ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is donating $17 million to help a civil rights museum expand and offer new programming. Arthur Blank’s family foundation announced the gift to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Thursday. The vast majority of the money will fund a new, three-story west…Atlanta Falcons owner donating $17M to civil rights museum — WRBL
Day: February 5, 2021
STREAKING: Joe Harris has made at least one 3-pointer in a Nets franchise-record 54 straight home games, dating to 2/25/19 vs. San Antonio.
LAST THREE: Since scoring a season-low-tying six points and seeing his franchise-record 79-game streak with at least one 3-pointer made end on 1/27 at Atlanta, Harris has averaged 21.0 ppg (.561 FG), 2.0 rpg and
3.3 apg in 33.1 mpg in his last three games, scoring 20+ points twice and shooting 16-of-29 (.552) from 3-point range.
1/31 at WAS: Harris scored a career-high-tying 30 points (also: 3/25/18 vs. Cleveland) and made a career-high 8-of-13 3FG in 32 minutes.
Harris is the seventh player in franchise history to make eight or more 3-pointers in a game (a total of 11 times), and the first
since D’Angelo Russell sank 8-of-12 from distance on 1/18/19 at Orlando.
SCORING: Brooklyn is 8-2 this season in games that Harris has tallied 15+ points in (5-1 when Harris scores 20+ points).
Fred VanVleet has made at least one 3-pointer in a Raptors franchise-record 53 straight games entering Friday. He made 11-for-14 shots from beyond the arc in scoring a franchise-record 54 points Tuesday against the Orlando Magic.
Nets Big 3 tops in 4th
Kevin Durant (8.4), James Harden (8.3) and Kyrie Irving (8.2) are first, second and third in the league in fourth-quarter scoring this season. Next-highest: 7.3 points (Beal and Lillard).
Since quarter stats were first tracked (1996-97), the highest fourth-quarter ppg a Net has ever posted was 7.3 fourth-quarter ppg for Vince Carter in 2005-06.
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CELTICS-CLIPPERS PREGAME NOTES
• PG FROM THREE: On 1/3 at Phoenix, Paul George had his 10th game as Clipper with at least six three-pointers made. George passed J.J. Redick for the
most such games in franchise history. On 2/3 at Cleveland, George was 8-for-9 from beyond the arc. It was the seventh instance in franchise history that a
player had made at least eight three-pointers. George is the only player in franchise history to achieve the feat twice. George currently is first in the NBA in 3P%
(.478, min 7.0 attempts) and fifth in three-pointers made (67).
• LAST 13: The Clippers are 11-2 in their last 12 games. Since 1/10 the Clippers have the second-best record in the NBA, rank first in 3P% (.431), tied for first
in plus/minus differential (13.3) and net rating (13.1), second in FT% (.851) and offensive rating (120.5), are third in points (118.8) and FG% (.491) and have the
fourth-least amount of turnovers (11.9).
• THIRD QUARTER DOMINANCE: The Clippers are one of the best teams in the NBA in the third quarter. In the third frame the Clippers rank first in plus/minus
differential (4.7), 3P% (.485) and points (31.0), second in FG% (.525) and third in FT% (.850).
• HOLDING LEADS: The Clippers are 16-2 this season when building a lead of at least 10 points. LA is the only team in the NBA this season to not lose
• BEYOND THE ARC: On 1/10 vs. Chicago, the Clippers were 20-for-38 (52.6%) from beyond the arc. It was the fifth game in franchise history that the Clippers have made at least 20 three-pointers. Kawhi Leonard was 7-for-9 from the three-point line which tied his career high. Leonard was 5-for-5 in the third
quarter alone, which was the most three-pointers he has made in a single quarter in his career. On 1/28 at Miami, the Clippers made nine three-pointers in the third quarter which was tied for the most three-pointers made in a single quarter in franchise history. On 2/3 at Cleveland, the Clippers made 20 three-pointers for the sixth time in franchise history and second time this season. The Clippers lead the NBA in 3P% (.423) and in most games shooting at least 50% from beyond the arc (6), and are second in most games with at least 15 three-pointers made (14). LA had a five-game streak with at least 15 three-pointers made (1/10 – 1/20) which was the longest such streak in franchise history.
