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.
  

DUCKS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: Kyle Clifford ranks fifth among NHL left wingers in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%). – Ranks 22nd among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.71). … William Nylander has points (6-5-11) in nine consecutive games.

ANAHEIM DUCKS (22-26-6 – 50 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-19-7 – 63 Points)

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus ANAHEIM

ALL-TIME RECORD:27-11-5-1 (44 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:16-3-4-1 (24 Games)
2018-19:2-0-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:7-3-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus ANAHEIM

GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (29), Jason Spezza (23), Tyson Barrie (17)
GOALS:John Tavares (8), Auston Matthews (3), William Nylander (3)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (11), Jake Muzzin (11), John Tavares (9)
POINTS:John Tavares (17), Jake Muzzin (13), Jason Spezza (11)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jake Muzzin (12), Zach Hyman (6), John Tavares (6)

MAPLE LEAFS – DUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOANAHEIM
GOALS FOR (Rank):193 (3rd)134 (30th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       177 (27th)165 (t-14th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):37/147 [25.2%] (3rd)20/142 [14.1%] (31st)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):116/150 [77.3%] (25th)129/165 [78.2%] (22nd)
SHOTS (Rank):1815 (4th)1613 (24th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2749 (2nd)2389 (14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)48.8% (20th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)51.1% (8th)

MAPLE LEAFS – DUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:November 17, 1993 (Toronto 4, Anaheim 3)
All-Time Record:27-11-5-1 (44 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:16-3-4-1 (24 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:11-8-1-0 (20 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:February 4, 2019 (Toronto 6, Anaheim 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. DUCKS

Frederik AndersenSelected by Anaheim in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft
Appeared in 125 Games for the Ducks from 2013-16.
Zach Hyman200th NHL game (Nov. 16, 2018 at ANA)
Jake Muzzin300th NHL game (Nov. 1, 2016 (LAK) vs. ANA)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 4, 2019 vs. ANA)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (Feb. 4, 2019 vs. ANA)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS39 (Matthews)
ASSISTS40 (Marner)
POINTS64 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS20 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs34 (Muzzin)
SHOTS216 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.8% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS77 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS58 (Matthews)
HITS95 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:05 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 10-5-6 at home this season with a 3.16 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
– Tied for second in the NHL in wins (24).- Has recorded a save percentage over .900 in 24 of his starts, which is tied for fourth-most starts with a save percentage of .900 or higher.
Tyson Barrie– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for ninth-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).
– Has scored 15 of his 26 at home this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (46). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
Jack Campbell– Is 9-9-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 22 career games against Pacific Division opposition.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks fifth among NHL left wingers in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%).
– Ranks 22nd among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.71).
Pierre Engvall– Has started 40.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the third-lowest percentage among NHL rookies 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 seventh highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks sixth among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 46 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (45.1%) with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9 percent.- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.9%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 46 percent (45.1%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Michael Hutchinson– Is 3-2-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage on home ice in 2019-20.
Zach Hyman– Fourth among Toronto skaters in points since January 1 (5-6-11; 13 GP).- Has 13 points (5-8-13) in 15 games on home ice this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.74).
Andreas Johnsson– Averages 1.92 shots per game, which ranks seventh among Toronto forwards.- Has drawn 11 penalties this season, which is tied for fourth-most among Toronto skaters.
Kasperi Kapanen– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-17-25).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 10th among NHL right wingers in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.26).- Has recorded nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 12 games since January 1.
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (7). – 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-11-18).
Mitch Marner– Has 11 multi-assist games, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.26 points per game, which is the ninth-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.41 primary assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for eighth in the NHL in primary assists (26). His 26 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Ranks fifth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).
Auston Matthews– Second among NHL skaters in goals (39).- Leads the NHL with 29 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (24).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- 12th among NHL skaters in points (39-25-64).- Tied for fourth in the NHL with 216 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Ranks first in goals (25) and second in points (25-24-49) among Swedish skaters this season.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- Has scored the first goal of the game three times for the Maple Leafs, which is tied for the most first goals among Toronto skaters.- One of five NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:32) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.30 (1.30).
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.00 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 1.07 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 21st among NHL skaters in multi-point games (14).- Has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in nine games against Pacific Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.9 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 (15:42).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 19th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (16.92).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Andreas JohnssonHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
Kasperi KapanenHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerHas assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-7-8) in six consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (5-2-7) in five consecutive games.
William NylanderHas points (6-5-11) in nine consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Mitch MarnerThree assists from 200 assists
Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
John TavaresTwo games from 800 games

