Rudy Gobert once described his dynamic with Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell as, “I’m the a–hole.”How high are tensions between Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell? — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Day: January 17, 2022
Timo Meier Becomes First San Jose Shark to Score 5 Goals in One Game — CBS San Francisco
On Monday, San Jose Shark Timo Meier achieved something that hadn’t been done in an NHL game since 1994 – score five goals by himself – and he did it with a period to spare.Timo Meier Becomes First San Jose Shark to Score 5 Goals in One Game — CBS San Francisco
Kyle Kuzma dunks right on Joel Embiid (video) — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Joel Embiid has been playing like an MVP lately.Kyle Kuzma dunks right on Joel Embiid (video) — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Celtics Notebook: Nesmith seizes his opportunity — Boston Herald
With Marcus Smart (health and safety protocol) and Rob Williams (personal reasons) both on ice during the Celtics’ 104-92 win over New Orleans on Monday, when the coach searched for a way to shake up his lineup down the stretch, he turned to the second-year wing.Celtics Notebook: Nesmith seizes his opportunity — Boston Herald
RAPTORS-HEAT PREGAME NOTES
GAME #41 – TORONTO RAPTORS (21-19) at MIAMI HEAT (27-16)
MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – FTX ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO
Injury Report: 01/17/22 05:30 PM
07:30 (ET) TOR@MIA Miami Heat
Adebayo, Bam Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Thumb; UCL Reconstruction
Guy, Kyle Available Ineligible To Play
Lowry, Kyle Out Personal Reasons
Morris, Markieff Out Return to Competition Reconditioning
Okpala, KZ Out Injury/Illness – Right Wrist; Sprain
Oladipo, Victor Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Injury Recovery
Silva, Chris Out Ineligible To Play
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Nose; Fracture
Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Trent Jr., Gary Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Swelling
• The Toronto Raptors (21-19) continue a five-game road trip (Jan. 14-21) Monday night against the Miami Heat (27-16) at FTX Arena. Toronto improved to 6-2 in January after a 103-96 victory at Milwaukee on Saturday. The Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit and held the Bucks to a season low 26 field
goals in the win. Toronto will play eight-of-10 games on the road to end the month of January (Jan. 14-31).
• Pascal Siakam recorded his second career triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and a season hightying 10 assists Saturday night in Milwaukee. Siakam joins Jose Calderon (2), Marcus Camby (2), Kyle
Lowry (16) and Damon Stoudamire (3) as the only players in franchise history with multiple triple-doubles. Siakam had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists Jan. 11, 2021 at Portland.
• The Raptors outrebounded Milwaukee 16-9 on the offensive end Saturday night, leading to a 20-6 advantage in second-chance points. Toronto (13.5) currently leads the NBA in offensive rebounds per game and rank second (16.9) in second-chance points – behind only Memphis (17.7). Through eight contests in January, the Raptors have outrebounded opponents 125-to-75 (+50) on the offensive glass.
• Rookie Justin Champagnie collected a career-high 12 rebounds, including six offensive boards, in 31 minutes off the bench Saturday against the Bucks. Champagnie’s 12 rebounds was the most by a Raptors
rookie off the bench since Jonas Valanciunas hauled down 13 rebounds Feb. 8, 2013 at Indiana.
• Pascal Siakam is currently averaging 21.1 points and career highs of 8.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists. He is one of just six players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, James Harden and Nikola Jokic.
• Reserve Chris Boucher has scored 10+ points in three straight games (Jan. 11-15). Boucher is averaging 12.7 points and 9.7 rebounds over the last three games and is shooting .464 (13-28) from the field.
• Fred VanVleet (4.0) and Gary Trent Jr. (3.5) currently rank second and fourth, respectively, in the NBA in deflections per game. VanVleet has led the NBA in deflections per game each of the past two seasons,
while Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the league in steals per game (1.91) and has recorded multiple steals in 20 games. The Raptors lead the NBA in deflections per game (18.5) and rank third in steals (9.1).
• Heat guard Kyle Lowry spent nine seasons with the Raptors (2012-21), where he was a six-time NBA AllStar. Lowry is Toronto’s all-time leader in assists (4,277), steals (873), three-pointers made (1,518) and triple-doubles (16). He also accumulated 365 regular season wins and 44 playoff victories, making him the winningest player in franchise history. Lowry led the Raptors to seven consecutive playoff appearances (2014-20), six Atlantic Division titles, five 50-win seasons and the 2019 NBA title. Toronto acquired Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa from the Heat for Lowry as part of a sign-and-trade in the summer.
