Medina Spirit delivers trainer Bob Baffert record seventh win at Kentucky Derby — WAVY.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) — Medina Spirit stormed to victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday to deliver trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh win in the Run for the Roses. Under jockey John Velazquez, Medina Spirit jumped to an early lead and fended off challenges down the stretch to cross the line first in front of 51,838…

Medina Spirit delivers trainer Bob Baffert record seventh win at Kentucky Derby — WAVY.com

How the Warriors are honoring Gianna Bryant on her 15th birthday — KRON4

HOUSTON (KRON) — The Golden State Warriors are honoring Gianna Bryant in a special way on what would’ve been her 15th birthday. Vanessa Bryant marked her late daughter’s birthday with the release of the “Mambacita” clothing line. Remembering Gianna Bryant on what would’ve been her 15th birthday The Dubs sported the new line as they…

How the Warriors are honoring Gianna Bryant on her 15th birthday — KRON4

Warriors’ Green questionable vs. Rockets with shoulder injury — Santa Cruz Sentinel

Warriors forward Draymond Green is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets with a left trapezius contusion.

Warriors’ Green questionable vs. Rockets with shoulder injury — Santa Cruz Sentinel

Lakers got their stars back but aren’t out of the woods — Pasadena Star News

Even with the returns of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers have a tough balance to finish the regular season

Lakers got their stars back but aren’t out of the woods — Pasadena Star News

Tatum scores 60 as Celtics pull off historic rally from 32-point hole to beat Spurs in overtime — Boston Herald

Garden fan capacity will be increased to 25% on May 10, but for now, 12% — or roughly 2,800 spectators — is there to support their team. 927 more words

Tatum scores 60 as Celtics pull off historic rally from 32-point hole to beat Spurs in overtime — Boston Herald

Tatum, Celtics rally from huge deficit to top Spurs — Lowell Sun

By Doug Alden Associated Press BOSTON — Jaylen Brown hit a 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds remaining in overtime, Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 60 points and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 32-point deficit to beat the San Antonio Spurs 143-140 on Friday night. Tatum, whose previous career best was 53 points scored against Minnesota on […]

Tatum, Celtics rally from huge deficit to top Spurs — Lowell Sun

CANUCKS-LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (19-22-3 – 41 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-13-5 – 69 Points)

MAY 1, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) 
TV: SPORTSNET ▪ RADIO: 680 NEWS

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VANCOUVER

ALL-TIME RECORD:65-65-22-4 (156 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:39-25-11-1 (76 Games)
2020-21:4-3-1
LAST FIVE:1-3-1
LAST 10:6-3-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VANCOUVER

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (75), TJ Brodie (44), Jake Muzzin (39)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (18), John Tavares (13), Auston Matthews (12)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (57), John Tavares (15), TJ Brodie (13)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (75), John Tavares (28), Jason Spezza (21)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (51), Nick Foligno (30), Jake Muzzin (28)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVANCOUVER
GOALS FOR (Rank):166 (t-6th)115 (t-29th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       132 (10th)141 (t-15th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):30/138 [21.7%] (11th)24/122 [19.7%] (19th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):98/128 [76.6%] (26th)115/146 [78.8%] (20th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):31.2 (7th)29.5 (t-19th)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):28.2 (7th)33.3 (30th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2189 (9th)1850 (31st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):50.7% (t-12th)46.7% (28th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):50.8% (12th)53.1 (t-4th)

MAPLE LEAFS – CANUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 11, 1970 (Vancouver 5, Toronto 3) 
All-Time Record:65-65-22-4 (156 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:39-25-11-1 (76 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-40-11-3 (80 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:April 29, 2021 (Toronto 4, Vancouver 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS36 (Matthews)
ASSISTS44 (Marner)
POINTS62 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS14 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Marner)
PIMs49 (Bogosian)
SHOTS197 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%56.3% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS85 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS45 (Marner)
HITS92 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:43 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:12 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME2:32 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

