Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns looks for the balance between aggression and deferral — Twin Cities

The final play was designed for Karl-Anthony Towns. Tied in Portland with seconds to play, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch designed an action to get the big man the last shot to win the game. D’Angelo Russell was to come down to screen for Towns, who was going to pop out toward the inbounder, get the ball […]

Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns looks for the balance between aggression and deferral — Twin Cities

Kings fall to struggling Flyers in overtime — Orange County Register

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Atkinson was sick of losing— and he went out and did something about it. Atkinson scored twice in regulation, assisted Scott Laughton’s goal 2:22 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a franchise-record 13-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.…

Kings fall to struggling Flyers in overtime — Orange County Register


GAME #47 – TORONTO RAPTORS (23-23) at MIAMI HEAT (32-17)


08:00 (ET) TOR@MIA

Miami Heat Butler, Jimmy Probable Injury/Illness – Left Big Toe; Irritation
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
Toronto Raptors 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
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness

• The Toronto Raptors continue a three-game road trip (Jan. 26-31) Saturday night against the Miami Heat at FTX Arena. Toronto has lost six of its last nine games. The Raptors erased a 19-point second half deficit Wednesday, but fell 111-105 to the Bulls in Chicago. Toronto will play 10 of its next 14 games (Jan. 29
Feb. 28) on the road. The Raptors will host Miami on Tuesday – the third of four meetings this season.
Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-best 32 points (11-22 FG, 6-10 3PT, 4-5 FT) for the second straight game (Jan. 25-26) Wednesday against the Bulls. Trent Jr. has scored 30+ points in back-to-back games for the
first time in his career after also scoring 32 points Jan. 25 vs. Charlotte. He is shooting .512 (22-43) from the field and 55 percent (11-20) from beyond the arc over the last two games.
Pascal Siakam has scored 20+ points in eight of the last 10 games (Jan. 9-26), averaging a team-high 22.7 points, while shooting .475 (86-181) from the field and .375 (9-24) from three-point range. Siakam has also recorded 69 assists over this stretch, the most assists in a 10-game span in his career.
• The Raptors rank second in the NBA in both offensive rebounds per game (13.3) and second-chance points (16.5). Through 14 games in January, Toronto has outrebounded opponents 197-to-138 (+59) on the offensive end. Chris Boucher has grabbed a team-high 39 offensive boards this month.
Fred VanVleet is averaging career highs of 21.7 points, 7.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds. He leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.2) and has logged 40+ minutes 15 times this season – the most by a Raptor since Kyle Lowry (19) in 2016-17. VanVleet also ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (157) and fifth in steals (71). He has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
• With Fred VanVleet unavailable for the second straight game (Jan. 25-26) due to right knee soreness, Scottie Barnes started at point guard Wednesday in Chicago. Barnes ranks second among rookies in rebounds (7.7), and fourth in both points (14.7) and assists (3.5). He also has eight games with 20+ points
and 5+ rebounds – the most by any rookie this season.
Pascal Siakam is currently averaging 21.0 points, and career highs of 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He is one of just five players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, and Nikola Jokic.
• Heat guard Kyle Lowry spent nine seasons with the Raptors (2012-21), where he was a six-time NBA All-Star. Lowry is Toronto’s all-time leader in assists (4,277), steals (873), three-pointers made (1,518) and triple-doubles (16). During his time with Toronto, he 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.

MIN: 36.6 REB: 5.4 AST: 2.5 STL: 1.7 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 18.9
• Recorded 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 34 minutes Jan. 26 at Chicago.
• Has scored 20+ points in 15-of-31 games this season, something he did 13 times in 43 contests last year.
• Averaging 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 14 road games this season.

MIN: 36.9 REB: 8.2 AST: 5.2 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.6 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.0
• Finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and three steals in 43 minutes Jan. 26 at Chicago.
• Leads the team with 12 double-doubles, despite missing 13 games this season.
• Averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.6 assists through 14 games in January.

MIN: 25.0 REB: 7.5 AST: 1.2 STL: 0.6 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 7.7
• Contributed three points, six rebounds, and one steal in 23 minutes Jan. 26 at Chicago.
• Has led the Toronto in rebounds a team-high 13 times; ranks second among sophomores in rebounds (7.5).
• Averaging 8.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 27.7 minutes in 22 games as a starter this season.

