Bradley Beal “extremely ecstatic” that GM Tommy Sheppard got extension — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Beal doesn’t sound like a guy looking to leave Washington D.C.

Bradley Beal “extremely ecstatic” that GM Tommy Sheppard got extension — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Avalanche longtime emergency practice goalie is a 52-year-old grandfather — The Denver Post

Emergency Avalanche goalie Eric Schaupeter received the text at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. “Hey, are you in town? Can you skate?” Schaupeter said of the text from Avs trainer Matt Sokolowski. “Get over here at 11 a.m.” And so the 52-year-old Schaupeter, a grandfather of two, packed his goalie gear and drove to Family Sports Center,…

Avalanche longtime emergency practice goalie is a 52-year-old grandfather — The Denver Post

Kings fire coach Luke Walton after 6-11 start to 3rd season — Orange County Register

By JOSH DUBOW The Sacramento Kings fired coach Luke Walton on Sunday after getting off to a disappointing start in his third season in charge. Walton was informed of the decision a day after a 123-105 home loss to Utah that dropped the Kings to 6-11 on the season. “After a thorough evaluation of the…

Kings fire coach Luke Walton after 6-11 start to 3rd season — Orange County Register

RAPTORS-WARRIORS pregame notes

• The Toronto Raptors (8-9) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors (14-2) at Chase Center. The Raptors snapped a three-game winless streak (Nov. 13-18) with a 108-89 victory over Sacramento on Friday. Toronto has won four of its last five games vs. Golden State and split the season-series (1-1) with the Warriors last year. The Raptors defeated Golden State 130-77 in Tampa last season – the largest margin of victory in franchise history (+53).
Pascal Siakam led all scorers with a season-high 32 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 3PT, 9-10 FT), including 13 in a decisive third quarter, in Friday’s victory over the Kings. Siakam became just the fourth player in franchise history to scored 30+ points on 12 or fewer field goal attempts, along with DeMar DeRozan (twice),
Jerryd Bayless and Chris Bosh.
Gary Trent Jr. recorded 23 points and four rebounds in 36 minutes Friday at Sacramento. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 11-19), averaging a team-high 23.0 points. He is
shooting .518 (43-83) from the field and .426 (20-47) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
• The Raptors allowed just 89 points in Friday’s win at Sacramento. The Kings recorded an opponent season-low 15 assists and tied an opponent season low with 32 made field goals.
Chris Boucher posted his first double-double of the season with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench during Friday’s win against the Kings. Boucher recorded 12 double-doubles last season. His eight double-doubles as a reserve last year were tied with Miles Bridges for third most in the NBA – behind only Dwight Howard (11) and Enes Kanter (11).
Gary Trent Jr. (75) and Fred VanVleet (62) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the NBA in steals (2.24) 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
(10.2) and Golden State (10.1) currently rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in steals.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (8.1) and minutes (35.3). Barnes has led the team in scoring and rebounds five times, scored 20+ points in four games and earned two
double-doubles. He sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
OG Anunoby missed his second straight game Friday at Sacramento with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury Wednesday during practice. He is averaging a team-high 20.1 points this season.


NOTES TO KNOW: The Warriors possess the best record in the NBA at 14-2. Golden State remains the only team this season to score at least 100 points in every game.

Golden State leads the NBA in scoring (113.9 ppg), assists (29.2 apg), fast-break points (17.2), and opponent field goal percentage (.422).

The Warriors rank second in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), third in steals (10.13 spg), third in field goal percentage (.474), and third in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316).
Among the league leaders, Stephen Curry leads the NBA in 3-pointers (85) and scoring (29.5 ppg) and ranks second in free throw percentage (.958); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists (7.6 apg); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.941). Stephen Curry was named Western Conference
Player of the Week for Week 4, his second weekly award this season and the 18th of his career.

