Joel Embiid Receives NBA Cares Community Assist Award After Donating $100,000 To Combat Youth Homelessness — CBS Philly

In February, Embiid donated $100,000 to three local organizations — Youth Services, Inc., Project Home, and the Sunday Breakfast Mission.

Joel Embiid Receives NBA Cares Community Assist Award After Donating $100,000 To Combat Youth Homelessness — CBS Philly

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs declares for NBA Draft — WFNZ Radio

Suggs averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in the 2020-21 season, helping the Bulldogs advance to their second national championship appearance. Gonzaga finished with a 31-1 record and tried to become the first school to go undefeated with a title since 1979.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs declares for NBA Draft — WFNZ Radio

Red Sox carry dominant first inning to Patriots’ Day rout over White Sox — Boston Herald

On a typical Patriots Day in Boston, the Red Sox play at 11 a.m. at Fenway Park, and when the game is over, thousands of fans file out of the ballpark to catch the Boston Marathon that finishes in the surrounding streets. But for a second consecutive year, because of the ongoing pandemic, the Boston…

Red Sox carry dominant first inning to Patriots’ Day rout over White Sox — Boston Herald

Patrick Marleau emotional as he reflects on career, breaking Gordie Howe’s record — East Bay Times

Patrick Marleau became emotional Monday morning as he spoke about the individuals that have helped him throughout his historic NHL career and reflected on the complements opposing players and coaches have showered on him in recent days. “It’s super special to have that respect, to have guys say such kind words,” Marleau said. “You go…

Patrick Marleau emotional as he reflects on career, breaking Gordie Howe’s record — East Bay Times

Warriors mailbag: Is Steph Curry really an MVP candidate? — Marin Independent Journal

Earlier this month, Draymond Green expressed his indifference about the play-in tournament, saying that “fighting for a play-in spot doesn’t motivate me” at this stage of his career. Two nights later, Stephen Curry erupted in Atlanta for 37 points. A couple of nights after that, Curry hung 41 in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks.…

Warriors mailbag: Is Steph Curry really an MVP candidate? — Marin Independent Journal

CANUCKS 3, LEAFS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-12-5 – 61 Points) vs.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (17-18-3 – 37 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO11002
VANCOUVER01113

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs and later had the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ second period goal. His first period goal was his 100th career NHL goal. Tonight’s game is Nylander’s 10th multi-point game of the season and the third consecutive multi-point performance in games he has skated in. He has recorded five points (1-4-5) in six games against Vancouver this season. In 20 games on the road in 2020-21, Nylander has registered 14 points (6-8-14).
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 14:57 of the second period. Matthews has six goals and eight points (6-2-8) over his last five games played. He has scored six goals in six games against the Canucks in 2020-21. In 19 games on the road this season, he has registered 22 points (13-9-22). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (33) and has scored a team-high 10 goals on the power play this season.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Tonight’s game is Tavares’ sixth multi-assist game and 12th multi-point game of 2020-21, as well as his third consecutive multi-point game. He has assists (5) in three consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. His assist in the second period of tonight’s game is his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf. His 12 points (4-8-12; 9 GP) since April 1 are tied for the seventh most in the NHL during the month of April.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots in the overtime loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (12)15 (8)12 (11)0 (0)39 (31)
VANCOUVER8 (6)5 (4)10 (6)1 (0)24 (16)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO25 (23)37 (18)19 (18)0 (0)81 (59)
VANCOUVER15 (13)12 (11)14 (9)3 (0)44 (33)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road14-5-2 (21 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver    64-64-22-4 (154 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vancouver on the Road26-39-11-3 (79 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts15 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage64% (Tavares – 7 won, 4 lost)
Hits(Bogosian, Galchenyuk)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI24:00 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI5:35 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:56 (Bogosian)
Shifts28 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage84.2% (Thornton – 16 for, 3 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first21-4-2
Lead after 113-2-3
Lead after 217-2-3
Score 1 power play goal9-1-3
Do not allow a power play goal19-2-3
Outshooting opponent14-8-3
Overtime6-5
Sunday2-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin started 33.3% of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Zach Hyman (knee) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Auston Matthews was 4-for-6 (67%) when taking offensive zone faceoffs tonight.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 29 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.4 percent (29 for, 14 against).
  • John Tavares won 67% (4 won, 2 lost) of his faceoffs in the offensive zone tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 p.m. at Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (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.