Romeo Langford, though many have forgotten, was a strong defensive contributor back in the Orlando bubble, before injuries truncated his postseason. But there he was Sunday, back from COVID isolation, drawing a charge on JaMychal Green, and on the next possession pressuring the Denver backup center into a travel. Grant Williams rotated onto Nikola Jokic…Celtics Notebook: Langford, Grant Williams help nail down a defensive win — Boston Herald
LAVAL ROCKET (19-5-1-1 – 40 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (10-11-0-1 – 21 Points)
SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021
Laval: L. Dauphin (3) (R. Harvey-Pinard, G. Olofsson), L. Dauphin (4) (R. Harvey-Pinard, J. Lucchini), M. Pezzetta (2) (J. Brook) (T. Paquette-Bisson (1) (Y. Veilleux)
Goaltender: V. Demchenko (19/22)
Toronto: T. Gaudet (8) (Unassisted), K. Kossila (4) (J. McKenna, N. Hoefenmayer), T. Gaudet (9) (T. Liljegren, C. Rosén)
Goaltender: I. Scott (24/28)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Tyler Gaudet put the Marlies on the board unassisted at 5:28 of the second period and later scored at 17:21 of the third period. Gaudet is tied for 13th in goals (9) overall. Gaudet has three unassisted goals this season, leading the AHL.
- Kalle Kossila scored at 12:49 of the second period. He has points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games. Kossila has 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) this season.
- Jeremy McKenna recorded the primary assist on Kossila’s second period goal. McKenna has seven point (3 goals, 4 assists) in 15 games with the Marlies.
- Noel Hoefenmayer registered the secondary assist on Kossila’s second period goal. This was Hoefenmayer’s second assist this season.
- Timothy Liljegren had the primary assist on Gaudet’s third period goal. Liljegren has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 14 games this season.
- Calle Rosén picked up the secondary assist on Gaudet’s third period goal. He has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 19 games with the Marlies.
- Ian Scott stopped 24 of the 28 shots he faced in his first start of the season. He is now 0-1-0-0 on the season with a 4.17 goals against average and 0.857 save percentage. This was Scott’s first start since May 21, 2019 with Prince Albert (WHL). This was his second start with the Toronto Marlies. His first start was on April 15, 2018 in a 4-3 win over Belleville.
- Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play. Toronto’s penalty kill at home (84.8) is ranked seventh overall.
- Laval had a 28-22 edge in shots in all situations. Tyler Gaudet led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 10-11-0-1 against Canadian Division opponents and are 1-2-0-1 against the Rocket.
Trailing after 1 2-4-0-1
Tied after 2 3-2-0-0
Did not score a power play goal 5-8-0-0
Allow a power play goal 9-4-0-0
Outshot by opponent 4-4-0-1
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals 9 (Gaudet)
Assists 12 (Agostino)
Points 19 (Agostino)
PPG 2 (Agostino, Brazeau, Kossila)
Shots 55 (Agostino)
+/- +11 (Gaudet)
PIMS 43 (Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On Ian Scott:
Ian did a great job. If you take into consideration how long it’s been for him to get into a live action game like that against an opponent like that. You could tell in the first period he had some nervous energy and movement, but he settled right in, made some big saves. Then in the second period, he looked very comfortable. It’s incredible just how poised and calm he looks back there. Kind of mirrors his personality. For his first game, he should be really proud of that.
On today’s game:
The process was in place, the competitiveness was there, the consistency was there. To fight back in the second period the way we did to get the game even after being down, the team showed a lot of character. There was definitely a lot more consistency today.
On his first start since returning from injury:
There’s not a lot of words. It’s been a long time and I was just happy to be out there again.
On how the game developed for him:
There were definitely a few nerves but at the end of the day, I can trust that I’ve prepared enough for this and that I’ve put in the work. A lot of work went on behind the scenes and after a while coming back, I was able just to roll with things.
Apr. 9 Joseph Duszak (D) – Recalled from loan to Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Apr. 8 Timothy Liljegren (D) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
*All times Eastern Standard Time
Thursday, April 15 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18 at Laval – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
The Lakers had led most of the way and were ahead 66-62 when Irving fouled Schroder with 9:41 left in the third.Nets Fall To Lakers After Irving Ejection — CBS New York
Warriors center James Wiseman will not return to Saturday night’s game against the Houston Rockets at Chase Center after sustaining a right knee injury in the first half and will undergo further evaluation, the team announced. Wiseman left the game after landing awkwardly following a dunk attempt that was blocked by Rockets forward Kenyon Martin…Warriors’ James Wiseman will not return to Saturday night’s game vs. Rockets with right knee injury — Monterey Herald
The Red Sox have erased a 0-3 start to the season and won five in a row. Inside the locker room, the Sox are feeling good. “It’s a good vibe,” manager Alex Cora said after the Sox’ 6-4 win over the Orioles in extra innings on Saturday. “It’s a good vibe. We’ve got a bunch…Red Sox manager Alex Cora after five-game winning streak: ‘It’s a good vibe’ — Boston Herald
OTTAWA SENATORS (13-25-4 – 30 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (27-10-3 – 57 Points)
SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Auston Matthews opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 8:52 of the first period and later scored the second Toronto goal of the night at 9:31 of the first period before adding the secondary assist on Marner’s second period goal and scoring the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 19:16 of the second period to complete his third career hat trick. With four points tonight, Matthews has tied his career-high for points in a game (4 – 8x).
