MAPLE LEAFS AT COYOTES PREGAME NOTES: “Sheldon Keefe was named the 31st head coach in Maple Leafs history Wednesday after serving as head coach of the Toronto Marlies (AHL) for the past five seasons. In 319 regular season games, Keefe led the Marlies to a 199-89-22-9 record and won the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL’s top team in the regular season on two occasions. He led the Marlies to a 38-21 record in four post-season appearances, including the franchise’s first Calder Cup championship in 2018.”

Sheldon Keefe was named the 31st head coach in Maple Leafs history on November 20, 2019. Prior to being named head coach, Keefe served as head coach of the Toronto Marlies (AHL) for the past five seasons. In 319 regular season games, Keefe led the Marlies to a 199-89-22-9 record and won the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL’s top team in the regular season on two occasions. He led the Marlies to a 38-21 record in four post-season appearances, including the franchise’s first Calder Cup championship in 2018. Keefe joined the Marlies after a three-year stint as head coach for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. In two seasons with the Greyhounds, the club posted a regular season record of 98-29-2-7 while reaching the second round (2013-14) and third round (2014-15) of the playoffs. Keefe also served as GM and head coach of the CCHL’s Pembroke Lumber Kings, capturing five consecutive league championships (20072011). Record with Maple Leafs: 0 Games, 0-0-0

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-10-4 – 22 Points) vs.

ARIZONA COYOTES (13-7-2 – 28 Points)

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 ▪ 9:00 PM EST



ALL-TIME RECORD:37-53-8-2 (100 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:16-26-6-0 (48 Games)
LAST 10:2-7-1


GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (29), Jason Spezza (22), Tyson Barrie (21)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (9), John Tavares (9), Jake Muzzin (6)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (12), Jake Muzzin (10), Morgan Rielly (6), John Tavares (6)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (21), Jake Muzzin (16), John Tavares (15)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jake Muzzin (34), Nick Shore (8), Zach Hyman (6), Morgan Rielly (6)


GOALS FOR (Rank):72 (8th)61 (t-17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):        79 (30th)49 (2nd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):13/74 [17.6%] (18th)12/70 [17.1%] (20th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):57/78 [73.1%] (27th)55/67 [82.1%] (t-14th)
SHOTS (Rank):763 (2nd)672 (t-14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1161 (1st)940 (14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.5% (2nd)48.4% (24th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.8% (1st)48.8% (24th)


FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:Nov. 10, 1979 at WPG (Toronto 8, Winnipeg 4)
ALL-TIME RECORD:37-53-8-2 (100 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:21-27-2-2 (52 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:16-26-6-0 (48 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:Dec. 28, 2017 (Toronto 7, Arizona 4)


Martin MarincinFirst NHL point (Jan. 24, 2014 (EDM) vs. PHX)
Auston Matthews 100th career NHL game (Nov. 20, 2017 vs. ARI)
Jake MuzzinFirst NHL goal (Jan. 26, 2013 (LAK) at PHX)
William Nylander 100th career NHL point (Dec. 28, 2017 at ARI)


GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS14 (Marner, Rielly)
POINTS27 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Matthews)
PIMs16 (Kerfoot, Rielly)
SHOTS86 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.2% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.8% (Spezza)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS50 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME25:11 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:24 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:25 (Ceci)


Frederik Andersen– Is 3-2-0 on the road this season with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.
– Has a 7-3-4 record with a .933 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average in 15 career games against Arizona.- Fifth in the NHL in saves (489) and sixth in even-strength saves (386).
Tyson Barrie– Eighth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (59).
– Has assists (2) in consecutive games heading into tonight.
Cody Ceci– Tied for 12th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (45).- One of 12 NHLers to have recorded at least 40 hits (40) and 40 blocked shots (45).
Travis Dermott– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.3 percent in 10 games since returning from injury.
Pierre Engvall– Made his NHL debut on November 19 at Vegas and played 9:27 in ice time.
Frederik Gauthier– Has won 61.0 percent (75 won, 48 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
Justin Holl– Has a 5-on-5 unblocked shot attempt percentage of 53.2, which is the highest among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Zach Hyman– Scored his first goal of the season November 19 at Vegas.
– Averaging 18:05 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 10 road games.
Kasimir Kaskisuo

– Made his NHL debut on November 16 at Pittsburgh.