• Stephen Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 140 consecutive games, the league’s longest active
streak and now the second-longest streak in NBA history after having passed Kyle Korver (127).
Curry, who holds the all-time NBA record of 157 games, is the only player with two 100-plus streaks.
• With 2,917 career 3-pointers made, Curry ranks second on the NBA’s all-time career 3-pointers made
list, trailing Ray Allen (2,973) by 56.
• Andre Iguodala is seven field goals away from 5,000 career.
• Golden State is the only team in the NBA to score at least 100 points in every game this season. Their streak of 16 consecutive 100-point games to start the season is the longest streak for the Warriors
since they began the 2015-16 season with 24-straight 100-point games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Warriors franchise record for the most consecutive 100-point games to begin a season is
61, set by the 1960-61 team.
Stephen Curry has made nine 3-pointers in each of the last two games he has played in (18-30 3P, .600 3P%). In NBA history there have been seven instances of players making at least nine 3-pointers in two straight games; Curry has done so five times (James Harden has the other two). No player
in NBA history has had three-consecutive games with at least nine 3-pointers. Only three times in NBA history has a player made eight-or-more 3-pointers in three-straight games: Curry, twice; Damian Lillard, once.
Draymond Green is shooting .727 (16-22 FG) from the field in the last four games he has played in, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
• Gary Payton II, second on the team in steals (22), has recorded a steal in each of the last 11 games, a career-best streak.
• Tonight’s game vs. Toronto is the first of three-straight home games. The Raptors have won four of the last five meetings against the Warriors. Golden
State has won 14 of the last 16 meetings against the Raptors in the Bay Area.
• The Warriors completed a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record. Stephen Curry averaged a team-high 33.7 points (.500 FG%, .488 3P%, 12-12 FT),
5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.33 steals in 33.3 minutes per game in three contests. Curry made 21 3-pointers in three games (he missed the last game
in Detroit due to a left hip contusion. Andrew Wiggins averaged 21.5 points per game and Jordan Poole had a 17.5 scoring average. Draymond
Green played in three games and averaged 9.3 assists a game during the road trip. Golden State outscored (107.0 to 99.0 ppg), outrebounded (46.0
to 38.5 rpg) and outshot opponents from the field (.476 to .423 FG%) during the four-game road trip.
• The Warriors have started the 2021-22 season winning 14 of their first 16 games. It’s the best start after 16 games since the team opened the 2016-17
season with a 16-2 record. Including last season, the Warriors have won 29 of their last 36 regular season games.
• In the third quarter this season, the Warriors are outscoring opponents (29.8 to 21.9 ppg), outrebounding opponents (13.3 to 9.3 rpg), outshooting
opponents from the field (.488 to .380) and from 3-point range (.373 to .300). The Warriors have outscored opponents, 476-351, a difference of 125
points (7.8 ppg) in the third quarter this season.
• On Monday, Stephen Curry was named Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 4 after leading the Warriors to a 3-1 record while averaging
an NBA-high 34.8 points, to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.25 steals in 34.8 minutes per game. It was Curry’s second weekly honor of
the season (Week 1) and the 18th of his career.
• Including games played on November 20, the Warriors are ranked first in scoring (113.95 ppg), first in assists (29.7 apg), first in field goal percentage
(.474 FG%), first in fastbreak points per game (17.2) . Defensively, Golden State is ranked first in opponent field goal percentage (.422 FG%), second
in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), second in steals (10.13), and fifth in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316
3P%). According to, the Warriors are ranked first in defensive rating (99.4) and third in offensive rating (112.3), trailing only Utah (114.3) and
Philadelphia (112.4).
• Including games played on November 20, several Warriors rank among the Top 10 in statistical categories: Stephen Curry is ranked first in scoring
(29.5 ppg) and first in 3-pointers made (85), and second in free throw percentage (.958 FT%); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage
(.941 FT%); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists per game (7.6 apg).
• Stephen Curry’s +205 plus-minus leads the NBA (+13.7 per game). On pace to be the best by any player since 1996-97 (ESPN SportsCenter).
• On Wednesday at Brooklyn, Curry’s nine 3-pointers were the most by a Nets opposing player in team history (previous eight, nine times) (ESPN
• The 50-point performance by Stephen Curry on November 8 vs. Atlanta was the most points scored by an individual player this season, surpassing
the 46 points scored by the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown on October 20 at New York in a double overtime game. Prior to Curry scoring 50 points, the most
points scored in a non-overtime game was set by Curry when he scored 45 points on October 21, 2021 vs. the Clippers.
• The Warriors went 7-1 on their eight-game homestand (October 28-November 12), tied for the longest in franchise history (they went 4-4 on their
previous eight-game homestand, January 24-February 9, 2011


