RAPTORS AT BUCKS PREGAME NOTES

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors continue a three-game road trip (Feb. 16-19) with their second straight game against the Bucks in Milwaukee on Thursday night. The Raptors visit Minnesota on Friday. This is Toronto’s fourth ‘series’ of the season where a team scheduled to play twice in one market, has those games scheduled to be played consecutively. The Raptors are 5-2 in ‘series’ games, which includes a two-game sweep over Charlotte (H) and splits with both Miami (H) and Indiana (A). Toronto also swept back-to-back games with
Orlando, however it was a home-and-away set.
• The Raptors are 5-3 in the month of February. Toronto ranks fourth in the NBA averaging 121.8 points this month, and third shooting .420 (121-288) from beyond the arc. The Raptors have scored 120+ points six
times in February after reaching this mark just twice in their first 20 games of the season.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 33 points and seven assists in Tuesday’s victory vs. Milwaukee. VanVleet has scored 30+ points in five games this season, something he did four times in his first four NBA seasons combined. Toronto is 4-1 this season when he scores at least 30 points.
OG Anunoby returned to the lineup Tuesday at Milwaukee after missing the previous 10 games (Jan. 27 -Feb. 14) due to a strained left calf. Anunoby has scored 10+ points in a career-high 10 straight games played (Jan. 10 – Feb. 16). He is averaging 16.4 points, while shooting .518 (58-112) from the field
and .561 (32-57) from three-point range, during this streak.
• All five Toronto starters scored in double figures Tuesday night, combining for 98 points against the Bucks. It marked the first time since Jan. 27, also vs. Milwaukee, the Raptors had all five starters in double digits.
Chris Boucher recorded five blocks Tuesday against the Bucks. Boucher has now blocked at least five shots in four games this season, including a career-high seven rejections Dec. 26 at San Antonio. Boucher
currently ranks fourth in the NBA averaging 2.11 blocks.
Fred VanVleet (20.4) and Chris Boucher (13.6) rank second and fourth, respectively, in scoring among undrafted players this season. VanVleet’s franchise record 54 points Feb. 2 at Orlando was the most points scored by an undrafted player in NBA history, while Boucher leads all reserves in the NBA this season with seven double-doubles off the bench.
Kyle Lowry passed Amir Johnson (2,836) for fourth and Antonio Davis (2,839) for third on the franchise’s career rebounds list Tuesday against the Bucks. Lowry already ranks first in Raptors history in assists (4,100) and third in scoring (10,192). Only three other active players are inside the top-three all-time for a team in scoring, rebounds and assists, but none of those players are currently with that team; LeBron James (Cleveland), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City) and Marc Gasol (Memphis).

OTTAWA-TORONTO PREGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-13-1 – 9 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-3-2 – 26 Points)

