RED WINGS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Detroit: First of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Detroit: N/A
Next Game vs. Detroit: Saturday, January 29 at Detroit
Toronto Season Record: 3-4-1
Toronto Home Record: 2-1-1
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 3 at Chicago 2 – OTW
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TOR Goals: Tavares, Kämpf, Nylander
CHI Goals: Dach, Debrincat
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 27-29, .931 SV%
CHI Goaltender: Lankinen, 37-40, .925 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
CHI Power Play: 1-for-3

NEXT GAME
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Opponent: vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 8

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. DETROIT RED WINGS:
Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (34), Morgan Rielly (27), John Tavares (25)
Goals: Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (8)
Assists: John Tavares (25), Wayne Simmonds (14), Morgan Rielly (13)
Points: John Tavares (35), Wayne Simmonds (21), Auston Matthews (19)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (49), Jake Muzzin (15), Nick Ritchie (15)


2021-22 AVERAGES &RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .438 2.00 3.13 12.0% 85.2% 34.4 30.1 55.9%
NHL Rank 21st-T 29th 20th-T 27th-T 9th-T 5th 10th-T 2nd


THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 3/25 (12.0%)
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: 23/27 (85.2%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS

Saturday games 3 of 22 (10 home, 12 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 9th of 9 (5 home, 4 road)


RECENT MILESTONES
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats, Matthews
required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple Leafs
history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only Charlie
Conacher (317 games).
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.
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.
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.

RED WINGS NOTES

LAST GAME
DET 2 vs. FLA 3 OT (10/29/21)
1ST PERIOD: FLA Luostarinen (Nutivaara, Montour) 8:43-EV; FLA Barkov (Duclair) 18:49-EV
2ND PERIOD: DET Gagner (Stecher, Stephens) 2:15-EV
3RD PERIOD: DET Suter (Seider, Fabbri) 17:19-EV
OT: FLA Barkov (Huberdeau, Weegar) 3:29-EV
SHOTS: DET 30 (11-7-11-1) / FLA 33 (10-14-7-2)
GOALIES: DET Nedeljkovic (OTL, 30-33) / FLA Bobrovsky (W, 28-30)
PP: DET 0-4 / FLA 0-3
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Jakub Vrana – shoulder (8 / Oct. 11)
Gustav Lindstrom – lower body (2 / Oct. 27)
Total Man Games Lost: 12
Individual Man Games Lost: Bertuzzi (1), Larkin (1)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
10/30 – Recalled F Joe Veleno from Grand Rapids
10/26 – Assigned F Kyle Criscuolo to Grand Rapids
10/11 – Assigned F Riley Barber, Taro Hirose and Joe Veleno to Grand Rapids…Designated F Kyle Criscuolo and D Seth Barton as injured nonroster…Placed F Jakub Vrana on IR…Released F Bobby Ryan from his PTO
RED WINGS at MAPLE LEAFS
TONIGHT: 673rd all-time meeting, 334th in TOR…1st of 4 games this season, 1st of 2 in TOR
ALL-TIME at TOR: 286-286-93-7 / AWAY: 111-172-47-3 / LAST 10: 3-6-1 / IN 2020-21: 0-0-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-0-0
DET top scorers vs. TOR: Nick Leddy (3-12-15 in 21 GP), Marc Staal (3-12-15 in 37 GP), Dylan Larkin (6-7-13 in 18 GP), Sam Gagner (6-7-13 in 21
GP), Vladislav Namestnikov (3-3-6 in 17 GP)
TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (10-25-35 in 25 GP), Wayne Simmonds (7-14-21 in 34 GP), Auston Matthews (12-7-19 in 14 GP), Jason
Spezza (8-9-17 in 23 GP), Morgan Rielly (4-13-17 in 27 GP), Mitch Marner (4-7-11 in 14 GP), William Nylander (6-5-11 in 16 GP), T.J. Brodie (2-9-11 in
19 GP)
NOTES: DET F Robby Fabbri played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens prior to beginning his major junior career…DET F Sam Gagner had 37 points (12-
25-37) in 43 GP with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2018-19…DET F Givani Smith is a Toronto native, 1-of-6 Ontario-born skaters on the team and 10
with OHL experience…TOR G Jack Campbell is a Port Huron native who played for the U.S. NTDP from 2008-10…TOR G Petr Mrazek played for
DET from 2013-18…TOR F Auston Matthews skated for the NTDP from 2013-15 prior to turning pro…TOR F William Nylander is the son of Michael
Nylander, who racked up 18 points (2-16-18) in 24 GP with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2009-10…TOR F Jason Spezza made his pro debut with
the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2001-02, appearing in 3 playoff games…TOR head coach Sheldon Keefe had 12 points (7-5-12) in 13 GP with the
IHL’s Detroit Vipers in 2000-01…TOR asst. coach Spencer Carbery was head coach of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in 2016-17…TOR goaltending coach
Steve Briere appeared in 21 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Storm in 2001-02…TOR advisor Paul MacLean showed 71 points (36-35-71) in 76 GP for
DET in 1988-89 and later served as an asst. coach with the team from 2005-11…TOR president Brendan Shanahan won 3 Stanley Cup championships
with DET and amassed 633 points (309-324-633) in 716 GP for the club from 1996-06.
RECENT RESULTS
Oct. 29 vs. FLA – 3-2 OTL
DET erased a 2-goal deficit for the 2nd-straight game to rescue a point against unbeaten FLA…Pius Suter’s game-tying goal was his 1st for DET…
Moritz Seider tallied his team-leading 7th helper on Suter’s goal, extending his assist streak to 4 consecutive games…Seider also recorded a careerhigh 26:31 time on ice, which is the most of any DET skater this season…Sam Gagner got DET on the board with his second goal of the season…Troy
Stecher drew an assist on Gagner’s goal for his 1st point of the season, while Mitchell Stephens picked up his 3rd assist in as many games…Dylan
Larkin racked up a season-best 7 shots on goal…Alex Nedeljkovic has yet to lose in regulation against FLA, going 3-0-3 in 6 career head-to-head
meetings…Michael Rasmussen logged a season-high 5 hits…With a point in tonight’s contest, DET is guaranteed to finish October above the .500
mark for the 1st time since the 2016-17 season, when it ended the opening month with a 6-4-0 record…DET is 3-0-1 when winning 50.0 percent or more
of its faceoffs this season…DET was assessed a season-low 6 PIM.
Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes
Oct. 27 at WSH – 3-2 W
DET came back from a 2-0 hole to win its 1st OT decision of the season and improve to 4-2-1…DET captured its 1st OT win since 1/19/21 vs. CBJ and
earned its 1st road OT victory since Dennis Cholowski scored on 11/12/19 at ANA…Dylan Larkin netted his 5th career OT goal and 15th GWG, which
was assisted by Lucas Raymond along with Moritz Seider…Adam Erne had a goal and an assist for his 2nd multi-point game of the season…Pius
Suter recorded his 1st point for DET with the secondary assist on Robby Fabbri’s game-tying goal…Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and is 9-1-3
with a 1.78 GAA, .941 SV% and 2 shutouts in his last 14 appearances, dating back to 4/4/21 vs. TB.
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

