Toronto: B. Seney (14) (J. Anderson, F. Král), A. Steeves (16) PP (J. Duszak, J. Anderson), S. Der-Arguchintsev (10) (Unassisted), J. Anderson (18) EN, SH (A. Suomela, K. Rubīns) Goaltender: E. Källgren (22/22) W
Brett Seney opened the scoring at 3:32 of the first period. This was his fourth goal against Rochester this season.He has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Seney has 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) in 37 games with the Marlies, with 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists) collected in the first period.
Alex Steeves scored on the power play at 5:19 of the third period. He has points (3-4-7) in four consecutive games. Steeves had a career-high eight shots on goal.
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored unassisted at 11:31 of the third period. He has 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 38 games this season.
Joey Anderson scored shorthanded on the empty net at 18:35 of the third period. He earlier recorded the primary assist on Seney’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Steeves’ third period goal. In his last seven games, he has 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists). This was his fifth three-point game of the season.
Filip Král registered the secondary assist on Seney’s first period goal. He has 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) in 39 games with the Marlies this season.
Joseph Duszak picked up the primary assist on Steeves’ third period power play goal. He has points (2-5-7) in his last seven games.
Antti Suomela had the primary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. He has 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists) in 25 games with the Marlies.
Kristiāns Rubīns recorded the secondary assist on Anderson’s third period goal.
Erik Källgren stopped all 22 shots he faced. This was his first career AHL shutout.
This was Toronto’s first shutout of the season.
Toronto has recorded four or more goals in 26 games (21-2-2-1) this season.
Toronto went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 18-9-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 12-7-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
Toronto had a 40-22 edge in shots in all situations. Alex Steeves led the Marlies with eight shots on goal. Toronto is 9-3-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
The Marlies are 14-9-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-0 against the Americans. Toronto has outscored Rochester 16-10 through four games.
Scoring first 18-1-1-1 Leading after 1 13-1-2-1 Leading after 2 18-1-2-1 On the road 12-8-1-0 February 5-2-1-0 Saturday 8-4-2-0
It was a good 60-minute effort. Good energy, good start. We built momentum, got stronger as the game went on in terms of managing the puck and not giving them turnovers in transition towards our net.
OnKällgren’s shutout: He was great today. That’s back-to-back games in this barn where he’s done a really good job shutting the door. I don’t know if the shutout has been on the mind for anyone. I’m sure for him as any goalie is looking to get their first and even to this point, he probably deserves a shutout prior to this one. There were a couple of games here and there where we had some leads and we didn’t shut the door the way we should in the third period. He’s been really patient, he’s been working really hard. The consistency and the calmness in which he plays gives our team a lot of confidence.
JOEY ANDERSON (1 GOAL, 2 ASSISTS)
On today’s game: Today was an awesome effort by everyone. Right out of the gate, we were physical. (Källgren) played great in the back end. We were simple with the puck. Like I said, I think this is the most physical game we’ve played and it’s just awesome that guys stepped up today. There wasn’t a guy out there that wasn’t carrying his weight. It was a complete 60-minutes from us today. It was really awesome for us to be able to help (Källgren) get that shutout today. It’s something we can build off of as a group.
ERIK KÄLLGREN (FIRST CAREER AHL SHUTOUT)
On his first shutout and whether he had thought about it this season:
You think about it. I think about it. You want to get the one. I’m not going to lie to you. We’ve been close a couple times before but of course we get the win and that’s the most important thing but to get that shutout is nice.
On the team’s performance in front of him: We were very solid defensively. A couple of guys made some really big plays defensively. That obviously helps a lot. I think they had 11 shots for the last two periods. That definitely helps me. This is a team win and you can’t get a shutout without the team.
UPCOMING GAMES: *All times Eastern Standard Time
February 27 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m. March 2 vs. Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. March 5 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m. March 6 at Cleveland – 12:00 p.m. March 8 vs. Providence – 3:00 p.m.
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GAME #59 – TORONTO RAPTORS (32-26) at ATLANTA HAWKS (28-31) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – STATE FARM ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO
INJURY REPORT AT 5:30 P.M.