F – OG ANUNOBY #3
MIN: 36.1 REB: 5.1 AST: 2.4 STL: 1.5 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 19.4
• Tallied 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes Jan. 15 at Milwaukee.
• Has scored in double figures in nine straight games (Dec. 28 – Jan. 15), averaging 19.4 points during this stretch.
• Recorded 20+ points in 13-of-25 games this season, something he did 13 times in 43 contests last year.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
MIN: 36.0 REB: 8.5 AST: 4.8 STL: 1.0 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.1
• Recorded second career triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists Jan. 15 at Milwaukee.
• Has scored 20+ points in four consecutive games (Jan. 9-15), averaging 26.0 points during this streak.
• The Raptors are 28-5 all-time, including a perfect 4-0 this season, when he scores 30 or more points.
C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5
MIN: 24.9 REB: 7.6 AST: 1.4 STL: 0.6 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 7.9
• Recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season Jan. 15 at Milwaukee.
• Ranks second among sophomores in rebounding (7.6) – has led the Raptors in rebounding a team-high 12 times.
• Averaging 8.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 27.4 minutes in 18 starts this season.
G – SCOTTIE BARNES #4
MIN: 35.5 REB: 7.9 AST: 3.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 14.5
• Did not dress (right knee injury management) Jan. 15 at Milwaukee.
• Ranks second among rookies in rebounds (7.9), fourth in assists (3.5) and fifth in scoring (14.5).
• Leads the Raptors, and all rookies, with 95 offensive rebounds this season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
MIN: 37.9 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.7 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.9
• Finished with 17 points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals in 42 minutes Jan. 15 at Milwaukee.
• Has recorded multiple steals in each of the last seven games (Jan. 4-15); totalling 15 steals.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (37.9), has logged 40+ minutes 10 times.
Khem Birch (Nose; Fracture) – Out
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Left Ankle; Swelling) – Questionable
UPDATED: Jan. 17, 2022
NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, January 19
Tip-Off: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: American Airlines Center
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. DALLAS
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 0-1 0-1 0-0
ALL-TIME 22-28 15-10 7-18
STREAKS Lost 2 Lost 1 Lost 2
LAST WIN: Jan. 18, 2021 (116-93)
LAST ROAD WIN: Jan. 27, 2019 (123-120)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +23 (Jan. 18, 2021)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28 (Nov. 7, 2009)
LAST TIME VS. DALLAS
GAME 3 – OCTOBER 23, 2021
DALLAS 103, TORONTO 95
TORONTO – The one-two punch of Dallas Maverick guards Luka Doncic
and Tim Hardaway Jr. delivered a second-half knockout blow to the Toronto Raptors … After a slow start, Doncic and Hardaway heated up in the
third and fourth quarters to finish with 27 and 25 points, respectively, in
the Mavericks 103-95 victory before a sellout gathering of 19,800 at Scotiabank Arena … It was the Mavericks’ (1-1) first win of the season, while
Toronto (1-2) could not build on its first win in Boston against the Celtics
the night before … The Mavericks trailed by as much as 14 points early.
But before the third quarter hit the midway point, Dallas had tied the game
62-62 thanks to a couple of three-point jumpers from Hardaway … Canadian forward Dwight Powell then gave the Mavericks the lead for the first
time on a nifty pass from guard Doncic … Doncic nailed a three-pointer on
Dallas’s next trip down the floor for a 67-62 lead. At the end of the third
quarter, a brilliant alley-oop play from Fred VanVleet to Precious Achiuwa
pulled the Raptors to within 74-72 … VanVleet finished with 20 points.
1 2 3 4 TOT
DALLAS 18 27 29 29 103
TORONTO 25 26 21 23 95
GAME 40 – JANUARY 15, 2022
TORONTO 103, MILWAUKEE 96
MILWAUKEE — Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks
103-96 … OG Anunoby added 24 points to help the Raptors improve to 3-
0 this season against the defending champion Bucks, who shot a season
low 33.8% … Toronto has won five straight in the series … Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 30 points, making all 17 of his free throws
but going 6 of 17 from the field … Chris Boucher had 15 for Toronto, and
Precious Achiuwa added with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors
bounced back one night after losing 103-87 at Detroit … Grayson Allen
had 18 points for the Bucks, and Khris Middleton added 16 … After spending two minutes on the bench with five fouls, Siakam returned with 6:46
left in a tie game and made a jumper 21 seconds later … After Antetokounmpo tied it again with two free throws, Siakam hit a corner 3-pointer
in front of the Bucks’ bench with 5:53 left to put the Raptors back in front
for good … The Bucks took a 16-2 lead in the first four minutes and the
Raptors missed 11 of their first 12 shots … Toronto chipped away at the
deficit and tied it on Anunoby’s free throws with 45 seconds left in the
half … The Raptors took their first lead at 53-52 on Siakam’s 11-foot jumper with 9:19 left in the third quarter.
