LEAFS 5, CANUCKS 1

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (19-23-3 – 41 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (33-13-5 – 71 Points)

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021

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TORONTO1135

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


POSTGAME QUOTES:

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews put the Maple Leafs on the board at 15:24 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 3:50 of the second period. Matthews has goals (4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ ninth multi-goal game and 18th multi-point performance of the season. He has registered 35 points (23 goals, 12 assists) in 24 games on home ice this season. He has 10 points (9-1-10) in nine games against Vancouver in 2020-21. Matthews leads the NHL in goals (38), even-strength goals (28) and goals at 5-on-5 (25). Toronto is 7-1-1 when Matthews scores multiple goals this season. 
  • Adam Brooks scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 4:55 of the third period. Brooks has three points (2-1-3) over his last four games played. He has two goals in four games on home ice this season. He has a pair of goals in three games against the Canucks in 2020-21.
  • Alex Galchenyuk scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 11:39 of the third period. Galchenyuk has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has a goal and an assist in five games against the Canucks this season. He has registered eight points (2-6-8) in nine games at Scotiabank Arena with the Maple Leafs this season.
  • Joe Thornton scored the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the night into an empty net at 18:00 of the third period. Thornton has points (2-3-5) in five consecutive games. He has registered a goal and an assist in six games against the Canucks this season. In 19 games on home ice, he has collected nine points (3-6-9).
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later had the lone assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (4) in three consecutive games and points (4-6-10) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Marner’s ninth multi-assist and 17th multi-point game of the season. He has 12 points (2-10-12) in nine games against the Canucks this season. In 26 games on home ice, he has recorded 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists). Marner is tied for second in the NHL in assists (46) and ranks second in the NHL in primary assists (33). The Maple Leafs are 9-0-0 when Marner records multiple assists this season.
  • Nick Foligno had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Foligno has recorded four assists in four games played with the Maple Leafs this season. His assist tonight is his first point as a Maple Leaf at Scotiabank Arena. He has recorded 20 points (7-13-20) in 46 games between Columbus and Toronto in 2020-21.
  • Justin Holl recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Holl has recorded five assists over his last six games played. He has registered 10 of his 17 assists on home ice this season. The Maple Leafs are 12-4-1when Holl records a point this season.
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Spezza has assists (5) in four consecutive games and points (1-5-6) in five consecutive games. He has six points (3-3-6) in nine games against Vancouver this season. He recorded eight points (2-6-8) in 13 games during the month of April.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Galchenyuk’s third period goal. Nylander has points (2-2-4) in four consecutive games. He has 20 points (9-11-20) in 22 games on home ice in 2020-21. In nine games against the Canucks this season, he has registered nine points (2-7-9).
  • John Tavares had the secondary assist on Galchenyuk’s third period goal. Tavares has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He recorded 17 points (7-10-17) in 14 games during the month of April. In nine games against Vancouver this season, he has recorded nine points (4-5-9).
  • Travis Dermott recorded the primary assist on Thornton’s third period goal. He has registered six points (2-4-6) in 46 games played this season. He has notched three of his four assists on home ice in 2020-21. Tonight’s assist is his first point in six games against the Canucks in 2020-21.
  • Morgan Rielly picked up the secondary assist on Thornton’s third period goal. Rielly has recorded three assists over his last two games played. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in eight games against the Canucks this season. He has recorded 16 points (2-14-16) in 25 games on home ice this season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 26 shots to earn his 15th win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
VANCOUVER11 (9)12 (12)4 (2)27 (23)
TORONTO6 (6)10 (10)14 (13)30 (29)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
VANCOUVER24 (19)20 (20)11 (7)55 (46)
TORONTO11 (11)14 (14)19 (17)44 (42)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home16-7-3 (26 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    66-65-22-4 (157 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver at Home40-25-11-1 (77 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews, Rielly)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage60% (Tavares – 9 won, 6 lost)
Hits(Foligno)
Blocked Shots(Holl)
Takeaways(Nylander)
TOI24:00 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI1:38 (Rielly)
Shorthanded TOI1:37 (Holl)
Shifts29 (Brodie, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage59.1% (Matthews – 13 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first9-8-3
Tied after 111-4-1
Lead after 222-2-3
Do not score a power play goal17-9-2
Do not allow a power play goal23-2-3
Outshooting opponent17-9-3
Saturday9-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Nick Foligno, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews started 27.3% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 18 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.4 percent (18 for, 17 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 63 percent (5 won, 3 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone.
  • John Tavares was 5-for-7 (71%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs tonight. 

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, 680 News)
  • 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.

CANUCKS-LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (19-22-3 – 41 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-13-5 – 69 Points)

