Tyronn Lue encouraged Yogi Ferrell: “Just be yourself.” That proved to be good advice; in limited time, the speedy, 6-foot point guard played his game and impressed his new team. 585 more wordsClippers signing Yogi Ferrell for the rest of the season — Press Telegram
It’s probably a little soon to take a victory lap, but the Red Sox are clearly feeling good about themselves these days. What a turnaround this has been. 871 more wordsAlex Cora’s suggestion that Red Sox could be MLB’s best team is not as crazy as it sounds — Boston Herald
Marcus Smart was suspended for Wednesday’s game because of a verbal altercation he had with an official — a suspension that Danny Ainge doesn’t believe was warranted.Danny Ainge Didn’t Agree With Marcus Smart’s 1-Game Suspension — CBS Boston
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (19-21-3 – 41 Points) vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-13-5 – 67 Points)
APRIL 29, 2021 ▪ 7:30 PM EST
SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050
MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER
|ALL-TIME RECORD:||64-65-22-4 (155 Games)|
|ALL-TIME at HOME:||38-25-11-1 (75 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER
|GAMES PLAYED:||Joe Thornton (74), TJ Brodie (43), Jake Muzzin (39)|
|GOALS:||Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (11)|
|ASSISTS:||Joe Thornton (56), John Tavares (14), TJ Brodie (13)|
|POINTS:||Joe Thornton (74), John Tavares (27), Jason Spezza (20)|
|PENALTY MINUTES:||Joe Thornton (51), Nick Foligno (30), Jake Muzzin (28)|
MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS
|GOALS FOR (Rank):||162 (8th)||114 (t-29th)|
|GOALS AGAINST (Rank):||131 (11th)||137 (t-13th)|
|POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):||30/138 [21.7%] (11th)||23/120 [19.2%] (t-19th)|
|PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):||97/126 [77.0%] (26th)||115/146 [78.8%] (t-19th)|
|SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):||31.4 (7th)||29.8 (14th)|
|SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):||28.5 (7th)||33.5 (31st)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):||2135 (11th)||1810 (31st)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):||50.5% (13th)||46.8% (28th)|
|FACEOFF % (Rank):||51.0% (12th)||53.1 (5th)|
MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES
|First Matchup between Clubs:||Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3)|
|All-Time Record:||64-65-22-4 (155 Games)|
|All-Time Record at Home:||38-25-11-1 (75 Games)|
|All-Time Record on the Road:||26-40-11-3 (80 Games)|
|Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:||Feb. 8, 2021 (Toronto 3, Vancouver 1)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|POWER PLAY POINTS||14 (Marner)|
|SHORTHANDED POINTS||2 (Marner)|
|FACEOFF WIN%||56.5% (Tavares)|
|5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %||55.3% (Thornton)|
|BLOCKED SHOTS||85 (Muzzin)|
|TOI PER GAME||23:43 (Rielly)|
|PP TOI PER GAME||3:17 (Matthews)|
|SH TOI PER GAME||2:33 (Holl)|
MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES
|TJ Brodie||– Averaging 18:58 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (64.8%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Tied for second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.8).- Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21).|
|Adam Brooks||– Has three goals and an assist in six games with the Maple Leafs this season.- Averaging 2.35 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks fifth among Toronto skaters.- Became the first player in franchise history to score his first career goal on the power play and second career goal while shorthanded on April 20 at Vancouver.|
|Jack Campbell||– Is 14-2-1 with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage this season.- Has the fifth-highest even-strength save percentage (.931) among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 10 games 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.|
|Nick Foligno||– Has registered three assists in three games with the Maple Leafs.- Averaging 2:19 per game in shorthanded ice time with Toronto since joining the club.- Averaging 9.46 hits per 60 minutes as a Maple Leaf, which is the highest rate among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Had 16 points (7-9-16) in 42 games with Columbus before being acquired by Toronto on April 11.|
|Alex Galchenyuk||– Averaging 1.73 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 11.61 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.|
|Justin Holl||– Ranks 15th among right handed defencemen in the NHL in time on ice at 5-on-5 (17:53).- Ranks 16th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:53) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.1% when the score is within one goal.|
|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||– Seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.6).- Has the ninth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (1.64) 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 (43).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (24).- Tied for fourth among NHLers in points (17-43-60).- Tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (17).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (30).- Second among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:32).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (61.0%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto skaters.- Became the first Maple Leaf in franchise history to record 60 points in fewer than 50 games three times on April 28 at Montreal.|