07:30 (ET) TOR@ATL
Atlanta Hawks Collins, John Out Injury/Illness – Right Foot; Strain Cooper, Sharife Out G League – Two-Way Hunter, De’Andre Probable Injury/Illness – Illness; Illness Knox II, Kevin Questionable Injury/Illness – Non-covid; Illness Williams, Lou Out Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Discomfort
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture Bonga, Isaac Out G League – On Assignment Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way Siakam, Pascal Questionable Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-COVID VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Soreness
• The Toronto Raptors (32-26) continue a three-game road trip Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks (28-31) at State Farm Arena. Tonight marks the third of four meetings between the two teams this season, with Toronto winning the first two. The Raptors are shooting .556 (35-63) from beyond the arc, while holding the Hawks to .344 (21-61) shooting, in the first two games. Pascal Siakam is averaging a team-high 29.0 points, while Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 25.0 points against Atlanta this season. The Raptors have won seven of their last eight games in Atlanta, dating back to the 2017-2018 season. • Toronto dropped a 125-93 decision to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. The Raptors have lost three of the last four games (Feb. 12-25), after a season-long eight game winning streak (Jan. 29 – Feb. 10). Toronto is 8-3 (.727) on the second night of a back-to-back this season, after going 3-13 last year. The Raptors are currently in the middle of a schedule that will see the team play six games in eight days (Feb. 25 – Mar. 4), for the first time since March 10-17, 2012. • Scottie Barnes scored a career-high 28 points (13-18 FG, 2-2 FT) and added five rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes Friday night in Charlotte. Barnes became just the fourth rookie in franchise history to record 25+ points and shoot 70 percent or better from the field, joining Vince Carter, Terence Davis and Charlie Villanueva. Barnes, along with Damon Stoudamire, are the only two rookies in franchise history to record 700+ points and 150+ assists through their first 50 games played. Barnes currently leads all rookies in minutes (35.4), ranks third in rebounds (7.4) and fifth in both points (14.7) and assists (3.3). • Fred VanVleet has scored 20+ points in seven of eight games played during the month of February, averaging 20.3 points and shooting .442 (34-77) from three-point range during this span. He sat out Feb. 10 at Houston with left groin soreness and Feb. 16 at Minnesota with a right knee contusion. VanVleet has made 203 threes this season – third most in a season in Raptors history; behind only Kyle Lowry (238 in 2017-18 & 212 in 2015-16). VanVleet has connected on 5+ threes in a franchise record 18 games this season. • Pascal Siakam is currently averaging 21.6 points, and career highs of 8.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists, in 45 games this season. He is one of just seven players in the NBA averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, James Harden, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic and Dejounte Murray. No Raptor has averaged 20-8-5 for an entire season. SECOND GAME OF A BACK-TO-BACK SET (8-3) FG% 3PT% FT% REB AST STL BLK TO PTS RAPTORS .468 .396 .738 44.6 23.0 8.3 5.4 14.3 113.0 OPPONENT .453 .328 .772 43.5 24.7 7.5 5.4 15.2 107.6
PROBABLE STARTERS F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4
MIN: 35.4 REB: 7.4 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.0 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 14.7 • Scored a career-high 28 points (13-18 FG, 2-2 FT) Feb. 25 at Charlotte; added five rebounds in 32 minutes. • Leads all rookies in minutes (35.4), ranks third in rebounds (7.4), and fifth in both points (14.7) and assists (3.3). • Has scored 20+ points 11 times – the most by a Raptors rookie since Charlie Villanueva (12) in 2005-06. F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43
MIN: 37.6 REB: 8.5 AST: 5.1 STL: 1.3 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 21.6 • Tallied eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte. • Averaging 23.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and shooting .537 (94-175) from the field through 10 games in February. • Leads the Raptors with 18 double-doubles – has matched his single-season career-high set in 2018-19. C – KHEM BIRCH #24
MIN: 18.7 REB: 4.5 AST: 1.2 STL: 0.8 TO: 0.6 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 4.9 • Contributed one point, four rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte. • Averaging 6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 19.7 minutes in nine starts this season. • Has scored in double figures three times (Last: 10 – Nov. 19 at Sacramento). G – GARY TRENT JR. #33
MIN: 34.8 REB: 2.7 AST: 1.9 STL: 1.9 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 18.4 • Recorded 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte. • Tied for second in the NBA in steals per game (1.86) and ranks fifth in total deflections (168). • Averaging 20.9 points and shooting .430 (34-79) from three-point range through 10 games in February. G – FRED VANVLEET #23
MIN: 38.2 REB: 4.5 AST: 6.9 STL: 1.6 TO: 2.7 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 21.3 • Recorded eight points, four assists and a season high-tying two blocks in 29 minutes Feb. 25 at Charlotte. • Ranks second in the NBA in total deflections (196) and three-pointers made (203), and 10th in steals (82). • Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.2) – has logged 40+ minutes in 17 games this season.
