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

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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.  

SENATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-9-2 – 40 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (10-20-1 – 21 Points)

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board at 11:38 of the first period and later had the second Toronto goal of the game at 14:40 of the third period. Tonight’s game is his first multi-goal and fourth multi-point game of the season. Hyman has a pair of goals over his last four games played. He has scored seven of his nine goals on the road this season. He has four goals in eight games during the month of March.
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 17:48 of the third period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has recorded eight points (5-3-8) in eight games during the month of March. He has five points (2-3-5) in six games against Ottawa this season.
  • Auston Matthews registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Matthews has five points (3-2-5) over his last four games. He has 11 points (6-5-11) in six games against the Senators this season. In 12 games on the road this season, Matthews has recorded 13 points (7-6-13).
  • Morgan Rielly had the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal and later recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Tonight’s game is his seventh multi-assist and eighth multi-point game of the season. Rielly has five assists over his last four games. He has five assists in six games against the Senators. In 14 games on the road this season, he has recorded 13 points (1-12-13). 
  • John Tavares had the secondary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Tavares has four points (1-3-4) over his last five games played. He has 14 points (3-11-14) in 14 games on the road this season. In six games against the Senators in 2020-21, he has recorded five points (2-3-5).
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Marner has assists (4) and points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games. He has registered 17 points (4-13-17) in 14 games on the road this season. In six games against Ottawa in 2020-21, he has recorded nine points (2-7-9).
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped one of the three shots he faced.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced in relief of Hutchinson.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (9)12 (10)15 (6)36 (25)
OTTAWA14 (10)13 (9)4 (4)31 (23)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO14 (14)29 (26)28 (12)71 (52)
OTTAWA26 (21)21 (15)11 (8)58 (44)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road9-4-1 (14 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  59-55-3-12 (129 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa on the Road 26-33-1-4 (64 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Marner)
Shot Attempts11 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins10 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Mikheyev)
Blocked Shots(Rielly)
Takeaways(Kerfoot, Matthews, Nylander)
TOI27:56 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:00 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOI3:14 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Muzzin, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage70.7% (Muzzin – 29 for, 12 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first6-6-1
Trail after 13-3-1
Trail after 21-6-0
Do not score a power play goal5-7-0
Allow 1 power play goal5-5-1
Outshooting opponent8-6-1
Sunday1-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Brodie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.7% (29 for, 25 against) while Muzzin finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 70.7% (29 for, 12 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 71% (5 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • Jason Spezza was 4-for-4 (100%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Jimmy Vesey was the lone Toronto skater to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Friday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • 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)

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-SENATORS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-8-2 – 40 Points) vs.

OTTAWA SENATORS (9-20-1 – 19 Points)

