National champion Dinos return home with Cup — Calgary Herald

They handed Adam Sinagra the MVP award after Saturday’s Vanier Cup game, but he quickly placed it back on the table. No disrespect intended, but there was a better-looking trophy he was most eager to get his hands on. Read More

National champion Dinos return home with Cup — Calgary Herald

MAPLE LEAFS AT RED WINGS PREGAME NOTES: Frederik Andersen has an 8-0-1 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.53 goals-against average in nine career games against Detroit.- Tied for the NHL lead in wins (11).- Fourth in the NHL in saves (553) and tied for fifth in even-strength saves (440).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (11-10-4 – 26 Points) vs.

DETROIT RED WINGS (7-16-3 – 17 Points)

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST



ALL-TIME RECORD:291-281-93-5 (670 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:117-173-46-2 (338 Games)
LAST 10:7-1-2


GAMES PLAYED:Morgan Rielly (25), John Tavares (23), Jason Spezza (22)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (10), John Tavares (9), Jason Spezza (8)
ASSISTS:John Tavares (23), Morgan Rielly (10), Jason Spezza (8)
POINTS:John Tavares (32), Auston Matthews (16), Jason Spezza (16)
PENALTY MINUTES:Mitch Marner (10), Jason Spezza (10), Jake Muzzin (9)


GOALS FOR (Rank):80 (t-7th)59 (t-29th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       83 (t-26th)97 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):14/76 [18.4%] (t-19th)11/81 [13.6%] (28th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):62/84 [73.8%] (25th)61/83 [73.5%] (27th)
SHOTS (Rank):824 (6th)759 (t-17th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1282 (1st)1026 (22nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.5% (3rd)47.5% (24th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.1% (2nd)49.3% (20th)


FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:January 4, 1927 at Detroit (Toronto 2, Detroit Cougars 1)
ALL-TIME RECORD:291-281-93-5 (670 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:174-108-47-3 (332 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:117-173-46-2 (338 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:Oct. 12, 2019 (Toronto 5, Detroit 2)


Trevor MooreFirst NHL game (December 23, 2018 vs. DET)
First NHL point (Assist) (December 23, 2018 vs. DET)
Jake Muzzin100th NHL game (January 18, 2014 (LAK) at DET)
First game as a Maple Leaf (February 1, 2019 at DET)
Morgan Rielly100th NHL game (December 10, 2013 at DET)
100th NHL assist (October 18, 2017 vs. DET)
Nick ShoreFirst Maple Leaf goal (October 12, 2019 at DET)


GOALS16 (Matthews)
ASSISTS14 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)
POINTS30 (Matthews)
PIMs18 (Kerfoot, Rielly)
SHOTS91 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.7% (Matthews)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.9% (Petan)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS55 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:58 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME3:29 (Ceci)


Frederik Andersen– Is 5-2-0 on the road this season with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.
– Has an 8-0-1 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.53 goals-against average in nine career games against Detroit.- Tied for the NHL lead in wins (11).- Fourth in the NHL in saves (553) and tied for fifth in even-strength saves (440).
Tyson Barrie– Tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (65).
– Tied for fifth among NHL defencemen in points (2-2-4; 3 GP) since November 19. 
Cody Ceci– Tied for 12th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (50).- Fourth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (87:02).
Frederik Gauthier– Has won 58.1 percent (79 won, 57 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
Justin Holl– Tied for the Maple Leafs lead in shifts per game since November 23 at Pittsburgh (31 shifts/game; 4 GP).- Has a 5-on-5 unblocked shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent, which leads all Maple Leafs defencemen.
Zach Hyman– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.2 percent, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.
– Averaging 18:26 per game in ice time through six games since returning from injury.
Kasperi Kapanen– Leads the Maple Leafs in goals on the road (5) and is tied for the team lead for points on the road this season with 10 (5-5-9) in 12 road games.- Has five career goals and seven career points in 10 games against Detroit, which are his highest goal and point totals against a single opponent.
Auston Matthews– Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in goals (16).- Third among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (11).- Seventh in the NHL in shots on goal (91).- Has 16 points (10 goals, 6 assists) in 12 career games against the Red Wings.
Ilya Mikheyev– Tied for the NHL lead in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Leads all NHL rookies in shots on goal (61).- Ranks second among Maple Leaf skaters in shots on goal (16) over the last five games. 
Jake Muzzin– Tied for fifth among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9).- Tied for 17th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.2).- One of six NHL defencemen and 16 NHL skaters to have registered at least 50 hits (55) and at least 50 shots on goal (50).
William Nylander– Has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 14 career games against the Red Wings.- Has recorded 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in 11 games during the month of November.- Leads the Maple Leafs in shots on goal (17) over the last five games. 
Nic Petan– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.9 percent (129 for,
76 against) through 10 games, which is the highest percentage among NHLers who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Morgan Rielly– Tied for 15th among NHL defencemen in points (3-14-17).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-9-12).- Ninth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:58).- Eighth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (29.1). 
John Tavares– Has recorded 32 points (9 goals, 23 assists) in 23 career games against the Red Wings, which is the second-highest point total against Detroit since 2009-10 when Tavares entered the League. – Has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in five games against Atlantic Division opposition this season.- Ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in less than 20 games (18) in faceoffs won (180).- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (56.9% – 41 won, 31 lost).


