UTICA 4, MARLIES 3 POSTGAME NOTES: This was Toronto’s first loss at home of the season (9-1-0-0).

TORONTO MARLIES (14-3-2-1 – 31 Points) vs. UTICA COMETS (13-7-1-0 – 27 Points)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Utica: S. Baertschi (4) PP (K. Lind, R. Boucher), J. Bailey (5) PP (S. Baertschi, B. Rafferty), K. Lind (4) (C. Camper, A. Roussel), R. Boucher (15) (G. Brisebois, B. Rafferty)
Goaltender: M. DiPietro (22/25)

Toronto: T. MacMaster (6) (P. Aberg, E. Korshkov), K. Agostino (11) PP (J. Bracco, R. Sandin), D. Archibald (5) PP (T. Liljegren, N. Baptiste)
Goaltender: J. Woll (20/24)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Tanner MacMaster opened the scoring for the Marlies for the second consecutive game at 11:50 of the first period. MacMaster has picked up a point (4-4-8) in each of his last eight games.
  • Kenny Agostino scored Toronto’s second goal at 18:22 of the first period on the power play. Agostino has 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) in eight games.
  • Darren Archibald scored Toronto’s third goal at 8:43 of the third period. Archibald has three goals in his last four games.
  • Pontus Aberg recorded the primary assist on MacMaster’s first period goal. Aberg has points (3-8-11) through eight games.
  • Egor Korshkov registered the secondary assist on MacMaster’s first period goal. Korshkov has 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) through 20 games.
  • Jeremy Bracco collected the primary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. This is Bracco’s sixth power play assist and 14th of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin picked up the secondary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. Sandin has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) through 12 games this season.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the primary assist on Archibald’s third period power play goal. Liljegren has 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games this season.
  • Nick Baptiste registered the secondary assist on Archibald’s third period power play goal.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 20 of 24 shots he faced. Woll is now 4-2-1-1 on the season with a 0.895 Save Percentage and a 3.21 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • This was Toronto’s first loss at home of the season (9-1-0-0).
  • Assistant coaches Rob Davison and A.J. MacLean assumed duties behind the bench for today’s game against Utica. Toronto is 4-1-0-0 under Davison and MacLean.
  • Toronto was 1-for-3 on the penalty kill and was 2-for-6 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 25-24 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg and Adam Brooks led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 6-1-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 0-1-0-0 against the Utica Comets.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (11)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (14)
  • Points: P. Aberg (23)
  • PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (66)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+12)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (43)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 10-3-1-1 when scoring first.
  • Toronto is 14-13-1 at Scotiabank Arena.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-1-1 when leading after the first period and 3-2-0-1 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 6-1-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-1-1-1 in Saturday games and are 8-3-0-1 in November.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Pontus Aberg has points (2-5-7) in four consecutive games.
  • Kenny Agostino has points (3-3-6) in four consecutive games.
  • Darren Archibald has points (3-1-4) four consecutive games.
  • Egor Korshkov has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has points (4-4-8) in eight consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Rochester.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • November 29: Loaned defenceman Martin Marincin from Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN

On Toronto’s goaltending tandem (Kaskisuo and Woll):
It’s been terrific. No matter who’s in the net they’ve been sharp and ready to play. They’ve always given us a chance to win games. Woll did tonight. He did a great job. We just weren’t sharp enough in front of him to get the win for him.

On Kenny Agostino:
I’d say it’s what we expected of Kenny. He’s an AHL veteran. He’s led the league in scoring before. We know he’s a producer and I think in the room he’s been a great voice. He’s a smart guy, very personable. He helps the young guys and everyone alike get along and he brings people together.


NEXT GAME:

December 1 vs Utica – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 4 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET
December 7 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 8 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 11 at Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET

Raptors blog: Enough with the Magic; Looking at Gasol’s struggles; Powell powers up — Toronto Sun

I think everyone has had about enough of Raptors vs. Magic by now, especially Orlando’s players. That’s three meetings already (all won by the Raptors). And as my friend Josh Robbins, of The Athletic, pointed out before Friday’s game, just over 20% of Orlando’s games since last Feb. 24 have come against Toronto (playoffs included),…

Raptors blog: Enough with the Magic; Looking at Gasol’s struggles; Powell powers up — Toronto Sun

Game Preview: 11/30/19 at Toronto — Buffalo Sabres Digital Press Box

GAME-DAY RESOURCES Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips LAST GAME Friday, November 29 Toronto 4 at Buffalo 6 Goals: Eichel (2), Skinner, Mittelstadt, Olofsson, Vesey Goalie: Ullmark (25 saves/29 shots) PP: 0/2; PK: 4/4; Shots: Buffalo 36 – Toronto 29 CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 122) Player (injury, first game missed) – total games […]

Game Preview: 11/30/19 at Toronto — Buffalo Sabres Digital Press Box

SABRES AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: Morgan Rielly is tied for second among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (12). – Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:54). – Tied for ninth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.8). – Has recorded 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 23 games against the Sabres.