INJURY REPORT OG Anunoby (Right Hand; Ring Finger – Fracture) – Out Isaac Bonga (G League – On Assignment) – Out David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
GAME DETAILS Opponent: Atlanta Hawks Date: Saturday, February 26 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: State Farm Arena Television: TSN Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto SERIES RECAP VS. ATLANTA OVERALL HOME ROAD 2021-22 2-0 1-0 1-0 ALL-TIME 49-48 25-23 24-25 STREAKS Won 2 Won 1 Won 1 LAST WIN: Feb. 4, 2022 (125-114) LAST ROAD WIN: Jan. 31, 2022 (106-100) LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +44 (Dec. 3, 2016) LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -31 (Dec. 2, 2009) LAST TIME VS. ATLANTA GAME 51 – FEBRUARY 4, 2022 TORONTO 125, ATLANTA 114 TORONTO — Pascal Siakam matched his season high with 33 points, Fred VanVleet had 26 points and 11 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 125-114 for their fifth straight victory … The Raptors also beat the Hawks 106-100 in Atlanta on Monday night, with the Hawks’ only two losses in the last 10 games coming against Toronto … Siakam scored 21 points in the first quarter … Gary Trent Jr. scored 19 points, Scottie Barnies had 16, Chris Boucher 11 and Precious Achiuwa 10 … De’Andre Hunter and John Collins each scored 23 points for Atlanta, Trae Young had 22 points and 13 assists, and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 18 points … Both teams were playing the second night of a back-to-back … Toronto played its fifth game in seven days … Young shot 9 for 20 against Toronto and went 0 for 4 from 3-point range … Atlanta missed 19 of its first 24 attempts before four straight 3-pointers in the final quarter helped close the gap to five points, 115-110, with 4:11 remaining … Young’s jump shot with 3:26 left cut the gap to three, but Barnes scored a layup and Trent hit a corner 3 to put Toronto up by eight, 120-112, with 1:56 left. 1 2 3 4 TOT ATLANTA 28 31 27 28 114 TORONTO 39 21 36 29 12
NEXT GAME DETAILS Opponent: Brooklyn Nets Date: Monday, February 28 Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET) Venue: Barclays Center Television: TSN Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto SERIES RECAP VS. BROOKLYN OVERALL HOME ROAD 2021-22 0-2 0-1 0-1 ALL-TIME 58-44 34-17 24-27 STREAKS Lost 3 Lost 2 Lost 1 LAST WIN: Apr. 21, 2021 (114-103) LAST ROAD WIN: Feb. 5, 2021 (123-117) LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +37 (Nov 2, 2007) LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -25 (Jan. 15, 1996) LAST TIME VS. BROOKLYN GAME 28 – DECEMBER 14, 2021 BROOKLYN 131, TORONTO 129 (OT) NEW YORK — Patty Mills made a 3 to force overtime, Kevin Durant had 34 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 131-129 … Durant was upgraded from questionable just before the game because Brooklyn has seven players in the NBA’s health and safety protocol … He responded with his 14th triple-double of his career … Brooklyn won its third straight, with Mills adding 30 points … The Nets also got 17 from Kessler Edwards, 16 from Nic Claxton and 13 from Blake Griffin … The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Toronto (13-15) … Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 31 … Gary Trent Jr. and Pascal Siakam each finished with 25 … Scottie Barnes had 23, but missed what would have been a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3 in overtime … Trailing by 10 entering the third quarter, Toronto outscored Brooklyn 44- 25 to take a 100-91 advantage going into the fourth … But Brooklyn outscored Toronto 26-11 over the first 7:18 of the fourth quarter, regaining the lead … It didn’t last. Barnes knocked down two 3s to tie the game, and Trent made a 3 with 1:21 left to give the Raptors a 120-117 lead … That held until Mills’ 3 with 13 seconds left forced overtime. 1 2 3 4 OT TOT TORONTO 32 24 44 20 9 129 BROOKLYN 33 33 25 29 11 131
ATLANTA HAWKS PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS POS # PLAYER HT. WT. G GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG FG% 3FG% FT% F 12 DE’ANDRE HUNTER 6-7 225 31 30 12.7 3.3 1.2 0.6 0.4 28.6 .442 .375 .726 F 8 DANILO GALLINARI 6-10 233 48 5 10.9 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.2 23.7 .425 .397 .905 C 15 CLINT CAPELA 6-10 240 51 50 10.8 12.2 1.4 0.7 1.4 28.1 .587 – .467 G 3 KEVIN HUERTER 6-7 190 52 38 11.6 3.2 2.8 0.6 0.4 29.1 .460 .374 .811 G 11 TRAE YOUNG 6-1 180 54 54 27.6 3.9 9.3 1.0 0.1 34.5 .452 .379 .893
