Senators at Maple Leafs Pregame Notes

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 vs. Washington 2
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
TOR Goals: Tavares (PPG), Järnkrok, Matthews
WSH Goals: Dowd, Johansson
TOR Goaltender: Samsonov, 24/26, .923%
WSH Goaltender: Lindgren, 36/39, .923%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 5-for-5
Team Notes: – John Tavares scored a power play goal during the first period of Thursday’s
win. With his goal, Tavares is now two points away from 900 career NHL
points and eight goals away from 400 career NHL goals. Tavares has
recorded three points (1G, 2A) through his last two games.

  • Calle Järnkrok recorded his first goal as a Maple Leaf.
  • Mark Giordano registered the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Giordano
    is six assists away from 400 career NHL assists.
  • Three players are currently on a two-game point streak including John
    Tavares (1G, 2A), Morgan Rielly (3A) and Mitch Marner (2A).
  • Ilya Samsonov appeared in his debut with the Maple Leafs and earned his
    first win with the club.
    TONIGHT’S GAME
    2022-23 Matchups vs. Ottawa: First of Four
    2021-22 Record vs. Ottawa: 3-1-0
    Toronto Season Record: 1-1-0
    Toronto Home Record: 1-0-0
    TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
    The Maple Leafs will face-off against the Ottawa Senators in the team’s second home game of the season. Tonight marks the first of four matchups between the clubs this season. Toronto has won three straight games against the Senators and are on a nine-game point streak on home ice against Ottawa.
    The Maple Leafs are playing in their second game of a four-game home stand.

    BROADCAST INFORMATION
    TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

    RECENT TRANSACTIONS
    October 13, 2022 The Maple Leafs signed Fraser Minten to a three-year,
    entry-level contract.
    INJURY REPORT
    Jordie Benn Groin (LTIR)
    Carl Dahlström Shoulder (IR)
    Timothy Liljegren Hernia (LTIR)
    ALL-TIME VS. OTTAWA SENATORS:
    First Matchup between Clubs: October 20, 1992 (Toronto 5 vs. Ottawa 3)
    All-Time Record: 64-56-3-13 (136 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 36-22-2-8 (68 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 28-34-1-5 (68 Games)
    Last Home Win vs. Opponent: January 1, 2022 (Toronto 6 vs. Ottawa 0)
    ACTIVE LEADERS VS. OTTAWA SENATORS:
    Games Played: John Tavares (47), Morgan Rielly (36), Mark Giordano (31)
    Goals: Auston Matthews (23), Mitch Marner (11), John Tavares (11)
    Assists: Mitch Marner (21), John Tavares (20), Auston Matthews (17),
    William Nylander (17)
    Points: Auston Matthews (40), Mitch Marner (32), John Tavares (31)
    Penalty Minutes John Tavares (28), Mark Giordano (24), Jake Muzzin (13)
    2022-23 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
    Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .500 3.00 3.00 14.3 100.0 35.5 24.5 51.4
    Ottawa .000 1.00 4.00 0.0 100.0 36.0 36.0 55.1
    THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2022-23
    Power Play: 14.3%
    Power Play Goal Leader: 1 – Tavares
    Power Play Point Leader: 1 – Tavares (1G), Rielly (1A), Marner (1A)
    2021-22 Power Play: 63/231 (27.3%)
  • NEXT GAME
    Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
    Opponent: vs. Arizona Coyotes
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)
    ON THE PK IN 2022-23
    Penalty Kill: 100.0%
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
    Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
    2021-22 Penalty Kill: 192/234 (82.1%)
    FAST FACTS
    Saturday games 1st of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 1 of 14
    Record in first game of back-to back 0-1-0
    Record in second game of back-to back 1-0-0
    October games 3rd of 10 (4 home, 6 road)
    UPCOMING MILESTONES
    Mark Giordano Six assists away from 400 career NHL assists
    Auston Matthews Two assists away from 200 career NHL assists
    Denis Malgin Six games away from 200 career NHL games
    Jake Muzzin Seven points away from 300 career NHL points
    John Tavares Eight goals away from 400 career NHL goals
    John Tavares Two points away from 900 career NHL points
    HOW THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE BUILT
    Draft (7) Free Agent (12) Trade (4)
    2018 – Sandin (29th overall) 2022 – Aston-Reese (Oct. 9) 2022- Murray (July 11)
    2017 – Liljegren (17th overall) 2022 – Järnkrok (July 15) 2022 – Giordano (Mar. 20)
    2016 – Matthews (1st overall) 2022 – Benn (July 14) 2019 – Kerfoot (July 1)
    2015 – Marner (4th overall) 2022 – Samsonov (July 13) 2019 – Muzzin (Jan. 28)
    2014 – Engvall (188th overall) 2022 – Malgin (July 13)
    2014 – Nylander (8th overall) 2022 – Aubé-Kubel (July 13)
    2012 – Rielly (5th overall) 2021 – Bunting (July 28)
    2021 – Kämpf (July 28)
    2021 – Dahlstrom (July 28)
    2020 – Brodie (Oct. 9)
    2018 – Tavares (July 1)
    2016 – Holl (July 2)

TORONTO MARLIES
The Marlies lost their 2022-23 season opener against the Rochester Americans last night by a 4-2 score. Alex Steeves
led the team in points with two (1G, 1A) and Logan Shaw added a power play goal.
Erik Källgren started the game and stopped 16 of 18 shots through 27:34 of play. Källgren was removed from the game
due to an injury midway through the second period and was relieved by Dylan Ferguson who turned away five of the
seven shots he was tested with.
The club returns to Coca-Cola Coliseum to take on the Rochester Americans at 4pm this afternoon in the second game
of a back-to-back.

