Toronto Maple Leafs beat Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in shootout

(Photo by Kevin Sousa/Icon Sportswire)

Toronto Maple Leafs beat Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in shootout. Here is the summary of the game played on Monday, November 6, 2017

 

 

1

2

3

OT

SO

FINAL

VEGAS

1

1

1

0

0

3

TORONTO

3

0

0

0

1

4

 

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

Nazem Kadri opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:14 of the first period and scored his second goal of the night at 15:03 of the first period. Tonight was the second multi-goal game of the season for Kadri.

James van Riemsdyk scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 9:31 of the first period for his sixth goal and 11th point this season.

Mitch Marner scored the shootout winner for the Maple Leafs. Marner is 4-for-9 (44.4%) in his career in the shootout.

Morgan Rielly had the primary assist on Kadri’s first goal of the first period. Rielly leads the Maple Leafs with 10 assists this season.

Mitch Marner registered the secondary assist on Kadri’s first goal of the first period. Marner has assists (2) in two consecutive games.

Auston Matthews picked up the primary assist on van Riemsdyk’s first period goal. Matthews has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) over his last three games.

William Nylander also recorded an assist on van Riemsdyk’s first period goal. Nylander has two assists over his last three games.

Patrick Marleau had the lone assist on Kadri’s second goal of the first period. The Maple Leafs are 6-2-0 when Marleau registers a point this season.

Frederik Andersen stopped 25 shots in regulation and overtime, as well as all three Vegas shootout attempts to earn the victory.

IN THE SHOOTOUT

Mitch Marner – Goal (2017-18: 1/1)

Auston Matthews – Stopped (2017-18: 0/1)

Patrick Marleau – Stopped (2017-18: 0/1)

Frederik Andersen – 3/3 (2017-18: 3/3)

SHOTS FIRED

The Maple Leafs were outshot by the Golden Knights by a 28-25 margin in all situations. Both teams registered 19 shots on goal at 5-on-5.

Vegas had a 59-52 lead in shot attempts in all situations and a 39-38 edge in shot attempts at 5-on-5.

Connor Carrick, Zach Hyman and Nazem Kadri each registered four shots on goal.

Connor Carrick and Morgan Rielly each registered six shot attempts.

SHOTS ON GOAL

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

VEGAS

10

6

7

5

28

TORONTO

9

6

8

2

25

 

SHOT ATTEMPTS

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

VEGAS

16

22

12

9

59

TORONTO

23

11

16

2

52

HOME SWEET HOME

The Maple Leafs are 5-3-0 at home this season.

Toronto’s all-time record is 1-0-0-0 in one game against the Golden Knights and 1-0-0-0 in games played in Toronto. 

Toronto is 5-3-0 against the Western Conference this season and 3-2-0 against the Central Division.

Tonight’s attendance was 19,398.

The Maple Leafs continue their homestand on Wednesday, Oct. 8 when they host the Vegas Golden Knights.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Faceoff Wins

8 (Nylander)

Faceoff Win Percentage

62% (Nylander – 8 won, 5 lost)

Hits

5 (Martin, Zaitsev)

Blocked Shots

5 (Zaitsev)

Takeaways

4 (Marner)

TOI

25:14 (Gardiner)

Power Play TOI

4:10 (Bozak)

Shorthanded TOI

3:55 (Hainsey, Zaitsev)

Shifts

34 (Rielly)

5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage

62.5% (Marner – 10 for, 6 against)

RECORD WHEN…

The Maple Leafs were 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight. Toronto is 3-4-0 when allowing a power play goal this season and 4-2-0 when scoring a power play goal.

Toronto is 7-4-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.

The Maple Leafs are 5-2-0 when leading after one period and 4-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Toronto has a 5-4-0 record when outshot by their opponent.

The Maple Leafs are 3-1-0 in Monday games.

OF NOTE…

William Nylander won 62 percent (8 won, 5 lost) of his faceoffs tonight and was 5-for-6 (83%) on the draw when matched up against Vegas centre William Karlsson.

Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a Toronto-high 17 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Rielly had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.6 percent (17 for, 12 against) in tonight’s game.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Wednesday, Nov. 8 vs. Minnesota Wild, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

Friday, Nov. 10 vs. Boston Bruins, 7:00 p.m. (TSN 4, FAN 590)

Saturday, Nov. 11 at Boston Bruins, 7:00 p.m. (Hockey Night in Canada, TSN 1050)

Thursday, Nov. 16 vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m. (TSN4, TSN 1050)

Saturday, Nov. 18 at Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 p.m. (Hockey Night in Canada, FAN 590)

POSTGAME QUOTES:

HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK

On the team’s play tonight:

It’s a big win. People don’t know how hard, when you come from the West – I coached in Detroit for 10 years, we played in the West, and this first game at home was always the toughest. You can get off to a good start but you always ran out of gas. So, I was happy we were able to get off to a good start. We turned the puck over too much in the second, but I thought we dug in and we got some saves out of Freddie [Andersen] in overtime and, obviously, the shootout. Any time you’ve been in a bad spell it’s usually ugly when you come out of it, but it’s a win and now we can breathe and get playing.

