Dodgers trade for Mookie Betts, David Price reportedly in limbo — Press Telegram

Four days after news of a blockbuster trade that would bring Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles, the deal is in limbo and indications are it might take some new blocks to complete it. As originally constituted, the Dodgers would send Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for pitching prospect Brusdar…

Dodgers trade for Mookie Betts, David Price reportedly in limbo — Press Telegram

NETS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: Serge Ibaka led the Raptors with 22 points and 10 rebounds for his team-high 15th double-double of the season Friday night. Ibaka has scored in double figures in nine straight games (Jan. 22 – Feb. 7). He is averaging 20.1 points (second on the team) and shooting .605 (75-for-124) from the field during this stretch. Ibaka is the first player in franchise history to make at least six shots from the field while making at least half of his field-goal attempts in nine consecutive contests.

GAME #53 – TORONTO RAPTORS (38-14) vs. BROOKLYN NETS (23-27) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

INJURY REPORT AT 1:30 P.M. SATURDAY

BKN@TOR

Brooklyn Nets Durant, Kevin Out Injury/Illness – Right Achilles; Rehab
Irving, Kyrie Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Sprain
Martin, Jeremiah Out G League – Two-Way
Pinson, Theo Out G League – On Assignment
Temple, Garrett Available Injury/Illness – Left Over Eye; Stitches
Toronto Raptors
Brissett, Oshae Out G League – Two-Way
Gasol, Marc Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Tightness
Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain
Lowry, Kyle Questionable Injury/Illness – Neck; Whiplash
Powell, Norman Out Injury/Illness – Left Finger; Fourth: fracture – metacarpal

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night. This is the third of four meetings between the two teams this season, with Toronto winning the first two games. The Raptors
have won 17 of the last 18 matchups against the Nets, including nine straight games at home. Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.5 points and 5.5 assists in two games vs. Brooklyn this season. The Raptors play at Brooklyn on Wednesday to wrap-up play before the NBA All-Star break.
• The Raptors won their franchise record 13th straight game (Jan. 15 – Feb. 7) Friday night at Indiana. Over the last 13 games, the Raptors are averaging 120.2 points and shooting .501 (576-1149) from the field,
including .399 (188-471) from three point range. Toronto also has a +70 (178-to-248) turnover differential during this stretch and leads the NBA in points per game off turnovers (23.7). The Raptors’ win streak is the longest in Toronto sports history (NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and CFL).
• Rookie Terence Davis ll led the reserves in scoring for the third consecutive game (Feb. 2-7) with 17 points in 25 minutes Friday night against the Pacers. Davis has scored in double digits each of the last
three games, averaging 19.7 points (third on the team) during this span. He is the only Raptor to appear in every game this season and currently ranks second among all rookies with a .420 three-point percentage.
• Serge Ibaka led the Raptors with 22 points and 10 rebounds for his team-high 15th double-double of the season Friday night. Ibaka has scored in double figures in nine straight games (Jan. 22 – Feb. 7). He is averaging 20.1 points (second on the team) and shooting .605 (75-for-124) from the field during this
stretch. Ibaka is the first player in franchise history to make at least six shots from the field while making at least half of his field-goal attempts in nine consecutive contests.
• On Friday night, Kyle Lowry passed Vince Carter (9,420) for third on the Raptors’ all-time scoring list. DeMar DeRozan is the franchise’s all-time leader in points (13,296), followed by Chris Bosh (10,275).
• The Raptors have not lost games on consecutive days since Dec. 26–27, 2017 (at Dallas and Oklahoma City). Toronto has played 29 pairs of games on back-to-back days since then (not including the current
back-to-back set), sweeping both games 11 times and splitting 18 times.
• Nick Nurse and his staff will coach Team Giannis at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Nurse will become just the third active head coach to coach in the All-Star Game in their first or second year as an NBA head coach, joining Steve Kerr (first year) and Mike Budenholzer (second year) – both in 2015.
Kyle Lowry has been named a reserve for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Lowry will participate in his sixth All-Star Game (2015-20), the most in franchise history. He is the first player in NBA history to be selected to at least six All-Star teams after not being picked in any of his first eight seasons. Lowry will join forward Pascal Siakam in Chicago, who was voted a starter. Siakam’s selection extends a streak of six consecutive years that a Raptor has been voted into the starting five – Lowry (2015, 2016), DeMar DeRozan (2017,
2018) and Kawhi Leonard (2019). It also marks the fifth straight year (2016-20) two players will represent Toronto in the All-Star Game.


