MAPLE LEAFS-AVALANCHE PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Colorado: Second of Two
2021-22 Record vs. Colorado: 1-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 22-8-2
Toronto Road Record: 8-4-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
January 7, 2022
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been assigned to the
Maple Leafs taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
January 5, 2022
Forward Kyle Clifford has been assigned to the Maple Leafs taxi squad
from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
January 3, 2022
Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme has been reassigned to the Toronto
Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad
December 31, 2021
Defenceman Chad Krys has been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 4 vs. Edmonton 2
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
TOR Goals: Tavares, Brodie, Mikheyev, Kerfoot
EDM Goals: Perlini, Draisaitl
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 28/30, .933 SV%
EDM Goaltender: Smith, 29/32, .906 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 1-for-1

NEXT GAME
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Opponent: at Vegas Golden Knights
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Pierre Engvall Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Mitch Marner Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Ondrej Kaše Day-to-Day
ALL-TIME VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE:

First Matchup between Clubs: November 18, 1979 (Toronto 2 at Quebec Nordiques 4)
All-Time Record: 33-40-9-3 (85 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 19-22-4-1 (46 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 14-18-5-2 (39 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 23, 2019 (Toronto 5 at Colorado 3)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-4-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (34), Wayne Simmonds (29), TJ Brodie (27)
Goals: Jason Spezza (7), Auston Matthews (7), Wayne Simmonds (6)
Assists: TJ Brodie (15), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (10)
Points: Jason Spezza (18), Wayne Simmonds (16), TJ Brodie (15)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (57), Jake Muzzin (16), David Kämpf (12)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .719 3.38 2.41 30.1% 83.0% 34.3 31.1 55.3%
Colorado .700 4.30 3.23 25.4% 73.9% 34.0 30.9 47.0%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 28/93 (30.1%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 8 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 73/88 (83.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 10th of 21 (9 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 11
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
January games 3rd of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ Brodie Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
TJ Brodie Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 14, 2021 at EDM
Jack Campbell Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16, 2021 vs. NSH
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
Ondrej Kaše Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
Alexander Kerfoot Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26, 2021 at SJS
Alexander Kerfoot Recorded his 100th career NHL assist, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT
Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
Morgan Rielly Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27, 2021 at CHI
Morgan Rielly Skated in his 600th career NHL game, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
Wayne Simmonds Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16, 2021 vs. OTT
Jason Spezza Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA
John Tavares Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18, 2021 vs. NYR
John Tavares Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13, 2021 at BUF
John Tavares Skated in his 900th career NHL game, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
David Kämpf Three assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Ilya Mikheyev Four games away from 100 career NHL games played
William Nylander Two points away from 300 career NHL points
2021-22 TEAM LEADERS
CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 20 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 45 – Holl
ASSISTS 23 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 32 – Nylander
POINTS 35 – Nylander (15G, 20A) HITS 66 – Muzzin
POWER PLAY POINTS 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 23:56 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:05 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:34 – Muzzin
SHOTS 127 – Matthews WINS 17 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.9% – Nylander GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.87 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 58.17% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .939 – Campbell

