Kings take off for Canada road trip trying to extend streak — Press Enterprise

The Kings crossed the Canadian border seeking to continue their newfound success against a pair of old-line franchises, as they will visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday and the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. This four-game trip will see the Kings travel to four Canadian cities, beginning with Toronto, which has won five straight games…

Kings take off for Canada road trip trying to extend streak — Press Enterprise


• The Toronto Raptors (6-4) host the Brooklyn Nets (6-3) on Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Arena. Cleveland rallied to beat the Raptors 102-101 on Friday, ending Toronto’s five-game winning streak. The Raptors won two-of-three games against the Nets last season. Pascal Siakam averaged 23.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three games vs. Brooklyn last year. Siakam is expected to return to the lineup Sunday after missing the first 10 games of the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery. Siakam underwent surgery in June to repair a torn labrum.
Fred VanVleet (578) needs one three to tie Andrea Bargnani (579) for fourth on the Raptors’ all-time 3-point field goal list. Kyle Lowry holds the franchise record with 1,518 three-pointers, followed by Morris Peterson (801) and Terrence Ross (598).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes returned to the starting lineup Friday vs. Cleveland after sitting out the previous two games (Nov. 1-3) with sprained right thumb. He injured the thumb late in the fourth quarter Oct. 30 at Indiana. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (17.6 ppg) and rebounds (8.9), and ranks fourth in
field goal percentage (.521). He has led the team in scoring in four of his first eight games played, scored 20+ points three times and recorded two double-doubles.
Gary Trent Jr. (49) and Fred VanVleet (42) rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. recorded a career-high six steals Friday against the Cavaliers and also leads the NBA in steals per game (3.10). VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
• OG Anunoby scored a game-high 23 points Friday vs. Cleveland, and has now scored 20+ points in six of the last eight games (Oct. 23 – Nov. 5). Anunoby is averaging a team-high 22.6 points during this stretch, while shooting .464 (71-153) from the field and .424 (28-66) from beyond the arc.
• Toronto currently leads the league in offensive rebounds per game (14.3) and rank third in second chance points (15.9). Khem Birch has grabbed a team-high 35 offensive rebounds this season (fourth in the NBA), which includes a season-best seven offensive boards Friday against the Cavs .
• Rookie Dalano Banton led the bench with a season-high 11 points in just 10 minutes Friday vs. Cleveland. Banton (picked 46th overall in 2021 NBA Draft) scored in double figures for the third time this season, and currently leads all rookies with a .579 (22-38) field goal percentage.
• The Raptors have started a season with four straight road victories for the first time in franchise history. Following Sunday, Toronto will play eight of its next nine games on the road (Nov. 10-26).


1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 2 5
BOSTON 1 0 1 2


  • John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs at 12:21 of the first period and posted his second goal of the game at 2:53 of the third period. Tavares also posted the primary assist on Marner’s third period
    goal. Tavares has recorded nine points (5G, 4A) through the last five games.
  • Auston Matthews scored on a power play opportunity for the Maple Leafs at 14:59 of the second period. Matthews scored a second power play goal at 18:54 of the second period. He has marked a
    multi-point outing in three consecutive games.
  • Mitch Marner posted the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal and on Matthews’ first goal of
    the second period. Marner also posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game.
    Marner added an empty net goal at 19:17 of the third period, posting a four-point outing (1G, 3A).
    Marner has registered 11 points (3G, 8A) through the last five games.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ first goal of the game and posted the
    primary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Rielly has posted eight assists this season and
    notched five assists through the last five games.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second goal of the game. Nylander
    marked his fifth assist of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin posted the secondary assist on Tavares’ second goal of the game. Sandin posted
    his fourth assist of the season.
  • Alexander Kerfoot registered the secondary on Marner’s third period goal. Kerfoot recorded his
    fourth assist of the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 9 (8) 18 (12) 9 (6) 36 (26)
    BOSTON 13 (12) 8 (6) 22 (15) 43 (33)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 17 (14) 27 (16) 11 (8) 55 (38)
    BOSTON 18 (17) 15 (13) 40 (26) 73 (56)
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-1-1 on home ice this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 279-291-98-10 in 678 games against the Boston Bruins and 175-111-51-3
    in 340 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 5-3-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 5-1-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.

    Shots 6 (Matthews, Nylander)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Marner)
    Faceoff Wins 13 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 65% (Tavares– 13 won, 7 lost)
    Hits 5 (Muzzin)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Sandin)
    Takeaways 3 (Marner)
    TOI 24:08 (Marner)
    Power Play TOI 3:51 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 4:09 (Muzzin, Brodie)
    Shifts 29 (Marner)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 54.84% (Dermott – 17 for, 14 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 4-3-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-2-0 when tied after one period and 4-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 2-2-0 when being outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-1-0 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Mitch Marner tied his NHL single-game high of three assists which he has recorded on 17 occasions
    during his NHL career.
  • Per NHL Stats, Marner has factored on each of the Maple Leafs’ last six goals and 10 of their last 11
    dating to when he put Toronto up 5-3 on Oct. 31 (3G, 7A).
  • In recording two power play goals during tonight’s game, Auston Matthews has marked 50 power
    play goals scored during his NHL career. Matthews is now tied with John Anderson and Bryan
    McCabe for 15th on the Maple Leafs’ franchise all-time list.
  • At 12:21 of the first period, a video review was initiated to determine whether or not the puck crossed
    the Boston goal line after the actions of a Boston player caused the net to be displaced. Video review
    upheld the Referee’s call on the ice. Result: Goal Toronto.
  • Per the NHL Situation Room, the decision was made in accordance with Rule 63.7 which states, in
    part, that “in the event that the goal post is displaced, either deliberately or accidentally, by a
    defending player, prior to the puck crossing the goal line between the normal position of the
    goalposts, the Referee may award a goal. In order to award a goal in this situation, the goal post must
    have been displaced by the actions of a defending player, the attacking player must have an
    imminent scoring opportunity prior to the goal post being displaced, and it must be determined that
    the puck would have entered the net between the normal position of the goal posts.”
  • Travis Dermott and John Tavares were on the ice for a team-high 17 Toronto shot attempts-for at
  • Travis Dermott finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.84 percent
    (17 for, 14 against).
    Nov. 8 Leafs vs. Los Angeles Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 10 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 12 Leafs vs. Calgary Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 13 Leafs at Buffalo KeyBank Center 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 16 Leafs vs. Nashville Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 18 Leafs vs. New York Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.