MAPLE LEAFS 6, SENATORS 0

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (21-8-2 – 44 Points) vs.
OTTAWA SENATORS (9-18-2 – 20 Points)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
OTTAWA 0 0 0 0
TORONTO 2 1 3 6
GAME SUMMARY
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ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Justin Holl scored shorthanded for Toronto at 14:06 of the first period. Holl recorded his first goal of the season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored shorthanded for the Maple Leafs at 14:33 of the first period. Mikheyev scored his second goal of the game on a power play opportunity at 14:42 of the third period. Mikheyev has
    recorded two goals this season and posted the first multi-goal game of his NHL career.
  • TJ Brodie scored for Toronto at 7:18 of the second period. Brodie recorded his second goal of the season. Brodie also registered the secondary assist on Holl’s goal and Mikheyev’s first goal of the
    game. Brodie has recorded eight assists this season. Brodie recorded his first multi-point game of the
    season and is currently on a three-game point streak (2G, 3A).
  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 13:41 of the third period. Nylander posted his
    second goal of the game at 17:14 of the third period. Nylander posted his second multi-goal outing of
    the season. Nylander is currently on a six-game point streak where he has posted 10 points (5G, 5A).
  • David Kämpf posted the primary assist on Holl’s goal. Kämpf registered his sixth assist of the
    season. Kämpf has posted three points (1G, 2A) through the last three games.
  • Alexander Kerfoot recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Kerfoot also registered the
    secondary assist on Brodie’s goal and Nylander’s first goal of the game. Tonight marked the second
    occasion of Kerfoot’s NHL career where he has posted three assists during a game. Kerfoot also tied
    his single-game career-high of three points, which has recorded on five occasions. In recording three
    assists during tonight’s game, Kerfoot posted the 100th assist of his NHL career.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Brodie’s goal. Rielly posted his 23rd assist of the
    season. Rielly has recorded an assist in five-consecutive games (8A).
  • Travis Dermott recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s first goal of the game. Dermott registered
    his second assist of the season.
  • Ondřej Kaše posted the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second goal of the game. Kaše recorded his
    eighth assist of the season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second goal of the game. Spezza posted
    his fifth assist of the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s second goal of the game. Tavares registered
    his 20th assist of the season. Tavares is currently on a six-game point streak where he has posted
    eight points (2G, 6A).
  • Rasmus Sandin posted the secondary assist on Nylander’s second goal of the game. Sandin recorded his ninth assist of the season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped all 23 shots he faced in tonight’s victory. Campbell posted his fourth shutout of the season and eighth of his NHL career.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    OTTAWA 4 (4) 9 (5) 10 (10) 23 (19)
    TORONTO 11 (5) 15 (10) 13 (11) 39 (26)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    OTTAWA 7 (6) 13 (8) 17 (17) 37 (31)
    TORONTO 22 (12) 32 (20) 20 (17) 74 (49)
    ON HOME ICE
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-4-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 63-56-3-13 in 135 games against the Ottawa Senators and 36-22-2-8 in
    68 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 11-5-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 7-2-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 7 (Mikheyev)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot, Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Marner, Biega)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Dermott)
    Takeaways 2 (Holl)
    TOI 23:16 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 5:21 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:23 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 27 (Rielly, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 77.78% (Simmonds – 14 for, 4 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 15-2-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-1-0 when leading after one period and 17-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 13-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-2-1 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Per NHL Stats, Ilya Mikheyev’s shorthanded goal tied the Maple Leafs record for the two fastest shorthanded goals in a game (27 seconds). Previously recorded on November 16, 1986 at Chicago.
  • TJ Brodie recorded two shorthanded assists during tonight’s game. Per NHL Stats, the only other Toronto defenceman with two shorthanded assists in a game is Larry Hillman on Dec. 4, 1966.
  • John Tavares skated in his 900th career NHL game.
  • Ilya Mikheyev registered seven shots during tonight’s game, tying a single-game career-high.
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 22 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Wayne Simmonds finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 77.78
    percent (14 for, 4 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Jan. 5 Leafs vs. Edmonton Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 8 Leafs at Colorado Ball Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 11 Leafs at Vegas T-Mobile Arena 10:00 pm ET
    Jan. 12 Leafs at Arizona Gila River Arena 10:00 pm ET
    Jan. 15 Leafs at St. Louis Enterprise Center 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 17 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On tonight’s game:
    Sheldon Keefe: “I thought we did a good job early in the game not giving them any life or giving them any opportunities to get towards our net. Funny game for so many reasons, first game in a few weeks here
    really for both teams pretty much and no fans and all that. Then right out of the gate we get two power plays in the first six minutes which when you haven’t played in three weeks, from my perspective, is kind
    of a worst-case scenario. The players haven’t really had time to get engaged in the game and get going, then you’re on a power play. I’d much prefer that to happen when the game is moving but we weren’t able
    to cash in early there. Then you’re on a kill and you kind of see it the other way with the other team’s power play, they aren’t sharp, they aren’t ready and then we capitalized on that. The way it worked out to
    get those two shorthanded goals were big and to get those contributions from our defence, great for Justin Holl to score such an important goal to get us going. Brodie’s goal and his contributions throughout. I just thought we had a good effort from our defence as a whole tonight. Sandin, Biega, Rielly
    those guys as well just did a really good job for us.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On playing for the first time after a long layoff:
    Jack Campbell: “Yeah it was an impressive game by the boys in front of me tonight. They played superfast and doing everything coach talked about so fun time out there and great to be back.”
    On the teams play in front of him tonight:
    Jack Campbell: “The boys were awesome and it speaks volumes. Ottawa has been playing really well
    and they’re really skilled offensively so when you hold them to 23 shots and not a ton of great looks it’s
    just a credit to the boys in front of me.”
    JUSTIN HOLL
    On playing in front of an no fans:
    Justin Holl: “It was a lot like last year, kind of one of those games where you’ve got to form your own
    energy and kind of create your own juice as a team. I thought we did a pretty good job of that and the
    guys seemed to have a lot of energy and looked good out there.”
    On scoring his first of the season shorthanded:
    Justin Holl: “We were laughing about it, Muzz and I in the locker room, we don’t score very often so
    obviously when you do get on the jumbotron and my nose is double plugged so it was kinda funny.”

