Norman Powell (right quadriceps contusion) and OG Anunoby (left calf strain) are out of the Toronto Raptors lineup for the game Sunday against the Orlando Magic at Tampa, according to the NBA injury report released at 5:30 p.m. Both missed the loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Coach Nick Nurse said Powell could return for the game Tuesday at Orlando, but Anunoby likely will need another week or so.
Month: January 2021
Clippers show up early and ready, hold off Knicks at the end — Daily Breeze
Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Paul George (13) controls the ball against New York Knicks shooting guard Alec Burks (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in New York. (Brad Penner/Pool Photo via AP) New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) knocks the ball away from a driving…Clippers show up early and ready, hold off Knicks at the end — Daily Breeze
Report: 76ers, Nets, Celtics are focus for Pelicans in J.J. Redick trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Redick’s family lives in Brooklyn and he would like to return to the region.Report: 76ers, Nets, Celtics are focus for Pelicans in J.J. Redick trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
RAPTORS-MAGIC PREGAME NOTES
INJURY REPORT AT 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY
ORL@TOR Orlando Magic Aminu, Al-Farouq Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury recovery
Carter-Williams, Michael Out Injury/Illness – Left Foot; Sprain
Fultz, Markelle Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Torn ACL
Isaac, Jonathan Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Injury recovery
Mane, Karim Out G League – Two-Way
Okeke, Chuma Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Bone bruise
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain
Harris, Jalen Out G League – Two-Way
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery – rehabilitation
Powell, Norman Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Quadriceps; Contusion
• The Toronto Raptors host the Orlando Magic at Amalie Arena on Sunday evening. The game was moved up to a 7 p.m. tipoff as part of multiple schedule changes by the NBA for the coming weeks. Toronto has won five straight
games against Orlando, including a four-game season-series sweep last year. This is the first meeting between the two teams since Toronto had to relocate to the Sunshine State due to Covid-19 restrictions in Canada.
• Sunday’s game vs. Orlando marks the fourth time this season Toronto will face the same opponent in consecutive games. The Raptors are 4-2 in these ‘series’ games, which includes a two-game sweep over Charlotte. Toronto
split with both Miami and Indiana. The two game set against Orlando is the only home-and-away series on the Raptors first half schedule. Toronto will also face Milwaukee (Feb. 16-18 at Fiserv Forum) and Philadelphia (Feb. 21-23 at Amalie Arena) consecutively before the midseason break.
• Following Sunday’s game vs. Orlando, the Raptors will embark on a season-high six game road trip over the next 10 days (Feb. 2-11) as Super Bowl LV arrives in the Tampa. The trip will include stops in Orlando (Feb. 2), Brooklyn (Feb. 5), Atlanta (Feb. 6), Memphis (Feb. 8), Washington (Feb. 10) and Boston (Feb. 11). The Raptors will return to Tampa for one game Feb. 14 vs. Minnesota before leaving on a three-game trip (Feb. 16-19) to Milwaukee and Minnesota. Overall Toronto is facing 16 of the next 19 nights on the road (Feb. 1-19).
• Toronto has missed at least one starter due to injury in five consecutive games (Jan. 24-29). Toronto has used five different starting lineup in each game. OG Anunoby (strained left calf) and Norman Powell (right quad contusion) both missed Friday’s game vs. Sacramento. Powell had started four straight games prior to his injury and was replaced in the starting lineup by Terence Davis. Fred VanVleet is the only player to start all 19 games for the Raptors this year.
• Pascal Siakam scored a team-high 32 points Jan. 29 vs. Sacramento. He shot 11-for-20 from the field and 10-for -14 at the free throw line against the Kings, becoming the first Raptor this season to shoot 10+ free throws in multiple games. Siakam also attempted 14 free throws Jan. 6 at Phoenix. Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Chris Boucher are the only Raptors to attempt 10 free throws in a game this season, compared to 10 different opposing players – last: Giannis Antetokounmpo on Jan. 27 vs. Milwaukee.