Auston Matthews

-Fifth among NHL skaters in goals (14).- Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (10).- Fifth in the NHL in shots on goal (86).- Has recorded a goal and an assist in three career games at Arizona. – Has one goal, six assists in 10 games on the road and 13 goals, seven assists in 13 games at home.
Ilya Mikheyev– Leads the NHL in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Leads all NHL rookies in shots on goal (54).
Jake Muzzin– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (21:51).- One of five NHL defencemen to have registered at least 45 hits (50) and at least 45 shots on goal (45).
William Nylander– Averaging 18:33 per game in ice time against Pacific Division opposition, his highest average against a single division.- Has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) through nine games in November.
Nic Petan– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.9 percent (115 for,
65 against) through nine games, which is the second-highest percentage among NHLers who have appeared in at least 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).- Sixth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (25:11).- 10th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (29.2). 
Nick Shore– Tied for second among all NHLers in defensive zone starts (145).
John Tavares– Has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in eight games since returning from injury on November 5 vs. Los Angeles.- Recorded eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in seven road games thus far in 2019-20.- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (58.8% – 40 won, 28 lost).


Tyson BarrieHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
Jason Spezza Has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.


John Tavares Two assists from 400 career NHL assists.Two games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf.


Pierre EngvallFirst NHL game (November 19 at VGK)
Kasimir KaskisuoFirst NHL game (November 16 at PIT)


Alex Kerfoot (Dental Fractures)Out indefinitely.
Mitch Marner (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 49


November 18 Recalled forward Pierre Engvall from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).Placed forward Trevor Moore on injured reserve.


LAST GAME Coyotes 3, Kings 0 – Nov. 18, 2019 – Gila River Arena ARI Goals: Garland (10, GWG), Stepan (4, PPG), Chychrun (5, PPG) ARI Goalie: Antti Raanta (W) – 31 saves on 31 shots LAK Goalie: Jack Campbell (L) – 24 saves on 27 shots PP: 2-4 PK: 4-4 Notes: Vinnie Hinostroza skated in his 200th career NHL game…Antti Raanta secured his first shutout of the season and first since Mar. 31, 2018…The Coyotes recorded consecutive shutouts for the first time since March 29, 31 and Apr. 3, 2012…Conor Garland (1- 1-2), Christian Dvorak (0-2-2), and Nick Schmaltz (0-2-2) all recorded multi-point games.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS Nov. 9 – Assigned goaltender Eric Comrie to Tucson for conditioning (AHL) INJURY UPDATE (total man games lost to injury: 38 games) Niklas Hjalmarsson…IR…Lower Body

PACK FACTS Nick Schmaltz (1-7-8) leads the team in home scoring. The Coyotes five wins when trailing first are tied for the fourth-most in the NHL. Christian Dvorak leads the NHL with a 62.5 FO%. The Coyotes are 8-1-2 when Clayton Keller records a point this season. Arizona has outshot their opponent by 57 in the first period which leads the NHL. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is one goal away from tying Calle Johansson (119 goals) for the fifth-most by a Swedish-born player in NHL history. The Coyotes are 8-1-1 when scoring the first goal of the game and 7-0-0 when scoring a PPG. Derek Stepan ranks sixth among US-born skaters with 459 points since entering the NHL in 2010. The Coyotes 89.7% home penalty kill percentage is fourth in the League. The Coyotes are the only team that has played in at least three shootouts to not lose and they lead the NHL with an 83.3 shooting percentage. Phil Kessel enters tonight having played in 796 consecutive games, which is the third longest active streak (Keith Yandle: 818 games, Patrick Marleau: 806 games) and the seventh longest streak in NHL history. He last missed a game on Halloween night in 2009. Alex Goligoski entered the 2019-20 as one of four NHL defensemen to have at least 10 consecutive 20 assist or more seasons (Keith Yandle, Duncan Keith, Ryan Suter) and currently leads Coyotes blueliners in scoring with 1-10-11. Last year, Lawson Crouse set a franchise record with 288 hits, which ranked second in the NHL…His 533 career hits are the most by any player drafted in 2015. Among American-born players, Phil Kessel only trails Patrick Kane in goals and points since 2006-07. … Michael Grabner’s 22 career SHGs are second (Brad Marchand: 26 SHGs) among all active players.