RECENT MILESTONES

None 
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Neck)Day-to-Day
Cody CeciOn injured reserve.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 131

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 6Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 5Acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2021.
February 4Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME
FEBRUARY 6, 2020 – ANAHEIM 2 @ MONTREAL 3 OT
The Ducks extended their point streak to three straight games (2-0-1, 5 pts.) in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the
Bell Center…Derek Grant tied the game at 2-2 in the third period with his 12th goal to match his single-season career high for goals
(2017-18)…Jakob Silfverberg also found the back of the net for Anaheim, marking his 16th of 2019-20…Rickard Rakell (20), Jacob
Larsson (4) and Carter Rowney drew assists…John Gibson turned aside 24-of-27 shots.
PP: 0-2 PK: 1-5 SF: 37 SA: 27 TOI: Hampus Lindholm (24:05) Three Stars: 1. Suzuki 2. Fowler 3. Gallagher
ANAHEIM DUCKS INJURIES
Man games lost: 103

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Jan. 3 – Reassigned C Sam Carrick, RW Daniel Sprong and D Chris Wideman to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 4 – Recalled RW Kiefer Sherwood and RW Daniel Sprong from San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 7 – Reassigned RW Kiefer Sherwood to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 10 – Recalled C Chase De Leo from San Diego (AHL). Assigned RW Troy Terry to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 16 – Reassigned LW Max Comtois and C Isac Lundestrom to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 18 – Reassigned C Chase De Leo, LW Max Jones and RW Daniel Sprong to San Diego (AHL). Recalled LW Blake Pietila from
San Diego.
Jan. 26 – Recalled C Chase De Leo, LW Max Jones and RW Troy Terry from San Diego (AHL). Reassigned LW Blake Pietila to San
Diego.
Jan. 29 – Reassigned C Chase De Leo to San Diego (AHL).
Feb. 3 – Recalled RW Daniel Sprong from San Diego (AHL).
ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks play the penultimate contest of a five-game road trip this evening vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs
at Scotiabank Arena (4 p.m. PT, Prime Ticket, AM 830)…the Ducks have earned standings points in three straight games (2-0-1, 5
pts.), won three of their last five games (3-1-1) and gone 5-2-1 in the last eight…away from Honda Center, Anaheim has earned points
in five of its last six road games (4-1-1, 9 pts.)…the Ducks have also scored three SHG in the last eight games to push their season
total to nine, one shy of the single-season franchise record for SHG (10, set three times in 1995-96, 2013-14 and 2017-
18)…tonight concludes Anaheim’s seventh set of back-to-back games this season…the Ducks are 6-7-0 in back-to-back contests,
including a 3-3-0 mark in the second game…following tonight’s game, the Ducks will travel to Buffalo to conclude the road trip vs. the
Sabres on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the KeyBank Center (12 p.m. PT).
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS: Anaheim and Toronto begin a two-game season series tonight at Scotiabank Arena…the Ducks have posted
a 12-25-7 record in the previous 44 games against the Maple Leafs…in Toronto, Anaheim owns a 4-15-5 all-time record in 24 games…
Adam Henrique (5-9=14) and Ryan Getzlaf (2-12=14) co-led the Ducks in career scoring vs. the Maple Leafs…Getzlaf has points in
four of his last six games (2-4=6) and 2-8=10 points in his last 10 games against Toronto dating to Mar. 10, 2014…Getzlaf also owns
points in four of his last five games (2-3=5) in Toronto…Josh Manson has assists in three of his four career games at Scotiabank
Arena (0-3=3), while Rickard Rakell has five goals and six points in his last five contests vs. the Maple Leafs…after tonight’s game, the
Ducks and Maple Leafs will meet again next month to conclude the season set Friday, Mar. 6 at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS CONNECTIONS:
Michael Del Zotto: Played three years of junior hockey with John Tavares for Oshawa and London (OHL) from 2006-09…represented
Team Canada at the 2010 World Championship with John Tavares…played with Jason Spezza for Rapperswil-Jona Lakers (Swiss)
during the NHL lockout at the beginning of the 2012-13 season…Del Zotto and John Tavares were both named to the 2010 NHL AllRookie Team…was born in Stoufville, Ontario, about 30 miles northeast of Toronto.
Nicolas Deslauriers: Played two seasons for the Manchester Monarchs, the former AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, with Jake Muzzin (2011-13).
Cam Fowler: Played with William Nylander for Sdertälje SK (Sweden-2) during the NHL lockout at the beginning of the 2012-2013
season…played one season for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Jack Campbell (2008-09)…won gold at the 2010
World Junior Championship and the 2009 U-18 World Championship with Campbell…also represented Team USA at the 2011 World
Championship with Campbell…Fowler and Campbell were both named to the 2010 World Junior Championship All-Star Team.
Ryan Getzlaf: Won gold at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with John Tavares and Jake Muzzin…also won gold at the 2014 Olympic
Winter Games with Tavares…earned silver at the 2008 World Championship with Jason Spezza.
John Gibson: Represented Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with Auston Matthews and Morgan Reilly…played
one season for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Jack Campbell (2009-10)…represented Team USA at the 2012
World Junior Championship with Campbell.
Derek Grant: Played three seasons for the Ottawa Senators with Cody Ceci and Jason Spezza (2012-15).
Max Jones: Played for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Auston Matthews (2014-15)…played one season with Mitch
Marner for London (OHL), winning the 2016 Memorial Cup.
Jacob Larsson: Played two seasons for Frolunda (Sweden) with Pierre Engvall (2013-15).
Hampus Lindholm: Lindholm was named to the 2014 NHL All-Rookie Team with Frederik Andersen.
Nick Ritchie: Was named to the 2015 OHL All-Star Team with Mitch Marner…was born 50 miles from Toronto in Orangeville, Ontario.
Devin Shore: Played four seasons for the Dallas Stars with Jason Spezza (2015-19)…was teammates in the Dallas Stars organization
for two seasons with Jack Campbell.
Jakob Silfverberg: Was teammates with Jason Spezza in Ottawa (2012-13)…Spezza assisted on Silfverberg’s first NHL goal, Jan. 21,
2013…played with Cody Ceci for Binghamton (AHL) for part of one season (2012-13)…was born in the same city as Andreas Johnsson
(Gävle).
Troy Terry: Won gold at the 2015 U-18 World Junior Championship with Auston Matthews…played for the U.S. National Team
Development Program with Matthews (2014-15).
IN NET: John Gibson is tied for the eighth-highest career SV% (.919) among all-time NHL goaltenders with at least 200 games
played…Gibson also ranks third among active goaltenders, behind Tuukka Rask (.922) and Ben Bishop (.921)…Gibson recorded his
first shutout of the season and 19th of his career, the fourth-most in franchise history, in a 3-0 win over the Islanders Nov. 25 at Honda
Center…Ryan Miller moved one shy from tying Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list for goaltenders Feb. 1
at Los Angeles…Miller’s 46 saves that night were three shy of his career high set Dec. 29, 2013 (49).

