NFL says it is “disappointed” Colin Kaepernick “did not appear” — ProFootballTalk

The NFL tried to dictate the when, where and how of Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday. When the former 49ers quarterback wouldn’t agree to the league’s terms, the NFL released a statement. It said it was “disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout.” Kaepernick currently is working out at a high school in Atlanta…

NFL says it is “disappointed” Colin Kaepernick “did not appear” — ProFootballTalk

Kyrie Irving out Saturday vs. Bulls due to shoulder injury — High Velocity Sport

Kyrie Irving out Saturday vs. Bulls due to shoulder injury Already without Caris LeVert for a couple of weeks due to thumb surgery, the Nets just lost their primary playmaker for at least one game. Kyrie Irving is out Saturday night for Brooklyn’s game in Chicago. Irving has been battling this pain for some time. […]

Kyrie Irving out Saturday vs. Bulls due to shoulder injury — High Velocity Sport

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher — Boston Herald

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The good news for the Celtics is that they’ve won 10 straight games. The bad news is they’ve had to overcome some sloppy play to succeed in some of them lately.

Marcus Smart advises Celtics to avoid believing the hype as road gets tougher — Boston Herald

RAPTORS-MAVERICKS PREGAME NOTES: “Fred VanVleet has recorded at least five assists in all 11 games this season – the longest streak of his career. • Ranks seventh in the NBA in assists (7.6) and tied for first in minutes per game (38.4).”

GAME #12 – TORONTO RAPTORS (8-3) at DALLAS MAVERICKS (6-5) SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 2019 – 8:30 P.M. (ET) – AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

RAPTORS NOTES • Toronto Raptors finish a five-game Western Conference trip (Nov. 8-16) Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. This matches Toronto’s longest road trip of the season. The Raptors will also play five in a row on the road March 1-9. Toronto’s next home game is Monday, Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. The Raptors play eight of 13 games on the road in the month of November. Toronto has won seven of the last eight games with Dallas, including each of the last three meetings.

• The Raptors were 11-4 on the road vs. Western Conference opponents last season. Toronto is the only Eastern Conference team to finish with a +.500 record on the road against the West each of the past four seasons (2015-19). Since the start of the 2015-16 campaign, the Raptors are 38-26 (.594) when facing a Western Conference opponent on the road.

Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 36 points in Wednesday night’s victory over Portland. Siakam scored 30+ points for the fifth time in the first 11 games this season. He had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season after not reaching the 30-point mark in either of first two NBA seasons.

Fred VanVleet recorded 30 points and seven assists Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers – his third career 30-point performance and second this season. VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points in the season-opener Oct. 22 vs. New Orleans. VanVleet has had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last seven games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 13). During this span, VanVleet has totaled 59 assists compared to just 14 turnovers.

• The Raptors currently rank first in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.405). Toronto has held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting from the floor five times this season – tied with the LA Lakers, Denver, Orlando and Utah for most in the NBA. Portland shot just .396 (38-96) from the floor Wednesday night.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes Nov. 13 at Portland – his 27th career double-double and first with the Raptors. Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11.7 points and 7.7 rebounds over the last three games (Nov. 10-13) after being a DNP the previous five games.

• The Raptors outscored Portland 50-22 in the paint on Wednesday night. The Raptors are tied with the LA Clippers in the NBA for points in the paint allowed (42.5) – behind only Milwaukee (38.0). Toronto is a perfect 5-0 this season when holding its opponent to fewer than 30 points in the paint.

Terence Davis II scored a career-best 15 points in a career-high 31 minutes of action Nov. 13 at Portland. Davis has now scored in double figures in two of the last three games (Nov. 10-13). He is averaging 11.0 points, while shooting .538 (7-for-13) from three-point range, during this stretch.

Delon Wright will play his first game against his former team Saturday night. Wright averaged 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 17.5 minutes in 172 games during three-plus seasons with the Raptors. Toronto selected him 20th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. Wright was traded to Memphis along with Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and a second-round pick for Marc Gasol at the NBA trade deadline last season.

PROBABLE STARTERS

F – OG ANUNOBY #3

MIN: 33.2 REB: 6.2 AST: 1.9 STL: 1.3 TO: 1.0 BLK: 1.4 PTS: 13.0

• Sat out Nov. 13 at Portland with a right eye contusion.

