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Pistons-Raptors pregame notes

07:30 (ET) DET@TOR

Detroit Pistons

Lee, Saben Out G League – On Assignment
Livers, Isaiah Out G League – On Assignment
Olynyk, Kelly Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Sprain
Pickett, Jamorko Out G League – Two-Way
Smith, Chris Out G League – Two-Way

Toronto Raptors

Achiuwa, Precious Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Shoulder; Tendinitis
Birch, Khem Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Soreness
Watanabe, Yuta Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain

• The Toronto Raptors (7-6) host the Detroit Pistons (2-9) on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Pistons swept the season-series (3-0) with Toronto last season. Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet hit backto-back 3-pointers over the final 1:10 to lift the Raptors past the 76ers, 115-109, on Thursday night. The
victory snapped a three-game winless streak for Toronto. Following Saturday’s game, the Raptors begin a
season long-tying six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Monday in Portland.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 32 points and seven assists in 40 minutes of action Nov. 11 at Philadelphia. VanVleet scored 30+ points for the second time this season and 12th time in his career. With Thursday’s victory, Toronto improved to 10-2 when VanVleet reaches the 30-point mark.
• After being outrebounded 24-14 on the offensive glass the previous two games (Nov. 7-10), the Raptors grabbed 16 offensive boards in Thursday’s win over Philadelphia, and outscored the Sixers 32-15 in second chance points. Toronto ranks second in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (13.3) this season.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes finished with 13 points, a team high-tying nine rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes Nov. 11 at Philadelphia. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (16.6 ppg), rebounds (8.5) and field goal percentage (.527 – min. 50 FGA). He has led the team in scoring in five of his first 11 games
played, scored 20+ points four times and earned two double-doubles. Barnes sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
Gary Trent Jr. (59) and Fred VanVleet (52) rank first and tied for second, respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (2.46) and has already tied his career
high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto currently ranks second in the NBA in steals per game (10.6).
Precious Achiuwa recorded four points and a team high-tying nine rebounds Thursday vs. the Sixers. He has now grabbed eight-or-more rebounds in six straight games (Nov. 1-11). Achiuwa is averaging a teamhigh 8.7 rebounds this season and has led the team on the glass in eight games.
• Pistons head coach Dwane Casey is Toronto’s all-time leader in coaching victories (320). He helped the Raptors increase its win total five times during his six seasons as head coach, including a franchise-record
59 victories during the 2017-18 campaign. Toronto reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 2016 and recorded three consecutive 50-win seasons under Casey’s direction (2015-18).

The Pistons went 3-0 against Toronto in last season’s series after going 0-3 in 2019-20.
Detroit has an 6-7 record against Toronto over the past four seasons.
Detroit holds a 57-38 all-time record against the Raptors with a 31-19 home record and a 26-19 road record.
Detroit will play two games on the road against Toronto this season and one at home. This season will be the team’s first time playing more
games on the road than at home against the Raptors since the 2013-14 season.
The Pistons have traded series sweeps with the Raptors since 2017-18, with Detroit going 3-0 in both 2020-21 and 2018-19.
Detroit head coach Dwane Casey coached the Toronto Raptors from 2011-12. Casey led the Raptors to a franchise record five-straight
postseasons and won Coach of the Year in 2017-18. Casey went 320-238 in seven seasons with Toronto.
Pistons guard Cory Joseph played for Toronto for two seasons, averaging 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals in 160 games (26
starts) from 2015-17.

Maple Leafs-Sabres pregame notes

2021-22 Matchups vs. Buffalo: First of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Buffalo: N/A
Next Game vs. Buffalo: Wednesday, March 2 at Buffalo
Toronto Season Record: 9-5-1
Toronto Road Record: 2-3-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

November 7, 2021
Forward Joey Anderson has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
November 7, 2021
Forward Kirill Semyonov has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
November 6, 2021
Goaltender Joseph Woll has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies

Score: Toronto 2 vs. Calgary 1 – OTW
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
TOR Goals: Kaše, Matthews
CGY Goals: Kylington
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 30/31, .968 SV%
CGY Goaltender: Vladar, 35/37, .946 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
CGY Power Play: 0-for-1


Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Opponent: vs. Nashville Predators
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)


Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 25

First Matchup between Clubs: November 18, 1970 (Toronto 2 vs. Buffalo 7)
All-Time Record: 83-106-18-11 (218 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 51-40-12-5 (108 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 32-66-6-6 (110 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: March 20, 2019 (Toronto 4 at Buffalo 2)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 7-3-0

Games Played: Jason Spezza (66), John Tavares (34), Wayne Simmonds (30)
Goals: Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (21), Auston Matthews (11)
Assists: Jason Spezza (49), John Tavares (19), Morgan Rielly (13)
Points: Jason Spezza (72), John Tavares (40), Auston Matthews (17)
Penalty Minutes: Jason Spezza (44), Wayne Simmonds (27), Nick Ritchie (20)

Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .633 2.53 2.53 23.3% 86.7% 34.7 30.9 53.3%
NHL Rank 13th-T 25th 7th 8th-T 7th 6th 19th-T 5th

Power Play: 10/43 (23.3%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 3 – Matthews, Nylander
Power Play Point Leader: 6 – Nylander
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 39/45 (86.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)


Saturday games 5th of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 2 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 2-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-2-0
November games 7th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)


TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
Recorded his 200th NHL goal on 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).
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.
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 on Oct. 27 at CHI
KIRILL SEMYONOV Made his NHL debut, Nov. 10 at PHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game on Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.

TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Two wins away from 50 career NHL wins
JACK CAMPBELL One games away from 100 career NHL games played
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Four goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Eight assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played

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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-5-1 – 19 Points) vs.
CALGARY FLAMES (7-3-4 – 18 Points)
1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 0 0 1 1 2
CALGARY 0 0 1 0 1


  • Auston Matthews scored the overtime winner at 2:32 of extra time. Matthews posted his first overtime goal of the season and eighth of his NHL career.
  • Ondřej Kaše scored for the Maple Leafs at 12:54 of the third period. Kaše marked his third of the
    season and has posted a goal in consecutive games.
  • William Nylander posted the primary assist on both Kaše’s goal and Matthews’ overtime winner.
    Nylander is currently on a six-game point streak where he has posted nine points (4G, 5A).
  • Alexander Kerfoot registered the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Kerfoot marked his sixth assist
    of the season. He has posted an assist in back-to-back games.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 13 (12) 13 (9) 7 (7) 4 (0) 37 (28)
    CALGARY 10 (10) 10 (9) 9 (8) 2 (0) 31 (27)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 23 (22) 21 (15) 19 (18) 5 (0) 68 (55)
    CALGARY 18 (18) 18 (16) 16 (15) 4 (0) 56 (49)
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-2-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 68-62-12-6 in 148 games against the Calgary Flames and 39-21-7-4 in 71
    games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 3-2-0 against the Western Conference this season and 2-2-0 against the Pacific Division
    this season.
    Shots 8 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 13 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 10 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 67% (Matthews– 10 won, 5 lost and Kerfoot– 2
    won, 1 lost)
    Hits 5 (Muzzin)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Holl, Marner, Rielly, Brodie)
    Takeaways 4 (Marner, Matthews)
    TOI 24:18 (Matthews)
    Power Play TOI 3:38 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander)
    Shorthanded TOI 1:22 (Holl)
    Shifts 30 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 64.29% (Engvall – 9 for, 5 against)
  • Toronto is 5-4-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-2-0 when tied after one period and 2-0-1 when tied after two periods.
  • Toronto is 6-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 1-1-0 in Friday games and 2-1-0 in the first game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-1 in overtime this season.
  • Toronto went 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Auston Matthews registered eight shots during tonight’s game, tying his single-game high of the 2021-
    22 season.
  • Mitch Marner was on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Alexander Kerfoot finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 64.29
    percent (9 for, 5 against).
    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
    Nov. 20 Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 21 Leafs at New York Islanders UBS Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 24 Leafs at Los Angeles STAPLES Center 10:00 pm ET
    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.