|Auston Matthews||– Leads the NHL in goals (35).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (25).- Has scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions, which leads the NHL.- Tied for first in the NHL in game-winning goals (10).- Sixth among NHLers in points (35-24-59).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (192).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (53.3%).- 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 36.0% 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 7.95 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 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 22nd among NHL defencemen and is tied for eighth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (2-16-18). – One of nine NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 85 hits (92) and 85 blocked shots (85).|
|Morgan Rielly||– Leads the Maple Leafs and is tied for 21st among NHLers in average time on ice (23:43).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in points (4-28-32).- Ranks 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (28).- Tied for 13th 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.- Has a 3-2-2 record with a .899 save percentage and 2.64 goals-against average in eight career games against the Canucks.- 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 highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.00) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has won 54.7% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (214).|
|John Tavares||– Tied for 29th in the NHL in points (17-27-44).- Tied for 22nd in the NHL in even-strength points (11-21-32).- Has the eighth highest faceoff win percentage (56.17%) among NHLers who have taken at least 725 faceoffs (745).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 56.8% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is 10th among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Averages 13.78 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 seven points (4-3-7) in seven games against the Canucks 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 55.3%.- Averaging 1.40 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 11th among Toronto skaters.- Became the seventh player in NHL history to record 1,100 career assists on April 28 at Montreal.- Became the oldest player (41 years, 296 days) in franchise history to score a goal for the club on April 24 at Winnipeg, surpassing Allan Stanley (41 years, 252 days) who had held the mark since November 8, 1967 at Oakland.|
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
|Adam Brooks||Points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.|
|Nick Foligno||Assists (3) in three consecutive games.|
|Justin Holl||Assists (4) in four consecutive games.|
|Mitch Marner||Points (3-3-6) in four consecutive games.|
|Jake Muzzin||Points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.|
|Jason Spezza||Points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.|
|Joe Thornton||Points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.|
|Zach Hyman||One assist from 100 NHL assists|
|Travis Dermott||200th NHL game (April 24 at Winnipeg)|
|Mitch Marner||100th NHL goal (April 24 at Winnipeg)|
|Joe Thornton||1,100th NHL assist (April 28 at Montreal)|
The Clippers get within one point midway through the fourth quarter, but Paul (28 points, 10 assists) scores three consecutive tough baskets to retake control and the Suns hold on for a 109-101 win.Clippers lose to Chris Paul, Suns in Phoenix — Press Enterprise
SACRAMENTO (ABC4 Sports) – Without Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell, you wouldn’t think the Utah Jazz would have the greatest offensive night in franchise history. But that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings, as the Jazz set a franchise record for most points in a game and the largest margin of victory […]Jazz score most points in franchise history in 154-105 blowout win over Sacramento — ABC4 Utah
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-13-5 – 67 Points) vs.
MONTREAL CANADIENS (21-18-9 – 51 Points)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs with a power play goal at 1:38 of the first period. Nylander has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has four points (3-1-4) in five games against Montreal this season. In eight games during the month of April, he has registered 10 points (2-8-10). He has recorded 18 points (7-11-18) in 24 games on the road in 2020-21.
- Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 8:44 of the first period. Matthews has registered six points (3-3-6) over his last five games played. He has registered 11 points (5-6-11) in seven games against Montreal in 2020-21. He has 27 points (15-12-27) in 23 games on the road this season. In 12 games during the month of April, he has recorded 17 points (11-6-17). Matthews leads the NHL in goals (35) and goals scored on the road (15) this season.