• Has scored 10 or more points six times, including a season-high 21 points Nov. 8 at New Orleans.

• Ranks third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.528); has made multiple threes in five games.

F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 36.7 REB: 9.2 AST: 3.8 STL: 0.7 TO: 3.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 27.2

• Totaled a team-high 36 points, six rebounds and three assists in 41 minutes Nov. 13 at Portland.

• Has recorded five games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.

• Ranked eighth in the NBA in scoring (27.2) and fourth in minutes per game (36.7).

C – MARC GASOL #33

MIN: 28.2 REB: 6.6 AST: 2.5 STL: 0.3 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.7

• Finished with nine points, five rebounds and a season high-tying five assists Nov. 13 at Portland.

• Needs five points to reach 12,000 career points in the NBA.

• Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.

G – NORMAN POWELL #24

MIN: 25.8 REB: 4.3 AST: 1.3 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.4 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 9.2

• Contributed two points, seven rebounds and two blocks in his third straight start Nov. 13 at Portland.

• Averaging 10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 30.1 minutes in three starts.

• Scored in double figures in three straight games (Nov. 8-11); averaged 15.7 points during this stretch.

G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.4 REB: 4.2 AST: 7.6 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.4 BLK: 0.2 PTS: 17.1

• Totaled 30 points, seven assists and four rebounds in 40 minutes Nov. 13 at Portland.

• Has recorded at least five assists in all 11 games this season – the longest streak of his career. • Ranks seventh in the NBA in assists (7.6) and tied for first in minutes per game (38.4).


INJURY REPORT

OG Anunoby (Right eye contusion) – TBD Serge Ibaka (Right ankle sprain) – Out Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb) – Out Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) – Out

SERIES RECAP VS. DALLAS

OVERALL HOME ROAD

2018-19 2-0 1-0 1-0

ALL-TIME 20-25 13-9 7-16

STREAKS Won 3 Won 4 Won 1

LAST WIN: January 27, 2019 (123-120)

LAST ROAD WIN: January 27, 2019 (123-120)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +22, 2X – last: March 13, 2017

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28, November 7, 2009

LAST TIME VS. DALLAS

GAME 52 – JANUARY 27, 2019 TORONTO 123, DALLAS 120

DALLAS – Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points to help the Toronto Raptors overcome a triple-double by Dallas rookie Luka Doncic in a 123-120 win over the Mavericks … Doncic finished with a career-high 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to become the first teenager in NBA history with two triple-doubles … His teammates faltered down the stretch, losing a seven-point, fourth-quarter lead after coming back from 12 down at halftime … Pascal Siakam’s three-point play snapped a 108-all tie with 3:56 remaining as the Raptors recovered from a poor third quarter and a 92-85 deficit early in the fourth … Danny Green’s floater in the lane extended Toronto’s lead to 116-112 with 1:34 remaining … Harrison Barnes missed two critical free throws for the Mavericks, and Leonard scored on a driving lay-up and then converted a free throw after a turnover by Doncic … The Raptors iced the game at the line … Kyle Lowry scored 19 points for Toronto and Siakam had 14 … Trailing 70-58 at the half, Dallas turned the game around by outscoring Toronto 30-15 in the third quarter, one in which the Raptors missed their first 10 shots en route to making only 4 of 19 field goals.

1 2 3 4 TOT TORONTO 38 32 15 38 123 DALLAS 32 26 30 32 120

NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Charlotte Hornets Date: Monday, November 18, 2019 , 7:30 p.m.

Regular Season Game #12 • HomeGame #6 Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. CT American Airlines Center FSSW • ESPN 103.3 FM • Univision 1270 AM (Span.)

PROBABLE STARTERS

10 Dorian Finney-Smith F • 6-7 • 220 • Florida/USA
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
7.8 5.2 0.7 0.7 0.2 25.9

Last Game: 7 points and 2 rebounds in 23 minutes at NYK (11/14/19). 2018-19: 7.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.9 spg, 24.5 mpg in 81 games (26 starts). Notes: Led DAL in games played in 2 of his first 3 seasons (81 in both 2016-17 and 2018-19).

6 Kristaps Porzingis F • 7-3 • 240 • Cajasol Seville/Latvia
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
18.5 8.2 1.6 0.3 2.5 31.6

Last Game: 20 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks in 33 minutes at NYK (11/14/19). 2018-19: DNP in 2018-19 (left ACL surgery). Notes: In 2017-18, averaged a career-high 22.7 ppg en route to being named an All-Star.

