Raptors-Mavericks pregame notes:


• The Toronto Raptors continue a five-game homestand (Jan. 14-22) Monday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Toronto is 8-2 over the last 10 meetings with Dallas, which includes five straight
victories at home. The Raptors and Mavericks split the season-series last year with each team winning at home.
• The last time Toronto and Dallas met was Dec. 22, 2019 at a sold-out Scotiabank Arena, where the Raptors rallied for a franchise-record 30-point comeback victory. The Mavericks led 85-55 at the 2:32 mark of the third quarter and 86-63 entering the fourth before the Raptors stormed back led by Kyle Lowry’s 20 fourth quarter points. Chris Boucher also contributed 12 points during the fourth quarter comeback.
• Toronto has won consecutive games for the first time this season after defeating Charlotte 116-113 on Saturday night. It was also the Raptors’ fourth consecutive game decided by three points or fewer. This has happened twice
before in franchise history – Mar. 24-31, 2002 and Dec. 19-27, 1997. The Raptors have never played five straight games decided by three points or less.
• In back-to-back games against Charlotte (Jan. 14-16), the Raptors attempted 99 3-pointers, including a season-high tying 50 attempts Thursday night. It marked the second time this season the Raptors have attempted 50
or more 3-pointers in a game (last: Dec. 31 vs. New York) and fourth time overall in franchise history. Toronto also had two games last season with 50+ 3-point attempts. Since 2015-16, the Raptors are one of nine franchises that have recorded 50+ 3-pointers in a game multiple times – Houston (62), Dallas (11), Brooklyn (9), Milwaukee (8), Atlanta (4), Toronto (4), Boston (3), Oklahoma City (2).
Norman Powell scored a season-high 24 points and matched a career-best with six three-pointers Jan. 16 vs. Charlotte. Powell has now made six threes in a game four times during his career – the first time was Nov. 16, 2019 at Dallas. Toronto finished with 21 threes Saturday against the Hornets – one shy of the franchise record. The Raptors are averaging 19.5 three-pointers in their three wins this season, compared to 14.9 in eight losses.
Chris Boucher has scored 15+ points off the bench seven times this season – matching his total from last year. He has contributed at least 15 points in each of the last five games (Jan. 8-16), including a career-high 25 points
Jan. 14 vs. Charlotte. Boucher is averaging a team-high 20.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over the past five games (Jan. 8-16) with two double-doubles. Boucher is one of seven undrafted players on Toronto’s roster.
Kyle Lowry became the first player in franchise history to record 4,000 career assists Jan. 14 vs. Charlotte. Lowry is currently the longest serving player on the Raptors roster (nine seasons). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is 45 points away from joining Stephen Curry (Golden State) and Damian Lillard (Portland) as the only active players to recorded 10,000 points and 4,000 assists with their current team.
Fred VanVleet has made at least one 3-pointer in a franchise record 44 consecutive games (Dec. 20, 2019 -Jan. 16, 2021), passing the previous record of 38 games set by C.J. Miles (Dec. 10, 2017 – Mar. 15, 2018). VanVleet leads the Raptors 43 three-pointers this season, making at least two threes in every gam

Maple Leafs-Winnipeg Jets pregame notes

WINNIPEG JETS (1-0-0 – 2 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (2-1-0 – 4 Points)

JANUARY 18, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus WINNIPEG

ALL-TIME RECORD:34-19-1-9 (63 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:17-9-1-4 (31 Games)
2019-201-0-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:5-3-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WINNIPEG

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (50), Joe Thornton (43), John Tavares (28)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (15), Joe Thornton (12), John Tavares (9)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (36), Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (21)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (51), Joe Thornton (44), John Tavares (30)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (41), John Tavares (25), Jason Spezza (20)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOWINNIPEG
GOALS FOR (Rank):11 (t-1st)(t-23rd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       11 (t-26th)(t-2nd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):5/13 [38.5%] (4th)1/4 [25.0%] (t-12th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):10/13 [76.9%] (15th)2/3 [66.7%] (t-24th)
SHOTS (Rank):97 (3rd)34 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):142 (2nd)39 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):57.3% (3rd)52.7% (8th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):57.1% (2nd)54.6% (5th)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 27, 1999 (Toronto 4, Atlanta 0)
All-Time Record:34-19-1-9 (63 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:17-9-1-4 (31 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:17-10-0-5 (32 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Oct. 27, 2018 (Toronto 3, Winnipeg 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS2 (Nylander, Tavares)
ASSISTS3 (Marner, Tavares)
POINTS5 (Tavares)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs15 (Simmonds)
SHOTS16 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%100% (Marner, Mikheyev)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %67.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS5 (Holl, Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS2 (Four players tied)
HITS(Holl, Tavares)
TOI PER GAME25:33 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME4:39 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME5:11 (Muzzin)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Has a 9-0-2 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 12 career games against Winnipeg.  
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:05 in even-strength ice time through three games, which ranks second among Toronto defencemen.- Recorded his first point as a Maple Leaf with an assist on January 16 at Ottawa.  
Jack Campbell– Earned his first win of the season on January 16 at Ottawa after making 17 saves on 19 shots.
Justin Holl– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.7% which ranks fourth among NHL defencemen who have started less than 50% (45.4%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (3:09).
Alex Kerfoot– Leads the Maple Leafs in penalties drawn (3) through three games.- One of two Maple Leafs who haven’t been on the ice for an even-strength goal against (Ilya Mikheyev). 
Mitch Marner– Ranks second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (24:18).- Tied for second among NHL skaters in assists (3). 
Auston Matthews– Averaging 23:19 in time on ice per game, which ranks fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks second among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (64.9%).- Averaging 25.11 shot attempts per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time, which ranks sixth among NHL forwards who have appeared in multiple games.
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks second among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:52).- One of two Maple Leafs who haven’t been on the ice for an even-strength goal against (Alex Kerfoot). 
Jake Muzzin– Ranks third among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (5:11).- Ranks sixth among NHL defencemen in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (20.25).
William Nylander– Averaging the highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (3.26) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.2%.
Morgan Rielly– Ranks 10th among NHLers who have appeared in multiple games in average time on ice (25:33).- Has the second-highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (57.4%) among NHLers who average at least 19:00 (19:16) per game in 5-on-5 ice time.
John Tavares– Tied for the NHL lead in points (2-3-5) through three games.- Tied for the lead among NHL skaters in power play shot attempts (9).- Has the second-highest faceoff win percentage (67.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 40 faceoffs.
Joe Thornton– Leads the Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (67.5%).  – Recorded his first point as a Maple Leaf on January 16 at Ottawa with a goal.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianFour points from 200 NHL points
Mitch MarnerFive points from 300 NHL points
Wayne SimmondsOne point from 500 NHL points
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Alexander BarabanovFirst NHL game (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
Zach BogosianFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
TJ BrodieFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 16 at OTT)
Nick RobertsonFirst NHL regular season game (Jan. 16 at OTT)
Wayne SimmondsFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
Jason Spezza600th NHL assist (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
Joe ThorntonFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 16 at OTT)
Jimmy VeseyFirst game as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 13 vs. MTL)
  

INJURY REPORT

Nick Robertson (Knee)Left Toronto’s game on Jan. 16 and did not return.
 Man Games Lost: 0
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 16Recalled forward Nick Robertson from the club’s taxi squad. Loaned forward Alexander Barabanov to the taxi squad.

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