- Jake Muzzin scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 6:27 of the second period. Muzzin has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has registered 12 (2-10-12) of his 20 points on the road this season. He has four points (1-3-4) in seven games against the Canadiens in 2020-21. He is tied for 25th among NHL defencemen in points at 5-on-5 (2-12-14).
- Adam Brooks scored the fourth Toronto goal of the game at 8:15 of the third period. Brooks has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. In six games with the Maple Leafs this season, he has registered four points (3-1-4). The goal marks his first career even-strength goal after recording a power play and shorthanded goal earlier in 2020-21. He has three points (2-1-3) in four games on the road this season.
- Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s first period goal. Marner has points (3-3-6) in four consecutive games. In 25 games on the road this season, he has registered 28 points (7-21-28). He has eight points (2-6-8) in seven games against Montreal in 2020-21. In 13 games during the month of April, Marner has recorded 14 points (4-10-14). He is tied for third among NHLers in assists (43) and is tied for third among NHLers in points (17-43-60).
- Morgan Rielly picked up the secondary assist on Nylander’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Tonight’s game is Rielly’s seventh multi-assist and eighth multi-point game of 2020-21. He has five points (1-4-5) in seven games against Montreal this season. He is tied for 14th among NHL defencemen in points (4-27-31) and is 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (28).
- Nick Foligno registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Foligno has assists (3) in three consecutive games. He has four points (1-3-4) in eight games between Columbus and Toronto during the month of April. Foligno has recorded 19 points (7-12-19) in 45 games played this season.
- Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal and later recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Spezza has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. With two points tonight, he has tied Maurice Richard for 99th on the NHL’s all-time point register with 966 career points (315 goals, 615 assists). In seven games against Montreal, he has recorded four assists. Spezza leads all active NHLers in career points against the Canadiens with 73 points (32 goals, 41 assists) in 73 career games.
- Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Muzzin’s second period goal. Thornton has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. His second period assist his 1,100th career NHL assist, making him the seventh player in NHL history to reach the milestone. He has a pair of assists in five games against the Canadiens this season.
- Justin Holl picked up the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Holl has assists (4) in four consecutive games. He has registered three points (1-2-3) in seven games against Montreal this season. He has registered 18 points (2-16-18) in 49 games during the 2020-21 season.
- Jack Campbell stopped 31 shots to earn his team-leading 14th win of the season.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||7 (4)||11 (10)||11 (8)||–||29 (22)|
|MONTREAL||11 (8)||13 (10)||8 (6)||–||32 (24)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||15 (11)||15 (14)||15 (11)||–||45 (36)|
|MONTREAL||18 (14)||20 (17)||21 (17)||–||59 (48)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||17-6-2 (25 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Montreal||305-344-88-17 (754 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Montreal on the Road||113-215-43-7 (378 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shot Attempts||7 (Matthews)|
|Faceoff Wins||5 (Matthews, Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||75% (Thornton – 3 won, 1 lost)|
|Hits||3 (Foligno, Muzzin, Rielly)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Brodie, Marner)|
|Power Play TOI||3:13 (Marner)|
|Shorthanded TOI||2:20 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|Shifts||27 (Holl, Muzzin)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||64.3% (Muzzin, Spezza)|
|Lead after 1||16-3-3|
|Lead after 2||20-2-3|
|Score 1 power play goal||10-2-3|
|Do not allow a power play goal||22-2-3|
|Outshot by opponent||15-3-2|
- The Maple Leafs were 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play tonight.
- The Maple Leafs line of Alex Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev and Wayne Simmonds were the lone Toronto skaters to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
- Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 19 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.3 percent (19 for, 12 against).
- Jason Spezza was 2-for-2 (100%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs tonight.
- Joe Thornton won 75% (3 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone tonight.
- Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, 680 News)
- Monday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
- Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Saturday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, 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.