LEAFS 2, LIGHTNING 1. WHAT THE LEAFS SAID: “This is another really close hockey game that we’ve had to play here and, again, at 5-on-5 we were outscored today. That’s been a challenge for us. That’s something that obviously we’ve worked at, but when you’re going up against the best offensive team in the NHL, you’re going to give up a great deal. When we did, Freddie (Andersen) was outstanding, in the second period especially. There were a lot of very good things for us and we’ll take two very important points.” –SHELDON KEEFE

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On the team having success putting the game away in the third period tonight:

I think it’s a confidence thing. That’s part of it. So yeah, I do. I don’t think that’s characteristic that a team has. I think it’s something that comes and goes, kind of with your confidence as a team. We haven’t really been going as a team, so we haven’t had that. This is another really close hockey game that we’ve had to play here and, again, at 5-on-5 we were outscored today. That’s been a challenge for us. That’s something that obviously we’ve worked at, but when you’re going up against the best offensive team in the NHL, you’re going to give up a great deal. When we did, Freddie [Andersen] was outstanding, in the second period especially. There were a lot of very good things for us and we’ll take two very important points.

On Morgan Rielly’s play tonight:

I thought he was pretty good, all things considered. He hasn’t played and it’s a tough game – especially in that second period. It’s hard for our defence to get off the ice and they’re really coming. It looked like it was taking a toll on him physically, in terms of his conditioning. It’s one thing to train, as we all know and say, and practice in the gym and all that, but it is a whole different ballgame. Just his legs and the way he skates, all of a sudden, he jumps into a hole – whether it’s offensively or defensively he’ll cover for you – he has instincts along the offensive blueline, waits above for the defensive pucks. He plays the whole game.

On if anything over the last couple of days led to a strong start tonight:

We’ve talked a lot about our starts and consistency in our play. I thought we started really well. It was a combination of a really good start for us, but I don’t think it was a good start for Tampa. I thought we moved the puck extremely well. It was a game we just played with the puck on our stick a lot. That’s when we are frustrating. We just kept coming and had lots of chances, lots of time with the puck. It was a really good period for us in that sense, we didn’t have to defend very much at all. That was a real key for us was to try to keep the puck out of their hands and in their end.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (1 GOAL)

On having a few days between the California trip and tonight:

You have lots of time to reflect, it’s a five-hour flight so kick back and relax and nice to get a couple days off and try to get adjusted back to the time zone and time change and everything. Then have a good day of practice and just try to come out like we did tonight. The second period, I think, it got away from us a bit, lots of penalties but I think our first period is a good starting point for us and how we want to play. We’ve got to make sure we do that more consistently and throughout the game.

On Morgan Rielly’s leadership:

He’s extremely vocal and I think he’s a guy that everyone looks up to. I know for myself he’s one of my closest friends on the team and someone that helped me out, especially my first couple years. I spent a lot of time with him and I still do. He’s a great leader and a great teammate and really good person. To go along with his hockey abilities, he’s a guy we’re definitely happy to have back.

WILLIAM NYLANDER (1 GOAL)

On tonight’s win:

Well, obviously, the PK was great, and I think our power play got some big important goals today. We played solid through the first and third periods, so we want to clean up that second period.

On what was the key to the strong start tonight:

I think we had a couple days to feel fresh and we felt we were buzzing already in warmups.

On what worked well on the power play tonight:

I think we just kept it simple, tried to move it around and make easy plays and not force anything really. It was really good work.

MORGAN RIELLY (21:47 TOI)

On the important of consistency this time of year:

Yeah, we’ve talked about that before, we’ve talked about being more consistent and I think now more than ever, just given the standings, the time of year and remaining games, I think it’s an opportunity for us to start to play well and build some momentum. I think if you look back to this time last year our performances weren’t what we wanted them to be in time for playoffs and this year we’ve got a chance to fix that and change that. It’s important that we take that seriously and take the good things here tonight and talk about it tomorrow.