2021-22 Matchups vs. New York Islanders: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. New York Islanders: N/A
Next Game vs. New York Islanders: Saturday, January 22 vs. New York Islanders
Toronto Season Record: 12-6-1
Toronto Road Record: 3-3-0
TV: Sportsnet Ontario RADIO: Sportsnet 590

November 16, 2021
Acquired forward Kyle Clifford from St. Louis in exchange for future
November 15, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

Score: Toronto 0 vs. Pittsburgh 2
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
TOR Goals: N/A
PIT Goals: Guentzel, Carter
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 29/31, .935 SV%
PIT Goaltender: Jarry, 26/26, 1.000 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-4
PIT Power Play: 0-for-1

Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Opponent: at Los Angeles Kings
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet Ontario (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 33

First Matchup between Clubs: January 10, 1973 (Toronto 4 vs. New York 2)
All-Time Record: 74-68-7-10 (159 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 43-30-4-4 (81 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 31-38-3-6 (78 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: April 1, 2019 (Toronto 2 at New York 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-3-1

Games Played: Jason Spezza (41), Wayne Simmonds (37), Morgan Rielly (19)
Goals: Jason Spezza (17), Wayne Simmonds (10), Auston Matthews (7)
Assists: Jason Spezza (24), Wayne Simmonds (13), Mitch Marner (6)
Points: Jason Spezza (41), Wayne Simmonds (23), Auston Matthews (11)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (45), Jason Spezza (16), Nick Ritchie (14)

Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .658 2.53 2.37 24.5% 88.8% 33.5 30.2 55.1%
NHL Rank 7th 26th 4th 7th 3rd 8th 9th 1st

Power Play: 13/53 (24.5%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 4 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 7 –Matthews (4G, 3A), Nylander (3G, 4A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 44/50 (88.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

Sunday games 1st of 8 (1 home, 7 road)
Back-to-Backs played 3 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 2-2-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 1-2-0
November games 11th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
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.
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Three goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Seven assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
JASON SPEZZA Four games away from 1,200 career NHL games played



Nov. 18: Robin Salo has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport – AHL).
Nov. 4: The New York Islanders have traded the rights to Johnny Boychuk to the Buffalo Sabres for future considerations.
Oct. 26: The New York Islanders and forward Ross Johnston agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension.
Oct. 19: The New York Islanders assigned Leo Komarov to Bridgeport (AHL).
Oct. 11: The New York Islanders loaned Samuel Bolduc, Anatolii Golyshev, Richard Panik and Robin Salo to Bridgeport (AHL)
Oct. 10: The New York Islanders signed Zdeno Chara and Zach Parise to contracts


  • The Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs in their second game at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the Islanders’ new home arena.
  • The last time these teams met was January 4, 2020.
  • Under Head Coach Barry Trotz, the Islanders are 3-2-0 vs. the Maple Leafs
  • Tonight’s game is the second in back-to-back games for both teams

  • CASEY CIZIKAS 600 GAMES 11.07 at MIN
  • RYAN PULOCK 300 GAMES 11.07 at MIN
  • MATHEW BARZAL 300 GAMES 11.11 at NJD
  • ANDY GREENE 1,000 GAMES 11.15 at TBL

    ROSS JOHNSTON 100 Games 13
    SCOTT MAYFIELD 300 Games 1
    ZACH PARISE 400 Goals 6
    RYAN PULOCK 100 Assists 6
    NOAH DOBSON 100 Games 7