7 Dwight Powell C • 6-10 • 240 • Stanford/Canada
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
9.4 5.3 1.3 0.6 0.4 26.9

Last Game: 12 points and 4 rebounds in 29 minutes at NYK (11/14/19). 2018-19: 10.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.6 bpg, 21.6 mpg in 77 games (22 starts). Notes: Missed the first 3 games of the season due to a left hamstring strain.

30 Seth Curry G • 6-2 • 185 • Duke/USA
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
7.4 1.3 1.3 0.6 0.2 20.1

Last Game: 2 points and 2 rebounds in 23 minutes at NYK (11/14/19). 2018-19: 7.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 18.9 mpg in career-high 74 games (2 starts) with POR. Notes: Ranked 3rd in the NBA in 3FG% in 2018-19 (.450, 113-of-251) … 2nd stint with DAL.

77 Luka Doncic G • 6-7 • 230 • Real Madrid/Slovenia
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG
28.7 10.3 9.3 1.3 0.2 34.9

Last Game: 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 36 minutes at NYK (11/14/19). 2018-19: 21.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 32.2 mpg in 72 games (72 starts). Notes: 5 triple-doubles in 2019-20 (13 in career) … 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year.

SERIES NOTES: The Mavericks will face the defending champion Toronto Raptors for the first time this season at American Airlines Center on 11/16/19…In fact, it will begin a four-game homestand for Dallas against the four franchises that have accounted for the last six NBA championships (Dallas will also face the 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on 11/18/19, the 2015, 2017 & 2018 champion Golden State Warriors on 11/20/19, and the 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers on 11/22/19)…The Raptors have won three straight and 10 of the last 13 matchups with the MavericksHowever, 10 of the last 13 meetings between the two clubs have been decided by single digits…The Mavericks are 16-7 all-time at home against Toronto (compared to 9-13 on the road), but the Raptors have taken three of the last four meetings at American Airlines Center…The Raptors have won four straight and six of the last seven showdowns in Toronto…Toronto swept the 2018-19 season series, 2-0…Luka Doncic averaged 28.5 points (.553 FG%, .467 3FG%, .800 FT%), 8.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game against the Raptors last season.

CONNECTIONS: Mavericks guard Delon Wright was drafted by Toronto with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and played his first three-and-a-half seasons with the Raptors from 2015-19, averaging 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 172 games (seven starts) with the franchise…Wright was traded to the Grizzlies (along with CJ Miles, Jonas Valanciunas and a future second-round pick) on 2/7/19 in the Marc Gasol deal…Mavericks big man Dwight Powell is a native of Toronto and has competed for the Canadian national team…Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is from Ogdensburg, N.Y., which is less than a 4 hour drive from Toronto…Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin played two stints for the Mavericks from 2001-03 and from 2005-06…Dell Curry, the father of Mavericks guard Seth Curry, played three seasons for the Raptors from 1999-2002.

PREVIOUS MEETING
RAPTORS 123, MAVERICKS 120 – JANUARY 27, 2019 – AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER – DALLAS, TX – GAME #53 (22-27, 18-7 HOME) TEAM