• CANADIAN CONTENT: Sunday’s game includes several players from the Montreal area including Khem Birch and Chris Boucher. Rookie Karim Mane is also from Montreal but was recently assigned to Orlando’s G League
team in Lakeland. Toronto is in the middle of a stretch where they will face a Canadian head coach or player in six -of-eight games (Jan. 29 – Feb. 12) – Cory Joseph (Sacramento), Steve Nash (Brooklyn), Dillon Brooks (Memphis), Brandon Clarke (Memphis) and Tristan Thompson (Boston).
• MISCELLANEOUS: Terrence Ross was originally selected eighth overall by Toronto in the 2012 NBA Draft … Ross averaged 9.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and shot .369 from three-point range in five seasons with the Raptors …His 51-point performance Jan. 25, 2014 is tied for the second-most points scored in a game in team history …Ross is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer off the bench (1,925 points) and ranks third with 598 three-point fields goals … Adrian Griffin was an assistant coach with Orlando during the 2015-16 season … Jeff Weltman served in the Raptors’ front office for four seasons, most recently as general manager, prior to being named President of Basketball Operations for the Orlando Magic in May 2017.
Celtics Notes: Kemba Walker’s Struggles Come To Head In Loss To Lakers — NESN.com
It seemed like Kemba Walker’s struggles came to a head on Saturday night. Against the Los Angeles Lakers, Walker did a lot of good things down the stretch, like pulling down rebounds, making steals and even getting a block on Anthony Davis. But with the ball in his hands on the final possession, Walker missed […]Celtics Notes: Kemba Walker’s Struggles Come To Head In Loss To Lakers — NESN.com
Watch Damian Lillard drain two threes in final :08 to lift Blazers past Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
The degree of difficulty on those three is insane.Watch Damian Lillard drain two threes in final :08 to lift Blazers past Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Curry scores 28, Warriors jump on Pistons to win 118-91 — The China Post, Taiwan
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 28 points, knocking down six 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors raced to an early lead on the way to a 118-91 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.Kelly Oubre Jr. added 18 points as Golden State executed the way coach Steve Kerr has hoped for on both ends — starting with a focus on rebounding that produced a 53-49 advantage on the boards. Now, the Warriors must strive to do it consistently and against the NBA’s top-tier teams.Curry shot 11 for 17, including 6 of 8 from deep, and Golden State found a far better offensive groove after shooting just 38% in Thursday’s 114-93 loss at Phoenix — including 29% from 3-point range (11 for 38).“I thought we were on edge in a good way,” Kerr said. “The other night we were embarrassed. We got away from who we are.”Jerami Grant led Detroit with 18 points, and Josh Jackson came off the bench to score 17.The Pistons, similar to Golden State, are trying to gain momentum but couldn’t build off a big win two nights earlier with a cold night shooting. At 5-15, they have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.Detroit was coming off a 107-92 home win over the Lakers on Thursday — a game with 15 lead changes and eight ties — having scored the exact same number of points in a 122-107 loss at Cleveland a night earlier.“We just couldn’t find a rhythm. Their guys were making shots,” Jackson said. “We just didn’t have the energy and intensity that we normally have. I’m confident that we’ll find it.”Golden State has won nine of 11 at home against the Pistons, who pulled off a 111-104 win in their first visit to Chase Center last Jan. 4.Because of testing protocols, the Pistons did more of a walk-through without a morning shootaround. Finding a flow is tough for every team, Detroit coach Dwane Casey said.“I think it’s a byproduct of the season we’re going through, all the protocols, the unusual rhythm of the season,” Casey said. “A situation where it’s abnormal, it carries over to the court.”THOMPSON ON THE MICInjured Warriors Splash Brother Klay Thompson, sidelined for a second straight season and this time recovering from surgery for a torn right Achilles, worked the broadcast as a guest analyst. And Curry got to hang with his pal late with the game in hand.