DUCKS-LEAFS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Anaheim: Second of Two
2021-22 Record vs. Anaheim: 1-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 25-10-3
Toronto Home Record: 14-4-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
January 24, 2022
Forward Joey Anderson, defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and goaltender
Erik Kallgren have be reassigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 22, 2022
Goaltender Erik Kallgren has been reassigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
January 21, 2022
Forward Joey Anderson and defenceman Carl Dahlstrom have been
reassigned to the Maple Leafs taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Score: Toronto 3 at New York Islanders 1

LAST GAME
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
TOR Goals: Marner, Engvall, Rielly
NYI Goals: Parise
TOR Goaltender: Mrazek, 27/28, .964 SV%
NYI Goaltender: Varlamov, 20/23, .870 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-3

NEXT GAME
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Opponent: at Detroit Red Wings
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Jake Muzzin Concussion
ALL-TIME VS. ANAHEIM DUCKS:

First Matchup between Clubs: November 17, 1993 (Toronto 4 at Anaheim 3)
All-Time Record: 29-12-5-1 (47 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 17-3-4-1 (25 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 12-9-1-0 (22 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: February 7, 2020 (Toronto 5 vs. Anaheim 4 – OTW)
Record in Last Five Games: 4-1-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. ANAHEIM DUCKS:
Games Played: TJ Brodie (35), Wayne Simmonds (34), Jake Muzzin (31)
Goals:
Wayne Simmonds (12), John Tavares (10), Auston Matthews (5), William
Nylander (5)
Assists: TJ Brodie (14), Jake Muzzin (13), John Tavares (12)
Points: John Tavares (22), Wayne Simmonds (18), TJ Brodie (17)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (55), Jake Muzzin (12), John Tavares (8)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .697 3.37 2.61 29.0% 84.0% 33.9 30.9 55.4%
Anaheim .557 2.89 2.80 25.0% 85.4% 30.8 32.7 49.4%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 31/107 (29.0%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 9 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 16 – Matthews (9G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 89/106 (84.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Marner (2G), Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Wednesday games 9th of 11 (6 home, 5 road)
Back-to-Backs played 6 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-4-0
January games 9th of 11 (4 home, 7 road)
UPCOMING MILESTONES

TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
Auston Matthews Eight points away from 400 career NHL points
Jake Muzzin 10 points away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Four games away from 400 career NHL games played

RECENT 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 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
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

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS
CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 25 – Matthews HITS 79 – Ritchie
ASSISTS 28 – Rielly BLOCKED SHOTS 51 – Holl, Brodie
POINTS 41 – Matthews (25G, 16A) TAKEAWAYS 36 – Matthews
POWER PLAY POINTS 16 – Matthews (9G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 24:14 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Marner (2G), Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:09 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:35 – Muzzin
SHOTS 155 – Matthews WINS 19 – CampbellLL
FACEOFF% 61.4% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.24 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 60.82% – Mikheyev SAVE PERCENTAGE .927 – CampbelL

LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME
JAN. 24, 2022 – ANAHEIM 5 @ BOSTON 3

The Ducks began a five-game road trip with a 5-3 win at Boston on Monday night, Anaheim’s second straight game with five goals…Hampus Lindholm
(0-3=3), Ryan Getzlaf (1-1=2) and Rickard Rakell (0-2=2) each tallied multi-point efforts, and John Gibson made 23 saves to earn his 14th win of the
season and 162nd career win as a Duck, tying Jonas Hiller for third place on the franchise’s all-time wins list…Lindholm recorded assists on each
Anaheim’s first three goals tonight (0-3=3), tying a personal career high for both points (sixth time) and assists (third time) in a game…he last recorded
three points Dec. 17, 2021 vs. ARI (2-1=3) and three assists Dec. 2, 2020 vs. LAK (0-3=3)…Troy Terry scored his 23rd goal of the season and sixth
GWG at 6:12 of the third period, trailing only Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl (7) for the most among league leaders…Getzlaf recorded a goal and an assist
(1-1=2), marking his 256th career multi-point game, three shy of tying Teemu Selanne (259) for the most multi-point efforts in Ducks history…his team-leading 23rd assist came on Derek Grant’s game-opening goal, the 26th by Anaheim this season, trailing only Washington (29)…Grant’s goal marked
his third the last two games and fourth the last five games…Isac Lundestrom scored his ninth goal and third SHG, his second point the last two games
(1-1=2)…Greg Pateryn netted his first goal as a Duck and second point in as many games (1-1=2)…Trevor Zegras recorded his 20th assist and 30th
point of the season, and Cam Fowler and Kevin Shattenkirk each added assists.
PP: 1-3 PK: 1-2 SF: 27 SA: 26 TOI: Kevin Shattenkirk (25:44) Three Stars: 1. Lindholm 2. Getzlaf 3. Rakell
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Jan. 15 – Recalled G Olle Eriksson Ek, RW Vinni Lettieri and D Greg Pateryn to the active roster from the Taxi Squad.
Jan. 18 – Reassigned C Bo Groulx to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 19 – Recalled D Brogan Rafferty from San Diego (AHL) and assigned C Danny O’Regan to the Taxi Squad from San Diego.
Jan. 21 – Reassigned D Brogan Rafferty to the Taxi Squad.
Jan. 24 – Reassigned RW Vinni Lettieri to the Taxi Squad
ANAHEIM DUCKS INJURIES
Man Games Lost: 176
ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks continue a season-tying five-game road trip tonight vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena (4 p.m.
PT, Bally Sports West, AM 830)…the Ducks enter tonight with back-to-back wins (outscoring opponents 10-4) and standings points in 14 of their last 22
games overall (10-8-4)…Anaheim is also 19-12-4 (42 points) with the fourth-ranked GAA (2.60) since Oct. 31…the Ducks also have the top PK net %
since Oct. 31 (91.6%)…Anaheim ranks third among NHL clubs in PK % (85.4) and eighth in PP% (25.0)…the Ducks open their eighth back-to-back
matchup tonight, posting a 6-5-3 record overall and 2-3-2 mark the first contest (4-2-1 in second matchup)…Anaheim continues its 14-game January
schedule (6 home, 8 road), posting a 4-6-0 mark this season and a 160-140-35 record in the month all-time…following tonight’s game, Anaheim
continues its road trip and back-to-back matchup on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Montreal (4 p.m. PT)…the trip also includes visits to Ottawa (Saturday, Jan.
29, 9:30 a.m. PT) and Detroit (Monday, Jan. 31, 4:30 p.m. PT).
ANAHEIM’S ALL-STARS: John Gibson and Troy Terry will represent Anaheim at the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas Feb. 4-
5…Gibson and Terry mark the 11th time Anaheim will have multiple All-Star representatives…Gibson (third appearance, also 2016 in Nashville and 2019
in San Jose) is the only Ducks goalie to appear in multiple All-Star Games…Terry was named the winner of the final Pacific Division roster spot for the
2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend as a result of fan voting in the 2022 NHL All-Star Last Men In…Terry will make his first All-Star Game appearance at
T-Mobile Arena…Trevor Zegras was named by the NHL as a participant in the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills, taking place Feb. 4.
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS: Anaheim and Toronto conclude a two-game season series tonight at Scotiabank Arena, the Ducks first visit to Toronto since
Anaheim Ducks: Media Notes
PLAYER INJURY/ILLNESS EXEPECTED ABSENCE GAMES MISSED
Max Jones Torn pectoralis major 4-6 months 42
Adam Henrique Lower body Week-to-week 20
Sonny Milano Upper body Day-to-day 4
Anthony Stolarz COVID-19 protocol Day-to-day 4
Josh Manson COVID-19 protocol Day-to-day 3
Feb. 7, 2020 (5-4 Maple Leafs OT win)…in the first meeting of the 2021-22 season series Nov. 26 at Honda Center, Toronto earned a 5-1 win despite
Anaheim holding a 40-31 shot advantage, while Hampus Lindholm scored the Ducks lone goal…Anaheim owns a 13-26-8 all-time record vs. the Maple
Leafs, including a 4-15-6 mark in Toronto…Ryan Getzlaf holds the franchise mark for all-time assists vs. the Maple Leafs (14) and paces active Ducks
in career scoring vs. Toronto (2-14=16)…Adam Henrique has recorded the most career points among Ducks players vs. Toronto (7-10=17, in 27
games)…the captain has earned 2-14=16 points in 17 career games vs. the Maple Leafs, including 2-4=6 points his last six games in Toronto.
TERRYING IT UP: Troy Terry (22-14=36 points in 38 GP) has established new single-season career highs in scoring, goals and assists this
season…among NHL leaders, Terry ranks second in shooting percentage (25.0%), tied for second in GWG (5) and OT goals (2), tied for fifth in even-strength goals (17) an sixth in goals (22)…he has 5-2=7 points his last six games and 8-3=11 points his last 11…he has also scored 18-9=27 points his
last 30 games and 23-14=37 in his last 38…Terry scored his first career hat trick (3-0=3) Jan. 4 vs. PHI, becoming the second-fastest Duck to score 20
goals (35th game), behind only Corey Perry (33 games in 2013-14).
CALDER CANDIDATES: Trevor Zegras leads the NHL with four shootout goals…among NHL rookies, Zegras co-leads in points per game (.79) and
PPG (3), ranks second in points (10-20=30) and shots on goal (88), and ranks third in goals, assists and PPP (3-4=7)…Zegras has recorded 4-4=8
points his last 10 games, 4-12=16 his past 17 games and 8-17=25 points with nine multi-point efforts his last 26 games…he was named the NHL’s
Rookie of the Month for December, leading all rookies in scoring (2-9=11) and assists in nine games…he is the third Duck to be named Rookie of the
Month, joining John Gibson (December 2015) and Bobby Ryan (January 2009)…since Dec. 1, Zegras is one of four NHL players with six multi-point
efforts, while he leads NHL rookies in points per game (.94, 4-12=16 in 17 GP) and assists in that stretch…Zegras tallied his 20th assist and 30th point
Jan. 24 @ BOS, requiring the second-fewest games played (38) by a Ducks rookie to record 20 assists in a season (Andy McDonald, 37 GP in 2001-
02)…he became the fifth-youngest Ducks rookie to earn 20 assists in a season at 20 years, 310 days…his 30th point marked the third-fewest games (38)
needed among all Ducks rookies, trailing Bobby Ryan (31 GP in 2008-09) and Paul Kariya (35 GP in 1994-95).
Jamie Drysdale ranks second in scoring (3-15=18) and assists, is tied for second in goals and fourth in TOI/game (19:44) among NHL rookie
defensemen this season…among all NLH rookies, he co-leads in games played (44), ranks tied for fourth in assists and is eighth in scoring…since Nov.
1, Drysdale ranks second in scoring (2-13=15) and assists among NHL rookie blueliners…Drysdale is one of two defensemen selected in the last two
NHL Drafts to appear in an NHL game the last two seasons (also CHI’s Isaak Phillips, fifth round in 2020, 3 GP in 2021-22).
BY THE NUMBERS:
John Gibson currently ranks sixth in saves (875) and minutes (1813), and tied for seventh in GP (30) among NHL
goalies…Gibson is 3-1-0 with a 1.51 GAA and .948 SV% his last four appearances…Ryan Getzlaf leads Anaheim in assists (23) and has 1-4=5 points
his last seven games…Cam Fowler has three assists his last four games (0-3=3) and ranks third among NHL leaders in TOI/game since Jan. 1
(26:54)…he is tied for second among league blueliners in PPG (4)…Hampus Lindholm has four assists his last two games and 2-7=9 points his last
11…Lindholm had three assists Jan. 24 @ BOS, tying a career high for both points (sixth time) and assists (third time) in a game…he last recorded three
points Dec. 17, 2021 vs. ARI (2-1=3) and three assists Dec. 2, 2020 vs. LAK (0-3=3)…Derek Grant has scored four goals his last five games (4-0=4)
and six in his last 11 (6-0=6)
FROM THE BLUE LINE:
Anaheim defensemen collectively ranks second in PPG (6) and third in goals (26) among NHL defense corps…20.5% of
Anaheim’s 127 goals have come from defensemen this season, third among NHL clubs…in 2020-21, Anaheim’s defense scored 18 goals in 56
games…Ducks blueliners are on pace for a combined 50 goals (46 is single season record by defensemen, 1993-94)…both Kevin Shattenkirk (7-
16=23) and Cam Fowler (5-16=22) have each scored 20 points this season, one of eight sets of teammates to both have 20 or more points, joining the
following: COL (Makar, Toews, Girard), DAL (Heiskanen, Klingberg), DET (Seider, Hronek), FLA (Ekblad, Weegar), NYR (Fox, Trouba), SJS (Burns,
Karlsson), VGK (Pietrangelo, Theodore).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
John Gibson – 1 win to surpassing Jonas Hiller (162) for sole possession of third among franchise goaltenders in wins
Rickard Rakell – 1 goal to tying Bobby Ryan (147) for sixth on the franchise’s all-time goals lis