MAY 1, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: 680 NEWS

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:65-65-22-4 (156 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:39-25-11-1 (76 Games)
2020-21:4-3-1
LAST FIVE:1-3-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (75), TJ Brodie (44), Jake Muzzin (39)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (12)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (57), John Tavares (15), TJ Brodie (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (75), John Tavares (28), Jason Spezza (21)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Nick Foligno (30), Jake Muzzin (28)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):166 (t-6th)115 (t-29th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       132 (10th)141 (t-15th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):30/138 [21.7%] (11th)24/122 [19.7%] (19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):98/128 [76.6%] (26th)115/146 [78.8%] (20th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.2 (7th)29.5 (t-19th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (7th)33.3 (30th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2189 (9th)1850 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.7% (t-12th)46.7% (28th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):50.8% (12th)53.1 (t-4th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3) 
All-Time Record:65-65-22-4 (156 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:39-25-11-1 (76 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-40-11-3 (80 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:April 29, 2021 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS36 (Matthews)
ASSISTS44 (Marner)
POINTS62 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS197 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.3% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS85 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS45 (Marner)
HITS92 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:43 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:12 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:32 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:00 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 (66.2%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.9).- Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21). 
Adam Brooks– Has three goals and an assist in seven games with the Maple Leafs this season.- Averaging 1.92 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks eighth 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 14-2-1 with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage this season.- Tied for the fifth-highest even-strength save percentage (.931) among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 10 games this season..- 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 three assists in three games with the Maple Leafs.- Averaging 2:19 per game in shorthanded ice time with Toronto since joining the club.- Averaging 9.46 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 1.88 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 11.49 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 15th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:52).- Ranks 16th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:52) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.0% when the score is within one goal. 
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. 
Alex Kerfoot– Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has the 10th highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.64) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:24 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career. 
Mitch Marner– Third among NHLers in assists (44).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (25).- Third among NHLers in points (18-44-62).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (18).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (31).- Third among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:27).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (62.0%) 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 (36).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (26).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for first in the NHL in game-winning goals (11).- Tied for sixth among NHLers in points (36-24-60).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (197).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in over 10 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- 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 36.0% 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 8.01 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks eighth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 23rd among NHL defencemen and is ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (2-16-18). – One of 10 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 85 hits (92) and 85 blocked shots (85). 
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 22nd among NHLers in average time on ice (23:43).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in points (4-28-32).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (28).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- 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.- Has a 3-2-2 record with a .899 save percentage and 2.64 goals-against average in eight career games against the Canucks.- 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 (3.07) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has won 54.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (217). 
John Tavares– Tied for 28th in the NHL in points (17-28-45).- Tied for 18th in the NHL in even-strength points (11-22-33).- Tied for the eighth highest faceoff win percentage (55.6%) among NHLers who have taken at least 750 faceoffs (761).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 57.6% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Averages 13.86 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded eighth points (4-4-8) in eight games against the Canucks 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 55.4%.- Averaging 1.49 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 12th 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

Mitch MarnerAssists (2) in two consecutive games and points (4-4-8) in five consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaAssists (4) in three consecutive games and points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonAssists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
John TavaresFive games from 200 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Travis Dermott200th NHL game (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Mitch Marner100th NHL goal (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Joe Thornton1,100th NHL assist (April 28 at Montreal)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Shoulder)Expected to miss four weeks.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 122
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

MAPLE LEAFS 4, CANUCKS 1

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (19-22-3 – 41 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-13-5 – 69 Points)

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 15:29 of the first period. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. He has eight points (2-6-8) in eight games against the Canucks this season. He has scored the first goal of the game on four occasions this season, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. He has 19 points (9-10-19) in 21 games on home ice this season.
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 0:51 of the second period. Matthews has goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has eight points (7-1-8) in eight games against the Canucks in 2020-21. He has 33 points (21 goals, 12 assists) in 23 games on home ice this season. He leads the NHL in goals (36), even-strength goals (25) and game-winning goals (11).
  • Pierre Engvall scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 2:56 of the second period. Engvall has nine points (4-5-9) in 38 games this season. He has scored three of his four goals on home ice this season. He has a pair of goals in four games against Vancouver in 2020-21.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal and later scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night at 19:05 of the third period. Marner has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (3-4-7) in five consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 16th multi-point game of th2 season. He has registered 34 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 25 games on home ice this season. He as registered 10 points (2-8-10) in eight games against the Canucks. He sits third among NHLers in assists (44) and ranks second among NHLers in primary assists (31).
  • Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. He has seven points (1-6-7) in eight games on home ice with the Maple Leafs this season. He has eight points (2-6-8) in 20 games with the Maple Leafs since being acquired on February 15. The Maple Leafs are 4-0-0 when he records an assist. 
  • John Tavares picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Tavares has recorded five points (3-2-5) over his last five games played. He has registered eight points (4-4-8) in eight games against the Canucks in 2020-21. He is tied for first among Maple Leafs and eighth among NHLers in points during the month of April with 17 points (7-10-17) in 14 games played.
  • Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Thornton has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games. He has recorded eight points (2-6-8) in 18 games at Scotiabank Arena this season. His assist is his first point against Vancouver in five games this season.
  • Ramsus Sandin recorded the primary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Sandin has a pair of assists over his last three games played. In six games with the Maple Leafs this season he has recorded three assists. He has a pair of assists in two games on home ice in 2020-21.
  • Jason Spezza collected the secondary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Spezza has assists (4) in three consecutive games and points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games. He has five points (3-2-5) in eight games against the Canucks this season. Coming into tonight’s game, Spezza had the sixth highest points per 60 minutes rate at 5-on-5 (3.00) among NHLers who had appeared in at least 10 games.
  • Alex Kerfoot had the lone assist on Marner’s third period goal. Kerfoot has three points (1-2-3) over his last five games played. He has four points (1-3-4) in eight games against the Canucks this season. The Maple Leafs are 9-2-1 when Kerfoot records an assist in 2020-21.
  • David Rittich stopped 15 shots to earn his first win as a Maple Leaf.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
VANCOUVER2 (2)9 (6)5 (5)16 (13)
TORONTO7 (7)11 (11)6 (6)24 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
VANCOUVER10 (10)18 (12)18 (18)46 (40)
TORONTO23 (23)19 (19)14 (12)56 (54)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home15-7-3 (25 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    65-65-22-4 (156 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Montreal at Home39-25-11-1 (76 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Marner, Matthews)
Shot Attempts12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins10 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage56% (Matthews, Spezza)
Hits(Liljegren, Tavares)
Blocked Shots(Holl, Hutton, Sandin)
Takeaways(Brooks)
TOI23:33 (Brodie)
Power Play TOIN/A
Shorthanded TOI2:22 (Brodie, Dermott)
Shifts27 (Sandin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage90% (Spezza – 18 for, 2 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first24-5-2
Lead after 117-3-3
Lead after 221-2-3
Do not score a power play goal16-9-2
Allow 1 power play goal8-8-2
Outshooting opponent16-9-3
Thursday7-2-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play tonight.
  • Ben Hutton skated in his first game as a Maple Leaf.
  • Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 22 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.9 percent (22 for, 13 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 60 percent (nine won, six lost) of his faceoffs against Vancouver centre Bo Horvat.
  • Jason Spezza was 3-for-5 (60%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs tonight. 

