CLEVELAND MONSTERS (9-6-0-2 – 20 Points) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (11-6-1-0 – 23 Points) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 1 2 3 OT FINAL CLEVELAND 2 0 3 — 5 TORONTO 1 0 0 — 1
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS SCORING SUMMARY
Cleveland: J. Luoto (2) PP (C. Clayton, J. Greaves), E. Bemstrom (9) (K. Marchenko), C. Fonstad (4) PP (O. Sillinger, C. Clayton), J. Richards (5) (E. Bemstrom, J. Luoto), J. Luoto (3) EN, SH (Unassisted) Goaltender: J. Greaves (41/42) W
Toronto: L. Shaw (8) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, A. Steeves) Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (29/33) L ON THE SCORESHEET
Logan Shaw opened the scoring on the power play at 7:00 of the first period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. He has 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in 18 games this season.
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the primary assist on Shaw’s first period goal.
Alex Steeves picked up the secondary assist on Shaw’s first period goal. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
Keith Petruzzelli stopped 29 of 33 shots he faced. TEAM NOTES
The Marlies went 0-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play. Toronto is 11-4-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 5-4-1-0 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
Toronto had a 42-34 edge in shots in all situations. Logan Shaw led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 6-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
The Marlies are 8-4-0-0 against North Division opponents and are 1-1-0-0 against the Cleveland Monsters. RECORD WHEN
Scoring first 8-4-1-0 Trailing after 1st 1-2-0-0 Trailing after 2nd 2-4-0-0 At home 4-3-0-0 November 6-4-1-0 Saturday 6-1-0-0 MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
On today’s game: Power play helped us get the lead. Generally speaking, I thought five-on-five we had a pretty good game. Their goalie made a lot of good saves. Thought we controlled the game at even-strength for the most part. We just had a hard time cracking the code on getting pucks through him. Towards the end in the third period, they had a little bit of a push. Obviously playing a team back-to-back on a weekend, it’s really hard to beat a team twice and they were super motivated to not lose two in a row to us. Overall if we’re looking at our process, there are games this year our special teams and goaltending have won us the game even when we may not have controlled the game. I see this as a fourth game now where we’re playing much better, more consistent in controlling the game at even-strength. Today we just couldn’t find the bounces.
On the Rich Clune retirement ceremony: Just trying to hold back the tears. Since I’ve been here, a lot has happened, and he’s been here the whole time since this season. As a head coach, you lean on your captain a lot. There’s a lot of conversations. We’re on the same page, pulling the rope in the same direction and you really need the perspective and voice of your captain to help you as a head coach to lead your team. I can’t say enough for what he’s done for me, for what he’s done for this organization and what he’s done for his teammates. He’s continuing to do it here as a development coach within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. For all of us staff that have worked with him and been through thick and thin, it was great to celebrate him and the emotions were very positive.
UPCOMING GAMES: *All times Eastern Standard Time
December 3 vs. Syracuse – 4:00 p.m. December 4 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m. December 7 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m. December 9 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. December 10 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
TORONTO RAPTORS POSTGAME NOTESSaturday November 26, 2022Game #19 | Home Game #9Attendance: 19,800 (sellout)
DALLAS MAVERICKS(9-9) TORONTO RAPTORS(10-9)
Doncic – 24
Doncic – 7
Doncic – 9
Anunoby/VanVleet – 26
Boucher – 13
VanVleet – 7
Toronto went on a 30-13 run beginning at the 4:23 mark in the first quarter and ending with a pair of free throws from Gary Trent Jr. at 7:09 in the second frame … This run erased a 15-point Mavericks lead (22-7 at the 4:54 mark in the first quarter) … Dallas never led by more than a single point for the rest of the game.
The Raptors outrebounded Dallas 48-to-34, including 17-4 on the offensive end … This led to a 25-5 (+20) advantage in second chance points … Toronto entered tonight’s contest tied for first in the NBA in second chance points (18.4) and offensive rebounds (13.7).
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 105-100 on Saturday night, splitting the season series 1-1 … Toronto now owns a 7-2 home record this season which they can extend on Monday vs. Cleveland before a two-game road trip (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2).
Fred VanVleet returned to play Saturday night after missing the last game (Nov. 23) and three of his last five games (Nov. 12-23) due to a non-COVID illness … VanVleet scored 26 points (7-18 FG, 9-10 FT) and collected six rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 41 minutes of action … With his seven assists, VanVleet passed Alvin Williams for fourth on Toronto’s all-time assists list with 1,792 … It was his second 25/5/5 game this month (Nov. 6 vs. Chicago) and he joins Pascal Siakam as the two only two Raptors to record multiple 25/5/5 games this season … VanVleet also officially surpassed the 5,000 career-point milestone after scoring his first five points in the third quarter.
Chris Boucher recorded a season-high 22 points (10-19 FG) and 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season … He has recorded a double-double in three consecutive games (Nov. 16-23) – which is second-longest streak on the team this season (Siakam – 4) – and is averaging 16.3 points and 13.0 rebounds in that span … Saturday’s performance is his second 20-point double-double of the season and 13th of his career.
O.G. Anunoby recorded 12 of his shared game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and added nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in a season-high tying 43 minutes … He has recorded 20-or-more points in four of the last six games (Nov. 12-26) and seven times total this season which is second-most to Pascal Siakam who has recorded eight 20+ point games.
With the win, Dallas now sits at 9-9, including 1-6 on the road … The Mavericks will finish their three-game road trip (Nov. 23-27) tomorrow night in Milwaukee.
