TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (15-13-4 – 34 Points) vs.
CALGARY FLAMES (17-12-4 – 38 Points)
DECEMBER 12, 2019 ▪ 9:00 PM EST
SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME (CALGARY, AB) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||61-59-12-4 (136 Games)|
|ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:||25-40-5-2 (72 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY
|GAMES PLAYED:||Jake Muzzin (30), Jason Spezza (26), Tyson Barrie (22)|
|GOALS:||John Tavares (7), Jason Spezza (6), Zach Hyman (4)|
|ASSISTS:||Jake Muzzin (15), Tyson Barrie (14), John Tavares (9)|
|POINTS:||Jake Muzzin (17), John Tavares (16), Tyson Barrie (16)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||Jason Spezza (33), Jake Muzzin (14), Tyson Barrie (6), Morgan Rielly (6)|
MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||103 (t-5th)||88 (20th)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||102 (26th)||98 (t-21st)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||18/88 [20.4%] (12th)||19/103 [18.4%] (t-15th)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||77/100 [77.0%] (26th)||92/110 [83.6%] (t-9th)|
|SHOTS (Rank):||1070 (4th)||1031 (8th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||1634 (2nd)||1534 (5th)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||53.0% (5th)||50.9% (11th)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||52.5% (2nd)||48.5% (25th)|
MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES
|FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:||November 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||61-59-12-4 (136 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:||36-19-7-2 (64 Games)|
|ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:||25-40-5-2 (72 Games)|
|LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME:||March 4, 2019 (Toronto 6, Calgary 2)|
MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. FLAMES
|Morgan Rielly||400th NHL game (Oct. 29, 2018 vs. CGY)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|ASSISTS||18 (Marner, Rielly)|
|POWER PLAY POINTS||10 (Matthews)|
|SHORTHANDED POINTS||2 (Engvall, Kapanen)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||57.4% (Matthews)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||57.7% (Petan)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||58 (Ceci)|
|TOI PER GAME||24:41 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:03 (Marner)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||3:15 (Ceci)|
MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES
|Frederik Andersen||– Is 8-3-0 on the road this season with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.|
– Has made 12 career appearances against Calgary and is 8-1-1 with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.- Tied for second in the NHL in wins (15).- Second in the NHL in saves (721) and even-strength saves (598).- Tied for third in the NHL in shootout saves (11).
|Tyson Barrie||– Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (82).|
– Has been on the ice for the third-most shot attempts for (626) among NHL skaters.
– Has an on-ice shot attempt differential of plus-110, which ranks 10th among NHL defencemen.- Leads all Maple Leafs skaters and is tied for 24th among NHLers in slap shots taken (23).
|Cody Ceci||– Eighth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (104:05).- Has started 199 shifts in the defensive zone, which is tied for the 10th-most defensive zone starts among all NHL skaters.|
|Justin Holl||– Had his first career multi-point game (0-2-2) on December 10 at Vancouver.- Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 53.8 percent at 5-on-5, which leads Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.|
|Michael Hutchinson||– Sixth among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in fewer than 10 games in saves (197).|
|Zach Hyman||– Tied his career-long goal streak (3 games) with his goal on December 10 at Vancouver.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.0 percent, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have played 10 games.|
– Averaging 17:44 per game in ice time through 13 games since returning from injury, which ranks fifth among Toronto forwards.
|Kasperi Kapanen||– Ranks second among Maple Leafs in points on the road with 14 (6 goals, 8 assists) in 17 road games this season.- Tied for sixth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (6-7-13).- One of 18 NHL skaters to have recorded at least five shorthanded shots on goal (5) and five shorthanded takeaways (5).|
|Alex Kerfoot||– Averages 12:40 per game in even-strength ice time, which ranks ninth among Toronto forwards.- Has won 59.3 percent (16 won, 11 lost) of his faceoffs over his last three games played.|
|Mitch Marner||– Ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in 25 or fewer games in assists (18).- Tied for 11th in the NHL in takeaways (29).- Ranks eighth among NHL forwards in shifts per game (25.8).- Averages 2.58 assists per 60 minutes of ice time and 3.15 points per 60 minutes of ice time.|
|Auston Matthews||– Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in goals (19).- Tied for fifth among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (14).- Tied for 12th among NHL skaters in points (19-15-34).- Tied for seventh in the NHL with 118 shots on goal.- Has been on the ice for a team-high 46 of the Maple Leafs’ 103 goals.|
|Ilya Mikheyev||– Tied for fifth among NHL skaters in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Second among NHL rookies in shots on goal (76).- Tied for the lead among NHL rookies and tied for third on the Maple Leafs in even-strength points (4-13-17).- Leads NHL rookies and the Maple Leafs in even-strength assists (13).|
|Jake Muzzin||– Leads Maple Leafs defencemen in takeaways (16).- Tied for 22nd among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (9).- One of eight NHL defencemen and 23 NHL skaters to have registered at least 60 hits (67) and at least 60 shots on goal (61).- Averages 0:47 in ice time per shift, which is tied for the fourth-lowest average shift length among defencemen who average at least 21:00 per game in ice time.|
|William Nylander||– Has notched eight primary assists, which is tied for third among Toronto skaters. – Has registered at least one point in 19 of Toronto’s 32 games. – Has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 12 games against Western Conference opponents.- Has recorded five points (1-4-5) in six career games against the Flames.|
|Morgan Rielly||– Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (3-18-21).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in even-strength points|
(3-12-15).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in even-strength assists (12).- Ranks 10th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:41).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.6).- Has 10 assists in 17 road games this season.
