Another day, another DeRozan buzzer-beating, game-winning 3 for Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

DeRozan is the first NBA player to hit buzzer-beating game-winners on back-to-back nights.

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Warriors keep pace at top of Western Conference with road win over Utah Jazz — Marin Independent Journal

As Warriors coach Steve Kerr said prior to this one, it’s good to be back in the mix. With their second undermanned win in a week’s span against their company at the top of the Western Conference, the Warriors have done as much as they can to prove they belong. Golden State hung on for…

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Brad Stevens hopes for a clearer picture — Boston Herald

As poorly as they’ve played — as mediocre as they have been — the Celtics are part of a large underachieving glut in the middle of the Eastern Conference. Atlanta and the Knicks — two teams the Celtics were expected to chase this season — are mining the same middle ground. Indiana has fallen off…

Brad Stevens hopes for a clearer picture — Boston Herald


TORONTO MARLIES (11-10-1-1 – 24 Points)
BELLEVILLE SENATORS (12-12-0-0 – 24 Points) vs.





Belleville: R. Jarventie (4) (M. Guenette, E. Sokolov), R. Chartier (3) (R. Jarventie, M. Guenette)
Goaltender: K. Mandolese (24/25)

Toronto: M. Abramov (2) PP (F. Kràl, M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (27/29)


  • Mikhail Abramov put the Marlies on the board 6:30 of the third period on the power play. He has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 23 games this season.
  • Filip Kràl recorded the primary assist on Abramov’s third period goal. He has assists (5) in four consecutive games.
  • Mac Hollowell picked up the secondary assist on Abramov’s third period goal. He has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 10 games this season.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced. He is 5-4-0 this season with a 2.57 goals against average and a 0.923 save percentage.


  • This is the second time in franchise history Toronto has played on New Year’s Day. The club faced off against St. John’s during the 2011-12 season, winning 3-1.
  • Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 7-6-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 7-5-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the power play.
  • Belleville had a 29-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson and Brett Seney led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 8-7-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-7-1-1 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 16-8 this season.

Tied after 1                              2-2-0-0
Trailing after 2                         1-8-0-0
January                                   0-1-0-0
Saturday                                  5-5-0-0
1 Goal Game                            4-2-1-1

Goals               11 
(B. Seney)
Assists            18 (J. Duszak)
Points              19 (J. Duszak)
PPG                 4 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               55 (B. Seney)
+/-                    +6 (B. Seney)
PIMS                50 (R. Clune)



On tonight’s game:

In the first period, it felt like we got off to a much better start even then we did in the last game against them. We had a hard time getting to their net but I felt that for the most part, we were possessing the puck and controlling the game and things were in our favour. We definitely needed to find another level to find opportunities at the net and around the net. It was tight all the way down through and it was really good to see Abramov get a goal there. He’s a player who’s just been working so hard since the beginning of the year. He’s developed so much and added a lot to his game and rounding it out. In terms of the guys who hadn’t scored yet in this league, he had something like the highest expected goals for. He’s just been unlucky at times. It was good to see him finally get one. He deserves it.

On Erik Källgren’s performance:

It was great. He’s bailed us out of a lot of situations in this one contest, let alone past games. He should feel good about the work that he’s put in and not worry about (this game).

*All times Eastern Standard Time

January 3 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
January 5 vs. Utica – 7:00 p.m.
January 10 vs. Springfield – 7:00 p.m.
January 12 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
January 15 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m.


TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (21-8-2 – 44 Points) vs.
OTTAWA SENATORS (9-18-2 – 20 Points)
1 2 3 FINAL
OTTAWA 0 0 0 0
TORONTO 2 1 3 6