POSSIBLE STARTERS


G – OG ANUNOBY #3


MIN: 29.0 REB: 5.3 AST: 1.5 STL: 1.1 TO: 1.2 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 10.2


• Totaled 16 points, three rebounds and a career high-tying five steals in 28 minutes Feb. 7 at Indiana.
• Toronto is 20-4 this season when Anunoby scores 10 or more points.
• Averaging a career-high 10.2 points and shooting a career-best .492 from the field this season.


F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 34.9 REB: 7.6 AST: 3.4 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.5 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 23.5
• Finished with 15 points, four rebounds and one block in 35 minutes Feb. 7 at Indiana.


• Ranks 15th in the NBA in scoring (23.5) and 12th in +/- rating (+305).
• Has scored 30+ points 12 times; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season.


C – SERGE IBAKA #9

MIN: 26.9 REB: 8.0 AST: 1.4 STL: 0.6 TO: 2.0 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 16.0


• Recorded team highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes Feb. 7 at Indiana.
• Averaging 19.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 31.8 minutes in 19 games as a starter this season.
• Is the only player in NBA history with 500+ three-point field goals and 1,500+ blocks.


G – KYLE LOWRY #7

MIN: 36.4 REB: 4.6 AST: 7.4 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.8 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.6


• Posted his ninth double-double with 16 points and a game-high 11 assists in 28 minutes Feb. 7 at Indiana before leaving game late in third quarter with whip lash. Listed as questionable at 1:30 p.m. Saturday..


• Passed Vince Carter (9,420) for third on the franchise’s all-time scoring against the Pacers.
• Tied for eighth in the NBA in assists per game (7.4); has dished out 10+ assists nine times.


G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 36.0 REB: 3.9 AST: 7.0 STL: 2.0 TO: 2.2 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.7


• Totaled 20 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes Feb. 7 at Indiana.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (1.95); has registered multiple steals in 21 games.
• Has totaled 43 assists, compared to 10 turnovers, over the last five games (Jan. 30 – Feb. 7).


INJURY REPORT
Marc Gasol (Left hamstring; tightness) – Out
Dewan Hernandez (Right ankle; sprain) – Out
Kyle Lowy (Neck: whiplash) – Questionable
Norman Powell (Left hand; fourth metacarpal – fracture) – Out

SERIES RECAP VS. BROOKLYN

OVERALL HOME ROAD

2019-20 2-0 1-0 1-0

ALL-TIME 55-40 32-15 23-25

STREAKS Won 5 Won 9 Won 2

LAST WIN: January 4, 2020 (121-102)

LAST HOME WIN: December 14, 2019 (110-102)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +37, November 2, 2007

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -25, January 15, 1996

LAST TIME VS. BROOKLYN

GAME 36 – JANUARY 4, 2020 TORONTO 121, BROOKLYN 102

BROOKLYN — Fred VanVleet had 29 points and 11 assists, Lowry scored 26 points and the Raptors beat the Nets 121-102 … Serge Ibaka finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds … Toronto started slow, but got back into it with a big finish to the first half before their guards — who both hit five three pointers — carried them in the second half for another win in what’s been a one-sided rivalry … Toronto made 13 three pointers and beat Brooklyn for the 17th time in 18 meetings … Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points for the Nets, who dropped their fifth straight … They had a 16-point lead in the second quarter, but gave almost all of it away by halftime … Caris LeVert returned after a 24-game absence following right thumb surgery and scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench … The Nets shot 61 per cent in the first quarter and were six of 10 from 3-point range to open a 33-24 lead … Toronto scored the final 12 points of the second to trim the Net’s lead to 52-48 … Brooklyn had 16 turnovers in the half, leading to 20 points … VanVleet then scored 14 in the third to keep Toronto ahead until it went into the fourth leading 83-80 … Lowry’s three pointer with 9:08 to play triggered a 15-5 spurt that turned a two-point lead into a 100-88 cushion midway through the period.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 24 24 35 38 121

BROOKLYN 33 19 28 22 102

NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Minnesota Timberwolves Date: Monday, February 10 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: Scotiabank Arena Television: Sportsnet Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto

SERIES RECAP VS. MINNESOTA

OVERALL HOME ROAD

2019-20 1-0 0-0 1-0

ALL-TIME 32-15 21-3 11-12

STREAKS Won 4 Won 15 Won 2

LAST WIN: January 18, 2020 (122-112)

LAST HOME WIN: October 24, 2018 (112-105)

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +23, February 10, 2008

LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -32, March 19, 2002

LAST TIME VS. MINNESOTA

GAME 42 – JANUARY 18, 2020 TORONTO 122, MINNESOTA 112

MINNEAPOLIS — Fred VanVleet led Toronto with 29 points as the Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-112 on Saturday night … Kyle Lowry added 28 points and seven assists while Norman Powell scored 20 points off the bench for the Raptors, who have won three straight games … Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins recorded his first career triple-double … He had 18 points, a career-high 11 assists and 10 rebounds … Rookie Jarrett Culver had 26 points for the Timberwolves … VanVleet’s injury sidelined him for five games before Saturday … He was 11 of 16 from the field and 7 of 8 from 3-point range … VanVleet scored 10 points in the fourth quarter … Toronto took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter thanks in large part to Lowry’s efforts in the third … Lowry scored 17 points in the quarter to erase a four-point halftime deficit … The Raptors pushed the lead to as many as 22 in the fourth … Serge Ibaka and Powell each had six points off the bench during a 21-6 stretch to open the period … Minnesota got big first quarters from Wiggins and Culver … Wiggins had 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting and added five assists in the quarter … Culver led Minnesota with 14 points in the first, including 4 of 6 from deep.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 32 26 31 33 122

MINNESOTA 39 23 22 28 112

FRIDAY’S GAME

GAME 52 – FEBRUARY 7, 2020 TORONTO 115, INDIANA 106

INDIANAPOLIS — Two days after rallying from a 19-point deficit to extend their franchise-record winning streak, the short-handed Raptors beat Indiana 115-106 for their 13th consecutive victory … Toronto has been winning without Marc Gasol and Norman Powell, two key players who are injured … Kyle Lowry missed the final 14 and a half minutes with a whiplash injury … The Raptors beat the Pacers for the second time in three days and head home with their 10th consecutive road victory … Serge Ibaka scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds … Fred VanVleet added 20 points and seven assists for Toronto, which hasn’t lost since Jan. 15 … Lowry finished with 16 points and 11 assists, his ninth double-double of the season … Domantas Sabonis finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Pacers, and Victor Oladipo added 15 points and four assists in his first home start since returning from an injured right knee … Indiana has lost a season-high four in a row … Toronto had a 12-3 run in the third quarter which contributed to an 87-78 lead … When Lowry left with 2:42 to go in the third, the Pacers closed out the quarter with five straight points, cutting the deficit to four … The Pacers got as close as 101-99 with 6:47 left before Terence Davis scored seven points in a 12-4 spurt that gave Toronto a 113-103 lead with 1:48 to go.

1 2 3 4 TOT

TORONTO 36 28 23 28 115

INDIANA 31 32 20 23 106


Irving out for Brooklyn, Lowry questionable for Toronto as Raptors go for 14th straight win

INJURY REPORT AT 1:30 P.M. SATURDAY

07:30 (ET) BKN@TOR

Brooklyn Nets Durant, Kevin Out Injury/Illness – Right Achilles; Rehab
Irving, Kyrie Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Sprain
Martin, Jeremiah Out G League – Two-Way
Pinson, Theo Out G League – On Assignment
Temple, Garrett Available Injury/Illness – Left Over Eye; Stitches
Toronto Raptors Brissett, Oshae Out G League – Two-Way
Gasol, Marc Out Injury/Illness – Left Hamstring; Tightness
Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain
Lowry, Kyle Questionable Injury/Illness – Neck; Whiplash
Powell, Norman Out Injury/Illness – Left Finger; Fourth: fracture – metacarpal

MAPLE LEAFS AT CANADIENS PREGAME NOTES: Mitch Marner has 12 multi-assist games, tied for the second in the NHL.- Averaging 1.30 points per game, ninth in the league.- Averaging 2.02 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for fifth in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Tied for fifth among right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (29-19-7 – 65 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (26-23-7 – 59 Points)