1 2 3 4 OT FINAL

FG FGA FG% 3FG% FT% OR DR TR A PF ST TO BS

DAL 32 26 30 32 – 120 43 88 0.489 0.306 0.676 7 36 43 25 29 5 11 2

TOR 38 32 15 38 – 123 37 83 0.446 0.500 0.842 8 36 44 24 27 6 8 5

TEAM HIGH PTS HIGH REB HIGH AST

DAL L. Doncic: 35 L. Doncic: 12 L. Doncic: 10

TOR K. Leonard: 33 S. Ibaka: 11 K. Lowry: 9

PLAYER NOTES: Mavericks guard/forward Luka Doncic recorded his second triple-double of the season with a game-high 35 points (14-24 FGs, 3-9 3FGs, 4-6 FTs), including 13 in the fourth quarter, to go along with a game-high 12 rebounds and a game-high 10 assists in 36 minutes. Doncic (19 years, 333 days) became the first teenager in NBA history to register a 30-point triple-double. Harrison Barnes (14), Dennis Smith Jr. (13), Dorian Finney-Smith (13), Wesley Matthews (12) and DeAndre Jordan (11) also scored 11-plus points for Dallas in the loss. Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard posted a double-double with a teamhigh 33 points (10-23 FGs, 3-8 3FGs, 10-11 FTs), including 12 in the first quarter, to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes. Serge Ibaka also produced a double-double for Toronto with 11 points and a team-high 11 boards in 36 points. Kyle Lowry finished one assist shy of a point-assist doubledouble with 19 points, a team-high nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes. Pascal Siakam (14), Fred VanVleet (13) and Danny Green (10) also scored in double figures for the Raptors in the win. NOTABLES: The Raptors began the game on a 21-9 run…Kyle Lowry beat the first-quarter buzzer with a 3-pointer to give Toronto a 38-32 edge going into the second…Dallas trailed by 12 (70-58) at the half, but began the third quarter on a 17-4 run (capped by a Dennis Smith Jr. pull-up 3-pointer) and went up 75-74 with a little over 5 minutes left in the period…The Mavericks outscored the Raptors 30-15 in the third and took an 88-85 lead into the fourth…The Raptors used an 18-6 run (from the 6:31 mark of the fourth quarter through the 32-second mark of the fourth) to turn a five-point deficit (106-101) into a sevenpoint advantage (119-112)…Toronto won by a final score of 123-120…The Mavericks outshot the Raptors 48.9 percent (43-of-88) to 44.6 percent (37-of-83) from the field…Toronto went 17-of-34 (.500) from beyond the arc, while Dallas finished 11-of-36 (.306) from deep…The Raptors also outshot the Mavericks 84.2 percent (32-of-38) to 67.6 percent (23-of-34) from the free-throw line…The Mavericks turned it over 11 times (for 17 points), while the Raptors recorded only eight miscues (for nine points)…Dallas outscored Toronto 62-34 in the paint…The Raptors outscored the Mavericks 23-14 in transition…The game had eight ties and nine lead changes…The Raptors led by as many as 13 points, while the Mavericks’ largest advantage was seven.

MAVERICKS MILESTONE WATCH

J.J. Barea has made 790 3-pointers and needs 10 for 800 in his career

. Dorian Finney-Smith has played in 192 games and needs eight for 200 in his career.

Tim Hardaway Jr. has made 758 3-pointers and needs 42 for 800 in his career.

Courtney Lee has played in 790 games and needs ten for 800 in his career. Courtney Lee has 791 steals and needs nine for 800 in his career.

Boban Marjanović has played in 189 games and needs 11 for 200 in his career.

Kristaps Porzingis has played in 196 games and needs four for 200 in his career. Dwight Powell has made 95 3-pointers and needs five for 100 in his career.

LEAFS AT PENGUINS PREGAME NOTES: “Kasimir Kaskisuo had a 6-1-1 record in eight games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL), posting a 2.13 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-8-4 – 22 Points) vs.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (10-7-2 – 22 Points)

NOVEMBER 16, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

PPG PAINTS ARENA (PITTSBURGH, PA) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪

RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus PITTSBURGH

ALL-TIME RECORD:83-78-17-7 (185 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:37-46-6-4 (93 Games)
2018-19:2-1-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST TEN:7-3-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus PITTSBURGH

GAMES PLAYED:John Tavares (46), Jason Spezza (54), Cody Ceci (18), Morgan Rielly (18)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (18), John Tavares (11), Tyson Barrie (4)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (32), John Tavares (22), Mitch Marner (9)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (50), John Tavares (33), Mitch Marner (10), Jake Muzzin (10)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (29), John Tavares (12), Martin Marincin (6)

MAPLE LEAFS – PENGUINS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOPITTSBURGH
GOALS FOR (Rank):69 (2nd)60 (t-12th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       69 (28th)49 (t-4th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):12/70 [17.1%] (20th)7/54 [13.0%] (27th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):57/75 [76.0%] (23rd)39/44 [88.6%] (2nd)
SHOTS (Rank):697 (1st)657 (7th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1046 (1st)922 (5th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.4% (3rd)54.3% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.1% (3rd)50.3% (t-12th)

MAPLE LEAFS – PENGUINS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:December 13, 1967 (Pittsburgh 2, Toronto 1)
ALL-TIME RECORD:83-78-17-7 (185 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:46-32-11-3 (92 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:37-46-6-4 (93 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:November 3, 2018 (Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 0)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. PENGUINS