MAPLE LEAFS 3, ISLANDERS 1

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-10-3 – 53 Points) at
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (14-14-6 – 34 Points)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 2 1 0 3
NEW YORK 1 0 0 1
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACE-OFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mitch Marner scored shorthanded for Toronto at 13:25 of the first period. Marner scored his second shorthanded goal of the season and third of his NHL career. Marner scored his ninth goal of the season.
    Marner has scored in three-consecutive games (3G).
  • Pierre Engvall scored for the Maple Leafs at 19:59 of the first period. Engvall recorded his fifth goal of
    the season. Engvall has recorded a point in three-consecutive games (1G, 3A).
  • Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto at 9:42 of the second period. Rielly recorded his fifth goal of the season. Rielly also posted the primary assist on Marner’s shorthanded goal. Rielly posted his 28th assist of the season.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Rielly’s goal. Nylander posted his 22nd assist of the season. Nylander has recorded an assist in back-to-back games.
  • Alexander Kerfoot recorded the secondary assist on Rielly’s goal. Kerfoot posted his 21st assist of
    the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 9 (6) 10 (10) 4 (4) 23 (20)
    NEW YORK 7 (6) 6 (3) 15 (10) 28 (19)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 15 (10) 18 (18) 9 (9) 42 (37)
    NEW YORK 11 (10) 11 (8) 25 (15) 47 (33)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 11-6-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 76-68-7-10 in 161 games against the New York Islanders and 33-38-3-6 in
    80 games played in New York.
  • Toronto is 12-6-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 5-4-1 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 4 (Rielly)
    Shot Attempts 6 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 7 (Tavares, Kämpf)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 75% (Spezza – 6 won, 2 lost)
    Hits 3 (Simmonds, Engvall)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot)
    Takeaways 2 (Rielly)
    TOI 26:00 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI 2:20 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly, Nylander,
    Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:29 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 28 (Rielly, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 75.00% (Engvall – 9 for, 3 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 18-3-1 when the scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 15-2-1 when leading after one period and 19-0-1 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 10-4-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 8-2-2 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Carl Dahlström skated in his debut with the Maple Leafs.
  • TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Pierre Engvall finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 75.00 percent
    (9 for, 3 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Jan. 26 Leafs vs. Anaheim Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 29 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 31 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Feb. 1 Leafs at New Jersey Prudential Center 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 7 Leafs vs. Carolina Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 10 Leafs at Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 9:00 pm ET

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On the play of the defencemen and goaltender Petr Mrázek during tonight’s game:
    “I thought it was a good effort by all of our defence tonight and our goaltender. I liked a lot of what our whole lineup did. Each line I think gave us good shifts and good efforts, loved our second period and how we took care of that. We took the 3-1 lead and I thought we were really good and in full control of the
    second half of that second period that was really good. The third period wasn’t perfect in terms of us controlling the play, we’d like to spend more time in their half of the ice like we did in the second. But I thought it was progress and I thought we defended really well. We didn’t give any clean looks really at our
    net at all and Petr was strong with anything that they threw at him.”
    On Mitch Marner’s play:
    “He’s an important player for us so having him back makes us a far deeper team, everybody else just slots in a lot better. He obviously plays a lot of minutes, important minutes for us. Huge goal through the
    penalty kill, to get a shorthanded goal like that, and to get it to go in, that’s big for him. Those special teams goals are really important. Obviously, we had our power plays early on and didn’t convert and then they get their chance on their power play and we have to get a kill there. Not only do we get the kill but we
    get a goal so to be a plus one on special teams no matter how you get it done is important and Mitch contributes so much in that area.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On closing out the road trip with a win
    :
    “Yeah, nice to be able to finish off the way we did. Like I said, I still think we feel we have a lot more to our game and we can get back to some of the rhythm we had at different points in the year already but no
    doubt, we just have to keep staying at it and tonight we did some really good things. Great response when they tied it 1-1, big goal by Pierre and grabbed the momentum and the life back and we seemed to just keep it rolling from there and had a really good second period.”
    On Morgan Rielly’s game tonight:
    “Yeah, (Morgan Rielly) was excellent for us, as he is most nights. Just a catalyst for us, not just on our back end, but just for our team in general just such a great player, one of the best defenceman I’ve played with. Even as good as he is, and as much recognition as he gets, I still think he’s looked upon as a little bit underrated. He just does so much for us in so many different areas and was great tonight.”
    MORGAN RIELLY
    On tonight’s game and holding onto the early lead:

    “Yeah obviously that has been an important area for us over the past few weeks. I think if you look back at the start of the game, I think there were plenty of good things as there has been lately. You know we jumped out to a lead, and they score, then we were able to respond, that’s a great sign. Then to go into
    the third with a two-goal lead and like you said just play well enough to hang onto it, it’s good. That’s what we want to do every night and obviously hasn’t been going that way as of late but by no means was there panic within the dressing room about that trend so tonight was a good example of us playing well. I thought Petr played really well and a huge two points for us.”
    On his goal:

    “I thought (Brodie) was going to score a highlight-reel goal. Then the goalie made good play. Just came out around the side then obviously just a good pass from (William Nylander) and you know when that happened you just have to finish it so just about everyone else on the ice did that work on that one.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On tonight’s game and Petr Mrázek’s play:

    “I think in the game we did what we wanted to. I think in the third it got a little bit away from us there, but obviously just maintained that lead and keep the pressure on. (Mrázek) made a couple huge saves for us as well. He’s worked extremely hard since his injury to get back and it’s nice to see him come out here and play with that confidence and swagger and help us to win.”
    On how he feels about his good play as of late:
    “Obviously good. Just want to make sure I keep trying to do the things I can to help this team to win games. Whether it’s on the kill, power play or even strength. Great play by (Morgan Rielly) there to pressure up zone and put that out into an area for me to skate onto it.”
    PETR MRÁZEK
    On his play tonight:

    “I felt good there. I saw a lot of pucks in the third period. The guys did a great job in front of me. I could see the puck well and they made the work easier.”
    On how the team’s play helped him:
    “Well they boxed out really well. I could the puck from the blueline. They gave me the first shot and if there was a rebound, they cleared the puck out, so they did a great job in front of me today.”

