PENGUINS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Pittsburgh: Third of Three
2021-22 Record vs. Pittsburgh: 0-2-0
Toronto Season Record: 31-12-3
Toronto Home Record: 17-4-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
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 6 at Seattle 2

LAST GAME
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
TOR Goals: Kerfoot, Bunting, Kaše, Marner, Kämpf, Muzzin
SEA Goals: Jarnkrok, McCann
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 23/25, .920 SV%
SEA Goaltender: Grubauer, 8/11, .727 SV% – Driedger, 11/14, .786 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-4
Team Notes:

  • With his second period goal, Mitch Marner recorded the 400th point of
    his NHL career.
  • David Kämpf posted the second shorthanded goal of his NHL career.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the first multi-point game of his NHL career (2A).
  • NEXT GAME
    Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
    Opponent: vs. St. Louis Blues
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
  • ALL-TIME VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:
    First Matchup between Clubs: December 13, 1967 (Toronto 1 vs. Pittsburgh 2)
    All-Time Record: 84-82-17-7 (190 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 47-33-11-3 (94 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 37-49-6-4 (96 Games)
    Last Home Win vs. Opponent: February 20, 2020 (Toronto 4 vs. Pittsburgh 0)
    Record in Last Five Games: 1-4-0
    Record in Last 10 Games: 4-6-0
  • ACTIVE LEADERS VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:
    Games Played: John Tavares (51), Jason Spezza (50), Wayne Simmonds (42)
    Goals: Jason Spezza (20), Wayne Simmonds (13), John Tavares (11)
    Assists: Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (24), Wayne Simmonds (12)
    Points: Jason Spezza (53), John Tavares (35), Wayne Simmonds (25)
    Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (57), Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (12)
  • 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
    Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .707 3.59 2.70 31.5% 83.9% 34.7 30.4 56.0%
    Pittsburgh .700 3.34 2.54 22.2% 87.7% 34.6 30.2 50.8%
  • THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
    Power Play: 41/130 (31.5%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 12 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 22 – Matthews (12G, 10A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
    Penalty Kill: 109/130 (83.9%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Marner, Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 3 – Marner (2G, 1A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
  • FAST FACTS
    Thursday games 6th of 13 (9 home, 4 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 7 of 13
    Record in first game of back-to-back 4-2-1
    Record in second game of back-to-back 3-4-0
    February games 6th of 12 (4 home, 8 road)
    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
    Mitch Marner Eight games away from 400 career NHL games played
    Jake Muzzin Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
    Wayne Simmonds Nine games away from 1,000 career NHL games played
  • 2021-22 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
    Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Jan. 31, 2022 vs. NJD
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Feb. 14, 2022 at SEA
    Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    William Nylander Skated in his 400th career NHL game, Feb. 1, 2022 at NJD
    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
  • With his second period goal, Mitch Marner recorded the 400th point of
    his NHL career.
  • David Kämpf posted the second shorthanded goal of his NHL career.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the first multi-point game of his NHL career (2A).

PENGUINS

LAST 2 GAMES:
Feb. 15: Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 – PPG Paints Arena
PIT Goals: Crosby (PP), Simon, Guentzel (PP), Ruhwedel, Letang
Multiple Points: Crosby (1G-1A), Letang (1G-1A)
Goalie: DeSmith (23 saves, 27 shots)
Key Stats: Sidney Crosby became the 46th player in NHL history to record 500 NHL goals and Kris Letang’s overtime winner capped off a two-goal
comeback win.
PP: 2-4
PK: 4-4
Feb. 13: Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 2 – Prudential Center
PIT Goals: Matheson, Rust, Boyle, Guentzel (EN)
Multiple Points: Boyle (1G-1A), Matheson (1G-1A), Rust (1G-1A), Crosby (2A)
Goalie: Jarry (28 saves, 30 shots)
Key Stats: Pittsburgh extended its win streak to three games and claimed first place in the Metropolitan Division.
PP: 0-3
PK: 2-2
INJURIES
Position, Player, Status (Consecutive Games Missed, Total Games Missed)
F Drew O’Connor, upper-body (13 consecutive, 16 total)
F Jason Zucker, lower-body (12 consecutive, 19 total)
G Louis Domingue, lower-body (12 consecutive, 12 total)
F Teddy Blueger, upper-body (9 consecutive, 10 total)
2021-22 Total Regular-Season Man-Games Lost: 187
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Feb. 11 – F Michael Chaput and F Valtteri Puustinen re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).
Feb. 6 – F Michael Chaput and F Valtteri Puustinen recalled from WBS (AHL).
Feb. 6 – F Evgeni Malkin added to the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol List.
Feb. 2 – F Kasper Bjorkqvist, F Michael Chaput, D Juuso Riikola and D P.O Joseph re-assigned to WBS.
TONIGHT’S GAME
-The Penguins hit the road for a brief stop as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena (TV: AT&T Sportsnet; Radio: 105.9 The X).
-Pittsburgh is looking to sweep the season series with Toronto for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign when they went 3-0-0 versus them.
-Pittsburgh is outscoring Toronto 9-1 in two games this season.
-The Penguins enter tonight’s game with points versus the Maple Leafs in four of their last five games (4-1-0).
-Following tonight’s game, the Penguins will play four-straight, and five of their next six games, against divisional opponents.
QUICK HITS
1) No team has scored more power play goals than the Penguins (20) since Jan. 1. Only Toronto (33.3%) has a better power play percentage than
Pittsburgh’s 31.1% in 2022.
2) Kris Letang has 10 points (1G-9A) in his last 10 games against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
3) Since the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s power play ranks second-best (13/49, 26.5%) against the Toronto Maple Leafs behind only Washington’s
(15/49, 30.6%).
4) Tristan Jarry is 4-1-0 with a 2.20 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in six career games against the Maple Leafs. His .929 save
percentage against Toronto is tied for first among all active goaltenders (min. 5 GP).
5) John Marino (8) and Mike Matheson (6) rank first and second in the league in penalties drawn among defensemen since Jan. 16.