S • The Hawks will face off against the Toronto Raptors for the third time this season on Saturday, 2/26, at State Farm Arena. In the team’s most recent outing against the Raptors on 2/4, Atlanta swiped a season-high tying 12 steals. Delon Wright and Bogdan Bogdanovic each recorded four steals as reserves, a season-high tying mark for Wright and a career-high tying mark for Bogdanovic. Wright and Bogdanovic became only the fifth Hawks duo since steals became an official stat (1973-74) to have 4+ steals in the same game coming off the bench, per Elias Sports. • Atlanta enters Saturday’s game having won nine of its last 11 games played at State Farm Arena. Over those 11 outings, the Hawks are averaging 120.5 PPG and 27.8 APG (.512 FG%, .402 3FG%, .811 FT%). At home this season, Atlanta’s shooting .481% from the field, third-best in the NBA and second-best in the Eastern Conference, while scoring 114.6 PPG, the third-most in the NBA and second-most in the East. • The Hawks have connected on 10-or-more three-pointers in 15 consecutive home games (since 12/22/21 vs. Orlando), tying the longest such streak in franchise history and marking the second-longest active such streak in the NBA. Atlanta has knocked down 15+ three-pointers six times during that span, averaging 14.1 3FGM in those 15 games. • In the month of February, Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 3.8 APG and 1.8 SPG in 30.1 MPG as a reserve (.479 FG%, .448 3FG%, .769 FT%). He’s scored 20-or-more points in four of his last five games, which includes a season-high 27 points on 2/24 at Chicago, and has seven games of three-or-more three-pointers in February – the most by any bench player this month. Bogdanovic ranks second amongst all bench players in the month of February in total steals (16), total points (156) and total made three-point field goals (30), while ranking tied third in total assists (34). • Against the Chicago Bulls on 2/24, Danilo Gallinari netted 26 points (10-18 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-6 FT), in addition to nine rebounds in 35 minutes. It was only the ninth time in his career Gallinari’s notched at least 26 points and nine rebounds and the first time doing so since 3/31/19 against Memphis. Gallinari has scored 25-or-more points in two of his last three games, averaging 20.7 PPG and 5.3 RPG over that time (.500 FG%, .467 3FG%, .813 FT%). • Trae Young registered his 29th points/assist double-double of the season against the Bulls on 2/24, finishing with 14 points, a game-high 10 assists and three rebounds in 37 minutes. Young’s 29 points/assist double-doubles are tied for the most such double-doubles in a single season in his career (29, 2018-19 season). It’s also tied for the fourth-most points/assist double-doubles by any Hawk in a single season in franchise history. • Clint Capela notched his 13th game of the season grabbing 15+ rebounds on 2/24 against Chicago, tallying 17 rebounds, in addition to 14 points. His 13 games of 15-or-more rebounds this season are the fourth-most in the NBA. Since the 2014-15 season, Capela has 92 games of 15+ rebounds, the fifth-most such games in the last seven season. Capela currently ranks third in the NBA in RPG, averaging 12.2 RPG per game
2021-22 Matchups vs. Detroit: Third of Four 2021-22 Record vs. Detroit: 2-0-0 Toronto Season Record: 33-14-4 Toronto Road Record: 14-9-3 TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590
RECENT TRANSACTIONS February 25, 2022 The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Nick Robertson from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). February 24, 2022 The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Kyle Clifford from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). February 21, 2022 The Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Carter Hutton from Arizona in exchange for future considerations. February 21, 2022 The San Jose Sharks claimed forward Ryan Dzingel off waivers from Toronto. February 19, 2022 The Maple Leafs acquired forward Ryan Dzingel and defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Nick Ritchie and choice of Toronto’s third-round selection in 2023 or second-round selection in 2025.