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, 680 News)
  • Monday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, 680 News)

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.

CANUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (19-21-3 – 41 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-13-5 – 67 Points)

APRIL 29, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) 
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-65-22-4 (155 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
2020-21:3-3-1
LAST FIVE:1-3-1
LAST 10:5-3-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (74), TJ Brodie (43), Jake Muzzin (39)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (11)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), John Tavares (14), TJ Brodie (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (27), Jason Spezza (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Nick Foligno (30), Jake Muzzin (28)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):162 (8th)114 (t-29th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       131 (11th)137 (t-13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):30/138 [21.7%] (11th)23/120 [19.2%] (t-19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):97/126 [77.0%] (26th)115/146 [78.8%] (t-19th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.4 (7th)29.8 (14th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (7th)33.5 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2135 (11th)1810 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (13th)46.8% (28th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.0% (12th)53.1 (5th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3) 
All-Time Record:64-65-22-4 (155 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-40-11-3 (80 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 8, 2021 (Toronto 3, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS35 (Matthews)
ASSISTS43 (Marner)
POINTS60 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS192 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.5% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS85 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS43 (Marner)
HITS92 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:43 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:17 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:33 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:58 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (64.8%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21). 
Adam Brooks– Has three goals and an assist in six games with the Maple Leafs this season.- Averaging 2.35 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fifth 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 14-2-1 with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage this season.- Has the fifth-highest even-strength save percentage (.931) among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 10 games this season..- 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 three assists in three games with the Maple Leafs.- Averaging 2:19 per game in shorthanded ice time with Toronto since joining the club.- Averaging 9.46 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 1.73 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 11.61 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 11th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games. 
Justin Holl– Ranks 15th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:53).- Ranks 16th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:53) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.1% when the score is within one goal. 
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. 
Alex Kerfoot– Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has the ninth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.64) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:24 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career. 
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (43).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (24).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (17-43-60).- Tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (17).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (30).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (61.0%) 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 (35).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (25).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for first in the NHL in game-winning goals (10).- Sixth among NHLers in points (35-24-59).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (192).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.3%).- 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 36.0% 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 7.95 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– Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 22nd among NHL defencemen and is tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (2-16-18). – One of nine NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 85 hits (92) and 85 blocked shots (85). 
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:43).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in points (4-28-32).- Ranks 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (28).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary. 
David Rittich– Is 0-1-1 with a 3.36 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage in three appearances with Toronto.- Has a 3-2-2 record with a .899 save percentage and 2.64 goals-against average in eight career games against the Canucks.- 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. 
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.00) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has won 54.7% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (214). 
John Tavares– Tied for 29th in the NHL in points (17-27-44).- Tied for 22nd in the NHL in even-strength points (11-21-32).- Has the eighth highest faceoff win percentage (56.17%) among NHLers who have taken at least 725 faceoffs (745).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 56.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 10th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Averages 13.78 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded seven points (4-3-7) in seven games against the Canucks 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 55.3%.- Averaging 1.40 points per 60 minutes of ice time 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

Adam BrooksPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Nick FolignoAssists (3) in three consecutive games.
Justin HollAssists (4) in four consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerPoints (3-3-6) in four consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinPoints (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaPoints (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonPoints (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Travis Dermott200th NHL game (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Mitch Marner100th NHL goal (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Joe Thornton1,100th NHL assist (April 28 at Montreal)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Shoulder)Expected to miss four weeks.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 118
 

LEAFS 4, JETS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (30-13-5 – 65 Points) vs.

WINNIPEG JETS (27-17-3 – 57 Points)

