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Maple Leafs-Oilers pregame notes

EDMONTON OILERS (2-3-0 – 4 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (3-2-0 – 6 Points)

JANUARY 22, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

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

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus EDMONTON

ALL-TIME RECORD:52-44-8-1 (105 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:29-19-2-0 (50 Games)
2020-210-1-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:8-2-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus EDMONTON

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (68), TJ Brodie (40), Jake Muzzin (32)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (12), Jason Spezza (9), Wayne Simmonds (8)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (58), Jason Spezza (17), TJ Brodie (15)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (70), Jason Spezza (26), John Tavares (18)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (28), Wayne Simmonds, (24), Zach Bogosian (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOEDMONTON
GOALS FOR (Rank):15 (t-5th)13 (t-8th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       15 (t-22nd)16 (t-26th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):6/16 [37.5%] (t-3rd)3/21 [14.3%] (t-21st)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):16/20 [80.0%] (t-16th)14/16 [87.5%] (t-9th)
SHOTS (Rank):161 (2nd)160 (3rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):227 (t-2nd)192 (5th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):57.8% (3rd)45.5% (t-26th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):58.6% (2nd)51.3% (11th)

MAPLE LEAFS – OILERS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 11, 1979 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 3)
All-Time Record:52-44-8-1 (105 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:29-19-2-0 (50 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:23-25-6-1 (55 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 27, 2019 (Toronto 6, Edmonton 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS3 (Marner, Tavares)
ASSISTS4 (Holl)
POINTS6 (Marner, Tavares)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs15 (Simmonds)
SHOTS27 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%100% (Marner, Mikheyev)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS11 (Holl)
TAKEAWAYS4 (Matthews, Nylander)
HITS11 (Matthews)
TOI PER GAME25:00 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:32 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME4:13 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Ranks fourth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (93).- Has a 12-1-1 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in 15 career games against Edmonton.  
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:58 in even-strength ice time through five games, which ranks second among Toronto defencemen.- Has not been on the ice for a goal against at even-strength at home.   
Jack Campbell– Earned his first win of the season on January 16 at Ottawa after making 17 saves on 19 shots.
Justin Holl– Leads NHL defencemen who have appeared in multiple games and average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:17) with a shot attempt percentage of 61.8%.- Averaging 21:21 per game in ice time after averaging 18:31 per game in 2019-20.
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (3:15).- Has played 45.4% of Toronto’s time on the penalty kill this season.
Alex Kerfoot– Leads the Maple Leafs in penalties drawn (3).- Has seven points (5-2-7) in eight career games against Edmonton.- Has won 71.4% (5 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
Mitch Marner– Tied for fourth among NHLers in points with six (3-3-6).- Ranks second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (24:46).- Tied for seventh among NHL skaters in even-strength points (4). – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 59.7%. 
Auston Matthews– Averaging 23:24 in time on ice per game, which ranks fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (65.7%).- Leads the NHL in shots on goal (27).- Has won the fourth-most faceoffs in the NHL (55).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks second among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:31).- Has an average of 23.8 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks third among NHL forwards who have played at least 10 minutes on the penalty kill.  
Jake Muzzin– Eighth among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (4:09).- Tied for 22nd among NHL defencemen in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (14.37).
William Nylander– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.81) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.6%, which is the fourth-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has recorded eight points against the Oilers (two goals, six assists) in nine career games against Edmonton.
Morgan Rielly– Ranks 16th among NHLers who have appeared in multiple games in average time on ice (25:00).- Has been on the ice for the fifth-most shot attempts for among NHL skaters (91).- Has the third highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (57.2%) among NHLers who average at least 19:00 (19:46) per game in 5-on-5 ice time.
John Tavares– Tied for fourth in the NHL in points (3-3-6).- Leads the NHL in power play goals (3).- Has the highest faceoff win percentage (66.26%) among NHLers who have taken at least 50 faceoffs (65).
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Auston MatthewsPoints (2-2-4) in three consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

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

RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BrodieFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 16 at OTT)
Mikko LehtonenFirst NHL game (Jan. 18 vs. WPG)
Joe ThorntonFirst point as a Maple Leaf (Jan. 16 at OTT)
  

INJURY REPORT

Nick Robertson (Knee)Expected to miss at least four weeks.
Joe ThorntonLeft Toronto’s game on January 22 vs. Edmonton and did not return.
 Man Games Lost: 2
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 21Placed forward Nick Robertson on long term injured reserve.
Jan. 19Loaned forward Travis Boyd to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Jan. 18Recalled defenceman Mikko Lehtonen from the club’s taxi squad. Added goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the club’s taxi squad. Goaltender Aaron Dell claimed off waivers by New Jersey.
Jan. 17Added forward Pierre Engvall to the club’s taxi squad.
Jan. 16Recalled forward Nick Robertson from the club’s taxi squad. Loaned forward Alexander Barabanov to the taxi squad.

