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MILWAUKEE (AP) — All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have been ruled out for Philadelphia’s game at the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. After initially sending out a starting lineup that included Embiid, the 76ers announced that their star center would miss the game. Embiid had been listed as questionable with a sore right shoulder. This […]

76ers missing Embiid, Simmons for matchup with Bucks — The China Post, Taiwan

Randle scores 31, Knicks extend win streak to nine beating Raptors — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Knicks are on on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season.

Randle scores 31, Knicks extend win streak to nine beating Raptors — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Red Sox fall to Mariners in sloppy effort: ‘That wasn’t our best game’ — Boston Herald

For as good as the Red Sox looked after their series-opening sweep of the Orioles, they’ve fallen back to earth. And on Saturday, they produced their worst all-around performance of the young season. Whether it was a subpar start from Nathan Eovaldi, a poor performance on defense, or not enough hitting, nothing went right for…

Red Sox fall to Mariners in sloppy effort: ‘That wasn’t our best game’ — Boston Herald

LEAFS-JETS PREGAME NOTES FOR SATURDAY

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (29-13-5 – 63 Points) vs.

WINNIPEG JETS (27-16-3 – 57 Points)

APRIL 24, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

BELL MTS PLACE (WINNIPEG, MB) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus WINNIPEG

ALL-TIME RECORD:39-22-1-9 (71 Games)
ALL-TIME on the ROAD:20-10-0-5 (35 Games)
2020-21:5-3-0
LAST FIVE:3-2-0
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus WINNIPEG

GAMES PLAYED:Jason Spezza (58), Joe Thornton (51), John Tavares (36)
GOALS:Jason Spezza (16), Joe Thornton (12), John Tavares (11)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (38), Joe Thornton (34), John Tavares (25)
POINTS:Jason Spezza (54), Joe Thornton (46), John Tavares (36)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (45), John Tavares (27), Nick Foligno (25)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOWINNIPEG
GOALS FOR (Rank):154 (t-6th)147 (9th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       129 (15th)123 (9th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):29/131 [22.1%] (10th)35/136 [25.7%] (4th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):92/121 [76.0%] (27th)99/123 [80.5%] (12th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.3 (7th)29.8 (t-14th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.4 (t-7th)30.9 (20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2066 (7th)1911 (t-23rd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.7% (t-12th)48.1% (25th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):51.4% (9th)49.6 (20th)

MAPLE LEAFS – JETS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 27, 1999 (Toronto 4, Atlanta 0)
All-Time Record:39-22-1-9 (71 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:19-12-1-4 (36 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:20-10-0-5 (35 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road:April 22, 2021 (Toronto 5, Winnipeg 3)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS34 (Matthews)
ASSISTS42 (Marner)
POINTS58 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS13 (Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS181 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.4% (Tavares)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.0% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS83 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS42 (Matthews)
HITS85 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:47 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:12 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:32 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:03 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (65.7%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).
Jack Campbell– Is 12-2-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage this season.- Has a 8-1-1 record with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage in 10 games on the road this season.- 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 1.91 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks seventh among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 12.28 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 11th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50.9% through 17 games with the Maple Leafs.
Justin Holl– Tied for 15th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:55).- Ranks 18th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:55) with a shot attempt percentage of 51.9% when the score is within one goal.- Has registered four of his 14 assists in eight games against the Jets.
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. 
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.5).- Has the eighth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.71) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 1:24 per game in shorthanded ice time, the highest mark of his career.
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in assists (42).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (24).- Tied for third among NHLers in points (16-42-58).- Tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (16).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (29).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (60.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (34).- Tied for the NHL lead in game-winning goals (9).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (24).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for third among NHLers in points (34-24-58).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (181).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.5%).- 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 started 36.4% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest percentage among Maple Leafs skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averages 7.99 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 10th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 25th among NHL defencemen and sits ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (1-15-16). – One of 10 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 80 hits (85) and 80 blocked shots (83).
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:47).- Ranks 15th among NHL defencemen in points (4-26-30).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (26).- Tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in assists at 5-on-5 (13).- Became the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club on April 13 vs. Calgary.
David Rittich– Is 0-1-1 with a 3.36 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage in three appearances with Toronto.- Had a 4-7-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 15 games with Calgary prior to being acquired by Toronto on April 11.
Jason Spezza– Has the third highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.65) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Has won 53.6% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 16th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (209).
John Tavares– Tied for 23rd in the NHL in points (16-27-43).- Tied for 20th in the NHL in even-strength points (10-21-31).- Tied for the sixth highest faceoff win percentage (56.4%) among NHLers who have taken at least 700 faceoffs (714).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 59.1% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is eighth among Toronto skaters.- Averages 14.12 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is fifth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Has recorded 25 points (9-16-25) in 23 games on the road this season.
Joe Thornton– Has the highest 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games at 55.0%.- Averaging 1.17 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 10th among Toronto skaters.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Justin HollAssists (2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerAssists (2) and points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsAssists (3) in two consecutive games and points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games.
John TavaresPoints (4-7-11) in seven consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Travis DermottOne game from 200 NHL games
Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
Mitch MarnerOne goal from 100 NHL goals
Joe ThorntonOne assist from 1,100 career NHL assists
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Nick FolignoFirst game as a Maple Leaf (April 22 at Winnipeg)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (April 22 at Winnipeg)
William Nylander100th NHL goal (April 18 at Vancouver)
John Tavares100th assist as a Maple Leaf (April 18 at Vancouver)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Upper Body)Did not play on April 22 at Winnipeg.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Ilya MikheyevDay-to-day.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 110
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

None 
  

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Steph Curry scores 32, Warriors welcome back fans by defeating Denver — Red Bluff Daily News

Oakland A’s to privately finance new ballpark at Howard Terminal — KRON4

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Oakland A’s to privately finance new ballpark at Howard Terminal — KRON4

Kings’ De’Aaron Fox reportedly out 10-14 days due to health, safety protocols — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Fox had been the one consistent thing for the Kings this season.

Kings’ De’Aaron Fox reportedly out 10-14 days due to health, safety protocols — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports