TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (6-5-3 – 15 Points) vs.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (6-5-1 – 13 Points)
NOVEMBER 2, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST
WELLS FARGO CENTER (PHILADELPHIA, PA) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪
RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus PHILADELPHIA
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||63-92-22-6 (183 Games)|
|ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:||26-54-8-3 (91 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus PHILADELPHIA
|GAMES PLAYED:||John Tavares (45) Jason Spezza (40), Morgan Rielly (16)|
|GOALS:||John Tavares (19), Jason Spezza (9), William Nylander (4)|
|ASSISTS:||Jason Spezza (22), John Tavares (17), Morgan Rielly (9)|
|POINTS:||John Tavares (36), Jason Spezza (31), Morgan Rielly (10)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||Jason Spezza (63), John Tavares (14), Jake Muzzin (10)|
MAPLE LEAFS – FLYERS TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||49 (t-3rd)||39 (18th)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||48 (t-27th)||40 (t-16th)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||9/46 [19.6%] (17th)||10/45 [22.2%] (13th)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||37/48 [77.1%] (t-22nd)||31/38 [81.6%] (t-13th)|
|SHOTS (Rank):||456 (6th)||415 (t-17th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||605 (1st)||489 (20th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||52.4% (7th)||55.8% (1st)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||53.5% (4th)||56.0% (1st)|
MAPLE LEAFS – FLYERS NOTES
|FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:||Jan. 24, 1968 vs. PHI (Philadelphia 2, Toronto 1)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||63-92-22-6 (183 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:||37-38-14-3 (92 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:||26-54-8-3 (91 Games)|
|LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:||April 7, 2016 (Toronto 4, Philadelphia 3 OT)|
MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. FLYERS
|Morgan Rielly||100th career NHL point (Nov. 11, 2016 vs. PHI)|
|Jason Spezza||First career NHL goal (Oct. 29, 2002 (OTT) at PHI)|
|John Tavares||500th career NHL game (March 21, 2016 (NYI) vs. PHI)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|POINTS||16 (Marner, Matthews)|
|POWER PLAY POINTS||7 (Marner)|
|SHORTHANDED POINTS||2 (Kapanen)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||62.5% (Shore)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||57.8% (Nylander)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||28 (Ceci)|
|TOI PER GAME||25:23 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:26 (Matthews, Rielly)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||3:37 (Ceci)|
MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES
– Frederik Andersen has made 11 career appearances against Philadelphia and has posted a 7-2-2 record with a 3.22 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He is 36-15-7 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 59 career games during the month of November.
– Tyson Barrie is tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (36). He has started 80 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the 10th-most among NHL defencemen.
– Cody Ceci is fifth among NHL skaters in total shorthanded time on ice (50:44). He is one of two NHLers (Deryk Engelland – 3) who have played over 50 minutes of shorthanded ice time and been on the ice for fewer than five goals-against (4) on the penalty kill.
– Frederik Gauthier is tied for 13th among all NHL skaters in defensive zone faceoff wins (51), winning 59.3 percent of his defensive zone draws (51 won, 35 lost).
– Andreas Johnsson had his first career hat trick against Philadelphia on Nov. 24, 2018. He has three points (1-2-3) in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.
– Kasperi Kapanen has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents in 2019-20. He ranks ninth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:17).
– Alex Kerfoot has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 26 career games during the month of November, which is his highest point total in a single month. He has three assists in four career games against Philadelphia.
– Mitch Marner is tied for 12th among NHLers in points (3-13-16) and tied for sixth among NHL skaters in assists (13). He has averaged 2.24 assists per 60 minutes of ice time since entering the League in 2016-17, which is tied for the third-highest average among NHLers who have appeared in at least 200 games in that span.
– Auston Matthews is tied for third in the NHL in goals (11) and is tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (8) through 14 games in 2019-20. He is tied for fourth among NHL skaters in shots on goal (57). He is the only player in the NHL to have recorded over 100 goals (122) while serving less than 50 minutes in penalties (40) since he entered the League in 2016-17.
