COYOTES-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. Arizona: Second of Two
2021-22 Record vs. Arizona: 0-1-0
Toronto Season Record: 37-16-4
Toronto Home Record: 20-7-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050


RECENT TRANSACTIONS
March 10, 2022
Goaltender Erik Källgren has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL) on an emergency basis.
March 8, 2022
Defenceman Mac Hollowell has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL).
March 4, 2022
Defenceman Mac Hollowell has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL).
February 25, 2022
Forward Nick Robertson has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL).

LAST GAME


Score: Toronto 6 vs. Seattle 4
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
TOR Goals: Matthews (3x), Tavares, Nylander, Marner
SEA Goals: Soucy, Wennberg, Blackwell, Schwartz
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 26/30, .867 SV%
SEA Goaltender: Grubauer, 26/31, .839 SV%
TOR Power Play: 3-for-6
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-3
Team Notes:

  • Auston Matthews scored three goals in Toronto’s win against Seattle
    marking his third hat trick of the season and sixth of his NHL career. With
    his three-goal performance, Matthews continues to lead the league in
    goals with 43.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin recorded a season-high seven hits in Tuesday’s game
    (his single-game career-high is eight hits).
  • The Maple Leafs recorded three power play goals in Tuesday’s win. This
    is the second time this season that the Maple Leafs have recorded three
    power play goals during a game (the first occasion dating back to January
    26, 2022 vs. ANA). Toronto currently leads the league with a power play
    percentage of 29.9%.
  • NEXT GAME
    Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
    Opponent: at Buffalo Sabres
    Time: 4:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
    INJURY REPORT

    Jake Muzzin Concussion
  • Jack Campbell Ribs
  • ALL-TIME VS. ARIZONA COYOTES:
    First Matchup between Clubs: November 10, 1979 (Toronto 8 at Winnipeg 4)
    All-Time Record: 39-54-8-2 (103 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 22-27-2-2 (53 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 17-27-6-0 (50 Games)
    Last Home Win vs. Opponent: February 11, 2020 (Toronto 3 vs. Arizona 2)
    Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
    Record in Last 10 Games: 4-5-1
  • ACTIVE LEADERS VS. ARIZONA COYOTES:
    Games Played: Kyle Clifford (49), Wayne Simmonds (36), TJ Brodie (34)
    Goals:
    Jason Spezza (9), Wayne Simmonds (9), John Tavares (9), Jake Muzzin (6), TJ
    Brodie (6)
    Assists: Jason Spezza (12), Jake Muzzin (12), TJ Brodie (10)
    Points: Jason Spezza (21), Jake Muzzin (18), Wayne Simmonds (17)
    Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (53), Jake Muzzin (38), Simmonds (28)
  • 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
    Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .684 3.70 2.98 29.9% 83.8% 34.5 30.8 56.1%
    Arizona .339 2.50 3.55 12.5% 73.2% 26.1 34.8 47.9%
  • THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
    Power Play: 46/154 (29.9%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 13 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 23 – Matthews (13G, 10A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
    Penalty Kill: 134/160 (83.8%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Kämpf, Marner, Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 4 – Kämpf (2G, 2A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
    FAST FACTS

    Thursday games 8th of 13 (9 home, 4 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 9 of 13
    Record in first game of back-to-back 5-3-1
    Record in second game of back-to-back 4-4-1
    March games 5th of 14 (9 home, 5 road)
  • UPCOMING MILESTONES
    TJ Brodie Two points away from 300 career NHL points
    Mitch Marner Six assists away from his 300th career NHL assist
  • 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 Skated in his 400th career NHL game, March 4, 2022 vs. BUF
    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 1,000th career NHL game, March 5, 2022 vs. VAN
    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

ARIZONA COYOTES
LAST GAME
Coyotes 9, Red Wings 2 – March 8, 2022 – Little Caesars Arena
ARI Goals: Boyd (11), Ritchie (4, 5), Chychrun (4, 5), Schmaltz (15, 16), Fischer (4), Keller (24)
DET Goals: Fabbri (17), Vrana (1)
ARI Goalie: Vejmelka (W) – 26 svs on 28 shots
DET Goalie: Nedeljkovic (L) – 20 svs on 27 shots | Greiss – 1 sv on 3 shots
PP: 0-1 PK: 2-4
Notes: ARI won its season-high 3rd straight game…Was team’s 4th straight W over DET…9 goals is the most the Coyotes have scored in a game since
relocating from Winnipeg… ARI became the 3rd team (4th instance) this season to score 9+ goals in a game…ARI won by 7+ goals in game for first
time since 12/30/06 vs SJ (8-0 W) and first time ever on the road since relocating from Winnipeg… Tue was 2nd time ever the franchise potted 8+ goals
in back-to-back games…Last 2 ARI games mark the first NHL club since the 1995-96 Penguins (March 24-26, 1996) to score 8+ goals in back-to-back
and first NHL club to score 17+ goals in 2-gm span since ’95-’96 Avs (Dec. 3-5, 1995 (18g)…ARI now has 3 gms of 7+ goals this season, their most
since 1999-00…ARI enjoyed 3 different multi-goal scorers (Nick Schmaltz, Jakob Chychrun, Nick Ritchie) in a game for first time since 2/23/01 at
BUF (Roenick, Ylonen, Doan)…Chychrun’s 3 pts tied his career-high…Barrett Hayton notched first career multi-assist game… ARI began a month 3-0-
0 for first time since April of 2021
MAN GAMES LOST (Name/Roster Status/Injury Type/Games Missed/Last Game Played)
Antoine Roussel…Week-to-Week…Lower-Body (1 / 3/5)
Liam O’Brien…Week-to-Week…Upper-Body (4 / 2/25)
Andrew Ladd…IR…Lower-Body (6 / 2/20)
Johan Larsson…IR…Lower-Body (15 / 1/25)
Jay Beagle…IR…Lower-Body (29 / 12/11)
Dmitrij Jaskin…IR…Lower-Body…(41 / 11/13)
Conor Timmins…IR…Lower-Body…(50 / 10/25)
Total man games lost: 352 games
C. Hutton (44), J. Beagle (35), J. Larsson (25), R. Dzingel (21), N. Schmaltz (19), K. Capobianco (17), B. Hayton (16), A. Galchenyuk (15), A. Ladd (12),
J. Chychrun (11), C. Fischer (8), A. Stralman (8), S. Wedgewood (7), L. O’Brien (6), A. Roussel (5), C. Dineen (4), D. Mayo (4), L. Crouse (1), M.
Maccelli (1), T. Boyd (1), I. Lyubushkin (1)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
-3/7 – Recalled F Hudson Fasching from Tucson (AHL)
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
YOTES &LEAFS
-Tonight is the second of two ARI-TOR games this season
-Arizona captured the first meeting 2-1 on 1/12 behind a 45-sv performance from Karel Vejmelka
-Tonight is ARI’s first game at Scotiabank Arena since 2/11/20 (3-2 L, OT)
-The last time ARI won in Toronto was 1/20/19 (4-2 W)
Arizona Coyotes: Media Notes
DATE TIME (AZ) OPPONENT VENUE TV RADIO
Sat, Mar. 12 5pm at BOS TD Garden Bally Sports Arizona 98.7 FM
Mon, Mar. 14 4:30pm at OTT Canadian Tire Centre Bally Sports Arizona 620 AM
Tue, Mar. 15 4pm at MTL Bell Centre
Bally Sports Arizona
Extra
TBD
-The Coyotes franchise is 56-37-8-2 all-time against the Maple Leafs
-The Coyotes enter tonight having taken at least a point in their last 10 road games against the Maple Leafs dating back to 1/14/06. It’s the 2nd longest
road point streak the Coyotes/Jets franchise has ever produced against the Maple Leafs and tied for the 3rd-longest the franchise has rattled off against
any opponent
Longest road point streaks against opponent, franchise history:
-Additionally, the Coyotes active road point streak against TOR is the 5th-longest an NHL franchise has ever strung together against the Leafs:
SCORING NOTABLES AGAINST THE MAPLE LEAFS
Andrew Ladd…10-13-23…34 career GP
Alex Galchenyuk…8-9-17…28 career GP
Shayne Gostisbehere…5-7-12…16 career GP
Nick Schmaltz…1-4-5…7 career GP
Career Leaders
Goals (Ladd, 10)…Assists (Ladd, 13)…Points (Ladd, 23)
Career Leaders Among Defensemen
Goals (Gostisbehere, 5)…Assists (Gostisbehere 7)…Points (Gostisbehere, 12)
IN THE NICK OF TIME
-Nick Schmaltz on Tue picked up right where he left off from Sat’s 7-pt showing by tallying 4 pts (2-2-4) in ARI’s 9-2 rout of DET
-The forward has 11 pts (4-7-11) in his last 2 GP, which is the most ever over a pair of contests by a player in Coyotes/Jets franchise history
-Since 1986-87, only Bernie Nicholls (4-8-12 from Dec. 1-3, 1988) and Mario Lemieux (5-7-12 from Oct. 15-18, 1988) have registered more points in a
span of 2 NHL games (source: NHL Stats &Info). The last NHLer to tally 11+ pts in back-to-back games was Sam Gagner’s 11 from Feb. 2-4, 2012
-Schmaltz’s hot streak includes runs of 30 points (15-15-30) in his last 20 GP dating back to 1/17 and 21 points (11-10-21) in his last 10 GP dating back
to 2/9
-Since Feb. 9, Schmaltz ranks among NHL-leaders in goals (T-4th), points (T-5th) and leads the League in points per game (2.10)
KELLER INSTINCT
-Clayton Keller followed up his 4-pt Saturday with a 3-pt game (1-2-3) at DET (3/8). He enters tonight with 24-30-54 in 56 GP, approx a 35-44-79 pace
in 82-game season
-He carries a 3-gm point streak, posting 3-5-8 in that span
-He’s been held off the scoresheet twice in his last 17 GP, notching 24 pts (10-14-24) in that run since 1/22
TEAM
OPPONENT ROAD POINT STREAK RECORD DATES

PHX/ARI Edmonton 15 13-0-2 1/5/10 – 11/27/16
WIN (’79) Toronto 11 10-0-1 1/7/81 – 10/19/85
PHX/ARI Toronto 10 8-0-2 1/14/06 – present
PHX Calgary 10 8-0-2 12/29/97 – 1/23/03
TEAM
ROAD POINT STREAK AT TOR RECORD DATES
BOS 13 10-0-3 3/26/77 – 11/21/81
WIN (’79) 11 10-0-1 1/7/81 – 10/19/85
MNS 11 9-0-2 10/16/85 – 1/6/88
STL 11 9-0-2 4/1/98 – 3/7/15
ARI/PHX 10 8-0-2 1/14/06 – present










-Keller’s goal on 3/8 was his 24th of the season to set a new single-season career-high
-The 24th marker was his 20th at even-strength. The last Coyote to post 20+ EVG in a season was Radim Vrbata (25) in 2011-12
-The winger also reached 30 assists this yr, marking the third time in his career he’s reached that benchmark (2017-18 (42), 2018-19 (33))

  • Keller has 48 pts (21-27-48) in his last 40 GP after beginning the yr with 6 pts (3-3-6) in his first 16 GP…Since Nov. 18 (40 GP), Keller ranks among
    League-leaders in goals (T-12th), EVG (19, 3rd) and EVP (42, 5th)
    CHYCHA CHYCHA BOOM BOOM
    -Jakob Chychrun had a 3-pt showing (2-1-3) last time out at DET. It was his 5th career multi-goal game and he cleared 50 career goals in the process
    -Chychrun is the fourth defenseman to record 5+ multi-goal games with the franchise
    -His 51 career goals rank 9th in franchise history among d-men
    -The Boca Raton, Fla. native enters Thursday with 8 pts (3-5-8) in his last 5 GP, tied for the 2nd most among NHL blueliners since 2/25 (Makar (12),
    Toews (8))
    KEY CONNECTIONS
    Ex-Coyotes
    Ilya Lyubushkin (2018-22)
    Michael Bunting (2018-19, 2020-21)
    Ex-Maple Leafs
    Corey Schwab (2001-02)
    Phil Housley (2002-03)
    Anton Stralman (2007-09)
    Phil Kessel (2009-15)
    Alex Galchenyuk (2020-21)
    Travis Boyd (2020-21)
    Riley Nash (2021 Playoffs)
    Nick Ritchie (2021-22)
    Travis Boyd played with Justin Holl at the University of Minnesota from 2011-14
    Lawson Crouse represented Team Canada with Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott at the 2016 WJC
    Hudson Fasching represented Team USA with Auston Matthews at the 2015 WJC…Played with Justin Holl at the Univ. of Minnesota in 2013-14
    Christian Fischer was teammates with Auston Matthews at the USNTDP from 2013-15
    Alex Galchenyuk skated with with Manny Malhotra in Montreal in 2014-15
    Shayne Gostisbehere played with Wayne Simmonds (2014-19) and Petr Mrazek (2017-18) in Philadelphia
    Barrett Hayton played with Rasmus Sandin on the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds in 2017-18
    Clayton Keller won a gold medal with Auston Matthews at the 2015 U18 World Championship