MIN: 33.8 REB: 2.6 AST: 2.0 STL: 1.8 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 17.0
• Matched a season high with 32 points (11-22 FG, 6-10 3PT, 4-5 FT) in 37 minutes Jan. 26 at Chicago.
• Ranks sixth in the NBA in steals (1.81) and fourth in deflections (3.4) per game.
• Shooting .484 (15-31) from beyond the arc over the last three games (Jan. 23-26).

MIN: 35.5 REB: 7.7 AST: 3.5 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 14.7
• Tallied 16 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in 38 minutes Jan. 26 at Chicago.
• Ranks second among rookies in rebounds (7.7), and fourth in both points (14.7) and assists (3.5).
• Has recorded 20+ points in eight games – the most by a Raptors rookie since Charlie Villanueva (12) in 2005-06.

Khem Birch (Nose; Fracture) – Out
Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two Way) – Out
Fred VanVleet (Right Knee; Soreness) – Questionable

2021-22 RECORDS
OVERALL 23-23 15-14 8-9
HOME 13-12 7-7 6-5
AWAY 10-11 8-7 2-4
OVERTIME 0-1 0-1 0-0

Opponent: Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, January 31
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: State Farm Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
2020-21 0-3 0-2 0-1
ALL-TIME 47-48 24-23 23-25
STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 2 Lost 1
LAST WIN: Jan. 28, 2020 (130-114)
LAST ROAD WIN: Jan. 20, 2020 (122-117)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -31 (Dec. 2, 2009)
GAME 55 – APRIL 13, 2021
TAMPA – Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Clint Capela added 19
points and 21 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors
107-103 for their seventh win in eight games … Kevin Huerter had 14 of
his 17 points in the first half for Atlanta, and Brandon Goodwin added 18
points … Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 30 points and rookie Malachi Flynn scored 22 … The Hawks played a second straight game without
Trae Young after Young’s 42-point, nine-assist performance against Chicago on Friday night … Young has a left calf contusion … Toronto played
from behind all night, but a 3-pointer by Flynn brought the Raptors within
eight with 6:20 left … Bogdanovic and Goodwin answered with 3s for
Atlanta … The Raptors made it closer in the final 72 seconds with the help
of three more 3-pointers by Flynn … Atlanta led 66-54 after shooting 53%
in the first half … Siakam scored 21 points in the half and hit a baseline
jumper with 0.6 seconds left — enough time for Solomon Hill to throw a
full-court pass to Huerter, who laid it in at the horn.

1 2 3 4 TOT
ATLANTA 28 38 24 18 108
TORONTO 27 27 24 25 103




6-7 230 21.5 6.0 6.1
Posted a 20-point, 10-rebound, 10-
assist triple-double on 1/23 vs. LAL,
his 10th as a member of the HEAT,
the most in team history.


6-5 245 8.6 5.4 2.1
Is shooting an NBA-best 47 percent
from three-point range this season
among qualified players.


6-9 255 18.0 9.9 3.7
Grabbed the 2,500th rebound of his
career on 1/23 vs. LAL.


6-7 215 12.2 3.2 1.5
Has shot at least 50 percent from
three-point range over his last four
games, shooting 56.4 (22-of-39) over
that span.


(UC Santa Barbara)
6-3 195 9.3 2.0 3.2
Has started six consecutive games,
helping Miami to a 5-1 record.

Overall: 32-17 (2020-21 Record: 40-32) Latest Streak: Won 3
Home: 18-5 (2020-21 Record: 21-15) Home Streak: Won 4
Road: 14-12 (2020-21 Record: 19-17) Road Streak: Won 1
Overtime: 0-2 (2020-21 Record: 0-4)

Overall: 20-9 (2020-21 Record: 24-18) Overall: 12-8 (2020-21 Record: 16-14)
Home: 13-3 (2020-21 Record: 12-9) Home: 5-2 (2020-21 Record: 9-6)
Road: 7-6 (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

