MAPLE LEAFS-HURRICANES PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Carolina: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. Carolina: N/A
Next Game vs. Carolina: Monday, January 3 vs. Carolina
Toronto Season Record: 2-3-1
Toronto Road Record: 0-2-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
October 17, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson recalled on an emergency basis from
the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
October 16, 2021 Alex Bishop signed to a one-game amateur tryout
October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens.
October 10, 2021
Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned
to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 1 at Pittsburgh 7
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
TOR Goals: Spezza
PIT Goals: O’Connor (2), Matheson, Zucker, Pettersson, Boyle, Rodrigues
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 16-21, .762 SV% – Hutchinson, 10-12, .833 SV%
PIT Goaltender: Jarry, 28-29, .966 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
PIT Power Play: 1-for-5

NEXT GAME
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Opponent: at Chicago Blackhawks
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek Groin
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 10

ALL-TIME VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES:
First Matchup between Clubs: December 31, 1979 (Toronto 2, Hartford 4)
All-Time Record: 47-59-11-7 (124 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 24-32-5-2 (63 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 23-27-6-5 (61 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road: December 11, 2018 (Toronto 4, Carolina 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-4-0ACTIVE LEADERS VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (44), John Tavares (39), Wayne Simmonds (33)
Goals: John Tavares (27), Jason Spezza (20), Wayne Simmonds (13)
Assists: Jason Spezza (22), John Tavares (21), Wayne Simmonds (14)
Points: John Tavares (48), Jason Spezza (42), Wayne Simmonds (27)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (45), John Tavares (26), Jason Spezza (20)

2021-22 AVERAGES & RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .417 2.00 3.17 15.8% 85.7% 35.0 29.3 56.5%
NHL Rank 22nd-T 26th-T 19th-T 24th 7th-T 5th-T 9th 2nd

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 3/19 (15.8%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander)
Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 18/21 (85.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Monday games 2 of 7 (3 home, 4 road)
Back-to-Backs played 2 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-2-0
October games 7th of 9 (5 home, 4 road)

RECENT MILESTONES
TRAVIS DERMOTT Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Apr. 24 at WPG.
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 29 vs. EDM.
MITCH MARNER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 24 at WPG.
AUSTON MATTHEWS Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 20 at MTL.
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie
Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at
294 games.
JAKE MUZZIN Skated in his 600th NHL game on March 1 at EDM.
WILLIAM NYLANDER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 18 at VAN.
MORGAN RIELLY
Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to
become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with
the club.
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL games played, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Skated in his 200th game as a Maple Leaf on May 12 at OTT.
JOHN TAVARES Registered his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf on April 18 at VAN.
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 800th career NHL point on April 5 at CGY.
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE Four games away from 700 career NHL games played
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Eight wins away from 50 career NHL wins
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
PIERRE ENGVALL Four games away from 100 career NHL games played
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Six goals away from 50 career NHL goals
ONDREJ KAŠE Two points away from 100 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists
AUSTON MATTHEWS One goal away from 200 career NHL goals
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY One assist away from 250 career NHL assists

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

GOALS 3 – Spezza BLOCKED SHOTS 12 – Holl
ASSISTS 3 – Rielly, Nylander TAKEAWAYS 9 – Nylander
POINTS 5 – Nylander HITS 16 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 2 – Spezza, Nylander TOI PER GAME 24:26 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS N/A PP TOI PER GAME 3:39 – Nylander
PIMs 9 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 3:04 – Kämpf
SHOTS 24 – Tavares WINS 2 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPT % 61.2% – Nylander
FACEOFF% 100% – Marner

GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.22 – Campbell
SAVE PERCENTAGE .916 – Campbell