“He’s always very entertaining with his dry wit. I’ll be listening,” Kerr said. “When I watch the tape of the game I will definitely have the volume up.”CANCEL THE FLIGHTJordan Poole is headed to the G League bubble Sunday but his 16 points had teammates pulling for him to stay. They yelled “Cancel the flight!” Kerr shared.”I think my teammates wanted to sign a petition for me to stay,” Poole said. “We’ll see.”TIP-INSPistons: Went 3 for 12 to begin the game compared to 9 of 13 by the Warriors to fall behind 21-10. Detroit managed only 17 assists, shooting 9 of 36 from 3-point range. … The Pistons are 1-8 on the road and 0-2 vs. the Western Conference.Warriors: Eric Paschall missed the second half with back spasms. … Curry and Brad Wanamaker had seven assists apiece, and Draymond Green added six as Golden State finished with 34. … Rookie No. 2 draft pick James Wiseman came off the bench for the fourth straight game and contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. … Andrew Wiggins scored 47 points in the two games against Detroit. … Golden State is 2-2 at home vs. the East.RESCHEDULED GAMEThe NBA announced Golden State’s postponed road game against the Suns from Jan. 15 has been rescheduled for March 4 at Phoenix.UP NEXTPistons: At the Denver Nuggets on Monday night to continue a five-game trip out West.Warriors: Host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, having lost the last three in the series and five of seven, before leaving on a four-game road swing.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCurry scores 28, Warriors jump on Pistons to win 118-91 — The China Post, Taiwan
Alexander: Rams cut their losses quickly and decisively in swap of QBs — Press Telegram
You can’t say the Rams don’t move swiftly and decisively. As for effectively? We’ll see. Two summers ago, coming off a Super Bowl appearance – albeit an offensively flaccid one against the Patriots – they gave Jared Goff a huge contract extension, four years, $134 million all told and a little over $110 million of…Alexander: Rams cut their losses quickly and decisively in swap of QBs — Press Telegram
Oilers 4, Leafs 3 (OT) quotes
Q. Luke Fox, Sportsnet: Curious what went into the decision to have Jake and Zack wear the As tonight and who were the decision makers on that?
Sheldon Keefe: That’s been in place for quite some time. Before the training camp even began we had the discussion, myself, and Kyle and Shanny, but had the discussion with the players before camp began. My take on last season and getting to know the players and getting to know our leadership group, it’s very clear that Hyman and Muzz are both big parts of our core, big parts of our leadership group. I think our established captains recognize that as well. This just was an opportunity to recognize that. I just thought it makes sense with the additional jerseys that we wear. Just for myself, with all the teams, for the most part, that I’ve coached, I believe in trying to recognize the larger group than just what you’re allowed in a particular game be it a C, and two As. I think you need to recognize more people than that when you can so it was a chance to do that.
Q. James Mirtle, The Athletic: You’re 10 games into the season now, you’re 7-2-1. Who’s been the biggest pleasant surprise on the roster so far this year?
Sheldon Keefe: Well, I really wouldn’t say we’ve had any surprises. I think the guys that we expect to be good have been good. I think that we’ve gotten good performances from the players that have come in here that we’re just getting to know and are still getting comfortable with our system and with their surroundings, and their teammates, and all those kind of things. I wouldn’t say there’s been really any pleasant surprises. I think we’ve met expectations in a lot of ways and there still remains many areas for us to get better.
Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: You’ve said a few times getting the group to play its best hockey, knowing that without exhibition games that’s not going to happen right away. What does it say about the group that you have won seven of 10 to start? You want the second point tonight but you do get to one instead of none.
Sheldon Keefe: I thought our guys, first of all just on tonight, did a really good job. We haven’t played from behind really since the first game of the season. And then maybe the Ottawa game, I think that’s a little bit of a different type of game, but the games that we’ve been in here of late, we’ve had the lead, and then gave up the lead and then had to get it back again to get our wins.
Today is a little bit different. We had to push back and it was similar to what other teams have done to us on this trip. We’ve had leads, and they’ve come back, and we’ve had to find our way to get a win. I was happy that our guys didn’t get rattled. At the end of the trip that’s gone very well and when fatigue is definitely a factor here with the way it’s been a long road trip, it’s been a busy stretch to get to 10 games here.