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪

RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:300-342-88-16 (746 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:110-214-43-6 (373 Games)
2019-20:0-1-1
LAST FIVE:2-1-2
LAST 10:7-1-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (65), John Tavares (34), Cody Ceci (26), Morgan Rielly (26)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (12)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (37), John Tavares (16), Mitch Marner (12), Morgan Rielly (12)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (69), John Tavares (29), Auston Matthews (17)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (35), John Tavares (18), Frederik Gauthier (15)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):198 (1st)171 (t-13th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       181 (29th)171 (t-21st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):39/152 [25.7%] (3rd)30/151 [19.9%] (13th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):118/153 [77.1%] (25th)133/168 [79.2%] (21st)
SHOTS (Rank):1850 (4th)1937 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2794 (2nd)2897 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)54.2% (1st)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)50.6% (11th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:December 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:300-342-88-16 (746 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:190-128-45-10 (373 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:110-214-43-6 (373 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:February 9, 2019 (Toronto 4, Montreal 3 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. CANADIENS

Tyson Barrie200th career NHL game (Nov. 14, 2017 (COL) at MTL)
Zach Hyman100th NHL point (Feb. 23, 2019 vs. MTL)
Andreas JohnssonFirst career NHL goal (March 17, 2018 vs. MTL)
Alex KerfootFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 5, 2019 vs. MTL)
Mitch Marner200th career NHL point (Feb. 23, 2019 vs. MTL)
Morgan Rielly200th career NHL game (Jan. 23, 2016 vs. MTL)
Jason Spezza1,000th career NHL game (Oct. 30, 2018 (DAL) at MTL)
John TavaresFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 3, 2018 vs. MTL)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Oct. 3, 2018 vs. MTL)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS40 (Matthews)
ASSISTS43 (Marner)
POINTS68 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS21 (Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs34 (Muzzin)
SHOTS222 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.6% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS82 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS58 (Matthews)
HITS97 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Tyson Barrie– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for ninth-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).
– Has scored four of his five goals on the road this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (47). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
Jack Campbell– Has played one career game against Montreal and stopped 40 shots in a shutout win October 11, 2018.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks sixth among NHL left wingers who have appeared in 50 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%).
– Ranks 21st among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (9.83).
Pierre Engvall– Has started 40.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the third-lowest percentage among NHL rookies who have appeared in at least 30 games.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 57.1 percent at 5-on-5, which is the sixth highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks fifth among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 46 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (45.1%) with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9 percent.- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.8%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 46 percent (45.1%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Michael Hutchinson– Had made the fourth-most saves (373) among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in 15 or fewer games.
Zach Hyman– Tied for fourth among Toronto skaters in points since January 1 (5-7-12; 14 GP).- Has nine points (3-6-9) in nine games against Atlantic Division opposition this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.75).
Andreas Johnsson– Averages 1.93 shots per game, which ranks seventh among Toronto forwards.- Has drawn 11 penalties this season, which is tied for fourth-most among Toronto skaters.- Has six points (4-2-6) in seven career games against Montreal.
Kasperi Kapanen– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-18-26).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 10th among NHL right wingers in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.32) at 5-on-5.- Has recorded 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 13 games since January 1.
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (7). – 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-11-18).
Mitch Marner– Has 12 multi-assist games, which is tied for the second-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.30 points per game, which is the ninth-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 2.02 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for fifth in the NHL in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Tied for fifth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).
Auston Matthews– Tied for first among NHL skaters in goals (40).- Leads the NHL with 30 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (25).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- Tied for seventh among NHL skaters in points (40-28-68).- Fourth in the NHL with 222 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Ranks first in goals (25) and second in points (25-24-49) among Swedish skaters this season.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- One of five NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:32) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.20 (1.30).
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.09 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the fourth-highest average among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 1.04 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is tied for fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 16th among NHL skaters in multi-point games (15).- Has 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in 13 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.4 percent at 5-on-5 when the Maple Leafs are leading in games, which is the highest percentage when leading among NHL forwards who have appeared in at least 40 games and average 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (15:40).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 18th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (16.91).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Andreas JohnssonHas points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
Kasperi KapanenHas assists (3) in three consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerHas assists (6) in three consecutive games and points (1-10-11) in seven consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas goals (4) in three consecutive games and points (6-5-11) in six consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (4) and points (4-2-6) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
John TavaresOne game from 800 games

