Fearless Blue Jays keen on making a strong — and early — impression at spring training — Toronto Sun

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Fearless Blue Jays keen on making a strong — and early — impression at spring training — Toronto Sun

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Gordon Hayward apparently has proven his worth to his employers. The Boston Celtics want the forward to remain with the team over the long term, an NBA source confirmed to BostonSportsJournal’s Brian Robb on Tuesday. Hayward’s contract will expire after next season, but he can opt out of his four-year, $128 million deal this summer…

NBA Rumors: Celtics Want To Keep Gordon Hayward ‘Over Long Term’ — NESN.com

‘HIS ENERGY IS AWESOME’: Campbell gets another start in Leafs net — Toronto Sun

Freddy is getting steady, but he’s not quite ready to resume his goaltending duties with the Maple Leafs. Read More

‘HIS ENERGY IS AWESOME’: Campbell gets another start in Leafs net — Toronto Sun.

COYOTES AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: Auston Matthews is tied for first among NHL skaters in goals (40).- Leads the NHL with 30 even-strength goals.- Leads in goals scored at 5-on-5 (25).- Leads in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in multi-goal games (10).- Tied for ninth in points (40-28-68).- Fourth with 225 shots on goal.

ARIZONA COYOTES (28-23-7 – 63 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (29-19-8 – 66 Points)

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus ARIZONA

ALL-TIME RECORD:38-53-8-2 (101 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:21-27-2-2 (52 Games)
2019-20:1-0-0
LAST FIVE:2-3-0
LAST 10:3-6-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus ARIZONA

GAMES PLAYED:Kyle Clifford (41), Jake Muzzin (30), Jason Spezza (23)
GOALS:John Tavares (9), Jason Spezza (9), Jake Muzzin (6)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (12), Jake Muzzin (11), Morgan Rielly (6), John Tavares (6)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (21), Jake Muzzin (17), John Tavares (15)
PENALTY MINUTES:Kyle Clifford (46), Jake Muzzin (36), Morgan Rielly (8)

MAPLE LEAFS – COYOTES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOARIZONA
GOALS FOR (Rank):199 (t-1st)158 (t-20th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       183 (t-27th)155 (9th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):39/154 [25.3%] (3rd)35/183 [19.1%] (t-19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):120/155 [77.4%] (24th)137/166 [82.5%] (10th)
SHOTS (Rank):1873 (4th)1810 (9th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2838 (3rd)2555 (8th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.5% (5th)48.1% (25th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.8% (3rd)49.3% (20th)

MAPLE LEAFS – COYOTES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:November 10, 1979 at Winnipeg (Toronto 8, Winnipeg 4)
All-Time Record:38-53-8-2 (101 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:21-27-2-2 (52 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:17-26-6-0 (49 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:December 19, 2013 (Toronto 2, Arizona 1 SO)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. COYOTES

Tyson BarrieFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (November 21, 2019 at ARI)
Kyle Clifford100th NHL point (December 27, 2018 LAK vs. ARI)
Pierre EngvallFirst NHL point (Goal) (November 21, 2019 at ARI)
Martin MarincinFirst NHL point (January 24, 2014 (EDM) vs. PHX)
Auston Matthews100th career NHL game (November 20, 2017 vs. ARI)
Jake MuzzinFirst NHL goal (January 26, 2013 (LAK) at PHX)
William Nylander100th career NHL point (December 28, 2017 at ARI)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS40 (Matthews)
ASSISTS43 (Marner)
POINTS68 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS21 (Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs34 (Muzzin)
SHOTS225 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.6% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS85 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS61 (Matthews)
HITS99 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for second among NHL goaltenders in wins (24).- Has a 10-5-6 record on home ice with a .900 save percentage and a 3.16 goals-against average.- Is 8-3-4 in 16 career appearances against Arizona with a .936 save percentage and a 1.82 goals-against average.- Has a save percentage over .900 in 57.1 percent of his starts this season, which is the sixth-highest percentage among goaltenders who have appeared in 40 games.
Tyson Barrie– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for 11th-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).
– Scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf on November 21 at Arizona.- Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (48). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
Jack Campbell– Is 3-2-1 in six career games against the Coyotes with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks sixth among NHL left wingers who have appeared in 50 games in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.1%).
– Ranks 24th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.88).
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 seventh highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks first in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of (52.5%) among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 45 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (44.5%).- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.9%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 45 percent (44.5%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Michael Hutchinson– Had made the second-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 (5-8-13; 15 GP).- Has 14 points (5-9-14) in 16 games on home ice this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.76).
Andreas Johnsson– Averages 1.88 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 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 64 career games on home ice.
Kasperi Kapanen– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-18-26).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 14th among NHL right wingers who have appeared in 40 games in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.30) at 5-on-5.- Has recorded 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 14 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 (7-12-19).- Has five points (2-3-5) in seven career games against Arizona.
Mitch Marner– Ranks eighth among NHL skaters in assists (43). Has the most assists among NHLers who have appeared in fewer than 50 games.- Has 12 multi-assist games, which is tied for the second-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.27 points per game, which is the seventh-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.97 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 sixth in the NHL in primary assists (28). His 28 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 50 or fewer games.
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 ninth among NHL skaters in points (40-28-68).- Fourth in the NHL with 225 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 10 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 2.04 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 1.02 goals per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which ranks third among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 1.02 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 21st among NHL skaters in multi-point games (15).- Has 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games against Pacific Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.3 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 (15:43).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 20th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (16.83).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (5) and points (5-2-7) in four consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
  

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)
John Tavares800th NHL game (February 8 at Montreal)
  

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 8 at Montreal
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 141

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 10Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Placed goaltender Frederik Andersen on injured reserve.
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.