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021

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TORONTO2114
WINNIPEG1001

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joe Thornton put the Maple Leafs on the board at 4:04 of the first period. Thornton has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has a goal and two assists in nine games against the Jets this season. He has registered seven points (2-5-7) in 19 games on the road in 2020-21.
  • Mitch Marner scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 11:40 of the first period. Marner’s first period goal is his 100th career NHL goal. He has goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games. He has 13 points (6-7-13) in nine games against Winnipeg in 2020-21. In 24 games on the road this season, Marner has recorded 27 points (7-20-27). He is tied for fourth among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (17). 
  • John Tavares scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 7:07 of the second period. Tavares has points (5-7-12) in eight consecutive games. He has recorded 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 24 games on the road this season. In nine games against the Jets, he has registered seven points (3-4-7). He is tied for 16th among NHL skaters in even-strength points (11-21-32) and is tied for 29th among NHLers in goals (17).
  • Alex Kerfoot scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the game into an empty net at 18:30 of the third period. He has a goal and an assist over his last three games played. He has four points (2-2-4) in nine games against the Jets this season. In 24 games on the road, he’s recorded 10 points (4-6-10). He has scored five of his eight goals in the third period this season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Thornton’s first period goal. Spezza has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 14 (6-8-14) of his 24 points on the road this season. He has recorded four points (1-3-4) in nine games against the Jets this season. He is tied for fifth among Toronto skaters in primary assists this season (11).
  • Adam Brooks had the secondary assist on Thornton’s first period goal. Brooks has three points (2-1-3) in five games with the Maple Leafs this season. In five career games against the Jets, the Winnipeg native has recorded three assists. He has six points (2-4-6) in 12 career games with the Maple Leafs.
  • Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Marner’s first period goal. Muzzin has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has registered 11 (1-10-11) of his 19 points on the road this season. He has collected four points (1-3-4) in nine games against the Jets in 2020-21. He is tied for 19th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (12).
  • Nick Foligno had the secondary assist on Marner’s first period goal. Foligno has assists (2) in two consecutive games. In 44 games this season between Columbus and Toronto, Foligno has registered 18 points (7-11-18). He has 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 36 career games against the Jets franchise.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Nylander has recorded seven points (1-6-7) over his last five games played. In eight games against Winnipeg in 2020-21, he has registered five points (2-3-5). He has 13 points (7-6-13) in 14 career games against the Jets. He has 17 points (6-11-17) in 23 games on the road this season. Nylander ranks fourth among Toronto skaters in primary assists (13).
  • Rasmus Sandin picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Sandin has a pair of assists in four games with the Maple Leafs this season. In 32 career NHL games, he has recorded 10 points (1-9-10).
  • Ilya Mikheyev recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s empty net goal in the third period. Mikheyev has a pair of assists over his last four games played. He has registered 10 points (3-7-10) in 22 games on the road this season. He has registered 16 points (6-10-16) in 46 games played.
  • Justin Holl collected the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s empty net goal. Holl has assists (3) in three consecutive games. In nine games against the Jets in 2020-21, he has registered five assists. He has collected eight points (2-6-8) in 24 games on the road this season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 25 shots to earn his 13th win of 2020-21.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO10 (7)18 (9)9 (4)37 (20)
WINNIPEG11 (8)6 (4)9 (4)26 (16)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO19 (15)27 (11)13 (7)59 (33)
WINNIPEG20 (16)10 (7)20 (10)50 (33)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road16-6-2 (24 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg    40-22-1-9 (72 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Winnipeg on the Road21-10-0-5 (36 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews, Nylander)
Shot Attempts10 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins10 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Brooks – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Holl)
Takeaways(Galchenyuk, Marner, Nylander)
TOI23:33 (Marner)
Power Play TOI6:44 (Marner, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI3:49 (Holl)
Shifts28 (Holl, Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage69.2% (Thornton – 9 for, 4 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first8-8-3
Lead after 115-3-3
Lead after 219-2-3
Do not score a power play goal15-9-2
Do not allow a power play goal21-2-3
Outshooting opponent15-9-3
Saturday8-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Travis Dermott skated in his 200th career NHL game.
  • Nick Foligno and Mitch Marner were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 14 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60.9 percent (14 for, 9 against).
  • Jason Spezza was 3-for-3 (100%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight. 
  • John Tavares won 88% (7 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, 680 News)
  • Monday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (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-JETS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-13-5 – 61 Points) vs.

WINNIPEG JETS (27-15-3 – 57 Points)

APRIL 22, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL MTS PLACE (WINNIPEG, MB) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus WINNIPEG

ALL-TIME RECORD:38-22-1-9 (70 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:19-10-0-5 (34 Games)
2020-21:4-3-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WINNIPEG

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (57), Joe Thornton (50), John Tavares (35)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (15), Joe Thornton (12), John Tavares (11)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (38), Joe Thornton (33), John Tavares (24)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (53), Joe Thornton (45), John Tavares (35)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (27), Nick Foligno (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOWINNIPEG
GOALS FOR (Rank):149 (8th)144 (t-9th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       126 (15th)118 (8th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):29/130 [22.3%] (10th)35/134 [26.1%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):90/119 [75.6%] (29th)98/122 [80.3%] (12th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.3 (7th)29.6 (t-17th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.3 (t-7th)30.8 (t-19th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2027 (7th)1864 (25th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.8% (12th)48.0% (25th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.5% (t-8th)49.5 (20th)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 27, 1999 (Toronto 4, Atlanta 0)
All-Time Record:38-22-1-9 (70 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:19-12-1-4 (36 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:19-10-0-5 (34 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:April 2, 2021 (Toronto 2, Winnipeg 1 SO)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS33 (Matthews)
ASSISTS41 (Marner)
POINTS55 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS174 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.3% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.2% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS77 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS42 (Matthews)
HITS83 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:51 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:15 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:31 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:03 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.2%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-2-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage this season.- Has a 7-1-1 record with a 1.86 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in eight games on the road this season.- 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.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.04 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks seventh among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 12.53 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 11th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.7% through 16 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Tied for 17th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:51).- Ranks 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 51.9% when the score is within one goal.- Has scored both of his two goals on the road in 2020-21.
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. 
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.75) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:24 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (41).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (23).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (14-41-55).- Tied for 13th in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:34).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (28).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.5%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (33).- Tied for the NHL lead in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (33-22-55).- Tied for second in the NHL in shots on goal (174).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- 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 36.4% 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 7.99 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– Ranks 10th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 30th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 11 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 75 hits (83) and 75 blocked shots (77).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:51).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-1-1 with a 3.36 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage in three 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.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.71) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 54.2% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (203).
John Tavares– Tied for 23rd in the NHL in points (16-26-42).- Tied for 22nd in the NHL in even-strength points (10-20-30).- Has the eighth highest faceoff win percentage (56.3%) among NHLers who have taken at least 675 faceoffs (698).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 59.5% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is eighth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 14.11 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded 24 points (9-15-24) in 22 games on the road 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 55.2%.- Averaging 1.20 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 10th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Auston MatthewsPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderAssists (3) and points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (4-6-10) in six consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottTwo games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