MARCH 14, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE (OTTAWA, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:59-54-3-12 (128 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
2020-21:3-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (60), John Tavares (39), Zach Bogosian (30), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (19), Joe Thornton (19), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (34), Mitch Marner (16), John Tavares (15)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (53), Auston Matthews (32), Mitch Marner (24), John Tavares (24)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):99 (2nd)77 (t-18th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       75 (12th)121 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):26/86 [30.2%] (2nd)15/100 [15.0%] (26th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):63/83 [75.9%] (21st)73/99 [73.7%] (26th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.4 (12th)31.4 (t-5th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.6 (7th)32.0 (t-28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1213 (8th)1360 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.2% (t-16th)49.6% (t-14th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.2% (t-7th)48.0% (24th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:59-54-3-12 (128 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:33-22-2-8 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Jan. 16, 2021 (Toronto 3, Ottawa 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS27 (Marner)
POINTS38 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner, Muzzin)
PIMs28 (Bogosian)
SHOTS110 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.3% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS44 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS26 (Marner, Matthews)
HITS46 (Bogosian, Holl, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:52 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:20 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for fourth in the NHL in wins (13).- Seventh among NHL goaltenders in saves made (534).- Tied for 12th among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 15 games (21) in even-strength save percentage (.917).
Travis Boyd– Averaging 2.51 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:06 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.9%) at even strength among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in multiple games.- Tied for third among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-10-10).
Jack Campbell– Is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage this season.
Justin Holl– Tied for 15th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:32) with a shot attempt percentage of 53.1% when the score is within one goal.- Ranks 39th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:50).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in primary assists at 5-on-5 (5).
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .934 save percentage and a 2.03 goals-against average through five starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:02).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (64.7%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for third among Maple Leafs forwards in on-ice goals for percentage (63.6%) at 5-on-5.- Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (20.0).- Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.90) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.
Mitch Marner– Fourth among NHLers in assists (27).- Fourth among NHLers in points (11-27-38).- Tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (11).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Has played 39.6% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has the fifth highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards..
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (21).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (7).- Sixth among NHLers in points (21-14-35).- Averaging 21:58 in time on ice per game, which is fifth among NHL forwards.- Third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.0%).- Tied for third in the NHL in shots on goal (110).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (1:48).- Has an average of 16.1 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is sixth among NHLers who have played at least 50 minutes of shorthanded ice time (52:01).  – Has started 36.1% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (8).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen and tied for fifth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-11-12). – Has started 48.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.- Scored his first career shorthanded goal on March 13 vs. Winnipeg.
William Nylander– Second among Maple Leafs in goals (12).- Tied for 15th among NHLers in even-strength goals (9).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.87) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.9%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 63.6% at 5-on-5, which is tied for the fourth highest mark among Toronto skaters.
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:52).- Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in points (3-19-22).- Has a goal and 10 assists in 13 games on the road this season.- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (8).
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.90) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.5% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 125 defensive zone draws (131).
John Tavares– Tied for 27th among NHLers in assists (16).- Has the third highest faceoff win percentage (59.3%) among NHLers who have taken at least 425 faceoffs (435).- Has three goals and 10 assists in 13 games on the road this season.- Has two goals and two assists in five games against Ottawa in 2020-21.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 66.6% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is tied for first among Toronto skaters.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games at 56.5%.- Averaging 2.16 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
William NylanderTwo goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Kenny AgostinoFirst game as a Maple Leaf (March 11 vs. WPG)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Lower Body)Did not play on March 13 vs. WPG.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 74
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

March 12Acquired goaltender Veini Vehviläinen from Columbus in exchange for defenceman Mikko Lehtonen.
  

Maple Leafs 7, Senators 3 postgame notes

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-14-1 – 8 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (13-3-2 – 28 Points)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

 123OTFINAL
OTTAWA1113
TORONTO3317

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a power play goal at 10:29 of the first period before scoring the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 19:37 of the first period. He later collected the secondary assist on Mitch Marner’s second period goal, as well as the secondary assist on William Nylander’s second period goal. With four points in tonight’s game, Matthews has tied his single-game career-high for points (4 – 6x).

    Matthews has goals (5) in three consecutive games and points (14-6-20) in 12 consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fourth multi-goal game and sixth multi-point game of the season. He leads the NHL in goal scoring with 16 goals. Matthews has registered 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists) in 20 career games against Ottawa, his most against any opponent. He is tied for 13th among active NHLers in points against the Senators and is tied for sixth with teammate Joe Thornton among active leaders in goals against Ottawa.
  • Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later scored Toronto’s second of the night at 16:42 of the first period before picking up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second first period goal.

    Thornton has assists (4) and points (2-4-6) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist game of the season and third multi-point performance of the 2020-21 season. He has eight points (3-5-8) in five games against Ottawa this season. Per NHL Stats, Thornton (41 years, 231 days) is the oldest player in franchise history to record three or more points in a regular-season game (Previous: Carl Brewer; 41 years, 78 days).
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night at 1:39 of the second period. Mikheyev’s goal is his second of the season and first on home ice. He has two goals and three assists in 18 games this season.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Thornton’s first period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second first period goal before scoring the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the game at 3:45 of the second period. He also added the primary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. With three assists tonight, Marner ties his single-game career-high for assists (15x).

    Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and eighth multi-point game of the season. In five games against Ottawa this season, he has recorded five points (2-4-6). Tonight’s game is Marner’s first of the season with four points. He has had four games with three points, four games with two points, six games with a single point and just four games without recording a point in 2020-21.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal and later scored the sixth Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 11:00 of the second period. Tonight’s game is his fourth multi-point performance of the season. Nylander has 11 points (3-8-11) in 11 games on home ice this season. In 21 career games against the Senators, he has recorded 17 points (5-12-17).
  • John Tavares scored the seventh Maple Leafs goal of the game at 16:53 of the third period. Tavares has two points (1-1-2) over his last three games played. He has nine points (5-4-9) in 11 games on home ice this season. In five games against the Senators, he has recorded two goals and two assists this season. He has 24 points (9-15-14) in 39 career games against Ottawa.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Marner’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s fourth multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (1-6-7) in eight games during the month of February. Through 11 games on home ice this season, Rielly has recorded eight points (2-6-8).
  • Jake Muzzin registered the primary assist on Thornton’s first period goal. Muzzin has assists (3) in two consecutive games. He has eight assists in eight games during the month of February. He has three assists in five games against Ottawa. 
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. He has two assists over his last three games. He has five points (3-2-5) in eight games during the month of February. Seven (3-4-7) of his 10 points have come on home ice this season.
  • Alex Kerfoot picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ third period goal. Kerfoot has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) n eight games during the month of February. He has registered four points (2-2-4) in five games against the Senators this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced to earn his first win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA12 (11)9 (4)16 (16)37 (31)
TORONTO10 (7)14 (9)7 (7)31 (23)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA14 (13)19 (11)36 (36)69 (60)
TORONTO17 (13)19 (13)9 (9)45 (35)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home8-2-1 (11 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  59-54-3-12 (128 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa at Home33-22-2-8 (65 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Mikheyev, Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Spezza)
Faceoff Win Percentage78% (Matthews – 7 won, 2 lost)
Hits(Mikheyev)
Blocked Shots(Four players tied)
Takeaways(Marner)
TOI21:39 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI3:52 (Marner)
Shorthanded TOI3:13 (Holl, Muzzin)
Shifts24 (Holl)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage57.1% (Rielly – 12 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first9-2-1
Lead after 15-1-0
Lead after 25-0-1
Score multiple power play goals4-1-0
Do not allow a power play goal6-1-1
Outshot by opponent7-2-1
Thursday3-0-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie, Justin Holl and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 13 shot attempts for at 5-on-5.
  • Auston Matthews and Joe Thornton were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Jason Spezza was 4-for-6 (67%) taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Monday, March 1, 10:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (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.

OTTAWA-TORONTO PREGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-13-1 – 9 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-3-2 – 26 Points)