– Ilya Mikheyev is tied for second in points among rookie skaters (4-6-10). He leads all rookie forwards in shorthanded ice time (35:22), shifts per game (23.8) and shots on goal (36). He is tied for second among rookie forwards in takeaways (9).
– Trevor Moore is one of two NHL rookies to have registered at least 20 hits (29) and 20 shots on goal (23). He is the only NHL rookie to average at least 1:00 per game in power play ice time (1:29) and 1:00 per game in shorthanded ice time (2:00).
– William Nylander is the lone Maple Leaf and one of 25 NHLers to have recorded over 30 shots on goal (32) while having fewer than five giveaways (4). He ranks third among Maple Leafs in faceoff win percentage (56.3% – 49 won, 38 lost).
– Morgan Rielly is tied for third among NHL defencemen in points (3-11-14). His 25:23 TOI per game average is the fifth-highest mark in the NHL He is third in the NHL in shifts per game (29.9). His 33:16 in ice time on October 29 vs. Washington is the seventh-highest recorded single-game time on ice for a Maple Leaf skater in franchise history.
– Nick Shore has the highest even-strength faceoff win percentage (67.2% – 43 won, 21 lost) among NHL skaters who have taken at least 75 faceoffs (88). His 80 defensive zone starts are tied for the third-most among NHL forwards.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Andreas Johnsson||Has goals (2) in two consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Has assists (4) in three consecutive games.|
|Auston Matthews||Has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games.|
|Morgan Rielly||Has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.|
|Tyson Barrie||Two games from 500 NHL games played.|
|Michael Hutchinson||Four wins from 50 career NHL wins.|
|Andreas Johnsson||Four games from 100 career NHL games played.|
|Auston Matthews||One assist from 100 career NHL assists.|
|Zach Hyman (Knee)||On injured reserve.|
|Jake Muzzin (Leg)||Left Toronto’s game on Oct. 29 vs. WSH and did not return.|
|John Tavares (Finger)||Sustained broken finger on Oct. 16 at WSH.|
|Man Games Lost: 33|
|Nov. 1||Loaned forward Nic Petan to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
|Oct. 29||Activated Travis Dermott from Injured Reserve. Loaned Kevin Gravel to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).|
Toronto: N. Petan (1) (K. Agostino, B. Harpur), J. Bracco (1) (J. Lindgren, N. Petan), K. Agostino (3) (J. Lindgren, R. Sandin), P. Aberg (6) (P. Engvall, G. Wilson), N. Petan (2) PP (K. Agostino), K. Agostino (4) (N. Petan, J. Bracco), G. Wilson (3) (P. Aberg)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (26/30)
Belleville: A. Formento (2) PP (M. Veronneau, J. Murray), M. Veronneau (1) PP (J. Davidsson, J. Murray), J. Norris (3) (V. Abramov), A. Formenton (3) (J. Swarz, F. Corrado)
Goaltender: M. Hogberg (32/39)
ON THE SCORESHEET
Nic Petan opened the scoring at 13:23 of the first period and scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 6:32 of the third period. He added the secondary assist on Bracco’s second period goal and the primary assist on Agostino’s third period goal. This was his first four-point career AHL game. Petan skated in four games with the Maple Leafs this season, recording one assist.
Jeremy Bracco scored at 13:13 of the second period for his first goal of the season and added the secondary assist on Agostino’s third period goal. Bracco has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) through nine games this season.
Kenny Agostino scored at 14:52 of the second period and at 8:08 of the third period. He registered the primary assist on Petan’s first period goal and the lone assist on Petan’s third period goal. He has picked up assists (4) in three consecutive games. Agostino has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in six games with the Marlies. Agostino has recorded four or more points in a game five times in his career.
Pontus Aberg scored at 3:51 of the third period and later added the lone assist on Wilson’s third period goal. He has 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in nine games. Aberg leads the Marlies in shots (31).