 Miami’s 137 points in the season opener vs. MIL on 10/21 marked as the most for an opener in franchise history.
 Four different HEAT players scored at least 22 points on 11/2 at DAL, the first time it has happened in the same game in team history
(Herro-25, Butler-23, Adebayo-22 & Lowry-22).
 The HEAT connected on a franchise-tying 22 made three-point field goals on 1/8 at PHO, for the third time this season (12/21 & 12/8).
 Miami dished out 37 assists on 12/11 vs. CHI, tying the fourth-most for a single game in team history.
 Miami is holding teams to 104.1 points this season, the fourth-lowest in the NBA, and is 16-1 when holding teams under 100.
 The HEAT lead the league in charges drawn this season at 77 with Kyle Lowry taking 22, the most in the NBA.
 Miami is 19-1 when shooting at least 40 percent from three-point range and a perfect 11-0 when shooting at least 50 percent from the field.
 Miami only has five home losses this season, the fewest in the Eastern Conference.
 The HEAT has outscored opponents by +7.1 points at home this season, the best in the Eastern Conference.
 Miami has currently shot at least 90 percent from the foul line in a franchise-record four-straight games.
HOME AND HOME: The HEAT enter the second night of a back-to-back home set tonight after recording a, 121-114, win last night vs. the Clippers.
This marks as the third of five home back-to-backs this season, the second most during a single-season in franchise history. Only the seven sets of
back-to-back home games during the shortened 2011-12 season were more. Miami has played home games on consecutive nights 29 times in team
history, having won both games 10 times, splitting the pair 12 times and dropping both games on seven occasions.


2021-22 Matchups vs. Detroit: Second of Three
2021-22 Record vs. Detroit: 1-0-0
Next Game Against Detroit: Saturday, February 26 at Detroit
Toronto Season Record: 26-10-3
Toronto Road Record: 11-6-2
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

January 28, 2022
Defenceman Carl Dahlstrom has been assigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
January 28, 2022
Defenceman Alex Biega has been reassigned to the Marlies from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 24, 2022
Forward Joey Anderson, defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and goaltender
Erik Kallgren have be reassigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 22, 2022
Goaltender Erik Kallgren has been reassigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Score: Toronto 4 vs. Anaheim 3 – SOW
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
TOR Goals: Marner, Nylander, Tavares, (Matthews – SOW)
ANA Goals: Steel, Silfverberg, Lettieri
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 17/20, .850 SV%
ANA Goaltender: Gibson, 41/44, .932 SV%
TOR Power Play: 3-for-4
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Opponent: vs. New Jersey Devils
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

Jake Muzzin Concussion

First Matchup between Clubs: January 4, 1927 (Toronto 2 at Detroit 1)
All-Time Record: 294-281-93-5 (673 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 176-108-47-3 (334 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 118-173-46-2 (339 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 27, 2019 (Toronto 6 at Detroit 0)
Record in Last Five Games: 4-0-1

Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (35), Morgan Rielly (28), John Tavares (26)
Goals: Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (11), Jason Spezza (8)
Assists: John Tavares (27), Wayne Simmonds (14), Morgan Rielly (14)
Points: John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (21), Auston Matthews (19)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (49), Jake Muzzin (15), Nick Ritchie (15)

Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .705 3.36 2.62 30.6% 84.3% 34.2 30.7 55.6%
Detroit .500 2.71 3.36 15.8% 77.4% 29.2 33.0 50.5%

Power Play: 34/111 (30.6%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 9 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 18 – Matthews (9G, 9A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 91/108 (84.3%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Marner (2G), Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

Saturday games 13th of 23 (9 home, 14 road)
Back-to-Backs played 6 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-4-0
January games 10th of 11 (4 home, 7 road)

TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
Auston Matthews Six points away from 400 career NHL points
Jake Muzzin 10 points away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Three games away from 400 career NHL games played

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
Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
William Nylander Recorded his 300th career NHL point, Jan. 19, 2022 at NYR
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


GOALS 25 – Matthews HITS 79 – Ritchie
ASSISTS 29 – Rielly BLOCKED SHOTS 52 – Holl
POINTS 43 – Matthews (25G, 18A) TAKEAWAYS 41 – Matthews
POWER PLAY POINTS 18 – Matthews (9G, 9A) TOI PER GAME 24:20 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Marner (2G), Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:11 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:35 – Muzzin
SHOTS 162 – Matthews WINS 20 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.4% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.26 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 60.82% – Mikheyev SAVE PERCENTAGE .926 – Campbell


DET 3 at PIT 2 SO (1/28/22)

