MAPLE LEAFS-RED WINGS PREGAME NOTES

TONIGHT’S 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

RED WINGS

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

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