Maple Leafs host the Ducks after Matthews' hat trick

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Anaheim Ducks (19-32-2, seventh in the Pacific Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (28-16-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division)

Toronto; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Anaheim Ducks after Auston Matthews' hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime win.

Toronto is 28-16-8 overall and 14-10-2 at home. The Maple Leafs have gone 13-5-1 in games they have fewer penalties than their opponent.

Anaheim is 19-32-2 overall and 11-14-1 in road games. The Ducks have committed 292 total penalties (5.5 per game) to lead the league.

The teams play Saturday for the second time this season. The Maple Leafs won 2-1 in overtime in the last matchup. Matthews led the Maple Leafs with three goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthews has 45 goals and 21 assists for the Maple Leafs. Mitchell Marner has four goals and nine assists over the last 10 games.

Troy Terry has 15 goals and 24 assists for the Ducks. Adam Henrique has scored four goals and added seven assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Ducks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 4.8 penalties and 14 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Maple Leafs: Conor Timmins: out (illness), John Klingberg: out for season (hip), Matt Murray: out (hip), Joseph Woll: out (ankle), Martin Jones: day to day (undisclosed), Calle Jarnkrok: out (knuckle), Jake Muzzin: out for season (back).

Ducks: John Gibson: day to day (upper-body), Alex Killorn: out (knee), Trevor Zegras: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.