Garrett Wilson scored Toronto’s seventh goal at 11:53 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Aberg’s third period goal. Wilson has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in consecutive games.
Ben Harpur collected the secondary assist on Petan’s first period goal. Harpur has two assists in eight games this season.
Jesper Lindgren recorded the primary assists on Bracco and Agostino’s second period goals.
Rasmus Sandin picked up the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. This is Sandin’s 50th career AHL game.
Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 26 of 30 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 5-0-1-0 on the season with a .924 Save Percentage and a 2.16 Goals Against Average.
Toronto is the only team in the AHL without a regulation loss (7-0-2-0).
Toronto was 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and was 1-for-4 on the power play. This was Toronto’s first power play goal on the road.
Toronto had a 39-30 edge in shots in all situations. This is the most shots Toronto has recorded in a single game this season. Nic Petan led the Marlies with six shots on goal.
The Marlies are 4-0-2-0 against North Division opponents and are 2-0-0-0 against the Senators. This is the second of 12 games this season against Belleville.
The Toronto Marlies are on their annual Royal Road Trip where they will play seven away games from October 26 to November 9 as Coca-Cola Coliseum hosts the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals: P. Aberg (6)
Assists: J. Bracco (7)
Points: P. Aberg (11)
PPG: E. Korshkov (3)
Shots: P. Aberg (31)
+/-: B. Harpur (+11)
PIMS: J. Schmaltz (10)
Toronto is 6-0-1-0 when scoring first.
The Marlies are 1-0-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 1-0-2-0 when trailing after the second period.
Toronto is 5-0-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
The Marlies are 2-0-0-0 in Friday games and are 1-0-0-0 in November.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
Pontus Aberg has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
Kenny Agostino has points (2-3-5) in consecutive games.
Garret Wilson has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games.
Adam Brooks (concussion) did not play in tonight’s game against Belleville.
November 1: Loaned forward Nic Petan from Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (AHL).
October 31: Traded defenceman Ryan Johnston to San Diego (AHL).
October 25: Recalled forward Zach O’Brien from Newfoundland (ECHL).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On what changed going into the third period (4 goals):
A lot more energy, effort, enthusiasm. We also got on the forecheck and really started skating and applying pressure which in turn really slowed their team down. They were just playing with a lot of speed in the early going. We weren’t doing anything to cope with that. We felt going into the game that that was going to be an issue, we just weren’t able to deal with it but once we started to really play, (their) speed wasn’t a factor and we were able to play to what we were capable of and with that, just our confidence with the puck really changed because now we had a little bit more time, a little bit more space, our passes were crisp and they were flat. A lot of things started to work out really well for us. It was more a sign of what we were capable of. Obviously, we don’t like the first two periods at all and it’s a sign of how things have been here of late and it’s disappointing that we weren’t able to fix that through a good week of practice but hopefully the third period is something that we can build upon. It was very encouraging in terms of showing what we’re capable of.
On Nic Petan’s debut (2 goals, 2 assists):
Dominant, outstanding with the puck, that’s the Nic Petan that I remember coaching against in the American Hockey League a few years back or whatever it was in Manitoba. When he’s on the ice, he controls the play so his presence today, I think really brought Jeremy Bracco to life as well. I thought it was Brac’s best game of the season thus far. (Petan) was in control, scored two big time goals. It was nice to have him come down with a great attitude. In my conversation with him here today when he arrived with us was great. He wanted to get out there and play hockey and do what he does. He did that very well today and even with a day off yesterday, not skating at all and no skate this morning, showing up in a new environment and coming out here to Belleville and playing, he was fun to watch.
November 2 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
November 6 at Rockford – 10:30 a.m. CT
November 8 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 9 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 16 vs Texas – 4:00 p.m. ET
Giannis Antetokounmpo 29 points, 14 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe 18 points.
NBA champion Raptors visit Bucks Saturday in rematch of Eastern Conference finalists last season.