  • Have opened the scoring in ten of their thirteen games this season. They are 5-3-2 this season when striking first.
  • Were the last of 32 teams to use different goaltenders as Ilya Sorokin started a career-high nine consecutive games to start the 2021-22 campaign
  • Play 19 sets of back-to-back games this season. This week includes two: Monday and Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay and Florida, and Saturday and
    Sunday vs. Calgary and Toronto. These 19 series of back-to-back games are the most in the Islanders’ schedule since 2009-10.
  • Are 1-2-0 on the back end of back-to-back games this season.
  • Last night, the Islanders played their first ever game at UBS Arena, hosting the Calgary Flames.
  • They played in front of a sellout crowd of 17,255

Quick hits about every player on the Islanders’ roster
Josh Bailey is the longest tenured Islander on the roster. He has skated in 931 career NHL games as an Islander.
Mathew Barzal ranks seventh in his 2015 draft class in points (260).
Anthony Beauvillier is a native of Sorel-Tracy, QC. He is one of 45 active Quebec natives in the NHL.
Kieffer Bellows is one of the four Minnesota natives on the Islanders roster (Lee, Nelson, Parise). He recorded his first point of the season, an assist,
on Tuesday in Florida.
Zdeno Chara was drafted by the Islanders in 1996, and his 1,622 career games played ranks third all-time among defensemen.
Casey Cizikas leads Islander centers with 53.1% FOW.
Cal Clutterbuck ranks second all-time in the NHL in career hits with 3,390 (Brown, LAK).
Noah Dobson
leads Islanders defensemen with 4 assists. He recorded an assist Tuesday night vs. Florida.
Andy Greene achieved 1,000 career games played Monday night in Tampa Bay, making him the only active undrafted player to reach that milestone.
Grant Hutton was recalled from Bridgeport (AHL) on Nov. 20, 2021.
Ross Johnston signed a four-year contract extension on October 26, 2021.
Anders Lee recorded his 27th career two-goal game on Nov 7th, vs. the Wild, in his home state of Minnesota.
Matt Martin has played 626 games as an Islander. Just 11 others in club history have played more.
Scott Mayfield is the longest tenured Islander defenseman. He can play his 300th career NHL game tonight.
Brock Nelson holds the second-longest ironman streak by an Islander. He has currently played in 315 consecutive games, the fifth-longest active streak
in the NHL. Saturday night vs. Calgary, Nelson recorded his second multi-goal night of the season.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau played his 500th career NHL game Monday night in Tampa Bay.
Kyle Palmieri leads the team lead in assists, with six.
Richard Panik was recalled from Bridgeport (AHL) on Nov. 20, 2021. He recorded his first point as an Islander last night vs. Calgary.
Zach Parise is one of four Islanders to have worn the “C” for an NHL team in his career (Chara, Greene, Lee).
Adam Pelech leads the Islanders in plus-minus with a +4 rating through thirteen games.
Ryan Pulock passed Denis Potvin’s 262-game ironman record on Nov. 15, as he played his 263rd consecutive game.
Robin Salo made his NHL debut last night against Calgary. He led the team in TOI with 21:42.
Ilya Sorokin has started 11 of the 14 Islander games this season
Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves on 29 shots last night against Calgary in the Islanders’ home opener.
Oliver Wahlstrom is the youngest player on the Islanders roster.

Nikola Jokic misses game with wrist injury, no timeline for his return — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Nuggets coach Malone said, “I don’t think it’s going to be a long-term thing at all.”

Nikola Jokic misses game with wrist injury, no timeline for his return — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Unvaccinated players will not be able to travel to Toronto for games after Jan. 15 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have played all their games in Toronto before the cut-off date.

Unvaccinated players will not be able to travel to Toronto for games after Jan. 15 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports


LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (3-8-4-1 – 11 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (8-4-0-1 – 17 Points)





Lehigh Valley: M. Frost (3) (G. Wilson, C. York), I. Ratcliffe (2) (J. Cates, H. Hodgson)
Goaltender: P. Nagle (16/19)

Toronto: M. Michaelis (3) (J. Duszak, B. Seney), R. Clune (1) (J. Ho-Sang, C. Douglas), J. Ho-Sang (8) (J. Duszak, B. Seney)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (24/26)