SENATORS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES


2021-22 Matchups vs. Ottawa: Third of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Ottawa: 5-2-2
Next Game vs. Ottawa: Saturday, April 16 at Ottawa
Toronto Season Record: 20-8-2
Toronto Home Record: 12-4-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
December 31, 2021
Defenceman Chad Krys has been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad
December 30, 2021
Defencemen Teemu Kivihalme and Chad Krys have been assigned to
the Maple Leafs taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 29, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been assigned to the Maple Leafs
taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 29, 2021
Forwards Joey Anderson and Kyle Clifford and defencemen Carl
Dahlström, Filip Král and Kristins Rubns have been reassigned to the
Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad
December 28, 2021
Forward Brett Seney and Alex Steeves and goaltender Joseph Woll
have been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 5 at Edmonton 1
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
TOR Goals: Matthews (2), Simmonds, Brodie, Rielly
EDM Goals: Sceviour
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 35/36, .972 SV%
EDM Goaltender: Koskinen, 20/25, .800 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Opponent: vs. Edmonton Oilers
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Timothy Liljegren Placed on the NHL’s Covid-19 protocol list

ALL-TIME VS. OTTAWA SENATORS:
First Matchup between Clubs: Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5 vs. Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record: 62-56-3-13 (134 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 35-22-2-8 (67 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 27-34-1-5 (67 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: Oct. 16, 2021 (Toronto 3 vs. Ottawa 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-1-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-2-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. OTTAWA SENATORS:
Games Played: John Tavares (45), Wayne Simmonds (35), Morgan Rielly (34)
Goals: Auston Matthews (23), John Tavares (11), Wayne Simmonds (11)
Assists:
Mitch Marner (21), John Tavares (18), Auston Matthews (16), William
Nylander (16)
Points: Auston Matthews (39), Mitch Marner (30), John Tavares (29)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (38), John Tavares (26), Jake Muzzin (13)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .700 3.27 2.50 30.6% 82.1% 34.2 31.4 55.0%
Ottawa .357 2.79 3.61 19.8% 77.8% 28.8 33.7 48.4%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 26/85 (30.6%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 8 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 69/84 (82.1%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 9th of 21 (10 home, 11 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
January games 1st of 11 (5 home, 6 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
TJ BRODIE Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 14, 2021 at EDM
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16, 2021 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18, 2021 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
ONDREJ KAŠE Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR. Per NHL
Stats, Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in
Maple Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing
only Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27, 2021 at CHI
MORGAN RIELLY Skated in his 600th career NHL game, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16, 2021 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18, 2021 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13, 2021 at BUF

UPCOMING MILESTONES
Travis Dermott One point away from 50 career NHL points
David Kämpf Four assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Alexander Kerfoot Three assists away from 100 career NHL assists
Ilya Mikheyev Six games away from 100 career NHL games played
William Nylander Six points away from 300 career NHL points
John Tavares One game away from 900 career NHL games played

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 20 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 42 – Holl
ASSISTS 22 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 30 – Nylander
POINTS 33 – Matthews (20G, 13A) HITS 65 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 23:58 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:01 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:36 – Muzzin
SHOTS 121 – Matthews WINS 15 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 60.1% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.94 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 58.25% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .937 – Campbell

RECORD BY MONTH
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY
HOME 3-1-1 6-2-0 3-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 1-3-0 6-0-0 1-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 4-4-1 12-2-0 4-2-1 0-0-0 0-0-0
MARCH APRIL
HOME 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD BY DAY
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2-1-0 0-2-1 4-0-0 5-0-0 2-2-0 2-1-0 5-2-1