• HOT START: The Clippers went 4-1 through the first five games of the season. It is the 11th time in franchise history the Clippers have at least four wins in
the teams’ first five games and the first time since 2017-18. The Clippers improved to 11-4 on 1/20 vs. Sacramento which is the third-best 15-game start in franchise history (13-2, 2016-17; 12-3, 1974-75). LA improved to 15-5 on 1/29 at Orlando which is tied for the second-best 20-game start in franchise history (16-4, 1974-75; 15-5, 2014-15 and 2016-17).
• HOME SWEET HOME: The Clippers are currently on a five-game home win streak and have the fourth-best home record in the NBA at 8-2. At home, LA
ranks second in 3P% (.411) and FT% (.837), third in plus/minus differential (7.4) and ninth in points (115.1).
• DYNAMIC DUO: Paul George (24.4) and Kawhi Leonard (26.2) are the fourth-highest scoring duo in the NBA so far this season.
• PERFECT FROM THE STRIPE: On 1/6 at Golden State, the Clippers were a perfect 25-for-25 from the free-throw line which was the third-most free-throws made without a miss in a game in franchise history. This is the 24th time in franchise history that the Clippers were perfect from the free-throw line. The last time an NBA team made at least 25 free-throws while remaining perfect was the Chicago Bulls on 2/2/19 at Charlotte. LA currently leads the NBA in FT% (.849).
• KAWHI: Kawhi Leonard is the winningest player in NBA regular-season history with a 408-135 (.751) record.
SACRAMENTO 116, BOSTON 111 – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA (2/3/21)
Jayson Tatum missed a game-tying three pointer with the clock winding down as the C’s fell to the Kings 116-111…Tatum finished with a game-high 27 points to go along with 10 assists and nine rebounds…Tristan Thompson added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Jaylen Brown added 21 points, three rebounds and four assists…Daniel Theis added 11 points and four assists…The Kings were led by De’Aaron Fox and his 26 points and 11 assists while Harrison Barnes added 24 points and six assists…Tyrese Haliburton
scored 21 off of the bench for Sacramento as well.
BROWN GOES OFF AGAINST CLEVELAND…
Jaylen Brown netted 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting in just 19:14 of game time against Cleveland on Jan. 24 en route to the C’s 141-103 win…It was the most
points scored by a player in under 20 minutes of game time during the shot clock era.
TATUM NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK…
Jayson Tatum was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 10 when he averaged 33.0 points to go along with 5.3 rebounds
and 2.7 assists while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 52.0 percent from three…It was the second time in Tatum’s career that he was named Player of
the Week and the first time during the 2020-21 season.
BROWN/TATUM ENTER ELITE SCORING DUOS THROUGH FIRST 10 GAMES…
Jayson Tatum (269) and Jaylen Brown (263) have each surpassed the 250+ point mark through the first ten games of the 2020-21 season…They became just
the third pair of teammates in the past 20 seasons to each record 250 or more points in their team’s first ten games…They join Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe
Bryant (2001-02) and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant (3x, 2016-17 through 2018-19).
PRITCHARD HAS IMPRESSIVE GAME OFF BENCH AGAINST TORONTO…
Payton Pritchard had 23 points and eight assists on 8-of-13 shooting against Toronto on Jan. 4…According to the Elias Sports Bureau he is just the fifth Celtic
rookie since 1970-71 to have at least 20 points and five assists while shooting 60% from the field coming off of the bench.
TATUM AND BROWN SHOW OUT IN SEASON OPENER EACH NETTING 30+ POINTS…
Jayson Tatum recorded 30 points including the game-winning three-pointer while Jaylen Brown added 33 points on opening night against Milwaukee on Dec. 23…According to the Elias Sports Bureau they are the first duo in C’s history to record 30 points or more in the season opening game in franchise history.
TEAGUE POSTS TERRIFIC GAME OFF THE BENCH FOR C’S IN OPENER…
Jeff Teague made his presence felt in his first game as a Celtics becoming the first Celtics reserve to tally at least 19 points and four three-pointers in the team’s opening game since Walter McCarty on Nov. 2, 1999….Teague finished the game against Milwaukee on Dec. 23 with 19 points and a perfect 4-for-4 from three.
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RAPTORS AT NETS PREGAME NOTES
Anunoby out, Baynes probable at Brooklyn
INJURY REORT AT 1:30 P.M.
