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).

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