SENATORS NOTES

LAST GAME: Dec. 18, 4-3 OT loss at Philadelphia: Sanheim earned his third career overtime game-winning goal (moving into a tie for second all-time
among Flyers’ rearguards) at 1:35 of the extra session in Philadelphia’s 4-3 overtime win. Giroux opened the scoring for the home side with his 883rd
career point to move into a tie for second on the Flyers all-time points list before Lindblom gave the Flyers at 2-0 lead at 7:32 of the opening period.
Three consecutive goals from the Senators saw Stützle (with his 13th career road goal – tied for most by a teenager in Senators history), Formenton
(with his second shorthanded goal of the season – tied for first leaguewide) and Zub provided the visitors with a short lived lead. In his first game since
Dec. 1, Farabee replied 1:08 later to send the game to game to a fourth period. The game saw Chabot record the fourth instance of a Senator playing
over 35 minutes in a game (35:39) to establish the second most ice-time he has earned in a regular-season game in his career. Jones made 28 saves to
earn the win for Philadelphia while Forsberg turned aside 34 shots in taking the loss for Ottawa. Scratches: Gaudette; Injuries: Brannstrom, J. Brown,
Pinto, White, Zaitsev; Shots: OTT – 31, PHI – 38; PP: OTT – 0-1, PHI – 0-2.
BROADCAST INFORMATION:
This evening’s game against Toronto will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet, CBC and Citytv as a part of Hockey
Night in Canada and on TVA Sports. On the radio, the game will be available locally via TSN 1200 (English) and 94,5 Unique-FM (French).
WHAT’S NEXT: Ottawa heads to the state of Washington for the first time to face Seattle on Thursday evening at 10 p.m. EDT. The contest will mark
the first of two regular-season meetings and the lone matchup at Climate Pledge Arena.
INJURY REPORT: D J. Brown, C Pinto, C White and D Zaitsev are on IR and will not oppose the Leafs this evening. Total man-games lost: 104.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Recalled G Murray from Belleville (AHL) on Dec. 28; Signed F Boucher to a three-year, entry-level contract on Dec. 28;
Recalled F Bishop and F Shaw from Belleville (AHL) on Dec. 31.
OTTAWA vs. TORONTO – History:
2021-22 (1-1-0): Oct. 14 @ Ottawa (3-2 win), Oct. 16 @ Toronto (3-1 loss), Jan. 1 @ Toronto, April 16 @ Ottawa
2020-21 (4-4-1): 1/15/21 @ Ottawa (5-3 win), 10/16/21 @ Ottawa (3-2 loss), 2/15/21 @ Toronto (6-5 OT win), 2/17/21 @ Toronto (2-1 loss), 2/18/21 @
Toronto (7-3 loss), 3/14/21 @ Ottawa (4-3 win), 3/25/21 @ Ottawa (3-2 OT loss), 4/10/21 @ Toronto (6-5 loss), 5/12/21 @ Ottawa (4-3 OT win)
Series record: Overall: 69-51-3-11; Home: 39-21-1-6; Away: 30-30-2-5
Last Ottawa win: @ Ottawa: Oct. 14 (3-2); @ Toronto: 2/15/21 (6-5 OT)
Last Toronto win: @ Ottawa: 3/25/21 (3-2 OT); @ Toronto: Oct. 16 (3-1)
Last OT result: 5/12/21 (4-3 OT win) @ Ottawa
Last shootout: 1/21/17 (3-2 SO win) @ Toronto
Most goals, game: Scored: 8, (3x, Last: 4/3/08, 8-2 win); Allowed: 7, (2/18/21, 7-3 loss); Both teams: 11, (3x, Last: 4/10/21, 6-5 loss)
Last Game: Oct. 16, 3-1 loss @ Toronto; OTT Goal: Norris; TOR Goals: Simmonds, Kerfoot, Bunting; OTT Scratches: Del Zotto, Sabourin, Tkachuk;
OTT Injuries: Bishop, Murray*, Watson, White; OTT Goalie: Forsberg; TOR Goalie: Campbell; OTT PP: 1-2; TOR PP: 0-3; Shots: 21-29.
Career vs. Toronto: Ennis leads all players in career games played (41), in goals (10), in assists (16) and in points (26); Tkachuk leads in penalty
minutes (15) against Toronto.
NEW SWEATER: The Senators enter their second season of wearing a primary logo which has seen the organization return to its roots with the
implementation of the modified original “2D” logo. The team has earned a 31-42-6 all-time record (9-17-2 this season) while wearing its current sweater.
The Senators hold an all-time record of 112-75-7-25 when wearing an alternate; 27-19-2-5 when wearing a red alternate, 84-55-5-19 when wearing a
black alternate and 1-1-0-1 when wearing a cream alternate.
HOME ON THE RANGE: The Senators have a record of 5-9-0 at home this season … Brady Tkachuk is the Senators leader with eight goals at home
while Drake Batherson and Thomas Chabot maintain the club lead with 10 assists at Canadian Tire Centre … Through 14 home games this season,
Batherson leads the team with 16 points on home ice … The Senators earned a record of 14-10-4 through 28 home contests in 2020-21.
ROAD SCHOLARS: The Senators have a record of 4-8-2 on the road this season … Josh Norris leads with nine goals on the road this season
while Batherson ranks first with nine assists while the Senators serve as visitors … Through 14 road games this season, Batherson and Norris maintain
the club lead with 12 points … The Senators registered a 9-18-1 record over 28 road contests in 2020-21.
FRANCHISE RECORD: Ottawa has posted an all-time record of 980-957-115-171 over 2,223 games … The Senators are 538-422-60-93 through 1,113
all-time home games and 442-535-55-78 through 1,110 all-time road games.
BACK-TO-BACK GAMES: Ottawa will play back-to-back games on 15 occasions in 2021-22 and will open their fifth set of the season on Jan. 22 when
they visit Washington ahead of playing in Columbus the following evening … The Senators played back-to-back games on 10 occasions last season and
earned a record of 6-4-0 in the first half of contests on consecutive nights (2-4-0 this season) while posting a 0-8-2 record (2-3-1 this season) in the
second half of games on consecutive days.

ON THE POWER PLAY: The Senators are 18 for 91 (19.8%) on the power-play in 2021-22 … Norris leads with five power-play goals while Batherson
maintains the club lead with nine points on the power-play … Ottawa has tallied multiple power-play goals five times in an individual contest in 2021-22
after having done so five times in 2020-21.
ON THE PENALTY KILL: Ottawa has overcome 70 of the 90 occasions the team has been shorthanded in 2021-22 to maintain an efficiency of 77.8%
through 28 regular-season games … The team has registered three (Formenton x2, Gambrell) shorthanded markers this season after recording seven
such goals in 2020-21.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES
COACH SMITH: D.J. Smith was introduced as the Senators’ 14th head coach in franchise history on 5/23/19. A native of Windsor, Ont., Smith spent the
four previous NHL seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to joining the Maple Leafs (which was also the team for which he
made his NHL playing debut in 1996-97), Smith guided the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals to a record of 135-53-3-13 over three campaigns
which included his having been recognized as the OHL’s Coach of the Year in 2013-14. One year later, he helped the team capture the Mastercard
Memorial Cup. His 57 head coaching victories with Ottawa see him rank seventh in franchise history.
FIRST SEASON AS CAPTAIN FOR CHUCKY: 2019-20 NHL All-Star Brady Tkachuk was appointed the 10th captain in Senators franchise history on
Nov. 5. A native of St. Louis, Tkachuk succeeded Erik Karlsson who served in the role for four seasons from 2014-15 to 2017-18. The bronze medal
winner with Team U.S.A. at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship is the first American born skater to serve as team captain. Tkachuk is assisted by
full-time alternate Thomas Chabot and a rotating group comprised of Connor Brown, Nick Paul and Nikita Zaitsev.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE: By way of skating in a game-high 35:39 on Dec. 18, Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot registered the fourth instance
of an Ottawa player skating in over 35 minutes in a game since ice-time began being tracked in 1997-98. The total marked the highest single game total
in the league this season and was the third most time-on-ice in one regular-season game since the 2014-15 campaign. The top three time-on-ice totals
since that season are now held by Senators’ following Chabot’s 37:50 (12/17/19 at Tampa Bay) and Erik Karlsson’s 36:34 (12/20/15 at Tampa Bay). The
two rearguards hold the top 16 time-on-ice totals with Ottawa since 2014-15 with only Cody Ceci (32:54 on 12/21/17 at Tampa Bay and 32:49 on 3/22/18
vs Edmonton) otherwise finding a place in the top 20. Ottawa’s alternate captain paces the league in average time-on-ice per-game (27:20) and even
strength time-on-ice per-game (23:31) while ranking ninth leaguewide in total time-on-ice (765:16).
ALL-TIME LEADERS: Chris Phillips is the Senators’ all-time leader in games played (1,179) … Daniel Alfredsson leads in goals (426), assists (682) and
points (1,108) … Following Phillips is Alfredsson (1,178), Chris Neil (1,026), Wade Redden (838), Radek Bonk (689), Jason Spezza (686) and Mike
Fisher (675) … Neil leads in penalty minutes (2,522) while Patrick Lalime holds the lead in shutouts (30) and ranks second (283) to Craig Anderson
(435) in games played among goaltenders. Anderson leads in wins (202).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
C. Brown – Six points from 200
Ennis – Three assists from 200
Norris – 15 games from 100
Paul – Four games from 200


