TRAIL BLAZERS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: Fred VanVleet (hamstring) listed as out for the game and Norman Powell (shoulder) termed doubtful.

INJURY REPORT AT 1:30 P.M. TUESDAY

Portland Trail Blazers Collins, Zach Out Injury/Illness – Left Shoulder; Dislocation Hood, Rodney Out Injury/Illness – Left Achilles Tendon; Rupture Labissiere, Skal Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Inflammation McCollum, CJ Questionable Injury/Illness – Chest; Upper Respiratory illness Nurkic, Jusuf Out Injury/Illness – Left Leg; Fracture

Toronto Raptors Gasol, Marc Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Strain Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain Ponds, Shamorie Available – Powell, Norman Doubtful Injury/Illness – Left Shoulder; Subluxation Siakam, Pascal Out Injury/Illness – Groin; Strain VanVleet, Fred Out Injury/Illness – Right Hamstring; Strain .

GAME #37 – TORONTO RAPTORS (24-12) vs. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (15-22) TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 – 7 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

RAPTOR NOTES

• The Toronto Raptors host the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors have won eight of their last nine games against the Trail Blazers, including the first meeting this season. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet combined for 66 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in a 114-106 victory Nov. 13 at Portland. Toronto has won four in a row at home vs. Portland.

• Serge Ibaka recorded his fifth straight double-double (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4) with 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. Ibaka and Pascal Siakam lead the Raptors with nine double-doubles this season. All nine of Ibaka’s double-doubles have come in the last 14 games (Dec. 9 – Jan. 4). He is averaging 18.4 points and 11.2 rebounds over the last five games.

• Brooklyn matched an opponent season high with 24 turnovers Saturday night, which led to 32 points for the Raptors. Toronto currently ranks second in the NBA in both opponent turnovers (16.6) and points off turnovers (19.7), behind only Chicago in both categories.

• Fred VanVleet recorded his sixth double-double of the season with a game-high of 29 points and a season high-tying 11 assists Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. Toronto is now 5-1 this season when VanVleet posts a double-double. VanVleet has scored 20+ points 14 times this year, including four of the last seven games.

• Toronto shot .406 from 3-point range (13-for-32) Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. The Raptors improved to 12-3 this season when they shoot 40 per cent from 3-point distance. Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet led the attack from beyond the arc with five 3s apiece in Saturday night’s victory.

• Rondae Hollis-Jefferson paced the reserves with 10 points and set a season high with four steals in 26 minutes Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. Hollis-Jefferson has now scored in double digits in three consecutive games (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4). He is averaging 12.3 points and is shooting .467 (14-for-30) from the field during this stretch. Hollis-Jefferson ranks second on the team with 62 offensive rebounds this season.

• Chris Boucher is one of the six current NBA players from the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, which is slightly more than 100 miles south of Portland. Boucher leads the team in offensive rebounds (67) and ranks second in blocks (28) despite coming off the bench in all 33 of his appearances this season.

• Marc Gasol (left hamstring; strain), Pascal Siakam (groin; stretch) and Norman Powell (left shoulder; subluxation) were all injured Dec. 18 at Detroit. Toronto is 5-4 over the last nine games without them. The Raptors are averaging 108.1 points and shooting .443 (347-for-783) from the field during this span.

• Kyle Lowry needs 79 assists to tie Jose Calderon (3,770) as the Raptors’ all-time leader in assists. Lowry is already the franchise leader in three-point field goals (1,302), steals (775) and playoff victories (37). Lowry has recorded 10+ assists 110 times – second most in team history behind only Calderon (141).

• Terence Davis ll is one of five rookies who has played in all games for their team this season, along with Darius Bazley (Oklahoma City), Darius Garland (Cleveland), Kendrick Nunn (Miami) and Coby White (Chicago). Only two rookies have played in every game of a season for the Raptors: Vince Carter in 1998– 99 (which was a lockout-shortened 50-game season) and Matt Bonner (2004–05).

POSSIBLE STARTERS

F – PATRICK McCAW #22

MIN: 26.3 REB: 2.5 AST: 1.9 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 6.1

Recorded eight points, three rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. • Averaging 8.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 29.6 minutes in nine games as a starter. • Has played at least 20 minutes in a career-long 12 straight games (Dec. 14 – Jan. 4).

F – OG ANUNOBY #3

IN: 26.3 REB: 2.5 AST: 1.9 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 6.1

Contributed seven points, three rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. • Toronto is 15-4 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points. • Shooting a career-best .494 (153-310) from the field, including 50 per cent (13-for-26) over the last three games.