BY THE NUMBERS: Captain Ryan Getzlaf leads the club in points (11-24=35), assists, game-winning goals (5), and even-strength
points (9-20=29)…Getzlaf owns 1-9=10 points in 13 games since Jan. 5 vs. Nashville…Jakob Silfverberg ranks second among team
leaders in goals (16), co-leads in PPG (3) and ranks third in points (16-15=31)…Silfverberg has 6-6=12 points in his last 21 games…
Adam Henrique, who leads the team with 17 goals and 14 even-strength goals, enters tonight’s contest with 5-1=6 points in his last 12
games and 8-3=11 points in his last 18…Rickard Rakell, who is riding a four-game point streak (1-4=5, +5), leads the Ducks in pointsper-game (0.69) and shots (135), ranks second in points (13-20=33) and third in goals…Hampus Lindholm, who has 1-3=4 points and
a +4 rating in his last seven games, leads Anaheim blueliners and ranks third among team leaders in assists (19)…Derek Grant,
currently tied for fifth in the NHL in SHP (3-1=4), is one goal shy of setting a single-season career high in goals (12)…Grant’s linemate,
Carter Rowney, is also one goal from matching his single-season personal best established with the Ducks last season (7).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
Cam Fowler: 2 points to 300 NHL points; 1 PPG from surpassing Chris Kunitz (26) for 10th on the club’s all-time PPG list; 1 SHP from
surpassing Scott Niedermayer (8) for the all-time franchise lead in SHP by defensemen
Ryan Getzlaf: 1 SHG from tying Samuel Pahlsson for third on the franchise’s all-time SHG list; 1 SHP from tying Steve Rucchin (15) for
third on the franchise’s all-time SHP list
Korbinian Holzer: 3 appearances to 200 NHL games
Ondrej Kase: 3 appearances to 200 NHL games; 5 points to 100 NHL points
Jacob Larsson: 3 appearances to 100 NHL games
Hampus Lindholm: 8 points to 200 NHL points
Josh Manson: 6 points to 100 NHL points
Ryan Miller: 1 win from tying Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list; 6 appearances from matching Tom
Barrasso for second place on the NHL’s all-time games played list among U.S.-born goaltenders; 82 saves from tying Gilles Meloche
(21,138) for 13th place on the NHL’s all-time saves list
Rickard Rakell: 1 PPG from tying Andy McDonald (28) for eighth on the club’s all-time PPG list