TJ Brodie– Averaging 19:00 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters who have appeared in multiple games.- Has the highest on-ice goals-for percentage (66.2%) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs defencemen.- Second among Maple Leafs in shifts per game (25.9).- Tied for 18th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (21). 
Adam Brooks– Has three goals and an assist in seven games with the Maple Leafs this season.- Averaging 1.92 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks eighth 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.- Tied for 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 1.88 points per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Averaging 11.49 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time as a Maple Leaf, which ranks 12th 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 (17:52).- Ranks 16th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (17:52) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.0% 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 10th 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– Third among NHLers in assists (44).- Second in the NHL in assists at 5-on-5 (25).- Third among NHLers in points (18-44-62).- Tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (18).- Second in the NHL in primary assists (31).- Third among NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:27).- Has the seventh highest on-ice goals for percentage (62.0%) 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 (36).- Leads the NHL in even-strength goals (26).- 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 (11).- Tied for sixth among NHLers in points (36-24-60).- Ranks second in the NHL in shots on goal (197).- Second among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in over 10 games 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 36.0% 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 8.01 shots per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks eighth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least five games.
Jake Muzzin– Ranks 12th among NHL defencemen in takeaways (24).- Tied for 23rd among NHL defencemen and is ninth among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (2-16-18). – One of 10 NHL defencemen to have recorded at least 85 hits (92) and 85 blocked shots (85). 
Morgan Rielly– Leads the Maple Leafs and is 22nd among NHLers in average time on ice (23:43).- Tied for 13th among NHL defencemen in points (4-28-32).- Tied for 10th among NHL defencemen in assists (28).- Tied for 14th 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 1-1-1 with a 2.72 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage in four 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.- Won his first game as a Maple Leaf on April 29 vs. Vancouver. 
Jason Spezza– Has the highest points per 60 minutes rate (3.07) at 5-on-5 among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has won 54.4% of his defensive zone faceoffs, which is the 15th highest percentage among NHLers who have taken at least 200 defensive zone draws (217). 
John Tavares– Tied for 28th in the NHL in points (17-28-45).- Tied for 18th in the NHL in even-strength points (11-22-33).- Tied for the eighth highest faceoff win percentage (55.6%) among NHLers who have taken at least 750 faceoffs (761).- Has an on-ice goals for percentage of 57.6% at 5-on-5 in 2020-21, which is ninth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least five games.- Averages 13.86 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 eighth points (4-4-8) in eight 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 55.4%.- Averaging 1.49 points per 60 minutes of ice time this season, which is 12th 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

Mitch MarnerAssists (2) in two consecutive games and points (4-4-8) in five consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsGoals (2) in two consecutive games.
William NylanderGoals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
Jason SpezzaAssists (4) in three consecutive games and points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games.
Joe ThorntonAssists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach HymanOne assist from 100 NHL assists
John TavaresFive games from 200 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Travis Dermott200th NHL game (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Mitch Marner100th NHL goal (April 24 at Winnipeg)
Joe Thornton1,100th NHL assist (April 28 at Montreal)
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Lower Body)On Injured Reserve.
Zach Bogosian (Shoulder)Expected to miss four weeks.
Zach Hyman (Knee)Expected to miss two weeks.
Riley Nash (Knee)On Injured Reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 122
  

NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS

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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. thriving with tough love from Michael Malone: “We’ve really grown in our communication” — The Denver Post

Michael Malone benched Michael Porter Jr. late in the first half against the Toronto Raptors in a bout of frustration Thursday night. What happened next revealed significant growth in their relationship. 817 more words

Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. thriving with tough love from Michael Malone: “We’ve really grown in our communication” — The Denver Post

Golden Knights’ 10-game win streak ends with loss to Coyotes — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Goalie Robin Lehner was handed a rare loss, and the Golden Knights saw their 10-game winning streak snapped Friday with a 3-0 setback to the Arizona Coyotes.

Golden Knights’ 10-game win streak ends with loss to Coyotes — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jonathan Quick helps Kings steal a win from the Ducks — Press Telegram

ANAHEIM — Jonathan Quick dived to his left and sprawled to his right and crawled on his stomach and fell on his back and thrust his blocker into the air and raised his glove and did all he could do to keep the Kings in the game Friday at Honda Center. The Ducks fired pucks…

Jonathan Quick helps Kings steal a win from the Ducks — Press Telegram