Nuggets considering free agents Austin Rivers, Troy Daniels or Gerald Green, sources say — The Denver Post

The Nuggets have interest in adding free agent guard Austin Rivers as they look to bolster their roster ahead of the postseason, league sources told The Denver Post. Rivers, who played 21 games with the Knicks this season, was traded to Oklahoma City at the trade deadline and then waived. In addition to Rivers, the…

Nuggets considering free agents Austin Rivers, Troy Daniels or Gerald Green, sources say — The Denver Post

NHL trade deadline 2021 winners and losers — The Denver Post

Through Sunday’s games, the Avalanche’s 60 points led the West Division by four (over Vegas) and the NHL by one (over Toronto). General manager Joe Sakic worked ahead of Monday’s 1 p.m. trade deadline by acquiring defenseman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit and goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose last Friday and Saturday, respectively. He added…

NHL trade deadline 2021 winners and losers — The Denver Post

MAPLE LEAFS-CANADIENS PREGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-10-3 – 59 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (17-12-9 – 43 Points)

APRIL 12, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL, QC) 
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus MONTREAL

ALL-TIME RECORD:304-343-88-17 (752 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:192-129-45-10 (376 Games)
2020-21:4-1-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:5-2-3

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus MONTREAL

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (71), Joe Thornton (57), John Tavares (40)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (32), Auston Matthews (15), John Tavares (15), Joe Thornton (15)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (39), Joe Thornton (29), John Tavares (21)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (71), Joe Thornton (44), John Tavares (36)
PENALTY MINUTES:Zach Bogosian (57), Wayne Simmonds (54), Joe Thornton (39)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOMONTREAL
GOALS FOR (Rank):138 (5th)117 (t-15th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       105 (t-8th)105 (t-8th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):27/116 [23.3%] (t-9th)21/105 [20.0%] (t-16th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):85/109 [78.0%] (20th)97/127 [76.4%] (24th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.1 (8th)33.1 (3rd)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.5 (9th)28.2 (6th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1793 (7th)1887 (4th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.5% (13th)55.6% (2nd)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.4% (t-8th)49.1 (t-21st)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANADIENS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Dec. 26, 1917 (Toronto Arenas 7, Montreal 5)
All-Time Record:304-343-88-17 (752 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:192-129-45-10 (376 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:112-214-43-7 (376 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 20, 2021 (Toronto 5, Montreal 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS31 (Matthews)
ASSISTS38 (Marner)
POINTS52 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Five players tied)
PIMs45 (Bogosian)
SHOTS158 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.8% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %54.7% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS68 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS37 (Matthews)
HITS69 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:48 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:14 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:41 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:09 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (64.5%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Leads the Maple Leafs in shifts per game (26.0).- Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (20).
Jack Campbell– Is 11-0-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage this season.- Has a 2-0-1 record with a 1.32 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage in three career games against Montreal.- Established a Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (10) on April 7 vs. Montreal.- Established an NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season (11) on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Alex Galchenyuk–  Averaging 2.66 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Averaging 14.17 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.3% through 11 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Tied for 17th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:42) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.4% when the score is within one goal.- Tied for 41st in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (2:41).- Has a goal and an assist in five games against Montreal this season.
Michael Hutchinson– Has a .919 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against average with a 4-2-1 record through eight starts this season. 
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:02).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (68.6%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in goals (14).
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the seventh highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.73) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:25 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (38).- Tied for third among NHLers in points (14-38-52).- Tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (14).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:35).- Tied for second in the NHL in primary assists (25).- Has the second highest on-ice goals for percentage (66.1%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (31).- Leads the NHL in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (22).- Has scored the first goal of the game on eight occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for third among NHLers in points (31-21-52).- Second in the NHL in shots on goal (153).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.6%).- Became the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in each of his first five seasons on April 10 vs. Ottawa.
Ilya Mikheyev– Has averaged 15.6 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is the sixth highest among NHLers who have played at least 65 minutes of shorthanded ice time (65:17).  – Has started 35.2% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters.- Averages 8.39 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks third among Maple Leafs who have appeared in multiple games.
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).- Tied for 22nd among NHL defencemen and tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-14-15). – One of 12 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 65 hits (69) and 65 blocked shots (68).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:48).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in points (4-24-28).- Tied for ninth among NHL defencemen in assists (24).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (11).
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.81) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 56.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the ninth highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 175 defensive zone draws (188).
John Tavares– Has the sixth highest faceoff win percentage (56.7%) among NHLers who have taken at least 600 faceoffs (623).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 63.6% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is sixth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 13.95 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has recorded a goal and five assists in five games against Montreal this season.- Has 19 points (6-13-19) in 19 games on the road in 2020-21.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 54.7%.- Averaging 1.40 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 10th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanGoals (2) in two consecutive games, assists (4) and points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (4) and points (1-4-5) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (7) and points (7-3-10) in four consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanThree assists from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerThree goals from 100 NHL goals
William NylanderOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Morgan RiellyTwo points from 300 NHL points
Jason SpezzaTwo games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
Joe ThorntonTwo assists from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Alexander BarabanovFirst NHL point (April 7 vs. MTL)
TJ BrodieFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (April 7 vs. MTL)
Alex GalchenyukFirst goal as a Maple Leaf (April 4 at CGY)
John Tavares800th NHL point (April 5 at CGY)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
William Nylander (COVID Protocol)Did not play on April 10 vs. OTT.
 Man Games Lost: 88
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

April 11Acquired goaltender David Rittich from Calgary in exchange for a third round pick in 2022.
April 11Acquired forward Nick Foligno from Columbus and forward Stefan Noesen from San Jose in exchange for a first round pick in 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2022 to Columbus, and a fourth round pick in 2021 to San Jose.
April 9Acquired forward Riley Nash from Columbus in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
  

Marcus Morris scores 33 points, Clippers fight off Pistons — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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Marcus Morris scores 33 points, Clippers fight off Pistons — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Late-inning replay controversy helps Phillies past Braves — MLB | NBC Sports

Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s four-run fourth inning and had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to help the Phillies snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Sunday night.

Late-inning replay controversy helps Phillies past Braves — MLB | NBC Sports

Reports: Bruins nab Taylor Hall — Boston Herald

Bruins GM Don Sweeney was very business Sunday night and into Monday morning, first adding some puck-moving ability on the back end and then reportedly swinging for the fences for his add up front. Though there was no official confirmation from the Bruins or Sabres, there were multiple reports that the B’s obtained one-time Hart…

Reports: Bruins nab Taylor Hall — Boston Herald