MAPLE LEAFS 5, PREDATORS 2 –POSTGAME NOTES: William Nylander scored at 4:13 of the first period and had the secondary assist on Rasmus Sandin’s second-period goal. His first-period goal was his 23rd of the season, a single-season career-high. (Previous: 22, 2016-17). Tonight’s game is his 11th multi-point performance of 2019-20. He has goals (4) in four consecutive games and points (4-3-7) in five consecutive games. In 25 games on the road, Nylander has 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (26-17-7 – 59 Points) vs.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS (22-18-7 – 51 Points)

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO2215
NASHVILLE1012

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 4:13 of the first period and later had the secondary assist on Rasmus Sandin’s second period goal. His first period goal was his 23rd of the season, which establishes a new single-season career-high for goals (Previous: 22, 2016-17). Tonight’s game is his 11th multi-point performance of 2019-20. He has goals (4) in four consecutive games and points (4-3-7) in five consecutive games. In 25 games on the road, Nylander has registered 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists).
  • Zach Hyman scored the second Maple Leafs goal of the night at 7:12 of the first period before collecting the secondary assist on Jason Spezza’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is his sixth multi-point performance in 2019-20. He has scored five goals in eight games against Central Division opponents. He has recorded eight of his 13 goals on the road this season.
  • Rasmus Sandin registered the lone assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later scored the third Toronto goal of the game at 4:41 of the second period. Sandin’s second period goal was his first career NHL goal. Tonight’s game is his second multi-point game of the season. He has three points (1-2-3) in three games on the road this season.
  • Jason Spezza scored the fourth Maple Leafs goal of the night at 12:17 of the second period. He has registered 13 (5-8-13) of his 19 points on the road this season. In 32 career games against the Predators, Spezza has recorded 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists).
  • Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s fifth goal of the game into an empty net at 18:28 of the third period. Matthews has eight goals in nine games during the month of January. Over his last 20 games played he has registered 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points. He has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) in 11 games against Central Division opponents this season.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Marner has assists (2) in two consecutive games. Of Marner’s 35 assists in 2019-20, 23 have been primary assists, which leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for ninth among NHL skaters. He has recorded 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) in 17 games against Western Conference opposition this season.
  • Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Barrie has assists (4) in three consecutive games. He has registered seven points (1-6-7) in 11 games against Central Division opponents this season. He leads Maple Leafs defencemen in points with 28 (4-24-28) in 50 games played.
  • Alex Kerfoot recorded the primary assist on Sandin’s second period goal. Kerfoot has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has picked up 12 (4 goals, 8 assists) of his 20 points on the road this season. In 11 games against Central Division opposition, he has recorded six points (2-4-6).
  • Justin Holl had the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. He has registered eight of his 13 assists on the road this season. His five primary assists are the third-most among Toronto defenders.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots to earn his 23rd victory of the season.
  • Kasperi Kapanen left the game with an arm injury. X-rays were negative,.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO10 (10)12 (11)9 (8)31 (29)
NASHVILLE15 (15)8 (7)13 (12)36 (34)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO17 (17)21 (17)15 (14)53 (48)
NASHVILLE27 (27)12 (10)26 (22)65 (59)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record at Home14-11-0 (25 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Nashville12-12-1-1 (26 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Nashville on the Road6-4-0-1 (11 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference12-7-2 (21 Games)
Record vs. Central Division6-4-1 (11 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots4 (Four players tied)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage69% (Matthews – 9 won, 4 lost)
Hits4 (Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Holl, Kerfoot, Matthews)
Takeaways(Kerfoot)
TOI22:38 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI1:43 (Barrie, Marner, Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI0:40 (Four players tied)
Shifts27 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage61.3% (Holl – 19 for, 12 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first18-3-1
Lead after 114-2-1
Lead after 219-1-2
Do not score a power play goal10-11-3
Do not allow a power play goal13-6-3
Outshot by opponent13-10-3
Monday2-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Kasperi Kapanen (arm) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Auston Matthews won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs tonight and was 7-for-8 (88%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Nashville centre Nick Bonino.
  • Auston Matthews and William Nylander were on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.3 percent (20 for, 19 against), while Nylander finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.1 percent (20 for, 17 against).
  • Jason Spezza was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Stars (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. vs. Florida Panthers (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Friday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. vs. Anaheim Ducks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)