Tyson BarrieHas goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-3-5) in four consecutive games.
Pierre EngvallHas points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.
Jake MuzzinHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.


Frederik AndersenFive wins from 200 career NHL wins.
Morgan RiellyFive games from 500 career NHL games.
John TavaresTwo assists from 400 career NHL assists.


John Tavares100th game as a Maple Leaf (November 23 at Colorado)


Mitch Marner (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 53


November 25Recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies.


MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)

Danny DeKeyser – Lower Body (18 / Oct. 23)

Trevor Daley – Lower Body (14 / Nov. 4)

Justin Abdelkader – Upper Body (10 / Nov. 12)

Adam Erne – Hand (7 / Nov. 23)

Mike Green – Upper Body (7 / Nov. 21)

Anthony Mantha – Lower Body (1 / Nov. 24)

Total Man Games Lost: 96

Individual Man Games Lost:

Luke Glendening (11), Jonathan Ericsson (8), Patrik Nemeth (5), Frans Nielsen (4), Givani Smith (3), Andreas Athanasiou (2), Filip Hronek (2), Dennis Cholowski (1), Darren Helm (1)


11/20 – Recalled C Christoffer Ehn and D Joe Hicketts from Grand Rapids…Placed RW Givani Smith on IR retroactive to 11/14 11/22 – Removed RW Givani Smith from IR and assigned him to Grand Rapids

11/23 – Assigned D Joe Hicketts to Grand Rapids…Removed D Patrik Nemeth from IR

11/24 – Recalled RW Filip Zadina from Grand Rapids…Placed D Mike Green on IR .

RED WINGS vs. MAPLE LEAFS TONIGHT: 671st all-time meeting, 339th in DET…2nd of 4 games this season, 2nd of 2 at LCA

ALL-TIME vs. TOR: 286-284-93-7 / HOME: 175-113-46-4 / LAST 10: 3-6-1 / IN 2018-19: 2-1-1 /


DET top scorers vs. TOR: Mike Green (5-20-25 in 42 GP), Frans Nielsen (10-8-18 in 40 GP), Dylan Larkin (6-7-13 in 16 GP), Justin Abdelkdaer (5-4-9 in 23 GP), Valtteri Filppula (4-5-9 in 26 GP)

TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (9-23-32 in 23 GP), Auston Matthews (10-6-16 in 12 GP), Jason Spezza (8-8-16 in 22 GP), Morgan Reilly (4-10-14 in 25 GP), Mitchell Marner (4-5-9 in 13 GP)

FIRSTS: Mike Green scored his 1st NHL goal on 2/3/06 vs. TOR (with WSH)…Darren Helm recorded his 1st career hat trick on 3/29/14 at TOR…Dylan Larkin scored in his NHL debut on 10/9/15 vs. TOR…Filip Hronek had his 1st NHL assist/point on 10/11/18 vs. TOR…Christoffer Ehn had his 1st NHL assist/point (10/11/18 vs. TOR) and goal (12/23/18 at TOR) against TOR.

NOTES: DET G Jonathan Bernier spent 3 seasons in TOR, compiling a 59-68-17 record, 2.81 GAA, 0.915 save percentage and six shutouts in 151 games from 2013-16…Injured DET D Trevor Daley grew up in Toronto, where he played in his 1,000th NHL game on 12/23/18…TOR F Auston Matthews (2013-15) and F Nick Shore (2008-10) are graduates of the U.S. NTDP in Ann Arbor/Plymouth, MI…TOR F Zach Hyman was Dylan Larkin’s linemate at the University of Michigan in 2014-15 and totaled 89 points (35-54-89) in 151 games at the school from 2011-15…TOR F Jason Spezza started his pro career with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins by skating in 3 playoff games in 2001-02…TOR president Brendan Shanahan won three Stanley Cups with DET and amassed 633 points (309-324633) in 716 games from 1996-06…TOR assistant coach Jim Hiller played at Northern Michigan University (1989-92) and for DET (21 games in 1992-93) before serving as an assistant coach for DET in 2014-15.

RECENT RECAPS Nov. 24 vs. CAR – 2-0 L DET’s winless skid extended to 6 (0-4-2) as it was shut out for the 3rd time this season…DET had 1 PP, matching a season low (4 times, MR: 11/14 at LA)…DET’s 19 shots equaled a season low (also 11/10 vs. VGK)…Jimmy Howard stopped 34-of-35 shots for a season-best 0.971 SV%…Filip Zadina made his DET season debut, registering 3 shot attempts in 15:04 TOI in his 10th career NHL game.