1 2 3 4 TOT
TORONTO 20 26 27 30 103
MILWAUKEE 29 20 20 27 96
MIAMI HEAT LAST GAME STARTERS
POS PLAYER HT WT PPG RPG AST MISC. NOTES
F 22 JIMMY BUTLER
6-7 230 22.6 5.7 5.7
Posted a 31-point, 10-rebound, 10-
assist triple-double on 11/17 vs.
NOP, his eighth as a member of the
HEAT, the 2nd-most in team history.
F 17 P.J. TUCKER
6-5 245 8.5 5.7 2.2
Is shooting an NBA-best 47.3
percent from three-point range this
season among qualified players.
C 77 ӦMER YURTSEVEN
6-11 255 6.6 6.7 1.2
Has currently grabbed double-figure
rebounds in 14-straight games, the
second-longest such streak in HEAT
G 31 MAX STRUS
6-5 220 11.7 3.4 1.2
Is averaging 19.0 points (190 total)
over his last nine games.
G 7 KYLE LOWRY
6-0 195 13.4 4.5 8.3
Has started in 609-straight games in
which he has appeared in.
HEAT 2021-22 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET)/RESULTS TV (+/-)
10/21 MILWAUKEE W, 137-95 +42
10/23 @ Indiana L, 102-91 (OT) -11
10/25 ORLANDO W, 107-90 +17
10/27 @ Brooklyn W, 106-93 +13
10/29 CHARLOTTE W, 114-99 +15
10/30 @ Memphis W, 129-103 +26
11/2 @ Dallas W, 125-110 +15
11/4 BOSTON L, 95-78 -17
11/6 UTAH W, 118-115 +3
11/8 @ Denver L, 113-96 -17
11/10 @ L.A. Lakers L, 120-117 (OT) -3
11/11 @ L.A. Clippers L, 112-109 -3
11/13 @ Utah W, 111-105 +6
11/15 @ Oklahoma City W, 103-90 +13
11/17 NEW ORLEANS W, 113-98 +15
11/18 WASHINGTON W, 112-97 +15
11/20 @ Washington L, 103-100 -3
11/23 @ Detroit W, 100-92 +8
11/24 @ Minnesota L, 113-101 -12
11/27 @ Chicago W, 107-104 +3
11/29 DENVER L, 120-111 -9
12/1 CLEVELAND L, 111-85 -26
12/3 @ Indiana W, 113-104 +9
12/4 @ Milwaukee L, 124-102 -22
12/6 MEMPHIS L, 105-90 -15
12/8 MILWAUKEE W, 113-104 +9
12/11 CHICAGO W, 118-92 +26
12/13 @ Cleveland L, 105-94 -11
12/15 @ Philadelphia W, 101-96 +5
12/17 @ Orlando W, 115-105 +10
12/19 @ Detroit L, 100-90 -10
12/21 INDIANA W, 125-96 +29
12/23 DETROIT W, 115-112 +3
12/26 ORLANDO W, 93-83 +10
12/28 WASHINGTON W, 119-112 +7
12/29 @ San Antonio POSTPONED
12/31 @ Houston W, 120-110 +10
1/2 @ Sacramento L, 115-113 -2
1/3 @ Golden State L, 115-108 -7
1/5 @ Portland W, 115-109 +6
1/8 @ Phoenix W, 123-100 +23
1/12 @ Atlanta W, 115-91 +24
1/14 ATLANTA W, 124-118 +6
1/15 PHILADELPHIA L, 109-98 -11
1/17 TORONTO 7:30PM BSS
1/19 PORTLAND 7:30PM BSS
1/21 @ Atlanta 7:30PM BSS
1/23 L.A. LAKERS 6:00PM BSS/NBA TV
1/26 NEW YORK 7:30PM BSS
1/28 L.A. CLIPPERS 8:00PM BSS
1/29 TORONTO 8:00PM BSS
1/31 @ Boston 7:30PM BSS/NBA TV
2/1 @ Toronto 7:30PM TNT
2/3 @ San Antonio 8:30PM BSS
2/5 @ Charlotte 7:00PM BSS
2/7 @ Washington 7:00PM BSS
2/10 @ New Orleans 7:30PM TNT
2/12 BROOKLYN 8:00PM BSS
2/15 DALLAS 7:30PM BSS
2/17 @ Charlotte 7:00PM BSS
All-Star Break (Cleveland, OH)
2/25 @ New York 7:30PM BSS/ESPN
2/26 SAN ANTONIO 8:00PM BSS
2/28 CHICAGO 7:30PM BSS
3/2 @ Milwaukee 8:00PM BSS
3/3 @ Brooklyn 7:30PM TNT
3/5 PHILADELPHIA 8:00PM BSS