Tonight’s game is Matthews’ eighth multi-goal game and 16th multi-point performance of 2020-21. He has recorded goals (7) and points (7-3-10) in four consecutive games. He has scored 22 goals in 23 career games against Ottawa, which ranks fifth among active skaters and puts him in a tie for 11th all-time for goals scored against the Senators franchise. His second goal of the period marks the fifth time in his career he has reached the 30-goal mark. Per NHL Stats, Matthews is the first U.S.-born player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons.
- Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first and second goals in the first period and later scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 16:53 of the second period before adding the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal. With three assists tonight, Marner has tied his career-high for assists in a game (3 – 16x). Marner has assists (4) in two consecutive games.
Tonight’s game is Marner’s eighth multi-assist and 14th multi-point game of 202-21. He has 14 points (3-11-14) in eight games against the Senators this season. In 22 games on home ice in 2020-21, he has registered 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists). He is tied for second among NHL skaters in primary assists (25). He is tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).
- Ilya Mikheyev scored the fifth Maple Leafs goal of the night at 4:44 of the third period and later had the secondary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Tonight’s game is Mikheyev’s first multi-point performance of 2020-21 after recording six in 2019-20. He has assists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games. He has scored three of his six goals in 2020-21 against the Senators. Toronto is 6-0-0 when he records a goal this season.
- Zach Hyman registered the primary assist on Mikheyev’s third period goal and later scored the sixth Toronto goal of the night into an empty net at 19:33 of the third period. Hyman has assists (4) and points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games, and goals (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded nine of his 16 assists on home ice this season. In seven games against the Senators in 2020-21, Hyman has registered seven points (4-3-7). He ranks second among Toronto skaters in game-winning goals (4).
- Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal in the first period. He has five assists in eight games against Ottawa this season. In 22 games on home ice in 2020-21, he has recorded 14 points (2-12-14). He is tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists recorded at 5-on-5 (11). He is tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in even-strength points (3-13-16).
- Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Marner’s second period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist and multi-point game of the season. He has recorded six points (1-5-6) in 11 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He has five assists in six games on home ice with Toronto.
- Travis Dermott had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s third period goal. Dermott has three points (1-2-3) over his last five games played. He has five points (2-3-5) in 37 games played in 2020-21.
- John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Tavares has five points (2-3-5) over his last four games. He has recorded seven points (3-4-7) in eight games against Ottawa in 2020-21. The Maple Leafs are 12-3-2 when he records an assist this season.
- Jack Campbell stopped 27 shots to improve his record to 11-0-0 and establish a new NHL record for longest win streak from the start of the season by a goaltender (Previous: Carey Price, Montreal; 10W).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|OTTAWA||10 (10)||11 (9)||11 (10)||–||32 (29)|
|TORONTO||13 (13)||16 (13)||9 (8)||–||38 (34)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|OTTAWA||14 (14)||15 (13)||16 (14)||–||45 (41)|
|TORONTO||20 (20)||28 (24)||13 (10)||–||61 (54)|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
|Record at Home||14-6-2 (22 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Ottawa||61-55-3-12 (131 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Ottawa at Home||34-22-2-8 (66 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shots||5 (Hyman, Matthews, Rielly)|
|Shot Attempts||7 (Rielly, Simmonds)|
|Faceoff Wins||9 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Thornton – 2 won, 0 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Muzzin)|
|Takeaways||2 (Barabanov, Brodie)|
|Power Play TOI||1:05 (Five players tied)|
|Shorthanded TOI||1:18 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||65.4% (Mikheyev – 17 for, 9 against)|
|Lead after 1||13-2-2|
|Lead after 2||17-2-2|
|Do not score a power play goal||13-7-1|
|Do not allow a power play goal||20-2-2|
|Allow a shorthanded goal||4-0-1|
- The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
- TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 27 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Brodie finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 64.3% (27 for, 15 against).
- Auston Matthews was 4-for-4 (100%) in the faceoff circle when taking offensive zone draws against Ottawa centre Chris Tierney.
- Jason Spezza won 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
- Jason Spezza and Joe Thornton started 20% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Monday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, 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.