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NHL Preview: Montréal Canadiens (23-28-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (33-14-8)

MONTREAL CANADIENS NOTES:

À SURVEILLER CE SOIR / KEEP AN EYE ON…

  • Les Canadiens et les Maple Leafs s’affrontent ce soir pour la 764e fois en saison régulière. En incluant les matchs de séries, ce sera la 842e confrontation entre les deux équipes.
  • The Canadiens and Maple Leafs are facing each other for the 764th time in regular season. Including playoff contests, this will be the 842nd match-up between the two teams.

DERNIER MATCH / LAST GAME – CAR 6 VS. MTL 2 (@ PNC ARENA)
Buts MTL Goals – Pezzetta, Harvey-Pinard (AN/PP)
Buts CAR Goals – Kotkaniemi, Jarvis, Aho, Jarvis, Staal, Jarvis (IN/PK)
Gardien MTL Goalie – Montembeault (35-41)
Gardien CAR Goalie – Raanta (20-22)
Avantage numérique MTL Powerplay – 1/3
Avantage numérique CAR Powerplay – 0/3
Meneurs MTL Leaders – TOI (Matheson – 25:54) ; S (Anderson – 6) ; HT (Pezzetta – 7) ; BS (Harris – 4)

MATCHS À VENIR / UPCOMING GAMES
21 FÉV. @ NEW JERSEY 19 h / 7 p.m.
24 FÉV. @ PHILADELPHIE 19 h / 7 p.m.
25 FÉV. VS. OTTAWA 19 h / 7 p.m.
28 FÉV. @ SAN JOSE 22h30 / 10:30 p.m.
2 MARS @ LOS ANGELES 22h30 / 10:30 p.m.

RAPPORT MÉDICAL DE LA SAISON / SEASON INJURY REPORT
Joueur Player Date Blessure Injury Matchs ratés Games lost Retour Return
C. Price – Genou / Knee 55 –
P. Byron – Hanche / Hip 55 –
J. Evans – Bas du corps / Lower-body 12 –
B. Gallagher – Bas du corps / Lower-body 17 –
K. Guhle – Bas du corps / Lower-body 19 –
J. Slafkovsky – Bas du corps / Lower-body 11 –
S. Monahan – Bas du corps / Lower-body 30 –
C. Caufield – Épaule / Shoulder 9 –

RÉAFFECTATIONS, SIGNATURES ET TRANSACTIONS / ROSTER MOVES, SIGNINGS AND TRANSACTIONS
Les Canadiens ont rappelé les attaquants Alex Belzile et Jesse Ylönen du Rocket de Laval (09/02)
The Canadiens have recalled forwards Alex Belzile and Jesse Ylönen from the Laval Rocket (02/09)
Les Canadiens ont cédé les attaquants Alex Belzile et Jesse Ylönen au Rocket de Laval (31/01)
The Canadiens have loaned forwards Alex Belzile and Jesse Ylönen to the Laval Rocket (01/31)
Les Canadiens ont cédé l’attaquant Owen Beck aux Petes de Peterborough (28/01)
The Canadiens have loaned forward Owen Beck to the Peterborough Petes (01/28)
Les Canadiens ont rappelé l’attaquant Owen Beck des Petes de Peterborough (27/01)
The Canadiens have recalled forward Owen Beck from the Peterborough Petes (01/27)
Les Canadiens ont cédé le gardien Cayden Primeau au Rocket de Laval (25/01)
The Canadiens have loaned goaltender Cayden Primeau to the Laval Rocket (01/25)

STATISTIQUES D’ÉQUIPE / TEAM STATISTICS – AVANT LES MATCHS DU 17/02 – BEFORE GAMES ON 02/17
PTS (50 – 26e/26th)
V/W (23 – 25e/25th)
BP/GF (146 – 27e/27th)
BC/GA (200 – 28e/28th)
Tirs-PM/Shots-PG (27.9 – 30e/30th)
Tirs accordés-PM/Shots allowed-PG (33.8 – 27e/27th)
MÉ/Hits (1059 – 28e/28th)
MP/PIM (701 – 2e/2nd)
AN/PP (17.0% – 28e/28th)
DN/PK (73.9% – 29e/29th)

LES CANADIENS CONTRE CHAQUE DIVISION L’AN DERNIER / THE HABS VS. EVERY DIVISION LAST SEASON
Adversaire Opponent Fiche Record PTS Buts pour Goals for Buts contre Goals against
Atlantique 9-14-3 21 84 89
Centrale 3-9-4 10 39 65
Métropolitaine 6-17-1 13 55 103
Pacifique 4-9-3 11 43 62
Total 22-49-11 55 221 319
*Inclut les buts en fusillade / Includes the shootout goals