On the key to the strong first period:

Well, I think we moved the puck quick; we’re not holding onto it. For me, I think it was just D-zone execution and the importance of that. Going back, if we’re able to breakout, quick and create speed that way, it just seems to be smoother for us. It’s when you go back for pucks and you get beat back for pucks and you lose races, that’s when you tend to get hemmed in. I think that if we focus on that and that rhythm it creates more of a support system and we can move the puck forward with speed through the neutral zone.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, LIGHTNING 1 POSTGAME NOTES: Mitch Marner collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later had the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Tonight’s game is Marner’s 13th multi-assist and 17th multi-point game of the season. He has 20 points (4-16-20) in 18 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season. In 32 games on home ice in 2019-20, he has recorded 40 points (4-36-40) in 32 games on home ice. Tonight’s game was Marner’s 300th.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (43-21-6 – 92 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (36-25-9 – 81 Points)

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020

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ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 12:42 of the first period. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games. In three games against the Lightning this season, he has registered two goals and two assists. He has recorded nine goals and eight assists in 19 games played since the All-Star Break.
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 3:38 of the third period. Matthews has 32 goals and 17 assists in 34 games on home ice this season. He has 23 points (14 goals, 9 assists) in 22 games against Atlantic Division opposition.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Tonight’s game is his sixth multi-assist and 18th multi-point game of 2019-20. He has registered 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in 30 games on home ice this season. In three games against Tampa Bay this season, he has registered three goals and two assists.
  • Mitch Marner collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later had the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Tonight’s game is Marner’s 13th multi-assist and 17th multi-point game of the season. He has 20 points (4-16-20) in 18 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season. In 32 games on home ice in 2019-20, he has recorded 40 points (4-36-40) in 32 games on home ice. Tonight’s game was Marner’s 300th NHL game.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced to earn his 29th win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TAMPA BAY6 (5)15 (7)12 (10)33 (22)
TORONTO17 (13)5 (4)14 (11)36 (28)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TAMPA BAY15 (14)21 (9)27 (21)63 (44)
TORONTO29 (23)16 (10)21 (17)66 (50)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home18-9-7 (34 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Tampa Bay 56-35-2-7 (100 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Tampa Bay at Home29-18-1-3 (51 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference20-15-6 (41 Games)
Record vs. Atlantic Division12-8-2 (22 Games)
Attendance19,124

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts8 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Gauthier – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Holl)
Blocked Shots(Ceci, Dermott)
Takeaways(Spezza)
TOI25:06 (Dermott)
Power Play TOI5:13 (Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI6:42 (Dermott)
Shifts27 (Ceci, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage68.4% (Malgin – 13 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first24-5-2
Lead after 117-3-1
Tied after 29-6-3
Score multiple power play goals10-1-0
Do not allow a power play goal22-9-5
Outshooting opponent20-10-4
Tuesday9-5-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-5 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and Denis Malgin were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 21 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.9 percent (21 for, 18 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 86 percent (6 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. vs. Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Boston Bruins (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. vs. New Jersey Devils (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. vs. New York Islanders (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, March 21, 7:00 p.m. vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

DUCKS 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1 POSTGAME NOTES: William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 17:00 of the third period. Nylander has 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 35 games on the road this season. He has seven points (4-3-7) in seven career games against Anaheim. His third period goal was his 30th of the season, marking the first time in his NHL career he has reached the 30-goal mark. His goal was the first 6-on-5 road goal by the Maple Leafs since December 29, 2017 at Colorado (James van Riemsdyk).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-25-9 – 79 Points) vs.

ANAHEIM DUCKS (28-32-8 – 64 Points)

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020

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ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 17:00 of the third period. Nylander has 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 35 games on the road this season. He has seven points (4-3-7) in seven career games against Anaheim. His third period goal is his 30th of the season, marking the first time in his NHL career he has reached the 30-goal mark. His goal marked the first 6-on-5 road goal by the Maple Leafs since December 29, 2017 at Colorado (James van Riemsdyk).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO8 (5)8 (7)15 (8)31 (20)
ANAHEIM13 (13)13 (9)2 (2)28 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO18 (12)15 (13)25 (14)58 (39)
ANAHEIM24 (24)22 (16)5 (5)51 (45)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road18-16-2 (36 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Anaheim 28-12-5-1 (46 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Anaheim on the Road11-9-1-0 (21 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference16-10-3 (29 Games)
Record vs. Pacific Division9-5-2 (16 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander, Tavares)
Shot Attempts8 (Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Wins12 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage67% (Spezza – 4 won, 2 lost)
Hits(Dermott, Hyman, Malgin)
Blocked Shots(Kerfoot, Matthews)
Takeaways(Malgin, Matthews, Nylander)
TOI24:04 (Barrie)
Power Play TOI4:19 (Barrie, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI2:43 (Ceci)
Shifts24 (Hyman)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage72.2% (Engvall – 13 for, 5 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first12-20-7
Trail after 13-16-3
Trail after 23-17-4
Do not score a power play goal15-16-5
Do not allow a power play goal21-9-5
Outshooting opponent19-10-4
Friday5-3-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Kyle Clifford, Frederik Gauthier and Jason Spezza were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Tyson Barrie was on the ice for a team-high 24 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Barrie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.8 percent (24 for, 19 against).
  • John Tavares won 64 percent (9 won, 5 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. vs. Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Boston Bruins (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. vs. New Jersey Devils (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. vs. New York Islanders (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)