1ST PERIOD: DET Smith (Gagner, Veleno) 18:19-EV
2ND PERIOD: PIT Guentzel (Malkin, Crosby) 5:54-PP; DET Zadina (Rasmussen, Leddy) 16:31-PP
3RD PERIOD: PIT Guentzel (Crosby) 0:37-EV
OT: No scoring
SO: PIT Guentzel (save), DET Raymond (goal); PIT Crosby (save), DET Larkin (save); PIT Letang (save)
SHOTS: DET 32 (11-12-5-4) / PIT 38 (5-17-15-1)
GOALIES: DET Pickard (W, 36-38) / PIT DeSmith (SOL, 30-32)
PP: DET 1-2 / PIT 1-3
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Jakub Vrana – shoulder (44 / Oct. 11)
Troy Stecher – wrist (33 / Nov. 4)
Mitchell Stephens – lower body (28 / Nov. 15)
Carter Rowney – lower body (11 / Jan. 4)
Riley Barber – lower body (7 / Jan. 11)
Thomas Greiss – COVID protocol (5 / Jan. 17)
Total Man Games Lost: 175
Individual Man Games Lost: Lindstrom (10), Bertuzzi (8), Staal (7), Larkin (5), DeKeyser (4), Veleno (3), Fabbri (2), Leddy (2), Rasmussen (2), Erne (1),
Nedeljkovic (1), Givani Smith (1), Zadina (1)
1/28 – Recalled G Calvin Pickard from the taxi squad…Recalled F Gemel Smith from Grand Rapids…Reassigned D Luke Witkowski to the taxi
squad from Grand Rapids
TONIGHT: 674th all-time meeting, 340th in DET…2nd of 4 games this season, 1st of 2 at LCA
ALL-TIME vs. TOR: 286-287-93-7 / HOME: 175-114-46-4 / LAST 10: 2-7-1 / IN 2019-20: 0-3-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-1-0
DET top scorers vs. TOR: Nick Leddy (3-12-15 in 22 GP), Marc Staal (3-12-15 in 38 GP), Sam Gagner (6-8-14 in 22 GP), Dylan Larkin (6-7-13 in 19
GP), Vladislav Namestnikov (4-3-7 in 18 GP), Joe Veleno (1-1-2 in 1 GP)
TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (11-27-38 in 26 GP), Wayne Simmonds (7-14-21 in 35 GP), Auston Matthews (12-7-19 in 15 GP), Jason
Spezza (8-10-18 in 24 GP), Morgan Rielly (4-14-18 in 28 GP), Mitch Marner (5-7-12 in 15 GP), T.J. Brodie (2-10-12 in 20 GP), William Nylander (6-5-11
in 17 GP)
NOTES: DET F Gemel Smith and Givani Smith are Toronto natives while Robby Fabbri was born in Mississauga…DET F Sam Gagner had 37 points
(12-25-37) in 43 GP for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2018-19…DET G Calvin Pickard made his lone appearance for TOR on 12/29/17 at COL; Pickard
also played 33 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2017-18…TOR D Alex Biega had 6 assists in 62 GP for DET from 2019-21…TOR D T.J. Brodie
logged 107 points (20-87-107) in 170 GP for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit from 2006-09…TOR G Jack Campbell is a Port Huron native who played for the
U.S. NTDP from 2008-10…TOR F Auston Matthews skated for the NTDP from 2013-15 prior to turning pro…TOR G Petr Mrazek was DET’s 5th
choice (141st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and made 166 appearances for the club from 2013-18…Mrazek also won a Calder Cup title with the
AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013…TOR F William Nylander is the son of Michael Nylander, who tallied 18 points (2-16-18) in 24 GP for the AHL’s
Grand Rapids Griffins in 2009-10…TOR F Jason Spezza made his pro debut with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2002 Calder Cup
playoffs…TOR head coach Sheldon Keefe had 12 points (7-5-12) in 13 GP for the IHL’s Detroit Vipers in 2000-01…TOR asst. coach Spencer Carbery
was head coach of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in 2016-17…TOR goaltending coach Steve Briere appeared in 21 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Storm in
2001-02…TOR president Brendan Shanahan won 3 Stanley Cup championships in DET and amassed 633 points (309-324-633) in 716 GP for the club
from 1996-06.
Jan. 28 at PIT – 3-2 W
DET edged PIT in a shootout to improve to 19-19-6 overall…DET is 2-1 this season in games decided in a shootout…DET has at least a point in 4 of its
last 5 road games (2-1-2)…The result is DET’s 1st win at PIT since 2/19/17…Calvin Pickard made his 1st start of the season and stopped 36-of-38
shots to earn his 1st win since recording back-to-back victories on 3/27-3/28/21 vs. CBJ…Givani Smith opened the scoring with his 3rd goal of the
season…Filip Zadina gave DET a 2-1 lead with his 5th goal of the season and 3rd PPG…Lucas Raymond netted the lone goal in the shootout, which
Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes
marked his 1st career shootout goal…Raymond became the 2nd rookie in DET history to score a shootout-deciding goal, joining Evgeny Svechnikov
(4/3/17 vs. OTT)…DET is 14-0-2 this season when ahead after 40 minutes.

