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Game Notes: Leafs vs. Penguins

Thursday, 11.03.2004 / 10:01 AM / News
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pregame: 6:30 pm, Leafs TV -- Molson Leafs Game Day
Game: 7:30 pm, Sportsnet -- Regional, mojo640
Postgame: Following the game, Leafs TV -- After The Horn

Recent Toronto Maple Leafs Games

Last 5 TOR games: 4 - 1 - 0 - 0

Last 10 TOR games:  6 - 4 - 0 - 0
 

TORONTO VERSUS PITTSBURGH: HEAD TO HEAD
2003-2004 SERIES: 3-0-0-0

ALL-TIME RECORD: 59-59-17-0 (31-23-11-0 at home)
LAST GAME: February 16, 2004 at Pittsburgh (Maple Leafs 8, Penguins 4)
NEXT MEETING: None
CURRENT STREAKS: Toronto has won five straight games versus Pittsburgh

RECENT GAMES
MARCH 9 - FLORIDA 0 at TORONTO 5

Gary Roberts scored two goals to pace the Maple Leafs to a 5-0 victory over the Florida Panthers at Air Canada Centre. Owen Nolan collected two points (one goal, one assist) including the game winning goal, while Matt Stajan also collected two points (one goal, one assist). Joe Nieuwendyk tallied the other Toronto marker. Ed Belfour started in goal and stopped all 15 shots to register his seventh shutout of the season.

TORONTO/PITTSBURGH NOTABLES

  • Owen Nolan leads all Toronto players with six points (two goals, four assists) in three games versus Pittsburgh this season
  • Trevor Kidd registered his first career shutout as a Maple Leaf January 5, 2004 against the Penguins
  • Nathan Perrott scored his first career goal as a Maple Leaf January 5, 2004 against the Penguins
  • Mats Sundin, Joe Nieuwendyk and Robert Reichel have each scored a game winning goal verus Pittsburgh this season
  • Alexander Mogilny led all Toronto players with nine points (four goals, five assists) against the Penguins last season
  • Mats Sundin, Darcy Tucker and Alexander Mogilny combined for 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) versus Pittsburgh last year
  • Nik Antropov, Mats Sundin and Alexader Mogilny each scored one game winning goal against the Penguins last season
  • Brian Leetch leads all current Toronto players with 89 career points (19 goals, 70 assists) in 72 games against the Penguins
  • Brian Leetch has registered more assists (70) and points (89) versus Pittsburgh than against any other franchise in his NHL career
  • Darcy Tucker has registered more points (28) versus Pittsburgh than against any other franchise in his NHL career
  • Mats Sundin has scored more goals (31) against the Penguins than against any other franchise in his NHL career
  • Darcy Tucker set a career high in assists (4) October 10, 2002 at Pittsburgh
  • Ed Belfour became the first goaltender in club history record a shutout in his Maple Leafs debut October 10, 2002 at Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh was one of two teams that allowed four powerplay goals in a game versus Toronto last season (October 14, 2002)
  • Ron Francis played parts of seven seasons for Pittsburgh (1991 to 1998) collecting 613 points (164 goals, 449 assists) with 410 penalty minutes in 533 games
  • Ron Francis won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in back to back seasons (1991, 1992)
  • Ron Francis led the NHL assists while playing for Pittsburgh in consecutive years (1994-95, 1995-96)
  • Ron Francis won the Selke Trophy (1995) and the Lady Byng Trophy twice (1995, 1998) while playing for Pittsburgh
  • Drake Berehowsky played parts of three seasons for Pittsburgh (1994-95, 1995-96, 2003-04) collecting 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) with 63 penalty minutes in 52 games
  • RECENT ROSTER MOVES
    Mar. 3 Acquired Brian Leetch and a conditional draft choice from the New York Rangers in exchange for Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, Toronto's first round choice in 2004 Entry Draft and Toronto's second round choice in 2005 Entry Draft

    Mar. 4 Craig Johnson claimed off waivers by Washington
    Mar. 6 Assigned Matt Stajan to St. John's (AHL)
    Mar. 9 Signed unrestricted free agent Calle Johansson for the remainder of the season
    Mar. 9 Claimed Chad Kilger off waivers from Montreal
    Mar. 9 Acquired Ron Francis from Carolina in exchange for Toronto's fourth round choice in 2005 Entry Draft
    Mar. 9 Recalled Matt Stajan and Clarke Wilm from St. John's (AHL)

    QUITE THE DEBUT
    Brian Leetch registered three assists in his first career game as a Maple Leaf March 4 vs. the New York Islanders. He becomes the first defencemen in franchise history to record three or more points in his Maple Leafs debut. The last Toronto player to register three points in his Maple Leafs debut was John Cullen who collected two goals and one assist November 26, 1992 versus Quebec (5-4 loss). The last Toronto player to register three assists in his Maple Leafs debut was Miroslav Frycer who accomplished the feat March 10, 1982 versus Chicago (7-6 loss).


    GETTING OFFENSIVE
    The Toronto Maple Leafs defence corps has collected 150 points (29 goals, 121 assists) in 70 games which ranks them first (tie) in the National Hockey League.

    POINTS BY DEFENCEMEN

    TEAM
    POINTS
    Toronto Maple Leafs
    150
    Colorado Avalanche
    150
    Nashville Predators
    149
    Vancouver Canucks
    144
    Detroit Red Wings
    142

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