  • Marc Michaelis put the Marlies on the board at 13:01 of the second period. He has points (1-3-4) in consecutive games.
  • Rich Clune scored at 3:34 of the third period. This was his first goal of the season.
  • Josh Ho-Sang scored the game-winning goal at 4:20 of overtime and earlier registered the primary assist on Clune’s third period goal. This was his third game-winning goal of the season which is a career AHL-high. He has recorded points (6-4-10) in seven of his last eight games.
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the primary assist on Michaelis’ second period goal. He has assists (4) in four consecutive games. 
  • Brett Seney recorded the secondary assist on Michaelis’ second period goal. He has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
  • Curtis Douglas had the secondary assist on Clune’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in three of his last four games.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced. He is now 2-1-1 this season with a 2.63 goals against average and a 0.916 save percentage. This is Hutchinson’s second overtime win of the season.


  • This is Toronto’s second overtime win of the season.
  • Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play.
  • Lehigh Valley had a 26-19 edge in shots in all situations. Josh Ho-Sang led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Trailing after 1                                     2-3-0-0
Trailing after 2                                     2-3-0-0
Not scoring on the power play            4-4-0-1
Not allowing a goal on the power play 5-1-0-0
Outshot by opponent                          5-3-0-1
Saturday                                              4-2-0-0

Goals               8 
(J. Ho-Sang)
Assists            10 (J. Duszak)
Points              12 (J. Ho-Sang)
PPG                 2 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               34 (B. Seney)
+/-                    +8 (A. Biega, C. Dählstrom)
PIMS                36 (R. Clune, K. Gabriel)



On tonight’s come-from-behind win:
I thought it started a little bit before the third period. Halfway through the second, we started to find our game. We definitely didn’t find our “A” game at the beginning. It wasn’t the start we had on Wednesday. But the group stayed with it, stayed positive. Throughout the second period, we started to find some momentum and got back to being more predictable as five guys on the ice, gaining some connection, connectivity of the five guys reading off each other. Going into the third period, a lot more energy on the bench, a lot more energy in the locker room. They picked themselves up. They’re starting to find some belief and trust and confidence with one another to find ways to win games.

On Michael Hutchinson:
Hutch was great. He gave us a big chance to win a hockey game today. Obviously with the amount of NHL experience he has, he brings a lot of veteran leadership to our group. He says a lot of the right things at the right time. He had a good game today and we’re proud of the way that he’s continued to push through and find wins for us.


On the come-from-behind win:
Our team knows we didn’t bring our best game in the first period. We stuck with it and tried to do what Moore was asking us to do. We ended up getting rewarded. We learned last game that you have to play hard. I think we were still a little bit fragile after that loss last game but it was nice to see the boys’ resiliency and for them to come through and have a great game.


On tonight’s game:
We were building our game. The first period didn’t go well, the second period was a little bit better. (Moore) definitely challenged us to come out and really put our best foot forward and I thought our guys really responded. We didn’t really give up much in the third period. We had a big five-minute kill. Penalties have definitely been a bit of an issue for us but our entire penalty kill did a good job tonight, especially on that one. Not only stopping their momentum but we were able to gain momentum off of it too. So, I thought that was huge and I thought it was a great response from our guys.


November 19: Returned forward Jeremy McKenna on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 19: 
Recalled goaltender Keith Petruzzelli from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 16: 
Loaned forward Kyle Clifford from Toronto (NHL).
November 15: 
Returned forward Joey Anderson on loanfrom Toronto (NHL).

*All times Eastern Standard Time

November 21 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
November 26 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
November 27 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
December 4 vs Springfield – 4:00 p.m.
December 5 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m.