C – SERGE IBAKA #9 •

MIN: 25.6 REB: 8.2 AST: 1.2 STL: 0.5 TO: 2.0 BLK: 1.0 PTS: 14.5

Recorded ninth double-double of the season with 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. • Averaging 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 31.7 minutes in nine games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in 16 of the last 18 games (Dec. 1 – Jan. 4), including six 20-point outings.

G – KYLE LOWRY #7

MIN: 38.3 REB: 4.7 AST: 7.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 3.1 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 20.9

• Recorded 26 points, five assists and four rebounds in 43 minutes of play Jan. 4 at Brooklyn. • Has made at least two three-pointers in 12 straight games (Dec. 14 – Jan. 4); totaled 42 threes during this span. • December was the first calendar month in which he averaged 20 points and eight assists since December 2014.

G- TERENCE DAVIS II #0

MIN: 16.8 REB: 3.0 AST: 1.8 STL: 0.5 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.2 PTS: 6.9

• Matched a career-high with 19 points Dec. 31 vs. Cleveland. • Scored in double digits in four-of-five games (Nov. 18-27); averaged 13.4 points. • Scored 15 points and led the team in assists for the first time with five in 29 minutes Nov. 27 vs. New York. • Set career highs with 19 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) and eight rebounds in 27 minutes Nov. 20 vs. Orlando. • Recorded 16 points and a career-best seven assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte; scored all 16 points in the fourth quarter.

LAST TIME VS. PORTLAND

GAME 11 – NOVEMBER 13, 2019 TORONTO 114, PORTLAND 106 PORTLAND — The Raptors held Damian Lillard to just nine points in a 114-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers … Pascal Siakam scored 36 points and Fred VanVleet had 30 … Siakam scored 13 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help close out the Trail Blazers and help Toronto bounce back from Monday night’s loss to the L.A. Clippers … Rodney Hood led the Blazers with 25 points … Lillard had 2-fof-12 shooting from the field and was 2 of 7 from 3-point range … He did dish 10 assists … CJ McCollum also pitched in 18 points while Anfernee Simons had 17 off the bench … The Raptors attacked in waves, with Siakam scoring seven straight points to close the third quarter and give the Raptors an 87-78 lead heading into the fourth … The Raptors also got solid bench contributions from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Terence Davis (15 points) … The Blazers went on an 11-2 run to start the fourth quarter, tying the game at 89 with 9:06 left as Lillard watched from the bench … A dunk by Hollis-Jefferson with 5:29 left gave the Raptors a 10194 lead … Another jumper by Siakam with 3:38 remaining gave the Raptors a 108-94 lead, their largest of the game.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 23 31 33 27 114

PORTLAND 30 23 25 28 106

PORTLAND’S POSSIBLE STARTERS

Forward 24 Kent Bazemore 6-5 200 7.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 apg
Forward 00 Carmelo Anthony 6-8 240 16.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 apg
Center 21 Hassan Whiteside 7-1 265 15.9 ppg, 13.9 rpg, 1.2 apg
Guard 2 Gary Trent Jr. 6-6 205 4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.5 apg
Guard 0 Damian Lillard 6-3 195 27.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 7.6 apg

Tuesday’s game will round out the two regular season meetings between the Trail Blazers and the Raptors during the 2019-20 season. Toronto leads the season series, 1-0.

• LAST MEETING: Toronto took down Portland 114-106 on November 13. Rodney Hood paced Portland with 25 points (9-15 FG, 5-10 3-PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist, while Pascal Siakham led Toronto with 36 points (15-28 FG, 4-7 3-PT, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and three assists.

• FROM DOWNTOWN: Portland has made at least 13 three-pointers in each of its last three games against Toronto, including a 17-of-48 (35.4%) shooting performance in the previous matchup on November 13. Portland’s 17 three-pointers represent the team’s second-highest total of the season.

• CJ McCollum scored 19 points (8-18 FG, 3-7 3-PT) to go with six rebounds and four assists against the Raptors on Nov. 13. McCollum is 12-of-23 (52.2%) from beyond the arc in his last three matchups with the Raptors, including tying his career high with seven 3-PM on March 1, 2019.

• Hassan Whiteside recorded 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with nine rebounds and three assists on against Toronto on Nov. 13.