PENGUINS vs. MAPLE LEAFS:
Pittsburgh’s All-Time Record vs. Maple Leafs: 89-77-24
In Pittsburgh: 53-35-8
In Toronto: 36-42-16
OT Record vs. Maple Leafs: 8-7-4
Shootout Record vs. Maple Leafs: 5-1
2021-22 Results: Pittsburgh is 2-0-0.
Penguins All-Time Point Leaders vs. MAPLE LEAFS:
Mario Lemieux – 33GP, 71 PTS (31G-40A)
Evgeni Malkin – 39GP, 64 PTS (22G-42A)
Sidney Crosby – 46GP, 63 PTS (28G-35A)
TEAM NOTES:
SIMPLY SID-SATIONAL
Sidney Crosby scored his 500th NHL goal on Tuesday night against Philadelphia. In doing so, he became the second active player (Alex Ovechkin),
and the 46th player in NHL history, to record 500 career regular-season goals.
Crosby enters tonight’s game riding a seven-game point streak (3G-9A) and has points in 12 of his last 14 games (9G-13A), seven of which have been
multi-point efforts. Since this stretch began on Jan. 15, Crosby is tied with Toronto’s Mitch Marner for most second-most points in the NHL:
Points Leaders Since Jan. 15
Player GP G A PTS
Johnny Gaudreau 13 5 19 24
Sidney Crosby 14 9 13 22
Mitch Marner 11 11 11 22
Matthew Tkachuk 13 7 15 22
Crosby also has points in each of his last six road games (5G-5A).
POINT STREAKIN’
Tonight’s game features three of the league’s longest active point streaks, as Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel are both riding seven-game point
streaks entering tonight’s game, while Toronto’s Auston Matthews (8 games) has the NHL’s longest active point streak:
Player GP G A PTS
Auston Matthews 8 7 9 16
Johnny Gaudreau 8 4 8 12
Elias Lindholm 8 7 6 13
Sidney Crosby 7 3 9 12
Jake Guentzel 7 4 7 11
Guentzel has been one Pittsburgh’s of the most consistent skaters this season. Dating back to Nov. 13, he has been held off the scoresheet in just four
of his last 33 games, and he has points in all but one road game that he’s played in this season (22GP, 17G-14A).
ROAD WARRIORS
The Penguins have been the NHL’s best team on the road in 2021-22 as they enter tonight’s game with a 17-5-3 road record. The team’s 17 road wins,
37 road points, .740 road points percentage and 2.24 road goals-against per games are all tops in the NHL, while their 84 goals for away from home are
tied for fourth most.
Pittsburgh has won six-consecutive road games (6-0-0) dating back to Jan. 15 and with a win tonight can tie the longest road winning streak in the NHL
this season (Toronto, 7GP; Vegas, 7GP). A win tonight would also tie the second-longest road winning streak in franchise history:
Longest Road Winning Streaks in Franchise History
Streak Season Road Win Streak Dates
8 Games 2015-16 Mar. 11-Apr. 7, 2016
7 Games 2009-10 Oct. 3-Nov. 3, 2009
7 Games 2010-11 Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 2010
6 Games* 2021-22 Jan. 15, 2022-Present
6 Games Three Times N/A
KRIS IS CLUTCH
With his overtime winner on Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Kris Letang now has the most overtime points by a defenseman in NHL history (30). It
also marked his eighth-career overtime goal tying him for fifth most in NHL history among defensemen.
All-Time Overtime Points Among Defensemen
Player OTP
Kris Letang* 30
Erik Karlsson* 29
Nicklas Lindstrom 26
Tomas Kaberle 25
Duncan Keith* 25
Brent Burns* 25
*Active
Letang’s 45 points (6G-39A) are fifth most among NHL defensemen this season, and he is one assist shy of hitting the 40 assist plateau for the sixth
time in his career.

CROSBY IN CANADA
This season, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has played seven games in his home country, recording two goals, five assists and seven points, helping
Pittsburgh to 5-1-1 record in those games. Overall, Crosby thrives when playing Canada, as he’s picked up points in 18 of his last 22 games in Canadian
cities. In those 18 games which date back to Nov. 4, 2017 in Vancouver, Crosby has tallied 28 points (11G-17A).
In 23 career road games against the Maple Leafs, he has 13 goals, 13 assists and 26 points.
MALKIN VS. THE LEAFS

Evgeni Malkin has made a habit of turning in big performances against the Toronto Maple Leafs over the course of his career. In 39 games, Malkin has
22 goals, 42 assists and 64 points. He has been held scoreless against Toronto only seven times in his career, and has recorded three or more points
10 times. In the 18 games that he’s recorded multiple points versus the Maple Leafs, the Penguins are 13-4-1. Malkin’s 1.64 points-per-game average is
his highest against any team:
Team GP G A PTS PTS/GM
Toronto 39 22 42 64 1.64
Detroit 22 11 21 32 1.45
Winnipeg 36 20 32 52 1.44
Arizona 19 7 19 26 1.37
Nashville 14 6 13 19 1.36
Malkin is quickly closing in on Mario Lemieux’s franchise record for points against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 33 career games, Lemeiux recorded 71
points (31G-40A).
GAME-WINNING GURUS
Evgeni Malkin tallied his 74th career game-winning goal in his season debut. His next game-winner will surpass Mario Lemieux for sole possession of
second place on the team’s all-time game-winning goals list, while Sidney Crosby sits one game-winner shy of a three-way tie for second place:
Player GWGs
Jaromir Jagr 78
Evgeni Malkin 74
Mario Lemieux 74
Sidney Crosby 73
Jean Pronovost 42
PENGUINS COACH’S CHALLENGE
2021-22: 4-for-4, 100%
Last Challenge: (W) Feb. 1, 2022 – Call overturned; Capitals skater Nic Dowd impared Tristan Jarry’s ability to make a save, therefore no goal for
Washington.
All-Time (since 2015-16): 23-for-45, 51.1% (Interference: 11-for-26, 42.3%; Offsides: 12-for-19, 63.2%)
2021-22 PENS’ MULTIPLE-GOAL GAME LEADERS
Name Total 2G 3G 4G
Bryan Rust 5 4 1 0
Jake Guentzel 4 3 1 0
Jeff Carter 3 3 0 0
Evan Rodrigues 2 1 1 0
Sidney Crosby 1 0 1 0
Kasperi Kapanen 1 0 1 0
Teddy Blueger 1 1 0 0
Danton Heinen 1 1 0 0
Kris Letang 1 1 0 0
Evgeni Malkin 1 1 0 0
Mike Matheson 1 1 0 0
Drew O’Connor 1 1 0 0
Jason Zucker 1 1 0 0
2021-22 PENS’ OVERTIME POINT LEADERS
Name G A PTS
Kris Letang 2 2 4
Jeff Carter 1 1 2
Jake Guentzel 1 0 1
Sidney Crosby 0 1 1
2021-22 REGULAR-SEASON SPECIAL TEAMS BREAKDOWN
Power Play
Overall: 33-149, 22.1%
5-on-4: 29-143, 20.3%
5-on-3: 3-9, 33.3%
4-on-3: 1-3, 33.3%
Penalty Kill
Overall: 106-121, 87.6%
5-on-4: 103-117, 88.0%
5-on-3: 1-2, 50.0%
4-on-3: 3-3, 100.0%
MILESTONES WATCH
F Bryan Rust 8 games from 400
F Brock McGinn 8 games from 400
MILESTONES ACHIEVED
F Sidney Crosby recorded his 500th NHL goal on Feb. 15, 2022 vs. Philadelphia.
D Chad Ruhwedel skated in his 200th game with Pittsburgh on Feb. 15, 2022 vs. Philadelphia.
F Zach Aston-Reese skated in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 8, 2022 vs. Boston.
F Jake Guentzel recorded his 300th NHL point on Jan. 30, 2022 vs. Los Angeles


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