TOR@BKN Brooklyn Nets Claxton, Nicolas Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Tendinopathy
Dinwiddie, Spencer Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Partially Torn ACL
Perry, Reggie Out G League – Two-Way
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain
Baynes, Aron Probable Injury/Illness – Right Groin; Strain
Flynn, Malachi Out G League – On Assignment
Harris, Jalen Out G League – Two-Way
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery – rehabilitation
Leafs 7, Canucks 3 quotes
Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: Sheldon, if you wouldn’t mind just an update if you have one on Travis to start.
Sheldon Keefe: Yeah, I think it looks like it’s pretty minor. It was just a charley horse. Just something that he kept waiting and waiting to see if it was just going to go away, try to get it moving. It just didn’t settle down enough here for tonight, but we’re not expecting it to be anything too major. We’ll see how he is at practice tomorrow and make a plan from there.
Q. Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun: The fourth line, just what Petan did on the line, did you see enough to keep him in for another game and the way he worked with Boyd and Spezza tonight?
Sheldon Keefe: I thought those guys had a lot of jump today. They had the puck a lot, made great plays with it, Petan, in particular, seemed really confident for a guy who hasn’t played a game in a really long time. I thought he looked really comfortable, brought a lot to the group. Boyd and Spezza were very good. Obviously, Spezz had a terrific night here tonight and we’re happy for him. But, yeah, I thought the line was really good.
Q. Josh Clipperton, The Canadian Press: Can you put into words what Jason means to your group? Not so much tonight, but just in general?
Sheldon Keefe: Yeah, I think we’ve talked about it a lot, but like a night like this, it’s a good opportunity to revisit it. With his experience and his voice and his personality, it brings a lot to our room. We feel like we’ve added a lot to that department. I think having Spezz last season just showed us how valuable that is and we felt we could add to that, and I think we did.
Just the work that he’s put in all through the offseason to get himself ready to play and to push others to be ready and help our younger guys. And I guess another example, at his age and where we’re at in the season, he comes and he skates on one of our skill development days this week instead of taking the off day, which, even though he hasn’t played a great deal, nobody would have blamed him for taking the off day.
He comes in and he works with the skills coaches. Some of the guys were giving it to him a little bit, they thought that the hat trick goal looked a lot like some of the drills he was doing with the skills development staff, with our player development staff here this week. It’s great to see him get rewarded for that and the guys were really happy for him.
Q: Bob McGill, Leafs Nation Network: You watch practice and you see the hard work that the guys are putting in over the last couple of days, but I also hear the sounds of the fun that they’re having. You put both of those together and I think it helps in results that you get here tonight, do you think?
Sheldon Keefe: I do think that, Bob. We’ve been having success as a team so the guys are feeling good and they’re coming off a couple days off, they’re together again in practice. We’ve got lots of reasons to be positive, whether it’s the success of our team that we’ve had to date here and the wins we’ve put together, or just the fact that we get to play hockey and come together as a group. We’re grateful for that opportunity. The guys love being at the rink and being around each other.
Right from day one of camp there has been a real good vibe around our club and that continues to grow. A night like this just adds to it. We’ve got to get a sleep in here today and come to the rink again tomorrow and do it again. Come with great spirit, put our work in on the ice and the games won’t stop here. They’re going to come quickly and we’ve got to build upon it and not look back.
Q: Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: It’s early, of course, you’ve now seen everyone in the division and have at least one win against everyone in the division. Significance of that? Again, it is early, but it’s got to make you feel good.
Sheldon Keefe: Well sure, like I said we’ve been able to get good results to this point and, like you said, we’ve seen everybody. The greatest challenge though throughout this whole schedule is to beat the same team in back-to-back games. In our case we’re going to play Vancouver three times, but we get the edge here today and they’re going to regroup and they’re going to make adjustments and we’re going to have to do the same.
We’re going to have to continue to get better and that’s the greatest challenge. We were able to do that against Calgary, we weren’t able to do that either time against Edmonton. We’ve got to find a way to bounce back and build upon this here because the reason why it’s so difficult is because the other team doesn’t feel good about what happened in the first game and they seek to get better and it’s important for us to not take our foot off the gas. It starts with practice tomorrow.
Q: Mark Masters, TSN: What did you appreciate about Jason Spezza’s performance tonight?
Mitch Marner: I think everything. That’s vintage Spezza right there. Some of those shots and goals and moves he’s making, it’s vintage. I think anyone is happy for that guy whenever he does well and it’s a big game by him tonight. It’s a big one for our team as well for the start of the three games here against this team. It’s something everyone can feel good about.