  • Lucas Raymond ranks among the NHL rookie leaders with 4 goals (1st), 4 assists (T2nd), 8 points (1st) and a plus-5 rating (T1st) through 8 games.
  • Is the 1st NHL rookie to record a hat trick and log 4 points (3-1-4) in a single game this season.
  • At 19 years, 210 days, became the 2nd-youngest player in franchise history to record a hat trick. Steve Yzerman scored 3 goals at 18 years, 228 days
    on 12/23/83 at TOR)
  • Became the 3rd player in franchise history with a 4-point game aged 19-or-younger, joining Steve Yzerman (3-1-4 on 12/23/83 at TOR) and Gordie
    Howe (0-4-4 on 12/17/47 at CHI).
  • Became the 1st DET rookie to score 3-or-more goals in a game since Johan Garpenlov (4-0-4) accomplished the feat on 11/23/90 vs. STL.
    BERT’S BACK
  • Tyler Bertuzzi ranks among the Atlantic Division leaders with 6 goals (T1st), 9 points (T3rd) and a plus-8 rating (T5th) through 7 games.
  • Became the 3rd DET skater in the past 25 years to have at least 9 points through their first 5 games of a season, joining Henrik Zetterberg (2-7-9 in
    2015-16 and 3-6-9 in 2007-08) and Brendan Shanahan (7-3-10 in 2001-02).
  • Is the 4th DET player in the last 30 years to score at least 6 goals in their first 5 games of a season, joining Sergei Fedorov (1993-94), Brendan
    Shanahan (1998-99 and 2001-02) and Anthony Mantha (2019-20).
    MILESTONE WATCH
  • Tonight is assistant equipment manager John Remejes’ 1,000th NHL game.
  • Greiss is 2 wins from 150
  • Larkin is 3 points from 300
  • DeKeyser is 4 games from 500
    THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY
    Oct. 30, 1957 – Terry Sawchuk recorded his 69th career shutout in a 4-0 win at NYR.
    Oct. 30, 1992 – Bob Probert had two goals and a pair of assists in a 7-1 win vs. TOR.
    Oct. 30, 2001 – Pavel Datsyuk scored his first career goal and added an assist in a 5-2 win at CAR.
    2021-22 INDIVIDUAL STATS
    Most Goals: 4, Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most Assists: 3, Larkin, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most Points: 4, Raymond, Oct. 24 at CHI; Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG: 7, Larkin, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    Most PIM: 14, Hronek, Oct. 16 vs. VAN
    Most TOI: 26:31, Seider, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    Most Hits: 5, Rasmussen, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    Most Blocked Shots: 6, Lindstrom, Oct. 23 at MTL
    Most Saves: 41, Nedeljkovic, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Longest Goal Streak: n/a
    Longest Assist Streak: 4, Seider, Oct. 23-pres.
    Longest Point Streak: 4, Seider, Oct. 23-pres.
    2021-22 REGULAR SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS
    DETROIT OPPONENT
    Most GF, Game 6, twice (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI) 7, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Fewest GF, Game 0, Oct. 21 vs. CGY 1, twice (MR: Oct. 19 vs. CBJ)
    Longest Win Streak – Overall: 2, twice (MR: Oct. 24-27) / Home: 2, Oct. 16-19 / Road: 2, Oct. 24-pres.
    Longest Winless Streak – Overall: 2, Oct. 21-23 / Home: n/a / Road: n/a
    Longest Point Streak – Overall: 3, twice (MR: Oct. 24-pres.) / Home: 3, Oct. 14-19 / Road: 2, Oct. 24-pres.