Thur. Nov. 21 7:00 p.m. Vs. TOR Gila River Arena FOX Sports Arizona 910 AM

Sat. Nov. 23 2:00 p.m. At LAK Staples Center FOX Sports Arizona+ 910 AM

Sun. Nov. 24 6:00 p.m. Vs. EDM Gila River Arena FOX Sports Arizona+ 910 AM

. STORYLINES VS. TORONTO Arizona wraps up a three-game homestand against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Coyotes enter tonight having won four of their last five games and have gone 6-3-1 during their recent 10-game in 17 day stretch (Nov. 2-18). If the Coyotes post another shutout, it would be just the fourth time in franchise history the team shutout their opponent in three consecutive games. Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s next point will surpass him with Radim Vrbata for 11th on the franchise points list and his next assist will tie him with Randy Carlyle (226) for the fifth-most assists in franchise history. Derek Stepan is two assists away from 300 career NHL assists

. Season Series: 2/11 at TOR The Coyotes were 2-0-0 vs. TOR last season: at TOR: Jan. 20 (W, 4-2), vs. TOR: Feb. 16 (W, 2-0) ARI owns a 55-36-8-1 all-time record vs the Maple Leafs and are 26-16-6-1 at home. The Coyotes are 14-3-1 in their last 18 games against the Leafs. Phil Kessel recorded 181-213-394 in 446 career games with the Maple Leafs from 2009-15.


Derek Stepan…4-16-20…26 career games Michael Grabner…9-5-14…22 career games Carl Soderberg…6-4-10…15 career games

SHUT DOWN, LOCK DOWN – Arizona’s 49 goals against are the second-fewest in the NHL, only trailing the New York Islanders (46 goals). – The Coyotes have posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since the team posted three consecutive shutouts from Mar. 27- Apr. 3, 2012… It’s also the sixth time in franchise history the team had a multi-game shutout streak. – The consecutive shutouts was the first time in franchise history the feat was done by two different goaltenders. – Since Jan. 1, 2018, the Coyotes have given up the second-fewest goals in the NHL (375 goals) and only trail the Dallas Stars (360 goals).

TALK OF THE TOWN – The Coyotes enter tonight with a 13-5-2 record in their last 20 games and have posted the third-most points in the NHL since that date (WSH: 30 points, NYI: 29 points). – Arizona won seven games in the month of October for just the sixth time in franchise history (1982, 1999, 2000, 2009, 2013). – The Coyotes became the first team in NHL history to defeat the past two Stanley Cup champions on consecutive nights on the road (Nov. 11-12). – On Oct. 25 and 28, the Coyotes came from two goals behind in both games and won, which was just the third time in franchise history (Mar. 18-20, 2010 and Feb. 21-23, 2012) that they won consecutive games after trailing by multiple goals.

KUEMPERATURE CHECK Darcy Kuemper went 13 consecutive games (Mar. 23-Oct. 22) allowing two goals or less which is a new franchise record and the 12th longest in NHL history…. He posted a 7-4-2 mark with a .954 SV% and 1.41 GAA during his record-breaking stretch. – Since Jan. 6, 2019, the 29-year-old’s seven shutouts the second-most in the NHL (Sergei Bobrovsky: 8). His next shutout will surpass Curtis Joseph (8 shutouts) for the sixth-most in franchise history. – His .937 SV% ranks second while his 1.85 GAA leads all NHL goaltenders. – Kuemper, along with Antti Raanta, are ranked among the Coyotes franchise leaders in 30 plus save shutouts.

Sheldon Keefe

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