Pastrnak nets winner as Bruins top Jets — Lowell Sun

By Ken Powtak Associated Press BOSTON  — David Pastrnak scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period to give the surging Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the travel-weary Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Charlie Coyle and Oskar Steen also scored for Boston, which is 10-2 since New Year’s Day. Tuukka Rask made 21 saves…

Pastrnak nets winner as Bruins top Jets — Lowell Sun

MAPLE LEAFS-ISLANDERS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. New York: Second of Three
2021-22 Record vs. New York: 1-0-0
Next Game Against New York: Sunday, April 17 vs. New York Islanders
Toronto Season Record: 24-10-3
Toronto Road Record: 10-6-2
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590


RECENT TRANSACTIONS

January 21, 2022
Forward Joey Anderson and defenceman Carl Dahlstrom have been
reassigned to the Maple Leafs taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
January 20, 2022
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been reassigned to the Toronto
Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 16, 2022
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been reassigned to the
Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad.

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 at New York Rangers 6
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
TOR Goals: Mikheyev, Marner, Bunting
NYR Goals: Reaves (2x), Fox (2x), Strome, Kreider
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 21/26, .808 SV%
NYR Goaltender: Shesterkin, 35/38, .921 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-4
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Opponent: vs. Anaheim Ducks
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT


Justin Holl Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Ondrej Kaše Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Jake Muzzin Concussion
Nick Ritchie Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
ALL-TIME VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS:

First Matchup between Clubs: January 10, 1973 (Toronto 4 vs. New York 2)
All-Time Record: 75-68-7-10 (160 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 43-30-4-4 (81 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 32-38-3-6 (79 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 21, 2021 (Toronto at New York 0)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (42), Wayne Simmonds (38), Morgan Rielly (20)
Goals: Jason Spezza (17), Wayne Simmonds (10), Auston Matthews (7)
Assists:
Jason Spezza (24), Wayne Simmonds (13), Mitch Marner (6), Jake
Muzzin (6)
Points: Jason Spezza (41), Wayne Simmonds (23), Mitch Marner (12)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (47), Jason Spezza (18), Nick Ritchie (14)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .689 3.38 2.65 29.5% 83.5% 34.2 31.0 55.5%
New York .515 2.36 2.58 17.2% 82.2% 28.6 32.0 51.7%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 31/105 (29.5%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 9 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 16 – Matthews (9G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 86/103 (83.5%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 12th of 23 (9 home, 14 road)
Back-to-Backs played 6 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-4-0
January games 8th of 11 (4 home, 7 road)
UPCOMING MILESTONES

TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
Auston Matthews Eight points away from 400 career NHL points
Jake Muzzin 10 points away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Five games away from 400 career NHL games played

RECENT 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 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
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


2021-22 TEAM LEADERS
CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER

GOALS 25 – Matthews HITS 79 – Ritchie
ASSISTS 27 – Rielly BLOCKED SHOTS 51 – Holl, Brodie
POINTS 41 – Matthews (25G, 16A) TAKEAWAYS 35 – Nylander, Matthews
POWER PLAY POINTS 16 – Matthews (9G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 24:12 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:11 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:35 – Muzzin
SHOTS 153 – Matthews WINS 19 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.5% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.24 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 60.13% – Mikheyev SAVE PERCENTAGE .927 – Campbell

The Islanders lost a legend yesterday when Clark Gillies passed away.
The organization is deeply saddened by the news and our hearts and prayers go out to his entire family.

LAST GAME:
NYI 4 vs. ARI 0
RECAP:

DATE NYI RESULT SCORE NYI GOAL SCORERS IN GOAL
Jan. 21, 2022 Win
ARI 0

NYI 4
Mayfield,
Czarnik,
Nelson (2)
Sorokin 17/17
Scott Mayfield scored a goal and an assist in the first period, and Brock Nelson recorded his third multi-goal game of the season as the New York
Islanders defeated the Arizona Coyotes, 4-0, Friday night at UBS Arena. Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech each recorded two points. Ilya Sorokin made 17
saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season.


INJURIES:

6 R. Pulock 11/16 –

17 M. Martin 10/14 – 10/19

21 K. Palmieri 12/16 –

29 B. Nelson 11/24 – 12/11

40 S. Varlamov 10/14 – 10/30

Man Games Lost to Injury (Including COVID Protocol): 95
RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Jan. 11: Head Coach Barry Trotz and Ryan Pulock have been placed in COVID Protocol.
Dec. 30: Clutterbuck, Martin, Parise and Salo have been removed from the team’s COVID-19 list. Sebastian Aho has been placed in
COVID-19 protocol. Bardreau, Czarnik and Dal Colle have been recalled from the team’s taxi squad. Hutton has been recalled from
Bridgeport. Kyle Palmieri (lower body) has been placed on the team’s IR list (retroactive to Dec. 16).
Dec. 26: The New York Islanders have assigned five players to the taxi squad: Cole Bardreau, Austin Czarnik, Michael Dal Colle,
Simon Holmstrom, and Grant Hutton.
TONIGHT’S GAME:
The New York Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, in the second of three matchups between the two clubs this season.
The last time these teams met was on November 21, 2021, the Islanders’ second game ever at UBS Arena. Toronto becomes the first team to visit UBS
Arena twice.
The Islanders enter tonight’s game on the back-end of their second back-to-back series this week, after they won at home against the Arizona Coyotes
last night.
Tonight, the Islanders can improve upon their 6-1-1 record in their last eight home games, as they have played all but one of their last nine at UBS
Arena. The Islanders will play their next six games at UBS arena.
This season, the Islanders are 12-2-2 when scoring three or more goals vs. their opponent. They have found the back of the net three or more times in
nine of their last eleven games.
THE ISLANDERS:

  • Have a 8-2-1 record in their last ten games
  • Are 12-4-4 when striking first. They have scored first in their last three games.
  • Are 2-3-1 on the back-end of back-to-back games this season, 23-7-5 under Head Coach Barry Trotz. This is their seventh back-to-back set of games
    this season and their second in seven days.

PLAYERS’ QUICK HITS

Josh Bailey has eight points in his last seven games (2g, 6a).
Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in points (24) and assists (17).
Anthony Beauvillier has six points in his last eight games (3g, 3a), including a point in each contest of the Islanders’ back-to-back earlier this week, and
last night against the Coyotes.
Kieffer Bellows started January with a four-game point streak, the longest of his career (2g, 3a).
Zdeno Chara has scored more points against the Maple Leafs than any other team he has faced. His 47 points in 102 career games against them leads
all active NHL defensemen against Toronto.
Casey Cizikas scored goals in consecutive games earlier this week in the Islanders’ home-and-home against Philadelphia, the first time he has done so
since November 2019.
Cal Clutterbuck is one of three Islanders to have skated in every game this season (Parise, Mayfield).
Austin Czarnik recorded his second goal of the season last night in the Islanders’ shutout against the Coyotes.
Noah Dobson leads Islanders defensemen in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14). He has logged over 21 minutes TOI in eight of his last ten games.
Andy Greene is one of five active Islanders with over 900 games played (Bailey, Chara, Clutterbuck, Parise). It is the first time in club history five active
Islanders have had more than 900 career games played.
Anders Lee recorded an assist last night, his first point since Jan. 1.
Matt Martin played his 639th career game as an Islander last night, passing Derek King for eleventh-most in Islanders history.
Scott Mayfield has the longest consecutive games-played streak on the Islanders (122 games).
Brock Nelson recorded his third multi-goal game of the season last night vs. Arizona (Last: Nov. 20 vs CGY).
Zach Parise has 22 points (12g,10a) against Toronto in 37 career games. He is tied with Josh Bailey for the lead in career points against the Maple
Leafs among active Islanders forwards.
Adam Pelech has recorded points in three straight games since being named to his first career NHL All-Star game. It is the first time in his career he
has had a three-game point streak.
Ilya Sorokin made 17 saves on 17 shots, for the shutout, last night against Arizona. It was his career-high fourth shutout of the season.
Semyon Varlamov has made more than 30 saves in each of his last four games in net for the Islanders. Tuesday night in Philadelphia, Varlamov made
31 saves on 34 shots.