RECENT MILESTONES

Jack CampbellFirst game as a Maple Leaf (February 7 vs. ANA)
First win as a Maple Leaf (February 7 vs. ANA)
Kyle CliffordFirst game as a Maple Leaf (February 7 vs. ANA)
Mitch Marner200th NHL assist (February 7 vs. ANA)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Neck)Day-to-Day
Cody Ceci (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
William Nylander (Illness)Did not play on February 7 vs. ANA.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 136

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 7Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Placed defenceman Cody Ceci on injured reserve.
February 6Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 5Acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2021.
February 4Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

BELLEVILLE 7, MARLIES 4: “I’d say today’s the most frustrating loss we’ve had, not that they’re not all frustrating but I mean Agostino, Petan, Marchment, from power play to 5-on-5, those guys gained a lot of momentum for themselves and for the team, they had a huge impact on this game. I thought Duszak came in and had a really good game for us. Hollowell, Kivihalme – there were some good efforts today, some guys stepped up for the team. There were again moments of the game we controlled. At this point, it’s really frustrating, it’s difficult. We need to start seeing results.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (22-20-3-2 – 49 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (31-14-3-1 – 66 Points)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1304
BELLEVILLE1247

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: P. Aberg (15) (T. MacMaster, K. Rubins), M. Marchment (6) PP (N. Petan, J. Duszak), M. Marchment (7) (N. Petan), M. Marchment (8) PP (N. Petan, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (22/27), J. Woll (2/3)

Belleville: J. Szwarz (13) PP (J. Norris, E. Brannstrom), M. Carcone (12) (J. Murray, A. Formenton), J. Norris (25) (J. Murray), E. Brannstrom (2) (M. Lajoie), M. Klimchuk (11) (J. Aspirot, J. Daccord), J. Beaudin (3) SH (A. Formenton, J. Dougherty), P. Kelly (8) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (36/40)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pontus Aberg opened the scoring at 4:30 of the first period. Aberg has six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in six games against Belleville this season.
  • Mason Marchment scored his second hat trick of the season with goals at 1:034:27 and 18:14 of the second period. Marchment picked up his first two power play goals of the season.
  • Tanner MacMaster recorded the primary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. MacMaster has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last five games.
  • Kristians Rubins registered the secondary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. Rubins has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) through 34 games this season.
  • Nic Petan collected the primary assist on all three of Marchment’s second period goals. Petan has 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) in five games this season against Belleville.
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assists on both of Marchment’s power play goals. Duszak has four point (1 goal, 3 assists) through nine games with the Marlies.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 22 of 27 shots he faced in 48:10 of action. Kaskisuo is now 12-8-2-1 on the season with a .908 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average. Joseph Woll stopped 2 of 3 shots in relief of Kaskisuo. He is now has a .884 Save Percentage and a 3.71 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-5 on the power play. This is the 10th time Toronto has recorded more than one power play goal in a game this season.
  • Toronto had a 40-31 edge in shots in all situations. Mason Marchment led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 10-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (21)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg (36)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (120)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 16-5-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 6-7-0-0 when tied after the first period and 14-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 7-8-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 5-5-0-0 in Friday games and are 0-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • No current point streaks

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 5: Returned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 3: Recalled forward Giorgio Estephan from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On solid individual efforts despite loss:
I’d say today’s the most frustrating loss we’ve had, not that they’re not all frustrating but I mean Agostino, Petan, Marchment, from power play to 5-on-5, those guys gained a lot of momentum for themselves and for the team, they had a huge impact on this game. I thought Duszak came in and had a really good game for us. Hollowell, Kivihalme – there were some good efforts today, some guys stepped up for the team. There were again moments of the game we controlled. At this point, it’s really frustrating, it’s difficult. We need to start seeing results.

On quality chances increasing for Toronto as the game developed:
They did for us today. First period was a little slow. It was an even score after one. I knew we had better as a team and they came out and responded in the second period. I thought we out chanced them to 2-to-1 in that period and carried into the third then things just started to fall apart for us. There’s no excuses, we’ve got to start finding a way to get wins.