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:32-22-2-8 (64 Games)
2020-21:2-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (59), John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), Auston Matthews (17), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (15), Mitch Marner (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (50), Auston Matthews (28), John Tavares (23)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):60 (3rd)41 (t-17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       45 (t-18th)71 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):16/49 [32.7%] (t-2nd)8/67 [11.9%] (t-27th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):46/58 [79.3%] (19th)45/60 [75.0%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.3 (24th)31.7 (4th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.9 (t-6th)31.1 (21st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):690 (7th)822 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.3% (18th)50.6% (15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (5th)48.4% (t-23rd)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:32-22-2-8 (64 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 17, 2021 (Toronto 2, Ottawa 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS16 (Marner)
POINTS23 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS67 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%60.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS31 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS14 (Matthews)
HITS32 (Hyman, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:10 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:30 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (10).- Second among NHL goaltenders in saves made (381).- Has a 7-2-1 record with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 10 games on home ice this season.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 3.71 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:57 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).
Justin Holl– Ranks 29th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:04) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.1%.- Ranks 13th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:04) with a goals for percentage of 59%.- Ranks 13th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:30).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:26).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (68.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Alex Kerfoot– One of three Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:01) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:40).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has four points (2-2-4) in seven games during the month of February.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in points (7-16-23).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (7).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:01).- Has played 40.9% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has recorded 20 points (7-13-20) in 17 career games against Ottawa.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (14).- Averaging 22:09 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.3%).- Ranks third in the NHL in shots on goal (67).- Tied for third in NHL scoring during the month of February (8-3-11).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:10).- Has an average of 14.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have played at least 35 minutes of shorthanded ice time (36:44).  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 17th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:22).- Ranks 36th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (17:19) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.81).- Has started 47.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.84) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.0%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.5% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.38 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads the Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in points (2-10-12).- Has six points (2-4-6) in 10 games on home ice this season.- Has five points (1-4-5) in seven games during the month of February.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.98) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 61.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the sixth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 50 defensive zone draws.
John Tavares– Tied for fourth in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has a goal and two assists in four games against the Senators this season.- Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 225 faceoffs (249).- Has four goals and four assists in 10 games on home ice this season.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 10% higher than his 5-on-5 on-ice goals for percentage in 2019-20 (48.3%).
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 62.5%.- Has recorded a goal and two assists through two games since returning from injury on February 15.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Alex KerfootPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (3) in two consecutive games and points (12-4-16) in 11 consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonPoints (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Justin HollTwo games from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsTwo games from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinFour games from 600 career NHL games
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Auston Matthews300th NHL point (Feb. 8 vs. VAN)
Jake Muzzin200th NHL assist (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
100th game as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)On injured reserve.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 39
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 17Acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from Carolina in exchange for forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.
Feb. 13Reassigned defenceman Martin Marincin and forward Scott Sabourin to the taxi squad.
Loaned forwards Adam Brooks and Nick Robertson, as well as defenceman Rasmus Sandin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

MAPLE LEAFS 2, SENATORS 1 POSTGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-13-1 – 8 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-3-2 – 26 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021

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TORONTO0112

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:41 of the second period. Matthews has goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (12-4-16) in 11 consecutive games. He has 13 points (9-4-13) in nine games on home ice this season. He has registered four goals and two assists in four games against Ottawa in 2020-21 and has 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) in 19 career games against the Senators.
  • Alex Kerfoot scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 10:46 of the third period. Kerfoot has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (2-2-4) over his last five games played. He has two goals and an assist in four games against the Senators this season.
  • Justin Holl registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Holl has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games played. Four of his six assists have come on home ice this season. He has a pair of assists in four games against Ottawa.
  • Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal before recording the primary assist on Kerfoot’s third period goal. Muzzin’s second assist of the night was his 200th career NHL assist. Tonight’s game is his third multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has five assists over his last four games played. He has seven assists in seven games during the month of February. Tonight’s game was his 100th game as a Maple Leaf.
  • TJ Brodie collected the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s third period goal. Brodie has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded four of his six assists on home ice this season. He has three assists in four games against Ottawa this season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced in the win.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA10 (10)12 (10)6 (8)28 (25)
TORONTO5 (5)13 (12)10 (9)28 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA21 (21)18 (15)15 (8)54 (44)
TORONTO6 (6)19 (17)15 (9)40 (32)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home7-2-1 (10 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa at Home32-22-2-8 (64 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Tavares)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Marner – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Brodie, Hyman, Tavares)
Blocked Shots(Hyman)
Takeaways(Nylander)
TOI22:20 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI4:24 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI3:25 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Marner)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage60.0% (Dermott – 6 for, 4 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first8-2-1
Tied after 14-1-0
Tied after 24-0-1
Do not score a power play goal3-2-0
Do not allow a power play goal5-1-1
Even in shots1-0-0
Wednesday3-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre EngvallAlex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 15 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50% (15 for, 15 against).
  • John Tavares was 4-for-5 (80%) in the faceoff circle against Ottawa centre Nick Paul.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

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