RECORD BY MONTH
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY
HOME 3-1-1 6-2-0 3-1-0 2-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 1-3-0 6-0-0 1-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 4-4-1 12-2-0 4-2-1 2-0-0 0-0-0
MARCH APRIL
HOME 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD BY DAY
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2-1-0 0-2-1 4-0-0 6-0-0 2-2-0 2-1-0 6-2-1
SEASON SERIES RECORDS
2021-22 GAME HIGHS
TEAM RECORD TEAM RECORD
Anaheim Ducks 1-0-0 Nashville Predators 1-0-0
Arizona Coyotes 0-0-0 New Jersey Devils 0-0-0
Boston Bruins 1-0-0 New York Islanders 1-0-0
Buffalo Sabres 1-0-0 New York Rangers 1-0-1
Calgary Flames 1-0-0 Ottawa Senators 2-1-0
Carolina Hurricanes 0-1-0 Philadelphia Flyers 1-0-0
Chicago Blackhawks 2-0-0 Pittsburgh Penguins 0-2-0
Colorado Avalanche 1-0-0 San Jose Sharks 1-1-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0-0 Seattle Kraken 0-0-0
Dallas Stars 0-0-0 St. Louis Blues 0-0-0
Detroit Red Wings 1-0-0 Tampa Bay Lightning 1-1-0
Edmonton Oilers 2-0-0 Vancouver Canucks 0-0-0
Florida Panthers 0-0-0 Vegas Golden Knights 1-0-0
Los Angeles Kings 1-1-0 Washington Capitals 0-0-0
Minnesota Wild 0-0-1 Winnipeg Jets 0-1-0
Montréal Canadiens 1-0-0
CATEGORY HOME ROAD
Most Goals, Game 3 – Matthews, Dec. 1 vs. COL
2 – Nylander, Nov. 10 at PHI – Marner, Nov. 21
at NYI – Spezza, Dec. 4 at MIN – Matthews,
Dec. 14 at EDM
Most Assists, Game 4 – Rielly, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK – Rielly, Dec. 4 at
MIN
Most Points, Game
4 – Marner, Nov. 6 vs. BOS, (1G, 3A) – Rielly,
Dec. 7 vs. CBJ (4A)
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK (3A) – Rielly, Dec. 4
at MIN (3A)
Most Shots, Game
8 – Matthews, Oct. 18 vs. NYR, Nov. 12 vs.
CGY, Dec. 1 vs. COL
8 – Nylander, Nov. 26 at SJS – Matthews, Dec.
4 at MIN
Time On Ice, Game 26:23 – Rielly, Nov. 20 vs. PIT 26:55 – Rielly, Dec. 4 at MIN
Most Saves, Game 42 – Campbell, Nov. 6 vs. BOS 39 – Campbell, Nov. 28 at ANA
CATEGORY GAME PERIOD
Most Goals, For 8 – Dec. 1 vs. COL 4 – 2nd, Nov. 24 at LAK
Most Goals, Against 7 – Oct. 23 at PIT 4 – 2nd, Oct. 23 at PIT, 2nd, Dec. 5 at WPG
Most Shots, For 48 – Oct. 14 at OTT 25 – 3rd, Oct. 14 at OTT
Most Shots, Against 44 – Nov. 6 vs. BOS 23 – 3rd, Nov. 6 vs. BOS
Fewest Shots, For 25 – Oct. 25 at CAR, Dec. 14 at EDM 3 – 3rd, Oct. 23 at PIT, 2nd, Dec. 11 vs. CHI
Fewest Shots, Against 20 – Nov. 21 at NYI 2 – 2nd, Oct. 18 vs. NY

AVALANCHE NOTES

CURRENT INJURIES
J. Johnson (lower body)
MacDonald (upper body)
Matteau (lower body)
Nichushkin (upper body)
Games Lost: 160

UPCOMING GAMES (times MT)
Date Opponent Time TV Radio
Sat, Jan. 8 TORONTO 5 p.m. Altitude, CBC, NHLN 92.5
Mon, Jan. 10 SEATTLE 7 p.m. Altitude 92.5
Tue, Jan. 11 at Nashville 6 p.m. Altitude 2 92.5
LAST GAME — Jan. 6 (Colorado 7, Winnipeg 1 at Ball Arena)
Gabriel Landeskog recorded a hat trick and an assist, Nathan MacKinnon had five points (1g/4a) and fellow linemate Mikko Rantanen added a goal and
two helpers as the Avalanche beat the Jets, 7-1, at Ball Arena … Darcy Kuemper stopped 34 shots for his seventh consecutive victory as Colorado tied a
franchise record with its 10th straight home win.
SF: 42 SA: 35 PP: 3-4 PK: 4-5