SENATORS NOTES

LAST GAME: Oct. 13, 4-1 loss at Buffalo: The Senators opened their season on the road for the first time since 2015 in a 4-1 loss for
at KeyBank Center. In a contest between the two youngest teams by opening night lineup, Buffalo (25.0) and Ottawa (25.7) remained
scoreless until the 10:16 mark of the first period when Tkachuk became the first Senators captain to open a season’s scoring since
Alfredsson on 10/3/09. Peterka began the Sabres run of four consecutive goals with his first career NHL tally at 4:31 of the middle
stanza before newly named alternate captain Dahlin provided the game-winner for the home side 2:06 later. Olofsson would register
two empty net goals in the third period for the night’s final score. The contest also saw the debut of the Senators’ Sanderson who
became the first Montana-born skater to appear in an NHL game. Anderson turned aside 35 shots to earn the win for Buffalo while
Forsberg made 32 saves in taking the loss for Ottawa. Scratches: Brassard, Gambrell, Zaitsev; Injuries: Talbot; Shots: OTT – 36,
BUF – 36; PP: OTT – 0-4, BUF – 0-4
BROADCAST INFORMATION: This evening’s game against Toronto will be broadcast nationally on CBC and Sportsnet Ontario as a
part of Hockey Night in Canada. On the radio, the game will be available locally via TSN 1200 (English) and 94,5 Unique-FM (French).
WHAT’S NEXT: Ottawa returns home to begin a five-game homestand against Boston on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the
first of four regular-season meetings and the first of two matchups at Canadian Tire Centre.
INJURY REPORT: G Talbot is on IR and will not oppose the Maple Leafs this evening. Total man-games lost: 1.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS: None.
OTTAWA vs. TORONTO
– History:
2022-23 (0-0-0): Oct. 15 @ Toronto, Jan. 27 @ Toronto, March 18 @ Ottawa, April 1 @ Ottawa
2021-22 (1-2-1): 10/14/21 @ Ottawa (3-2 win), 10/16/21 @ Toronto (3-1 loss), 1/1/22 @ Toronto (6-0 loss), 4/15/22 @ Ottawa (5-4 OT
loss)
Series record: Overall: 69-52-3-12; Home: 39-21-1-7; Away: 30-31-2-5
Last Ottawa win: @ Ottawa: 10/14/21 (3-2); @ Toronto: 2/15/21 (6-5 OT)
Last Toronto win: @ Ottawa: 4/16/22 (5-4 OT); @ Toronto: 1/1/22 (6-0)
Last OT result: 4/16/22 (5-4 OT loss) @ Ottawa
Last shootout: 1/21/17 (3-2 SO win) @ Toronto
Most goals, game: Scored: 8, (3x, last: 4/3/08, 8-2 win); Allowed: 7, (2/18/21, 7-3 loss); Both teams: 11, (3x, last: 4/10/21, 6-5 loss)
Last Game: 4/16/22, 5-4 OT loss @ Ottawa; OTT Goals: Stützle (x2), Del Zotto, Gambrell; TOR Goals: Marner (x2), Clifford, Bunting,
Giordano; OTT Scratches: None; OTT Injuries: Chabot, Ennis, Joseph, Murray, Pinto, Sanderson, White*; OTT Goalie: Forsberg;
TOR Goalie: Kallgren; OTT PP: 0-1; TOR PP: 0-2; Shots: 29-41.
Career vs. Toronto: Giroux leads all players in career games played (41), in goals (15), in assists (26) and in points (41); Hamonic
leads in penalty minutes (24) against Toronto.
SWEATER WEATHER: The Senators enter their third season of wearing a primary logo which sees the organization return to its roots
with the implementation of the modified original “2D” logo. The team has earned a 55-68-11 all-time record (0-1-0 this season) while
wearing its current sweater. The Senators hold an all-time record of 112-75-7-25 when wearing an alternate; 27-19-2-5 when wearing a
red alternate, 84-55-5-19 when wearing a black alternate and 1-1-0-1 when wearing a cream alternate.
HOME ON THE RANGE: Ottawa earned a record of 15-22-4 at home last season … Josh Norris was the Senators leader with 16 goals
at home while Brady Tkachuk ranked first with 20 assists at Canadian Tire Centre … In 41 home games, Tkachuk led the team with 34
points on home ice … The Senators earned a record of 14-10-4 at home through 28 home contests in 2020-21.
ROAD SCHOLARS: The Senators have a record of 0-1-0 on the road this season … Tkachuk leads with one goal on the road this
season while Drake Batherson and Erik Brannstrom rank first with one assist while the Senators serve as visitors … Through one road
game this season, Batherson, Brannstrom and Tkachuk maintain the club lead with one point … The Senators registered an 18-20-3
record over 41 road contests in 2021-22.
FRANCHISE RECORD: Ottawa has posted an all-time record of 1,004-983-115-176 over 2,278 games … The Senators are 548-435-
60-97 through 1,140 all-time home games and 456-548-55-79 through 1,138 all-time road games.
BACK-TO-BACK GAMES: Ottawa will play back-to-back games on 12 occasions in 2022-23 and will do so for the first time on Dec. 2
when the team visits the N.Y. Rangers ahead of welcoming San Jose to Canadian Tire Centre the following evening … The Senators
played 17 back-to-back sets last season and earned a record of 6-9-2 in the first half of contests on consecutive nights (0-0-0 this
season) while posting an 8-8-1 record (0-0-0 this season) in the second half of games on consecutive days.
ON THE POWER PLAY: The Senators are 0 for 4 (0.0%) on the power-play in 2022-23 … Last season, Norris was the team leader
with 16 power-play goals while Tim Stützle earned the club lead with 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) while the team enjoyed a man
advantage … Ottawa has yet to tally multiple power-play goals in an individual contest in 2022-23 after having done so 11 times in
2021-22.
Ottawa Senators: Media Notes
ON THE PENALTY KILL: Ottawa has overcome four of the four occasions the team has been shorthanded in 2022-23 to maintain an
efficiency of 100.0% through one regular-season game … The team has yet to register a shorthanded marker this season after
recording nine such goals in 2021-22.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES
COACH SMITH: D.J. Smith was introduced as the Senators’ 14th head coach in franchise history on 5/23/19. A native of Windsor, Ont.,
Smith spent the four previous NHL seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to joining the Maple Leafs (which
was also the team for which he made his NHL playing debut in 1996-97), Smith guided the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals
to a record of 135-53-3-13 over three campaigns which included his having been recognized as the OHL’s Coach of the Year in 2013-