KINGS 1, MAPLE LEAFS 0 (SO) POSTGAME NOTES: Justin Holl and William Nylander were on the ice for a team-high 24 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.7 percent (24 for, 12 against), while Nylander finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.2 percent (24 for, 14 against).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-24-9 – 79 Points) vs.

LOS ANGELES KINGS (26-35-6 – 58 Points)

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020

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ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Frederik Andersen stopped all 30 of the shots he faced in regulation and overtime in the shootout loss.

IN THE SHOOTOUT

  • Jason Spezza: Stopped (2019-20: 2/4)
  • Auston Matthews: Missed (2019-20: 1/6)
  • William Nylander: Goal (2019-20: 2/4)
  • Mitch Marner: Missed (2019-20: 0/5)
  • Frederik Andersen: 2/4 (2019-20: 15/24)

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO5 (3)14 (12)11 (10)6 (0)36 (25)
LOS ANGELES11 (8)5 (5)7 (7)7 (0)30 (20)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO16 (11)27 (24)20 (18)7 (0)70 (53)
LOS ANGELES23 (16)9 (9)13 (13)13 (0)58 (38)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road18-15-2 (35 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Los Angeles 65-64-21-3 (153 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Los Angeles on the Road25-38-10-2 (75 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference16-9-3 (28 Games)
Record vs. Pacific Division9-4-2 (15 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Nylander)
Shot Attempts10 (Nylander)
Faceoff Wins10 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Clifford)
Blocked Shots(Holl)
Takeaways(Hyman)
TOI26:14 (Barrie)
Power Play TOI4:35 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander)
Shorthanded TOI5:22 (Dermott, Holl)
Shifts30 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage72.7% (Malgin – 16 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first12-19-7
Tied after 116-6-5
Tied after 28-6-3
Do not score a power play goal15-15-5
Do not allow a power play goal21-8-5
Outshooting opponent19-9-4
Shootout1-5
Thursday5-3-2

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall, Frederik Gauthier and Jason Spezza were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Justin Holl and William Nylander were on the ice for a team-high 24 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.7 percent (24 for, 12 against), while Nylander finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.2 percent (24 for, 14 against).
  • Zach Hyman skated in his 300th NHL game.
  • Kasperi Kapanen skated in his 200th NHL game.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Friday, March 6, 10:00 p.m. at Anaheim Ducks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. vs. Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Boston Bruins (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. vs. New Jersey Devils (TSN4, FAN 590)

MAPLE LEAFS 5, PANTHERS 3 POST GAME NOTES: William Nylander scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 9:00 of the third period. Nylander has points (3-3-6) in five consecutive games. His third-period goal stood as the game-winning goal, giving him his team-leading seventh game-winner of the season — tied for the fifth-most game-winning goals in the NHL. In 32 games on the road this season, he has recorded 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (34-23-8 – 76 Points) vs.

FLORIDA PANTHERS (33-25-6 – 72 Points)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020