On whether this game is a learning experience or should be thrown away ahead of tomorrow’s game:
Every game’s a learning experience. Every game at some point we have to put behind us. We’ve got to chisel away at getting better. I do think if we look at our segment of games, last six, seven games, there has been better hockey played. We’ll continue to trend, we’ll continue to get better and we’ve got to find a way to go on a run.

NEXT GAME:

February 8 vs Rochester – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 9 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 14 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)

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LEAFS 5, DUCKS 4 (OT) WHAT THEY SAID: “We’ve got to get through this. As I said, it goes all the way back to Monday and you’ve got these turns and now you’re the team that can’t protect the third period lead. Before this week started, I think we were 15-1 going into the third period in my time here. So it wasn’t really an issue. We had one game in Calgary that got away on us, but other than that we were a team that does a really good job in the third period.”

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On if he felt more concern or excitement as the game went on tonight:

Zero excitement. Concern — I think concern is probably a stretch, but disappointing. The fact that you had a chance here today, we’re set up again in the third period and right from the drop of the puck in the third we were signing goals. It seems like we’re just lacking some confidence in those situations, almost like we were waiting or expecting something bad to happen. It’s not what we want to be about. Clearly when we play like that, we’re not a very good team. So we need to get on our toes and get our swagger and get our confidence, I think. It’s just crazy how quickly things turn, right? We’re sitting here on Friday and played like a fragile group there. I thought there’s chunks of the game I didn’t like either, obviously. Beside the second period it wasn’t very good. I look back to Monday and I look at those first two periods, especially on Monday, and just probably the two best periods we’ve played since I’ve been here, defensively especially. Just took pride in giving the opposition nothing and seemed to be enjoying that. Our first parts of the second period we’re on our way to doing the same kind of thing. We just let it get away there. After we get our two points, of course, that’s what we need, but we’ve got to be a whole lot better than that in those situations.

On wat can restore the team’s confidence:

Time, probably, is the biggest thing. We’ve got to get through this. As I said, it goes all the way back to Monday and you’ve got these turns and now you’re the team that can’t protect the third period lead. Before this week started, I think we were 15-1 going into the third period in my time here. So it wasn’t really an issue. We had one game in Calgary that got away on us, but other than that we were a team that does a really good job in the third period. So, not that far removed from it. We’re also not that far removed from the great efforts in Nashville, great effort in Dallas, battling and finding a way against a gritty Ottawa team, two great periods against our rival, Florida. Not that far removed from it — it turns quickly. Going to have to get it back to the right side of it because Saturday night in Montreal is going to be a challenge for us.

On the play of Clifford and Campbell:

I thought Cliff gave us lots of energy. Really great to see. He’s a lot better skater and has a lot more skill than I think that even showed up on video or was advertised. He was engaged, involved in the game. On the first goal he showed that he’s not quite up to speed on our D-zone coverage on the first goal against there. I just thought he had lots of energy and it was really good to get him going. I thought Campbell, really especially looking at the second period where we — by the end of that second period, he hadn’t had much work in the second at all and, all of a sudden, we gave them two or three really good looks. They were good and big saves, which I thought was really good and helpful to give us the confidence going into the third period that it was going to be okay and build off that. That’s what we were hoping would happen. It was disappointing, but happy we could get him his first win.

On the growth of Matthews’ overall game:

Yes, it’s a really good question when you say overall because I think that’s really what’s happened here. The offence has been there and will always be there. His complete game is not getting enough attention. This guy’s — when the puck turns over you really focus in on him, he’s digging in. His first three strides are real quick, lots of urgency, he’s understanding the value of having the puck and getting it back. He’s really leading the way for us in a lot of those regards. So I thought the first half of this game, especially, it was a clinic from in that regard. He’s feeling it. So, happy he gets to 40, happy he’s filling the net the way that he is, but he’s also really, really figuring out the other side of it and doing it consistently.

On if Nylander is available tomorrow in Montreal:

Unsure about that. He’s not going to travel with us tonight. So we’ll have to just see how he wakes up tomorrow.

On if Campbell will start tomorrow in Montreal:

Still to be determined. We’re going to talk about that on the plane.

On the Liljegren-Sandin pairing tonight:

I just thought that they played really good hockey. They moved the puck really well. Obviously, we’re being a little careful with Lilly and trying to ease him into it. I have to watch the video back, but I thought he was really good, confident. Some real good transitions, moved the puck with authority, didn’t seem to make many or any mistakes that stood out to me. Sandin, of course, we’ve come to expect that, he’s been playing a bit more. Liljegren was really good for us so it’s a positive step for him and us.