The guys pushed back right away and squared the game away. I thought we were pretty good again in the third period, didn’t give up very much, obviously the exception of right at the buzzer, basically, with that point saving save by Fred. We were good there. Then the overtime is, I mean, overtime is what it is, right? We miss our breakaway and they come down and score on their 2-on-1. That’s sort of the way overtimes go.
In relation to the 10 games, we obviously feel really good about the results that we’ve gotten. As I said before, we still think we’ve got a lot of areas we can continue to get better in. That’s exciting for us as a team. We’ve got a chance here now to take a bit of a breath, four days off. What we’ll do is we’ll take tomorrow as a full day off and then our second day, Monday, we’ll have just some mandatory stuff for those who haven’t played as much, but optional for those that have played a lot.
There’s a number of guys I would like to just stay away for a second day as well. Then we get two really good practice days before it heats up again here for us. We have lots to continue to work at in my mind in a lot of ways. I think just the way this lines up here, we didn’t get a traditional exhibition season, obviously, but in my mind with the break here coming now, I think it’s sort of a turning of the page in some sense where we’ve got a pretty good sense of what we are as a group and where we need to go and grow and get better. We expect to bring it to another level when we come back to play after this break.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: Mikko Lehtonen gets his first assist tonight, he’s playing a little bit more. Did you see anything more out of him tonight than you have earlier in the games he’s played?
Sheldon Keefe: Once again, he looked really comfortable on the power play, did a good job of delivering that puck to the net. It worked out well for us. I think at 5-on-5, again, it’s tough to find him much rhythm here playing on the road. They’re doing their best to get favourable matchups and they’re looking for it and you’re trying to protect him and keep them away from two of the best players in the world. It makes it hard to find much rhythm there.
I think he still doesn’t look comfortable out there. We’ve put him in two of the last three games here and given him that opportunity. Now we have a break. And we’ll continue to work with him in some areas of development where we’d like to see him really get better now that we’ve got lots of examples and film of him playing in the NHL and where we think he can get better. We’re hoping and expecting for continued progress there.
I think it’s important to point out one thing, just in regards to Travis Dermott, though, I think that for me, he’s a guy that hasn’t deserved to sit out and have to come out of the lineup, but much like some of the rotations we’ve had in the fourth line here, the only way to get people in is to take people out. We’re actually very encouraged with Dermott’s game. He’s really done everything that we’ve asked of him, and lots of positive things about his game. We shouldn’t be reading anything into him coming out other than the fact that we’re just trying to create opportunity for Mikko to show what he can do.
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Sheldon, what are the areas of growth and improvement you’ll be looking for from the team coming out of this break?
Sheldon Keefe: I think one of the big things would be for us just to get really comfortable in playing with leads and having a good process in place that can allow us to take care of that lead, but push more on the offensive side of it. And, when I say that, that’s doing it responsibly. Spending more time in the offensive zone in general through games.
I think we need to find ways to control play a little bit better and generate more shots, more opportunities offensively. So that’s part of it. The whole situational awareness piece with playing with a lead and being responsible with the puck, those areas. Then it’s just details all over the ice, continuing to clean those types of things up. Having back-to-back practice days now for the first time since we’ve broke camp would be a good opportunity for us to do that.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: Just want your thoughts after 10 games. A four game road trip that was pretty successful overall and where you feel your game is as you go into a three, four day break here.
Frederik Andersen: I feel like it’s been good. I think I feel like I’m moving really efficiently. I think after the first few games I figured out how I’m supposed to play and how I play my best. I think I got back to that more in the last few games. Overall, I think pretty good. I think we’ve got to be pretty happy with where we are at in the standings and we know we can be a whole lot better, so that’s a positive. I think, to touch on this this road trip, was good. I think we’d have liked the last point, of course, but overall pretty successful.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: I know you want to stop every puck, but are you going to look at the highlights and see what McDavid is able to do because there’s almost no stopping him sometimes.
Frederik Andersen: Of course I’ll break down the game and do my video and see what I could have done differently. I think we’ve shown a lot of positives shutting him down especially, and containing him as much as possible. Obviously, he’s a great player where if he does create that space and speed for himself I think obviously he showed just how good he is, but I think we’ve showed we can do better and do really well against him. There’s lots of positives.