3/7 HOUSTON 7:30PM BSS
3/9 PHOENIX 7:30PM BSS
3/11 CLEVELAND 8:00PM BSS
3/12 MINNESOTA 8:00PM BSS
3/15 DETROIT 7:30PM BSS
3/18 OKLAHOMA CITY 8:00PM BSS
3/21 @ Philadelphia 7:00PM BSS
3/23 GOLDEN STATE 7:30PM BSS
3/25 NEW YORK 8:00PM BSS
3/26 BROOKLYN 8:00PM BSS/NBA TV
3/28 SACRAMENTO 7:30PM BSS
3/30 @ Boston 7:30PM BSS/ESPN
4/2 @ Chicago 8:00PM BSS
4/3 @ Toronto 7:00PM BSS/NBA TV
4/5 CHARLOTTE 7:30PM BSS
4/8 ATLANTA 8:00PM BSS
4/10 @ Orlando TBD BSS
01/10/22: Re-signed Kyle Guy and Chris Silva to 10-day contracts
12/31/21: Signed Mario Chalmers, Chris Silva and Nik Stauskas to 10-day contracts
12/30/21: Signed Kyle Guy, Aric Holman and Haywood Highsmith to 10-day contracts
12/22/21: Signed forward Zylan Cheatham to a 10-day contract
12/10/21: Marcus Garrett rejoined the HEAT as part of his two-way contract
11/26/21: Marcus Garrett rejoined the Sioux Falls Skyforce as part of his two-way contract
OVERALL RECORDS STREAKS
Overall: 27-16 (2020-21 Record: 40-32) Latest Streak: Lost 1
Home: 13-5 (2020-21 Record: 21-15) Home Streak: Lost 1
Road: 14-11 (2020-21 Record: 19-17) Road Streak: Won 3
Overtime: 0-2 (2020-21 Record: 0-4)
RECORDS VS. EASTERN CONFERENCE RECORDS VS. WESTERN CONFERENCE
Overall: 18-8 (2020-21 Record: 24-18) Overall: 9-8 (2020-21 Record: 16-14)
Home: 11-3 (2020-21 Record: 12-9) Home: 2-2 (2020-21 Record: 9-6)
Road: 7-5 (2020-21 Record: 12-9) Road: 7-6 (2020-21 Record: 7-8)
Overtime: 0-1 (2020-21 Record: 0-3) Overtime: 0-1 (2020-21 Record: 0-1)
KRAL AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
FILIP KRÁL NAMED AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The American Hockey League announced today that Toronto Marlies defenceman Filip Král has been selected as the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 16.
Král, 22, has recorded two goals and four assists in Toronto’s last four games, including his first goal of the season on January 12. He had three assists against Springfield on January 10 in the first period, matching a franchise record for most assists in a single period. He is on a five-game point streak (2-5-7) extending from January 5. Král has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 27 games with the Marlies this season. The Blansko, Czech Republic native was drafted 149th overall in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since 2005, 132 players have appeared in regular season games at both the NHL and AHL levels. The current Maple Leafs roster features nine players who have dressed for both the Maple Leafs and Marlies – Kyle Clifford, Travis Dermott, Pierre Engvall, Justin Holl, Timothy Liljegren, Jake Muzzin, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly and Rasmus Sandin.
MARLIES 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 3 (OT)
TORONTO MARLIES (17-10-1-1 – 36 Points) vs.
LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (10-12-6-2 – 28 Points)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Toronto: J. Anderson (11) PP (J. Duszak, B. Seney), J. Anderson (12) (A. Suomela, B. Seney), B. Seney (13) (C. Dahlström, F. Král), J. Anderson (13) PP (B. Seney, A. Steeves)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (22/25) W
Lehigh Valley: B. Saulnier (2) (M. Millman, G. Rubtsov), W. Allison (2) (C. O’Reilly), A. Kile (1) (I. Ratcliffe, C. Gerard)
Goaltender: G. Metcalf (23/27) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joey Anderson scored a hat trick, with two goals in the first period (12:13 and 18:12) and the overtime winner at 1:06 of extra time. This was his second career hat trick and second this season. He has points (5-1-6) in his last two games with the Marlies.
- Brett Seney scored the game-tying goal at 17:59 of the third period. Hehad the secondary assists on both of Anderson’s first period goals and the primary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has points (2-6-8) in his last three games with the Marlies.
- Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s first period goal. This was his 10th power play assist. He has 21 points (1 goal, 20 assists) in 20 games this season. Duszak leads all defencemen in assists (20).
- Antti Suomela registered the primary assist on Anderson’s second goal of the first period. He has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies.
- Carl Dahlström picked up the primary assist on Seney’s third period goal.
- Filip Kràl recorded the secondary assist on Seney’s third period goal.He has points (2-5-7) through five consecutive games. Kràl has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 27 games with the Marlies.
- Alex Steeves had the secondary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has points (4-2-6) in his last five games.
- Erik Källgren stopped 22 of 25 shots he faced.
- This was Toronto’s fifth overtime win of the season and their sixth consecutive win.
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 12-6-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 10-5-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill. Toronto has recorded two power play goals in a single game five times this season.
- Toronto had a 27-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 4-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 5-2-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish their season series 2-0-0-0 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
- Toronto is on a 10-game, 4,958 kilometre road trip and will face off against seven teams – Belleville Senators, Cleveland Monsters, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hershey Bears, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It will be Toronto’s first meeting of the season with four opponents (HER, HFD, GR, WBS). The Marlies return to Coca-Cola Coliseum on Feb. 5.
Scoring first 12-1-0-1
Leading after 1 9-1-1-1
Tied after 2 4-1-0-0
On the Road 8-5-0-0
1 Goal Game 7-2-1-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 13 (B. Seney)
Assists 20 (J. Duszak)
Points 26 (B. Seney)
PPG 5 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 69 (A. Steeves)
+/- +11 (B. Seney)
PIMS 55 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On managing emotions in the third period
There was definitely a response from our group after the hit on Ho-Sang in a positive way. The emotional charge where you don’t want to see one of your own members of your group go down like that. Just the pure will and determination to have a response, to find some offence, to find a way to win the game for Ho-Sang was really good to see from the group.
On Joey Anderson and Brett Seney:
Their energy and their take-charge mentality of the direction they want the game to go in, to push and drive the team to go in a certain way. They led by example on the ice. With the goal that Anderson had and Seney coming up big with a puck to the net that went off Chyzowski, they added a lot to our game today. Can’t say enough about the way they conduct themselves and how they lead this group.
JOEY ANDERSON (2nd CAREER HAT TRICK)
On coming back to the Marlies:
It’s great. I was excited to see all the guys today. It was a fun game. We battled some adversity and it was one of those games where we’re going to come together as a group from it. It was good to be around all of the guys.
On Toronto’s response in the third period:
A bad hit we thought on (Ho-Sang), no call and then they come back and score right away. Guys were frustrated. We did it clean though. Guys weren’t taking dumb penalties after that. We just kept trying to piece away at it. We found a goal in regulation and got it to overtime and were able to capitalize on the power play to finish the deal.
BRETT SENEY (1 GOAL, 3 ASSISTS)
On Toronto’s response in the third period:
Obviously what happened with Josh (Ho-Sang), we didn’t appreciate. We thought it was a play that could have been a call. We decided the best way to get back at them was to put the puck in the net and get back in the game. Obviously, it wasn’t the response we originally wanted with them scoring but I thought our group dug deep up and down the lineup to get into overtime there and then finish the job.
On Joey Anderson:
I love playing with the guy. He’s one of my good buddies off the ice. I can’t say enough good things about him. It’s always great to see him get rewarded.
On the overtime winner on the power play:
We’ve got to give a lot of credit to our PP coach, Snacks (AJ MacLean), who drew up a play for us and Steeves and Duszak executed there at the top and Joe’s there to put in the garbage.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
January 19 at Hartford – 7:00 p.m.
January 21 at WB/Scranton – 7:05 p.m.
January 22 at WB/Scranton – 6:05 p.m.
January 24 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
January 28 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.