MAPLE LEAFS-ISLANDERS pregame notes



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

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

LAST GAME
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

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



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


ALL-TIME VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS:
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

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS:
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)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
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

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
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%)

FAST FACTS
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)
RECENT MILESTONES

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
AUSTON MATTHEWS
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).
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 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

UPCOMING MILESTONES
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

ISLANDERS


RECENT TRANSACTIONS:

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


TONIGHT:

  • 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

  • MILESTONES
  • 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
  • JEAN GABRIEL PAGEAU 500 GAMES 11.15 at TB


    PLAYER MILESTONE NEEDS
    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

    THE ISLANDERS:
  • 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.
    UBS ARENA:
  • 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

THE PLAYERS:
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.

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