BUFFALO SABRES (12-10-4 – 28 Points) vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-11-4 – 28 Points)

NOV. 30, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪ TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus BUFFALO

ALL-TIME RECORD: 81-105-18-11 (214 Games

ALL-TIME AT HOME: 47-40-12-5 (106 Games) 2019-20: 0-1-0

LAST FIVE: 4-1-0 LAST 10: 7-3-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus BUFFALO GAMES PLAYED: Jason Spezza (64), John Tavares (31), Morgan Rielly (24)

GOALS: Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (20), Auston Matthews (9)

ASSISTS: Jason Spezza (48), John Tavares (18), Morgan Rielly (12)

POINTS: Jason Spezza (71), John Tavares (38), Auston Matthews (14), Morgan Rielly (14)

PENALTY MINUTES: Jason Spezza (44), Zach Hyman (18), John Tavares (14) MAPLE LEAFS – SABRES TEAM STATS

TORONTO BUFFALO GOALS FOR (Rank): 90 (t-3rd) 76 (17th)

GOALS AGAINST (Rank): 89 (t-28th) 79 (t-16th)

POWER PLAY [%] (Rank): 15/81 [18.5%] (16th) 15/82 [18.3%] (18th)

PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank): 64/86 [74.4%] (28th) 62/82 [75.6%] (25th)

SHOTS (Rank): 907 (2nd) 811 (18th)

5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank): 1394 (1st) 1100 (24th)

5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank): 53.4% (3rd) 50.1% (14th)

FACEOFF % (Rank): 52.7% (t-2nd) 46.3% (31st)

MAPLE LEAFS – SABRES NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS: November 18, 1970 vs. Buffalo (Buffalo 7, Toronto 2)

ALL-TIME RECORD: 81-105-18-11 (215 Games)

ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME: 47-40-12-5 (106 Games)

ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD: 32-65-6-6 (109 Games)

LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD: March 20, 2019 (Toronto 4, Buffalo 2)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. SABRES Frederik Andersen 100th win as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 25, 2019 vs. BUF) Tyson Barrie 100th NHL point (Goal) (March 28, 2015 (COL) vs. BUF) Cody Ceci First NHL game (Dec. 12, 2013 (OTT) vs. BUF) Frederik Gauthier First NHL game (March 19, 2016 vs. BUF) Zach Hyman First NHL point (Goal) (March 7, 2016 vs. BUF) Martin Marincin First goal as a Maple Leaf (March 19, 2016 vs. BUF) Auston Matthews 200th NHL point (Assist) (March 20, 2019 at BUF) Nic Petan First game as a Maple Leaf (March 2 vs. BUF) First point as a Maple Leaf (Goal) (March 2 vs. BUF)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS CATEGORY LEADER GOALS 16 (Matthews)

ASSISTS 17 (Rielly) POINTS 30 (Matthews)

POWER PLAY POINTS 8 (Matthews)

SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 (Kapanen)

PIMs 18 (Kerfoot, Rielly)

SHOTS 100 (Matthews)

FACEOFF WIN% 58.0% (Matthews) 5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % 62.2% (Petan) BLOCKED SHOTS 51 (Ceci) TAKEAWAYS 24 (Marner) HITS 58 (Muzzin) TOI PER GAME 24:54 (Rielly) PP TOI PER GAME 3:14 (Marner, Matthews) SH TOI PER GAME 3:19 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER

Frederik Andersen – Is 6-3-3 on home ice this season with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. – Has a 10-3-0 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.34 goals-against average in 14 career games against Buffalo. – Has six wins against Buffalo as a Maple Leaf, which is tied with Curtis Joseph for the second-most wins against the Sabres in franchise history. – Tied for third in the NHL in wins (12). – Fourth in the NHL in saves (578) and sixth in even-strength saves (465).