Luka Doncic finished with a team-high 24 points and added nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes tonight … Doncic has now scored 20-or-more in 17 consecutive games (Oct. 19 – Nov. 26), the longest streak in franchise history to begin a season … The only two Mavericks to have longer streaks of 20+ points are Mark Aguirre (two streaks) and Dirk Nowitzki (two streaks) … Doncic leads the NBA this season having tallied 16 games of 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 15 points and added seven assists and two rebounds in 28 minutes … Dinwiddie has now scored 15+ points in three of the last four games (Nov. 18-26), shooting .550 (22-40) from the field and averaging 14.0 points during this span.
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LAST GAME Score: Toronto 5 vs. Buffalo 2 Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 TOR Goals: Tavares (PP), Järnkrok, Giordano (SH), Nylander (PP), Nylander BUF Goals: Tuch, Mittelstadt TOR Goaltender: Murray, 32/34, .941 SV% BUF Goaltender: Luukkonen, 19/23, .826 SV% TOR Power Play: 2-for-3 TOR Penalty Kill: 4-for-6 Player Notes: – John Tavares scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 12:58 of the first period and recorded the primary assist on both of Nylander’s goals. Tavares has recorded six points (2G, 4A) through his last four games. Tavares marked his second game of the season with three or more points.
Mark Giordano scored shorthanded for Toronto at 18:21 of the first period. Giordano recorded the 13th shorthanded goal of his NHL career. Per NHL Stats, “Giordano scored his 13th career shorthanded goal and tied Chris Chelios for the fifth most by a defenseman in NHL history (since 1933-34 when goals by type began being tracked). The only blueliners with more: Mark Howe (28), Paul Coffey (20), Ray Bourque (16) and Bobby Orr (16).”
William Nylander scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 14:54 of the second period and recorded his second goal of the game at 10:37 of the third period. Nylander recorded his first multi-goal game of the season. Nylander has scored in three-straight games and extended his point streak to five games where he has recorded seven points (5G, 2A).
Mitch Marner registered the primary assist on Tavares’ power play goal and the primary assist on Giordano’s shorthanded goal. Marner extended his point streak to 12 games where he has recorded 17 points (3G, 14A).
Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews also extended their point streaks. Rielly is currently on a six-game assist streak where he has recorded seven assists while Matthews has recorded six points (2G, 4A) through his last four games.
Matt Murray stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced in Saturday’s win. TONIGHT’S GAME 2022-23 Matchups vs. NYI: First of Three 2021-22 Record vs. NYI: 3-0-0 Toronto Season Record: 10-5-4 Toronto Home Record: 7-2-2 Toronto Maple Leafs: Media Notes TONIGHT’S STORYLINES The Maple Leafs will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight in the first of three matchups between the clubs this season. Their second game of the season will also take place at Scotiabank Arena on January 23rd, 2023. Toronto went 3-0-0 against the Islanders during the 2021-22 campaign. The Maple Leafs have won six of their last 10 games against New York played at Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs have posted a 7-2-2 record on home ice this season, currently the second-best home record in the NHL. BROADCAST INFORMATION TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590
INJURY REPORT TJ Brodie Oblique (IR) Carl Dahlström Shoulder (IR) Jake Muzzin Neck (LTIR) Ilya Samsonov Knee (IR) ALL-TIME VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS: First Matchup between Clubs: January 10, 1973 (Toronto 4 vs. New York Islanders 2) All-Time Record: 77-68-7-10 (162 Games) All-Time Record at Home: 44-30-4-4 (82 Games) All-Time Record on the Road: 33-38-3-6 (80 Games) Last Home Win vs. Opponent: April 17, 2022 (Toronto 4 vs. New York Islanders 2) ACTIVE LEADERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS: Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (40), Morgan Rielly (22), Mark Giordano (17) Goals: Wayne Simmonds (10), Mitch Marner (8), Auston Matthews (7) Assists: Wayne Simmonds (13), Mitch Marner (6), William Nylander (6), Calle Järnkrok (6), Morgan Rielly (6), Mark Giordano (6) Points: Wayne Simmonds (23), Mitch Marner (14), Auston Matthews (11), William Nylander (11) Penalty Minutes Wayne Simmonds (52), Mark Giordano (14), Auston Matthews (8) 2022-23 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO% Toronto .632 3.00 2.68 27.4 77.3 30.8 28.4 52.1 New York .579 3.32 2.79 20.7 83.9 32.2 32.8 50.1
NEXT GAME Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Opponent: at New Jersey Devils Time: 7:00 pm ET Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio
THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2022-23 Power Play: 27.4% Power Play Goal Leader: 6 – Matthews, Tavares Power Play Point Leader: 12 – Tavares (6G, 6A) 2021-22 Power Play: 63/231 (27.3%) ON THE PK IN 2022-23 Penalty Kill: 77.3% Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Järnkrok, Giordano Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Järnkrok (1G), Brodie (1A), Kerfoot (1A), Giordano (1G), Kämpf (1A), Marner (1A) 2021-22 Penalty Kill: 192/234 (82.1%) FAST FACTS Monday games 3rd of 7 (4 home, 3 road) Back-to-Backs played 4 of 14 Record in first game of back-to-back 1-3-0 Record in second game of back-to-back 3-0-1 November games 10th of 15 (9 home, 6 road) UPCOMING MILESTONES Jordie Benn One game away from 600 career NHL games played Mark Giordano Four assists away from 400 career NHL assists Alexander Kerfoot Seven points away from 200 career NHL points Ilya Samsonov Three games away from 100 career NHL games played RECENT MILESTONES Pontus Holmberg Recorded the first point of his NHL career with an assist, Nov. 15 at PIT Denis Malgin Skated in his 200th career NHL game, Nov. 5 vs. BOS Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL assist, Oct. 20 vs. DAL Rasmus Sandin Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 5 vs. BOS John Tavares Scored his 400th career NHL goal, Nov. 15 at PIT John Tavares Recorded his 900th career NHL point with an assist, Oct. 17 vs. ARI HOW THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE BUILT Draft (9) Free Agent (13) Trade (4) 2019 – Robertson (53rd overall) 2022 – Aston-Reese (Oct. 9) 2022 – Murray (July 11) 2018 – Holmberg (156th overall) 2022 – Järnkrok (July 15) 2022 – Giordano (Mar. 20) 2018 – Sandin (29th overall) 2022 – Benn (July 14) 2019 – Kerfoot (July 1) 2017 – Liljegren (17th overall) 2022 – Samsonov (July 13) 2019 – Muzzin (Jan. 28) 2016 – Matthews (1st overall) 2022 – Malgin (July 13) 2015 – Marner (4th overall) 2021 – Bunting (July 28) 2014 – Nylander (8th overall) 2021 – Kämpf (July 28) 2014 – Engvall (188th overall) 2021 – Källgren (May 19) 2012 – Rielly (5th overall) 2021 – Dahlström (July 28) 2020 – Brodie (Oct. 9) 2020 – Simmonds (Oct. 9) 2018 – Tavares (July 1) 2016 – Holl (July 2)
2022-23 TEAM LEADERS CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER GOALS 10 – Nylander, Tavares HITS 46 – Sandin ASSISTS 18 – Marner BLOCKED SHOTS 43 – Holl POINTS 22 – Marner (4G, 18A) TAKEAWAYS 21 – Matthews POWER PLAY POINTS 12 – Tavares (6G, 6A) TOI PER GAME 23:20 – Rielly SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Järnkrok (1G), Brodie (1A), Kerfoot (1A), Giordano (1G), Kämpf (1A), Marner (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:48 – Nylander PIMs 28 – Bunting SH TOI PER GAME 3:14 – Holl SHOTS 82 – Matthews WINS 6 – Samsonov FACEOFF% 100% – Aston-Reese, Malgin, Robertson GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.23 – Samsonov 5-on-5 CF% 55.96% –Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .921 – Samsonov
LAST GAME DATE NYI RESULT SCORE NYI SCORERS IN GOAL Sat., Nov. 19, 2022 Loss DAL 5 vs. NYI 2 Barzal (2) Varlamov (30/34) Mathew Barzal scored twice in the second period, but the New York Islanders were unable to answer the Stars’ three third period tallies, and they fell 5-2 to Dallas on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. Brock Nelson found the scoresheet for his third straight game against the Stars, and Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov turned away 30 of 34 shots in the loss. SEASON SERIES DATE LOCATION TIME (ET) TV Nov. 21, 2022 Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON) 7:30pm MSG Jan. 23, 2023 Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON) 7:00pm MSG Mar. 23, 2023 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm MSG Nov. 16 Nikita Soshnikov has been loaned to the Bridgeport Islanders (AHL). Nov. 7 Robin Salo has been recalled from the Bridgeport Islanders (AHL). Nov. 6 Robin Salo has been loaned to the Bridgeport Islanders (AHL). Oct. 28 Robin Salo has been recalled from the Bridgeport Islanders (AHL). Oct. 21 Robin Salo has been assigned to Bridgeport. Sebastian Aho has been activated off IR. TONIGHT’S MATCHUP Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first of three matchups between the two clubs this season, and the first of two visits the Islanders will make to Scotiabank Arena in 2022-23. The last time these teams met was April 17, 2021 in Toronto, when Josh Bailey and Anthony Beauvillier each scored. The Islanders look to capture their second straight Atlantic Division win as they visit Canada for the second time in seven days, and conclude their four-game road trip tonight. INJURIES GAMES MISSED
Man Games Lost: 7 RECENT TRANSACTIONS Saturday, Nov. 19 at Dallas L (5-2) Thursday, Nov. 17 at Nashville L (5-4) Monday, Nov. 14 at Ottawa W (4-2) Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Columbus W, OT (4-3) RECENT RESULTS vs. THE MAPLE LEAFS: 2021-22 0-3-0 Last 5 meetings 1-4-0 Franchise History 78-69-7-8 NYI Home 44-29-3-4 NYI Away 34-40-4-4 Nov. 23 vs. Edmonton UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm Nov. 25 at Columbus Nationwide Arena (Columbus, OH) 8:00pm Nov. 26 vs. Philadelphia UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm Nov. 29 at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) 7:30pm Dec. 2 vs. Nashville UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm UPCOMING GAMES Apr. 17, 2022 Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON) Loss (4-2) Jan. 22, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Loss (3-1) Nov. 21, 2021 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Loss (3-0) Jan. 4, 2020 Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON) Loss (3-0) Nov. 13, 2019 Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY) Win (5-4) LAST FIVE MEETINGS VS. TORONTO ACTIVE NYI LEADERS Points, Career Z. Parise & J. Bailey (23), B. Nelson (13) Goals, Career Z. Parise (13), J. Bailey (7), three players (6) Assists, Career J. Bailey (16), J.G. Pageau (11), Z. Parise (10) PLAYER MILESTONE NEEDS Mathew Barzal 100 Goals 7 Anthony Beauvillier 100 Goals 4 Anthony Beauvillier 200 Points 4 Brock Nelson 700 NHL Games 5 Brock Nelson 200 Assists 8 Kyle Palmieri 200 Assists 5 MILESTONES PLAYER MILESTONE DATE ACHIEVED Anders Lee 600 NHL Games Oct. 20 vs. NJD Josh Bailey 1,000 NHL Games Oct. 28 at CAR Anthony Beauvillier 100 Assists Nov. 3 at STL Brock Nelson 400 Points Nov. 3 at STL Kyle Palmieri 400 Points Nov. 8 at NYR Kyle Palmieri 700 NHL Games Nov. 19 at DAL Adam Pelech 400 NHL Games Nov. 19 at DAL VISITING THE MAPLE LEAFS The New York Islanders will visit Toronto twice this season, on Nov. 21 and Jan. 23, 2023. The last time they visited Toronto was April 17, 2021, a 4-2 loss. The last time the Islanders won in a road game against the Maple Leafs was Dec. 29, 2018. The Islanders also played the Maple Leafs one year ago today, when they hosted the Leafs on Nov. 21, 2021, as the second opponent ever on UBS Arena ice. The game was a 3-0 decision in Toronto’s favor. Forwards Josh Bailey and Zach Parise lead active Islanders in career points against the Maple Leafs, each with 23. Bailey has recorded seven goals and 16 assists in 39 games against Toronto, and Parise has 10 goals and 13 assists, also in 39 games against them. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has tallied 11 assists in 27 career matchups against the Maple Leafs, tied for the most against any single opponent in his career (New Jersey). Entering tonight’s game, Pageau is fourth on the Islanders in assists (8). Islanders forward Matt Martin was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2016-18, appearing in 132 games with Toronto, tallying 21 points (8g, 13a). He was traded back to the New York Islanders on July 3, 2018, in exchange for Eamon McAdam. The Islanders enter tonight’s game with a 6-4-0 record in their last ten contests. AGAINST THE ATLANTIC The Islanders collected their first win of the season against an Atlantic Division opponent last week. They can collect their second straight victory against an Atlantic Division opponent tonight, after visiting Ottawa on Nov. 14 and earning a 4-2 win against the Senators. ON THE ROAD Tonight, the Islanders conclude a four-game road trip, their longest of the season so far. The Islanders look to split their road trip 2-2-0 with this evening’s matchup, after falling to Nashville (5-4) and Dallas (5-2) in their last two games. Entering tonight’s game, the Islanders are 5-3-0 in their last eight road matchups. Through 10 road games this season, the Islanders have outscored opponents 33-31. The Islanders will look to earn their sixth road win of the season tonight, bringing them above .500 in road games. ONTARIO Ontario is the most well-represented Canadian province on the Islanders’ roster. Six active Islanders hail from Ontario: Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Matt Martin, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and Adam Pelech. Of the six, two are Toronto natives: Casey Cizikas and Adam Pelech. POWER PLAY Saturday night in Dallas, Mathew Barzal scored on the power play as the Islanders found the back of the net with a man advantage for the third straight game. Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored power play goals in consecutive games on Nov. 14 and 17, and Oliver Wahlstrom also scored a PPG in Monday’s win in Ottawa. Through ten road games this season, the Islanders have scored on 30.3% of power play opportunities when they are the visitor. STORYLINES FOUR STRAIGHT Islanders forward Mathew Barzal and captain Anders Lee have each found the scoresheet in their last four straight games. On Saturday night in Dallas, Barzal tallied his first and second goals of the season in his first multi-goal game since April 1, 2021. Barzal leads Islanders in assists (19) and points (21) through 19 games so far this season. Lee has recorded an assist in four straight, tying his career-best assist streak. Lee has found the scoresheet in ten of his last 12 games, scoring 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in that span. The Islanders are 10-4-0 when Lee finds the scoresheet so far this season. HITS RECORDS Islanders forwards Cal Clutterbuck (3,626) and Matt Martin (3,471) are second and third amongst all NHLers in career hits, respectively (the stat has been collected since the 2005-06 season). Clutterbuck needs 7 hits to pass Dustin Brown (3,632) for the most all-time. Clutterbuck has 64 hits through 17 games this season (eighth in the league), and Martin has 63 (10th in the league). THE THIRD The Islanders remain most productive in the third period. Every victory the Islanders have captured so far this season has included an Islander finding the back of the net in the third. Since October 26, 50% (22 of the last 44) of Islander goals have been scored in the third, and the Islanders are 11-5-0 when they find the back of the net in the final frame. Their 30 third period goals this season leads the NHL.
10 Islanders forwards have recorded three or more goals through 19 games this season, including Islanders forward Brock Nelson, who leads the team with nine goals. Nelson has scored a goal in the last eight consecutive Islander wins, and is second on the Islanders in points (18). Nelson has recorded a team-high 63 shots on goal this seaosn, and has been held off the scoresheet just four times since October 22.
Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech leads the Islanders in time on ice per game with 21:10, and in plus/minus, with a plus-eight through 19 games. On Saturday in Dallas, Pelech skated in his 400th career NHL game. He leads active Islander defensemen in games played, and has skated each of his 400 contests in an Islanders uniform. The Islanders are 4-1-0 when Pelech finds the scoresheet this season. He recorded two points (1g, 1a) on Thursday night in Nashville for the third time this season. Pelech has tallied three multi-point games in 19 contests, the first time he has recorded three multi-point games since the 2017-18 season. Pelech also set a new single-game season high amongst Islanders on Nov. 3, as he skated 24:30 TOI (his highest TOI since Dec. 19, 2021). BLUELINERS Through 19 games so far this season, Islanders defensemen have recorded 44 points. Islanders blueliners have scored 15 goals so far, leading the NHL. An Islanders defenseman has found the scoresheet in 15 of 19 games this season. Noah Dobson leads Islanders defensemen in all three scoring categories, with 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists). Monday night in Ottawa, Dobson tallied his third multi-point game of the season. Defensemen Sebastian Aho (first career multi-assist game) and Scott Mayfield (game-tying goal and assist) helped the Islanders to a 4-3 win over Columbus on November 12. GAME GOALTENDER Shots Faced 46 Nov. 7 vs. CGY Ilya Sorokin #30 (4-3 OTW) Saves Made 43 Nov. 7 vs. CGY Ilya Sorokin #30 SEASON HIGHS GAME PLAYER Goals 2 Oct. 15 vs. ANA, Oct. 18 vs. SJS Oct. 23 at FLA Oct. 26 vs. NYR Oct. 28 at CAR Nov. 12 vs. CBJ Nov. 19 at DAL S. Mayfield #24, R. Salo #2, O. Wahlstrom #26 A. Lee #27 K. Palmieri #21 B. Nelson #29 B. Nelson #29 M. Barzal #13 Assists 3 Oct. 15 vs. ANA Nov. 7 vs. CGY Anders Lee #27 Mathew Barzal #13 Points 3 Oct. 15 vs. ANA Nov. 7 vs. CGY Anders Lee #27 M. Barzal #13 Shots 10 Nov. 12 vs. CBJ Brock Nelson #29 +/- +4 Oct. 15 vs. ANA Robin Salo #2 PIM 15 Nov. 2 at CHI Casey Cizikas #53 Hits 10 Oct. 22 at TBL Cal Clutterbuck #15 Blocked Shots 9 Oct. 13 vs. FLA Alexander Romanov #28 Faceoff Wins 20 Nov. 7 vs. CGY J.G. Pageau #44 Time on Ice 24:30 Nov. 3 at STL Adam Pelech #3
Goals for (Game) 7 Oct. 15 vs. ANA Goals for (Period) 4 Oct. 29 vs. COL (3rd) Nov. 3 at STL (2nd) Shots for (Game) 46 Oct. 18 vs. SJS Nov. 12 vs. CBJ Shots for (Period) 22 Nov. 12 vs. CBJ (2nd) Power Play Goals 2 Oct. 23 at FLA (Lee scored both) Nov. 8 at NYR (Palmieri, Nelson) Nov. 14 at OTT (Wahlstrom, Pageau) PIM 21 Nov. 1 at CHI Hits 48 Oct. 22 at TBL Blocked Shots 28 Oct. 28 at CAR Faceoff Wins 41 Oct. 13 vs. FLA GOALTENDER HIGHS PLAYER HIGHS TEAM HIGHS Highs in italics were set in most recent game DIVISION RECORD NEXT OPPONENT LAST OPPONENT Metropolitan 4-1-0 Nov. 25 vs. CBJ Nov. 12 vs. CBJ Atlantic 1-4-0 Nov. 21 at TOR Nov. 14 at OTT Pacific 3-0-0 Nov. 23 vs. EDM Nov. 7 vs. CGY Central 3-3-0 Dec. 2 vs. NSH Nov. 19 at DAL (L) DIVISION RECORDS
DATE GAME 1 GAME 2 FRONT-ENDS BACK-ENDS TOTAL
1 Oct. 22 & 23 at TBL (5-3 L) at FLA (3-2 L) 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 2 Oct. 28 & 29 at CAR (6-3 W) vs. COL (5-4 W) 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 3 Nov. 7 & 8 vs. CGY (4-3 OT W) at NYR (4-3 W) 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0 4 Nov. 25 & 26 at CBJ vs. PHI 2022-23 BACK-T0-BACK SERIES MONTH RECORD HOME AWAY October 5-4-0 4-2-0 1-2-0 November 6-4-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 RECORD BY MONTH PERIOD ISLANDERS GOALS OPPONENT GOALS RECORD WHEN NYI SCORES 1 9 12 6-2-0 2 22 22 8-4-0 3 30 19 11-5-0 GOALS BY PERIOD COACHES CHALLENGES DATE SUCCESS/FAILURE FINAL SCORE Nov. 3 at STL Successful 3-1 W MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY 2-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 1-4-0 1-0-0 3-3-0 0-1-0 RECORD BY DAY OF THE WEEK 15 players on the roster are Islanders draft selections. PLAYER HOW ACQUIRED
2 Robin Salo 2017 NHL Draft (2nd Round, 46th overall)
3 Adam Pelech 2012 NHL Draft (3rd Round, 65th overall)
6 Ryan Pulock 2013 NHL Draft (1st round, 15th overall)
8 Noah Dobson 2018 NHL Draft (1st Round, 12th overall)
11 Zach Parise Signed as a free agent on Oct. 10, 2021
12 Josh Bailey 2008 NHL Draft (1st Round, 9th overall)
13 Mathew Barzal 2015 NHL Draft (1st Round, 16th overall)
15 Cal Clutterbuck Acquired via trade from MIN on June 30, 2013
17 Matt Martin Acquired via trade from TOR on July 3, 2018
18 Anthony Beauvillier 2015 NHL Draft (1st Round, 28th overall)
21 Kyle Palmieri Acquired via trade from NJD on April 7, 2021
24 Scott Mayfield 2011 NHL Draft (2nd Round, 34th overall)
25 Sebastian Aho 2017 NHL Draft (5th Round, 139th overall)
26 Oliver Wahlstrom 2018 NHL Draft (1st Round, 11th overall)
27 Anders Lee 2009 NHL Draft (6th Round, 152nd overall)
28 Alexander Romanov Acquired via trade from MTL on July 7, 2022
29 Brock Nelson 2010 NHL Draft (1st Round, 30th overall)
30 Ilya Sorokin 2014 NHL Draft (3rd Round, 78th overall)
32 Ross Johnston Signed as a free agent on March 31, 2015
40 Semyon Varlamov Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2019
41 Nikita Soshnikov Signed as a free agent on September 21, 2022
44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau Acquired via trade from OTT on February 24, 2020
53 Casey Cizikas 2009 NHL Draft (4th Round, 92nd overall
15 Cal Clutterbuck Oct. 13 vs. FLA , Nov. 8 at NYR
25 Sebastian Aho Oct. 13 vs. FLA – Oct. 20 vs. NJD
Abbotsford: J. Stevens (3) (J. Dowling, K. Rau), L. Karlsson (4) (C. Wouters, C. Wolanin), L. Pederson (4) (T. Nielsen, W. Kalynuk) Goaltender: A. Silovs (20/24) L
Toronto:J. Anderson (9) PP (N. Hoefenmayer, L. Shaw), N. Hoefenmayer (2) (A. Steeves, L. Shaw), S. Der-Arguchintsev (40 PP (J. Blandisi, M. Abramov), M. Abramov (1) PP (J. Blandisi, A. Gaudette), A. Gaudette (9) EN (N. Abruzzese, M. Hellickson) Goaltender: D. Ferguson (17/19), K. Petruzzelli (9/10) W
ON THE SCORESHEET
Joey Anderson opened the scoring at 1:16 of the first period on the power play. This was his fourth power play goal of the season. He has 17 points (9 goals, 8 assists) in 14 games with the Marlies.