  • Dylan Larkin was named an NHL All-Star for the 2nd time in his career, earning a spot on the Atlantic Division squad for the 1st time since his rookie
    year in 2015-16.
  • Has logged 6 points (4-2-6) in his last 6 games, and 16 points (10-6-16) in 15 games since 12/14 vs. NYI.
  • Scored his 7th career OTG on 1/17 at BUF. Only 4 players have recorded more with DET: Sergei Fedorov (12), Brendan Shanahan (9), Steve
    Yzerman (9) and Pavel Datsyuk (8).
  • Tyler Bertuzzi became the 1st DET player to reach the 20-goal mark in 35-or-fewer games since Henrik Zetterberg in 2007-08 (21-19-40 in 28 GP).
  • Has recorded 10 points (3-7-10) in his last 6 games and 14 points (5-9-14) in 9 contests since 1/9 at ANA.
  • Notched 6 multi-point games in his last 11 outings since 1/4 vs. SJ.
  • Scored 11 goals in his last 15 games dating back to 12/16 at CAR.
  • Lucas Raymond ranks among the NHL rookie leaders with 11 goals (3rd), 23 assists (T1st), 34 points (1st), 3 PPG (T1st), 9 PPP (2nd) and 90 shots
  • Moritz Seider ranks among the NHL’s top rookie d-men with 4 goals (2nd), 23 assists (1st), 27 points (1st), 1 PPG (T1st), 12 PPP (1st), 2 OTG (1st), 2
    GWG (T1st), 90 shots (1st) and 22:33 TOI (1st).
  • Alex Nedeljkovic paces all NHL rookie goalies with 12 wins.
  • DET tops the NHL in rookie scoring with 66 points (18-48-66).
    KEEPING IT 500
  • Tonight marks Jeff Blashill’s 500th game as an NHL head coach.
  • Will become the 5th bench boss in DET history to coach 500-or-more regular season games, joining Jack Adams (964 games from 1928-47), Sid Abel
    (811 games from 1958-70), Mike Babcock (786 games from 2006-15) and Scotty Bowman (701 games from 1994-02).
  • Should Gemel Smith and Givani Smith play in the same game, they would be the 1st set of brothers to skate together for DET since Frank and Peter
    Mahovlich did so on 3/30/69 at CHI.
  • To date, 9 sets of brothers have played at least 1 game together for DET.
  • Blashill is 1 game from 500 as an NHL head coach
  • Suter is 1 game from 100 and 3 points from 50
  • Zadina is 1 point from 50
  • Leddy is 2 points from 350
    Jan. 29, 2004 – Steve Yzerman picked up an assist for his 1,702nd career point, moving past Mario Lemieux into 6th place on the NHL’s all-time scoring
    list in a 5-2 win vs. NJ.
    Most Goals: 4, Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most Assists: 3, Raymond, Nov. 6 at BUF; Larkin, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most Points: 4, Larkin, Dec. 18 vs. NJ; Bertuzzi, Nov. 6 at BUF/Oct. 14 vs. TB; Raymond, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most SOG: 8, Larkin, Jan. 13 vs. WPG; Bertuzzi, Nov. 27 vs. BUF
    Most PIM: 20, Smith, Jan. 4 vs. SJ
    Most TOI: 27:47, Hronek, Jan. 9 at ANA
    Most Hits: 8, Erne, Nov. 13 vs. MTL
    Most Blocked Shots: 6, Lindstrom, Oct. 23 at MTL
    Most Saves: 41, Nedeljkovic, Nov. 30 at BOS/Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Longest Goal Streak: 3, Larkin, Dec. 14-18/Nov. 13-16
    Longest Assist Streak: 5, Bertuzzi, Jan. 15-26; Seider, Oct. 23-30
    Longest Point Streak: 7, Larkin, Nov. 13-27
    Longest Win Streak – Overall: 5, Nov. 24-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 2, Oct. 24-27
    Longest Winless Streak – Overall: 4, three times (MR: Jan. 8-13) / Home: 2, three times (MR: Jan. 21-pres.) / Road: 6, Dec. 9-Jan. 11
    Longest Point Streak – Overall: 6, Nov. 20-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 3, Jan. 9-17.
  • The AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins (15-14-5-2) lost 4-1 to Chicago on Friday at Allstate Arena. Matt Berry (2) scored for the Griffins while Victor
    Brattstrom made a season-high 36 saves. Next Game: Jan. 29 at Milwaukee.
    Most GF, Game 6, three times (MR: Jan. 4 vs. SJ) 8, Jan. 26 vs. CHI
    Fewest GF, Game 0, five times (MR: Jan. 13 vs. WPG) 0, Jan. 15 vs. BUF
    Most GF, Period 4, twice, (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd) 4, three times (MR: Jan 26 vs. CHI, 3rd)
    Most SOG, Game 45, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ 48, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG, Period 22, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 1st 27, Jan. 8 at LA, 1st
    Fewest SOG, Game 15, Nov. 4 at BOS 22, Jan. 15 vs. BUF
    Fewest SOG, Period 2, Jan. 8 at LA, 1st 3, twice (MR: Dec. 4 vs. NYI, 1st)
    Most PPG, Game 2, twice (MR: Jan. 15 vs. BUF) 3, twice (MR: Nov. 4 at BOS)
    Most PIM, Game 38, Jan. 4 vs. SJ 25, Jan. 4 vs. SJ
    Fewest PIM, Game 2, six times (MR: Dec. 16 at CAR) 0, Nov. 24 vs. STL
    Fastest Consec. Goals
    0:37, Jan. 4 vs. SJ, shorthanded
    (Suter, Bertuzzi)
    0:10, Nov. 11 vs. WSH
    (Orlov, Eller)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Game
    0:16, Nov. 6 at BUF
    2:05, Dec. 16 at CAR
    Fastest Goal, Start of Period
    0:13, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 3rd
    0:17, Oct. 30 at TOR, 3rd
    DET recorded a shutout 1/15/22, 4-0 vs. BUF (Nedeljkovic) 4/27/21, 0-1 at CBJ (Greiss)
    DET was shutout 1/13/22, 3-0 vs. WPG (Hellebuyck) 1/8/22, 4-0 at LA (Petersen)
    DET scored in OT
    12/4/21, Seider vs. NYI
    1/17/22, Larkin at BUF (Dell)
    Opp. scored in OT
    1/21/22, Hintz vs. DAL
    1/11/22, Couture at SJ
    DET had a hat trick 12/18/21, Larkin vs. NJ 10/24/21, Raymond at CHI
    Opp. had a hat trick 1/26/22, Strome vs. CHI 12/9/21, Walker at STL
    DET player had 4 goals 10/14/21, Bertuzzi vs. TB 12/2/95, Kozlov at MTL
    Opp. player had 4 goals 4/2/09, Backes vs. STL 11/4/21, Bergeron at BOS
    DET player had 5 goals 12/26/96, Fedorov vs. WSH 2/2/11, Franzen at OTT
    Opp. player had 5 goals Never 2/2/77, I. Turnbull at TOR
    DET player had penalty shot
    2/14/19, Athanasiou vs. OTT
    (Nilsson, goal)
    11/15/18, Rasmussen at OTT
    (Anderson, save)
    Opp. player had penalty shot
    4/8/21, Arvidsson vs. NSH
    (Greiss, goal)
    2/11/20, Sheary at BUF
    (Bernier, save)
    DET player scored SHG 1/4/22, Bertuzzi vs. SJ 1/17/22, Namestnikov at BUF
    DET player scored 2 SHGs 12/31/09, Helm vs. COL 10/10/02, Maltby at S