LES CANADIENS CONTRE CHAQUE DIVISION CETTE SAISON / THE HABS VS. EVERY DIVISION THIS SEASON
Division Fiche Record PTS Buts pour Goals for Buts contre Goals against
Atlantique 4-10-1 9 32 62
Centrale 8-5-2 18 48 45
Métropolitaine 6-7-0 12 34 50
Pacifique 5-6-1 11 36 43
Total 23-28-4 50 150 200
*Inclut les buts en fusillade / Includes the shootout goals

MARTIN ST-LOUIS EN CHIFFRES / MARTIN ST. LOUIS’ NUMBERS…
Matchs/Games : 92
Victoires/Wins : 37
Fiche : 37-47-8
Points de classement/Standing points : 82

CANADIENS VS. TORONTO
À vie / All-Time
CANADIENS vs. TOR 366-297-88-12 (763 PJ / GP)
Dom. / Home 227-106-43-7 (383 PJ / GP)
Étr. / Away 139-191-45-5 (380 PJ / GP)
Dern. Match / Last game:
VP 3-2 OTW @ MTL (21/01/23)
S. Montembeault 2-38| I. Samsonov 3-31
BG / WG: R. Pitlick (P/OT)

10 DERNIERS MATCHS CONTRE TORONTO / LAST 10 GAMES VS. TORONTO:
21/01/23 – TOR 2 @ MTL 3 (P/OT)
12/10/22 – TOR 3 @ MTL 4
09/04/22 – MTL 2 @ TOR 3
26/03/22 – TOR 2 @ MTL 4
21/02/22 – TOR 2 @ MTL 5
13/10/21 – MTL 1 @ TOR 2
08/05/21 – MTL 2 @ TOR 3
06/05/21 – MTL 2 @ TOR 5
03/05/21 – TOR 2 @ MTL 3 (P/OT)
28/04/21 – TOR 4 @ MT 1

CETTE SAISON CONTRE TORONTO / THIS SEASON VS. TORONTO
Match #1: 12/10/2022 @ MTL – V/W 4-3
Match #2: 21/01/2023 @ MTL – VP/OTW 3-2
Match #3: 18/02/2023 @ TOR
Match #4: 08/04/2023 @ TOR

MEILLEURS BUTEURS CONTRE TORONTO / LEADING GOAL SCORERS VS. TORONTO:
1) Mike Hoffman (13-10-23, 32 pj/gp)
2) Josh Anderson (12-3-15, 29 pj/gp)
3) Brendan Gallagher (10-12-22, 39 pj/gp)

MEILLEURS POINTEURS CONTRE TORONTO / LEADING SCORERS VS. TORONTO:
1) Mike Hoffman (13-10-23, 32 pj/gp)
2) Brendan Gallagher (10-12-22, 39 pj/gp)
3) Nick Suzuki (5-12-17, 19 pj/gp)

MENEURS MINUTES DE PÉNALITÉ CONTRE TORONTO / MOST PENALTY MINUTES VS. TORONTO:
1) Chris Wideman (22, 14 pj/gp)
2) Brendan Gallagher (19, 39 pj/gp)
3) Josh Anderson (16, 29 pj/gp)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS NOTES:

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 5 vs. Chicago 2
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
TOR Goals: Nylander, Sandin, Matthews, Tavares, Timmins
CHI Goals: Lafferty, Kurashev
TOR Goaltender: Samsonov, 27/29, .931 SV%
CHI Goaltender: Mrázek, 37/42, .881 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-3
Player Notes: – William Nylander posted three points (1G, 2A) in Toronto’s win on Wednesday. Nylander marked his sixth game of the season with three or more points and his 16th multi-point game of the season. Nylander has recorded five points through his last two games (2G, 3A). Nylander marked his 30th goal of the season, reaching the 30-goal mark for the third time in his NHL career. Per NHL Stats, Nylander joined “Auston Matthews (4x; most recently 40 GP in 2021-22), John Tavares (48 GP in 2018-19) and Phil Kessel (54 GP in 2011-12) as just the fourth Maple Leafs skater in the past 20 years to reach the 30-goal mark in 55 or fewer games.” Nylander scored just nine seconds into the first period. Per NHL Stats, Nylander’s goal “marked the fourthfastest goal from the start of a game in franchise history behind only Charlie Conacher (0:07 on Feb. 6, 1932), Mitchell Marner (0:07 on Jan. 3, 2019) and Ted Kennedy (0:08 on Oct. 24, 1953).”

