LIGHTNING-MAPLE LEAFS pregame notes




2021-22 Matchups vs. Tampa Bay: First of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Tampa Bay: N/A
Next Game vs. Tampa Bay: Monday, April 4 at Tampa Bay
Toronto Season Record: 18-7-2
Toronto Home Record: 11-3-1
TV: TSN4 RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
December 7, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 7, 2021
Defencemen Alex Biega and Kristians Rubins and forward Alex
Steeves have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 5, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)
December 3, 2021
Goaltender Petr Mrázek has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
on an LTIR conditioning loan

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 5 vs. Columbus 4
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
TOR Goals: Nylander, Matthews (2), Ritchie, Tavares
CBJ Goals: Bjorkstrand (2), Kuraly, Domi
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 28/32, .875 SV%
CBJ Goaltender: Merzlikins, 25/30, .833 SV% – Tarasov, 10/10, 1.000 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 1-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Opponent: vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Travis Dermott (Shoulder)
Mitch Marner (Shoulder) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Rasmus Sandin (Knee) *On Injured Reserve
Games Lost to Injury: 32

ALL-TIME VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:
First Matchup between Clubs: October 15, 1992 (Toronto 5 vs. Tampa 3)
All-Time Record: 57-35-2-7 (101 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 30-18-1-3 (52 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 27-17-1-4 (49 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 4, 2021 (Toronto 2 vs. Tampa Bay 1 – OTW)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 4-5-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (50), John Tavares (37), Wayne Simmonds (29)
Goals: Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (14), Wayne Simmonds (9)
Assists:
Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (26), Wayne Simmonds (10), Mitch
Marner (10)
Points: Jason Spezza (56), John Tavares (40), Wayne Simmonds (19)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (65), Nick Ritchie (28), John Tavares (20)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .704 3.15 2.41 27.3% 81.6% 34.7 31.3 54.9%
Tampa Bay .720 3.28 2.60 19.2% 83.8% 29.6 30.0 49.2%
Power Play: 21/77 (27.3%)

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play Goal Leader: 6 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 11 – Matthews (6G, 5A), Nylander (4G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 62/76 (81.6%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)


FAST FACTS

Thursday games 4th of 16 (10 home, 6 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
December games 5th of 13 (6 home, 7 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 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10 at PHI
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career 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)
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
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, 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 One point away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Eight points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Five assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY One game away from 600 career NHL games played
JOHN TAVARES Four games away from 900 career NHL games played
2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER

GOALS 17 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 38 – Brodie, Holl
ASSISTS 19 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 27 – Nylander, Marner
POINTS 28 – Matthews (17G, 11A) HITS 61 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS
11 – Matthews (6G, 5A), Nylander
(4G, 7A)
TOI PER GAME 24:09 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:09 – Matthews
PIMs 38 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:33 – Muzzin
SHOTS 109 – Matthews WINS 14 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 60.0% – Marner GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.92 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 61.25% – Clifford SAVE PERCENTAGE .939 – Campbell

