Sharks make plans after early February games at SAP Center are nixed — Red Bluff Daily News

Now knowing they’ll have to stay away from San Jose for longer than they had first hoped, some Sharks players have been busy trying to find out what it will mean for them to be the home team in another city. Sharks coach Bob Boughner said Sunday that players have been reaching out to the…

Sharks make plans after early February games at SAP Center are nixed — Red Bluff Daily News

Maple Leafs – Flames pregame notes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (4-2-0 – 8 Points) vs.

CALGARY FLAMES (2-0-1 – 5 Points)

JANUARY 24, 2021 ▪ 4:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME (CALGARY, AB) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: FAN 590

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus CALGARY

ALL-TIME RECORD:61-60-12-5 (138 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:25-41-5-2 (73 Games)
2019-20:0-1-1
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:5-4-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus CALGARY

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (66), Jake Muzzin (31), Wayne Simmonds (25)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (11), John Tavares (8), Wayne Simmonds (5)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (44), Jake Muzzin (15), John Tavares (11)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (55), John Tavares (19), Jake Muzzin (17)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (31), Wayne Simmonds (21), Jake Muzzin (14)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES TEAM STATS

 TORONTOCALGARY
GOALS FOR (Rank):19 (t-3rd)11 (t-22nd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       17 (t-20th)(t-2nd)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):8/18 [44.4%] (2nd)6/16 [37.5%] (t-5th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):18/22 [81.8%] (15th)11/12 [91.7%] (4th)
SHOTS (Rank):190 (4th)93 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):272 (3rd)113 (t-28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):56.2% (3rd)52.2% (11th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):58.2% (1st)45.7% (25th)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLAMES NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Nov. 5, 1972 (Toronto 2, Atlanta 2)
All-Time Record:61-60-12-5 (138 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:36-19-7-3 (65 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:25-41-5-2 (73 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:March 4, 2019 (Toronto 6, Calgary 2)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS4 (Marner, Tavares)
ASSISTS5 (Nylander)
POINTS8 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs15 (Simmonds)
SHOTS27 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%100% (Marner, Mikheyev)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton, Vesey)
BLOCKED SHOTS12 (Holl)
TAKEAWAYS5 (Nylander)
HITS14 (Hyman)
TOI PER GAME24:27 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:32 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:54 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Ranks fourth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (123).- Has an 8-2-2 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 14 career games against Calgary.  – Earned his 139th win as a Maple Leaf on January 22 vs. Edmonton to move past Curtis Joseph for fourth on the Maple Leafs’ all-time goaltender win register.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 17:55 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto defencemen.- Averages 2:40 per game in shorthanded ice time, which ranks third among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs in blocked shots (8).
Jack Campbell– Is 2-2-0 in five career appearances against the Flames with a 1.92 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.
Justin Holl– Leads NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:34) with a shot attempt percentage of 62.5%.- Averaging 21:15 per game in ice time after averaging 18:31 per game in 2019-20.- Ranks eighth among right-handed NHL defencemen in shorthanded ice time per game (3:54).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (3:00).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (57.1%) among Toronto forwards.- One of nine forwards in the NHL to start average over 12:00 minutes per game (13:57) of shorthanded ice time and start fewer than 35% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (33.9%), while having a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage above 50% (51.9%).
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for fourth among Toronto forwards in points per 60 minutes of ice time (1.72).- Leads the Maple Leafs in penalties drawn (3).- Has won 63.6% (7 won, 4 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
Mitch Marner– Tied for second among NHLers in points (4-4-8).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (24:07).- Tied for sixth among NHL skaters in even-strength points (4-1-5). – Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.9%. 
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%).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (27).- Has won the ninth-most faceoffs in the NHL (55).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:20).- Has an average of 21.5 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks sixth among NHL forwards who have played at least 10 minutes on the penalty kill.  
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 22nd among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:50).- Is 23rd among NHL defencemen in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (14.02).- Has the 16th highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (60.5%) among NHL defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.25) among Toronto skaters.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.7%, which is the fourth-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards.- Has recorded six points against the Flames (two goals, four assists) in eight career games against Calgary.
Morgan Rielly– Ranks 17th among NHLers who have appeared in multiple games in average time on ice (24:27).- Has been on the ice for the eighth-most shot attempts for among NHL skaters (100).- Has the seventh highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.5%) among NHLers who average at least 19:00 (19:42) per game in 5-on-5 ice time.
John Tavares– Tied for eighth in the NHL in points (4-3-7).- Leads the NHL in power play goals (4).- Tied for third among NHL centres in shots on goal (22).- Has the third-highest faceoff win percentage (64.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 75 faceoffs (85).
Jimmy Vesey– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 75% when the Maple Leafs lead in games, which is the highest percentage on the team.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

TJ BrodieAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

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

RECENT MILESTONES

Adam BrooksFirst NHL goal (Jan. 22 vs. EDM)
Mikko LehtonenFirst NHL game (Jan. 18 vs. WPG)
  

INJURY REPORT

Auston Matthews (Upper Body)Did not play on Jan. 22 vs. EDM.
Nick Robertson (Knee)On long term injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 4
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 24Added forward Travis Boyd to roster.
Jan. 23Placed forward Joe Thornton on long term injured reserve.
Jan. 21Placed forward Nick Robertson on long term injured reserve. Added forward Joey Anderson to the taxi squad.
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.