NOTES
• Colorado tied a franchise record with its 10th straight home win.
• The Avs scored seven goals for the seventh different time this season … It’s the most seven-goal games within the first 30 contests of a season since
the 1995-96 Penguins (9).
• The Avs have won three straight, are 8-1-0 in their last nine games, 9-1-1 in their last 11 and 16-3-1 in their last 20
• Kuemper won his seventh consecutive start (2.28 GAA, .929 Sv%), matching his career-long winning streak set Feb. 16–March 2, 2019 … It was
his ninth consecutive win at home, tied for the second longest home winning streak in franchise history.
• Kuemper is 12-1-0 in his last 14 appearances (2.51 GAA, .915 Sv%)
• MacKinnon tied his career high with five points (third time, last: March 2, 2018 vs Minnesota).
• MacKinnon extended his point streak to 12 games (3g/20a), longest active streak in the NHL and fourth longest this season … It’s his fifth career
streak of at least 10 games, fourth-most in franchise history behind Joe Sakic (10), Peter Stastny (10) and Michel Goulet (7)
• Landeskog notched his fourth career hat trick and first since Oct. 18, 2018 at New Jersey … It’s the fifth-most hat tricks by an Avalanche player
since the franchise relocated, trailing only Joe Sakic (10), Peter Forsberg (7), Milan Hejduk (5) and Valeri Kamensky (5).
• Landeskog’s effort was the Avalanche’s third hat trick of the season, tied for the second most of any team behind only Pittsburgh (4).
• Landeskog has points in each of his last 13 appearances (7g/12a) **not an official point streak as he missed three games during this stretch
• MacKinnon, Landeskog, Rantanen each recorded three-plus points in the same game for the sixth time … Only one active trio has done so more:
Boston’s David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron (7x) … Only one trio in Avalanche/Nordiques history has recorded more such instances:
Peter Stastny, Anton Stastny and Michel Goulet (11x).
• Nazem Kadri has points in 20 of his last 21 games (11g/27a), including each of his last 10 appearances (5g/12a).
• The Avs tied a season high with three power-play goals
• Bowen Byram’s goal was his fifth of the season, tops among NHL rookie defensemen.
TONIGHT
COLORADO vs. TORONTO
5:15 p.m.
Altitude, CBC, NHLN / 92.5

The Avalanche continues their three-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ball Arena … The Avs, who opened the home stay
with a 7-1 win over Winnipeg on Thursday, will host Seattle on Monday to wrap up the homestand … Colorado has won 10 straight at Ball Arena,
matching its longest home winning streak in franchise history … The Avs are 8-1-0 in their last nine games, 9-1-1 in their last 11, 16-3-1 in their last 20
and 18-4-2 in their last 24 …. Colorado’s 16-3-1 (.825) mark since Nov. 11 is the best in the NHL
BEST SINCE NOV. 11
COL 16-3-1 .825
TOR 14-3-1 .806
PIT 16-5-1 .750
TBL 17-5-2 .750
HOME COOKING