On tonight as a character win:

I thought the guys tried to do good things. We had lots of opportunity early and we got away from that in the second. I thought the third was tight for both teams. In the end, we found a way to win and it was a good win for us. Like I said, any time you’ve been struggling you get in your own way a little bit, mentally. Especially when you haven’t been a good team for a lot of years and you’re not used to winning all the time. You wonder what’s going on. I knew we were going to win a game, you don’t know when. Sometimes you need to go through some of these things so you can get better and yet you never want to be in it when it’s going bad.

On Vegas’ play:

This is a good team, but that shows you about the NHL now. The parity in the NHL is unbelievable and when you look at, I don’t know what the word – this team you’re allowed to protect – the next guy, these are all good players. The other thing about it is they’ve got a whole bunch of free agents, they could trade them all and they could sign them all and again the next year. It’s quite a setup, to say the least. They’re a real good team and, I mean, Gerard [Gallant] does a good job. He did a good job with Florida and they’re organized and they’re having fun and playing with house money and enjoying it.

On Andersen’s resilience after the third goal:

Obviously, he didn’t like [the third goal], but good for him. That was a good win for him. I believe that shootout is even better for him because you did it and now you get to feel good about yourself. You get to go home and actually sleep good and get up tomorrow and have some zip in practice and stuff like that. I think that’s important for us. I think we have a chance to be a better team here on Wednesday.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (25 SAVES)

On the shootout win:

I think it was a big win for us. I wasn’t too happy about the third goal so definitely wanted to make sure I made up for it. It’s good to see we battled back and got the extra point.

On battling back after the third goal:

It was a tight game. You just want to make the next save, focus on that and I think we played a good game. Obviously, it’s nice to win in the shootout.

On picking up the extra point in the shootout:

We’ll take points any way they come. Like I said, it was tough last year but we want to start getting points any way we can. Today was a good game for us to bounce back and get a W.

On Marner’s shootout winner:

His poise is really, really good. I think he just out waited him and you need to have good hands to do that, but obviously you have to have some nice reads to pull that off.

On gathering himself after the third goal:

It’s weird, it’s the same for every save almost. You want to make the next save. Same if you make a big save or a good save, you want to make the next one. That’s all you can do is try to be positive no matter what.

NAZEM KADRI (2 GOALS)

On getting the win after a tough road trip:

It’s big, we wanted to get off to a good start, which we did and I just think it was a resilient, character win for the guys, even with them coming back to tie it up. Just staying with it and winning in the shootout.

On sticking with the plan after Vegas’ comeback:

Well when they scored that third goal we just had to breathe and be patient and understand that – I feel like we controlled a lot of the game. Just staying with it, I think that’s really what it was. When you have a vulnerable team sometimes that’s hard to do, but I’m proud of our effort tonight.

On his play tonight:

I felt like it was good. Like I said, teammates count on me and I count on my teammates. We’ve got to be in there for each other. I think the bounce back game was definitely where we needed to be.

MITCH MARNER (SHOOTOUT WINNER)

On the challenge of keeping the puck under control in the shootout:

I think it’s hard to. I think it’s just kind of luck. It kind of stayed on my stick there, but in OT it was bouncing everywhere. It made a lot of chances for both teams and was exciting for the fans, but not for the people on the bench.

On what he’s trying to do in the shootout:

Just try to take a look at [the puck] quickly, calm it down and look at the goalie, go eye-to-eye and see what he’s going to react to. It stayed on my stick, luckily, and didn’t bounce over.

On getting a win after a difficult road trip:

That road trip, I think, every game we didn’t start on time. In the second period, we took it back and played the game we wanted to and then the third it kind of got lost again. That was the main focus tonight was start how we always start, come in fast and play hard. I think we did that again tonight. The fans were exciting as always and they were a big impact for us all game long.

On the team showing character late when Vegas came back:

That’s obviously not something we want to be doing later down the road, but that’s a character win to come back and win there – especially with Freddie [Andersen] holding all three shooters to blank there, it’s pretty impressive. We’re happy about this and now it’s time to build and get ready for the next one.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (1 ASSIST)

On tonight’s game:

I thought we started off pretty good and got away from our game a little bit, had a couple of penalties and that one was on me. We battled back and in the end, we got two points.

On when he knew he could play:

In the morning, I wanted to get out there and see how I felt. I felt fine and good enough to play.

On if he has been dealing with his ailment for multiple games:

No, not really. It’s been lingering a little bit and then kind of came back in that St. Louis game. It’s just a little bit of soreness. It was fine to play tonight, though.

On if he was hindered on the ice tonight:

I think you never really feel 100 percent. I felt good enough to play and felt good enough to be able to contribute tonight. You always want to do things better, but in the end, we got two points.

On his play leading to van Riemsdyk’s goal:

We were on a line change and it was delayed a little bit. I was able to get around the guy and originally just tried to take it to the net and [van Riemsdyk] was there and able to cash in on the rebound. It was a good goal for us.

On the team’s performance tonight:

We were skating a lot more, we were a little bit more hungry getting in on the forecheck, didn’t carry the puck. We kind of got away from it in the second period and turned it over, letting them come back down the ice towards us but Freddie made a couple of big saves. We got back to playing our game a little bit in the third and we were able to finish it off in the shootout.

On if he changed what he wanted to do on his shootout attempt:

I didn’t really change my mind. I knew what I wanted to do coming down and I thought I saw the opening there. It just tipped off his glove.

Related Articles

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


Confirm you are not a spammer! *