Toronto Maple Leafs score early to beat Winnipeg Jets 7-2

Auston Matthews

Toronto Maple Leafs score early to beat Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Here is the game highlights.

 

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

Nazem Kadri opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 15:45 of the first period with a power play goal. Kadri led the Maple Leafs in power play goals in 2016-17 with 12.

James van Riemsdyk scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 17:40 of the first period. He registered 29 goals last season – the third highest total on the team.

William Nylander recorded the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the night at 18:23 of the first period. Nylander had two goals and two assists in two games against Winnipeg last season.

Patrick Marleau scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the game at 8:32 of the second period before adding the Maple Leafs’ fifth at 0:36 of the third period. Tonight’s game is the 66th multi-goal game of Marleau’s career.

Mitch Marner made it 6-0 for Toronto at 8:07 of the third period with a power play goal. Marner scored 19 goals last season – four of which were recorded of the power play.

Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s seventh goal of the night at 11:57 of the third period. Matthews led the Maple Leafs in goals last season with 40. 

James van Riemsdyk registered the lone assist on Kadri’s first period goal and had the primary assist on Marner’s third period goal. In 2016-17, van Riemsdyk established a new career-high with 33 assists.

Tyler Bozak picked up the only assist on van Riemsdyk’s first period goal. Bozak had the third highest assist total among Maple Leafs skaters in 2016-17 with 37.

Jake Gardiner had the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. In 2016-17, Gardiner led all Maple Leafs defencemen in goals (9), assists (34) and points (43).

Auston Matthews recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and the primary assist on Marleau’s second period goal. Matthews recorded four assists in two games against the Jets in 2016-17.

Mitch Marner registered the secondary assist on Marleau’s second period goal. Marner led the Maple Leafs in assists during the 2016-17 season with 42.

Nazem Kadri had the primary assist on Marleau’s third period goal. Kadri’s assist was his second point of the night. He had 12 multi-point games in 2016-17.

Leo Komarov picked up the secondary assist on Marleau’s third period goal. Komarov registered four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in two games against the Jets in 2016-17.

Morgan Rielly recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Rielly had 21 assists in 2016-17.

Connor Carrick had the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Carrick had six assists in 67 games last season.

Andreas Borgman registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. The assist is the first of Borgman’s NHL career.

Frederik Andersen stopped 35 shots to earn the victory.

SHOTS FIRED

The Maple Leafs were outshot by Winnipeg by a 37-31 margin in all situations. Winnipeg had an 18-17 edge in shots at 5-on-5.

Winnipeg had a 71-53 lead in shot attempts in all situations and a 38-37 lead in shot attempts at 5-on-5.

James van Riemsdyk led the Maple Leafs with six shots on goal and nine shot attempts.

ROAD SCHOLARS

The Maple Leafs are 1-0-0 on the road this season.

Toronto’s all-time record is 31-18-1-8 in 58 games against the Jets and 15-10-0-5 in games played on the road. 

Toronto is 1-0-0 against the Western Conference this season and 1-0-0 against the Central Division.

The Maple Leafs return to action on Saturday, October 7 when they open their 2017-18 home schedule against the New York Rangers at Air Canada Centre.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Faceoff Wins

10 (Bozak)

Faceoff Win Percentage

100% (Martin)

Hits

6 (Martin)

Blocked Shots

8 (Zaitsev)

Takeaways

1 (Fehr)

TOI

24:01 (Zaitsev)

Power Play TOI

2:58 (Bozak, Marner)

Shorthanded TOI

12:03 (Hainsey)

Shifts

30 (Rielly)

5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage

67.7% (Carrick – 21 for, 10 against)

RECORD WHEN…

The Maple Leafs were 8-for-8 on the penalty kill and 2-for-4 on the power play tonight. Toronto is 1-0-0 when not allowing a power play goal and 1-0-0 when scoring a power play goal this season.

Toronto is 1-0-0 when scoring first this season

The Maple Leafs are 1-0-0 when leading after one period and 1-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Toronto has a 1-0-0 record when trailing their opponent in shots on goal.

The Maple Leafs are 1-0-0 in Wednesday games.

OF NOTE…

Toronto scored at least seven goals in a season-opening game for the seventh time in franchise history and first time since 1987-88, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

The Maple Leafs scored three goals in the first period of tonight’s game. In 2016-17, Toronto registered three or more first period goals on seven occasions and finished the season with 85 first period goals, which led the NHL.

Toronto went on the penalty kill eight times in tonight’s game. In 2016-17, the Maple Leafs’ season high for penalty kills was six and occurred on six occasions.

Andreas Borgman made his NHL debut, playing 16:34 and registering an assist and a plus-2 rating.

Ron Hainsey played 22:53 in his Maple Leafs debut, including 12:03 of shorthanded ice time.

Patrick Marleau scored a pair of goals, was a plus-2 and played 14:41 in his Maple Leafs debut.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Saturday, Oct. 7 vs. New York Rangers, 7:00 p.m. (Hockey Night in Canada, FAN 590)

Monday, Oct. 9 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:00 p.m. (TSN, TSN 1050)

Wednesday, Oct. 11 vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

Saturday, Oct. 14 at Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 p.m. (Hockey Night in Canada, TSN 1050)

Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Washington Capitals, 7:00 p.m. (TSN, FAN 590)

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