HURRICANES vs. MAPLE LEAFS SERIES NOTES
— Carolina is facing Toronto in the first of three meetings between the teams during the 2021-22 season. The Hurricanes will visit Scotiabank Arena on
1/3 and 3/17.
— The Hurricanes and Maple Leafs are meeting for the 125th time in their histories. Carolina holds a 66-42-11-5 overall record, including a 32-20-6-3
home record and a 16-13-2-3 record at PNC Arena.
— Carolina and Toronto last met on 2/22/20, as Carolina did not face any North Division teams in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season
series was tied 1-1-0 in 2019-20.
— Martin Necas has earned six points (3g, 3a) in two career games against Toronto.
— Jordan Staal has posted 32 points (15g, 17a) in 40 career games against the Maple Leafs.
— Teuvo Teravainen has tallied 12 points in 13 career games against Toronto.
— Vincent Trocheck has recorded 15 points (4g, 11a) in 18 career games against the Maple Leafs.
— Frederik Andersen appeared in 268 games with Toronto from 2016-21, earning a 149-74-36 record, 2.79 goals-against average, .914 save
percentage and 13 shutouts.
— Brendan Smith is a native of Mimico, Ont., and has recorded two assists in 19 games against the Maple Leafs.
— Hurricanes Assistant Coach Tim Gleason posted five points (1g, 4a) in 39 games with Toronto in 2013-14.
— Petr Mrazek played 92 games with Carolina from 2018-21, registering a 50-32-8 record, 2.48 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and 10
shutouts.
— William Nylander’s father, Michael, was drafted by the Whalers in the third round (59th overall) of the 1991 NHL Draft and tallied 77 points (22g, 55a)
in 117 games with Hartford from 1992-94.
— Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan skated in 76 games for the Whalers from 1995-96, recording 79 points (45g, 3, 4a).
— Maple Leafs Assistant Coach Dean Chynoweth served as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes from 2018-21.
— Maple Leafs Assistant Coach Manny Malhotra tallied 13 points (7g, 6a) in 69 games with Carolina in 2013-14.
COMING IN HOT
The Hurricanes have started the season with a 4-0-0 record for the second time in three seasons (2019-20) and just the third time in franchise history
(1995-96). With a win on Monday, Carolina would tie the longest season-opening win streak in franchise history (2019-20: 5-0-0). The Hurricanes posted
a 5-1 win at CBJ (10/21) to increase their goal total to 18 through four games this season, tied for the most goals through as many games in any season
in franchise history (1985-86, 1989-90). The team’s 4.50 goals per game ranks tied with PHI for fourth in the NHL behind only STL (5.50), PIT (4.60) and
EDM (4.60).
STEADY FREDDIE
Frederik Andersen stopped 27 of 28 shots at CBJ (10/23) to earn his fourth consecutive win. He has posted a 4-0-0 record, 1.75 goals-against average
and .944 save percentage in four games in 2021-22, joining Jeff Reese (1993-94) as the second goaltender in franchise history to begin his
Whalers/Hurricanes tenure with wins in each of his first four decisions. According to NHL Stats, Andersen is the fourth goalie in league history and the
first in franchise history to win each of a team’s first four games of a season in his first season with the club. The last NHL netminder to accomplish the
feat was Martin Jones (SJS) in 2015-16. Andersen spent the past five seasons (2016-21) with TOR and looks to face the Maple Leafs on Monday, for
the first time since signing with Carolina on 7/28.
POWER TRIP
Carolina scored three power-play goals in the win at CBJ (10/23), which the team accomplished just twice in 56 games last season (1/30 vs. DAL, 3/11
vs. NSH). The Hurricanes are now 6-for-16 (37.5%) on the man-advantage this season after boasting the second-best power play in the NHL in 2020-21
(42-for-164: 25.6%). The team posted a 23-3-4 record when scoring at least one power-play goal last season and a 10-0-0 record when scoring at least
two. Sebastian Aho, Jordan Staal and Vincent Trocheck each scored on the man-advantage on Saturday after ranking tied for the team lead with
seven power-play goals apiece in 2020-21.
INVINCEABLE
Vincent Trocheck recorded a team-high three points (2g, 1a) at CBJ (10/23), including his second multi-goal game with Carolina (1/30 vs. DAL: 2g, 1a),
and he has now tallied five points (2g, 3a) in his last two games. His first goal on Saturday stood as the 13th game winner of his NHL career and his
fourth with the Hurricanes. Trocheck also registered his first two power-play points of the season (1g, 1a) after ranking tied with Sebastian Aho and
Dougie Hamilton for the team lead in that category (18) in 2020-21.
WE’RE GOING STREAKING
Sebastian Aho (1g), Andrei Svechnikov (2a) and Teuvo Teravainen (1a) each extended their point streaks to four games at CBJ (10/23). Aho has
registered six points (3g, 3a), including a team-high two power-play goals, and he is now three power-play goals away from tying Sami Kapanen for the
10th-most power-play goals in team history (since relocation). He has also won 68.2% of his faceoffs this season (30-of-44), which ranks fourth in the
NHL (min. 30 draws). Svechnikov leads the team with seven points (4g, 3a) and ranks third in the NHL with a team-high 5.25 shots on goal per game.
He also scored in each of the team’s first three games (10/14-10/21: 4g, 1a), tying the third-longest season-opening goal streak in franchise history for
the second consecutive season (1/14-1/18: 3g). Teravainen has posted six points (2g, 4a), and his four assists are tied with Tony DeAngelo for the
team lead in 2021-22. This season marks the second time in franchise history that the Whalers/Hurricanes have had three players open the season with
point streaks of four games or longer, as Nelson Emerson (3-3-6 in 5 GP), Brendan Shanahan (0-6-6 in 5 GP) and Andrew Cassels (3-3-6 in 4 GP)
accomplished the feat in 1995-96.
KEEPING IT 600
Ian Cole is looking to play his 600th career NHL game vs. TOR (10/25). Cole signed with Carolina as a free agent on 7/28 and has skated in all four
games with the team this season. Since making his NHL debut with STL on 11/6/10, Cole has registered 146 points (27g, 119a) in 599 career games
with STL, PIT, CBJ, COL, MIN and CAR. He has also tallied 24 points (1g, 23a) in 96 career NHL playoff games and won back-to-back Stanley Cups
with PIT in 2016 and 2017.
BETTER CALL STAAL
Jordan Staal earned two points (1g, 1a) at CBJ on Saturday, scoring his first goal of the season on the power play. Staal ranked tied for the team lead
with a career-high seven power-play goals in 2020-21. He recorded 38 points (16g, 22a) in 53 games last season, marking his highest scoring rate (0.72
points per game) in any season in his NHL career. The 2021-22 season marks his 10th year with the Hurricanes since being acquired from PIT on
6/22/12, and he is the seventh player in franchise history to skate in as many seasons with Carolina/Hartford.
FAST AND FURIOUS
Jesper Fast scored the Hurricanes’ opening goal at CBJ (10/23), and he now ranks tied for second on the team with three goals in four games this
season after scoring six goals in 46 games with Carolina in 2020-21. Entering this season, Fast had never scored more than one goal through the first
four games of any season in his NHL career, and when he scored a career-high 13 goals with NYR in 2017-18, his third goal of the season came in the
Rangers’ 17th game (11/22/17 at CAR

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