  • Justin Holl scored shorthanded for Toronto at 14:06 of the first period. Holl recorded his first goal of the season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored shorthanded for the Maple Leafs at 14:33 of the first period. Mikheyev scored his second goal of the game on a power play opportunity at 14:42 of the third period. Mikheyev has
    recorded two goals this season and posted the first multi-goal game of his NHL career.
  • TJ Brodie scored for Toronto at 7:18 of the second period. Brodie recorded his second goal of the season. Brodie also registered the secondary assist on Holl’s goal and Mikheyev’s first goal of the
    game. Brodie has recorded eight assists this season. Brodie recorded his first multi-point game of the
    season and is currently on a three-game point streak (2G, 3A).
  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 13:41 of the third period. Nylander posted his
    second goal of the game at 17:14 of the third period. Nylander posted his second multi-goal outing of
    the season. Nylander is currently on a six-game point streak where he has posted 10 points (5G, 5A).
  • David Kämpf posted the primary assist on Holl’s goal. Kämpf registered his sixth assist of the
    season. Kämpf has posted three points (1G, 2A) through the last three games.
  • Alexander Kerfoot recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Kerfoot also registered the
    secondary assist on Brodie’s goal and Nylander’s first goal of the game. Tonight marked the second
    occasion of Kerfoot’s NHL career where he has posted three assists during a game. Kerfoot also tied
    his single-game career-high of three points, which has recorded on five occasions. In recording three
    assists during tonight’s game, Kerfoot posted the 100th assist of his NHL career.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Brodie’s goal. Rielly posted his 23rd assist of the
    season. Rielly has recorded an assist in five-consecutive games (8A).
  • Travis Dermott recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s first goal of the game. Dermott registered
    his second assist of the season.
  • Ondřej Kaše posted the primary assist on Mikheyev’s second goal of the game. Kaše recorded his
    eighth assist of the season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second goal of the game. Spezza posted
    his fifth assist of the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s second goal of the game. Tavares registered
    his 20th assist of the season. Tavares is currently on a six-game point streak where he has posted
    eight points (2G, 6A).
  • Rasmus Sandin posted the secondary assist on Nylander’s second goal of the game. Sandin recorded his ninth assist of the season.
  • Jack Campbell stopped all 23 shots he faced in tonight’s victory. Campbell posted his fourth shutout of the season and eighth of his NHL career.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    OTTAWA 4 (4) 9 (5) 10 (10) 23 (19)
    TORONTO 11 (5) 15 (10) 13 (11) 39 (26)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    OTTAWA 7 (6) 13 (8) 17 (17) 37 (31)
    TORONTO 22 (12) 32 (20) 20 (17) 74 (49)
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-4-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 63-56-3-13 in 135 games against the Ottawa Senators and 36-22-2-8 in
    68 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 11-5-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 7-2-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    Shots 7 (Mikheyev)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot, Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Marner, Biega)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Dermott)
    Takeaways 2 (Holl)
    TOI 23:16 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 5:21 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:23 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 27 (Rielly, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 77.78% (Simmonds – 14 for, 4 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 15-2-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-1-0 when leading after one period and 17-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 13-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-2-1 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Per NHL Stats, Ilya Mikheyev’s shorthanded goal tied the Maple Leafs record for the two fastest shorthanded goals in a game (27 seconds). Previously recorded on November 16, 1986 at Chicago.
  • TJ Brodie recorded two shorthanded assists during tonight’s game. Per NHL Stats, the only other Toronto defenceman with two shorthanded assists in a game is Larry Hillman on Dec. 4, 1966.
  • John Tavares skated in his 900th career NHL game.
  • Ilya Mikheyev registered seven shots during tonight’s game, tying a single-game career-high.
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 22 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Wayne Simmonds finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 77.78
    percent (14 for, 4 against).
    Jan. 5 Leafs vs. Edmonton Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 8 Leafs at Colorado Ball Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 11 Leafs at Vegas T-Mobile Arena 10:00 pm ET
    Jan. 12 Leafs at Arizona Gila River Arena 10:00 pm ET
    Jan. 15 Leafs at St. Louis Enterprise Center 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 17 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.

    On tonight’s game:
    Sheldon Keefe: “I thought we did a good job early in the game not giving them any life or giving them any opportunities to get towards our net. Funny game for so many reasons, first game in a few weeks here
    really for both teams pretty much and no fans and all that. Then right out of the gate we get two power plays in the first six minutes which when you haven’t played in three weeks, from my perspective, is kind
    of a worst-case scenario. The players haven’t really had time to get engaged in the game and get going, then you’re on a power play. I’d much prefer that to happen when the game is moving but we weren’t able
    to cash in early there. Then you’re on a kill and you kind of see it the other way with the other team’s power play, they aren’t sharp, they aren’t ready and then we capitalized on that. The way it worked out to
    get those two shorthanded goals were big and to get those contributions from our defence, great for Justin Holl to score such an important goal to get us going. Brodie’s goal and his contributions throughout. I just thought we had a good effort from our defence as a whole tonight. Sandin, Biega, Rielly
    those guys as well just did a really good job for us.”
    On playing for the first time after a long layoff:
    Jack Campbell: “Yeah it was an impressive game by the boys in front of me tonight. They played superfast and doing everything coach talked about so fun time out there and great to be back.”
    On the teams play in front of him tonight:
    Jack Campbell: “The boys were awesome and it speaks volumes. Ottawa has been playing really well
    and they’re really skilled offensively so when you hold them to 23 shots and not a ton of great looks it’s
    just a credit to the boys in front of me.”
    On playing in front of an no fans:
    Justin Holl: “It was a lot like last year, kind of one of those games where you’ve got to form your own
    energy and kind of create your own juice as a team. I thought we did a pretty good job of that and the
    guys seemed to have a lot of energy and looked good out there.”
    On scoring his first of the season shorthanded:
    Justin Holl: “We were laughing about it, Muzz and I in the locker room, we don’t score very often so
    obviously when you do get on the jumbotron and my nose is double plugged so it was kinda funny.”