Kasperi KapanenSelected by Pittsburgh in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.
First NHL goal (April 8, 2017 vs. PIT)
Jake MuzzinSelected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft.
Morgan RiellyFirst NHL Goal (Dec. 16, 2013 at NSH)
John TavaresFirst NHL game (Oct. 3, 2009 (NYI) at PIT)
First NHL goal (Oct. 3, 2009 (NYI) at PIT)
First NHL point (Oct. 3, 2009 (NYI) at PIT)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS14 (Marner, Rielly)
POINTS27 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs16 (Kerfoot, Rielly)
SHOTS82 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.6% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.0% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS41 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS46 (Moore)
TOI PER GAME25:29 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:28 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:38 (Ceci)


MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 3-1-0 on the road this season with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.
– Has a 4-4-0 record with a .929 save percentage and a 2.46 goals-against average in 10 career games against Pittsburgh.- Third in the NHL in saves (456) and fifth in even-strength saves (355).
Tyson Barrie– Sixth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (55).
– Has been on the ice for 415 Toronto shot attempts, which is the most on-ice shot attempts-for among all NHL skaters.- Has eight points (4-4-8) in nine career games against the Penguins.
Cody Ceci– Third among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time (76:12).- Tied for 13th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (41).- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.6 percent – the highest of his career to-date.
Travis Dermott– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.3 percent in eight games since returning from injury.- Has recorded both of his points (1 goal, 1 assist) against Metropolitan Division opponents.
Frederik Gauthier– Has won 60.2 percent (71 won, 47 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
– Fourth among Maple Leafs in defensive zone starts (123).
Justin Holl– Has six points (1-5-6) in 19 games this season.
– Has started 49.6 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest offensive zone start percentage of his career to-date.
Zach Hyman– Registered his first point of the 2019-20 season with an assist on November 15 vs. Boston.
Kasperi Kapanen– Leads the Maple Leafs in road points this season with nine (4-5-9).- Has seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in seven games against Metropolitan Division teams.
Kasimir Kaskisuo– Had a 6-1-1 record in eight games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL), posting a 2.13 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.
Auston Matthews– Tied for third among NHL skaters in goals (14).- Third among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (10).- Tied for third in the NHL in shots on goal (82).- Has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in seven games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
Ilya Mikheyev– Leads the NHL in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Leads all NHL rookies in shots on goal (45).- Leads all NHL rookies in shorthanded time on ice (51:48).
Jake Muzzin– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (21:55).- One of five NHL defencemen to have registered at least 40 hits (44) and at least 40 shots on goal (43).- Has five points (2-3-5) in seven road games this season.
William Nylander– Has recorded six points (3-3-6) in seven games against Metropolitan Division opposition.- Has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) through seven games in November.
Nic Petan– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (89 for,
43 against) through seven games, which is the highest percentage among NHLers who have appeared in five games.                  
Morgan Rielly– Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in points (3-14-17).- Tied for third among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-9-12).- Fourth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (25:29).- 10th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (29.3).
– Had a team-high three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in three games against Pittsburgh in 2018-19. 
Nick Shore– Tied for lead NHL forwards in defensive zone starts (128).- Has won 59.0 percent (62 won, 43 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
John Tavares– Has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in six games since returning from injury on November 5 vs. Los Angeles.- Recorded eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in five road games in 2019-20.- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoff win percentage (59.7% – 37 won, 25 lost).- Has won the most faceoffs (130) among NHLers who have played less than 15 games.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Kasperi KapanenHas goals (2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas points (3-8-11) in six consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderHas points (4-2-6) in four consecutive games.
John TavaresHas assists (3) and points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games.

UPCOMING MILESTONES

John TavaresTwo assists from 400 career NHL assists.Four games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf.

RECENT MILESTONES

Andreas Johnsson100th career NHL game (Nov. 9 vs. PHI)
John Tavares100th point as a Maple Leaf (Nov. 13 at NYI)

INJURY REPORT

Alex Kerfoot (Dental Fractures)Out indefinitely.
Mitch Marner (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)Left Toronto’s game on November 15 vs. Boston and did not return.
 Man Games Lost: 43

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

November 12Recalled forward Nic Petan and goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Loaned goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).