BLACKHAWKS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES: William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 0:25 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has three goals in two games against the Blackhawks this season.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (23-20-6 – 52 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-17-7 – 57 Points)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

 123OTFINAL
CHICAGO3306
TORONTO0202

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board with a power play goal at 0:25 of the second period. Nylander has goals (3) in three consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in four consecutive games. He has three goals in two games against the Blackhawks this season. In 10 games against Central Division teams, he has recorded 11 points (7-4-11).
  • Alex Kerfoot scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 15:17 of the second period. He has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games. In 11 career games against the Blackhawks, Kerfoot has recorded 10 career points (4 goals, 6 assists), which is his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Nylander’s second period goal. He has three assists over his last three games played. In 23 games on home ice this season, he has recorded 29 points (3 goals, 26 assists). He has 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 16 games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s second period goal. Barrie has assists (3) in two consecutive games and four assists over his last four games. Tonight’s game is his fifth multi-assist and eighth multi-point performance of the season. His 28 points (7 goals, 21 assists) in 31 games against Chicago mark his highest point total against a single opponent.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s second period goal. Engvall has two assists over his last three games played. In 14 games against Western Conference opposition, he has registered nine points (3-6-9). 
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 28 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CHICAGO10 (9)17 (16)13 (13)34 (32)
TORONTO11 (10)23 (21)10 (10)33 (31)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
CHICAGO17 (16)18 (17)20 (19)55 (52)
TORONTO23 (21)23 (21)17 (17)63 (59)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home12-6-7 (25 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Chicago289-265-96-3 (653 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Chicago at Home167-102-54-2 (325 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference11-7-2 (20 Games)
Record vs. Central Division5-4-1 (10 Games)
Attendance19,502

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots7 (Marner, Matthews)
Shot Attempts10 (Marner)
Faceoff Wins(Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Brooks – 3 won, 0 lost;
Hyman – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits3 (Ceci, Dermott, Holl)
Blocked Shots(Holl, Marincin)
Takeaways(Nylander, Tavares)
TOI21:23 (Matthews)
Power Play TOI3:17 (Barrie)
Shorthanded TOI0:42 (Five players tied)
Shifts25 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage65.4% (Sandin – 17 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first8-14-6
Trail after 13-10-3
Trail after 22-11-4
Score one power play goal9-5-4
Do not allow a power play goal12-6-3
Outshot by opponent12-10-3
Saturday9-3-3

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Kasperi Kapanen and Alex Kerfoot started 20 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Martin Marincin and Auston Matthews were on the ice for a team-high 25 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Marincin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 64.1 percent (25 for, 14 against), while Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.4 percent (25 for, 21 against).

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, January 27, 8:00 p.m. at Nashville Predators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Stars (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. vs. Florida Panthers (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

LEAFS 6, JETS 3 — WHAT THE MAPLE LEAFS SAID: “(William Nylander is) finding open spots; the puck is coming to him and he’s not missing. So that’s big for our team, it helps us a lot. He’s a big part of this team. So it’s good for everyone.” — MITCH MARNER

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On the team bending but not breaking:

Yeah, I think that’s part of it. Obviously, it wasn’t a good second period at all. The back half of the first period wasn’t very good either. We were very opportunistic here. It started with a great start. We get up 2-0 — it could have been four or five there with a little more luck around the net — but they had their push. We didn’t seem to have very good legs in that second period at all, but we took advantage of the chances when we got there to give ourselves a lead and then our third period was our best period. We had to take care of that lead and I thought did a really good job.