Noel Hoefenmayer scored at 11:48 of the first period and earlier recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s first period goal. He is tied for fourth amongst defenceman in points (2-10-12).
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored at 4:01 of the second period. This was his 50th career AHL point. He has 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in 14 games this season.
Mikhail Abramov scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 13:13 of the third period and earlier had the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period goal.
Adam Gaudette scored on the empty net at 18:57 of the third period and earlier recorded the secondary assist on Abramov’s power play game-winner. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games. He has 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) in 13 games this season.
Logan Shaw had the secondary assists on Anderson’s power play goal and Hoefenmayer’s goal, both in the first period. He has 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in 14 games this season.
Alex Steeves registered the primary assist on Hoefenmayer’s first period goal. He has five goals and 10 assists through 14 games this season.
Joseph Blandisi picked up the primary assists on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period goal and Abramov’s third period goal. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 11 games this season.
Nick Abruzzese had the primary assist on Gaudette’s third period goal. He has four goals and five assists in 14 games this season.
Matthew Hellickson recorded the secondary assist on Gaudette’s third period.
Dylan Ferguson stopped 17 of 19 shots he faced 39:54 of action. Keith Petruzzelli stopped 9 of 10 shots to capture the win. He is 7-1-0 this season with a 2.84 goals-against average and a 0.908 save percentage.
Toronto is 16-15-1-0 at Scotiabank Arena.
The Marlies went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 3-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 10-2-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 6-0-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
This is the first time Toronto has recorded three power play goals this season. This is their sixth multi-power play goal game of the season.
Abbotsford had a 29-25 edge in shots in all situations. Noel Hoefenmayer led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 4-2-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.
The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 against Pacific Division opponents and are 1-0-0-0 against the Abbotsford Canucks.
RECORD WHEN Scoring first 7-1-1-0 Leading after 1st 5-0-1-0 Leading after 2nd7-0-1-0 At home 7-2-1-0 November 5-1-1-0 Saturday 6-0-0-0
On what can be cleaned up from today’s win: Consistency has been a big word in our room. We have found consistent starts. That was something we really wanted to focus on at the beginning of the season and I feel as though the team has a done a good job at that. The first period lead that we got set us up for success. You’d like the group in the second period to come out and really give (Abbotsford) nothing. I felt like we got a little comfortable, some poor puck decisions through the middle of the rink which fueled their opportunities. But then found a way again in the third period to get a win.
On Keith Petruzzelli in relief: The big glove save in the third period was beautiful. We obviously don’t want to give up a chance like that but he kept us in the game. It’s always tough coming into a game partial way like that and to play the way he did was great. Yesterday was not a reflection on him (6-1 loss against Belleville). Being up, it had been some time since he had been in some game action and it can always take a little bit to find your timing, but he played well for us yesterday. Yesterday was more about the team giving up the chances that he did.
On Mikhail Abramov’s game-winning goal:
(It was) huge. The season hasn’t gone to plan as he would have expected with opportunity and ice time. He’s doing a great job at finding his way. He didn’t get to start the season in training camp and get his legs under him like the other guys did. He’s a great player that we really believe in and it was good to see him like that.
ADAM GAUDETTE (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)
On today’s game:
It’s always tough playing back-to-backs but we came out hard and got off to a good start which is what we’ve been focusing on. Definitely got to clean up the middle of the game to have a full 60 minutes of controlling the game but credit to us, we didn’t give up, we didn’t get down on ourselves. We just went back to work in the third period. There’s definitely things to work on and the good thing about back-to-back-to-backs is we’ve got another game tomorrow to work on stuff.
On Keith Petruzzelli: He’s been great all year. He’s been an anchor for us all year. Coming in cold like that after a back-to-back is not something easy to do but he came in and Ferguson played great to start us off and then Petruzzelli picked it up after he went out and held us in there.
UPCOMING GAMES: *All times Eastern Standard Time
November 20 vs. Abbotsford – 4:00 p.m. November 23 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. November 25 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m. November 26 vs. Cleveland – 4:00 p.m. December 3 vs. Syracuse – 4:00 p.m.
TORONTO RAPTORS POSTGAME NOTES Wednesday November 16, 2022 Game #16 | Home Game #7 Attendance: 19,800 (sellout)
Strus – 20
Martin – 9
Vincent/Butler – 5
Anunoby – 32
Anunoby/Boucher – 10
VanVleet – 8
Beginning at the 8:36 mark in the third quarter, the Raptors went on a 21-to-0 run, holding Miami scoreless for over seven minutes in the third quarter … Toronto outscored Miami 30-19 in the third frame … The Raptors are 7-2 this season when leading after three quarters.
Toronto outrebounded Miami 42-to-23 (+19) tonight … The Raptors recorded 16 offensive rebounds compared to just four for Miami, leading to a 26-to-5 advantage in second chance points … Toronto (17.0) entered tonight’s game ranked third in the NBA in second chance points, behind only Memphis (17.9) and Houston (17.6).
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Miami Heat 112-104 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 series lead and extend their home record to 6-1 … The two teams will play their series finale Mar. 28 at Scotiabank Arena … The Raptors travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Saturday, before heading back to Toronto for a three-game homestand (Nov. 23-28).