Q: Mark Masters, TSN: On Auston’s second goal, was he calling for it or is that just an example of your chemistry with him?
Mitch Marner: I think a little bit of both. I know him and Hyman are always going to that short side post and tried to just get it out to him and it was a nice little chip shot by him.
Q. Chris Johnston, Sportsnet: Did you feel you guys benefitted from the time off since the last game and were able to generate a bit more offensively as a team?
Mitch Marner: Yeah, obviously four days off always helps a team. It gets you rested. It gets you everything you need. I think it was good for our team. I think we came out with the pop and jump we needed and got off to a great start. We played a pretty good 60 for most of it and it’s something we talked about we wanted to be more consistent with. I think everyone is happy leaving the rink tonight, but we know we play these guys again in two days. We’ve got to make sure we’re ready for that.
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: What does Jason Spezza mean to this team and did you ever think that tonight you’d have to get a hat trick to keep pace with him?
Auston Matthews: He means a lot to this team. I think more than anybody knows. That was fun to watch tonight. That was vintage Jason Spezza. He put on a show. He deserves it. He works so hard every day. At this stage in his career, the dedication that he pours into his own game and into the team, it’s pretty incredible. To see a guy like him tonight get rewarded and put on a show like he did, that was pretty incredible.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: What was the practice like preparing for these guys and what does it mean to face them three games in a row?
Auston Matthews: Just go through the regular pre-scout, go over a couple of things on their structure and on their play. I think the biggest part of it is on focusing on our own game and our own structure and making sure we’re playing with enough speed. I think coming off of the four day break, we came out and had a really good start, really good legs throughout the whole game so that’s always a positive, especially after you have those three, four days off.
Q. Josh Clipperton, Canadian Press: What was it like today with some of the new changes, the hour and 45 minutes, you guys are creatures of habit, no glass behind the bench – was it strange in any way?
Auston Matthews: I don’t think a lot of guys love the late get to the rink an hour and 45 before but it’s an unprecedented year so you’ve got to go with the flow. There’s going to be adjustments, there’s going to be stuff, roadblocks that get thrown in your way, I just think it’s all about adjusting and going with the flow.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How did it feel tonight, not just to play after a long layoff but to really contribute big fourth line minutes tonight?
Nic Petan: It felt good. Obviously, like you said, long time off. I think it’s like 11 months for me. It was just nice to be back out there and we played great, had a lot of speed, chipped pucks in, got pucks back and played well.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: How have you stayed active through that layoff?
Nic Petan: Just the normal stuff, going to the rink, staying positive, getting workouts in. That type of stuff.
Q. Bob McGill, Leafs Nation Network: Getting an opportunity here tonight and your line making that impact, playing with a guy like Jason Spezza also and your line was pretty significant in the victory, that has to feel pretty good.
Nic Petan: He’s an easy guy to find. It’s nice playing with him. Obviously, he’s got the shot and he showed it tonight. It’s always a pleasure playing with him.
Q. Chris Johnston, Sportsnet: What did you find was the biggest challenge in going so long between games?
Nic Petan: It’s a tough question. The pandemic’s huge, you can’t really expect that. Again just trying to stay positive, wait my turn and when it comes just be ready.
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: Jason, how did it feel to have a night like that given your role here with the team? And did anyone give you a hat afterwards in the dressing room since there was nobody in the stands to throw any?
Jason Spezza: No hats, but I got a bit of a water shower walking in the room. The guys got me good. But yeah, obviously, nice night, puck was following me. I haven’t had too many of those nights the last couple years so it’s obviously nice to get.
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: Auston and Mitch were just saying how much they’ve appreciated what you’ve brought to the table, your mentorship. What has it been like being around those two guys? How have they maybe given you some extra energy as well?
Jason Spezza: Yeah, I think the excitement and passion they have for the game rejuvenates the whole room. When you see your top guys at work like that, it makes everybody want to be better. They’re fun guys to be around. I’ve seen a lot of growth in their games over the time that I’ve been here in the last year, and we hope to keep going.
Q. Kevin McGran, Toronto Star: Jason, for a guy that loves to be around the rink as much as you do what did you think of the new protocols where you couldn’t show up until an hour 45 before?
Jason Spezza: Yeah, I get here pretty early so the guys are giving me a hard time. Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong all these years. You roll with the punches. We talked about it at the start of the year, though, how there’s going to be changes, there’s going to be adapting. I thought it didn’t faze us today, we came out, we had a good start. When they change protocols it definitely keeps you guessing a little bit, but we adapted well to it.