William Nylander100th NHL goal (April 18 at VAN)
Jason Spezza100th game as a Maple Leaf (April 15 vs. WPG)
John Tavares100th assist as a Maple Leaf (April 18 at VAN)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Upper Body)Left Toronto’s game on April 20 at VAN and did not return.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Ilya MikheyevDay-to-day.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 105
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

CANUCKS 6, LEAFS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-13-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (18-18-3 – 39 Points)

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021

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TORONTO1113
VANCOUVER0246

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • John Tavares opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 16:55 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 17:14 of the second period. Tavares has points (4-6-10) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-goal game of the season and his 13th multi-point game of 2020-21.


He has seven points (4-3-7) in seven games against the Canucks this season. In 22 games on the road this season he has registered 24 points (9-15-24). He is tied for 23rd in the NHL in points (16 goals, 26 assists) and is tied for 21st among NHLers in even-strength points (10 goals, 20 assists).

  • Adam Brooks scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night shorthanded at 3:10 of the third period. Brooks’ goal is his second career NHL goal and first career shorthanded goal. He has a pair of goals in three games with the Maple Leafs this season and five points (2-3-5) in 10 career NHL games. He has recorded 13 points (4-9-13) in 17 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) in 2020-21.

    Per NHL Stats, Brooks is the first Maple Leaf in franchise history to score his first career goal on the power play and second career goal while shorthanded (or vice versa), and becomes the 51st player in NHL history to do so.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal and Tavares’ second period goal. Nylander has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and 11th multi-point game of the season.

    He has seven points (1-6-7) in seven games against Vancouver in 2020-21. In five games during the month of April, Nylander has recorded eight points (1-7-8). He ranks fifth among Maple Leafs in assists (20) and is fourth among Toronto skaters in primary assists (12).
  • Alex Kerfoot had the secondary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. He has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games played. The Vancouver native has a pair of assists in four games at Rogers Arena this season. He has registered 10 of his 12 assists at 5-on-5 this season.
  • Auston Matthews had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Matthews has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 20 games on the road this season. He has registered seven points (6-1-7) in seven games against the Canucks this season. He is tied for fourth in the NHL and tied for first among Toronto skaters in points with 55 (33 goals, 22 assists).
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Marner has three assists over his last five games played. In 22 games on the road this season, he has recorded 23 points (4-19-23). He has registered eight points (1-7-8) in seven games against the Canucks in 2020-21. Marner is tied for third among NHLers in assists (41) and ranks second in the League in primary assists (28). He is tied for fourth in the NHL and tied for first among Toronto skaters in points with 55 (33 goals, 22 assists).
  • Justin Holl had the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Holl has 15 points (2-13-15) in 46 games this season. He has a pair of assists in seven games against Vancouver in 2020-21. He has registered six points (2-4-6) on the road this season. 
  • David Rittich stopped 23 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO13 (13)19 (17)8 (3)40 (33)
VANCOUVER12 (12)8 (8)9 (5)29 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO18 (18)28 (24)13 (5)59 (47)
VANCOUVER18 (18)19 (19)22 (11)59 (48)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road14-6-2 (22 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    64-65-22-4 (155 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-40-11-3 (80 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Marner, Nylander)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage60% (Thornton – 3 won, 2 lost)
Hits(Bogosian, Galchenyuk)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Matthews, Nylander)
TOI25:30 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:20 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI2:23 (Muzzin)
Shifts25 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage63.2% (Bogosian – 12 for, 7 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first21-5-2
Lead after 113-3-3
Tied after 29-2-1
Score 1 power play goal9-2-3
Allow 1 power play goal7-8-2
Outshooting opponent14-9-3
Score shorthanded1-2-0
Allow a shorthanded goal4-1-1
Tuesday1-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal and 1-for-2 on the power play with a shorthanded goal against tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Wayne Simmonds and Joe Thornton started 20% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Zach Bogosian (upper body) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Auston Matthews was 3-for-4 (75%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (29 for, 14 against).
  • Jason Spezza was 5-for-8 (63%) when taking draws in the offensive zone.
  • John Tavares won 60% (6 won, 4 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, 680 News)

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-CANUCKS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (17-18-3 – 37 Points)