On Jason Spezza’s third period goal:

Yeah, that was an elite goal. He has that ability. He still hasn’t lost that. He also made a few plays in tight in different spots on the power play — especially with this team in Anaheim, that pressures the puck on the penalty kills really better than anybody in the League that we’ve seen. He’s under a lot of pressure, he made some plays with how the protects the puck in tight that elite players can do. Regardless of age you don’t lose that ability, he’s an elite player in that sense. He showed on that goal. It was a big-time goal for us. It’s a shame that it wasn’t the winner.

JACK CAMPBELL (FIRST WIN AS A MAPLE LEAF)

On the team’s play:

What a resilient group. That’s a tough game when you give up the lead like that and it’s unacceptable on my end to do that, but as a team you’ve got to appreciate the resilience and came right back and big goal in overtime. So, big two points and now we’re getting ready for one tomorrow.

On his performance tonight:

You guys might have got me on the nervous part. I was a little nervous the first period. But I was just really excited, and I think when you care a lot you get a little nervous, so I got it out in the first. The boys played really well in front of me. Anytime you score five that should be a win — anytime. I’ll clean up my game but just really excited that the team got two points and moving on to a big game tomorrow.

KYLE CLIFFORD (FIRST GAME AS A MAPLE LEAF)

On tonight’s performance:

I thought we gave it back a little bit there in the third. Obviously, we want to lock the game down and kind of suck the life out of them, but it’s good to get the win. Not the way we want to do it, but we’ll pick up two points and that’s what’s important. We’re moving up in the standings.

On starting tonight’s game:

Yeah, I didn’t expect that. Special moment, but once the game gets going, you just kind of get back into your routine and block all the distractions out.

AUSTON MATTHEWS (1 GOAL, 3 ASSISTS)

On scoring his 40th goal of the season:

It means a lot. I’ve been fortunate to play with some really great players and on any given night — I’ve said it before, you just look up and down the lineup, we’ve got great players, great skill and it doesn’t really matter who you’re playing with, you’re going to play with a really good player and a guy that’s going to make plays. So I think it’s a big tribute to those guys that I play with every night.

On what the team takes from tonight after surrendering another third period lead:

You just take the good and bad, obviously. We don’t want to get in that position, and it’s been a position that we’ve been kind of falling into quite a bit. So kind of want to snap out of that. But obviously, we’re happy to take the two points and move forward. I think it’s something that we’ve got to keep in the back of our minds that we don’t want to let it happen anymore.

JOHN TAVARES (2 GOALS, 1 ASSIST)

On just trying to get himself open for Marner on the power play:

Yeah, exactly. We talk a lot about power play and being around the net and he always talks about just trying to find lanes because you know he’s always kind of setting everything up with his ability to manipulate the opponent and make them make them think one thing and open up the seam for another. So just a great play by him and a great play by [Spezza] too, getting in the corner, winning a big battle and creating the opportunity.

On the team finding a way to win in overtime after a tough third period:

We just had to stay with it. Obviously, not a very good third period, not ideal and something we have to clean up to get the results we want. But, certainly, I think just putting our head down and just trying to go out for the next shift and do the best we can. Obviously, a big goal by Spezz. Unfortunately they got one that kind of just had eyes, but we stuck with it, found a way, drew a penalty and got a big goal.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, DUCKS 4 (OT) POSTGAME NOTES: Auston Matthews had the secondary assist on Andreas Johnsson’s first-period goal and registered the primary assist on John Tavares’ second-period goal before scoring the third Maple Leafs goal at 13:18 of the second period and picking up the secondary assist on Tavares’ overtime-winner. Matthews has goals (4) in three consecutive games and points (6-5-11) in six consecutive games. His second-period goal is his 40th of the season, tying his single-season career-high for goals set as a rookie in 2016-17. Tonight’s game is his 22nd multi-point performance of 2019-20, which is tied for the third-most in the NHL. His four points tie his single-game career-high for points (4 – 5x).