Will Ducks and their fans still love Corey Perry after his homecoming? — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

IRVINE — Corey Perry stole an opponent’s stick once. Just skated by the bench and swiped it right out of the unsuspecting guy’s hands. Perry once squirted water from his bottle into a distracted player’s glove. Just reached over from his bench to the other one and filled it up during a stoppage in play.…

Will Ducks and their fans still love Corey Perry after his homecoming? — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

RANGERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-10-3 – 51 Points) at
NEW YORK RANGERS (26-10-4 – 56 Points)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 3 0 0 3

NEW YORK 1 2 3 6
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACEOFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 2:44 of the first period. Mikheyev recorded his sixth goal of the season. Mikheyev has posted six goals through his last seven games.
  • Mitch Marner scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 3:30 of the first period. Marner recorded his eighth goal of the season. Marner also posted the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal. Marner registered his 17th assist of the season. Marner has posted four points through his last two
    games (2G, 2A).
  • Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 17:50 of the first period. Bunting recorded his ninth goal of the season. Bunting is currently on a five-game point streak where he has recorded five points (2G, 3A).
  • Pierre Engvall posted the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Engvall registered his ninth assist of the season. Engvall has posted three assists through his last two games.
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Marner’s power play goal. Nylander posted his 21st assist of the season. With the assist, Nylander posted his 300th career NHL point.
  • John Tavares registered the secondary assist on Marner’s power play goal. Tavares posted his 21st assist of the season. Tavares has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Auston Matthews posted the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Matthews recorded his 16th assist of the season. Matthews is currently on a six-game point streak where he has posted eight points (5G, 3A).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 11 (9) 10 (6) 17 (11) 38 (26)
    NEW YORK 7 (5) 11 (11) 9 (7) 27 (23)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 20 (15) 17 (12) 26 (18) 63 (45)
    NEW YORK 8 (6) 18 (18) 23 (18) 49 (42)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 10-6-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 289-224-95-12 in 620 games against the New York Rangers and 120-130-
    56-5 in 320 games played in New York.
  • Toronto is 11-6-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 4-4-1 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 7 (Tavares)
    Shot Attempts 9 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 2 (Dermott, Simmonds, Biega, Mikheyev)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Liljegren, Brodie)
    Takeaways 2 (Matthews)
    TOI 27:19 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 4:59 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:29 (Rielly)
    Shifts 26 (Rielly, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 75.00% (Mikheyev – 15 for, 5 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 17-3-1 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 14-2-1 when leading after one period and 4-1-2 when tied after two periods.
  • Toronto is 15-6-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-2-0 in Wednesday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Morgan Rielly and TJ Brodie were on the ice for a team-high 18 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Ilya Mikheyev finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 75.00 percent
    (15 for, 5 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Jan. 22 Leafs at New York Islanders UBS Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 26 Leafs vs. Anaheim Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 29 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 31 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Feb. 1 Leafs at New Jersey Prudential Center 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 7 Leafs vs. Carolina Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game:

    “Yeah I thought we obviously did have a very good start to the game. We’ve had a lot of really good starts to games here of late. Obviously, it’s been the finish that hasn’t gone well or the second half of games hasn’t gone well. Tonight maybe a fast start ended up working against us, I don’t know because I just
    thought we just played the game as though it was going to be really easy the rest of the way and paid for it.”
    On his concern regarding developing patterns over the past few weeks:
    “In the previous games, I thought it was different. Today I just thought we played soft and we made poor decisions defensively and we couldn’t sort anything out. I just thought it was far different. Each game has been different so it’s hard to talk about patterns other than the obvious in that we’ve been giving up leads but I just thought we got exposed today for being a team that was soft and purposeless and just playing the game and just hoping it was going to work out but we were missing important people tonight, on defence in particular so our team game had to be very solid and purposeful and try to make life easier for our defenceman and our goaltender and we didn’t do that nearly enough. Because of our good start we were in a position to get at least a point out of this game here tonight. We get two breakaways in the third
    period and if we score on either of those (John Tavares) has a really good look on a pass from below the goal-line, if those go in then in changes the result of the game but it doesn’t change how we play and how we played was not nearly good enough. I didn’t think we had anybody that played well tonight, coaches
    didn’t coach well tonight, so today is a much different game than we’ve played in the others where we’ve given up leads and such. I just didn’t think we had nearly enough urgency or purpose.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On tonight’s game:

    “I think our first was good. We were moving the puck, we were moving our feet, we weren’t being too pretty with it. I think in the second we took our foot off the gas and it’s becoming too much and it’s becoming something that we really need to stop doing and fix because this wasn’t something that we
    were doing at the start of the year and even before this whole break and everything kind of happened. Second periods we just have to make sure we are dialed in. We get these leads and then go into the second and think it’s just going to be an easy 40 minutes and everything is coming to bite us in the butt
    and we just have to make sure that we don’t lose the game plan that we come in with that makes us successful, that’s something that is kind of slipping on us right now and we have to make sure that we dial it back in and I’m sure we will dial that in.”
    On which circumstances have contributed to the team’s lapses during games:
    “I don’t know, it’s hard to kind of pinpoint that but it probably doesn’t help much really taking all that time off and playing in front of no fans. It’s just something that’s hard to pinpoint at the moment but like I said
    at the start of the year, even before the break, we were a team that never gave up and never stopped. I don’t think that we are doing but it’s something that I think we are getting away from is just playing the same way that we are in the first 20 and trying to start playing all this pretty game and trying to make too many plays and trying to take it back every time and setting things up and going up the ice. I think we just have to stick to our game plan of going quick up if we have the opportunity, getting pucks in and keeping away from their goalie and making sure our forecheck is on point. I think that’s something also got away from us tonight a little bit and when we’re forechecking well we’re getting pucks back and we’re making it
    hard on other teams.”
    RASMUS SANDIN
    On tonight’s game:

    “The game overall, we had a pretty good first period. I think we were moving the puck decently well. We came out of the period with a lead and we didn’t have a good second or third period, that’s happened a lot over the last couple games here and that’s something we need to clean up for sure. For me too, I think I
    was on for three goals that we let in so that’s obviously not good. I need to watch the game afterwards and clean some stuff up obviously, as every game, so I’m looking forward to the next one and try to look at things that I can clean up and move forward from it so just looking forward to next game.”
    On taking on a greater role in Jake Muzzin’s absence:
    “Well first off we miss (Muzzin) out there for sure. He’s a huge part of our team so we miss him for sure but at the same time, that’s when other guys need to step up and do stuff that maybe can fill in for missing a key player on our team but I’m looking forward to it for sure. I think me and (Timothy Liljegren)
    we know what we can do out there. Even if I play with him or with Dermott or anyone, we know what we are capable of doing. As I said, we’re just going to clean some stuff up from today and move forward from it and looking forward to next game.”
    MICHAEL BUNTING
    On tonight’s game:

    “I thought we were bringing our game early, we had a really good first period. We responded after their first goal pretty quick and got that two-goal lead back and then we just let them back in the game in the
    second and we didn’t bring it in the third. We have to bring a little bit more urgency. We’re a good team and we can’t be letting other teams come back into games like that. We believe in one another and we believe in our ability and we just kind of have to move on from this game.”
    On what Mitch Marner brings off the ice:
    “Yeah, Mitch is the kind of guy that is talking all the time. He’s always in the mix with everybody and he definitely brings a lot of energy into the locker room every single day. He’s a fun guy to be around off the
    ice and he’s a fun guy to play with on the ice. Exactly what he brings on the ice is exactly is pretty much the energy he brings off the ice.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On tonight’s game:

    “Just not good enough.”
    On what Mitch Marner brings off the ice:

    “He’s such a special part of our team. The way he plays out there, he’s buzzing around and creating so many chances and doing such a great job in the d-zone. He’s the same way off the ice where he’s getting all his teammates involved and he loves his teammates, loves asking how your day is going. He’s a special person and a special leader for our group and he means the world to us.”

Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri feels the “respect” of being named an NHL All-Star — The Denver Post

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Avalanche center Nazem Kadri is particularly proud of being named to his first NHL All-Star Game because he got in from the “last man in” fan vote on Tuesday, after the Central Division’s first 10 players were named last week by league officials. “This is why you play — to get some…

Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri feels the “respect” of being named an NHL All-Star — The Denver Post

MAPLE LEAFS-RANGERS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. New York: Third of Three
2021-22 Record vs. New York: 1-0-1
Toronto Season Record: 24-9-3
Toronto Road Record: 10-5-2
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

January 16, 2022
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been reassigned to the
Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad.