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ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board at 3:32 of the first period and later had the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ first period goal. Hyman’s first period goal was his 20th of the season, marking the second consecutive season he has reached the 20-goal mark. Tonight’s game is his eighth multi-point game of the season. He has six points (2-4-6) in three games against the Panthers in 2019-20. His 13 career points (5-8-13) in 17 career games against Florida is his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Kasperi Kapanen scored the secondary Toronto goal of the game at 17:43 of the first period. Kapanen has four points (2-2-4) over his last four games played. He has three points (1-2-3) in three games against the Panthers this season. He has recorded 21 (nine goals, 12 assists) of his 36 points on the road in 2019-20.
  • Auston Matthews registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal before adding the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 18:58 of the first period. Matthews has points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) in 21 games against Atlantic Division teams in 2019-20.
  • William Nylander scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 9:00 of the third period. Nylander has points (3-3-6) in five consecutive games. His third period goal stood as the game-winning goal in tonight’s game giving him his team-leading seventh game-winner of the season, which is tied for the fifth-most game-winning goals in the NHL. In 32 games on the road this season, he has recorded 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists).
  • Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal and later scored the fifth Maple Leafs goal into an open net at 19:39 of the third period. Tonight’s game is his second multi-point performance of 2019-20. He has two assists over his last four games. He has recorded 10 of his 16 assists and 12 (2-10-12) of his 17 points on the road this season.
  • Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Kapanen’s first period goal. Spezza has assists (2) in two consecutive games and has collected four assists over his last six games. He has registered 17 (5-12-17) of his 24 points on the road this season.
  • Alex Kerfoot picked up the secondary assist on Kapanen’s first period goal. Kerfoot has three points (1-2-3) over his last four games. He has recorded 12 of his 19 assists on the road this season. In 18 games against Atlantic Division teams, Kerfoot has recorded 11 points (4-7-11).
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Marner has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) in three games against the Panthers this season. He has recorded 13 points (2-11-13) in 14 games during the month of February.
  • Kyle Clifford recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Clifford has recorded all three of his points (1-2-3) as a Maple Leaf on the road since being acquired by Toronto. The assist is his 10th of the season, which ties his single-season career high set in 2018-19.
  • Martin Marincin collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s third period goal. Marincin has two assists over his last four games played.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced to earn his 27th win of the season.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (6)14 (11)6 (5)29 (22)
FLORIDA9 (8)4 (4)14 (9)27 (21)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO16 (12)22 (18)16 (14)54 (44)
FLORIDA18 (16)9 (9)26 (20)53 (45)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road18-14-1 (33 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Florida 44-35-7-5 (91 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Florida on the Road19-19-5-4 (47 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference19-15-6 (40 Games)
Record vs. Atlantic Division11-8-2 (21 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts11 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins10 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits3 (Marincin)
Blocked Shots(Barrie, Marincin)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI25:00 (Barrie)
Power Play TOI1:19 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOI2:00 (Dermott, Holl)
Shifts27 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage71.4% (Sandin – 15 for, 6 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first12-18-6
Tied after 115-6-4
Tied after 27-5-2
Do not score a power play goal14-14-4
Do not allow a power play goal20-8-4
Outshooting opponent18-9-3
Thursday5-3-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Zach Hyman was on the ice for a team-high 22 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Hyman finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50.0 (22 for, 22 against).
  • Kasperi Kapanen did not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs when matched up against Florida forward Noel Acciari.
  • Calle Rosen skated in his first game with the Maple Leafs since being reacquired by the club in a trade with Colorado on February 24.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, February 29, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 p.m. at San Jose Sharks (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Thursday, March 5, 10:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Kings (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050
  • Friday, March 6, 10:00 p.m. at Anaheim Ducks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (TSN4, TSN 1050)

MAPLE LEAFS AT PANTHERS PREGAME NOTES: Willliam Nylander leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for seventh among NHLers in game-winning goals (6).- One of nine NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:30) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.20).- Tied for ninth in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (18).- Ranks seventh among NHL forwards who average 14:00 per game (14:29) in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.8%).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (33-23-8 – 74 Points) vs.

FLORIDA PANTHERS (33-24-6 – 72 Points)

FEBRUARY 27, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus FLORIDA

ALL-TIME RECORD:43-35-7-5 (90 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:18-19-5-4 (46 Games)
2019-20:0-2-0
LAST FIVE:2-3-0
LAST 10:4-3-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus FLORIDA

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (50), John Tavares (34), Morgan Rielly (26)
GOALS:John Tavares (21), Jason Spezza (11), Mitch Marner (7)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (27), Morgan Rielly (17), Mitch Marner (11)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (38), John Tavares (30), Mitch Marner (18), Morgan Rielly (18)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (20), John Tavares (14), Three players tied (10)

MAPLE LEAFS – PANTHERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOFLORIDA
GOALS FOR (Rank):223 (1st)216 (4th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       209 (28th)210 (29th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):43/176 [24.4%] (3rd)44/196 [22.4%] (8th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):137/179 [76.5%] (26th)134/172 [77.9%] (23rd)
SHOTS (Rank):2113 (5th)2049 (10th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):3196 (t-2nd)2806 (16th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.2% (6th)49.5% (17th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.8% (3rd)50.1% (t-14th)