Nick Schmaltz represented Team USA with Auston Matthews at the 2015-16 World Junior Championships, capturing Bronze in 2016…Played with
David Kampf in Chicago from 2017-19
MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player…Needs…Milestone)
Clayton Keller…8 goals from…100 career NHL goals
Clayton Keller…3 points from…250 career NHL points
Phil Kessel…3 goals from…400 career NHL goals
Phil Kessel…1 multi-assist game from…100 career NHL multi-assist games
Nick Schmaltz…2 assists from…150 career assists
Nick Schmaltz…One multi-point game from…50 career multi-point games
2021-22 REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Blocked shots: Mayo (92)
Hits: Crouse (158)
Takeaways: Keller (55)
Shots: Keller (158)
TOI/G: Chychrun (23:24)
YOTES COACH’S CHALLENGE

2021-22: 1-for-2, 50%
Last Challenge: (L) Nov. 12, 2022 – Original Call Confirmed; ARI requested a Coach’s Challenge for a Missed Game Stoppage Event to further examine
if an ARI player touched the puck during the delayed penalty, which was prior to when the puck exited the attacking zone before CHI’s Alex DeBrincat’s
goal
Interference Challenge Rate: 1-for-1 (100%)
Offsides Challenge Rate: 0-for-0 (-)
Miscellaneous Challenge Rate: 0-for-1 (0%)
2021-22 OVERTIME RESULTS: (3-0-5)
Last overtime win: 12/17/21 at ANA (W, 6-5, GWG – C. Keller)
Last overtime loss: 5/1/21 vs. VGK (L, 3-2, GWG – J. Marchessault)
Last overtime that led to shootout: 2/1/22 at COL

2021-22 SHOOTOUT RESULTS: (1-4)
Last shootout win: 2/1/22 at COL (W, 3-2, GDG – A. Galchenyuk)
Last shootout loss: 1/14/22 at COL (L, 4-3, GDG – N. Kadri)
CAREER OT POINT CHART
PLAYER NAME GOALS ASSISTS POINTS

Phil Kessel 11 15 26
Loui Eriksson 9 7 16
Shayne Gostisbehere 6 9 15
Andrew Ladd 5 6 11
Alex Galchenyuk 6 5 11
Clayton Keller 4 6 10
Anton Stralman 0 6 6
Nick Schmaltz 1 5 6
Jakob Chychrun 1 3 4
Christian Fischer 2 1 3
Riley Nash 0 3 3
Johan Larsson 0 2 2
Kyle Capobianco 1 0 1
Travis Boyd 0 1 1
COYOTES RECORD ON…
1-Day Rest: 7-10-3
2-Days Rest: 4-10-0
3+ Days Rest: 2-7-1
First Game of Back-to-Back: 3-8-1
Second Game of Back-to-Back: 4-8-0
COYOTES PROSPECT WATCH
John Farinacci (3rd round, 76th overall in 2019) completed the regular season with 15 pts (8-7-15) in 25 GP for Harvard (NCAA) as the team gears up
for the ECAC Tourney beginning 3/11


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