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 6 at St. Louis 5
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
TOR Goals: Bunting, Marner, Tavares, Liljegren, Matthews, Mikheyev
STL Goals: O’Reilly (2x), Saad, Thomas, Mikkola
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 20/25, .800 SV%
STL Goaltender: Binnington, 34/40, .850 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Opponent: at New York Islanders
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Justin Holl Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Ondrej Kaše Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Nick Ritchie Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol


ALL-TIME VS. NEW YORK RANGERS:

First Matchup between Clubs: November 20, 1926 (Toronto 1 vs. New York 5)
All-Time Record: 289-223-95-12 (619 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 169-94-39-7 (309 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 120-129-56-5 (310 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: December 20, 2019 (Toronto 6 at New York 3)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-1-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS:
Games Played: John Tavares (51), Jason Spezza (47), Wayne Simmonds (44)
Goals: John Tavares (15), Jason Spezza (13), Wayne Simmonds (13)
Assists: John Tavares (31), Jason Spezza (22), Wayne Simmonds (12)
Points: John Tavares (46), Jason Spezza (35), Wayne Simmonds (25)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (76), John Tavares (46), Kyle Clifford (29)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .708 3.39 2.56 29.7% 83.2% 34.1 31.1 55.5%
New York .692 2.85 2.44 23.2% 85.6% 28.4 31.7 47.8%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 30/101 (29.7%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 9 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 16 – Matthews (9G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 84/101 (83.2%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Wednesday games 8th of 11 (6 home, 5 road)
Back-to-Backs played 6 of 11
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-4-0
January games 7th of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
RECENT 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 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
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

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
David Kämpf Three assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Jake Muzzin 10 points away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander One point away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Six games away from 400 career NHL games played.


TEAM RECORD TEAM RECORD

Anaheim Ducks 1-0-0 Nashville Predators 1-0-0
Arizona Coyotes 0-1-0 New Jersey Devils 0-0-0
Boston Bruins 1-0-0 New York Islanders 1-0-0
Buffalo Sabres 1-0-0 New York Rangers 1-0-1
Calgary Flames 1-0-0 Ottawa Senators 2-1-0
Carolina Hurricanes 0-1-0 Philadelphia Flyers 1-0-0
Chicago Blackhawks 2-0-0 Pittsburgh Penguins 0-2-0
Colorado Avalanche 1-0-1 San Jose Sharks 1-1-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0-0 Seattle Kraken 0-0-0
Dallas Stars 0-0-0 St. Louis Blues 1-0-0
Detroit Red Wings 1-0-0 Tampa Bay Lightning 1-1-0
Edmonton Oilers 2-0-0 Vancouver Canucks 0-0-0
Florida Panthers 0-0-0 Vegas Golden Knights 2-0-0
Los Angeles Kings 1-1-0 Washington Capitals 0-0-0
Minnesota Wild 0-0-1 Winnipeg Jets 0-1-0
Montréal Canadiens 1-0-0

2021-22 GAME HIGHS
CATEGORY HOME ROAD
Most Goals, Game 3 – Matthews, Dec. 1 vs. COL
2 – Nylander, Nov. 10 at PHI – Marner, Nov. 21
at NYI – Spezza, Dec. 4 at MIN – Matthews,
Dec. 14 at EDM – Matthews, Jan. 8 at COL
Most Assists, Game 4 – Rielly, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK – Rielly, Dec. 4 at
MIN
Most Points, Game
4 – Marner, Nov. 6 vs. BOS, (1G, 3A) – Rielly,
Dec. 7 vs. CBJ (4A)
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK (3A) – Rielly, Dec. 4
at MIN (3A) – Kerfoot, Jan. 8 at COL (1G, 2A)
Most Shots, Game
8 – Matthews, Oct. 18 vs. NYR, Nov. 12 vs.
CGY, Dec. 1 vs. COL
8 – Nylander, Nov. 26 at SJS – Matthews, Dec.
4 at MIN –Matthews, Jan. 8 at COL – Nylander,
Jan. 12 at ARI – Matthews, Jan. 15 at STL
Time On Ice, Game 26:23 – Rielly, Nov. 20 vs. PIT 27:41 – Rielly, Jan. 15 at STL
Most Saves, Game 42 – Campbell, Nov. 6 vs. BOS 44 – Campbell, Jan. 8 at COL
CATEGORY GAME PERIOD
Most Goals, For 8 – Dec. 1 vs. COL 4 – 2nd, Nov. 24 at LAK
Most Goals, Against 7 – Oct. 23 at PIT 4 – 2nd, Oct. 23 at PIT, 2nd, Dec. 5 at WPG
Most Shots, For 48 – Oct. 14 at OTT 25 – 3rd, Oct. 14 at OTT
Most Shots, Against 49 – Jan. 8 at COL 23 – 3rd, Nov. 6 vs. BOS
Fewest Shots, For 18 – Jan. 11 at VGK 2 – 3rd, Jan. 11 at VGK
Fewest Shots, Against 18 – Jan. 12 at ARI 2 – 2nd, Oct. 18 vs. NY

NEW YORK RANGERS NOTES

LAST GAME
New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2, – Jan. 15, 2022 (Wells Fargo Center)
NYR Goals: M. Zibanejad (14), F. Chytil (4), C. Kreider (24)
PHI Goals: O. Lindblom (5), C. York (1)
NYR Goalie: I. Shesterkin (W – 26/28)
PHI Goalie: C. Hart (L – 24/27)
NYR Shots: 27
PHI Shots: 28
NYR PP: 1/2
NYR PK: 1/1
RECAP/NOTES: The Rangers closed out their five-game road trip with a 3-2 win in Philly, going 3-2-0 on the trip. The Rangers took the lead first with
Mika Zibanejad’s 150th goal with New York but fell behind 2-1 midway through the third period. The Blueshirts scored two goals in the next few minutes
and closed out their 11th comeback victory of the season.
TONIGHT’S GAME
The New York Rangers return home for the first time since January 3 when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden (7:30 PM ET

  • TV: TNT – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
    Tonight will be the final matchup between the two teams this season (1-1-0).
    The Rangers are 10-2-0 against Atlantic Division opponents (4-0-0 at home) and 16-3-0 against Eastern Conference opponents.
    The Blueshirts are scheduled to play six of their next eight games at home.
    New York has won six of its last eight games and earned a point in eight of its last 11 games (7-3-1).
    UPCOMING GAMES (All Times ET)
    Fri, Jan. 21 – at CAR – 7:00 PM (TV: MSG – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM)
    Sat, Jan. 22 – vs. ARI – 7:00 PM (TV: MSG – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM)
    Mon, Jan. 24 – vs. LAK – 7:00 PM (TV: MSG+ – Radio: ESPN 1050 AM)
    Thu, Jan. 27 – at CBJ – 7:00 PM (TV: MSG – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM)
    Fri, Jan. 28 – vs. MIN – 8:00 PM (TV: MSG+, NHLN – Radio: ESPN 1050 AM)
    LAST FIVE GAMES
    Jan. 15 – at PHI – W, 3-2
    Jan. 13 – at SJS – W, 3-0
    Jan. 10 – at LAK – L, 3-1
    Jan. 8 – at ANA – W, 4-1
    Jan. 6 – at VGK – L, 5-1
    INJURIES (95 MGL)
    Player Injury Cons. Games Missed/Dates
    Sammy Blais Lower-body 24/Nov. 16-Jan. 15
    Alexis Lafreniére Covid Protocol 2/Jan. 13-15
    RECENT TRANSACTIONS
    Jan. 18 – Barclay Goodrow cleared Covid protocol, Dryden Hunt removed from IR.
    RANGERS VS. MAPLE LEAFS
    All-Time: 235-282-95-7 (134-116-56-4 at home; 101-166-39-3 on the road)
    New York enters tonight’s game with wins in three of its last four games against Toronto and wins in five of its last seven contests against them.
    The Rangers have won two of their last three home games against the Maple Leafs.