MAPLE LEAFS – PANTHERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:October 21, 1993 (Toronto 4, Florida 3 OT)
All-Time Record:43-35-7-5 (90 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:25-16-2-1 (44 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:18-19-5-4 (46 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:December 28, 2016 (Toronto 3, Florida 2 SO)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. PANTHERS

Zach HymanSelected by Florida in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Denis MalginRecorded 28 goals and 32 assists in 184 games for Florida from 2016-20.
Mitch Marner100th NHL game (November 22, 2017 at Florida)
John Tavares500th NHL point (January 13, 2017 (NYI) at Florida)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS43 (Matthews)
ASSISTS47 (Marner)
POINTS74 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS24 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs40 (Muzzin)
SHOTS259 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.3% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.8% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS110 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS70 (Matthews)
HITS109 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS SNAPSHOTS

Faceoffs– The Maple Leafs rank third among NHL teams in faceoff win percentage (52.8%) and are second among NHL teams in offensive zone faceoff win percentage (53.9%).
Goals by Strength– The Maple Leafs are tied for the NHL lead in goals scored at 5-on-5 (150).
Goals by Period– Toronto is tied for second in the NHL in goals scored in the second period (84) and tied for seventh in the NHL in goals scored in the third period (73).
Power Play– The Maple Leafs are the lone NHL team to score at least 40 power play goals (43) with fewer than 180 power play opportunities (176).
Penalty Kill– Toronto has been shorthanded 179 times this season, which is the eighth-fewest times shorthanded in the NHL.
Scoring First– Toronto has a .759 win percentage when scoring first, which is the seventh highest in the NHL.

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for third among NHL goaltenders in wins (26).- Ranks third in the NHL in saves (1,323).- Has a save percentage of .915 in 19 games played on one day rest.- Is 15-6-0 with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage on the road this season.
Tyson Barrie– Has seven multi-assist games, which is tied for eighth-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (11).
– Averages 14.67 shot attempts per game at 5-on-5, which is the fourth-highest average among NHL defencemen who have played in at least 50 games.- Ranks 19th among NHL defencemen in 5-on-5 time on ice per game (18:09).
Jack Campbell– Has a 3-0-1 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.40 goals-against average since being acquired by the Maple Leafs.
Kyle Clifford– Tied for seventh among NHL left wingers who have appeared in 50 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.4%).
– Averages 14.90 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks 17th among left wingers.- Ranks 9.72 hits per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks 31st among NHL skaters.
Pierre Engvall– Tied for eighth among NHL rookie forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.7%). – Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 54.2 percent at 5-on-5, which is the sixth highest among NHL rookie forwards who have appeared in 30 games.- Ranks fifth among rookie forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempts per 60 minutes (13.70).
Justin Holl– Has started the 10th-lowest percentage of his 5-on-5 shifts (42.9%) in the offensive zone among right-handed defencemen.- Ranks second in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.2%) among NHL defencemen who have started less than 45 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (42.9%).- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.8%) among NHL defencemen to have started fewer than 45 percent (42.9%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Zach Hyman– Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.77).- Fourth among Toronto skaters in even-strength time on ice per game (15:58).- Ranks eighth among NHL left wingers in shorthanded time on ice percentage (45.3%).
Kasperi Kapanen– Has drawn 17 penalties this season and taken seven, which gives him the highest net penalties among Toronto skaters (+10) and ranks tied for 23rd among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs and 11th among NHL right wingers who have appeared in 50 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.30) at 5-on-5.- Has recorded 20 (8-12-20) of his 35 points on the road this season.
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in 40 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.26) at 5-on-5.- Eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (8-16-24).- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in primary assists at 5-on-5 (11).
Mitch Marner– Ninth among NHL skaters in assists (47).- Has 12 multi-assist games, which is tied for the fifth-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.17 points per game, which is the 15th-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.81 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fifth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games.- Tied for eighth in the NHL in primary assists (30).- Ranks fifth among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (21:26)
Auston Matthews– Tied for second among NHL skaters in goals (43).- Leads the NHL with 32 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (27).- Second in the NHL in wrist shot goals (26).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- Ranks 11th among NHL skaters in points (43-31-74).- Fourth in the NHL with 259 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for seventh among NHLers in game-winning goals (6).- One of nine NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:30) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.20).- Tied for ninth in the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (18).- Ranks seventh among NHL forwards who average 14:00 per game (14:29) in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.8%).
Rasmus Sandin– Ranks eighth among rookie defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games in points per 60 minutes of ice time (0.97) at 5-on-5. – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.5 percent, which ranks fourth among rookie defencemen who have skated in at least 10 games.
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.07 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the fourth-highest average among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 0.85 goals per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which ranks fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 1.22 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is the fifth-highest average among Toronto skaters.
John Tavares– Tied for 18th among NHL skaters in multi-point games (17).- Has 15 points (8-7-15) in 13 games during the month of February.- Ranks 14th in the NHL in faceoff wins (561)- Has 17 points (10-7-17) in 17 games against Atlantic Division teams this season.- Has recorded 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 29 games on the road this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Tyson BarrieHas assists (4) in two consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinHas points (3-5-8) in six consecutive games.
William NylanderHas assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-3-5) in four consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanFour games from 300 NHL games
Kasperi KapanenFour games from 200 NHL games
Jason SpezzaTwo assists from 600 assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Denis MalginFirst game as a Maple Leaf (February 20 vs. Pittsburgh)
William Nylander300th NHL game (February 22 vs. Carolina)
  