Wizards suspend Isaiah Todd one game for “conduct detrimental to the team” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

He is currently assigned to the G-League.

Wizards suspend Isaiah Todd one game for “conduct detrimental to the team” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Linus Ullmark backstops B’s to a difficult win over Coyotes — Boston Herald

In some respects, Linus Ullmark has been the forgotten man in the Bruins’ fluid goaltending picture, if that can ever be the case for a player in the first year of a four-year, $20 million contract. There’s a section of the fandom who perceive Tuukka Rask as the returning savior. Another large contingent whats presumed…

Linus Ullmark backstops B’s to a difficult win over Coyotes — Boston Herald


TORONTO MARLIES (19-12-2-1 – 41 Points) vs.
BELLEVILLE SENATORS (15-17-0-0 – 30 Points)





Toronto: J. Blandisi (3) (Unassisted), J. Blandisi (4) (M. Hollowell, A. Steeves), B. McMann (10) (M. Abramov), A. Suomela (7) (B. Seney, C. Krys), R. Chyzowski (5) EN (J. Blandisi)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (31/32)  

Belleville: M. Wedman (6) (M. Hoelscher, C. Wilkie)
Goaltender: M. Sogaard (29/33)   


  • Joseph Blandisi opened the scoring unassisted at 15:34 of the first period and added his second goal of the period at 18:28. He later added the lone assist on Chyzowski’s empty net goal. He has points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games. Blandisi has 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies this season. His second goal of the game was his 200th career professional point.
  • Bobby McMann scored at 1:49 of the second period. He has 13 points (10 goals, 3 assists) in 25 games this season.
  • Antti Suomela scored at 9:10 of the third period. He has goals (2) in consecutive games. Suomela has 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in 17 games this season.
  • Ryan Chyzowski scored on the empty net at 18:46 of the third period. He has five goals in 17 games this season.
  • Mac Hollowell recorded the primary assist on Blandisi’s second goal of the first period. He has set a career-high in assists (10). He has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) in 21 games this season.
  • Alex Steeves picked up the secondary assist on Blandisi’s second goal of the first period. He has 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in 23 games this season.
  • Mikhail Abramov had the lone assist on McMann’s second period goal. He has 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) through 34 games this season.
  • Brett Seney recorded the primary assist on Suomela’s third period goal. He has points (1-3-4) in consecutive games.
  • Chad Krys registered the secondary assist on Suomela’s third period goal.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced.


  • This was Rich Clune’s 700th career professional game (139 NHL games, 561 AHL games). He’s appeared in 223 games for the Marlies and 19 games with the Maple Leafs.
  • Toronto went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 7-5-1-1 when not scoring on the power play and 11-6-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had 34-32 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 6-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 10-7-1-1 against North Division opponents and 6-1-0-0 against the Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 29-13. Toronto has held Belleville to two or less goals in each of their seven games this season.

Scoring first                            
Leading after 1                        10-1-2-1
Leading after 2                         14-1-2-1
On the Road                            10-7-1-0
Friday                                      4-2-0-0
*Amongst active players

Goals               13 
(J. Anderson, B. Seney)
Assists            23 (J. Duszak)
Points              30 (B. Seney)
PPG                 4 (J. Anderson)
Shots               74 (B. Seney)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                55 (R. Clune)



On tonight’s game:

We had to weather a storm at the start. They usually come out strong in their building. They also haven’t played a game in awhile so, they had a lot of energy. They’ve been sitting resting. Källgren did a really good job of holding us in and letting us get our legs. We got through some special teams and then those two quick goals turned things for us. We started to find our game and the team did a really good job of building and keeping the momentum as the game went on.

On Rich Clune’s 700th career professional game:

It’s special. I also played against him back in the day. For anyone to string along a career for this long regardless of level, regardless of anything. The determination, the discipline, the consistency that he’s fought through on the ice and off the ice. He’s just a really impressive person. I feel fortunate to be able to know him, to be able to work with him. I know our team values him big time with the things that he brings to the group. I’m just really proud and happy for him.


On his second goal and 200th career professional point:

Just a good passing play. Lots of good line mates to play with on this team. You find that open ice and some guy will find you. I told Mac that that pass impressed me. I didn’t think he’d have seen me there. It was a pretty good gift from him.

On keeping the lead in the final 40 minutes:
Just staying relentless with it. We’ve got great leadership in our dressing room. Even after that first 20, we weren’t too happy with it. We know how to calm the guys down and give our best effort for the next 40.


On his milestone:

Any game that I can get into is a gift. I’m just really grateful to do it here with Toronto and especially this team, this year. It’s a lot of fun. I’m grateful. It’s been a hell of a ride. I love it.


*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 2 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
February 3 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
February 5 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
February 16 vs. Belleville – 11:00 a.m.
February 18 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.