Nov. 23 at NJ – 5-1 L Taro Hirose scored for the 2nd time in his last 3 games…Madison Bowey assisted on Hirose’s goal, which gives him the most productive 8-game stretch of his NHL career with 6 points (1-5-6) since Nov. 8…Anthony Mantha exited the game in the 1st period with a lower-body injury…Dylan McIlrath logged his 1st fighting major with DET in a 3rd-period scrap with Wayne SimmondsPatrik Nemeth returned to the lineup after missing 5 games with an infected cut, logging 23:16 time on ice with 2 hits and 2 blocked shots.

Nov. 21 at CBJ – 5-4 L Robby Fabbri notched his 8th point (3-5-8) in his 7th game with DET…Filip Hronek skated a DET season-high 27:18 TOI…Frans Nielsen skated in his 250th game with DET and recorded his 1st point of the season with an assist.

TURKEY TRADITION Since the Red Wings moved from Olympia to Joe Louis Arena in December 1979, it has hosted a Thanksgiving Eve game in 31 of 37 seasons (including tonight but excluding 3 seasons that were shortened/canceled due to work stoppages).

DET has played on the night prior to Thanksgiving each year since 1991, counting road games on 4 occasions. DET’s record when they host a home game on this night is 19-8-1-2, beginning with the 1980-81 season when a home game on this night became a near annual occasion (DET had only hosted a Thanksgiving Eve game in 3 of the previous 10 seasons prior to that).

EARLY RETURNS With 8 points (3-5-8) in his 1st 9 games with DET, Robby Fabbri has a chance to become one of the team’s most productive trade acquisitions in recent history. Since 1995-96, only 3 players have produced more points in their 1st 10 games (regular-season and playoffs) with DET than Fabbri after being acquired via trade.

Clippers Dominate in Dallas — High Velocity Sport

Clippers Dominate in Dallas With Wednesday’s NBA schedule loaded with games, Tuesday’s slate was comparatively meager as one would expect. Below is a look at the two games, beginning with the Clippers shutting down Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, followed by some early injury notes for Wednesday’s games. As for Porzingis, he shot 4-of-13 from […]

Clippers Dominate in Dallas — High Velocity Sport

KNICKS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: “The Raptors have matched a franchise record with seven straight victories at home to open the season. Toronto also began the 2018-19 campaign with seven consecutive wins at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are one of just four teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season, joining Boston (6-0), Miami (7 -0) and Philadelphia (7-0).”


RAPTORS NOTES • The Toronto Raptors complete their two-game homestand (Nov. 25-27) Wednesday night when they host the New York Knicks at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won 14 of their past 15 games against New York, including the past six meetings. Toronto has won seven in a row vs. the Knicks at home. In four games against the Knicks last season, Pascal Siakam averaged 20.8 points, while Fred VanVleet led the Raptors averaging 7.5 assists.

• The Raptors have matched a franchise record with seven straight victories at home to open the season. Toronto also began the 2018-19 campaign with seven consecutive wins at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are one of just four teams in the NBA still without a loss at home this season, joining Boston (6-0), Miami (7 -0) and Philadelphia (7-0).

• With Monday’s victory over Philadelphia, Toronto tied an NBA record with its 32nd consecutive victory at home vs. the Atlantic Division. The Raptors’ last loss at Scotiabank Arena against an Atlantic Division foe was Nov. 10, 2015 vs. New York. Since 1970-71 (the division format era), Golden State (Oct. 30, 2013 – Apr. 12, 2017) and Utah (Nov. 15, 1996 – Apr. 12, 1999) are the only other teams to win 32 straight games at home vs. divisional opponents.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson matched his season-high with 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to earn his second double-double of the season Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. Over his past eight games, Hollis-Jefferson has scored in double digits four times (Nov. 10-25), averaging 10.9 points during this stretch.

• Toronto will play 11 of 16 games at home in the month of December after playing eight of 13 on the road in November. December is Toronto’s busiest month of the season and includes three back-to-back sets. Ten of Toronto’s 16 games in December are against teams currently with a +.500. The Raptors are 2-4 this season vs. teams that have a winning record.

• Toronto held Philadelphia to .409 (36-for-88) shooting from the field on Monday night. It marked the seventh time this season the Raptors have held their opposition to a shooting percentage under 41 per cent from the floor. The Raptors currently lead the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.413) and rank seventh in opponent three-point field goal percentage (.337).

Fred VanVleet recorded 24 points and eight assists in 38 minutes of play Monday night against Philadelphia. VanVleet has now scored 20 or more points in five of the last six games, averaging 23.0 points during this stretch. He has also had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last 12 games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 25). During this span, VanVleet has totaled 98 assists compared to 30 turnovers.