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Freddie, what did you see on the on the save on Archibald in the dying seconds of regulation?
Frederik Andersen: Just the 2-on-1 obviously, he passed it over trying to get over and main focus for me is obviously the shot and then try to slide over and take as much as possible of the net. Just happy to make that save and try to see if we can push it to overtime.
Q: Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Happy Birthday. I’m guess you wanted the win tonight, but can you talk about the trip as a whole?
Justin Holl: The win was something we were definitely after. We knew we’d have a motivated group coming out tonight. I think that was obviously disappointing to not win, but in the grand scheme of things taking seven out of eight points on the road is never going to be a bad thing for our group. We’ll learn from it and move forward.
Q: Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: What did you think of the new sweaters?
Justin Holl: I like them. Honestly, I didn’t love them right away. I didn’t know where the grey came from but they’ve really grown on me. I thought we looked really sharp tonight.
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: I’m sure you wanted the win tonight to complete the trip but how did you feel about the goal and being part of Mikko Lehtonen’s first NHL point?
Zach Hyman: Yeah, obviously we wanted to win. That was a great road trip. Anytime you go 3-0-1 on the road, it’s a good trip. It sucks that we ended off on an OT loss, but still a great trip for us. And Mikko, he’s really good at walking the line and getting a shot through so we’ve kind of told him before if he has a shot, take it, and he found the lane and Johnny tipped it and then it kind of went to me. So it’s great for him to get his first point and I thought he played great.
Q. Marty Klinkenberg, Globe and Mail: I know that teams kind of usually in their normal season, look at, you know, break it down by 10 games, 20 games, whatever. If you look at the first 10 games, what do you think right now?
Zach Hyman: I think they were all hard fought games. I think that we played in a ton of one-goal games. Two of them were OT, I think. And at the end of the day, we came out with a 7-2-1 record. So pretty great start for us. We like where we’re at. We like our team. We like what we’re building and yet the season’s a condensed season. So 10 games goes by really quick. It was a pretty shortened schedule for us here. We have a little break, but I think we’re in a good spot.
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: When you look at McDavid’s goal in the second, is there any way to defend that or do you just tip your hat to one of the greats?
Zach Hyman: No, I think that we could have defended it better. I think that I was the first guy up and I’ve got to take away speed a little bit and give Hollsy, Muzz and, I think, Mitch a little bit more time kind of wedge him out of the middle. But, you know, once he gets that time and space, he’s a special player, obviously. So he can make moves like that. I think we’ve played him four times now. He’s a great player, and we just got to be aware of him.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How do you sum up this road trip and the start to the season you guys have had?
Auston Matthews: I think it was a pretty positive road trip taking three out of four, playing some good teams. When you’re playing the same team back to back twice in a row, it’s hard to win twice and you see the two in Calgary were solid and it would have been nice to get this one. But I think overall there are some really positive things we’re doing that we can build off and just continue these next couple of games, get a couple of days off here and regroup. It’s kind of been a bit of a shotgun start to the season so it’ll be nice to reenergize, regroup as a team and get right back to it.
Q: Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How much fun was it playing Connor McDavid two games in a row?
Auston Matthews: I don’t know if I’d describe it as fun but it’s always a challenge. Obviously, himself, Draisaitl are two of the top players in the League so it’s always a challenge going up against that amount of talent and speed coming at you. We’ll take that extra point. It would have been nice getting the second one, but we’ll move on and learn and just continue to move forward
Q: Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: 7-2-1 to start but you say in 10 games, you guys haven’t played your best hockey yet. Is it encouraging there’s still a lot of room to grow but while you’re growing you’re putting wins like tonight with one point?
Auston Matthews: That’s definitely pretty positive 10 games in. Like you said, there’s a lot of things that we can do better. I don’t think we’ve scratched the surface of the best hockey that we can play collectively as a team. I think that’s always encouraging moving forward as we go on to the season knowing that we can play a lot better but that we’re still getting points, we’re still winning. Freddie made some big saves for us tonight, that last one with not a lot of time left. Those little things that we have to continue to move forward and get better in little areas and continue to win games, of course.