ANAHEIM DUCKS (22-26-7 – 51 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (29-19-7 – 65 Points)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

 123OTFINAL
ANAHEIM10304
TORONTO12115

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Andreas Johnsson opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:36 of the first period. Johnsson has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has five points (2-3-5) over his last five games played. He had a team-high four points (2-2-4) in two games against Anaheim last season.
  • John Tavares scored the second Toronto goal of the night on the power play at 3:38 of the second period before registering the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal and later scoring the overtime-winning goal at 4:54 of overtime. Tavares has assists (3) in two consecutive games and goals (4) and points (4-3-7) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his third multi-goal and 15th multi-point performance of the season. He has scored three overtime-winning goals this season.
  • Auston Matthews had the secondary assist on Johnsson’s first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal before scoring the third Maple Leafs goal of the game at 13:18 of the second period and picking up the secondary assist on Tavares’ overtime-winner. Matthews has goals (4) in three consecutive games and points (6-5-11) in six consecutive games. His second period goal is his 40th of the season, tying his single-season career-high for goals set as a rookie in 2016-17. Tonight’s game is his 22nd multi-point performance of 2019-20, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters. His four points tonight tie his single-game career-high for points (4 – 5x).
  • Jason Spezza scored the fourth Toronto goal of the night at 16:33 of the third period. He has two goals over his last four games played. He has five points (3-2-5) in nine games against Pacific Division opponents this season.
  • Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Johnsson’s first period goal before picking up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal and the primary assist on Tavares’ overtime winner. Marner has assists (6) in three consecutive games and points (1-10-11) in seven consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Marner’s 12th multi-assist game of 2019-20, which is tied for second most multi-assist games among NHLers. With three assists in tonight’s game, Marner tied his career-high for assists in a game (3 – 13x). He has registered 31 of his 43 assists on home ice this season.
  • Zach Hyman had the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Hyman has registered 14 points (5-9-14) in 16 games on home ice this season. He has six points (2-4-6) over his last six games played.
  • Kasperi Kapanen recorded the primary assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Kapanen has assists (3) in three consecutive games. In 13 games since January 1, Kapanen has recorded 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists).
  • Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Muzzin has 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists) in 44 games this season. He had a goal and two assists in two games against Anaheim last season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced in the win. Tonight’s game was Campbell’s first game as a Maple Leaf and first win as a Maple Leaf.  

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
ANAHEIM7 (5)8 (7)15 (10)0 (0)30 (22)
TORONTO10 (9)17 (13)4 (2)4 (0)35 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
ANAHEIM17 (15)20 (17)24 (17)0 (0)61 (49)
TORONTO15 (13)23 (18)14 (10)5 (0)57 (41)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home14-7-7 (28 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Anaheim28-11-5-1 (45 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Anaheim at Home17-3-4-1 (25 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference14-7-2 (23 Games)
Record vs. Pacific Division8-5-4 (17 Games)
Attendance19,077

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots6 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Matthews)
Faceoff Wins13 (Matthews, Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage62% (Tavares – 13 won, 8 lost)
Hits4 (Dermott)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Engvall, Tavares)
TOI24:54 (Holl)
Power Play TOI4:48 (Marner)
Shorthanded TOI4:23 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Barrie, Holl)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage58.8% (Liljegren, Sandin – 10 for, 7 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first20-4-1
Tied after 112-5-3
Lead after 221-2-2
Score multiple power play goals8-1-0
Allow one power play goal13-9-3
Outshooting opponent14-7-3
Overtime7-7
Friday5-2-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-5 on the power play tonight.
  • Kyle Clifford, Travis Dermott and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for a team-high 16 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Clifford had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.3 percent (16 for, 14 against), Dermott had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 43.2 percent (16 for, 21 against) and Muzzin had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 43.2 percent (16 for, 21 against).
  • Kyle Clifford played in his first game as a Maple Leaf.
  • Pierre Engvall was the lone Maple Leaf to notstart a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Auston Matthews won 83 percent (5 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and was 5-for-7 (71%) on the draw when matched up against Anaheim centre Ryan Getzlaf in all situations.
  • John Tavares won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs and was 5-for-7 (71%) on the draw when matched up against Anaheim centre Ryan Getzlaf in all situations.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Saturday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Arizona Coyotes (TSN, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Dallas Stars (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Sunday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. at Buffalo Sabres (Sportsnet, FAN 590)