APRIL 20, 2021 ▪ 9:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) 
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-39-11-3 (79 Games)
2020-21:3-2-1
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:6-2-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (73), TJ Brodie (42), Jake Muzzin (38)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (11), Auston Matthews (11)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), John Tavares (14), TJ Brodie (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (25), Jason Spezza (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (28), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):146 (t-7th)100 (31st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       120 (t-11th)121 (t-13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):28/128 [21.9%] (11th)21/107 [19.6%] (18th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):89/117 [76.1%] (26th)102/130 [78.5%] (20th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.1 (7th)30.0 (t-11th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (t-6th)33.9 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1980 (7th)1605 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.9% (12th)46.8% (28th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.7% (7th)52.3 (5th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-39-11-3 (79 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Dec. 10, 2019 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS33 (Matthews)
ASSISTS40 (Marner)
POINTS54 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS169 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.6% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.7% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS75 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS40 (Matthews)
HITS78 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:49 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:17 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:31 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:03 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.1%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-2-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage this season.- Has a 7-1-1 record with a 1.86 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in eight games on the road this season.- 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.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.19 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 12.52 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 10th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.2% through 15 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 18th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:50).- Tied for 19th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:50) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.2% when the score is within one goal.- Has scored both of his two goals on the road in 2020-21.
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 (1:58).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in goals (15).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.68) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:25 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Ranks fourth among NHLers in assists (40).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (23).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (14-40-54).- Tied for 12th in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:33).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (27).- Has the sixth highest on-ice goals for percentage (61.4%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (33).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (33-21-54).- Third in the NHL in shots on goal (169).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- 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 averaged 15.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which the 12th highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (68:14).  – Has started 36.4% 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 7.99 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 21st among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 27th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 11 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 75 hits (78) and 75 blocked shots (75).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:49).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-0-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in two 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.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.77) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 54.8% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 14th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (199).
John Tavares– Tied for 30th in the NHL in points (14-26-40).- Tied for 21st in the NHL in even-strength points (9-20-29).- Has the seventh highest faceoff win percentage (56.6%) among NHLers who have taken at least 675 faceoffs (680).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is seventh among Toronto skaters.- Averages 14.08 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded two goals and three assists in six games against Vancouver 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 55.7%.- Averaging 1.23 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

John TavaresAssists (5) in three consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottTwo games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

William Nylander100th NHL goal (April 18 at VAN)
Morgan Rielly300th NHL point (April 13 vs. CGY)
David RittichFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. CGY)
Scott SabourinFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. CGY)
Jason Spezza100th game as a Maple Leaf (April 15 vs. WPG)
John Tavares100th assist as a Maple Leaf (April 18 at VAN)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Left Toronto’s game on April 18 at VAN and did not return.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 101
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
  

CANUCKS 3, LEAFS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (17-18-3 – 37 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO11002
VANCOUVER01113

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs and later had the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal. His first period goal was his 100th career NHL goal. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s 10th multi-point game of the season and the third consecutive multi-point performance in games he has skated in. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in six games against Vancouver this season. In 20 games on the road in 2020-21, Nylander has registered 14 points (6-8-14).
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 14:57 of the second period. Matthews has six goals and eight points (6-2-8) over his last five games played. He has scored six goals in six games against the Canucks in 2020-21. In 19 games on the road this season, he has registered 22 points (13-9-22). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (33) and has scored a team-high 10 goals on the power play this season.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ sixth multi-assist game and 12th multi-point game of 2020-21, as well as his third consecutive multi-point game. He has assists (5) in three consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. His assist in the second period of tonight’s game is his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf. His 12 points (4-8-12; 9 GP) since April 1 are tied for the seventh most in the NHL during the month of April.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots in the overtime loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (12)15 (8)12 (11)0 (0)39 (31)
VANCOUVER8 (6)5 (4)10 (6)1 (0)24 (16)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO25 (23)37 (18)19 (18)0 (0)81 (59)
VANCOUVER15 (13)12 (11)14 (9)3 (0)44 (33)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road14-5-2 (21 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-39-11-3 (79 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts15 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage64% (Tavares – 7 won, 4 lost)
Hits(Bogosian, Galchenyuk)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI24:00 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI5:35 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:56 (Bogosian)
Shifts28 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage84.2% (Thornton – 16 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first21-4-2
Lead after 113-2-3
Lead after 217-2-3
Score 1 power play goal9-1-3
Do not allow a power play goal19-2-3
Outshooting opponent14-8-3
Overtime6-5
Sunday2-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin started 33.3% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Zach Hyman (knee) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Auston Matthews was 4-for-6 (67%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs tonight.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (29 for, 14 against).
  • John Tavares won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (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.

LEAFS-CANUCKS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-4 – 60 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (16-18-3 – 35 Points)

APRIL 18, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

ROGERS ARENA (VANCOUVER, BC) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:64-64-22-3 (153 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:26-39-11-2 (78 Games)
2020-21:3-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:7-2-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (72), TJ Brodie (41), Jake Muzzin (37)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (11), Auston Matthews (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (56), TJ Brodie (13), John Tavares (12)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (23), Jason Spezza (20)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Jake Muzzin (28), Wayne Simmonds (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):144 (t-6th)97 (31st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       117 (11th)119 (13th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/124 [21.8%] (12th)21/106 [19.8%] (19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):88/116 [75.9%] (26th)99/126 [78.6%] (t-19th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):30.9 (7th)30.1 (10th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.3 (8th)33.8 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1921 (7th)1573 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (13th)47.1% (27th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.6% (t-7th)52.4 (5th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)
All-Time Record:64-64-22-3 (153 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:38-25-11-1 (75 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-39-11-2 (78 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:Dec. 10, 2019 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS32 (Matthews)
ASSISTS40 (Marner)
POINTS54 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS162 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.6% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.8% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS71 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS38 (Marner, Matthews)
HITS77 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:49 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:13 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:35 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:04 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.1%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.9).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-2-0 with a 2.19 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage this season.- Has a 7-1-0 record with a 1.73 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in eight games on the road this season.- 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.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.36 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 12.81 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks seventh among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.0% through 14 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Ranks 17th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:48).- Ranks 21st among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:48) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.0% when the score is within one goal.- Has scored both of his two goals on the road in 2020-21.
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 (2:01).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (67.8%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in goals (15).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.72) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:25 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for second among NHLers in assists (40).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (23).- Tied for third among NHLers in points (14-40-54).- Tied for 10th in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (27).- Has the fifth highest on-ice goals for percentage (63.2%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (32).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (23).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for fifth among NHLers in points (32-21-53).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (162).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.4%).- 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 averaged 16.0 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the seventh highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (67:20).  – Has started 35.8% 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 7.95 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 19th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 26th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 12 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 70 hits (77) and 70 blocked shots (71).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 20th among NHLers in average time on ice (23:49).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-0-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in two 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.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.84) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 55.7% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 11th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (194).
John Tavares– Tied for the sixth highest faceoff win percentage (56.5%) among NHLers who have taken at least 650 faceoffs (669).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 60.4% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is seventh among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.94 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded two goals and an assist in five games against Vancouver 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 1.26 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