O.G. Anunoby recorded a season-best 32 points (13-18 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), a season high-tying 10 rebounds and team-high 43 minutes for his second double-double of the season … It is his first career 30-point double-double and 13th double-double of his career … He has scored 20-or-more points five times this season, a feat which he accomplished 19 times in 48 games during the 2021-22 campaign.
Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 23 points in the third quarter … He has scored 20-or-more points in five of the 11 games he has played this season … He added eight assists and one rebound in 39 minutes after missing the last two games (Nov. 12-14) due to a non-COVID illness.
Chris Boucher recorded his second double-double of the season and 30th of his career finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds … He has paced the bench in scoring in four consecutive games (Nov. 11-16) and in 11 of the 13 games he’s played this season … He ranked 12th in the NBA in total bench points (145) entering tonight’s contest.
The Raptors held a -9 advantage in turnover differential Wednesday night scoring 29 points off Miami’s turnovers … Toronto has outscored opponents 373-259 (+114) in this category through the first 16 games and led the league (12.7) averaging the fewest turnovers per game entering Wednesday night.
With the loss, Miami now sits at 7-8, including 1-4 on the road … The Heat will continue a four-game road trip (Nov. 16-21) Friday night in Washington.
Kyle Lowry scored 19 points and added two assists, one rebound and one steal in 36 minutes tonight … Lowry has scored in double-digits in 13-of-15 games this season, including 15+ points eight times.
Max Strus finished with a team-high 20 points (6-11 FG, 3-8 3PT, 5-5 FT) in 35 minutes tonight … Strus has scored 20+ in five-of-15 games this year, something he did eight times over the entire 2021-22 campaign (68 games) … Strus is averaging a career-high 15.1 points to start the season.
Gabe Vincent tallied 16 points, including a season high-tying three three-point field goals, and added five assists in 32 minutes off the bench tonight … Vincent has now scored in double-digits in seven consecutive games (Nov. 2-16), averaging 14.0 points during this stretch.
November 7, 2022 LOGAN SHAW NAMED AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK The American Hockey League announced today that Toronto Marlies forward Logan Shaw has been selected as the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending in November 6. Shaw, 30, recorded five goals and four assists in Toronto’s last three games which included his first career four-point game (Nov. 2 at Laval). He picked up his third career hat trick on Nov. 4 against Laval where he also registered the game-winning goal in overtime. Shaw is currently tied for the AHL lead in points (6-8-14). Defenceman Filip Král was the last Toronto Marlie selected as AHL Player of the Week on Jan. 17, 2022. The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since 2005, 142 players have appeared in regular season games at both the NHL and AHL levels. The current Maple Leafs roster features 13 players who have dressed for both the Maple Leafs and Marlies – Kyle Clifford, Pierre Engvall, Justin Holl, Pontus Holmberg, Erik Källgren, Timothy Liljegren, Victor Mete, Jake Muzzin, William Nylander, Keith Petruzzelli, Morgan Rielly, Nicholas Robertson and Rasmus Sandin.
LAST GAME Score: Toronto 2 vs. Arizona 4 Date: Monday, October 17, 2022 TOR Goals: Nylander (PPG), Marner ARI Goals: Ritchie (PPG), Fischer, Gostisbehere, Crouse (EN) TOR Goaltender: Källgren, 15-for-18, .833 SV% ARI Goaltender: Vejmelka, 26-for-28, .929 SV% TOR Power Play: 1-for-5 TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-5 Team Notes: – John Tavares posted the primary assist on Nylander’s power play goal. With the assist, Tavares recorded his 900th career NHL point (392G, 508A). Tavares is currently on a four-game point streak where he has recorded five points (1G, 4A). Mitch Marner is also on a four-game point streak where he has recorded four points (1G, 3A).
William Nylander scored on a power play opportunity at 12:54 of the third period. Nylander has scored a power play goal in back-to-back games (Oct. 15 vs. OTT, Oct. 17 vs. ARI).
Erik Källgren turned away 15 of 18 shots he faced in his season debut with the Maple Leafs. TONIGHT’S GAME 2022-23 Matchups vs. Dallas: First of Two 2021-22 Record vs. Dallas: 2-0-0 Toronto Season Record: 2-2-0 Toronto Home Record: 2-1-0 TONIGHT’S STORYLINES Toronto will face-off against the Dallas Stars tonight in the first of two matchups between the clubs this season. Their second game of the season will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on December 6. Toronto has won seven of their last nine games against the Stars that were played on home ice. BROADCAST INFORMATION TV: Sportsnet ONE RADIO: Sportsnet 590 NEXT GAME Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022 Opponent: at Winnipeg Jets Time: 7 pm ET Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio) Toronto Maple Leafs: Media Notes RECENT TRANSACTIONS October 19, 2022 The Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Filip Král from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Defenceman Jake Muzzin has been placed on injured