On Nylander’s recent play:

He just looks really confident and he’s feeling it. His linemates have been good around him and he’s been making plays to them and they’ve been making plays to him. He’s putting himself in good spots. He’s feeling it and he’s making good on his chances. It’s been fun to watch him here.

On if he’s ever seen Nylander lack confidence:

No, not in himself, but it’s one thing to have confidence in yourself off the ice and you’re feeling good off the ice. Then the game starts and it’s just not really happening for you, you’re not really overly involved in the game and that in itself can make you lose confidence. He just hasn’t had any lulls in his game. That’s been the nicest thing to see is he’s just been on it every shift and it’s not just the offensive pieces, it’s winning puck battles and coming up with loose pucks all over the ice and keeping himself on offence and putting his linemates in good spots. Obviously, the chemistry with John has been very good there with him as well and Kerfoot also has played outstanding too.

On what about the team allows them to rally when things look like they’re turning for the opposition:

I don’t know what to say about it. It was a game — like I said, it looked like we just didn’t have any legs. Like maybe New Year’s got the best of us. Then we got a push. I thought Travis Dermott made a game changing play for us coming through the neutral zone. That got us going again and we got out of that second period. We just talked to our guys after the second saying we’re in a really good spot here, let’s clean ourselves off and go out here and take care of this third period and I thought we did that. All four lines and all six D contributed, Freddie was solid in net in that third and we get out of here with another two points.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (45 SHOTS)

On the team getting off to a good start tonight:

I thought we were better in the third, actually. I thought we really pulled together there and made it hard on them. Especially because they were obviously trying to come back in the game with them being down. So, I thought we did a really good job in the third. Again, we were really sharp early on and obviously made really good defensive plays. Obviously, it was a lot of shots but not a lot of danger, I think.

On his teammates helping him see most of Winnipeg’s shots on goal:

They’re one of those teams that likes to get a lot of shots on net and see what happens on the rebounds, but I thought we did a good job today.

MITCH MARNER (1 GOAL)

On what changed from the second to third period in tonight’s game:

I thought we were giving them too much time and space — especially their big guys — giving them too much time and space through the neutral zone, making plays. When our game is going well, we’re limiting those chances through odd-man rushes, we’re getting back, we’re helping out our D. I think we did that better in the second half. We got results from it. In the third, I think our thirds have been pretty good here in these recent games. I think we’re not sitting back; we just keep the pedal down. We keep pushing it’s something we’ve got to keep doing.

On Nylander’s recent play:

He’s finding open spots; the puck is coming to him and he’s not missing. So that’s big for our team, it helps us a lot. He’s a big part of this team. So it’s good for everyone.

WILLIAM NYLANDER (2 GOALS, 1 ASSIST; 200th NHL POINT)

On his two goals tonight:

Yeah, I mean, the first one was a great play by [Brooks] forechecking the goalie. I just turned around and threw it at the net. I was a little blessed that it went in. The second was just a great pass from [Kerfoot] backdoor. I just had to put it in.

On his ability to find open space as the keys to his two goals:

Yeah, of course. The first was kind of off the forecheck. With the other one, [Kerfoot] could have maybe shot too or passed it. I was just trying to be an option for him there.

JOHN TAVARES (1 ASSIST)

On what he has seen from Nylander:

I think he’s just doing a good job in all three zones and then making really good plays with the puck, obviously. I think he’s very underrated with how strong he is on the puck. He does a really good job on the boards and down low in the offensive zone, creating space and finding his line mates and the open man. And then I think he’s just doing a really good job getting through the middle the ice, having good timing to be open around the net and finishing plays off in the middle of the ice and being in and around the net. Doing a really good job at finding ways to score, not just always when you’ve got open looks, but when you’ve got to find second and thirds or ugly ones around there.

On Andersen’s play tonight:

They put a lot of pucks at the net. I think we had a really good first period and then obviously a really slow start to the second and Freddie really kept it tight. Obviously, we gave up a couple of goals, they got one of them off the power play, but we were then able to recapture the lead and do a lot of good things and really possess the puck really well, I thought. At the start of the third, Freddie made some big saves. We probably gave up a little bit too much that we would have liked in the first few minutes. Everyone stuck with it and then cleaned it up and controlled the play a lot in their half of the ice, which, especially with the lead, you want to do. But, no question, he’s been our backbone here.

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