Vancouver Canucks Beat Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 In Ot

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


–       Ron Hainsey opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a shorthanded goal at 12:28 of the second period. Hainsey’s goal was the second shorthanded goal of his career. He has four points (1-3-4) over his last five games. All five of his goals have come on the road this season.

–       Morgan Rielly scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 13:02 of the second period. Rielly has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. His goal is his 16th even-strength goal of the season, which ties Ian Turnbull (1976-77) for the most even-strength goals by a Maple Leaf defenceman in a season.

–       Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Hainsey’s shorthanded goal. With the assist, Marner has three shorthanded points on the season (1-2-3). The assist gives Marner 58 assists this season, which is the most assists by a Maple Leafs right winger in a single season.

–       Connor Brown collected the secondary assist on Hainsey’s shorthanded goal. Brown has a team-high three shorthanded assists this season. He has two assists in two games against the Canucks this season.

–       John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Rielly’s second period goal. Tavares has assists (4) and points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games. He has 37 points (19-18-37) in 33 games on the road in 2018-19.

–       Patrick Marleau had the secondary assist on Rielly’s second period goal. Marleau has 12 points (3-9-12) in 17 games since the All-Star Break. In 15 games against Pacific Division opponents, he has recorded 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists), which is his highest point total against a single division.

–       Frederik Andersen stopped 28 shots in the overtime loss.

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








8 (8)

11 (8)

10 (10)

1 (0)

30 (26)


15 (13)

4 (3)

8 (7)

4 (0)

31 (23)


SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)









19 (19)

22 (15)

16 (16)

1 (0)

58 (50)


35 (32)

17 (15)

20 (17)

7 (0)

79 (64)




–       The Maple Leafs are 20-9-4 on the road this season.

–       Toronto’s all-time record is 59-62-22-3 in 145 games against the Canucks and 25-37-11-2 in 74 games played in Vancouver.

–       Toronto is 17-8-2 against the Western Conference this season and 11-3-1 against the Pacific Division.



4 (Marner, Matthews)

Shot Attempts

9 (Marner)

Faceoff Wins

8 (Tavares)

Faceoff Win Percentage

100% (Brown – 1 won, 0 lost)


3 (Muzzin)

Blocked Shots

6 (Zaitsev)


2 (Kapanen)


24:48 (Zaitsev)

Power Play TOI

2:15 (Rielly)

Shorthanded TOI

4:43 (Hainsey)


32 (Hainsey, Muzzin, Rielly)

5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage

58.0% (Johnsson – 18 for, 13 against)




–       The Maple Leafs were 3-for-4 on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal and were 0-for-2 on the power play tonight. Toronto is 16-8-3 when allowing one power play goal this season and 21-16-5 when not scoring a power play goal.

–       Toronto is 3-0-1 when scoring a shorthanded goal.

–       Toronto is 28-6-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.

–       The Maple Leafs are 11-9-2 when tied after one period and 32-0-1 when leading after two periods.

–          Toronto is 23-9-5 when outshot by their opponent.

–          The Maple Leafs are 6-5 in overtime this season.

–          The Maple Leafs are 6-1-1 in Wednesday games.



–          Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high in Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 (27). Rielly had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 57.5 percent (27 for, 20 against).

–          John Tavares won 83 percent (5 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs when taking draws in the offensive zone.

–          Nikita Zaitsev started 23.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest percentage among Toronto skaters.


–       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)

–       Saturday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Hockey Night in Canada, FAN 590)





On tonight’s game:

I didn’t think we started great. I thought we had a real good second and I didn’t even mind our third, to tell you the truth. I didn’t think it got tilted or anything like that but, any way you look at it, we went in the period and we were up 2-0. We lost in overtime and we should have found a way to win that game. That part’s disappointing. I just thought our first period wasn’t as good. I thought they were more urgent than we were and, in the end, I thought we did a pretty good job to get ourselves set up for the win, but we weren’t able to execute.

On what he saw from the Johnsson-Matthews-Kapanen line:

I thought they were fine. We had lots of guys that were good. I didn’t think that was an issue so I have no concern with those guys.

 On the fourth line:

I couldn’t use it as much in D-zone, you know what I mean? Everybody loves players, that’s great, but you’ve got to be able to use lines and everyone’s got to have a role and someone’s got to penalty kill and someone’s got to be able to take faceoffs. I didn’t think I gave our team with that lineup as good an opportunity as I might have wanted.

On Marner being able to generate offence while shorthanded:

For sure. In saying that, we gave up a power play goal off the rush there. I didn’t think we gave up much, but we gave up that one up. I think that’s their only shot, if I’m not mistaken, on the power play. I thought we did a pretty good job on our penalty kill, but it went in.

On his plan for the third defensive pair:

[Ozhiganov] is going in next game.


On where the game turned in the third period:

I think we didn’t come out as strong in the third. I think they came with a push and seized upon their chances. A good lesson, hopefully. We still get the one point. Move on.

On his save at the second period buzzer on Horvat:

They were just trying to throw it on net, it ended up kind of back door. He shot it and I tried to save it.


On the overtime-winning goal:

Well, I mean, of course I want to save that one. I thought I took my eyes off it a little bit too quick, thinking about the next play. It dipped on me a little bit. Obviously, one I’ve got to stop. I thought we deserved more today, but that happens.


On tonight’s loss:

I think the first goal of the third, we didn’t start well in the first. Their goal in the third – I think we get caught, we had a D quick change – and so, one guy got on and one guy didn’t so I don’t think they ever identified their guys. So, a little space and they made a play. Then, obviously, the power play goal tied it up and we weren’t able to get the next one. Obviously, overtime, anything can happen. The second period was real good for us. Obviously, letting the lead slip away was not what we were looking for.

On what Mitch Marner brings to the penalty kill:

He’s been outstanding on it all year, without question. His speed and his smarts, he reads the plays well. He knows in a situation like that to take off and create some stuff and he did a real good job at the line previously when we got Pettersson on a turnover. He just does a real good job for us there.


On what happened in overtime:

They did a good job of keeping the puck when they got it. I think when we get it, we’ve got to hold onto it a little longer. That’s a difference maker.

On what happened in the third period:

A lot of penalties. It takes some momentum away from you and they scored, obviously, on the one. Just little mistakes that we’ve got to fix. Going forward, we’re going to look at it and be better at it. We’ve been pretty good all year at holding those leads so we can’t get frustrated about this one. We’ve just got to make sure that we’re ready to play Edmonton.

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