|Jason Spezza||– Averaging 3.1 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which ranks third among Toronto skaters.- Has recorded 10 (4-6-10) of his 12 points this season in 13 road games.|
|John Tavares||– Has 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 14 career games against Calgary.- Averaging 2.80 shots on goal per game, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Leads the Maple Leafs in faceoff wins (231). Ranks second among NHLers who have played 25 or fewer games in faceoff wins.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 56.2 percent when the Maple Leafs are leading in games.|
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Zach Hyman||Has goals (4) in three consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Has assists (4) in two consecutive games.|
|Auston Matthews||Has goals (3) in two consecutive games.|
|Frederik Andersen||One win from 200 career NHL wins.|
|Pontus Aberg||Maple Leaf debut (December 7 at St. Louis)First point as a Maple Leaf (December 7 at St. Louis)|
|Andreas Johnsson (Leg)||On injured reserve.|
|Trevor Moore (Shoulder)||On injured reserve.|
|Man Games Lost: 66|
|December 6||– Placed forward Andreas Johnsson on the LTIR.|
– Recalled forwards Pontus Aberg and Nic Petan, as well as defenceman Martin Marincin from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
FLAMES LAST GAME HIGHLIGHTS DECEMBER 10, 2019
– CALGARY FLAMES  vs. ARIZONA COYOTES 
The Calgary Flames entered the Gila River Arena on the second game of a back-to-back for the Flames. This one was all Flames as they jumped out to an early two-goal lead in the first period thanks to Michael Frolik and Johnny Gaudreau. The Flames would add another two goals in the second period and one in the third to take this one 5-2 over the Coyotes to extend their winning-streak to six straight games. CGY GOAL SCORERS: Frolik (3), Gaudreau (7), Rinaldo (2), Monahan (10), Lucic (3) GOALIE: Cam Talbot (46-48, .958 Sv%) THREE STARS: Cam Talbot, Michael Frolik, Jakob Chychrun FLAMES LAST FIVE RESULTS, RECORD: 5-0-0-0
FLAMES RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Dec. 10 – recalled Matthew Phillips (RW) from Stockton (AHL) Dec. 4 – assigned Austin Czarnik (C) to Stockton (AHL) on conditioning stint. Dec. 1 – assigned Alexander Yelesin (D) to Stockton (AHL) Nov. 25 – activated TJ Brodie (D) off IR; assigned Brandon Davidson (D) to Stockton (AHL) Nov. 20 – recalled Tobias Rieder (RW) and Alexander Yelesin (D) from Stockton (AHL); placed Sam Bennett (LW/C) on LTIR Nov. 19 – recalled Zac Rinaldo (LW) from Stockton (AHL); assigned Tobias Rieder (RW) to Stockton (AHL) Nov. 17 – recalled Dillon Dube (C) from Stockton (AHL); assigned Alan Quine (C) to Stockton (AHL) Nov. 15 – recalled Oliver Kylington (D) from Stockton; placed Juuso Valimaki (D) on LTIR
FLAMES RECENT INJURIES (Total man games lost – 45) Matthew Tkachuk: 1 Game – Upper Body (Dec. 10) Travis Hamonic: 6 Games – Lower Body (Nov. 19 – Nov. 30) TJ Brodie: 5 Games – Undisclosed (Nov. 16 – Nov. 23) Austin Czarnik: 18 Games – Upper Body (Oct. 5) / Lower Body (Oct. 26 – Nov. 30) Sam Bennett: 13 Games – Lower Body (Oct. 20 – Oct. 22)/ Upper Body (Nov. 17 – Dec. 10) Andrew Mangiapane: 2 Games – Upper Body (Oct. 19 – Oct. 20) Calgary Flames:
TONIGHT’S STORYLINES This is the first of two matchups this season between the Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flames and Leafs split the seasonseries in 2018-19 with both teams winning on the road. This is a Western Conference against Eastern Conference matchup; this season the Flames have a record of 9-3-1 against Eastern Conference opponents and a record of 5-0-0 against the Atlantic Division.