Tyson Barrie – Eighth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (72). – Tied for third among NHL defencemen in points (3-3-6; 5 GP) since November 19. – Has recorded eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 12 career games against the Sabres. Cody Ceci – Tied for 16th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (51). – Sixth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (89:30). – Has started 172 shifts in the defensive zone, which is the fifth-most defensive zone starts among all NHL skaters.

Frederik Gauthier – Has won 56.7 percent (80 won, 61 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.

Justin Holl – Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 55.0 percent at 5-on-5, which leads all Maple Leafs defencemen.

Zach Hyman – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 56.7 percent, which ranks second among Toronto skaters. – Averaging 17:42 per game in ice time through eight games since returning from injury.

Kasperi Kapanen – Has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last five games against the Sabres. – Is the only Maple Leaf to have scored the first goal of the game on multiple occasions this season.

Auston Matthews – Tied for fifth among NHL skaters in goals (16). – Tied for third among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (12). – One of five NHL skaters with at least 100 shots on goal to this point of the season. – Has scored nine goals in 12 career games against the Sabres, which is the most by a single skater against Buffalo since he entered the League in 2016-17.

Ilya Mikheyev – Tied for the NHL lead in shorthanded shots on goal (10). – Second among NHL rookies in shots on goal (64). – Leads NHL rookies and is tied for second on the Maple Leafs in even-strength points (4-13-17).

Jake Muzzin – Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9). – One of four NHL defencemen and 14 NHL skaters to have registered at least 55 hits (58) and at least 50 shots on goal (57).

William Nylander – Has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 15 career games against the Sabres. – Has recorded 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 13 games during the month of November. – Has notched eight primary assists, which is tied for second among Toronto skaters.

Nic Petan – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.2 percent (153 for, 93 against) through 12 games, which is the highest percentage among NHLers who have appeared in at least 10 games.

Morgan Rielly – Tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in points (3-17-20). – Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points (3-12-15). – Tied for second among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (12). – Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:54). – Tied for ninth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.8). – Has recorded 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 23 games against the Sabres since entering the League, which is tied for the fifth-most points against Buffalo by a defenceman since 2013-14.

Jason Spezza – Averaging the fourth-most points per game (0.89) among Toronto skaters during the month of November (3-5-8; 9 GP). – Averaging 3.1 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season.

John Tavares – Has recorded 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) in 31 career games against the Sabres, which is tied for the second-highest goal and point total against Buffalo since 2009-10 when Tavares entered the League. – Has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in seven games against Atlantic Division opposition this season. – Ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in 20 or less games (20) in faceoffs won (191). – Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (54.5% – 42 won, 35 lost).

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Kasperi Kapanen Has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games.

Ilya Mikheyev Has assists (3) in two consecutive games

Morgan Rielly Has assists (3) in two consecutive games.

Jason Spezza Has assists (3) in three consecutive games.

John Tavares Has goals (3) and points (3-1-4) in two consecutive games. Dmytro Timashov Has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Frederik Andersen Four wins from 200 career NHL wins.

Morgan Rielly Three games from 500 career NHL games.

John Tavares One assist from 400 career NHL assists.

RECENT MILESTONES

John Tavares 100th game as a Maple Leaf (November 23 at Colorado)

INJURY REPORT

Mitch Marner (Ankle) On injured reserve.

Trevor Moore (Shoulder) On injured reserve.

Man Games Lost: 57

RECENT TRANSACTIONS November 29 Loaned defenceman Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). November 25 Recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies.

Lebron is making history, Embiid is back to his old self, Graham can be MIP — Enter the Court

Another close win for the Hornets, this time against the Detroit Pistons 102-101. Both of the teams are trying to stay in playoff contention, but both of the teams are way below .500 record. Biyombo was good with 19 points and 9 rebounds, Washington had 17 points, Graham had 16 points and dished out 15 […]

Lebron is making history, Embiid is back to his old self, Graham can be MIP — Enter the Court

Lakers dash to rout of Wizards for 10th straight win — Daily News

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, center, shoots as Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, left, defends along with guard Troy Brown Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, left, of Japan, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers…

Lakers dash to rout of Wizards for 10th straight win — Daily News

MARLIES 3, ROCHESTER 2 (OT) — A.J. MacLean on Pontus Aberg (1 goal, 2 assists): “He’s always dangerous, always dangerous. When he gets a puck in a good area, he can really shoot, he can make a play. He got a few tonight and he made do with an assist in the second period and he got his luck tonight and he beared down and ripped it.”