Oilers 4, Maple Leafs 3 postgame notes
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-2-1 – 15 Points) vs.
EDMONTON OILERS (4-6-0 – 8 Points)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACEOFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander put the Maple Leafs on the board at 17:46 of the first period. Nylander has goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (2-2-4) in four games against Edmonton this season and 12 points (4-8-12) in 12 career games against the Oilers. The Maple Leafs are 4-1-1 when Nylander records a point this season.
- Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 8:08 of the second period. Matthews has goals (4) and points (4-1-5) in four consecutive games. He has recorded at least one point in nine of the Maple Leafs’ 10 games this season. He has seven points (5-2-7) in six games on the road in 2020-21.
- Zach Hyman scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the game at 9:16 of the second period. He has a goal and an assist in four games against the Oilers in 2020-21. His goal is his first power play goal of the season after he recorded three power play goals in 2019-20.
- John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal before adding the primary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Tavares has assists (3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and third multi-point game of 2020-21. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games against Edmonton this season.
- Ilya Mikheyev had the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Mikheyev has two assists through 10 games this season. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 39 games played in 2019-20 as an NHL rookie.
- Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (6) and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. He has four points (1-3-4) in four games against the Oilers this season. Marner is tied for second among NHLers in points with 14 (5-9-14).
- Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Muzzin has three points (1-2-3) over his last four games. He is tied for third among Maple Leafs defencemen in points with four (1-3-4).
- Mikko Lehtonen collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Lehtonen’s assist is his first career NHL point. He had 17 points (8-9-17) in 17 games with Jokerit (KHL) in 2020 before joining the Maple Leafs for the 2020-21 season.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 27 of the 31 shots he faced tonight.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||9 (9)||10 (9)||9 (6)||1 (0)||39 (24)|
|EDMONTON||13 (13)||11 (7)||6 (6)||1 (0)||31 (26)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||14 (14)||15 (13)||16 (12)||1 (0)||46 (39)|
|EDMONTON||21 (20)||24 (18)||14 (14)||1 (0)||60 (52)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||4-1-1 (6 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton||54-44-8-2 (108 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road||24-25-6-2 (57 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||7 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||11 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Hits||2 (Seven players tied)|
|Blocked Shots||2 (Five players tied)|
|Takeaways||1 (Eight players tied)|
|Power Play TOI||1:49 (Nylander, Tavares)|
|Shorthanded TOI||2:22 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||66.7% (Spezza – 8 for, 4 against)|
|Opponent scores first||3-1-1|
|Trail after 1||1-1-1|
|Tied after 2||1-0-1|
|Scored 1 power play goal||4-0-1|
|Allowed 1 power play goal||2-2-1|
|Outshot by opponent||4-1-1|
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
- Toronto has scored at least one power play goal in nine of the club’s 10 games this season.
- Toronto’s line of Alex Kerfoot, Wayne Simmonds and Jimmy Vesey started 30% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 20 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 47.6% (20 for, 22 against).
- Auston Matthews was 8-for-14 (57%) in the faceoff circle when matched up with Edmonton centre Leon Draisaitl.
- Thursday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, FAN 590)
- Saturday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
- Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
- Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Saturday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
AP source: Phillies, SS Gregorius agree on 2-year deal — MLB | NBC Sports
The Philadelphia Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius have agreed on a two-year, $28 million contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.AP source: Phillies, SS Gregorius agree on 2-year deal — MLB | NBC Sports
Why coming home was important for the San Jose Sharks’ mental health — Chico Enterprise-Record
The Sharks’ team plane landed back in San Jose on Saturday morning, likely flying over SAP Center on their descent before touching down at Mineta International Airport. After five weeks away, or more for some individuals, it was no doubt a welcome sight for everyone aboard the aircraft. Finally, they were back home. “It’s exciting,”…Why coming home was important for the San Jose Sharks’ mental health — Chico Enterprise-Record