reserve. October 16, 2022 The Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Victor Mete and forwards Nicholas Robertson and Wayne Simmonds from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). October 15, 2022 The Maple Leafs have placed goaltender Matt Murray on long-term injured reserve. Goaltender Erik Källgren has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis. INJURY REPORT Jordie Benn Groin (LTIR) Carl Dahlström Shoulder (IR) Timothy Liljegren Hernia (LTIR) Matt Murray Adductor Injury (LTIR) Jake Muzzin Neck (IR) ALL-TIME VS. DALLAS STARS: First Matchup between Clubs: November 11, 1967 (Toronto 1 vs. Minnesota 2) All-Time Record: 99-92-28-1 (220 Games) All-Time Record at Home: 56-39-17-0 (112 Games) All-Time Record on the Road: 43-53-11-1 (108 Games) Last Home Win vs. Opponent: March 15, 2022 (Toronto 4 vs. Dallas 0) ACTIVE LEADERS VS. DALLAS STARS: Games Played: Mark Giordano (40), Calle Järnkrok (37), Wayne Simmonds (31) Goals: Calle Järnkrok (10), John Tavares (9), Auston Matthews (8) Assists: Mark Giordano (15), Mitch Marner (14), John Tavares (13) Points: John Tavares (22), Mark Giordano (19), Calle Järnkrok (17) Penalty Minutes Wayne Simmonds (47), Mark Giordano (26), Calle Järnkrok (9) 2022-23 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO% Toronto .500 2.75 3.00 21.4 81.3 32.8 24.0 52.6 Dallas 1.000 4.33 1.00 30.0 92.9 26.7 29.0 52.7 THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2022-23 Power Play: 21.4% Power Play Goal Leader: 2 – Nylander Power Play Point Leader: 3 – Tavares (1G, 2A) 2021-22 Power Play: 63/231 (27.3%) ON THE PK IN 2022-23 Penalty Kill: 81.3% Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A 2021-22 Penalty Kill: 192/234 (82.1%) FAST FACTS Thursday games 2nd of 15 (7 home, 8 road) Back-to-Backs played 1 of 14 Record in first game of back-toback 0-1-0 Record in second game of back-toback 1-0-0 October games 5th of 10 (4 home, 6 road) UPCOMING MILESTONES Mark Giordano Six assists away from 400 career NHL assists Auston Matthews One assist away from 200 career NHL assists Denis Malgin Four games away from 200 career NHL games Jake Muzzin Six points away from 300 career NHL points Rasmus Sandin Eight games away from 100 career NHL games played John Tavares Eight goals away from 400 career NHL goals RECENT MILESTONES John Tavares Recorded his 900th career NHL point with an assist, Oct. 17 vs. ARI HOW THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE BUILT Draft (9) Free Agent (15) Trade (4) 2019 – Robertson (53rd overall) 2022 – Aston-Reese (Oct. 9) 2022- Murray (July 11) 2018 – Král (149th overall) 2022 – Järnkrok (July 15) 2022 – Giordano (Mar. 20) 2018 – Sandin (29th overall) 2022 – Mete (July 14) 2019 – Kerfoot (July 1) 2017 – Liljegren (17th overall) 2022 – Benn (July 14) 2019 – Muzzin (Jan. 28) 2016 – Matthews (1st overall) 2022 – Samsonov (July 13) 2015 – Marner (4th overall) 2022 – Malgin (July 13) 2014 – Engvall (188th overall) 2022 – Aubé-Kubel (July 13) 2014 – Nylander (8th overall) 2021 – Bunting (July 28) 2012 – Rielly (5th overall) 2021 – Kämpf (July 28) 2021 – Källgren (May 19) 2021 – Dahlström (July 28) 2020 – Brodie (Oct. 9) 2020 – Simmonds (Oct. 9) 2018 – Tavares (July 1) 2016 – Holl (July 2)
2022-23 TEAM LEADERS CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER GOALS 3 – Nylander HITS 19 – Aubé-Kubel ASSISTS 4 – Rielly, Tavares BLOCKED SHOTS 11 – Holl POINTS 5 –Tavares (1G, 4A) TAKEAWAYS 5 – Kämpf, Kerfoot, Marner, Tavares POWER PLAY POINTS 3 – Tavares (1G, 2A) TOI PER GAME 22:38 – Rielly SHORTHANDED POINTS N/A PP TOI PER GAME 4:49 – Matthews PIMs 6 – Järnkrok SH TOI PER GAME 3:26 – Holl SHOTS 21 – Matthews WINS 2 – Samsonov FACEOFF% 100% – Aston-Reese, Engvall, Bunting GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.00 – Samsonov 5-on-5 CF% 70.18% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .926 – Samsonov RECORD BY MONTH
2022-23 GAME HIGHS CATEGORY HOME ROAD Most Goals, Game 1 – Seven Players Tied 1 – Bunting, Malgin, Nylander (Oct. 12 at MTL) Most Assists, Game 2 – Rielly (Oct. 13 vs. WSH) 2 – Tavares, Oct. 12 at MTL Most Points, Game 2 – Rielly (2A, Oct. 13 vs. WSH) 2 – Nylander (1G, 1A – Oct. 12 at MTL), Tavares (2A – Oct. 12 at MTL) Most Shots, Game 7 – Nylander (Oct. 13 vs. WSH), Matthews (Oct. 15 vs. OTT) 5 – Matthews, Nylander (Oct. 12 at MTL) Time on Ice, Game 26:10 – Marner (Oct. 17 vs. ARI) 22:32 – Rielly, Oct. 12 at MTL Most Saves, Game 26 – Samsonov (Oct. 15 vs. OTT) 19 – Murray, Oct. 12 at MTL CATEGORY GAME PERIOD Most Goals, For 3 – Oct. 12 at MTL, Oct. 13 vs. WSH, Oct. 15 vs. OTT 2 – 3rd, Oct. 15 vs. OTT, 3rd Oct. 17 vs. ARI Most Goals, Against 4 – Oct. 12 at MTL, Oct. 17 vs. ARI 2 – Five Tied Most Shots, For 39 – Oct. 13 vs. WSH 21 – Oct. 13 vs. WSH Most Shots, Against 28 – Oct. 15 vs. OTT 11 – 1st, Oct. 13 vs. WSH, 1st Oct. 15 vs. OTT Fewest Shots, For 28 – Oct. 17 vs. ARI 5 – 1st, Oct. 17 vs. ARI Fewest Shots, Against 19 – Oct. 17 vs. ARI 4 – 1st, Oct. 17 vs. ARI TORONTO MARLIES The Marlies are back in action this weekend with back-to-back games against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Alex Steeves currently leads the team with three points (2G, 1A) through two games.
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.
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-
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.