Terence Davis ll has scored in double digits in three of the past four games (Nov. 18-25), averaging 13.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists during this stretch. Davis ranks sixth among rookies in field goal percentage (.493) and fourth in three-point field goal shooting percentage (.450).

• Toronto ranks first in the NBA with a .393 three-point shooting percentage and fourth in three-pointers made per game (14.1) – behind only Houston (15.2), New Orleans (15.0) and Dallas (14.5).



MIN: 29.5 REB: 5.1 AST: 1.5 STL: 0.9 TO: 1.1 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 11.8

• Totaled 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 35 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Has scored 10 or more points eight times, including two 20-point performances. • Ranks fourth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.491); has made multiple threes in eight games.


MIN: 37.1 REB: 8.4 AST: 4.0 STL: 0.8 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 25.7

Finished with a team-high 25 points and seven rebounds in 40 minutes of play Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Has recorded six games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season. • Tied for ninth in the NBA in scoring (25.7) and ranks sixth in minutes per game (37.1).


MIN: 28.8 REB: 6.8 AST: 3.5 STL: 0.44 TO: 1.5 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.0

• Matched his season-high with nine assists in 35 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia; added six rebounds. • Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.


MIN: 27.6 REB: 4.0 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.7 TO: 1.5 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 11.8

• Recorded 10 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Averaging 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 31.0 minutes in eight games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in five straight games (Nov. 16-25); averaging 17.6 points during this stretch.


MIN: 38.0 REB: 3.9 AST: 7.7 STL: 1.8 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 18.5

• Finished with 24 points, eight assists and two steals in 38 minutes Nov. 25 vs. Philadelphia. • Has recorded at least five assists in 16 games this season (Oct. 22-Nov. 25) – the longest streak of his career. • Ranks eighth in the NBA in assists (7.7) and first in minutes per game (38.0).


Dewan Hernandez (Right thumb; sprain) – Out

Serge Ibaka (Right ankle; sprain) – Doubtful

Stanley Johnson (Left groin; stress reaction) – Out

Kyle Lowry (Left thumb; distal phalanx fracture) – Out

Patrick McCaw (Left knee; surgery) – Out

Matt Thomas (Left middle finger; distal phalanx fracture) – Out


2018-19 4-0 2-0 2-0

ALL-TIME 52-41 30-16 22-25

STREAKS Won 6 Won 7 Won 3

LAST WIN: March 28, 2019 (117-92)

LAST HOME WIN: March 18, 2018 (128-92)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +36, March 18, 2019

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -46, April 15, 1996


NEW YORK – Pascal Siakam scored 31 points and the Toronto Raptors routed the New York Knicks for the second time in 11 nights, winning 117- 92 to sweep the season series … Toronto rested Kawhi Leonard, just as it did in its 128-92 victory at home on March 18 … The Raptors led by as many as 31 points, never trailed and were up by at least 15 for the entire second half … Danny Green added 15 points on five 3-pointers for the Raptors, who also were without OG Anunoby because of lingering concussion-like symptoms after he took a hit to the head in their victory over Chicago … Rookie Mitchell Robinson had season highs of 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their fifth straight and fell to 1-13 over the last month … The Knicks started 4 for 17 and fell behind 22-10, and the game never really got much closer … It was 30-18 after one, grew to 55-33 when Siakam made a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left in the half, and Toronto led 55-36 at the break after making 12 3-pointers while the Knicks went 1 for 13.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 30 25 32 30 117

NEW YORK 18 18 28 28 92


New York Knicks:

Allen, Kadeem Out G League – Two-Way

Barrett, RJ Probable Injury/Illness – Illness.

Brazdeikis, Ignas Out G League – On Assignment

Bullock, Reggie Out Injury/Illness – Neck; cervical disc herniation

Knox II, Kevin Probable Injury/Illness – Left Quadricep; contused

Ntilikina, Frank Probable Injury/Illness – Left Quadricep; contused; sore groin

Payton, Elfrid Out Injury/Illness – Right Hamstring; strained

Rabb, Ivan Out G League – Two-Way –

Toronto Raptors

Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Thumb; Sprain

Ibaka, Serge Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain –

Johnson, Stanley Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Stress reaction –

Lowry, Kyle Out Injury/Illness – Left Thumb; Fracture; distal phalanx –

McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery –

Thomas , Matt Out Injury/Illness – Left Finger; Middle; distal phalanx fracture –

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Marcus Smart is loved by Celtics fans everywhere, but somehow he continuously finds ways to increase that support. The Boston guard recently joined “The Lowe Post” podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss a host of topics, one being his robe that he often wears into arenas for shootarounds and games. Well it turns out…

Here’s Background Story Behind Marcus Smart’s Decision To Always Wear Robes —