Timo Meier, Nick Bonino share the spotlight in Sharks’ win over Senators — East Bay Times

SAN JOSE – Timo Meier scored the go-ahead goal with 8:42 left in regulation time to help lift the Sharks to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday at SAP Center. Meier took a pass from Rudolfs Balcers, made a move to avoid a check near the top of the circles, and fired…

Timo Meier, Nick Bonino share the spotlight in Sharks’ win over Senators — East Bay Times

Sharks’ Dahlen out for game vs. Senators, could miss rest of homestand — Red Bluff Daily News

SAN JOSE – Forward Jonathan Dahlen will miss his second straight game Wednesday with an upper-body injury and could be out for the remainder of the Sharks’ homestand. Dahlen was hurt in Saturday’s game at SAP Center with the Washington Capitals and missed the Sharks’ 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. He…

Sharks’ Dahlen out for game vs. Senators, could miss rest of homestand — Red Bluff Daily News

Avalanche outlasts Ottawa 7-5 to extend winning streak to five games — The Denver Post

Goalie Darcy Kuemper had a .935 save percentage in his last six starts and the streaking Avalanche was supposed to reign supreme in this one — a home game against a 4-11-1 team that had not played in the last eight days because of a COVID outbreak.

Avalanche outlasts Ottawa 7-5 to extend winning streak to five games — The Denver Post

SENATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 (OT).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-13-7 – 77 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (23-28-5 – 51 Points)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO02103
OTTAWA12014

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jake Muzzin put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 6:01 of the second period and later had the secondary assist on John Tavares’ second period goal. Muzzin has points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in nine games against the Senators this season. In 27 games on the road this season, he has recorded three of his four goals and collected 15 points (3-12-15).
  • John Tavares scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 16:29 of the second period. Tavares has points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He has recorded 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 27 games on the road this season. In nine games against Ottawa in 2020-21, he has collected eight points (4-4-8). He is tied for 24th among NHL skaters in points with 50 (19 goals, 31 assists) and is tied for 15th among NHLers in even-strength points with 38 (13 goals, 25 assists).
  • Auston Matthews scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 17:20 of the third period. Matthews has points (7-1-8) in seven consecutive games. He has registered 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) in 25 games on the road this season. He has recorded 17 points (10-7-17) in nine games against the Senators in 2020-21. Matthews is tied for ninth in all-time goals scored against the Senators franchise (23). He leads in the NHL in goals (41) and even-strength goals (31).
  • Joe Thornton registered the primary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal. Thornton has recorded eight points (2-6-8) over his last 10 games. He has registered nine points (3-6-9) in nine game against the Senators in 2020-21. In 22 games on the road this season, he has recorded 10 points (2-8-10). With tonight’s second period assist, Thornton has moved into a tie with Mark Messier for 14th on the NHL’s all-time power play assist register with 402.
  • Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal. Kerfoot has recorded 22 points (8-14-22) in 55 games this season. He has registered 11 points (4-7-11) in 27 games on the road in 2020-21. In nine games against the Senators, he has collected seven points (2-5-7).
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Nylander has points (3-5-8) in eight consecutive games. He has collected 20 points (7-13-20) in 26 games on the road this season. In 24 career games against the Senators, he has recorded 19 points (5-14-19). He ranks third among Toronto skaters in primary assists this season (16).
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 24 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO6 (4)18 (10)9 (9)0 (0)33 (23)
OTTAWA10 (6)12 (7)5 (5)1 (0)27 (18)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO16 (9)27 (14)14 (14)0 (0)57 (37)
OTTAWA17 (12)20 (14)16 (16)1 (0)53 (42)

ON THE ROAD

Record on the Road17-6-4 (27 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa    61-55-3-13 (132 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa on the Road27-33-1-5 (66 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Foligno)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Mikheyev)
TOI21:53 (Marner)
Power Play TOI4:40 (Simmonds, Spezza, Thornton)
Shorthanded TOI4:25 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Marner)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage59.1% (Nylander – 13 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first10-8-4
Trail after 16-6-2
Trail after 22-9-3
Score 1 power play goal10-2-4
Do not allow a power play goal25-2-4
Outshooting opponent19-9-5
Wednesday8-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 15 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Matthews finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.7 percent (15 for, 14 against), while Rielly had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50 percent (15 for, 15 against).
  • Jason Spezza won 60 percent (3 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and 60 percent (3 won, 2 lost) of his defensive zone draws tonight.
  • John Tavares won 56 percent (5 won, 4 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Friday, May 14, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.