    PROSPECT WATCH
  • Red Savage (144th overall/2021) was named NCHC Freshman of the Week for the period from Oct. 18-24. Savage notched 3 assists and a plus-2
    rating during Miami’s series against Bowling Green on Oct. 22-23. He is the son of Brian Savage, who had 359 points (192-167-359) in 641 NHL games
    between MTL, PHX, STL and PHI.
  • The Grand Rapids Griffins (1-3-0-1) fell 3-0 to the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday at Van Andel Arena. Calvin Pickard garnered 3rd-star honors after
    stopping 29 shots. Next Game: Oct. 30 vs. Milwaukee.
    Most GF, Period 4, twice, (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd) 3, three times (MR: Oct. 23 at MTL, 2nd)
    Most SOG, Game 45, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ 48, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG, Period 19, Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd 23, Oct. 16 vs. VAN, 3rd
    Fewest SOG, Game 21, Oct. 16 vs. VAN 23, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ
    Fewest SOG, Period 4, Oct. 23 at MTL, 1st 3, Oct. 23 at MTL, 3rd
    Most PPG, Game 1, four times (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI) 3, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most PIM, Game 26, twice (MR: Oct. 16 vs. VAN) 24, Oct. 16 vs. VAN
    Fewest PIM, Game 6, Oct. 29 vs. FLA 4, Oct. 27 at WSH
    Fastest Consec. Goals
    1:04, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ
    (Namestnikov, Erne)
    1:12, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    (Stamkos, Stamkos)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Game
    5:25, Oct. 23 at MTL
    (Larkin)
    8:43, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    (Luostarinen)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Period
    0:18, Oct. 14 vs. TB, 2nd
    (Bertuzzi)
    1:58, Oct. 24 at CHI, 3rd
    (Borgstrom)
    HOME AWAY
    DET recorded a shutout 5/1/21, 1-0 vs. TB (Greiss) 4/27/21, 0-1 at CBJ (Greiss)
    DET was shutout 10/21/21, 3-0 vs. CGY (Markstrom) 4/27/21, 1-0 at CBJ (Merzlikins)
    DET scored in OT
    1/19/21, Bertuzzi vs. CBJ
    (Merzlikins)
    10/27/21, Larkin at WSH (Vanecek)
    Opp. scored in OT
    10/29/21, Barkov. vs. FL

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