Belt crushes grand slam, Posey homers in SF Giants’ biggest inning since 2008 — Red Bluff Daily News

For as good as the Giants’ offense was last year, one of the lineup’s biggest weaknesses was producing runs in doubleheader games. In their first doubleheader matchup of the 2021 season, the Giants wasted little time giving their pitching staff a little breathing room. 480 more words

Belt crushes grand slam, Posey homers in SF Giants’ biggest inning since 2008 — Red Bluff Daily News

Behind the numbers of Steph Curry’s Western Conference Player of the Month honor — Santa Cruz Sentinel

Steph Curry set several NBA records on his way to being named the Player of the Month for April.

Behind the numbers of Steph Curry’s Western Conference Player of the Month honor — Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scott Brooks: Russell Westbrook will go down as second-best point guard in NBA history — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Russell Westbrook wants more credit for his triple-doubles. Wizards coach Scott Brooks was happy to oblige.

Scott Brooks: Russell Westbrook will go down as second-best point guard in NBA history — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Davis Scores 25 As Short-Handed Lakers Defeat Nuggets 93-89 — CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 25 points and had key plays on both ends of the floor in the final minute as the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets Monday night. 502 more words

Davis Scores 25 As Short-Handed Lakers Defeat Nuggets 93-89 — CBS Los Angeles

A’S 5, BLUE JAYS 4

• The Blue Jays had their season-high three-game winning streak
snapped…are now 7-9 on the road compared to 7-4 at home.
• Steven Matz allowed five runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings for
the loss…has now taken the loss in each of his last two games
(11.42 ERA) after picking up the win in each of his first four
starts (2.31 ERA).
• Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 and has now reached base
safely in 26 of the Blue Jays 27 games…has reached base a Major League leading 57 times.
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CANADIENS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (33-13-6 – 72 Points) vs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS (24-18-9 – 57 Points)

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO11002
MONTREAL01113

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Morgan Rielly opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:07 of the first period. Rielly has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. He has 18 points (3-15-18) in 26 games on the road this season. He has seven points (1-6-7) in eight games against Montreal in 2020-21. He is tied for 16th among NHL defencemen in points at 5-on-5 (3-14-17) this season.
  • Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 17:21 of the second period. Matthews has goals (5) in four consecutive games. In 24 games on the road in 2020-21, he has recorded 28 points (16-12-28). He has 12 points (6-6-12) in eight games against Montreal this season. He ranks eighth among active NHLers with 18 career goals against the Canadiens in 22 career games against Montreal. He leads the NHL in goals (39) and even-strength goals (29).
  • Alex Galchenyuk registered the primary assist on Rielly’s first period goal. Galchenyuk has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has 10 points (3-7-10) in 22 games with the Maple Leafs this season. His assist is his first career point against Montreal in 10 games after playing for the Canadiens from 2012-18.
  • William Nylander collected the secondary assist on Rielly’s first period goal. Nylander has assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-3-5) in five consecutive games. He has 19 points (7-12-19) in 25 games on the road this season. In six games against the Canadiens in 2020-21, he has recorded five points (3-2-5).
  • Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Muzzin has four points (1-3-4) over his last five games played. He has recorded 11 of his 18 assists on the road this season. He has five points (1-4-5) in eight games against Montreal this season. He is tied for 19th among NHL defencemen in assists (13) at 5-on-5.
  • Joe Thornton had the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Thornton has points (2-4-6) in six consecutive games. He has three assists in five games against the Canadiens in 2020-21. In 21 games on the road this season, he has registered nine points (2-7-9). He ranks sixth among active NHLers in career assists against Montreal (31).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 21 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO11 (9)10 (6)6 (4)2 (0)29 (19)
MONTREAL10 (7)4 (2)8 (2)1 (0)23 (11)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO23 (21)18 (12)15 (8)2 (0)58 (41)
MONTREAL16 (11)12 (7)16 (10)3 (0)47 (28)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road17-6-3 (26 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Montreal    305-344-88-18 (755 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Montreal on the Road192-129-45-11 (377 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Marner)
Faceoff Wins(Kerfoot, Matthews Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage64% (Kerfoot – 7 won, 4 lost)
Hits(Foligno, Kerfoot)
Blocked Shots(Five players tied)
Takeaways(Marner, Sandin)
TOI26:10 (Marner)
Power Play TOI5:29 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI5:24 (Muzzin)
Shifts32 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage78.3% (Tavares – 18 for, 5 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first24-5-3
Lead after 117-3-4
Lead after 222-2-4
Do not score a power play goal17-9-3
Allow 1 power play goal8-8-3
Outshooting opponent17-9-4
Overtime6-6
Monday4-2-3

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Nick Foligno (upper body) left tonight’s game and did not return.
  • Alex Kerfoot won 75 percent (3 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs in the defensive zone.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 24 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 61.5 percent (24 for, 15 against).
  • Wayne Simmonds was the lone Maple Leaf to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • 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)
  • Wednesday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. at Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet, 680 News)
  • Friday, May 14, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (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.