Colorado has won 10 straight home games, matching its longest home winning streak in franchise history … It’s the second-longest streak in the NHL
this season, one behind Florida’s 11-game run … The Avs are 11-0-1 in their last 12 at Ball Arena and 28-2-2 in their last 32 home dates going back to
March 10, 2021 (32-3-2 including playoffs).
Colorado Avalanche: Media Notes
HOME WINNING STREAKS FRANCHISE HISTORY
10 Dec. 29, 2017–Feb. 14, 2018
10 Mar. 6–April 16, 1995
10 Nov. 26, 1983–Jan. 10, 1984
10 Nov. 11, 2021 – present
HOME WINNING STREAKS BY A GOALIE, FRANCHISE HISTORY
10 Jonathan Bernier Dec. 31, 2017–April 7, 2018
9 Darcy Kuemper Oct. 30, 2021 – present
9 Dan Bouchard Nov. 26, 1983–Jan. 10, 1984
GETTING OFFENSIVE
The Avs are the highest scoring team in the league, averaging 4.30 goals per game … Colorado’s 130 goals (including shootout-deciding tallies) are its
second-most through 30 games since relocating to Denver, trailing only the 1995-96 squad (134) … Over the last 25 years, only one NHL team has
scored more goals through its first 30 games, the 2005-06 Senators (132) … Six different Avalanche players have 10+ goals this year, the most doubledigit scorers of any club … The Avs have scored seven goals on seven different occasions this season, by far the most of any team (next closest is
Tampa Bay with three) … It’s the most seven-goal efforts within the first 30 games of a season since the 1995-96 Penguins (nine) … Only one Avalanche
team had more games with seven+ goals in a single season, 1995-96 (11) … Colorado also leads all clubs this year in six-goal outings (nine)
MOST GOALS IN FIRST 30
GAMES OF A SEASON

(last 25 years since 1996-97)
132 2005-06 Senators
130 2021-22 Avalanche
124 2006-07 Sabres
MOST 7-GOAL GAMES IN FIRST
30 GAMES OF A SEASON
(last 30 years since 1991-92)
9 1995-96 PIT
7 2021-22 COL
7 1991-92 PIT
7 1992-93 PIT
MACK ATTACK
Nathan MacKinnon leads the NHL in points/game at 1.65 … MacKinnon’s 33 points are a career-high through 20 games of a season and
the most through a player’s first 20 games in Avalanche history (previous: 32 by Mikko Rantanen in 2018-19 and Peter Forsberg in 2003-04) …
MacKinnon now has 593 points in 593 career games, 662 in 643 games including playoffs.
POINTS/GAME LEADERS
1.65 Nathan MacKinnon
1.61 Connor McDavid
1.56 Leon Draisaitl
1.56 Nazem Kadri
1.50 Nikita Kucherov
KADRI MAN CAN

Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche and ranks fifth in NHL scoring with 42 points (12g/30a) in 27 games … He is tied for third in the league in assists (30),
which matches his single-season career high set in 2013-14 with Toronto
ALL HAIL CALE
Cale Makar leads all NHL defensemen with a career-high 14 goals … His 14 goals were the fourth most by a defenseman through his first 25 games of a
season in the modern era (since 1943-44), trailing only Dave Ellett (15 in 1988-89) and Bobby Orr (15 in both 1974-75 and 1973-74) … Makar has 122
career points (34g/88a) in 127 NHL contests, the third-most ever by a defenseman through 127 games behind only Harry Cameron (137) and Mark
Howe (136) … Makar’s 0.96 points/game average is the sixth-highest by a rearguard in league history.
HOW D-LIGHTFUL
Colorado’s defensemen have scored a league-high 33 goals and also lead all teams in points (104) … The blueline’s 33 goals are more than their total
(26) from all of last season in 56 games
TOEWS-ER SHARP
Devon Toews, who is one shy of 100 career points, leads all NHL defensemen in points/game (1.16) and plus/minus rating (+22) … Toews is +51 over
the past two seasons, the highest mark of any NHL player … The Avs are 15-3-1 with Toews in the lineup this year and 52-16-4 since he joined
Colorado.
POINTS/GAME, DEFENSEMAN (10 GP)
1.16 Devon Toews
1.13 Drew Doughty
1.08 Cale Makar
1.00 Adam Fox
1.00 Victor Hedman
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Erik Johnson on Tuesday night in Chicago passed Steven Finn for sole possession of the second most games played by a defenseman in franchise
history with 606 … He now trails only Adam Foote (967) on that list … Johnson has 228 points (65g/163a) with Colorado, ranking fourth in goals, fifth in
points and assists among franchise blueliners.
SOLID START
The Avalanche’s 20-8-2 record ranks among their best starts since relocating to Denver

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