LIGHTNING

BOLT NOTES

LAST GAME
Tampa Bay 3 at Montreal 2
Tampa Bay scored two goals 1:31 apart in the final 2:09 of the game to erase a 2-1 deficit and earn a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on
Tuesday at Bell Centre…The Lightning have won five in a row and 10 of their last 11 in the regular season over Montreal…The Bolts have come out
victorious in their last three regular season trips to Montreal and five of their last six…The Lightning overcame a deficit in the final 150 seconds to win for
the second time this season (also: 7-6 OT win Oct. 14 at DET)…Tampa Bay netted the game’s opening goal at 10:31 on Pat Maroon’s sixth marker of
the season…Nick Suzuki (2nd – 4:20) and Mike Hoffman (2nd – 7:08) scored back-to-back goals to put Montreal ahead…Corey Perry tied the game 2-2
at 17:51 of the third…Ondrej Palat netted the game-winner with 38 seconds remaining…Tampa Bay and Montreal played for the first time since the 2021
Stanley Cup Final.
PP: TBL – 0-3 MTL – 0-1
SOG: TBL – 27 MTL – 23
Attendance: 19,976
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning and the Maple Leafs are playing their second of four meetings this season and the second of two at Scotiabank Arena…The two teams
won’t play again until April when the Bolts host the Leafs Apr. 4 and 21 at AMALIE Arena…In the first meeting between the two teams, Toronto’s John
Tavares scored an extra-attacker goal with 42 seconds to tie the game 1-1 and William Nylander won it 2:43 into overtime with a power-play goal in a 2-
1 Maple Leafs OT win…The Lightning have lost three in a row to the Maple Leafs, including two straight to them at Scotiabank Arena…Since the start of
the 2015-16 season, Tampa Bay is 13-7-1 overall against the Maple Leafs, including an 8-4-0 record in Toronto…Steven Stamkos has recorded 20
goals and 49 points in 42 career games versus Toronto, tied for the third-most points he’s put up against any team for his career.
TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
Tampa Bay is on a season-long four game win streak, its longest since posting victories in four-straight games Apr. 22-29, 2021…The Lightning are on a
five-game point streak (4-0-1), their second-longest of the season (7-0-2 over 9 games Oct. 26-Nov. 18)…The Bolts have collected points in four consecutive road contests (3-0-1)…Tampa Bay’s .750 road point percentage is tied with Carolina for the best in the NHL…The Lightning are the only
NHL team with two or fewer road regulation losses…Since 2016-17, the Bolts own the best road record in the NHL (118-61-20, .643 pts.
percentage)…Tampa Bay has given up two or fewer goals four-straight games.
INJURIES
2021-22 Reg. Season Man Games Lost: 89
Current injuries
Erik Cernak (Lower-body injury Dec. 4; Day-to-day) 2 Games
Nikita Kucherov (Lower-body injury; Underwent successful procedure Oct. 26; Out 8-10 weeks) 22 Games
Brayden Point (Upper-body injury Nov. 20; Out 4-6 weeks) 9 Games
Gemel Smith (Lower-body injury Sept. 28; Out indefinitely) 25 Games
TRANSACTIONS
Dec. 7 – Claimed F Riley Nash off waivers from Winnipeg
Dec. 7 – Recalled D Fredrik Claesson from AHL Syracuse
Dec. 7 – Re-assigned F Alex Barre-Boulet to AHL Syracuse
HANGING WITH MR. COOPER
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper recorded his 399th career win in the NHL Dec. 7 at MTL and needs one more to reach win No. 400…Cooper will
become the 39th NHL coach all-time to reach the 400-win milestone when he accomplishes the feat…Of the NHL coaches with 400+ wins, only one
(Scotty Bowman – .657) has a better reg. season point percentage than Cooper’s .650…Currently with 658 games coached, Cooper can become the
fastest NHL coach in history to reach 400 wins (current fastest: Bruce Boudreau – 663 games to reach 400 wins).
ANDREI THE GIANT
Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 21-of-23 shots Dec. 7 at MTL to collect his third-straight win and fifth win in his last six
starts…Vasilevskiy has given up two or fewer goals in 12 of his last 15 starts and 13 of 20 starts overall…Vasilevskiy earned his 13th win of the season
on Tuesday and ranks tied for third in the NHL for wins.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Media Notes
NHL GOALIE WINS LEADERS
T-1. Jack Campbell (TOR) – 14 wins (20 GS)
T-1. Cam Talbot (MIN) – 14 wins (19 GS)
T-3. Igor Shesterkin (NYR) – 13 wins (17 GS)
T-3. Andrei Vasilevskiy (TBL) – 13 wins (20 GS)
2 goalies tied with 12 wins
Vasilevskiy (60-21-4) recorded his 60th win of the calendar year (regular season &playoffs combined) on Tuesday; the next closest goalie is Philipp
Grubauer (43-22-3)…Vasilevskiy became the second goaltender in NHL history to record at least 60 wins in a calendar year, joining Marc-Andre Fleury
(62-30-6 in 2009 w/ PIT).
STAMMER TIME
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos posted an assist Dec. 7 at MTL to extend his point streak to four games (1-3–4 pts.), matching his season long (also:
2-4–6 pts. over 4 GP Nov. 21-28)…Stamkos has recorded at least one point in the last eight games he’s played (3-7–10 pts.)…Stamkos continues to
pace the Bolts for goals (T-14th in NHL) and scoring (T-9th in NHL)…Stamkos has recorded at least one point in 18 of the 24 games he’s played this
season, tied with Victor Hedman for the most games with at least a point on the Lightning.
HED OF THE CLASS
Bolts defenseman Victor Hedman notched an assist Dec. 7 at MTL to extend his assist and point streak to five games (2-7–9 pts.), establishing a new
season high for an assist streak and matching his season long for a point run (also: 2-5–7 pts. over 5 GP Nov. 13-21)…Hedman was named the NHL’s
Second Star of the week Monday for the week ending Dec. 5 after putting up 2-6–8 pts. in 4 GP to pace the Bolts…Hedman has recorded at least one
assist in 15 of 25 games this season and leads all NHL defensemen for assists and ranks tied for third among all NHL skaters.
NHL ASSIST LEADERS