RAPTORS-HEAT PREGAME NOTES

Injury report as of 5:30 p.m. Friday.

MIA@TOR

Miami Heat Bradley, Avery Out Health and Safety Protocols
Butler, Jimmy Out Health and Safety Protocols
Dragic, Goran Probable Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Contusion
Herro, Tyler Questionable Injury/Illness – Neck; Spasms
Leonard, Meyers Out Injury/Illness – Left Shoulder; Strain
Silva, Chris Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Hip Flexor; Strain
Vincent, Gabe Probable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness

Toronto Raptors Lowry, Kyle Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Soreness
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery; rehab
.Siakam, Pascal Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Soreness

Update: Siakam will play, Lowry will not.



• The Toronto Raptors conclude a five-game homestand (Jan. 14-22) Friday night when they host the Miami Heat at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Following Friday’s contest, the Raptors will play 11 of their next 15 games
on the road (Jan. 24 – Feb. 19). The stretch begins with a two-game “series” Sunday and Monday at Indiana – it’s the only series in the first half Toronto will play on back-to-back days.
• Kyle Lowry needs 14 points to join DeMar DeRozan (13,296) and Chris Bosh (10,275) as the only players in franchise history to score 10,000 career points. Golden State’s Steph Curry (16,812) and Klay Thompson (11,995), Portland’s Damian Lillard (15,281), Washington’s Bradley Beal (11,774) and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (10,955) are the only active players with 10,000 points with their current team. Lowry is Toronto’s all-time leader in three-pointer made (1,424), assists (4,031) and steals (841).
Fred VanVleet has made at least one three-pointer in a franchise record 46 consecutive games (Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2021), passing the previous record of 38 games set by C.J. Miles (Dec. 10, 2017 – March 15, 2018). VanVleet and Kyle Lowry lead the Raptors with 47 and 37 three-point field goals, respectively,
this season. The duo has combined to shoot .362 (84-for-232) from beyond the arc through 14 games.
OG Anunoby has matched a career high with six consecutive games (Jan. 10-20) of at least 10 points. He is averaging 15.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists during this stretch, which includes an 18-point performance Jan. 20 vs. Miami. Anunoby is shooting .478 (32-67) from the field, and leads the Raptors with
19 three-point field goals, over the last six games. The last time Anunoby had six straight double-figure scoring games was Feb. 25 – Mar. 8, 2020.
• The Raptors rank second in the NBA, behind Philadelphia (16.8), averaging 16.6 fast-break points. Toronto has finished with double-digit fast-break points in 12-of-14 games, including four games with 20 or more.
Chris Boucher has scored 15+ points in eight games this season, something he did seven times in 62 contests in 2019-20. Boucher currently ranks fourth among reserves in the NBA (min. 10 games off bench) averaging 15.5 points – behind Jordan Clarkson (17.6), Shake Milton (16.2) and Terrence Ross (15.8).
Kyle Lowry collected a season-high 10 rebounds Wednesday against the Heat. Lowry has now grabbed 5+ rebounds in his last 11 games played (Dec. 29 – Jan. 20), one game shy of his career high. Lowry recorded at least five boards in 12 consecutive games Nov. 14 – Dec. 10, 2017. Over his last 11 games, Lowry is averaging a team-high 7.6 rebounds and led the Raptors on the glass three times.
• The start time for Sunday’s game at Indiana is now 1 p.m. not 3:30 p.m. Sportsnet will still broadcast the game and it will remain televised on NBA TV in the U.S. TSN 1050 Toronto will carry the game on radio.
• The Raptors waived centre Alex Len on Tuesday. Len appeared in seven games (two starts) this season, averaging 2.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 10.8 minutes.


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