UPDATE FROM DUNEDIN RECONSTRUCTION

PHOTOS AND TEXT BY EDDIE MICHELS.

THREE VIEWS OF THE RENOVATION

New third base seating along with the bar and exit ramp for the stadium walk around are shown down the left field line at TD Ballpark.

Construction continues at the reconstructed main entrance at TD Ballpark at Grant Field the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays.  The stadium construction is supposed to be completed before the Blue Jays first home spring training game scheduled for Feb. 24 against the Atlanta Braves.  The stadium and minor-league complex are part of a $101-million project that will keep the Blue Jays in Dunedin for another 25 years.

Looking into TD Ballpark from Curtis Fundamental Elementary School.

Towns hits 7 3-pointers, Wolves beat Jazz without Wiggins — New Delhi Times

Karl-Anthony Towns had seven 3-pointers and 29 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Utah Jazz their first home loss, 112-102 Monday night. Without second-leading scorer Andrew Wiggins, the Timberwolves held the Jazz to 36.8% shooting and were bolstered by Jeff Teague’s 21 points and 11 assists. Kelan Martin had seven of his 14 points […]

Towns hits 7 3-pointers, Wolves beat Jazz without Wiggins — New Delhi Times

Myles Garrett should be careful what he wishes for — ProFootballTalk

On Wednesday, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will have the appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension, resulting from removing the helmet of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it. Garrett’s best argument comes from the notion that the rules don’t permit an indefinite suspension for on-field misconduct. And that’s apparently…

Myles Garrett should be careful what he wishes for — ProFootballTalk

MAPLE LEAFS AT VEGAS PREGAME 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 4-1-0 record with a .922 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average in five career games against Vegas.”

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

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (10-9-3 – 23 Points)

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 ▪ 10:00 PM EST

T-MOBILE ARENA (LAS VEGAS, NV) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VEGAS

ALL-TIME RECORD:4-1-0-0 (5 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:1-1-0-0 (2 Games)
2019-20:1-0-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VEGAS

GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (10), Tyson Barrie (7), Alex Kerfoot (7)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (5), John Tavares (3), Mitch Marner (2)
ASSISTS:Jake Muzzin (4), Morgan Rielly (4), Three players tied (3)
POINTS:Auston Matthews (7), John Tavares (6), Mitch Marner (5), Morgan Rielly (5)
PENALTY MINUTES:Alex Kerfoot (4), Jake Muzzin (4), 12 players tied (2)

MAPLE LEAFS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVEGAS
GOALS FOR (Rank):70 (t-4th)66 (t-11th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       75 (t-29th)65 (t-20th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):12/72 [16.7%] (22nd)16/74 [21.6%] (10th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):57/76 [75.0%] (25th)68/78 [87.2%] (4th)
SHOTS (Rank):730 (3rd)744 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1104 (1st)1010 (5th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.7% (2nd)52.0% (8th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.8% (2nd)49.7% (t-14th)


MAPLE LEAFS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:Nov. 6, 2017 vs. VGK (Toronto 4, Vegas 3 SO)
ALL-TIME RECORD:4-1-0-0 (5 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:3-0-0-0 (3 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:1-1-0-0 (2 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:Feb. 14, 2019 (Toronto 6, Vegas 3)

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 (LAK) vs. VGK)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS14 (Marner, Rielly)
POINTS27 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs16 (Kerfoot, Rielly)
SHOTS84 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.9% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %59.5% (Spezza)
BLOCKED SHOTS43 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS47 (Moore)
TOI PER GAME25:14 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:25 (Matthews, Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:32 (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 4-1-0 record with a .922 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average in five career games against Vegas.- Sixth in the NHL in saves (456) and seventh in even-strength saves (355).
Tyson Barrie– Sixth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (58).
– Has been on the ice for 436 Toronto shot attempts, which is the most on-ice shot attempts-for among all NHL skaters.
Cody Ceci– Sixth among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time (77:34).- Tied for 15th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (43).
Travis Dermott– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.3 percent in nine games since returning from injury.
Pierre Engvall– Could make his NHL debut tonight.- Has 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 15 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) this season.
Frederik Gauthier– Has won 60.3 percent (73 won, 48 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
Justin Holl– Has a 5-on-5 unblocked shot attempt percentage of 53.7, which is the highest among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Zach Hyman– Averaging 18:06 per game in ice time through three games since returning from injury.
Kasperi Kapanen– Leads the Maple Leafs in road points this season with nine (4-5-9) in nine road games.
Kasimir Kaskisuo– Made his NHL debut on November 16 at Pittsburgh.
Auston Matthews– Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in goals (14).- Tied for third among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (10).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (84).- Averaging 1.5 points per game against Western Conference opponents, which is the second-highest average vs. the Western Conference among Eastern Conference skaters.
Ilya Mikheyev– Leads the NHL in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Leads all NHL rookies in shots on goal (52).- Leads all NHL rookies in shorthanded time on ice (52:43) by over 10 minutes (Second: Trevor Moore, 42:00).
Jake Muzzin– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (21:58).- One of seven NHL defencemen to have registered at least 40 hits (47) and at least 40 shots on goal (43).- Has four assists in 10 career games against Vegas, which is tied for the third-most assists against the Golden Knights among NHL defencemen since their inaugural season. 
William Nylander– Has recorded three points (1-2-3) in three games against Pacific Division opposition.- Has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) through eight games in November.
Nic Petan– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.7 percent (107 for,
51 against) through eight games, which is the highest percentage among NHLers who have appeared in five games.                  
Morgan Rielly– Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in points (3-14-17).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-9-12).- Tied for sixth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (25:14).- 11th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (29.2).
– Has registered six assists in nine road games this season. 
Nick Shore– Tied for fourth among all NHLers in defensive zone starts (135).
John Tavares– Has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in seven games since returning from injury on November 5 vs. Los Angeles.- Recorded eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in six road games thus far in 2019-20.- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (60.0% – 39 won, 26 lost).- Has won the most faceoffs (142) among NHLers who have played 15 or fewer games.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

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

RECENT MILESTONES

Andreas Johnsson100th career NHL game (November 9 vs. PHI)
Kasimir KaskisuoFirst NHL game (November 16 at PIT)
John Tavares100th point as a Maple Leaf (Novemer 13 at NYI)

INJURY REPORT

Alex Kerfoot (Dental Fractures)Out indefinitely.
Mitch Marner (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 46

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

November 18Recalled forward Pierre Engvall from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).Placed forward Trevor Moore on injured reserve.
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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RJ Barrett has been treated to a hero’s welcome to New York and the Knicks. In his first NBA win, Barrett’s first double-double (19 points, 15 rebounds) took a back seat to Bobby Portis’ timely shooting and 28 points off the bench. In the rookie’s first road win, he endured the worst shooting night (1-for-9) […]

Knicks Hope That RJ Barrett Could Be The Real Deal — NEW YORK SPORTS THIS WEEK

Eagles to host finish of New Jersey playoff game suspended due to shooting — ProFootballTalk

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the conclusion of a suspended New Jersey high school football game Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field that was cut short due to a shooting last weekend. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association announced Monday that the Eagles had offered up the use of their stadium for the finish of…

Eagles to host finish of New Jersey playoff game suspended due to shooting — ProFootballTalk