  • Rasmus Sandin scored for the Maple Leafs at 8:14 of the first period and recorded the secondary assist on Auston Matthews’ goal. In posting his 18th point of the season during the game, Sandin set a new NHL career season-high in points, surpassing his previous career-high of 16. Sandin posted his fourth multi-point game of the season.
  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto at 11:21 of the first period and posted the primary assist on Timmins’ goal. Matthews recorded his 14th multi-point game of the season.
  • John Tavares scored for Toronto at 7:37 of the second period and recorded the primary assist on Sandin’s goal. Tavares has recorded three goals through his last three games. Tavares posted his 15th multi-point game of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. With the assist, Rielly is one point away from 400 career NHL points.
  • Mitch Marner registered the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal. Marner recorded his 46th assist of the season. Marner extended his point streak to seven games where he has posted nine points (2G, 7A). Marner has registered five assists through his last three games.

TONIGHT’S GAME
2022-23 Matchups vs. Montréal: Third of Four
2021-22 Record vs. Montréal: 2-2-0
Toronto Season Record: 33-14-8
Toronto Home Record: 21-6-4

TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Maple Leafs are scheduled to take on the Montréal Canadiens tonight in the third of four matchups between the clubs this season. Toronto has posted a 0-1-1 record against the Canadiens during the 2022-23 campaign, both meetings were played in Montréal at Centre Bell. The Maple Leafs have won five-consecutive matchups against the Canadiens on home ice. Toronto has posted a 21-6-4 record at Scotiabank Arena this season, currently the second-best home record in the league. The Maple Leafs are skating in their first game of a back-to-back with the club taking on the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow at United Center. Toronto has posted a 5-3-0 record in the first game of a back-to-back this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590
NEXT GAME

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
February 17, 2023 The Maple Leafs acquired Ryan O’Reilly and Noel Acciari in a three-team trade with St. Louis and Minnesota. St. Louis receives Mikhail Abramov and Adam Gaudette, Toronto’s 1st round pick in ’23, Ottawa’s 3rd round pick in ’23 and Toronto’s 2nd round pick in ’24. Minnesota receives Toronto’s 4th round pick in ’25. St. Louis will retain 50% and Minnesota will retain 25% of O’Reilly’s salary as part of the trade. Toronto also received Josh Pillar from the Minnesota Wild as part of the transaction.
February 15, 2023 The Maple Leafs have loaned forward Alex Steeves to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 14, 2023 The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Pontus Holmberg, forward Alex Steeves and goaltender
Joseph Woll from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

INJURY REPORT
Carl Dahlström Shoulder (LTIR)
Victor Mete Lower Body (LTIR)
Matt Murray Ankle (IR)
Jake Muzzin Neck (LTIR)
Nick Robertson Shoulder (LTIR)

ALL-TIME VS. MONTRÉAL CANADIENS:
First Matchup between Clubs: December 26, 1917 (Toronto 7 vs. Montréal 5)
All-Time Record: 309-347-88-19 (763 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 196-129-45-10 (380 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 113-218-43-9 (383 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: April 9, 2022 (Toronto 3 vs. Montréal 2)

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. MONTRÉAL CANADIENS:
Games Played: John Tavares (51), Morgan Rielly (42), Wayne Simmonds (40)
Goals: Auston Matthews (22), John Tavares (18), William Nylander (13)
Assists: John Tavares (26), Mitch Marner (25), Morgan Rielly (20)
Points: John Tavares (44), Auston Matthews (35), Mitch Marner (29)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (54), Mark Giordano (30), John Tavares (22)

2022-23 AVERAGES
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .673 3.38 2.66 25.0 80.6 32.2 29.0 52.3
Montréal .455 2.66 3.64 17.0 73.9 27.9 33.8 49.5

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Opponent: at Chicago Blackhawks
Time: 6:00 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet Ontario (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2022-23
Power Play: 25.0%
Power Play Goal Leader: 10 – Matthews, Tavares
Power Play Point Leader: 27 – Marner (6G, 21A)
2021-22 Power Play: 63/231 (27.3%)

ON THE PK IN 2022-23
Penalty Kill: 80.6%
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 3 – Järnkrok (1G, 2A), Marner (2G, 1A)
2021-22 Penalty Kill: 192/234 (82.1%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 16th of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 8 of 14
Record in first game of back-to-back 5-3-0
Record in second game of back-to-back 5-2-1
February games 5th of 9 (5 home, 4 road)

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