MAPLE LEAFS 7, CANUCKS 3 POSTGAME NOTES
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (6-8-0 – 12 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (8-2-1 – 17 Points)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACEOFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 2:55 of the first period and later scored the third Toronto goal of the game at 3:04 of the second period. Matthews has goals (6) and points (6-1-7) in five consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ first multi-goal and third multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has 10 points (7-3-10) in nine career games against Vancouver. Matthews has registered at least one point in nine of his 10 games played this season. He has five points (3-2-5) in four games on home ice.
- Jason Spezza scored the second Maple Leafs goal of the night on the power play at 10:14 of the first period and later scored the fourth Maple Leafs goal of the night at 8:44 of the second period before completing the hat trick at 4:34 of the third period. Tonight’s game is his eighth career hat trick and his first since April 9, 2016 vs. Nashville as a member of the Dallas Stars. Spezza has seven points (4-3-7) over his last five games played. He has five points (3-2-5) in five games on home ice. He has 19 points (9-10-17) in 29 career games against the Canucks.
- John Tavares scored the fifth Toronto goal of the game at 17:56 of the second period. Tavares has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. He has six points (4-2-6) in five games on home ice this season. In 17 career games against the Canucks, he has recorded 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists).
- Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Marner has assists (8) and points (2-8-10) in six consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Marner’s third multi-assist and sixth multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (3-4-7) in five games on home ice this season. In two games against the Canucks in 2019-20, he recorded three assists.
- Jake Muzzin collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Muzzin has assists (3) in two consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) over his last five games played.
- Morgan Rielly recorded the primary assist on Spezza’s first period goal and later collected the secondary assist on Tavares’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s third multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. Rielly has eight assists over his last five games played. He has eight points (1-7-8) in 14 career games against the Canucks.
- William Nylander picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s first period goal and later registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second period goal before recording the primary assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Nylander has points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s second multi-assist and third multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has nine points (2-7-9) in five games at Scotiabank Arena this season.
- Nic Petan registered the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. Petan’s assist is his first point of the 2020-21 season. He had three assists in 16 appearances with the Maple Leafs in 2019-20, while also recording 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 25 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
- Travis Boyd picked up the secondary assist on Spezza’s second period goal and later recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Boyd has recorded a goal and three assists in three games played this season. Tonight’s game is his first multi-assist and first multi-point game of 2020-21. He had one multi-assist and multi-point game in 2019-20 as a member of the Washington Capitals. Tonight’s game is his first as a Maple Leaf at Scotiabank Arena.
- Zach Bogosian registered the primary assist on Marner’s third period goal. Bogosian’s assist is his first point as a Maple Leaf. He had a goal and six assists in 27 games between Buffalo and Tampa Bay last season.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced to earn his sixth win of the season.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|VANCOUVER||6 (6)||8 (7)||5 (4)||–||19 (17)|
|TORONTO||12 (11)||11 (10)||14 (8)||–||37 (29)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|VANCOUVER||7 (7)||15 (13)||9 (6)||–||31 (26)|
|TORONTO||16 (15)||17 (16)||21 (13)||–||54 (44)|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
|Record at Home||4-1-0 (5 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver||62-62-22-3 (149 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Vancouver at Home||36-25-11-1 (73 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||8 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||8 (Matthews, Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Simmonds – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||2 (Brodie)|
|Takeaways||1 (Marner, Rielly)|
|Power Play TOI||4:36 (Rielly)|
|Shorthanded TOI||3:01 (Muzzin)|
|Shifts||28 (Brodie, Holl, Rielly)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||100% (Dermott – 2 for, 0 against)|
|Lead after 1||4-0-0|
|Lead after 2||7-0-0|
|Scored 1 power play goal||5-0-1|
|Allowed 1 power play goal||3-2-1|
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
- Toronto has scored at least one power play goal in 10 of the club’s 11 games this season.
- Toronto’s line of Alex Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev and Jimmy Vesey were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
- Travis Dermott (leg) left tonight’s game due to injury and did not return.
- Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 22 shot attempts at 5-on-5 tonight. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 73.3% (22 for, 8 against).
- Jason Spezza won 80% (4 won, 1 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
- 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)
- Monday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (TSN4, TSN 1050)
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.