HURRICANES AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: Andersen is 8-4-3 at home this season with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. – Has made 10 career appearances against the Hurricanes and is 6-3-0 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.- Leads the NHL in wins (18).- Third in the NHL in saves (823) and second in even-strength saves (694).- Tied for third in the NHL in shootout saves (11).

CAROLINA HURRICANES (22-12-2 – 46 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-14-4 – 42 Points)

DECEMBER 23, 2019 ▪ 2:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CAROLINA

ALL-TIME RECORD:46-58-11-7 (122 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:23-31-5-2 (61 Games)
2018-19:1-2-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:6-4-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CAROLINA

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (42), John Tavares (37), Morgan Rielly (18)
GOALS:John Tavares (25), Jason Spezza (19), Tyson Barrie (3), Cody Ceci (3)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (21), John Tavares (19), Morgan Rielly (6)
POINTS:John Tavares (44), Jason Spezza (40), Morgan Rielly (8)
PENALTY MINUTES:John Tavares (26), Jason Spezza (20), Three players tied (6)

MAPLE LEAFS – HURRICANES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCAROLINA
GOALS FOR (Rank):124 (3rd)116 (t-10th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       114 (t-21st)94 (t-3rd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):21/100 [21.0%] (13th)27/113 [23.8%] (5th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):84/110 [76.3%] (26th)110/130 [84.6%] (4th)
SHOTS (Rank):1232 (4th)1219 (5th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1881 (t-1st)1725 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)55.3% (1st)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.4% (t-3rd)50.2% (16th)

MAPLE LEAFS – HURRICANES NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:October 31, 1979 vs. Hartford (Hartford 4, Toronto 2)
ALL-TIME RECORD:46-58-11-7 (122 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:23-31-5-2 (61 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:23-27-6-5 (61 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME:December 19, 2017 (Toronto 8, Carolina 1)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. HURRICANES

Frederik AndersenOriginally selected by Carolina in the seventh round (187th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
200th NHL game (Oct. 26, 2017 vs. CAR)
Travis Dermott100th NHL game (April 2, 2019 vs. CAR)
John Tavares700th NHL game (Dec. 11, 2018 at CAR)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS23 (Matthews)
ASSISTS22 (Marner)
POINTS41 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS12 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs30 (Muzzin)
SHOTS135 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%59.3% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Matthews, Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS63 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS39 (Marner)
HITS84 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:23 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME2:53 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME3:06 (Ceci)


MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 8-4-3 at home this season with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.
– Has made 10 career appearances against the Hurricanes and is 6-3-0 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.- Leads the NHL in wins (18).- Third in the NHL in saves (823) and second in even-strength saves (694).- Tied for third in the NHL in shootout saves (11).
Tyson Barrie– Averaging 14.3 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time, which is the seventh-highest average among NHL defencemen who have appeared in 30 games.
– Has been on the ice for the sixth-most shot attempts for (715) among NHL skaters.
– Has an on-ice shot attempt differential of plus-124, which is eighth among NHL defencemen.
Cody Ceci– Has an on-ice goal differential of plus-eight at even-strength, which is tied for the second highest even-strength goal differential among Toronto skaters.- Ninth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (114:39).- Has played 61.7 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the 11th-highest shorthanded time on ice percentage among NHLers who have appeared in at least 30 games.
Justin Holl– Has started his 44.7 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.- Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 53.0 percent at 5-on-5, which is the second-highest percentage among Toronto defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Michael Hutchinson– Fourth among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in 10 or fewer games in saves (226).
Zach Hyman– Tied his career-high for points in a game with three (2-1-3) on December 21 vs. Detroit
– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.7 percent, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have played 10 games.
– Averaging 15:30 per game in even-strength ice time, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs.  
Kasperi Kapanen– Seventh among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (6-8-14).- Has played 35.9 percent of the Maple Leafs’ shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Seventh among Toronto skaters in even-strength goals (5).- Lone Toronto forward to have recorded at least 20 hits (28) and 20 blocked shots (23) this season.
Mitch Marner– Averaging 0.54 primary assists per game, which is tied for eighth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 20 games.- Tied for 15th in the NHL in primary assists (14). – Third in the NHL in takeaways (39). Averages 4.43 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have skated in at least 20 games.- Ninth among NHL forwards in shifts per game (25.5).
Auston Matthews– Third among NHL skaters in goals (23).- Second among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (17).- 11th among NHL skaters in even-strength points (17-12-29).-  Tied for eighth in the NHL with 135 shots on goal.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 61.4 percent at 5-on-5, which is second among Toronto skaters.
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 9.1 shots on goal per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the fourth-highest average among NHLers who have played at least 60 shorthanded minutes.- Leads all NHL rookies in shorthanded ice time (72:22).- Leads NHL rookies and is third among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (6-14-20).
Jake Muzzin– Has drawn nine penalties this season, which leads Toronto defencemen and is tied for ninth among NHL defencemen.- 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 recorded nine primary assists, which is tied for fourth among Toronto skaters.  – Averages 2.23 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has recorded five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in eight career games against Carolina.
Morgan Rielly– Tied for 16th among NHL defencemen in points (3-21-24).- Tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-15-18).- Fourth among NHL defencemen in assists recorded at 5-on-5 (14).- Tied for 13th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:23).- Tied for 11th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.4).
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.37 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is tied for third Toronto skaters.- Averaging 1.31 primary assists per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time in 2019-20, which leads the Maple Leafs and is the seventh-highest average among NHLers who have appeared in at least 20 games.
John Tavares– Has 44 points (25 goals, 19 assists) in 37 career games against Carolina, which is the third-highest point total against the Hurricanes since 2009-10.- Averaging 16.98 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is the fourth-highest average among NHL centres who have appeared in 20 games.- Averaging 8.88 shots on goal at 5-on-5 per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks 16th among NHL centres who have appeared in 20 games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 20 games. 

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerHas points (4-8-12) in seven consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (4-3-7) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Alex KerfootThree points from 100 NHL points

RECENT MILESTONES

None 
  

INJURY REPORT

Andreas Johnsson (Leg)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 75

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

December 21Loaned forward Adam Brooks and defenceman Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Activated forward Trevor Moore from the injured reserve.
December 19Recalled forward Adam Brooks and defenceman Martin Marincin from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.
December 18Loaned forward Adam Brooks and defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
December 17Recalled forward Adam Brooks from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.
December 16Recalled defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Martin Marincin from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s