PENGUINS 2, LEAFS 0 postgame notes, quotes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (12-6-1 – 25 Points) vs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (7-6-4 – 18 Points)

1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 0 0 0

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 7 (7) 10 (8) 9 (8) 26 (23)
PITTSBURGH 9 (8) 8 (6) 14 (12) 31 (26)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 16 (16) 24 (20) 23 (16) 63 (52)
PITTSBURGH 16 (14) 14 (12) 17 (15) 47 (41)


  • The Maple Leafs are 9-3-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 84-81-17-7 in 189 games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and 47-33-11-3
    in 94 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 8-4-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 2-3-1 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
    Shots 5 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 8 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 83% (Spezza – 5 won, 1 lost)
    Hits 4 (Muzzin, Ritchie)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Holl, Liljegren, Rielly)
    Takeaways 1 (Kerfoot, Marner, Simmonds, Sandin, Rielly,
    TOI 26:23 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 5:57 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:00 (Holl, Muzzin)
    Shifts 26 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 66.67% (Matthews – 18 for, 9 against and
    Nylander – 16 for, 8 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 5-5-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-3-1 when trailing after one period and 2-6-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 4-3-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 4-2-0 in Saturday games and 2-2-0 in the first game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • Morgan Rielly recorded 26:23 in time on ice, posting a new 2021-22 single-game high.
  • Morgan Rielly and Justin Holl were on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on5.
  • Auston Matthews (18 for, 9 against) and William Nylander (16 for, 8 against) finished the game
    with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 66.67 percent.
    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
    Nov. 26 Leafs at San Jose SAP Arena at San Jose 10:30 pm ET
    Nov. 28 Leafs at Anaheim Honda Center 8:00 pm ET
    Dec. 1 Leafs vs. Colorado Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Dec. 4 Leafs at Minnesota Xcel Energy Center 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
    On tonight’s game:
    Sheldon Keefe: “I think our guys wanted it just as bad but I just thought we lost to a good team that played better than us.”
    Common denominator in the two losses this season against Pittsburgh:
    Sheldon Keefe: “Just how hard they play. I think as much as the game itself was a lot different, I thought in the first period, you look at the goals that they scored, very similar in nature to what we gave up.
    Handling their speed coming into the neutral zone was a problem for us there and it was a problem for us again here tonight. Then they just defend really hard and they make it tough on you. We got what we deserved in terms of our offence and we just didn’t make enough happen offensively.”
    On the difference tonight:
    Mitch Marner: “I think the third period for sure, we just didn’t come out and perform at all in that third period. We let them get to our goalie, let them get around our net and the powerplay had a lot of chances
    in that third as well to at least get back in that game and within one. We’ve got to do a better job when we do get on that ice and create more for our team.”
    On if the team got to the hard areas of the ice tonight:
    Mitch Marner: Probably not tonight. I think we give goalies a free night when they come in here and we don’t get around them enough, not having enough people around and then also second opportunities. Something we talk about a lot and we just need to bear down in that area and get around it.
    On why the team had trouble getting pucks to the dangerous areas tonight:
    Jack Campbell: That’s not my territory. You know, I just thought we did a good job of having the puck
    and giving ourselves a shot in the offensive zone but Pittsburgh had a couple great blocks there at the
    end. I thought the commitment and effort was there from us all tonight but just fell short.
    On what he says to Joseph Woll tonight before his start tomorrow:
    Jack Campbell: Just exciting for him, he played well that first game, he got the win and now he’s just
    rolling so I know he’s going to go in there and have a lot of confidence and have a lot of fun so it will be
    fun to watch him.
    On getting back to California:
    Jack Campbell: A lot of great memories there, a lot of great friends and it’s a business trip so want to get
    out there and get some wins.

Timberwolves’ Taurean Prince doesn’t sweat early shooting percentages — Twin Cities

Taurean Prince entered Saturday’s contest against Memphis shooting just 25 percent from 3-point range. That number was significantly lower prior to the veteran wing going 3 for 5 from deep in Thursday’s win over San Antonio. Both numbers are far lower than his career average. Now in his sixth NBA campaign, Prince is a 37…

Timberwolves’ Taurean Prince doesn’t sweat early shooting percentages — Twin Cities

Bruins win third straight, downing Flyers 5-2 — Boston Herald

Don’t look now, but the Bruins just might have created a little momentum for themselves. After five days off, the B’s went into the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday and beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, for their first three-game win streak of the season, all by the same score. It wasn’t perfect. The B’s blew…

Bruins win third straight, downing Flyers 5-2 — Boston Herald