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RAPTORS-PACERS PREGAME NOTES

PACERS
• After losing consecutive games for only the second time this season, the Pacers bounced back to earn a 120-118 overtime win over the Orlando Magic Friday night. Indiana is now 2-0 this season in overtime contests.
Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 23 points in the win over the Magic, and sank the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds remaining to lift Indiana to the win. Brogdon has made the game-winner in both of the Pacers’ overtime wins this season.
• Brogdon is Indiana’s leading scorer this season with 22.5 points per game, an improvement of 6.0 points per game off his previous career-high average he set last season (16.5). He also leads the Pacers with 7.2 assists and is averaging a career-best 1.6 steals per game.
• After missing the previous two games with a right hand injury, Defensive Player of the Year candidate Myles Turner returned to the court Friday against Orlando and tied his season high with 22 points to go with nine rebounds and three blocks in 43 minutes.
• Despite missing two games, Myles Turner leads the NBA this season with 53 blocked shots, a total of 11 more than the NBA’s second-ranked player (Utah’s Rudy Gobert, 42). Turner has ranked in the NBA’s top four in blocks per game in each of the last four seasons.
Domantas Sabonis has opened the season by recording 15 consecutive double-doubles. Sabonis’ streak is the longest of his career and the longest streak in NBA franchise history. With his 109th double-double as a member of the Pacers Wednesday against Dallas, he passed Roy Hibbert (108) into seventh place for the most double-doubles in franchise history.
• Sabonis is one of six players since the ABA-NBA merger to record a double-double in at least 15 straight games to open the season (Basketball-Reference). He joins Bill Walton (34, 1976-77), Moses Malone (16, 1981-82), Kevin Love (15, 2011-12), Giannis Antetokounmpo (19, 2019-20) and Nikola Jokic (15, 2020-21) on that list. Joining Denver’s Nikola Jokic with 15 double-doubles
through 15 games this season, this is the first NBA season since 1967-68 that two players had 15 double-doubles in the first 15 games of a season in the same year when Nate Thurmond and Wilt Chamberlain did so.
• Sabonis leads the NBA in minutes per game as he has averaged 38.2 minutes played. He logged a career-high 45 minutes in Friday’s overtime win over Orlando as he tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and a career-high five steals.
• After missing the first 13 games this season, and 29 straight regular season games after suffering a torn left ACL on Feb. 23 last season, Jeremy Lamb returned to the court Wednesday against Dallas. He finished with 10 points off the bench, and made his first four shots from the floor. Lamb followed that by posting 22 points on 7-for-14 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free
throw line to go with seven rebounds in 28 minutes of Friday’s win over Orlando.
Doug McDermott has scored in double figures in four straight games and 11 of his 15 outings overall this year. He has started each of the last three games and has averaged 17.3 points, 5.0 reboundsa nd 3.0 assists while shooting 47.6 percent from 3-point range over that span.
• McDermott made his first start of the season Sunday against the Clippers (and only his second start in his three seasons with the Pacers), and led all scorers with a season-high 23 points on 9-for-12 shooting and 5-for-7 from 3-point range. He made his first six shots from the field including his first three triples.
• After starting the season shooting 5-for-19 (26.3 percent) from 3-point range over the first four games, McDermott has shot 25-for-58 (43.1 percent) over the last 11.
• Justin Holiday has started the last six games and has averaged 10.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range over that span.
• T.J. McConnell missed three games from Jan. 9-12 due to personal reasons. Over the four games since his return, McConnell has recorded 26 assists and 10 steals and has only committed five turnovers over 24.8 minutes per game. He finished with six points, three rebounds, six assists and three steals with only one turnvover in 31 minutes (the most he has logged in his two
seasons with the Pacers) in Friday’s win over Orlando.
• After totaling just 17 points and six assists over the first five games in January, Aaron Holiday provided a burst off the bench in the win at Golden State, 1/12, with 16 points and 12 assists, his first double-double of the season. He tallied nine points and six assists in the fourth quarter. Holiday finished with 13 points in 26 minutes off the bench in Wednesday’s loss to Dallas.

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Bruins pound Flyers into submission, 6-1 — Lowell Sun

Steph Curry passes Reggie Miller on the NBA’s all-time 3-point list — Red Bluff Daily News

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