    2021-22
    Oct. 18 at TOR (OTW, 2-1)

    New York outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime, 2-1, in the first matchup of the season. Mika Zibanejad opened the scoring for the Rangers in
    the first period, their first goal in the first period this season. After Toronto evened things up in the second period, New York pushed the game to
    overtime where Artemi Panarin scored his first overtime goal as a Ranger. Igor Shesterkin was incredible in net, making 40 saves on 41 shots.
    Nov. 18 at TOR (L, 2-1)
    New York fell behind 2-0 at Scotiabank Arena before Dryden Hunt scored his first goal of the season, becoming the 15th different goal scorer for the
    Rangers this season. Notably, Artemi Panarin skated in his 450th career game while Filip Chytil skated in his 200th career game.
    Jan. 19 vs. TOR
    INDIVIDUAL CAREER STATISTICS VS. MAPLE LEAFS
    Chris Kreider – 21 GP, 5G-13A=18 PTS – Over his career, Kreider has points in 14 of 21 games against the Maple Leafs and has points in seven of his
    last nine games against Toronto (2G-8A). Kreider has recorded four multi-point games against Toronto.
    Mika Zibanejad – 30 GP, 10G-8A=18 PTS – Zibanejad has points in four of his last five games against the Maple Leafs (3G-3A), five out of seven
    games, and has multi-point games in two of his last three outings against them.
    Artemi Panarin – 15 GP, 5G-12A=17 PTS – Panarin scored the overtime winner in the first meeting with the Maple Leafs on October 18. Panarin has at
    least one point in 11 of his 15 career matchups against the Maples Leafs, including two three-point games and two games with two points. Panarin has
    points in six of his past eight games against Toronto (2G-6A).
    Goalies vs. TOR
    Igor Shesterkin (3 GP, 2-1-0, 6 GA, .941 SV%, 1.98 GAA).
    Alexandar Georgiev (5 GP, 3-2-0, 16 GA, .929 SV%, 3.20 GAA)
    RANGERS AND MAPLE LEAFS CONNECTIONS
    Greg McKegg played in the Maple Leafs organization for parts of four seasons (2010-11; 2012-13 – 2014-15) and skated in four NHL games with
    Toronto over parts of two seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15).
    The Rangers have three Ontario-born players on their roster: Greg McKegg (St. Thomas, ON), Ryan Strome (Mississauga, ON), and Barclay Goodrow
    (Toronto, ON).
    Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan played two seasons with the Rangers (2006-07 and 2007-08).
    THREE RANGERS SELECTED TO ASG
    Forwards Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and defenseman Adam Fox were selected to the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in Vegas. Zibanejad was selected as
    the “Last Man In” fan vote but will not be attending the game.
    It is the 34th time in franchise history that the Rangers have had three or more players selected to the same All-Star Game and first since 2011-12
    (Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi, Marian Gaborik). Since 1976-77, New York has had three or more players selected to an All-Star Game nine times.
    Fox will be making his first career ASG appearance and Kreider will be making his second career ASG appearance and second in three seasons.
    MIKA MAGIC
    Mika Zibanejad is currently riding a season-long five-game point streak (3G-2A) and has points in six of his last seven games (6G-2A). With a point
    tonight, Zibanejad will have his ninth-career point streak of six or more games and his first since Apr. 9-18, 2021 (6 GP).
    In his last 11 games, Zibanejad has nine goals and five assists for 14 points. Since December 15, Zibanejad is tied for the most goals (9) in the NHL and
    is tied for the 10th-most points (14).
    THIS IS 40
    The Rangers will play their 40th game of the season tonight and are tied for the fourth-most wins in the NHL (25). The Blueshirts’ 54 points are the third=most (tied) in the league. New York’s 54 points through 39 games are the most since recording 56 points through 39 games in 2011-12.
    The Rangers have won six of their last eight games, earned at least one point in eight of their last 11 games (7-3-1), have wins in 15 of their last 22
    games, 19 of their last 27 games and points in 23 of their last 31 games (20-8-3). The Rangers have at least one point in 29 of their 39 games this
    season.
    HOME AGAIN
    The Rangers have earned a point in 12 of their 15 home games this season (10-3-2) and have earned a point in three-straight home games (2-0-1). New
    York has played the second fewest (tied) home games (15) in the league.
    Since October 29, New York is 10-2-1 at home for a .808-point percentage, tied for the fourth-best point percentage in that span.
    SHESTERKIN BY THE NUMBERS
    Igor Shesterkin has won four-straight starts and has earned a shutout in two of his last three starts. Shesterkin has won eight out of his last nine games
    and allowed two or fewer goals in nine of his last 11 starts.
    Among NHL goaltenders with a min. of 10 starts, Shesterkin ranks among the best in several categories:
    Save % (.939) – 1st
    GAA (1.99) – T-1st
    Shutouts (3) – T-3rd
    Wins (16) – T-7th
    IN OUR DEFENSE
    New York has allowed one or fewer goals in four of its last seven games and on the year has averaged 2.44 goals against per game, the second-best
    mark in the NHL:
    GA/GP LEADERS
    CAR – 2.25
    NYR – 2.44
    CGY – 2.51
    The Rangers have the third-most (tied) hits in the league (1,021) and third-most blocked shots (603).
    CHRIS-TAL CLEAR
    Chris Kreider has points in five of his last seven games (5G-3A) and six of his last nine games (6G-3A). He has five goals in his last six games.
    Kreider’s 24 goals this season are the fourth-most in the NHL:
    Alex Ovechkin – 27
    Leon Draisaitl – 26
    Auston Matthews – 25
    Chris Kreider – 24
    His 12 power play goals the second-most in the league and his 17 power-play points are the fifth most in the league.
    FOX TROT
    Adam Fox leads NHL defensemen in assists (34) and ranks third among d-men in points (39). Among all skaters, Fox’s 34 assists are tied for the thirdmost.







    Fox has recorded eight assists in his last seven games and has points in four of his last six games (6A).
    Fox has 11 multi-point games this season, the most among NHL defensemen.
    FIL-IP ‘EM UP
    Filip Chytil is riding a four-game point streak (1G-3A), tied for the second-longest of his career. His career-long was a five-game streak from Nov. 12-21,
  1. The Rangers are 6-2-1 when Chytil has recorded a point this season.
    PANARIN WITH THE POINTS
    Artemi Panarin notched his first two points (2A) of 2022 on Saturday against Philadelphia. Panarin has recorded points in three of his last five games
    (1G-4A) and has points in 10 of his last 15 games (6G-13A). He has 15 points (4G-11A) in his last 12 games.
    Panarin has notched 11 multi-point games this season and since 2019-20, has registered 58 multi-point games, tied for the fourth-most in the NHL:
    Connor McDavid – 77
    Leon Draisaitl – 73
    Nathan MacKinnon – 59
    Artemi Panarin – 58
    Brad Marchand – 58
    THE GOOD(ROW) PLACE
    Barclay Goodrow is playing some of the best hockey of his career as he has points in four of his last five games (3G-3A) and a point in five of his last
    nine games (3G-4A).
    SPREADING THE WEALTH
    The Rangers have four players with 35 or more points and along with Colorado (5) are the only two teams with four or more players with 35 or more
    points.
    UPCOMING MILESTONES
    Kaapo Kakko
    1 game away from 150 GP
    POWER PLAY
    The Rangers are 26-for-112 (23.2%) on the power play this season, 10th-best in the NHL.
    The Rangers are 16-2-3 in games which they have scored a power play goal.

PENALTY KILL
New York is 95-for-111 (85.6%) on the penalty kill this season, third-best in the NHL.
The Rangers have killed off 45 of their last 49 penalties (91.8) since Nov. 28, the second-best mark in that span.
The Blueshirts have been perfect on the PK in seven of their last nine games, 11 of their last 14 games and 17 of their last 21 games.
The Rangers are 21-3-2 in games this season where they have not allowed a power play goal

Flat third period costs Kings against Lightning — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

LOS ANGELES — The Kings appeared poised to go the distance with the defending champs on Tuesday night at Crypto.com Arena, but a flat third period proved costly in a 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021. Center Blake Lizotte, winger Alex Iafallo, winger Arthur Kaliyev…

Flat third period costs Kings against Lightning — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Timo Meier Becomes First San Jose Shark to Score 5 Goals in One Game — CBS San Francisco

On Monday, San Jose Shark Timo Meier achieved something that hadn’t been done in an NHL game since 1994 – score five goals by himself – and he did it with a period to spare.

Timo Meier Becomes First San Jose Shark to Score 5 Goals in One Game — CBS San Francisco

MAPLE LEAFS 6, BLUES 5

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-9-3 – 51 Points) at
ST. LOUIS BLUES (22-11-5 – 49 Points)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 3 1 2 6
ST. LOUIS 1 3 1 5