MAPLE LEAFS AT SENATORS

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-13-6 – 76 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (22-28-5 – 49 Points)

MAY 12, 2021 ▪ 8:00 PM EST

CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE (OTTAWA, ON) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: 680 NEWS

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:61-55-3-12 (131 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:27-33-1-4 (65 Games)
2020-21:5-2-1
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (63), John Tavares (42), Zach Bogosian (33)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (22), Joe Thornton (19), Wayne Simmonds (10), John Tavares (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (34), Mitch Marner (21), John Tavares (17)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (53), Auston Matthews (38), Mitch Marner (30)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (59), Zach Bogosian (42), Wayne Simmonds (36)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):181 (6th)151 (t-20th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       140 (6th)186 (27th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):30/148 [20.3%] (16th)27/170 [15.9%] (26th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):108/139 [77.7%] (t-24th)131/166 [78.9%] (21st)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.1 (7th)29.7 (17th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.9 (5th)32.1 (27th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2367 (14th)2415 (10th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.9% (11th)48.5% (t-20th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.0% (11th)47.5 (26th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:61-55-3-12 (131 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:34-22-2-8 (66 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-33-1-4 (65 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:March 25, 2021 (Toronto 3, Ottawa 2 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS40 (Matthews)
ASSISTS47 (Marner)
POINTS67 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS214 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS91 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS52 (Marner)
HITS98 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:41 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:33 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Has a 13-8-2 record with a 2.91 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage in 23 games played this season.- Has a .915 save percentage at even-strength in 2020-21.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:09 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (67.9%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for first among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.2).- Tied for 23rd among NHL defencemen in takeaways (22). 
Adam Brooks– Has four goals and an assist in 10 games with the Maple Leafs this season.- Averaging 1.87 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks 10th among Toronto skaters.- Became the first player in franchise history to score his first career goal on the power play and second career goal while shorthanded on April 20 at Vancouver. 
Jack Campbell– Is 17-2-2 with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage this season.- Tied for the seventh highest even-strength save percentage (.928) among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 10 games this season.- Is 10-1-2 in 13 games on the road with a 1.89 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa. 
Nick Foligno– Has registered four assists in five games with the Maple Leafs.- Averaging 1:49 per game in shorthanded ice time with Toronto since joining the club.- Averaging 12.86 hits per 60 minutes as a Maple Leaf, which is the highest rate among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Had 16 points (7-9-16) in 42 games with Columbus before being acquired by Toronto on April 11. 
Alex Galchenyuk– Averaging 2.16 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which is eighth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 12.35 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 12th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games. 
Justin Holl– Ranks 16th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:51).- Tied for 19th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:51) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.7% when the score is within one goal. 
Alex Kerfoot– Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).- Tied for the 11th highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.58) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:30 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career. 
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (47).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (28).- Third among NHLers in points (20-47-67).- Sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (20).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (34).- Ranks first among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:26).- Has the eighth highest on-ice goals for percentage (64.7%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Became the first Maple Leaf in franchise history to record 60 points in fewer than 50 games three times on April 28 at Montreal. 
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (40).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (30).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (12).- Tied for sixth among NHLers in points (40-25-65).- Tied for first in the NHL in shots on goal (214).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in over 10 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.9%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa. 
Ilya Mikheyev– Has started 35.9% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averages 7.88 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen and is seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (2-20-22). – One of 10 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 90 hits (98) and 90 blocked shots (91). 
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:41).- Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in points (5-29-34).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in assists (29).- Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (14).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary. 
David Rittich– Is 1-1-1 with a 2.72 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage in four appearances with Toronto.- Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.- Won his first game as a Maple Leaf on April 29 vs. Vancouver. 
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.20) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs and the third highest rate among NHLers who have appeared in at least 10 games this season.- Ranks fifth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 10 games with an assists per 60 minutes rate of 2.13 at 5-on-5.- Has won 54.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 225 defensive zone draws (228). 
John Tavares– Tied for 26th in the NHL in points (18-31-49).- Tied for 21st in the NHL in even-strength points (12-25-37).- Has the ninth highest faceoff win percentage (55.8%) among NHLers who have taken at least 800 faceoffs (822).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 12th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Averages 13.58 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is sixth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded seven points (3-4-7) in eight games against the Senators this season. 
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 55.5%.- Averaging 1.58 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.- Became the seventh player in NHL history to record 1,100 career assists on April 28 at Montreal.- Became the oldest player (41 years, 296 days) in franchise history to score a goal for the club on April 24 at Winnipeg, surpassing Allan Stanley (41 years, 252 days) who had held the mark since November 8, 1967 at Oakland. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Pierre EngvallGoals (2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsPoints (6-1-7) in six consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinAssists (4) in three consecutive games.
William NylanderPoints (3-4-7) in seven consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Auston MatthewsTwo goals from 200 NHL goals
John TavaresOne game from 200 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Sheldon Keefe100th game as Maple Leaf head coach (May 6 vs. MTL)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On injured reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Shoulder)Expected to miss four weeks.
Nick Foligno (Upper Body)Did not play on May 8 vs. MTL.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 147
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

May 10Recalled goaltender Frederik Andersen from his conditioning loan.
May 6Assigned goaltender Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on a conditioning loan.
May 5Signed forward Kirill Semyonov to a one-year entry level contract.
  

MAPLE LEAFS 6, SENATORS 5

OTTAWA SENATORS (13-25-4 – 30 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (27-10-3 – 57 Points)

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021

 123OTFINAL
OTTAWA0325
TORONTO2226

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 8:52 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 9:31 of the first period before adding the secondary assist on Marner’s second period goal and scoring the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 19:16 of the second period to complete his third career hat trick. With four points tonight, Matthews has tied his career-high for points in a game (4 – 8x).

    Tonight’s game is Matthews’ eighth multi-goal game and 16th multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has recorded goals (7) and points (7-3-10) in four consecutive games. He has scored 22 goals in 23 career games against Ottawa, which ranks fifth among active skaters and puts him in a tie for 11th all-time for goals scored against the Senators franchise. His second goal of the period marks the fifth time in his career he has reached the 30-goal mark. Per NHL Stats, Matthews is the first U.S.-born player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first and second goals in the first period and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 16:53 of the second period before adding the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal. With three assists tonight, Marner has tied his career-high for assists in a game (3 – 16x). Marner has assists (4) in two consecutive games.