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:32-22-2-8 (64 Games)
2020-21:2-1-1
LAST FIVE:3-1-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (59), John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), Auston Matthews (17), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (32), John Tavares (15), Mitch Marner (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (50), Auston Matthews (28), John Tavares (23)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):60 (3rd)41 (t-17th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       45 (t-18th)71 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):16/49 [32.7%] (t-2nd)8/67 [11.9%] (t-27th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):46/58 [79.3%] (19th)45/60 [75.0%] (t-23rd)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):29.3 (24th)31.7 (4th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.9 (t-6th)31.1 (21st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):690 (7th)822 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.3% (18th)50.6% (15th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (5th)48.4% (t-23rd)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:32-22-2-8 (64 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 17, 2021 (Toronto 2, Ottawa 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS16 (Marner)
POINTS23 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Tavares)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS67 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%60.5% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %62.5% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS31 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS14 (Matthews)
HITS32 (Hyman, Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:10 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:30 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Leads the NHL in wins (10).- Second among NHL goaltenders in saves made (381).- Has a 7-2-1 record with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 10 games on home ice this season.
Travis Boyd– Averaging 3.71 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:57 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-5-5).
Justin Holl– Ranks 29th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:04) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.1%.- Ranks 13th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:04) with a goals for percentage of 59%.- Ranks 13th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:30).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:26).- Has the second-highest on-ice goals for percentage (68.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Alex Kerfoot– One of three Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:01) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:40).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has four points (2-2-4) in seven games during the month of February.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in points (7-16-23).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (7).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (23:01).- Has played 40.9% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.- Has recorded 20 points (7-13-20) in 17 career games against Ottawa.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (14).- Averaging 22:09 in time on ice per game, which is fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (52.3%).- Ranks third in the NHL in shots on goal (67).- Tied for third in NHL scoring during the month of February (8-3-11).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:10).- Has an average of 14.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have played at least 35 minutes of shorthanded ice time (36:44).  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 17th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:22).- Ranks 36th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (17:19) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.81).- Has started 47.5 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.84) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 53.0%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 61.5% at 5-on-5.- Averaging 2.38 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which leads the Maple Leafs.   
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:47).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in points (2-10-12).- Has six points (2-4-6) in 10 games on home ice this season.- Has five points (1-4-5) in seven games during the month of February.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.98) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 61.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the sixth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 50 defensive zone draws.
John Tavares– Tied for fourth in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has a goal and two assists in four games against the Senators this season.- Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (59.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 225 faceoffs (249).- Has four goals and four assists in 10 games on home ice this season.- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 58.3% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 10% higher than his 5-on-5 on-ice goals for percentage in 2019-20 (48.3%).
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters at 62.5%.- Has recorded a goal and two assists through two games since returning from injury on February 15.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Alex KerfootPoints (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (3) in two consecutive games and points (12-4-16) in 11 consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonPoints (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianTwo points from 200 NHL points
Justin HollTwo games from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsTwo games from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinFour games from 600 career NHL games
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Auston Matthews300th NHL point (Feb. 8 vs. VAN)
Jake Muzzin200th NHL assist (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
100th game as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 17 vs. OTT)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)On injured reserve.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 39
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 17Acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from Carolina in exchange for forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.
Feb. 13Reassigned defenceman Martin Marincin and forward Scott Sabourin to the taxi squad.
Loaned forwards Adam Brooks and Nick Robertson, as well as defenceman Rasmus Sandin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

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MAPLE LEAFS 2, SENATORS 1 POSTGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (4-13-1 – 8 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-3-2 – 26 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:41 of the second period. Matthews has goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (12-4-16) in 11 consecutive games. He has 13 points (9-4-13) in nine games on home ice this season. He has registered four goals and two assists in four games against Ottawa in 2020-21 and has 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) in 19 career games against the Senators.
  • Alex Kerfoot scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 10:46 of the third period. Kerfoot has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (2-2-4) over his last five games played. He has two goals and an assist in four games against the Senators this season.
  • Justin Holl registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Holl has two points (1-1-2) over his last four games played. Four of his six assists have come on home ice this season. He has a pair of assists in four games against Ottawa.
  • Jake Muzzin picked up the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal before recording the primary assist on Kerfoot’s third period goal. Muzzin’s second assist of the night was his 200th career NHL assist. Tonight’s game is his third multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has five assists over his last four games played. He has seven assists in seven games during the month of February. Tonight’s game was his 100th game as a Maple Leaf.
  • TJ Brodie collected the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s third period goal. Brodie has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded four of his six assists on home ice this season. He has three assists in four games against Ottawa this season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced in the win.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA10 (10)12 (10)6 (8)28 (25)
TORONTO5 (5)13 (12)10 (9)28 (24)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
OTTAWA21 (21)18 (15)15 (8)54 (44)
TORONTO6 (6)19 (17)15 (9)40 (32)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home7-2-1 (10 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa  58-54-3-12 (127 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Ottawa at Home32-22-2-8 (64 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Tavares)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Marner – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Brodie, Hyman, Tavares)
Blocked Shots(Hyman)
Takeaways(Nylander)
TOI22:20 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI4:24 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI3:25 (Muzzin)
Shifts28 (Marner)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage60.0% (Dermott – 6 for, 4 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first8-2-1
Tied after 14-1-0
Tied after 24-0-1
Do not score a power play goal3-2-0
Do not allow a power play goal5-1-1
Even in shots1-0-0
Wednesday3-1-0

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Pierre EngvallAlex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 15 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50% (15 for, 15 against).
  • John Tavares was 4-for-5 (80%) in the faceoff circle against Ottawa centre Nick Paul.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Edmonton Oilers (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.