TORONTO MARLIES (14-2-2-1 – 31 Points) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (12-3-2-2 – 28 Points)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019

1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 0 1 1 1 3


ROCHESTER 1 1 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: T. MacMaster (5) (P. Aberg, E. Korshkov), D. Archibald (4) PP (T. Kivihalme, P. Aberg), P. Aberg (10) (J. Schmaltz, K. Agostino)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (33/35)

Rochester: B. Murray (3) (K. Porter, A. Oglevie), S. Wilson (6) (Z. Redmond, S. Malone)
Goaltender: A. Hammond (28/31)


ON THE SCORESHEET


Tanner MacMaster scored Toronto’s first goal at 13:18 of the second period. MacMaster has picked up a point (3-4-6) in each of his last seven games.


Darren Archibald scored Toronto’s second goal at 8:43 of the third period. This was Archibald’s 100th career AHL goal. Archibald has five points (4 goals, 1 assist) through 12 games this season.

Pontus Aberg scored at 1:36 of overtime. He earlier recorded the primary assist on MacMaster’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Archibald’s second period goal. Aberg has points (3-7-10) through seven games. This is his seventh multi-point game of the season.


Egor Korshkov registered the secondary assist on MacMaster’s second period goal. Korshkov has 13 points (8 goals, 5 assists) through 19 games.


Teemu Kivihalme recorded the primary assist on Archibald’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) three consecutive games. Kivihalme has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) through 17 games this season.


Jordan Schmaltz collected the primary assist on Aberg’s overtime goal.
Kenny Agostino picked up the secondary assist on Aberg’s overtime goal. Agostino has 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) in seven games. He scored Toronto’s first overtime winning goal of the season on November 20 against Laval.
Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 33 of 35 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 7-1-1-0 on the season with a .930 Save Percentage and a 2.11 Goals Against Average. This is Kaskisuo’s first overtime win of the season.
OF NOTE…
Assistant coaches Rob Davison and A.J. MacLean assumed duties behind the bench for tonight’s game against the Rochester Americans. Toronto is 4-0-0-0 under Davison and MacLean.
Toronto was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and was 1-for-4 on the power play.
Rochester had a 35-31 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg, Darren Archibald and Adam Brooks led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
The Marlies are 6-0-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 1-0-0-0 against the Rochester Americans.


REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals: P. Aberg, K. Agostino (10)
Assists: J. Bracco (13)
Points: P. Aberg (22)
PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
Shots: P. Aberg (62)
+/-: P. Aberg (+11)
PIMS: G. Wilson (43)
RECORD WHEN…
The Marlies are 4-0-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 1-1-2-0 when trailing after the second period.
Toronto is 8-2-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
The Marlies are 3-1-0-0 in Friday games and are 8-2-0-1 in November.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
Pontus Aberg has points (2-4-6) in three consecutive games.
Kenny Agostino has points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games.
Darren Archibald has points (2-1-3) three consecutive games.
Teemu Kivihalme has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
Tanner MacMaster has points (3-4-7) in seven consecutive games.
MARLIES UPDATES.
Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Rochester.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 29: Loaned defenceman Martin Marincin from Toronto (NHL).
November 28: Recalled forward Matt Bradley from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 28: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 28: Reassigned forward Aaron Luchuk by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
POSTGAME QUOTES
ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN
On whether the first two periods was what he expected out of both teams:
More so them, we knew they were going to forecheck and work very hard, given their lineup and they definitely did that. They stuck to their game plan well but I thought our guys did a good job, as the game went on we got a little bit more comfortable and then we got to our structure and game plan. The third period was more of what I would have liked to see the whole game.
On the explanation from officials on Archibald’s delayed goal call:
There wasn’t much of one. (The official) just came over and said it happened so quick, he just wasn’t sure if it went in or not and they were going to review it anyways and when they did, they got the call right which is great.
On the team regaining focus for their early afternoon game tomorrow:
I wouldn’t forget about it. You take your lessons every game. We want to build off our third period and learn what worked for us and what didn’t in the first couple of periods and that’s what we’re going to do and get on the bus and get out of here.

On Pontus Aberg’s three-point night:
He’s always dangerous, always dangerous. When he gets a puck in a good area, he can really shoot, he can make a play. He got a few tonight and he made do with an assist in the second period and he got his luck tonight and he beared down and ripped it.

NEXT GAME:

November 30 vs Utica – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
December 1 vs Utica – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 4 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET
December 7 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 8 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET