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS220 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.7% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS94 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS53 (Marner)
HITS100 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:38 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Muzzin)

GAME 4: LEAFS 4, HABS 0

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-1) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (1-3)

TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO0314
MONTREAL0000

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 1:27 of the second period. Nylander has goals (4) and points (4-1-5) in four consecutive games to begin the postseason. He leads Toronto skaters in both goals (4) and points (5) through four games of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. Nylander has 20 points (9-11-20) in 29 career postseason games.


With his goal, he became the third player in franchise history to score at least one goal in four consecutive games to begin a playoff campaign, joining Gordie Drillon (5 GP, 1939) and Wendel Clark (4 GP, 1986), per NHL Stats. Only three players in Maple Leafs history have recorded a longer goal streak at any point in the postseason: Gordie Drillon (5 GP in 1939), Sid Smith (5 GP in 1951) and Dave Andreychuk (5 GP in 1993).

  • Jason Spezza scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 12:28 of the second period before registering the primary assist on Joe Thornton’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is his 19th career multi-point game in the postseason and first as a Maple Leaf. Through four games of the 2021 postseason, he has registered three points (2-1-3). He has recorded 73 points (27 goals, 46 assists) in 89 career playoff games.
  • Joe Thornton scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night on the power play at 14:56 of the second period. Thornton’s goal is his first of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs and his first playoff point as a Maple Leaf.

With the goal, Thornton became the oldest player in Maple Leafs history to record a playoff goal, eclipsing Patrick Marleau (38 years, 222 days). He also became the oldest Maple Leaf to record a playoff point, a mark previously shared by Ron Francis (41 years, 62 days) and Allan Stanley (41 years, 62 days). Thornton has 134 career playoff points (32 goals, 102 assists in 183 games), which is tied with Guy Lafleur (58 goals, 76 assists in 128 games) and Brendan Shanahan (60 goals, 74 assists in 184 games) for 40th place on the NHL’s all-time postseason points register. 

  • Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal before recording the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later scoring the four Toronto goal of the game into an empty net at 16:29 of the third period. Tonight’s game is Galchenyuk’s second career multi-assist and third career multi-point game in the postseason. He has a goal and two assists in three playoff games with the Maple Leafs this season. In 35 career Stanley Cup playoff games, he has recorded 16 points (5-11-16).
  • Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal and later added the secondary assist on Thornton’s second period goal before collecting the lone assist on Galchenyuk’s third period goal. He has assists (4) in two consecutive games and points (1-4-5) in three consecutive playoff games. Tonight’s game is Kerfoot’s second career multi-assist and multi-point performance in the playoffs (Previous: August 6, 2020, Toronto at Columbus) and establishes new single-game career-highs for assists (3) and points (0-3-3) in a postseason game. With three points tonight, Kerfoot has established a new career-high for points in a postseason with five.
  • Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. Muzzin’s assist is his first point of the 2021 postseason. He has recorded 23 points (7-16-23) in 63 career playoff games. Muzzin recorded eight points (1-7-8) in 10 games against the Canadiens during the 2020-21 regular season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 32 shots to earn his first career shutout in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With tonight’s win, Campbell is the seventh Maple Leaf goaltender to earn a shutout against Montreal in the postseason and the first since Johnny Bower (April 22, 1967 at Montreal).

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (8)15 (14)4 (3)28 (25)
MONTREAL6 (5)12 (9)14 (11)32 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO19 (11)24 (20)10 (7)53 (42)
MONTREAL14 (11)20 (15)28 (21)62 (47)

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Per NHL Stats, tonight’s game marked the third instance in which two players aged 35 or older (Spezza, Thornton) each scored at least one goal in a playoff contest for the Maple Leafs franchise, following Game 2 of the 1964 Stanley Cup Final (Allan Stanley, Red Kelly) and Game 5 of the 2004 Conference Semifinals (Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Roberts).
  • Travis Dermott was on the ice for a team-high 17 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 44.7 percent (17 for, 21 against).
  • Ilya Mikheyev was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews was 8-for-12 (67%) in the faceoff circle when taking offensive zone faceoffs and won 4-for-6 (67%) of his defensive zone faceoffs. He won 62 percent (8 won, 5 lost) of his draws against Montreal centre Phillip Danault.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins14 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Holl)
Blocked Shots(Simmonds)
Takeaways(Muzzin)
TOI24:05 (Holl)
Power Play TOI2:48 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI5:23 (Muzzin)
Shifts29 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage61.9% (Brodie – 13 for, 8 against)
  

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, May 27, 7:00 p.m., Montreal at Toronto (Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN)
  • Saturday, May 29, TBD, Toronto at Montreal (TBD)*
  • Monday, May 31, TBD, Montreal at Toronto (TBD)*

*If Necessary

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.