INJURY REPORT

Cody Ceci (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Andreas Johnsson (Knee)On injured reserve.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
Jake Muzzin (Hand)Sustained a broken hand on February 25 at Tampa Bay.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 172

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 26Recalled defenceman Calle Rosen from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 24Loaned defenceman Kevin Gravel to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 24Acquired forward Matt Lorito from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenceman Jordan Schmaltz.
February 24Acquired Vegas’ 2020 fifth-round pick in a three-team trade with Chicago and Vegas in exchange for forward Martins Dzierkals.
February 24Recalled defenceman Kevin Gravel from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 24Acquired defenceman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Michael Hutchinson.
February 22Acquired forward Miikka Salomaki from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Ben Harpur.
  

MAPLE LEAFS AT SABRES PREGAME NOTES: William Nylander leads the Maple Leafs in game-winning goals (5).- One of eight NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:35) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.30).- Averages 2.26 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 13.58 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among NHL right wingers who average 14:00 per game at 5-on-5 (14:35).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-20-8 – 70 Points) vs.

BUFFALO SABRES (26-24-8 – 60 Points)

FEBRUARY 16, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

KEYBANK CENTER (BUFFALO, NY) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus BUFFALO

ALL-TIME RECORD:83-105-18-11 (217 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:32-65-6-6 (109 Games)
2019-20:2-1-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:8-2-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus BUFFALO

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (65), John Tavares (33), Morgan Rielly (26)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (21), Auston Matthews (11)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (48), John Tavares (19), Morgan Rielly (13)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (71), John Tavares (40), Auston Matthews (17)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (44), Zach Hyman (20), John Tavares (18)

MAPLE LEAFS – SABRES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOBUFFALO
GOALS FOR (Rank):208 (2nd)165 (t-21st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       190 (27th)179 (18th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):40/160 [25.0%] (t-3rd)32/166 [19.3%] (t-19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):129/165 [78.2%] (23rd)123/164 [75.0%] (29th)
SHOTS (Rank):1976 (4th)1692 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2979 (2nd)2361 (30th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.5% (5th)49.3% (18th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)46.2% (31st)

MAPLE LEAFS – SABRES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:November 18, 1970 vs. Buffalo (Buffalo 7, Toronto 2)
All-Time Record:83-105-18-11 (217 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:51-40-12-5 (108 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:32-65-6-6 (109 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:March 2, 2019 (Toronto 5, Buffalo 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. SABRES