LAST GAME Score: Toronto 3 vs. Minnesota 1 Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022 TOR Goals: Matthews (2x), Kerfoot MIN Goals: Gaudreau TOR Goaltender: Mrazek, 29/30, .967 SV% MIN Goaltender: Kahkonen, 22/24, .917 SV% TOR Power Play: 0-for-2 TOR Penalty Kill: 4-for-4 Team Notes: – Auston Matthews currently leads the league in goals with 36.
Auston Matthews tied a season-high (and a career second-best) with 17 face-off wins during Thursday’s game.
TJ Brodie tied a season-high with five blocks.
NEXT GAME Date: Monday, February 28, 2022 Opponent: at Washington Capitals Time: 7:30 pm ET Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio) INJURY REPORT
Jake Muzzin Concussion
ALL-TIME VS. DETROIT RED WINGS: First Matchup between Clubs: January 4, 1927 (Toronto 2 at Detroit 1) All-Time Record: 295-281-93-5 (674 Games) All-Time Record at Home: 176-108-47-3 (334 Games) All-Time Record on the Road: 119-173-46-2 (340 Games) Last Road Win vs. Opponent: January 29, 2022 (Toronto 7 at Detroit 4) Record in Last Five Games: 5-0-0 Record in Last 10 Games: 8-0-2
ACTIVE LEADERS VS. DETROIT RED WINGS: Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (36), Morgan Rielly (29), John Tavares (27) Goals: Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (12), Jason Spezza (8) Assists: John Tavares (28), Morgan Rielly (16), Wayne Simmonds (14) Points: John Tavares (40), Wayne Simmonds (21), Auston Matthews (21) Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (49), Jake Muzzin (15), Travis Dermott (12)
2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO% Toronto .686 3.53 2.77 30.0% 84.7% 34.7 30.6 56.2% Detroit .500 2.81 3.46 17.0% 76.4% 29.4 32.7 50.8% Power Play: 42/140 (30.0%) 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: 122/144 (84.7%) Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Kämpf, Marner, Mikheyev Shorthanded Point Leader: 3 – Marner (2G, 1A), Kämpf (2G, 1A) 2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
FAST FACTS Saturday games 16th of 23 (9 home, 14 road) Back-to-Backs played 8 of 13 Record in first game of back-to-back 4-3-1 Record in second game of back-to-back 3-4-1 February games 11th of 12 (4 home, 8 road) UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Seven points away from 300 career NHL points Mitch Marner Three games away from 400 career NHL games played Jake Muzzin Nine points away from 300 career NHL points Wayne Simmonds Four 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
LAST GAME DET 2 vs. COL 5 (2/23/22) 1ST PERIOD: COL Landeskog (Makar, Helm) 1:12-EV; COL Jost (O’Connor, Newhook) 11:47-EV 2ND PERIOD: DET Zadina (Seider, Larkin) 11:35-EV; COL Kadri (Rantanen, Toews) 18:19-EV 3RD PERIOD: COL Nichushkin (Burakovsky, Newhook) 2:11-EV; DET Fabbri (Seider, Larkin) 9:38-PP; COL Landeskog (Rantanen, Makar) 19:21-EN SHOTS: DET 34 (7-13-14) / COL 31 (11-10-10) GOALIES: DET Greiss (L, 26-30) / COL Francouz (W, 32-34) PP: DET 1-3 / COL 0-3 MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since) Jakub Vrana – shoulder (52 / Oct. 11) Mitchell Stephens – lower body (36 / Nov. 15) Riley Barber – lower body (15 / Jan. 11) Total Man Games Lost: 219 Individual Man Games Lost: Stecher (37), Rowney (18), Lindstrom (11), Bertuzzi (8), Staal (7), Greiss (6), Larkin (5), Leddy (5), DeKeyser (4), Veleno (3), Fabbri (2), Hronek (2), Namestnikov (2), Rasmussen (2), Erne (1), Nedeljkovic (1), Smith (1), Zadina (1) RECENT TRANSACTIONS 2/23 – Recalled F Joe Veleno from Grand Rapids…Removed F Carter Rowney from IR RED WINGS vs. MAPLE LEAFS TONIGHT: 675th all-time meeting…341st in DET…3rd of 4 games this season…2nd of 2 at LCA ALL-TIME vs. TOR: 286-288-93-7 / HOME: 175-115-46-4 / LAST 10: 2-7-1 / IN 2019-20: 0-3-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-2-0 DET top scorers vs. TOR: Dylan Larkin (8-8-16 in 20 GP), Nick Leddy (3-12-15 in 23 GP), Marc Staal (3-12-15 in 39 GP), Sam Gagner (6-8-14 in 23 GP), Vladislav Namestnikov (5-4-9 in 19 GP), Tyler Bertuzzi (3-2-5 in 8 GP), Robby Fabbri (0-4-4 in 8 GP), Moritz Seider (0-3-3 in 2 GP) TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (12-28-40 in 27 GP), Auston Matthews (12-9-21 in 16 GP), Wayne Simmonds (7-14-21 in 36 GP), Morgan Rielly (4-16-20 in 29 GP), Jason Spezza (8-11-19 in 25 GP), Mitch Marner (6-8-14 in 16 GP), T.J. Brodie (2-10-12 in 21 GP), William Nylander (6-5-11 in 18 GP), Alexander Kerfoot (2-3-5 in 8 GP), Michael Bunting (4-0-4 in 2 GP) NOTES: DET F Givani Smith is a Toronto native 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…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 Nick Robertson is a Little Caesars Amateur Hockey product…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. RECENT RESULTS Feb. 23 vs. COL – 5-2 L DET fell against COL to move to 23-23-6 overall and 15-10-3 at LCA…Filip Zadina put DET on the board with his 7th goal of the season…Moritz Seider recorded a pair of assists to extend his point streak to 5-straight games (1-7-8 in 5 GP)…Dylan Larkin also tallied 2 assists to boost his point streak to a season-long 8-straight games (6-10-16 in 8 GP)…It marks Larkin’s longest point streak since a 14-game run (7-10-17 in 14 GP) from 12/4- 12/31/18…With an assist on Zadina’s goal, Larkin became the 29th skater in DET history to reach the 200-assist mark; he is also the 3rd player from the 2014 NHL Draft class to log 200 career assists, joining Leon Draisaitl and David Pastrnak…Robby Fabbri added his 14th goal of the season, tying Larkin for the team lead with his 5th PPG of the campaign…Carter Rowney returned to the lineup after missing 17 games with a lower-body injury.
LOVE TO “C” IT
Dylan Larkin (26-28-54 in 47 GP) has surpassed his point total from the 2019-20 season (19-34-53 in 71 GP).
Notched 6 multi-point games during his current 8-game point streak.
Has amassed 22 points (10-12-22) in his last 14 games, and 32 points (16-16-32) in 23 contests since 12/14 vs. NYI.
Paces the NHL with 10 game-opening goals, and is tied for the league lead with 3 OTGs. Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Lucas Raymond ranks among the NHL rookie leaders with 13 goals (T3rd), 26 assists (T2nd), 39 points (T1st), 4 PPG (1st), 13 PPP (2nd) and 113 shots (T2nd).
Moritz Seider ranks among the NHL’s top rookie d-men with 5 goals (T1st), 32 assists (1st), 37 points (1st), 2 PPG (1st), 16 PPP (1st), 2 OTG (1st), 3 GWG (1st), 109 shots (1st) and 22:53 TOI (1st).
Alex Nedeljkovic leads all NHL rookie goalies with 14 wins.
DET tops the NHL in rookie scoring with 83 points (22-61-83). GUELPH FOREVER
DET has utilized Tyler Bertuzzi, Robby Fabbri and Pius Suter on the same forward line since 1/15 vs. BUF. The trio won the J. Ross Robertson Cup with the Guelph Storm in 2014 before reaching the Memorial Cup Final.
Bertuzzi has 16 points (6-10-16) in his last 14 games, and 26 points (14-12-26) in 23 contests since 12/16 at CAR.
Fabbri has 9 points (3-6-9) in his last 10 games, and 12 points (5-7-12) in 14 outings since 1/15 vs. BUF.
Suter has won 67 of 102 faceoffs (65.7%) dating back to 1/31 vs. ANA. STAAL APPROACHES 1,000
Marc Staal is set to appear in his 994th career regular-season game. He can reach the 1,000-game milestone as early as 3/12 at CGY.
On pace to join siblings Eric (1,293 GP) and Jordan Staal (1,063 GP) as the 1st 3-brother set in NHL history to each skate in 1,000 regular-season games. In all, 7 sets of brothers have each played in at least 1,000 regular-season games (see full list below): MILESTONE WATCH
Fabbri is 1 point from 150 and 4 games from 300
Leddy is 2 points from 350
Rasmussen is 4 points from 50
Rowney is 4 games from 250
Blashill is 5 wins from 200 as an NHL head coach
Staal is 7 games from 1,000 THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY Feb. 26, 2002 – Brendan Shanahan scored twice while playing with a broken thumb, netting the winning goal 2:55 into OT in a 4-3 victory at TB. 2021-22 INDIVIDUAL STATS Most Goals: 4, Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB Most Assists: 3, Larkin, Feb. 12 vs. PHI/Oct. 24 at CHI; Raymond, Nov. 6 at BUF 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: 6, Larkin, Jan. 29-Feb. 14 Longest Point Streak: 8, Larkin, Jan. 29-pres. NAME GP NAME GP Daniel Sedin 1,306 Henrik Sedin 1,330 Scott Niedermayer 1,263 Rob Niedermayer 1,153 Eric Staal 1,293 Jordan Staal 1,063 Ron Sutter 1,093 Brent Sutter 1,111 Kevin Hatcher 1,157 Derian Hatcher 1,045 Saku Koivu 1,124 Mikko Koivu 1,035 Geoff Courtnall 1,048 Russ Courtnall 1,029 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS Longest Win Streak – Overall: 5, Nov. 24-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 2, twice (MR: Jan. 28-Feb. 9) Longest Winless Streak – Overall: 4, three times (MR: Jan. 8-13) / Home: 3, Jan. 21-29 / 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 LAST TIME… PROSPECT WATCH The AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins (21-20-5-2) lost 2-0 to the Bakersfield Condors on Friday at Van Andel Arena. Calvin Pickard stopped 35 of 36 shots. Next Game: Feb. 26 vs. Bakersfield. DETROIT OPPONENT Most GF, Game 6, four times (MR: Feb. 9 at PHI) 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) 5, Jan. 29 vs. TOR, 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 15, Jan. 31 vs. ANA 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, three times (MR: Feb. 14 at MIN) Most PIM, Game 38, Jan. 4 vs. SJ 25, Jan. 4 vs. SJ Fewest PIM, Game 2, seven times (MR: Jan. 31 vs. ANA) 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 (Suter) 1:12, Feb. 23 vs. COL (Landeskog) Fastest Goal, Start of Period 0:13, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 3rd (Raymond) 0:17, Oct. 30 at TOR, 3rd (Kerfoot) HOME AWAY 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 1/31/22, Oesterle vs. ANA (Gibson) 1/17/22, Larkin at BUF (Dell) Opp. scored in OT 1/21/22, Hintz vs. DAL (Nedeljkovic) 1/11/22, Couture at SJ (Nedeljkovic) DET had a hat trick 12/18/21, Larkin vs. NJ 10/24/21, Raymond at CHI Opp. had a hat trick 1/29/22, Bunting vs. TOR 2/14/22, Boldy at MIN 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