  1. One year later, he helped the team capture the Mastercard Memorial Cup. His 81 head coaching victories with Ottawa see him rank
    sixth in franchise history.
    SECOND SEASON AS CAPTAIN FOR CHUCKY: Two-time NHL All-Star Brady Tkachuk was appointed the 10th captain in Senators
    franchise history on 11/5/21. A native of St. Louis, Tkachuk succeeded Erik Karlsson who served in the role for four seasons from 2014-
    15 to 2017-18. The bronze medal winner with Team U.S.A. at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship is the first American-born
    skater to serve as team captain. Tkachuk is assisted by full-time alternates Thomas Chabot and Claude Giroux.
    1 FOR 85: By way of skating in Thursday’s 4-1 loss at Buffalo, Senators defenceman Jake Sanderson made his NHL debut after being
    drafted fifth-overall by the club in 2020. A native of Whitefish, Montana, the rearguard became the first native of the state to appear in
    an NHL contest while making his debut against the same team his father Geoff did, when as a member of the Hartford Whalers, he
    participated in the first of his 1,104 regular season games on 3/30/91. In skating in 22:21 time-on-ice (the second highest total on the
    club), he became one of nine players since 2013 to appear in at least 22 minutes during their first game while sporting the number 85 –
    the second player in franchise history to do so joining Vitaly Abramov who wore it for five regular season games from 2018-19 to 2020-
    21.
    ALL-TIME LEADERS: Chris Phillips is the Senators’ all-time leader in games played (1,179) … Daniel Alfredsson leads in goals (426),
    assists (682) and points (1,108) … Following Phillips is Alfredsson (1,178), Chris Neil (1,026), Wade Redden (838), Radek Bonk (689),
    Jason Spezza (686) and Mike Fisher (675) … Neil leads in penalty minutes (2,522) while Patrick Lalime holds the lead in shutouts (30)
    and ranks second (283) to Craig Anderson (435) in games played among goaltenders. Anderson leads in wins (202).
    MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
    Batherson – Two points from 100
    Chabot – 12 points from 200
    Giroux – Six goals from 300
    Holden – 10 games from 600
    Norris – 10 points from 100
    Talbot – Four games from 400
    Tkachuk – Seven points from 200; Nine goals from 100
    Stützle – 13 points from 100
    Zaitsev – Two games from 400
    HOW THE SENATORS WERE BUILT (24):
    Draft (7): Batherson, Chabot, Kastelic, Pinto, Sanderson, Stützle, Tkachuk
    Trade (10): Brannstrom, DeBrincat, Gambrell, Hamonic, Holden, Joseph, Norris, Talbot, Watson, Zaitsev
    Free Agency (5): Brassard, Giroux, Kelly, Motte, Zub
    Waivers (2): Forsberg, Hellberg
    B-SENS: The Belleville Senators (1-0-0, 2nd North Division) continue their sixth season in the American Hockey League when they
    host Laval this evening at 7:05 p.m. … Roby Jarventie, Jake Lucchini and Egor Sokolov hold the B-Sens scoring lead with two points
    each while five players hold the penalty minutes’ lead with two.

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