John TavaresAssists (3) in two consecutive games and points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottThree games from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
John TavaresTwo assists from 100 assists as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Morgan Rielly300th NHL point (April 13 vs. Calgary)
David RittichFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. Calgary)
Scott SabourinFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 13 vs. Calgary)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Auston Matthews (Upper Body)Did not play on April 15 vs. WPG.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 15 vs. WPG.
 Man Games Lost: 98
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 12Acquired defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim in exchange for a fifth round pick in 2022.
April 12Acquired forward Antti Suomela from San Jose in exchange for forward Alexander Barabanov.
April 11Acquired goaltender David Rittich from Calgary in exchange for a third round pick in 2022.
April 11Acquired forward Nick Foligno from Columbus and forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose in exchange for a first round pick in 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2022 to Columbus, and a fourth round pick in 2021 to San Jose.
  

CANUCKS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2 QUOTES

SHELDON KEEFE

Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: This third period started out okay, but what did you see from your vantage point as the Canucks got the power play going and things unfolded from there?

Sheldon Keefe: I thought we had an excellent start to the third period. Our second period was not very good at all and then started off the third period really well. All the things that we wanted to do with a lead and I thought we gave ourselves a few chances even to extend the lead and couldn’t get it to go in. We shoot the puck over the glass and give them a free power play, and then we just don’t get the kill. Obviously, we didn’t get any kills against Vancouver here in these two games and it’s a huge part of the game, but it’s a tie game and we’re on the road, end of a long trip and a chance to either win the game or ensure we get a point out of it. Then we get back to the things that were a problem for us in the second period. We force a play on the entry, turn it over and we stop playing on defending it and that’s the game. When you only score two goals, the games are fragile and you have to take care of them. We didn’t do that very well here. More lessons for us here.  

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: What do you make of this particular road trip? Some incredible highs in sweeping Edmonton and keeping their big names shut down, and then you get swept yourself by Vancouver and your own big names get shut down. What do you make of that going forward, say, lessons you take into your homestand against Winnipeg?

Sheldon Keefe: Two completely different series. The games are completely different. The style of play is different. Like I said, I think the lessons we take away from it are, especially tonight’s game, we have enough offence to win the game or at least be in control at 2-1 in the third period. You have an excellent start, everything’s going the way we want it to and, as I said, we take a penalty that we can’t take — can’t just give them a freebie like that — but then you’ve got to get a kill. We’ve got to get a kill. We’ve got to get a blocked shot. These are the kind of things that make a big difference. We didn’t really go through that in the Edmonton series. We were in full control. We built big leads for the most part. It’s different type of games. These are really close, very fragile games. You’ve got to be good every single shift and every puck. Vancouver plays four lines. They play extremely hard and very competitive. They don’t give you anything for free. We weren’t good enough in the details of our game and staying with it all the way through. It just goes to show that, first of all, anybody in our division can beat you on any given night. We’ve got to be good all the time and we’ve got to stay with the process that works for us. Go off script and get the results you get here.

Q. Jonas Siegel, The Athletic: Have you felt like the Matthews line has been a little out of sync the last couple here? 

Sheldon Keefe: No. You go back through it, I don’t know how many shots Auston had tonight, but he had five last game, some point blank opportunities, open nets and if those fall in you’re not asking me the question. 

Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: It failed you tonight but overall how satisfied are you with your penalty kill?

Sheldon Keefe: I thought we had shown tremendous growth in our penalty kill. These two games, I thought if you go back and watch the penalty kill we had the other night against Vancouver, I thought we actually did an unbelievable job killing the penalties. In fact we had more chances to score than they did and they score a funny one on a bad angle on us. Chalk that one up as not a big deal, but today the goal we give up on the rush that’s not good enough and then we’ve got to get a block and keep the puck out of our net with the game on the line in the third. It’s not a great sign for us there, but there has been a lot of really good things happening on our penalty kill here for the last 10 games or so. We’ll hope we can get back to it.  

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: How do you feel the Tavares line is coming along here of late? John was just saying him and William are starting to feel it a bit?

Sheldon Keefe: Yeah I would agree with that. I thought that line in the first period, I thought they were our best line. They were moving very well. Willy himself could have had two or three in the first period, some really great looks. Obviously, it was great to see John get one in, it was a big goal for us. I would definitely say that line looked good.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN

 Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: What did you see that Vancouver was doing out there that was successful for them?

Frederik Andersen: I thought they were working really hard to pressure us and eliminate our time through the neutral zone. They came hard at us and obviously worked hard all night.

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How are you feeling? You’re able to head home now, sleep in your bed and get ready for Winnipeg. How does the end of a road trip and the beginning of a homestand feel for you? 

