Toronto Maple Leafs Put Out Calgary Flames 6-2

Auston Matthews

 

1

2

3

OT

FINAL

TORONTO

3

1

2

6

CALGARY

0

1

1

2

 

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

–       Tyler Ennis opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a power play goal at 9:50 of the first period and later scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 17:15 of the first period before completing his hat trick with the Maple Leafs’ fifth goal of the game at 3:15 of the third period. The hat trick is the first of Ennis’ career. Ennis has six points (5 goals, 1 assist) over his last five games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-goal and second multi-point performance of the season.

–       Zach Hyman scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the game at 18:51 of the first period and later scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the night at 4:11 of the second period. Hyman has four points (3-1-4) over his last four games. Tonight’s game is Hyman’s fourth multi-goal performance of the season and fifth multi-point game of 2018-19. His second goal of the night gave him 16 goals on the season, which establishes a new career-high for goals in a season (Previous: 15, 2017-18).

–       Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal and later added the primary assist on Hyman’s second period goal before scoring Toronto’s sixth goal of the night at 12:56 of the third period. Marner has assists (7) and points (3-7-10) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 18th multi-assist and 25th multi-point game of the season. With his second assist on the night, Marner became the first Maple Leaf to reach the 80-point mark since the 2013-14 season.

–       Jake Muzzin registered the primary assist on Ennis’ first goal of the night and later had the secondary assist on Ennis’ third period goal. Muzzin has assists (3) in two consecutive games and six assists over his last six games. Tonight’s game is Muzzin’s fourth multi-assist and sixth multi-point game of the season.

–       Kasperi Kapanen collected the secondary assist on Ennis’ first goal of the first period. Kapanen has registered 24 (11-13-24) of his 42 points on the road this season.

–       Martin Marincin recorded the primary assist on Ennis’ second goal of the game. Marincin has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has three assists in his last four games played with the Maple Leafs.

–       Trevor Moore collected the secondary assist on Ennis’ second goal of the first period and later had the primary assist on Ennis’ third period goal. Moore has assists (3) in two consecutive games. He has recorded seven points (1-6-7) in 12 games with the Maple Leafs this season. Tonight’s game is Moore’s career first multi-assist game and first career multi-point game.

–       Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Rielly has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. Rielly’s assist is his 47th assist in 2018-19, which establishes a new single-season career-high, surpassing his previous high of 46 assists set in 2017-18.

–       John Tavares registered the lone assist on Marner’s third period goal. Tavares has points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games and nine points (4-5-9) over his last seven games. He has 36 points (19-17-36) in 32 road games this season.

–       Frederik Andersen stopped 35 shots to earn his 32nd victory of the season. The win is Andersen’s 103rd win as a Maple Leaf, tying Harry Lumley for sixth place on the franchise’s wins by a goaltender list.

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

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

TORONTO

11 (9)

11 (11)

10 (9)

32 (29)

CALGARY

12 (12)

16 (14)

9 (8)

37 (34)

 

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

TORONTO

19 (15)

23 (23)

15 (14)

57 (52)

CALGARY

24 (24)

30 (27)

24 (22)

78 (73)

 

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

 

–       The Maple Leafs are 20-9-3 on the road this season.

–       Toronto’s all-time record is 61-59-12-4 in 136 games against the Flames and 25-40-5-2 in 72 games played on the road.

–       Toronto is 17-8-1 against the Western Conference this season and 11-3-0 against the Pacific Division.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots

6 (Ennis)

Shot Attempts

7 (Ennis)

Faceoff Wins

9 (Matthews, Tavares)

Faceoff Win Percentage

100% (Hyman – 1 won, 0 lost)

Hits

2 (Muzzin, Rielly, Zaitsev)

Blocked Shots

5 (Rielly)

Takeaways

2 (Moore, Zaitsev)

TOI

22:39 (Hainsey)

Power Play TOI

1:26 (Four players tied)

Shorthanded TOI

0:10 (Four players tied)

Shifts

30 (Hainsey)

5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage

54.1% (Zaitsev – 20 for, 17 against)

 

 

RECORD WHEN…

–       The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the penalty kill and were 1-for-2 on the power play tonight. Toronto is 16-8-2 when allowing one power play goal this season and 11-5-0 when scoring one power play goal.

–       Toronto is 28-6-1 when scoring the first goal of the game.

–       The Maple Leafs are 22-2-0 when leading after one period and 32-0-0 when leading after two periods.