• Damian Lillard had nine points and 10 assists against Toronto on Nov. 13. It was just the second time in his career that he has scored in single-digits against the Raptors, and he has scored at least 20 points in 12 of his 15 career outings against Toronto.

• Kyle Lowry has scored 15-plus points in each of his last six games against the Trail Blazers. He made at least three three-pointers in five of those contests, shooting 23-of-48 (47.9%) from deep in that six-game span.

• In the previous meeting with Portland, Fred VanVleet scored 30 points (10-16 FG, 4-6 3-PT, 6-6 FT) to go with four rebounds and seven assists. It was his third career game with at least 30 points, and third consecutive game scoring in double-figures against the Trail Blazers.

• CONNECTION: Portland forward Anthony Tolliver and Toronto forward Stanley Johnson were teammates in Detroit during the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons.

• CONNECTION: Trail Blazers forward Mario Hezonja and Raptors forward Serge Ibaka were teammates in Orlando during the 2016-17 season.
TORONTO RAPTORS ALL TIME: Trail Blazers lead, 28-18 IN PORTLAND: Trail Blazers lead, 15-8 AT THE RAPTORS: Trail Blazers lead 13-10 LAST PORTLAND WIN: 128-122, 3/12/18 (Por.) LAST RAPTORS WIN: 114-106, 12/14/18 (Por.) CURRENT WIN STREAK: Two (Tor.)

DAME DROPPING 30: With 34 points (11-22 FG, 6-12 3-PT, 6-7 FT) against the Heat on Jan. 5, Damian Lillard scored 30-plus points for the fifth time in the last six games and the 14th time this season, which is tied for the fifth-most in the NBA. With 39 points at the Warriors on Nov. 4, Lillard (141 career 30-point games) passed Clyde Drexler (130) for the most such games in franchise history. ANT MAN: Anfernee Simons recorded 19 points (8-15 FG, 2-6 3-PT, 1-1 FT) to go with four rebounds and four assists at Miami on Jan. 5. It marked his secon-highest scoring game of the season. Simons has scored in double figures 19 times this season.

WHITESIDE DOUBLE-DOUBLES: With 21 points (9-12 FG, 3-3 FT) and 18 rebounds at Miami on Jan. 5, Hassan Whiteside notched his 27th double-double of the season, the fifth-most in the NBA. Whiteside has recorded a double-double with at least two blocks 23 times this season, the most in the NBA. LEAGUE LEADERS: Damian Lillard ranks seventh in the NBA in scoring (27.1) and is seventh in the league in assists (7.6). CJ McCollum ranks 20th in the league in scoring (22.3). Hassan Whiteside ranks fourth in the league in rebounds (13.9), is first in blocks (2.79) and is eighth in field goal percentage (60.4%).

20/20 VISION: Hassan Whiteside recorded 23 points (8-14 FG, 7-8 FT), 21 rebounds and five blocks at Washington on Jan. 3. It marked the third game of 20-plus points, 20-plus rebounds and five-plus blocks in Trail Blazers history (Nurkic, twice) and was the second such game in the NBA this season (Drummond). Whiteside is averaging 20.3 points, 17.0 rebounds and 3.33 blocks in the 2020 calendar year.

DAME TIME: Damian Lillard scored 13 of Portland’s fourth quarter points at Washington on Jan. 3. Lillard ranks fourth in the NBA in second half scoring (15.3) and eighth in the NBA in fourth quarter scoring (7.1).

MELO NIGHT: With a season-high 26 points (11-17 FG, 3-5 3-PT, 1-2 FT) against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 1, Carmelo Anthony recorded his 760th career game with 20-plus points, which is the ninth-most 20-point games in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain ranks eighth with 771.

REBOUND MACHINE: Hassan Whiteside had 21 rebounds at Washington on Jan. 3. Whiteside hauled in a season-high 23 rebounds against Golden State on Dec. 18, 22 rebounds against Minnesota on Dec. 21, and 22 rebounds again on Dec. 30 against Phoenix. Whiteside is one of three players in the NBA with multiple 20-rebound games this season.

DAME DOUBLE-DOUBLE: Damian Lillard logged 34 points (11-22 FG, 6-12 3-PT, 6-7 FT), one rebound and 12 assists against the Heat on Jan. 5, marking his eighth double-double of the season. It was the 22nd game in his career that Lillard recorded at least 30 points and 10 assists.

OILERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4 — WHAT THEY SAID: “I just told our team I’m not going to let Freddie play behind that. That’s not fair to him. To that point I felt like he already had almost a full game worth of work. We made the change, sometimes you make those changes and it gets your team’s attention. Obviously, we didn’t get their attention in the first intermission like we would have liked to, like we thought that we would have or thought that we did.” — SHELDON KEEFE.

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On how tough it was to take Andersen out of the game in the second period:

Not all that tough, really, to be honest. We only have about five seconds to make that decision and just through experience more than anything in that scenario is kind of why I made it pretty quickly. But, before I did, I just told our team I’m not going to let Freddie play behind that. That’s not fair to him. To that point I felt like he already had almost a full game worth of work. We made the change, sometimes you make those changes and it gets your team’s attention. Obviously, we didn’t get their attention in the first intermission like we would have liked to, like we thought that we would have or thought that we did. It didn’t transfer to the ice, so I had to do something such as that to get our team’s attention and to save Freddie from what was happening.

On what he said to Andersen on the bench:

I just told him exactly that. I said I wasn’t going to let them play behind that. I didn’t think it was fair to him, so we needed to make a change. We had no issue with anything that he was doing in the net. Like I said, it’s almost a full game’s worth of work to that point.

On the difference between tonight’s defensive play and Saturday’s defensive play:

Significantly different. Just from the start of the game it didn’t seem like it was going to be our day today.  We just — from our touches of the puck to how competitive we were or non-competitive we were on loose puck situations; it just wasn’t to the same level that we’ve had. And, all that said, you’ve got to give some credit to Edmonton. They played really well today. Right from the drop of the puck it was pretty clear that they were here for a reason today. They played at another level, a higher level than we did today, and, I would say, a higher level than any of our opponents we’ve played for quite some time.

On if he felt the third Edmonton goal coming:

I wasn’t really feeling the third goal coming, no. I think you’re still in a little bit of shock and disappointment with what happens on the second goal, to be honest. As I said, we tried to reset the team in the first intermission. Reset the team with the fact that we weren’t playing well and what we weren’t doing well enough and then, also, just sort of instill some confidence in the fact that it’s just with all that incurred, we were still down one and had some great looks. Perhaps could have gotten out of that period with some of our chances that we had — [Tavares] was in point blank there, it could have been even. So try to build some confidence on that fact that if we could just dust ourselves off and play like we’re capable of it would have been okay. That response was disappointing, so it was a little bit of a shock and disappointment there with how that second goal transpired. We just completely lost our structure defensively, which clearly was a focus of ours yesterday and today in terms of maintaining that structure, not opening up the ice like we did for 97. When you open up the ice for him, it’s going to make life easy for him, as it was today.

MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (13 SAVES)

On entering the game in the second period:

I think when you get the call it’s about not being too amped up. Your heartrate goes from resting to all of a sudden, a surge of adrenaline but, as a goalie, you need to be relaxed. So it’s just one of those things with experience you maybe try to calm yourself down a bit, take a few deep breaths and come in and just try to get moving right off the start to try and loosen up. There are things I try to do in-between periods every single game to stay loose and ready because sitting on the bench for long periods of time is tough if you do happen to go in, it doesn’t happen often, but when it does you have to be ready.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (1 GOAL)

On tonight’s start:

I don’t think we really came out too strong and they really dictated the play the first 10 minutes and it was back in our heels. Not fun, that’s for sure.

On the team’s reaction to Andersen being taken out of the game:

I think it’s more of a wakeup call for the players on the ice and in the game. There’s nothing — we just kind of left Freddie out to dry there. I think for a guy like him who does so much for us night-in, night-out for us every night, the opportunities and chances that we were giving them, it’s really not fair to him to just leave him out to dry like that. It’s definitely not on Freddie at all, we were just giving away too many clean and clean opportunities.

On Connor McDavid’s performance:

We just gave him way too much space. He’s the most dangerous player in the world for a reason so if you just let him fly through the neutral zone with the speed and skill that he has, he’s going to make us pay. That’s what he did tonight.

MORGAN RIELLY (24:08 TOI)

On the challenges of playing against Connor McDavid:

Yeah, obviously good player, but it’s more than that. It’s a team game so obviously, a tough loss but we’ve been going good for a while now, so we’ll regroup tomorrow and get back at it.

On the goaltending change in the second period:

Well, the first couple goals aren’t on Freddie, I think everyone knows that. I think when you do that, that’s the idea – to try and provide a spark and I think it did for a little bit, but obviously as players we’ve got to respond more and respond better and obviously do a better job for Freddie off the start.