    Tonight’s game is Marner’s eighth multi-assist and 14th multi-point game of 202-21. He has 14 points (3-11-14) in eight games against the Senators this season. In 22 games on home ice in 2020-21, he has registered 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists). He is tied for second among NHL skaters in primary assists (25). He is tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the night at 4:44 of the third period and later had the secondary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Tonight’s game is Mikheyev’s first multi-point performance of 2020-21 after recording six in 2019-20. He has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has scored three of his six goals in 2020-21 against the Senators. Toronto is 6-0-0 when he records a goal this season.
  • Zach Hyman registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s third period goal and later scored the sixth Toronto goal of the night into an empty net at 19:33 of the third period. Hyman has assists (4) and points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games, and goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded nine of his 16 assists on home ice this season. In seven games against the Senators in 2020-21, Hyman has registered seven points (4-3-7). He ranks second among Toronto skaters in game-winning goals (4).
  • Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal in the first period. He has five assists in eight games against Ottawa this season. In 22 games on home ice in 2020-21, he has recorded 14 points (2-12-14). He is tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists recorded at 5-on-5 (11). He is tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in even-strength points (3-13-16).
  • Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Marner’s second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has recorded six points (1-5-6) in 11 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He has five assists in six games on home ice with Toronto.
  • Travis Dermott had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s third period goal. Dermott has three points (1-2-3) over his last five games played. He has five points (2-3-5) in 37 games played in 2020-21.
  • John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Tavares has five points (2-3-5) over his last four games. He has recorded seven points (3-4-7) in eight games against Ottawa in 2020-21. The Maple Leafs are 12-3-2 when he records an assist this season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 27 shots to improve his record to 11-0-0 and establish a new NHL record for longest win streak from the start of the season by a goaltender (Previous: Carey Price, Montreal; 10W).

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA10 (10)11 (9)11 (10)32 (29)
TORONTO13 (13)16 (13)9 (8)38 (34)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA14 (14)15 (13)16 (14)45 (41)
TORONTO20 (20)28 (24)13 (10)61 (54)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home14-6-2 (22 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa   61-55-3-12 (131 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa at Home34-22-2-8 (66 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Hyman, Matthews, Rielly)
Shot Attempts(Rielly, Simmonds)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Thornton – 2 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Bogosian)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Barabanov, Brodie)
TOI22:43 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI1:05 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOI1:18 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts30 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage65.4% (Mikheyev – 17 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first21-3-1
Lead after 113-2-2
Lead after 217-2-2
Do not score a power play goal13-7-1
Do not allow a power play goal20-2-2
Allow a shorthanded goal4-0-1
Outshoot opponent14-7-2
Saturday7-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 27 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Brodie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 64.3% (27 for, 15 against).
  • Auston Matthews was 4-for-4 (100%) in the faceoff circle when taking offensive zone draws against Ottawa centre Chris Tierney.
  • Jason Spezza won 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Jason Spezza and Joe Thornton started 20% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)

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.

SENATORS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (13-24-4 – 30 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (26-10-3 – 55 Points)

APRIL 10, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:60-55-3-12 (130 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
2020-21:4-2-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (62), John Tavares (41), Zach Bogosian (32)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (19), Joe Thornton (19), Wayne Simmonds (10), John Tavares (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (34), Mitch Marner (18), John Tavares (16)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (53), Auston Matthews (34), Mitch Marner (26), John Tavares (26)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Zach Bogosian (42), Wayne Simmonds (36)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):132 (6th)105 (t-20th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       100 (t-7th)152 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/115 [23.5%] (9th)19/129 [14.7%] (26th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):84/107 [78.5%] (18th)95/130 [76.0%] (26th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.0 (8th)31.3 (7th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (9th)32.7 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1739 (9th)1874 (2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.3% (14th)49.1% (17th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.5% (t-7th)48.3 (24th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:60-55-3-12 (130 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:27-33-1-4 (65 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 18, 2021 (Toronto 7, Ottawa 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS28 (Matthews)
ASSISTS35 (Marner)
POINTS48 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS153 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.7% (Spezza, Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS65 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS36 (Matthews)
HITS68 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:51 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:18 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:43 (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 (64.4%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Leads the Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.0).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (18).
Jack Campbell– Is 10-0-0 with a 1.58 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage this season.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.02 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 14.12 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.8% through 10 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Tied for 18th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:40) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.5% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 40th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:43).- Has recorded nine of his 12 assists on home ice.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:04).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (69.3%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (13).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.77) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:26 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (35).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (13-35-48).- Tied for ninth in the NHL in even-strength goals (13).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:42).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in primary assists (22).- Has the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (64.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (28).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (19)- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (28-20-48).- Averaging 22:01 in time on ice per game, which is fifth among NHL forwards.- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.6%).- Second in the NHL in shots on goal (153).
Ilya Mikheyev– Has an average of 15.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the eighth highest among NHLers who have played at least 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time (64:41).  – Has started 35.0% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.- Averages 8.29 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in multiple games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 19th among NHL defencemen and seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 31 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 50 hits (68) and 50 blocked shots (65).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:51).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in points (4-23-27).- Has four assists in seven games against the Senators this season.- Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (10).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.91) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.0% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (184).
John Tavares– Has the fifth highest faceoff win percentage (56.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 600 faceoffs (612).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 64.5% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is third among Toronto skaters.- Averages 14.24 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has recorded three goals and three assists in seven games against Ottawa this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 54.8%.- Averaging 1.44 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is ninth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

TJ BrodiePoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Zach HymanAssists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (4) and points (4-2-6) in three consecutive games.
Wayne SimmondsPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanFour assists from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerFour goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyThree points from 300 NHL points
Jason SpezzaThree games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

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

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)Did not play on April 7 vs. MTL.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 7 vs. MTL.
 Man Games Lost: 86
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 9Acquired forward Riley Nash from Columbus in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
  

LEAFS 3, SENATORS 2 (OT)

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

OTTAWA SENATORS (12-20-4 – 28 Points)

