MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: “John Tavares has won 60 percent (21 won, 14 lost) of his faceoffs when the Maple Leafs are on the power play and 52.6 percent (61 won, 55 lost) of his faceoffs at even-strength. He is averaging 15:22 per game in time on ice, which ranks second among Toronto forwards.”

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (9-5-2 – 20 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (8-5-3 – 19 Points)

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VEGAS

ALL-TIME RECORD:3-1-0-0 (4 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:2-0-0-0 (2 Games)
2018-19:2-0-0
LAST FOUR:3-1-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VEGAS

GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (9), Tyson Barrie (6), Alex Kerfoot (6), Jason Spezza (6)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (4), Mitch Marner (2), John Tavares (2)
ASSISTS:Jake Muzzin (4), William Nylander (3), Morgan Rielly (3)
POINTS:Auston Matthews (6), Four players tied (4)
PENALTY MINUTES:Alex Kerfoot (4), Jake Muzzin (4), Seven players tied (2)

MAPLE LEAFS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVEGAS
GOALS FOR (Rank):55 (t-4th)49 (t-11th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       52 (t-26th)46 (16th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):9/52 [17.3%] (20th)13/55 [23.6%] (7th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):43/57 [75.4%] (26th)53/59 [89.8%] (2nd)
SHOTS (Rank):505 (t-9th)545 (t-2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):679 (2nd)667 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):51.2% (7th)50.8% (13th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)49.5% (17th)

MAPLE LEAFS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:Nov. 6, 2017 vs. VGK (Toronto 4, Vegas 3 SO)
ALL-TIME RECORD:3-1-0-0 (4 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:2-0-0-0 (2 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:1-1-0-0 (2 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME:Nov. 6, 2018 (Toronto 3, Vegas 1)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Tyson Barrie400th career NHL game (Mar. 26, 2017 (COL) at VGK)
Auston Matthews100th career NHL point (Dec. 31, 2017 at VGK)
100th career NHL goal (Feb. 14, 2019 at VGK)
Jake Muzzin200th career NHL assist (Dec. 8, 2018 vs. VGK)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS12 (Matthews)
ASSISTS13 (Marner)
POINTS18 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs16 (Kerfoot)
SHOTS60 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%60.8% (Shore)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %56.6% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS31 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS22 (Marner)
HITS35 (Moore)
TOI PER GAME25:38 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:20 (Matthews, Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:41 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

–      Frederik Andersen has made four career appearances against Vegas and has posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .906      save percentage. He is 38-15-7 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 61 career games during the month of November.

–      Tyson Barrie has been on the ice for 271 Toronto shot attempts this season, which ranks second among all NHL skaters in on-ice shot attempts for. He had three points (1-2-3) in three games against the Golden Knights last season.

–      Cody Ceci is tied for 14th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (31). He ranks seventh among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time (58:52).

–      Andreas Johnsson has nine points (3-6-9) in 10 games on home ice this season. He has been on the ice for 22 Toronto goals, which is tied for fifth among NHL left wingers in on-ice goals-for. 

–      Kasperi Kapanen has a pair of assists in two career games against Vegas. He is one of five Maple Leafs to have recorded multiple shorthanded takeaways. 

–      Alex Kerfoot has won 52.2 percent (24 won, 22 lost) of his faceoffs when the Maple Leafs are leading in games. He is tied for second on the team in even-strength goals (4).

–      Mitch Marner is tied for 13th among NHLers in points (4-13-17) and tied for eighth among NHL skaters in assists (13). He is tied for seventh among all NHL skaters in primary assists (9). He leads the NHL in takeaways (22).

–      Auston Matthews is third in the NHL in goals (12) and is tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (9). He ranks sixth in the NHL in shots on goal (60) and is tied for second in the NHL in wrist shots (44). He is fourth in the NHL in goals per 60 minutes (2.29) among skaters who have appeared in at least 10 games.

–      Ilya Mikheyev is tied for the lead among all NHL skaters in shots on goal while shorthanded (8). He is the only rookie forward in the NHL to have recorded multiple shorthanded takeaways.

–      Trevor Moore 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).

–      Jake Muzzin ranks second among Maple Leafs skaters in shifts per game (28.4). He is the only Maple Leafs defenceman to registered at least 25 hits (30) and 25 shots on goal (27). He leads Maple Leafs defencemen in takeaways (8). 

–      William Nylander has taken his shots from an average distance of 26.5 feet from goal, which is the second-closest distance among Toronto skaters who have taken at least 20 shots this season. He ranks fourth among Maple Leafs in faceoff win percentage (54.9% – 56 won, 46 lost).

–      Morgan Rielly is tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in points (3-12-15). His 25:38 TOI per game average is the fourth-highest mark in the NHL and is tied for fourth in shifts per game (29.8). He ranks fifth among NHL defencemen in wrist shots on goal (27).

–      John Tavares has won 60 percent (21 won, 14 lost) of his faceoffs when the Maple Leafs are on the power play and 52.6 percent (61 won, 55 lost) of his faceoffs at even-strength. He is averaging 15:22 per game in time on ice, which ranks second among Toronto forwards.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Michael HutchinsonFour wins from 50 career NHL wins.
Andreas JohnssonTwo games from 100 career NHL games played.

RECENT MILESTONES

Tyson Barrie500th career NHL game (Nov. 5 vs. LAK)
Auston Matthews100th career NHL assist (Nov. 5 vs. LAK)

INJURY REPORT

Zach Hyman (Knee)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 36

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

November 5Recalled forward Nic Petan from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
November 1Loaned forward Nic Petan to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

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