Frederik Andersen100th win as a Maple Leaf (February 25, 2019 vs. Buffalo)
Tyson Barrie100th NHL point (Goal) (March 28, 2015 (COL) vs. Buffalo)
Cody CeciFirst NHL game (December 12, 2013 (OTT) vs. Buffalo)
Frederik GauthierFirst NHL game (March 19, 2016 vs. Buffalo)
Zach HymanFirst NHL point (Goal) (March 7, 2016 vs. Buffalo)
Martin MarincinFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (March 19, 2016 vs. Buffalo)
Auston Matthews200th NHL point (Assist) (March 20, 2019 at Buffalo)
John Tavares400th NHL assist (November 30, 2019 vs. Buffalo)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS42 (Matthews)
ASSISTS44 (Marner)
POINTS71 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS22 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs37 (Holl)
SHOTS240 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.5% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.5% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS94 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS65 (Matthews)
HITS103 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:06 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for second among NHL goaltenders in wins (24).- Has a 14-4-0 record on the road with a .922 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average.- Has a save percentage over .900 in 55.8 percent of his starts this season, which is the sixth-highest percentage among goaltenders who have appeared in 40 games.
Tyson Barrie– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for 12th-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).
– Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (51).- Averages 14.49 shot attempts per game at 5-on-5, which is the fourth-highest average among NHL defencemen who have played in at least 50 games.
Jack Campbell– Has a 3-0-1 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.40 goals-against average since being acquired by the Maple Leafs.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks sixth among NHL left wingers who have appeared in 50 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (54.7%).
– Ranks 26th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (9.25).
Pierre Engvall– Signed a two-year contract extension on February 12.- Has played 31.4 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time since joining the team, which is the second-highest shorthanded time on ice percentage among the League’s rookie forwards who have appeared in at least 30 games.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 57.1 percent at 5-on-5, which is the second highest among NHL rookie forwards who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks first in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.4%) among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 45 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (44.4%).- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.9%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 45 percent (44.4%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Zach Hyman– Third among Toronto skaters and tied for 25th among NHLers in points since January 1 (8-9-17; 18 GP).- Has 11 points (3-8-11) in 11 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.80).
Kasperi Kapanen– Has drawn 13 penalties this season and taken four, which gives him the highest net penalties among Toronto skaters (+9) and ranks tied for 26th among NHL forwards.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 12th among NHL right wingers who have appeared in 50 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.24) at 5-on-5.- Has recorded 20 (8-12-20) of his 32 points in 29 games on the road this season.
Alex Kerfoot– Ranks second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in 40 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.27) at 5-on-5.- Tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-15-22).- Has 10 points (4-6-10) in 15 games against Atlantic Division opposition.
Mitch Marner– Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in assists (44). Has the most assists among NHLers who have appeared in fewer than 50 games.- Has 12 multi-assist games, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.23 points per game, which is the 10th-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.84 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is tied for fourth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Ninth in the NHL in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 50 or fewer games.
Auston Matthews– Tied for first among NHL skaters in goals (42).- Leads the NHL with 31 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (26).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (26).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- Ninth among NHL skaters in points (42-29-71).- Fourth in the NHL with 240 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Leads the Maple Leafs in game-winning goals (5).- One of eight NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:35) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.30).- Averages 2.26 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks third among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 13.58 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among NHL right wingers who average 14:00 per game at 5-on-5 (14:35).
Rasmus Sandin– Ranks third among rookie defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games in points per 60 minutes of ice time (1.25) at 5-on-5. – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent, which ranks third among rookie defencemen who have skated in at least 10 games.
Jason Spezza– Averaging 1.89 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the sixth-highest average among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 0.94 goals per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which ranks third among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 22nd among NHL skaters in multi-point games (15).- Has 10 points (5-5-10) in eight games during the month of February.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.3 percent at 5-on-5 when the Maple Leafs are leading in games, which is the highest percentage when leading among NHL forwards who have appeared in at least 40 games and average 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (15:37).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. – Has won 55.3 percent of his offensive zone faceoffs this season, which is the 11th-highest percentage among NHLers who have taken 900 draws in all situations.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanHas points (3-3-6) in five consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerHas points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderHas points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
John TavaresHas assists (3) in three consecutive games and points (5-5-10) in seven consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

William NylanderFour games from 300 games.
Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Timothy LiljegrenFirst NHL point (Assist) (February 15 at Ottawa)
  

INJURY REPORT

Cody Ceci (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Andreas Johnsson (Knee)Left Toronto’s game on February 13 vs. Dallas and did not return.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 152

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 14Loaned forward Pontus Aberg and goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 13Activated goaltender Frederik Andersen from injured reserve. Placed goaltender Michael Hutchinson on waivers.
February 12Signed forward Pierre Engvall to a two-year contract extension.
February 10Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Placed goaltender Frederik Andersen on injured reserve.