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO01113
OTTAWA10102

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Ilya Mikheyev put the Maple Leafs on the board at 14:40 of the second period. Mikheyev has 10 points (5-5-10) in 33 games this season. He has recorded seven (3-4-7) of his 10 points on the road in 2020-21. In seven games against the Senators this season, Mikheyev has registered two goals and an assist.
  • Jason Spezza scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 10:41 of the third period. Spezza has goals (3) in three consecutive games. He has a goal and two assists in seven games against Ottawa this season. He has registered seven points (3-4-7) in 11 games during the month of March. With the goal, Spezza moved into a tie with Kirk Muller for 101st on the NHL’s all-time point register (959 points).
  • Justin Holl scored the overtime winning goal at 4:42 of the extra frame. The goal is Holl’s first career overtime winner and second career game-winning goal. He has recorded two goals this season, both of which have come on the road. He has a goal and two assists in seven games against Ottawa this season.
  • TJ Brodie registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Brodie has three assists in seven games against Ottawa this season. Through 11 games in the month of March, he has recorded five assists.
  • Zach Hyman had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Hyman has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has five points (3-2-5) over his last four games played. In six games against the Senators this season, he has recorded five points (3-2-5).
  • Alex Kerfoot had the lone assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Kerfoot has a goal and an assist over his last three games played. In seven games against Ottawa this season, he has recorded six points (2-4-6).
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Holl’s overtime winner. Marner has four points (1-3-4) over his last five games played. In 15 games on the road this season, he has recorded 18 points (4-14-18). He has registered two goals and eight assists in seven games against the Senators in 2020-21.
  • Auston Matthews collected the secondary assist on Holl’s overtime goal. Matthews has 12 points (6-6-12) in seven games against the Senators this season. In 13 games on the road in 2020-21, he has recorded 14 points (7-7-14). The Maple Leafs are 9-2-1 when Matthews records an assist this season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced to earn his fifth win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (10)17 (16)8 (8)4 (0)41 (34)
OTTAWA8 (4)16 (14)6 (6)1 (0)31 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO22 (14)29 (28)15 (15)7 (0)73 (57)
OTTAWA11 (7)25 (18)13 (13)2 (0)51 (38)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road10-4-1 (14 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  60-55-3-12 (129 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa on the Road27-33-1-4 (64 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Marner)
Shot Attempts(Marner)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Thornton – 3 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Marner, Muzzin, Simmonds)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Four players tied)
TOI25:46 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI3:00 (Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI2:53 (Holl)
Shifts30 (Brodie, Holl, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage71.4% (Galchenyuk – 15 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first7-7-1
Trail after 17-4-0
Tied after 26-1-1
Do not score a power play goal7-8-0
Do not allow a power play goal14-2-1
Allow a shorthanded goal1-1-0
Outshooting opponent10-7-1
Overtime4-2
Thursday5-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Wayne Simmonds started 37.5% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Auston Matthews won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • John Tavares was on the ice for a team-high 23 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Tavares finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 65.7% (23 for, 12 against).
  • Jason Spezza won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. vs. Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • 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)

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 AT SENATORS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (20-10-2 – 42 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (12-20-3 – 27 Points)

MARCH 25, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE (OTTAWA, ON) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:59-55-3-12 (129 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-33-1-4 (64 Games)
2020-21:3-2-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (61), John Tavares (40), Zach Bogosian (31)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (19), Joe Thornton (19), Wayne Simmonds (10), John Tavares (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (34), Mitch Marner (17), John Tavares (16)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (53), Auston Matthews (33), John Tavares (26)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Zach Bogosian (42), Wayne Simmonds (36)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):107 (3rd)90 (t-19th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       83 (10th)131 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/94 [27.7%] (4th)16/114 [14.0%] (27th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):70/92 [76.1%] (21st)81/107 [75.7%] (23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.6 (t-9th)31.6 (t-4th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.4 (8th)31.9 (28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1365 (12th)1618 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.0% (13th)49.8% (14th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.9% (t-7th)47.8% (25th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:59-55-3-12 (129 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-33-1-4 (64 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Jan. 16, 2021 (Toronto 3, Ottawa 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS28 (Marner)
POINTS40 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS118 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.1% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.9% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS47 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS30 (Matthews)
HITS52 (Holl, Hyman)
TOI PER GAME23:58 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:25 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:49 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:02 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.0%) at even strength among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in multiple games.- Has a pair of assists in six games against Ottawa this season.
Jack Campbell– Is 4-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .965 save percentage this season.- Is 3-0-0 on the road this season with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Ranks 13th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:26) with a shot attempt percentage of 54.1% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 35th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:49).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in primary assists at 5-on-5 (5).
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 (64.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in goals (11).
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for first among Maple Leafs in on-ice goals for percentage (66.6%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.8).- Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.88) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has recorded two goals and three assists in six games against Ottawa this season.
Mitch Marner– Fifth among NHLers in assists (28).- Fourth among NHLers in points (12-28-40).- Tied for fifth in the NHL in even-strength goals (12).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:44).- Ranks ninth among NHLers in takeaways (27).- Has 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 10th among NHLers in points (21-15-36).- Averaging 22:03 in time on ice per game, which is third among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.2%).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (118).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:43).- Has an average of 17.4 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the sixth most among NHLers who have played at least 55 minutes of shorthanded ice time (55:04).  – Has started 35.7% 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 16th among NHL defencemen and tied for sixth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-12-13). – Scored his first career shorthanded goal on March 13 vs. Winnipeg.
William Nylander– Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (12).- Tied for 26th among NHLers in even-strength goals (9).- Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.70) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.9%, 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 fifth-highest mark among Toronto forwards.
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 19th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:58).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in points (3-21-24).- Has four assists in six games against the Senators 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 (3.07) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 55.9% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the eighth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 150 defensive zone draws (152).
John Tavares– Has the fifth highest faceoff win percentage (58.1%) among NHLers who have taken at least 475 faceoffs (480).- 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 12.83 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fifth 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 56.9%.- Averaging 1.89 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Jason SpezzaGoals (2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianOne point from 200 NHL points.
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 20 vs. Calgary.
 Man Games Lost: 77
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

SENATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 QUOTES

SHELDON KEEFE

Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: What’s your assessment of the game tonight and having to battle from an early hole like you did and not come all the way back? What did you see overall from the group tonight?

Sheldon Keefe: Like you said, we get ourselves in a hole early. It’s a tough game to be playing from behind. We’ve been doing that too much lately. I thought we had parts of our game where we played well and had lots of pressure, did a lot of good things, but obviously our start and the hole we dug ourselves there, how we responded after getting down 1-0 off that faceoff, those are the kind of things that end up being the difference. Overall, Ottawa was better tonight. They were better at 5-on-5, they were better on special teams, they were better in goal. They deserved the result.

Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: I know a concern level can vary after losses depending on how the games are lost, but where is it for you right now considering you’ve had a couple efforts that weren’t great in back-to-back nights and now that it’s five of six? Is it a high concern level, is it low, is it medium? What is it for you?

Sheldon Keefe: I don’t know. I don’t concern myself with those types of thoughts. We’ve got an opportunity here now to get some rest and some practice time. Obviously, it falls at the appropriate time in the schedule for us with what we’re going through here. It gives us a chance to get back to work.

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: I remember you guys using the same sort of tactic in pulling the goalie in the bubble against Columbus and loading up with your big guys despite there being five, six minutes left. That whole idea of doing that, can you talk about the genesis of that idea and, obviously you don’t want to be in that position to use it, but how much confidence do you have in your guys to give them the man advantage like that?

Sheldon Keefe: I have great confidence in our guys. We’ve had a lot of success with it even this season. It’s just really kind of reacting to what’s happening in the game. I felt like it’s a three-goal deficit, lots of time left in the sense there’s six minutes, six-plus minutes I think it was. If we didn’t get one soon it would be probably insurmountable to come back. I felt we needed one. All of our top guys were fresh at that point in time coming out of a TV timeout. It was an offensive zone faceoff so it just made a lot of sense for us to go with that and try to see if we could get one and, if we could, then it would change the remaining time significantly. If we let time continue to wind down without getting anything to fall for us, just the energy and emotion of our bench alone would have been too much to overcome. We had to get something going at that point in time. It just fell into place in terms of the guys being rested and timeout and we still had another TV timeout to come on top of that. I felt pretty good about being able to ride those guys.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Were you surprised the Mikheyev goal came off the board or going into that challenge were you thinking it might be going that way?

Sheldon Keefe: Yeah, I found it just to be one of those ones that’s kind of grey and you don’t know which way it’s going to go. I had a pretty good sense that it was going to be challenged. I think we would have done the same thing if we were in that situation and then it’s just up to the people upstairs or wherever they’re making the call. Like I said, we’ve seen enough of those and studied enough of those situations that we had a pretty good sense that it could go either way, but I wasn’t surprised they challenged it, especially with the three goal lead.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: The rest, obviously, will be really valuable. Is there areas of emphasis that you’ve already identified that you’re going to want to focus on when you back on the ice with the guys though?

Sheldon Keefe: Yes, there is for sure, yeah. 

TJ BRODIE

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Do you feel the defence hasn’t been as sharp as a whole lately in terms of some mental errors and not breaking out as crisply and helping out the offence as you were earlier this season?

TJ Brodie: Yeah, definitely. The last couple games you noticed it. It’s definitely something that we want to clean up going forward. I think that’s what we’ll do the next couple days is try to work on that.

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: How valuable will this rest be? Guys who have played a lot, maybe it’s showing the last couple games.

TJ Brodie: It’s been a busy season so far. Any time you can get a chance to recoup and recover is big. 

ZACH HYMAN

Q. Mark Zwolinski, Toronto Star: Obviously, again not the result you wanted and maybe not the start you wanted either. Defensively, do you think the team has slipped a little bit there or is it just a momentary thing?

Zach Hyman: Obviously, we haven’t been able to put some wins together. We’ve lost more than we’ve won the past week. We’ve had defensive breakdowns. I think against Winnipeg a lot of it was just one mistake and they come down and they’re such a good offensive team they’re able to score quickly. Then here tonight we gave them a couple of odd man rushes and they got a PK one. Our PK needs to be better. I think that anytime you’re losing you want to shore up your defensive game because they’re scoring more than you are.

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: At the end of the practice week hopefully you get some people back from injury. How big is that going to be to get a couple of familiar names back on the roster?

Zach Hyman: Simmer’s been itching to get back. He is a huge part of our team and brings so much energy and grit and can score and play in the dirty areas. We’re excited to get him hopefully soon. And then obviously with Soup. I think we have tremendous depth and Soupy’s been playing extremely well. He had that injury so hopefully he’s back at it. We have an extremely deep team and I think that we’ll have guys coming back who are going to help our team and only make our team better. We’re excited. I don’t know the timeline on when they’ll be back, but I know we have two games here in a longer period than usual so we have a lot of rest and it’ll be good to regroup as a group and take a couple of days here and reassess. It’s right around the halfway mark, I think we’re just over the halfway mark, which is a great time to evaluate things and grow and get better.  

MITCH MARNER

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Obviously, it’s a been busy schedule for you guys the last little bit. Did you sense the fatigue catch up to you or what was your sense of tonight’s game?

Mitch Marner: I thought we were doing things we wanted to. I thought we were doing a good job of staying above them. When we were getting our shifts down low we were really moving the puck well, spacing them out, getting guys to the net, getting second opportunities. It was just a couple didn’t fall. That’s what happens. We’ve got a couple days now to rest, get ourselves ready and be ready to finish out the season.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Were you surprised Ilya’s goal ended up being disallowed?

Mitch Marner: A little bit, but at the same time that’s up to the refs to decide that. From our angle it looked like there was a battle between Gudbranson and Pierre and then Pierre got whoever that was in front. I thought we did a good job of sticking with it, not letting that get us down. Obviously, we just came short there at the end. 

AUSTON MATTHEWS

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Obviously, not easy when you fall behind on back-to-backs. What did you see as the difference tonight?

Auston Matthews: I think we just had a really poor start. They were able to score a couple early and we were chasing the game the rest of the time. I just think we didn’t really come out very well to start the game and they were obviously ready to go. They scored two quick and we had to dig ourselves out of that hole.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: You guys have a bit of a break now. What are going to be the points of emphasis so you guys get back on track when you come out of it? 

Auston Matthews: I don’t know. I think we’ve been playing a lot of hockey lately. I think it will just be nice to reset and regroup as a team and have a couple days to just regroup. We’ve been playing a lot of games. I think it’s important for us to have a short memory, but obviously with this four or five day break now we’ve got to sit with this one. I think there’s plenty that we can take from here and move forward and use this week to rest and recover and get ready for the following.