6IX: The Flames come into tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a six-game win streak that started back on November 27th in Buffalo. The Flames have also picked up points in eight-straight games with a record of 7-0-1. The Flames are yet to lose under new interim Head Coach, Geoff ward and have outscored their opponents 24-15 over this win-streak. This is currently the longest active win streak in the NHL.
SHOW ME THE MONEY: Flames centre, Sean Monahan is currently riding a seven-game-point-streak coming into tonight. During this point streak Monahan has five goals and three assists for eight points. He is also riding a four-game-goal-streak dating back to December 5th against the Sabres. The 25-year-old is now up to 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 33 games this season.
DEADLY DEPTH: Since Geoff Ward took over the Flames depth lines have produced on this six-game win streak. Derek Ryan, Milan Lucic, Zac Rinaldo, Michael Frolik and Dillon Dube had a combined 19 points in 26 games prior to Geoff Ward taking over as head coach; since Geoff Ward, those same players have combined for 23 points in six games. Another major contributor during this streak is Tobias Rieder who now three points in the last four games.
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: The Flames return home after a successful two-game road trip that saw them take down the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes in back-to-back nights. The Flames have a home record of 9-3-2 this season and have a +10 goal differential at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Sean Monahan leads the way for the Flames on home ice with 14 points (5G, 9A) in 14 games.
DID YOU KNOW?: With his goal on Tuesday and his 389th point of his career, Sean Monahan passed Joe Mullen’s 388 points for the 15th most points in Calgary Flames franchise history. Geoff Ward coached in his 900th NHL career game on Tuesday against the Avalanche. Ward’s coaching career includes being an assistant for the Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, and an Associate Coach and now Interim Head Coach in Calgary.
HOW THE FLAMES WERE BUILT: (* = injured) Draft (12): Andersson, Backlund, *Bennett, Brodie, Dube, Gaudreau, Jankowski, Kylington, Mangiapane, Monahan, Phillips, Tkachuk Free Agents (7): Frolik, Giordano, Rittich, Rieder, Rinaldo, Ryan, Talbot Trade (5): Lindholm, Lucic, Hamonic, Hanifin, Stone CALGARY FLAMES vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS GAME INFO: Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Game #34, Home Game #15) 7:00pm MT Scotiabank Saddledome TV: SNW Radio: Sportsnet 960
2019-20 Season Series: 0-0-0-0 (Home: 0-0-0-0, Road: 0-0-0-0)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS vs. TORONTO: Derek Ryan earned his first career NHL assist on November 22, 2016 against the Maple Leafs. Elias Lindholm notched the 200th point of his career which turned out to be a game-winning-goal on October 29, 2108 in Toronto. Mark Giordano scored his first career NHL goal against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs on October 14, 2006. Tobias Rieder noted his 100th career NHL point, a goal, on November 20, 2017 against the Maple Leafs.
CALGARY TIES ON THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: William Nylander was born in Calgary while is father, Michael was playing for the Flames from 1997-98 to 1998 – 99. His father played in a total of 64 games scoring 15 goals and notching 26 assists 41 points with the Flames.
TORONTO TIES ON THE CALGARY FLAMES: The Flames have a number of players from Toronto or the greater Toronto area. From Toronto are Flames Captain, Mark Giordano and forward Andrew Mangiapane. From the greater Toronto area is Sam Bennett (Holland Landing), Sean Monahan (Brampton), and Zac Rinaldo (Mississauga).
FLAMES RECENT MILESTONES: Matthew Tkachuk notched his 200th career NHL point with a goal on Dec. 9 at COL Dillon Dube recorded his first career multi-point game with a goal and an assist on Dec. 7 vs. LAK Mikael Backlund notched his 200th career assist on Dec. 7 vs. LAK Milan Lucic scored his 200th career goal on Dec. 7 vs. LAK Milan Lucic scored his first goal as a member of the Calgary Flames Tobias Rieder skated in his 400th career NHL game on Dec. 5 vs. BUF
FLAMES CAREER MILESTONES WITHIN REACH: GAMES PLAYED: Milan Lucic 47 GP GOALS: Michael Frolik Milan Lucic 7 G ASSISTS: Milan Lucic 23 A POINTS: Milan Lucic 30 PTS PENALTY MINUTES: Milan Lucic 52 PIMs WINS: Cam Talbot 4 Wins Noah Hanifin – 98 assists (2 away from 100) TJ Brodie – 598 games (2 away from 600) Cam Talbot – 297 games played (3 away from 300); 286 starts (14 away from 300) David Rittich – 92 games played (9 away from 100); 83 starts (18 away from 100) Sean Monahan – 389 point (11 away from 400) Elias Lindholm – 289 points (11 away from 300); 487 games (13 away from 500); 184 assists (16 away from 200) .