ON THE SCORESHEE
T

  • Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 5:43 of the first period. Bunting recorded his eighth goal of the season. Bunting has registered four points (1G, 3A) through his last four games.
  • Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 7:32 of the first period. Marner recorded his seventh goal of the season. Marner also registered the primary assist on Matthews’ power play goal. Marner posted
    his 16th assist of the season.
  • John Tavares scored for Toronto at 9:27 of the first period. Tavares recorded his 15th goal of the season.
  • Timothy Liljegren scored for the Maple Leafs at 8:18 of the second period. Liljegren posted his first career NHL goal.
  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 11:24 of the third period. Matthews posted his 25th goal of the season. Matthews has scored a goal in 10-straight road games (12G). Matthews also recorded the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Matthews registered his 15th assist of
    the season. Matthews has posted seven points (5G, 2A) through his last five games.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored the game-winning goal for the Maple Leafs at 16:45 of the third period. Mikheyev posted his fifth goal of the season, scoring all five goals through his last six games.
  • Alexander Kerfoot registered the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Kerfoot recorded his 20th assist of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal as well as the secondary assist on Matthew’s power play goal. Rielly has registered 27 assists this season.
  • Travis Dermott recorded the primary assist on Liljegren’s goal. Dermott posted his third assist of the season.
  • Pierre Engvall registered the secondary assist on Liljegren’s goal as well as the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Engvall registered his eighth assist of the season. Engvall recorded his second-multi point game of the season and third of his NHL career.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 14 (14) 13 (10) 13 (10) 40 (34)
    ST. LOUIS 10 (8) 11 (11) 4 (1) 25 (20)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 18 (18) 20 (15) 20 (16) 58 (49)
    ST. LOUIS 15 (13) 15 (15) 11 (7) 41 (35)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 10-5-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 95-96-25-6 in 222 games against the St. Louis Blues and 35-63-14-1 in
    113 games played in St. Louis.
  • Toronto is 13-4-2 against the Western Conference this season and 5-2-2 against the Central Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 8 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 12 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Wins 14 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Muzzin)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Matthews, Brodie)
    Takeaways 1 (Brodie)
    TOI 28:27 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 4:18 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 1:22 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 30 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 72.41% (Nylander – 21 for, 8 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 7-7-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 14-1-1 when leading after one period and 4-0-2 when tied after two periods.
  • Toronto is 15-5-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-2-2 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews collected a point in his 10th straight road game (11-3—14) – the
    second double-digit road point streak of his career (11 GP in 2016-17).
  • Timothy Liljegren scored his first career NHL goal.
  • Ilya Mikheyev skated in his 100th career NHL game.
  • Timothy Liljegren was on the ice for a team-high 24 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • William Nylander finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 72.41
    percent (21 for, 8 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Jan. 19 Leafs at New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 7:30 pm ET
    Jan. 22 Leafs at New York Islanders UBS Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 26 Leafs vs. Anaheim Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Jan. 29 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 1 Leafs at New Jersey Prudential Center 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 24 Leafs vs. Minnesota Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On the emotions of tonight’s game:
    “A little bit crazy. You know, it’s just in the way it works out – a game like this – which kind of sums up the way the road trip went for us but obviously thrilled the way it worked out. Each time, when we needed to push back and respond, we did. Whether it was after the first goal of the game, whether it was after giving up the lead and getting it back, or in the third period there having to get a key goal on the power play and then grinding it out in the end, it was good to see for our guys. This is an important win for us going home.”
    On Liljegren’s first NHL goal:
    “It’s huge and we’re happy for him. It’s interesting you say I’ve been with him so long. I’ve been with him so long that I had to be reminded that it was his first goal. It feels like he’s been here a while and I’ve certainly seen him score but I guess that was just as the AHL level. I wasn’t really aware that it was his
    first one, but it certainly was a great one and we’re thrilled for him. I thought he played a great game today. He moved the puck really well, helped us on the breakout, got us out of trouble sometimes and, at times, got himself into trouble but then bailed himself out. It was great for him and huge to see him get
    rewarded.”
    On Marner’s return to the lineup:
    “I thought he was great tonight. For a guy who hasn’t played in a while and just had the one team practice
    on this trip, he had good legs. Whether it was his goal or the big-time pass he makes on Matthews’ power
    play goal to tie the game. That’s what Mitch does. He’s a game-breaker like that. It was certainly nice to
    have him back in the mix here tonight.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On tonight’s game:

    “Tough one and fun. I think you kind of hit it right on the head, just back-and-forth and up-and-down a bit of rollercoaster but we found a way to win and we’re going home with two points which is all that matters.”
    On Marner’s return to the lineup:

    “Well anytime he’s in the lineup he’s going to give you a lot of looks. He’s a world class player and he just
    finds a way out there. He makes plays, he’s sees the ice really well and he’s extremely dynamic so we’re a better hockey team when he’s playing so we’re happy to have him back.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On his return to the lineup after missing the last three games:

    “Coming in yesterday, it was just great being back with the guys. Especially with the injury and then the COVID situation, I didn’t really get to see the guys for two months or something like that so just being back with the guys brings me a lot of energy and a lot of joy. Obviously tonight, I just wanted to come in
    and keep it simple. If I had plays to be made, then try them, but obviously it feels nice to come back and contribute and help this team win.”
    On tonight’s win:
    “It was crazy. A rollercoaster ride. Obviously, that’s not the kind of game we want to play but I think we did a great job of staying with it, making sure we’re doing the right things no matter if we gave up the lead, they took it or anything like that, we just kept fighting back. Obviously, our power play wasn’t doing what we needed it to do tonight but that’s a big goal when we needed it. It’s a gritty win. We wanted to finish the trip off right and I think we’re all happy with how we finished this game.”
    TIMOTHY LILJEGREN
    On his first NHL goal:

    “I think we moved the puck well there in the o-zone and [Dermott] got the puck and I was open, got the pass and just thought I’d give it a go. I actually didn’t see the puck go in myself so I was kind of hesitant to
    celebrate there at first but it was nice.”
    On assessing his game with increased ice time tonight:
    “I don’t know. I felt kind of good out there. Obviously, I was on the ice for three goals in our net so the play in front of our net was not good enough today, especially from my side. I think all of the goals they scored
    when I was in was in front of the net so just not good enough. Other than that, I thought it was better than last game for my part.”
    ILYA MIKHEYEV
    On his improvement this season:

    “Just trying to help the team be better because we want to have progress ever game and step-by-step I just feel more confident now.”

MAPLE LEAFS – BLUES PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. St. Louis: First of Two
2021-22 Record vs. St. Louis: 0-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 23-9-3
Toronto Road Record: 9-5-2
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
January 3, 2022
Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme has been reassigned to the Toronto
Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 1 at Arizona 2
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
TOR Goals: Matthews
ARI Goals: Dzingel (2x)
TOR Goaltender: Mrázek, 16/18, .889 SV%
ARI Goaltender: Vejmelka, 45/46, .978 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Opponent: at New York Rangers
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)


INJURY REPORT

Justin Holl Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Ondrej Kaše Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Nick Ritchie Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

ALL-TIME VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES:
First Matchup between Clubs: December 10, 1967 (Toronto 1 at St. Louis 2)
All-Time Record: 94-96-25-6 (221 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 60-33-11-5 (109 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 34-63-14-1 (112 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: December 7, 2019 (Toronto 5 at St. Louis 2)
Record in Last Five Games: 1-2-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (32), Wayne Simmonds (25), TJ Brodie (23)
Goals:
Jason Spezza (7), Wayne Simmonds (7), Jake Muzzin (6), John Tavares
(6)
Assists: Jason Spezza (13), Wayne Simmonds (7), Jake Muzzin (6)
Points: Jason Spezza (20), Wayne Simmonds (14), Jake Muzzin (12)
Penalty Minutes: Jason Spezza (16), Wayne Simmonds (16), Jake Muzzin (14)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .700 3.31 2.49 29.6% 82.8% 34.0 31.3 55.4%
St. Louis .662 3.41 2.62 29.6% 84.2% 31.9 31.8 49.8%


THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22

Power Play: 29/98 (29.6%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 8 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 82/99 (82.8%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 11th of 21 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 6 of 11
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-4-0
January games 6th of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
RECENT 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
Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
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

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
David Kämpf Three assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Ilya Mikheyev One game away from 100 career NHL games played
Jake Muzzin 10 points away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander One point away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Seven games away from 400 career NHL games played

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 24 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 51 – Holl
ASSISTS 25 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 34 – Nylander
POINTS 38 – Matthews (24G, 14A) HITS 79 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 24:01 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:05 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:37 – Muzzin
SHOTS 143 – Matthews WINS 18 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.3% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.02 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 58.42% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .935 – Campbell