Frederik Andersen: Obviously, the end of the road trip we’d like to finish on a good note. We can go home and work on some things and get ready for Winnipeg. That’s what we’re going to do. Look forward and work on improving some things and keep trying to set a high standard for ourselves. 

MITCH MARNER 

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Do you think your line is a little out of sync or a lot out of sync?

Mitch Marner: Obviously, these two games weren’t what we wanted. Time to refresh, get a couple practice days. Just make sure we get talking trying to find our chemistry. I just think for our line we’ve just got to control the puck more in the O zone, keep the puck in our hands, try and make the right play when it’s there. Right now maybe we’re just forcing it a little bit too much.

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: You guys have been pretty good at playing with the lead down the stretch in games this season. What was your perspective on what happened in the third period tonight and what allowed the Canucks to get a grip on this game?

Mitch Marner: We almost kill of that whole kill and they got that tipped one in. Then obviously the next one just trying to make a play in, doesn’t go the way we want, quick up, bobbling puck, bounces everywhere, goes in. I think we’ve done a great job holding leads. I think sometimes it slips away. It happened tonight. Turnovers were the reason for it so just make sure we clean that part up, obviously starting for myself.   

MORGAN RIELLY

Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Usually guys have done a better job this year in general facing adversity, but things fell apart towards the end of the game tonight. Can you talk about that please?

Morgan Rielly: In games past recently we’ve done a good job with holding leads and we talked about that going into the third. Obviously, it’s not the outcome that we wanted and there areas that we can clean up moving forward to get back to how we were playing before this. I think we have to learn from it and move forward. 

Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: What do you think the difference is in your game – I mean the team game, not your personal game – against Vancouver as opposed to what it was against Edmonton?

Morgan Rielly: They’re two different teams so it’s hard to compare. It’s a completely different game playing completely different pace of play. The special teams are different. It’s tough to compare. I think as a broad statement we’re happy with the outcomes we got in Edmonton and the way that we competed and held on to leads. We weren’t able to do that here in Vancouver, but in terms of comparing the two series, I think it’s tough just because the teams are so different.  

JOHN TAVARES

Q. Mark Masters, TSN: You guys have done a good job playing with the league a lot of this season. What was your perspective on the third period tonight and what allowed the Canucks to grab this game?

John Tavares: I think we were having a really good third and then the power play goal really gave them some life. It happened quickly and changed quickly and all of sudden bang, bang, they’re up one. We just have to find a way to regroup well after they tie it up. It’s a long season, things like that are going to happen even when you’re playing well and controlling a lot of the play. I thought before the penalty we had a lot of opportunities. We were on their half of the ice a lot. We didn’t give them much room. And then after that, we were trying to generate offence and try to find a way to tie one up and we just weren’t able to come through and unfortunately they found the next one too to get the lead as we were pressing and trying to find it. 

Q. Jonas Siegel, The Athletic: What you think had led to you and Nylander heating up a little bit here?

John Tavares: We’re just both of us individually feeling a little bit better. Just continuing to stay with it and good habits, doing a good job away from the puck without it to get the puck in good spots. As you continue to play, continue to get a better feel for one another and create more time and space. Building confidence off your instincts and taking what’s given to us and simplifying a little bit and being predictable and seem to be moving well off the puck. I think we’re doing a pretty good job in our own end for the most part and we’re able to break out quick and have the ability to enter the zone with control or at least give yourself a good chance to recover pucks.

CANUCKS 4, LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES

ORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (18-6-2 – 38 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (11-15-2 – 24 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1102
VANCOUVER1034

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • John Tavares put the Maple Leafs on the board at 15:56 of the first period. Tavares has five points (2-3-5) over his last three games. He has 13 points (3-10-13) in 13 games on the road this season. In 21 career games against the Canucks he has registered 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists). 
  • Jimmy Vesey scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 3:04 of the second period. Vesey has three goals over his last three games. He has registered five (3-2-5) of his seven points on the road this season.
  • Alex Kerfoot registered the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. Kerfoot has a goal and an assist in five games against the Canucks this season. Kerfoot has four goals and eight assists in 26 games this season.
  • Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Tavares’ first period goal. Holl’s assist is his first point against the Canucks this season. He has a goal and eight assists in 26 games played in 2020-21.
  • TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Brodie has registered three assists over his last five games played. He has recorded five of his eight assists on the road this season.
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Vesey’s second period goal. Spezza has five points (1-4-5) over his last five games. He has four points (3-1-4) in five games against the Canucks this season. He has registered seven of his 11 assists on the road this season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO15 (15)11 (10)13 (12)39 (37)
VANCOUVER9 (7)14 (12)8 (6)31 (25)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO26 (26)16 (14)31 (25)73 (65)
VANCOUVER15 (13)25 (22)16 (13)56 (48)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road9-3-1 (13 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver  64-64-22-3 (153 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-39-11-2 (78 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Nylander)
Faceoff Wins(Engvall, Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage58% (Matthews – 7 won, 5 lost)
Hits(Bogosian)
Blocked Shots(Brodie, Tavares)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI25:05 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI1:45 (Marner, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:22 (Hyman)
Shifts28 (Brodie, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage69.0% (Hyman – 20 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first5-4-1
Tied after 16-3-0
Lead after 213-2-1
Do not score a power play goal4-5-0
Allow multiple power play goals2-2-0
Outshooting opponent7-4-1
Saturday4-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Travis Boyd, Jason Spezza and Jimmy Vesey started 12.5% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 25 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 65.8% (25 for, 13 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 67% (6 won, 3 lost) of his faceoffs against Vancouver centre Bo Horvat.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 11 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Sunday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Friday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (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.