–          Toronto is 23-9-4 when outshot by their opponent.

–          The Maple Leafs are 6-3-0 in Monday games.

OF NOTE…

 

–          At 18:51 of the first period in tonight’s game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine if Toronto’s Zach Hyman kicked the puck into the Calgary net. Video review confirmed that Hyman did not direct the puck into Calgary net with a distinct kicking motion. Good goal Toronto.

–          Jake Muzzin started 20 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest percentage among Toronto skaters.

–          William Nylander won 80 percent (4 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs when matched up with Calgary centre Derek Ryan.

–          Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high in Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 (24). Rielly had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 43.6 percent (24 for, 31 against).

UPCOMING GAMES:

–       Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

–       Saturday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (Hockey Night in Canada, TSN 1050)

–       Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)

–       Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

–       Friday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Flyers (TSN4, TSN 1050)

 

POSTGAME QUOTES:

 

HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK

 

On tonight’s win:

Obviously, we scored and, so, that was good. I thought Tavares’ line really set the tone, [Ennis] had a big night for us and found a way for the puck to go in. A good win for our team here. They’re a real good team and a nice way to start the road trip.

On Andersen making big saves:

I thought he really did at the start too. I think once the game got a little out of hand, then it’s different, you’re probably a little looser than you should be. I thought at the start Freddie was real good.

On what he has seen from Moore since his recall:

Tenacious, heavy on the puck, does it right, wants to stay, plays like he wants to stay, doesn’t turn it over, all the details in his game. I thought he was really good.

 FREDERIK ANDERSEN (35 SAVES)

On the team converting on their chances after he made big stops early:

It feels nice to stop one on a breakaway and obviously see them go down and score right away and use that momentum. It was a fun save to make and it was great to see the guys being sharp on their chances. Some nice goals by [Ennis] there, it seems like it was going in for him pretty well today.

On what it’s like to hear his name chanted in an arena on the road:

It was pretty special. Another example of how great fans are to Toronto, they travel well and come and support us on the road too. It’s pretty cool. It’s always special to have that support.

TYLER ENNIS (1ST CAREER NHL HAT TRICK)

On scoring his first career hat trick:

Feels great. Played a lot of games here. Medicine Hat is a couple of hours down the road and that’s where I played junior hockey. Had some rivalries with the Hitmen over the years so I’m familiar with this rink. To get a hat trick in it, with my parents watching, playing for the Leafs, this is a real special night for me.

On his mindset re-entering the lineup after sitting out Saturday’s game:

Just same way I was going. Work hard, compete on everything and just keep that confidence going. I’m having fun playing and we’re looking to keep this thing going.

On the work ethic of the fourth line:

I think we’ve been building a lot of chemistry over the last few weeks. [Moore] is so quick on pucks and he works so hard and he’s got such a great attitude. He wants to succeed. He’s got that youthful energy and provided us with some of that youthful energy. It’s super fun playing with those two. We’re just building confidence and we’ve got to keep going. 

ZACH HYMAN (2 GOALS)

On the importance of Frederik Andersen and the fourth line were in tonight’s win:

Very important. Freddie was awesome. I think the crowd was great, too. Tons of Leafs fans. We heard Freddie’s name get chanted, which was pretty cool. You don’t see that often in an away building so we travel really well. Then [Ennis], a power play goal, shows off his hands and then a couple of greasy ones. He’ll take them. He’s a great player for us and it just shows our depth.

On Mitch Marner’s playmaking ability:

He does it all the time. On my first goal, he read the play, he jumped the pass, had a breakaway and set that whole thing up. He just has really good hockey IQ. He knows where to be, and then you pair that with his elite skillset and you get Mitch. He’s a great player.

MITCH MARNER (1 GOAL, 2 ASSISTS)

On what Tyler Ennis has brought to the team this season:

He’s brought a lot. He’s got a lot of energy. He’s a lot of fun to be around outside of the rink. I think he fits this team very well. He’s got a lot of skill. He’s got a lot of speed in his body. You see it out there tonight. He’s deadly when he’s on that ice and down low, when he’s got that puck, he’s always a threat and he can make great plays. It’s been great watching him this season and he just keeps getting better every game.

On reaching 80 points:

It’s pretty cool. It wouldn’t be done without the people in this room. A lot of credit has got to go to the guys in this locker room. This past year – we’ve been with each other for this whole ride, through the ups and downs – it’s been a lot of fun and hopefully it keeps going for a while.

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