BLUES NOTES

CURRENT INJURIES
None
2021-22 Total Man Games Lost: 83
LAST GAME
Blues, 2 vs. Kraken, 1
-The Blues collected their league-leading 13th comeback win of the season
-Ville Husso made 31 saves for his 5th win of the season
-Pavel Buchnevich scored his 14th goal overall and his 3rd game-winner, which shares 2nd on the team
-Robert Thomas scored his 4th goal of the year (3 of the 4 have come at home)
BLUES VS. MAPLE LEAFS
-Tonight marks the 222nd all-time reg-season meeting between the Blues and Leafs
-The Leafs are one of 6 teams the Blues (102-91-25-3) have beaten at least 100 times (VAN, LAK, DET, DAL, CHI)
-The Blues dropped the most recent meeting (Dec. 7, 2019), 5-2 at Enterprise Center
-Overall, the Blues have won 7 of the last 8 matchups
-The Blues and Maple Leafs each share 2nd in the NHL with a 29.6% power play percentage (1. EDM, 30.2%)
-Robert Thomas is set to appear in his 200th career game tonight
NUMBERS GAME
25 – #25 Jordan Kyrou was recently named to the 2022 NHL All-Star game. This will mark his first NHL ASG appearance. Previously, he participated in
the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2016, was an OHL First Team All-Star in 2018 and played in the AHL All-Star Game in 2019
1.12 – Kyrou is averaging 1.12 pts/game this season. The last Blue to average as much or more was Pavol Demitra (1.19) in 2002-03 (min. 30 games
played in a season)
200 – Brayden Schenn collected his 200th career goal on Jan. 5, vs. PIT, becoming the 5th different current Blue to reach that plateau (Perron, Neal,
O’Reilly, Tarasenko)
274 – The Blues rank 3rd overall with 274 points from forwards (1. FLA, 295)
13 – The Blues are riding a 13-game home point streak (12-0-1)…since Nov. 18, the most home points in the league in that span
13 – The Blues share 1st overall with 13 comeback wins this season, including 11 1-goal comebacks, one 2-goal comeback and one 3-goal comeback
(FLA, COL)
241 – Vladimir Tarasenko posted 2 assists vs. DAL on Dec. 14, giving him 241 for his career and passing Red Berenson for 12th on the all-time
franchise list
2 – In Tyler Bozak (#2) and Torey Krug (#5), the Blues feature two of the top 5 players in terms of career points among active players that were
undrafted (#1 Mark Giordano)
12 – The Blues lead the league with 12 wins (12-5-1) when conceding the first goal
25 – The Blues have scored on the PP in 25 of their 37 games this season and share 2nd overall (29.6%) for conversion rate for the season (1. EDM,
30.2%). The team’s all-time single-season record is 24.6% in 1986-87
1 – The Blues have lost 1 game in regulation this season when keeping the opponents power play scoreless (18-1-5)
6 – Logan Brown’s debut with the Blues marked the sixth different father/son duo to play for the franchise (Logan/Jeff Brown, Mike/BJ Crombeen,
Basil/Philip McRae, Peter/Yan Stastny, Peter/Paul Stastny, Bob/Brent Johnson)
4,500 – With their win in the Winter Classic, the Blues reached 4,500 all-time points to become the second non-original 6 franchise to reach that
milestone (Philadelphia)
St. Louis Blues: Media Notes
428 – David Perron recorded the 428th point of his Blues career at the Winter Classic, moving ahead of Keith Tkachuk for 11th on the all-time franchise
list
5 – Perron posted his 5th hat trick as a Blue, on Oct. 23 vs. LA. Perron joined Brett Hull (27), Bernie Federko (11), Brian Sutter (7), Garry Unger (7)
Jorgen Pettersson (5) and Brendan Shanahan (5) as the only players in team history with at least 5 hat tricks
ARMY CHASING 500
-Blues GM Doug Armstrong is currently in his 12th season as GM
-Sitting with 494, he is just 6 wins shy of reaching 500 wins as GM of the Blues
-He passed Larry Pleau (486) as the winningest GM in team history back on Dec. 11
-His teams have posted eight 90+-point seasons (2 more shortened season were on pace for 90-plus)
-Overall, in 17 seasons as an NHL GM, his teams have missed the playoffs just 3 times
-Upon reaching 500, he will become the 25th GM in NHL history to posted as many wins with one franchise
-He (704) is one of 20 GMs in NHL history to accrue at least 700 wins overall (1. David Poile, 1,469)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYING BIG ROLE FOR BLUES
-The Blues’ power play shares 2nd in the NHL this season at 29.6% (1. EDM, 30.2%)
-The Blues’ home PP (28.6%) ranks 3rd, while their road mark (31.1%) ranks 2nd
-The Blues are 16-6-3 this season when scoring at least 1 power play goal
-The Blues’ penalty kill shares 5th in the NHL at 84.2% (1. CAR, 90.1%)
-Pavel Buchnevich leads the Blues with 13 PP points overall
-The Blues feature 7 different players with at least 3 PPG (Saad, Buchnevich, Barbashev, Perron, O’Reilly, Schenn, Kyrou)
HOME SWEET HOME
-The Blues are 12-0-1 in their last 13 home games (since Nov. 18), outscoring their opponents 51-24 over that span
-Their 13-game home point streak is the 3rd longest home point streak in franchise history
-The Blues have posted a 15-3-2 record at Enterprise Center this season for 32 points, giving them the 4th-best home pts% (.800) (1. FLA, .870)
-The Blues rank 4th overall in home g/g (3.70) and 1st in ga/g (2.15)
-Vladimir Tarasenko shares 12th in the NHL this season with 23 points at home (9g, 14a) (1. Huberdeau, 37 points)
Longest Home Point Streaks in Franchise History

  1. 18-0-3 (21 GP) from Dec. 6, 2011 – Feb. 18, 2012
  2. 11-0-3 (14 GP) from Oct. 27 – Dec. 15, 2016
  3. 12-0-1 (13 GP) from Nov. 18 – Present
    KYROU
    -Kyrou has a 6-game point streak (5g, 7a)
    -Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with 37 points (14g, 23a)
    -His 4 pts (2g, 2a) vs. MIN at Target Field were a league record for a Winter Classic
    -The Winter Classic marked the second time he has logged 4 pts in under 14 mins of ice time this season
    Blues with 4 points in under 14 mins of ice time (since 1997-98)
    Jordan Kyou – 1/1 at MIN (13:38)
    Jordan Kyrou – 10/18 at ARZ (13:06)
    Zach Sanford – 11/21 vs. CGY (13:19)
    Chris Stewart – 12/21 at EDM (13:42)
    KRUG
    -Torey Krug completed a full season with the Blues after reaching game 82 last Sunday vs. DAL
    -Krug posted 52 points and a +25 rating in his first “full season”
    -Since the beginning of 2020-21, he is one of 11 d-men with atleast 50 pts and a +25 rating
    -Only two d-men in Blues history have posted 50 pts and a +25 rating in a single season (98-99 Al MacInnis, 62 pts, +33 / 99-00 Chris Pronger, 62 pts,
    +52)
    BARBASHEV
    -Ivan Barbashev has 10 pts (3g, 7a) over his last 8 games
    -With 29 points (13g, 16a) through 36 games, he has set a new single-season career high
    -His 13 goals are 4th on the team and are just 1 shy of his career high (14 – 2018-19)
    -The Blues are 41-5-4 when he scores across his career
    -Scored his 50th career goal on Nov. 30 vs. TBL
    TARASENKO
    -Vladimir Tarasenko ranks 3rd on the Blues with 34 points (14g, 20a) this season
    -Tarasenko has a 6-game point streak (6g, 5a), scoring at least 1 goal in 5 of those games
    -He’s posted 5 multi-point efforts over his last 10 games, posting 15 points over that span (7g, 8a)
    -The Blues are 13-5-2 when has at least a point in a game this season
    BUCHNEVICH
    -Pavel Buchnevich has 12 points (3g, 9a) in his last 8 games)
    -Since Nov. 9, he ranks 5th overall with 32 points (1. Huberdeau, 39)
    -Since entering the NHL in 2016-17, he is one of 12 former 3rd-round draft picks that has accrued at least 200 points
    -Buchnevich has posted 20 or more goals in 2 of his last 3 seasons
    PERRON
    -David Perron has posted 8 points (2g, 6a) in his last 10 games
    -Last season, David Perron (58 pts, 56 gms) became the first Blue to post a point-per-game average for a season since Pavol Demitra (1.19 pts/gm in
    2002-03)
    -Perron recorded his 28th career multi-goal game Oct. 16 in Denver and his 29th (hat trick) on Oct. 23 vs. LA (His teams are 25-3-1 when he scores at
    least twice)
    -Perron is getting better with age as he has eclipsed 55 points in 3 of his last 4 seasons after doing it once in his first 10
    CAPTAIN O’REILLY
    -O’Reilly has a goal and 3 assists in his last 5 games
    -O’Reilly ranks 5th in the NHL this season with 406 FO wins (56.3%) (1. Bergeron, 493)
    -Over the last four seasons, he is one of 9 players with at least 200 points and a +55 rating (Marchand, MacKinnon, Panarin, Stone, Bergeron, Point,
    Aho, Rantanen)
    -Since 2018-19, only O’Reilly, Mika Zibanejad and Elias Lindholm have accrued 200 points while averaging over 2 mins of shorthanded ice time per
    game
    BERUBE REACHES RARE MILESTONE
    -On Dec. 29. vs. EDM, Berube recorded his 200th win as a head coach in the NHL, becoming the 7th different coach to win 200 games after playing in
    at least 1000 games
    Wins as Coach / Games Played
    Craig Berube – 204 / 1,054
    Randy Carlyle – 475 / 1,055
    Bob Pulford – 360 / 1,079
    Craig MacTavish – 301 / 1,093
    Red Kelly – 278 / 1,316
    Brent Sutter – 215 / 1,111
    Larry Robinson – 209 / 1,384
    MILESTONE WATCH (reg. season)
    -James Neal is 4 shy of 300 career goals
    -Brayden Schenn is 9 shy of 100 goals as a Blue
    -Brandon Saad is 4 shy of 200 career goals…8 shy of 200 career assists
    -Tyler Bozak is 6 shy of 800 career games
    -Robert Thomas is 1 shy of 200 career games
    -Marco Scandella is 3 shy of 100 games as a Blue
    -Ryan O’Reilly is 7 shy of 900 career games