  1. Connor McDavid (EDM) – 27 assists (24 GP)
  2. Nazem Kadri (TOR) – 23 assists (22 GP)
    T-3. Leon Draisaitl (EDM) – 22 assists (24 GP)
    T-3. Adam Fox (NYR) – 22 assists (25 GP)
    T-3. Victor Hedman (TBL) – 22 assists (25 GP)
    T-3. Artemi Panarin (NYR) – 22 assists (25 GP)
    Hedman ranks second on the Lightning for scoring, one point behind Steven Stamkos, and is tied for the NHL scoring lead among defensemen.
    NHL DEFENSEMAN SCORING LEADERS
    T-1. Adam Fox (NYR) – 5-22–27 pts. (25 GP)
    T-1. Victor Hedman (TBL) – 5-22–27 pts. (25 GP)
    T-3. Roman Josi (NSH) – 8-16–24 pts. (25 GP)
    T-3. John Carlson (WSH) – 6-18–24 pts. (26 GP)
    PUTTING UP PALAT OF POINTS
    Tampa Bay forward Ondrej Palat netted the game-winning goal Dec. 7 at MTL for his fourth game-winner this season, most on the Bolts and tied for
    third most in the NHL…Over the last two seasons, Palat has 10 game-winners, fourth most in the NHL behind Auston Matthews (16), Leon Draisaitl (14)
    and Connor McDavid (12)…Palat has scored a goal in three of the last four games.
    TONY THE TIGER
    Lightning center Anthony Cirelli tallied an assist Dec. 7 at MTL, giving him points in four of the last five contests (2-3–5 pts.)…Cirelli has eight goals
    through 25 games this season, already nearly matching his total from last season (9 goals in 50 GP).
    GOING IN FOR THE KILL
    Bolts forward Alex Killorn tallied an assist Dec. 7 at MTL to end his two-game scoring slump…Killorn hasn’t gone more than two games this season
    without recording a point…Killorn has points in four of the last six games (1-3–4 pts.).
    SCOREY PERRY
    Tampa Bay forward Corey Perry scored the game-tying goal Dec. 7 at MTL for his third goal over the last two games…Perry has scored all six of his
    goals this season in the last eight games…Perry has points in seven of the last nine games (6-3–9 pts.) after posting just one point in the first 16
    contests.

    MILESTONES
    Steven Stamkos is six points from 900 career points
    NOTEWORTHY
    Lightning assistant athletic trainer Mike Poirier will work his 1,500th professional hockey game his next game.
    2021-22 INDIVIDUAL HIGHS AND LOWS
    Most Goals, Game: 2 (Multiple players, Last: Perry – 12/5 at PHI)
    Most Assists, Game: 4 (Hedman – 10/14 at DET)
    Most Points, Game: 4 (Hedman and Kucherov – 10/14 at DET)
    Most Goals, Period: 2 (Multiple players, Last: Hedman – 12/2 vs. STL – 3rd PER)
    Most Assists, Period: 3 (Kucherov – 10/14 at DET – 2nd PER)
    Most Points, Period: 3 (Multiple players, Last: Hedman – 12/2 vs. STL – 3rd PER)
    Most SOG, Game: 8 (Kucherov – 10/14 at DET)
    Most PIM, Game: 24 (Maroon – 10/28 vs. ARI)
    Best +/-, Game: +5 (Rutta – 12/5 at PHI)
    Most PPGs, Game: 2 (Stamkos – 10/14 at DET)
    Most Saves, Game: 38 (Elliott – 12/5 at PHI)
    Most Saves, Period: 16 (Vasilevskiy – 11/28 at MIN – 2nd PER)
    Most Consecutive Games With A Goal: 4 (Killorn – 10/25 at BUF to 11/1 vs. WSH)
    Most Consecutive Games With An Assist: 5 (Multiple players, Last: Hedman – 11/30 at STL to 12/7 at MTL)
    Most Consecutive Games With A Point: 5 (Multiple players, Last: Hedman – 11/30 at STL to 12/7 at MTL)
    2021-22 TEAM HIGHS AND LOWS
    Most Goals Scored, Period: 3 (Multiple times, Last: 12/5 at PHI – 2nd PER)
    Most Goals Scored, Game: 7 (Multiple times, Last: 12/5 at PHI)
    Most Goals Allowed, Period: 4 (Multiple times, Last: 11/20 vs. NJD – 3rd PER)
    Most Goals Allowed, Game: 6 (Multiple times, Last: 10/14 at DET)
    Most PPGs For, Game: 3 (10/14 at DET)
    Most PPGs Against, Game: 2 (12/2 vs. STL)
    Most PPs For, Game: 7 (10/14 at DET)
    Most PPs Against, Game: 6 (10/23 vs. COL)
    Most SOG, Game: 48 (10/14 at DET)
    Most SOG, Period: 18 (11/6 at OTT – 2nd PER)
    Fewest SOG, Game: 18 (11/9 vs. CAR)
    Fewest SOG, Period: 2 (11/21 vs. MIN – 3rd PER)
    Most SOG Allowed, Game: 39 (Multiple times, Last: 12/5 at PHI)
    Most SOG Allowed, Period: 16 (Multiple times, Last: 12/4 at BOS – 2nd PER)
    Fewest SOG Allowed, Game: 17 (11/26 vs. SEA)
    Fewest SOG Allowed, Period: 3 (Multiple times, Last: 11/26 vs. SEA – 3rd PER)
    Most Blk/S, Game: 22 (12/2 vs. STL)
    Fewest Blk/S, Game: 7 (Multiple times, Last: 12/7 at MTL)
    Most Lightning PIM, Game: 38 (11/15 vs. NYI)
    Fewest Lightning PIM, Game: 2 (Multiple times, Last: 12/4 at BOS)
    Largest Margin of Victory: 6 (12/5 at PHI)
    Largest Margin of Defeat: 4 (Multiple times, Last: 10/25 at BU


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