JOHN TAVARES (19:34 TOI)

On tonight’s performance:

We just seemed flat early, they got a lot of energy from it and got some early looks, obviously built up a lead. We gave ourselves a chance, we just didn’t do a good enough job defending and playing with the puck, keeping possession and being able to break them down.

On what the team can learn from tonight:

Yeah, just got to execute better. For whatever reason there are going to be nights maybe you don’t feel it as well as you do other nights. We’ve got to find a way to turn momentum when we get off to the start that we did. Just be better than that. So, yeah, just disappointing, I think. We’ve been playing some good hockey and doing good things, so to have one like tonight is frustrating and so back to work tomorrow and a great opportunity on Wednesday to get back on the right side of it.


OILERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4 POSTGAME NOTES: Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Jason Spezza’s second-period goal and had the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 19:13 of the second period. Engvall has goals (3) and points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.

EDMONTON OILERS (23-17-5 – 51 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-15-5 – 53 Points)

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

 123OTFINAL
EDMONTON1326
TORONTO0314

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 2:24 of the second period. Spezza has two points (1-1-2) over his last three games played. He has eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 14 games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Frederik Gauthier scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 16:22 of the second period. Gauthier has scored four of his five goals on home ice this season. He has two goals in two games against the Oilers in 2019-20.
  • Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later had the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 19:13 of the second period. Engvall has goals (3) and points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) in six games against Pacific Division teams. Tonight’s game is his second career multi-point game (Previous: Dec. 14 at EDM).
  • Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the night on the power play at 13:18 of the third period. Matthews has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (5-4-9) in five consecutive games. In 21 games on home ice this season, he has recorded 34 points (22 goals, 12 assists). He has 19 points (11-8-19) in 17 games against Western Conference opposition.
  • Mason Marchment recorded the primary assist on Gauthier’s second period goal. Marchment’s assist is his first career NHL point. He had two goals and two assists in 11 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) prior to his recall on January 1.
  • Adam Brooks had the secondary assist on Gauthier’s second period goal. Brooks has two assists over his last two games played. He has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 20 games with the Toronto Marlies this season.
  • Justin Holl notched the primary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Holl has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded four of his 12 assists in nine games against Pacific Division teams.
  • Kasperi Kapanen collected the secondary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later added the secondary assist on Engvall’s second period goal. Kapanen has assists (4) and points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and sixth multi-point game of 2019-20. He has seven points (2-5-7) in six games since the Christmas break.
  • Tyson Barrie registered the primary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Barrie has eight points (1-7-8) over his last seven games played. He has 11 points (1-10-11) in 15 games since December 1.
  • Mitch Marner had the secondary assist on Matthews’ third period goal. Marner has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games. He has 23 points (7 goals, 16 assists) in 15 games since returning from injury on December 4 vs. Colorado.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced in 25:34 of action.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 13 of 16 shots in relief of Andersen.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON17 (16)9 (9)9 (4)35 (29)
TORONTO11 (10)18 (12)7 (4)36 (26)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON33 (24)13 (13)19 (10)65 (47)
TORONTO15 (14)30 (21)13 (9)58 (44)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home11-5-5 (21 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton52-43-8-1 (104 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton at Home29-18-2-0 (49 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference11-6-0 (17 Games)
Record vs. Pacific Division6-3-0 (9 Games)
Attendance19,507

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots5 (Barrie, Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Barrie, Hyman, Matthews)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Kerfoot – 6 won, 0 lost;
Engvall – 2 won, 0 lost)
Hits4 (Hyman)
Blocked Shots(Marincin)
Takeaways(Marner)
TOI24:08 (Barrie, Rielly)
Power Play TOI3:24 (Five players tied)
Shorthanded TOI5:55 (Ceci)
Shifts24 (Marner)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage77.8% (Gauthier – 7 for, 2 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first8-10-4
Trail after 13-8-2
Trail after 22-9-2
Score one power play goal9-4-3
Allow one power play goal11-7-3
Outshot by opponent11-5-2
Monday1-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto forwards Pierre Engvall and Kasperi Kapanen started 14.3 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Maple Leafs.
  • Tyson Barrie was on the ice for a team-high 26 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Barrie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.7 percent (26 for, 13 against).
  • Martin Marincin tied his career-high for blocked shots (5).
  • John Tavares won 78 percent (7 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Sunday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. at Florida Panthers (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. vs. New Jersey Devils (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. vs. Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)