Sharks’ Evander Kane handed lengthy suspension by NHL — Chico Enterprise-Record

SAN JOSE – The NHL dropped the hammer on Evander Kane, suspending the Sharks forward for 21 games without pay for an established violation of — and lack of compliance with — the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the forfeited pay goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. Kane…

Sharks’ Evander Kane handed lengthy suspension by NHL — Chico Enterprise-Record

RANGERS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

Toronto Maple Leafs
2021-22 Matchups vs. New York: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. New York N/A
Next Game vs. New York: Thursday, Nov. 18 vs. New York
Toronto Season Record: 2-1-0
Toronto Home Record: 2-0-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

October 17, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson recalled on an emergency basis from
the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
October 16, 2021 Alex Bishop signed to a one-game amateur tryout
October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens.
October 10, 2021
Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned
to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Score: Maple Leafs 3, Ottawa 1
Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
TOR Goals: Simmonds, Kerfoot, Bunting
OTT Goals: Norris
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 20-21, .952%
OTT Goaltender: Forsberg, 26-29, .897%
TOR Power Play: 1/2
OTT Power Play: 0/3
Date: Friday, Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Opponent: vs. San Jose Sharks
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV); Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
INJURIES
Petr Mrázek Groin
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 4
FAST FACTS
First Matchup between Clubs: Nov. 20, 1926 (Toronto 1 vs. New York 5)
All-Time Record: 288-223-95-11 (617 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 168-94-39-6 (307 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 120-129-56-5 (310 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home: December 22, 2018 (Toronto 5, New York 3)
Record in Last Five Games: 1-2-2
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-2-3
Games Played: John Tavares (49), Jason Spezza (45), Wayne Simmonds (42)
Goals: John Tavares (15), Jason Spezza (13), Wayne Simmonds (13)
Assists: John Tavares (29), Jason Spezza (22), Wayne Simmonds (11)
Points: John Tavares (44), Jason Spezza (35), Wayne Simmonds (24)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (76), John Tavares (46), Jason Spezza (24)
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .667 2.33 1.67 27.3% 80.0% 35.7 29.7 59.0%
NHL Rank 14th-T 22nd-T 7th 15th 12th-T 8th 19th 2nd
Power Play: 3/11 (27.3%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander)
Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
Penalty Kill: 8/10 (80.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 31/144 (78.5%)
Monday games 1 of 7 (3 home, 4 road)
Back-to-Backs played 1 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-0-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-1-0
October games 4th of 9 (5 home, 4 road)
RECENT MILESTONES


TRAVIS DERMOTT Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Apr. 24 at WPG.
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 29 vs. EDM.
MITCH MARNER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 24 at WPG.
AUSTON MATTHEWS Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 20 at MTL.
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie
Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at
294 games.
JAKE MUZZIN Skated in his 600th NHL game on March 1 at EDM.INJURIE
WILLIAM NYLANDER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 18 at VAN.
MORGAN RIELLY
Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to
become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with
the club.
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL games played, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Skated in his 200th game as a Maple Leaf on May 12 at OTT.
JOHN TAVARES Registered his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf on April 18 at VAN.
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 800th career NHL point on April 5 at CGY.

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE 7 games away from 700 career NHL games played
TJ BRODIE 1 goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL 8 wins away from 50 career NHL wins
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
PIERRE ENGVALL 7 games away from 100 career NHL games played
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Seven goals away from 50 career NHL goals
ONDREJ KAŠE Three points away from 100 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists
AUSTON MATTHEWS One goal away from 200 career NHL goals
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY Two assists away from 250 career NHL assists

Steve Conroy’s NHL Power Rankings — Boston Herald

The Bruins kick off their 2021-22 season Saturday at TD Garden against the Dallas Stars and, as the NHL season begins in earnest, it’s a good bet that what you read below will soon be blown to smithereens. A perceived contender will suffer a major injury and fizzle. A middle-of-the-packer will get an unexpected contribution…

Steve Conroy’s NHL Power Rankings — Boston Herald

MAPLE LEAFS 2, CANADIENS 1 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-0-0) vs.
MONTRÉAL CANADIENS (0-1-0)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 0 1 2
MONTRÉAL 1 0 0 1
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACEOFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pierre Engvall scored on the power play for Toronto at 10:12 of the first period. The tally marked
    Engvall’s first power play goal of his NHL career.
  • Michael Bunting recorded the primary assist on Engvall’s goal, notching his first point as a
    Maple Leaf. Bunting’s assist marked the first of his NHL recorded career against the Canadiens.
  • Rasmus Sandin collected the secondary assist on Engvall’s tally. Sandin has posted an assist
    during his first game of the season through three-consecutive campaigns, also including Oct. 2/19
    vs. OTT (1A) and Feb. 8/21 vs. VAN (1A).
  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 1:06 of the third period. The goal marked
    Nylander’s 11th career NHL goal against the Canadiens.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Rielly has recorded 247 career NHL
    assists.
  • Mitch Marner collected the secondary assist on Nylander’s tally. Marner has marked 20 assists
    against the Canadiens through his NHL career, which currently ranks third among active Maple
    Leafs skaters.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 31-of-32 shots in tonight’s win. Campbell earned his sixth career victory
    against the Canadiens.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 9 (5) 14 (14) 7 (5) 30 (24)
    MONTRÉAL 9 (9) 11 (10) 12 (6) 32 (25)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 25 (18) 23 (23) 14 (11) 62 (52)
    MONTRÉAL 16 (16) 18 (17) 23 (11) 57 (44)
    Home Sweet Home
    Home Record 1-0-0 (1 Game)
    All-Time Record vs. Montreal 308-344-88-18 (758 Games)
    All-Time Record vs. Montreal at Home 195-129-45-10 (379 Games)
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Ondřej Kaše)
    Shot Attempts 6 (Nick Ritchie)
    Faceoff Wins 16 (John Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Pierre Engvall, 1-for-1)
    Hits 2 (Jason Spezza, Nick Ritchie, Michael Bunting,
    Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie)
    Blocked Shots 4 (Justin Holl)
    Takeaways 4 (William Nylander)
    TOI 22:40 (Morgan Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 3:27 (Mitch Marner, William Nylander, John
    Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:51 (David Kämpf)
    Shifts 31 (Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie)
    2020-21 RECORD WHEN…
    Opponent scored first 10-8-4
    Tied after 1 11-4-1
    Tied after 2 9-3-1
    Outshot by opponent 15-3-2
    OF NOTE…
  • Ondřej Kaše led the Maple Leafs with six shots during the game. Kaše tied his second best singlegame career high in shots (6) which he has marked on 10 other occasions.
  • David Kämpf went 13-for-24 in the face-off dot. His 13 face-off wins tied his single-game career high
    which he has marked on four other occasions.
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Oct. 14 – Leafs at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 7:00 pm
    Oct. 16 – Leafs vs. Ottawa Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm
    Oct. 18 – Leafs vs. N.Y. Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm
    Oct. 22 – Leafs vs. San Jose Scotiabank Arena 6:00 pm
    Oct. 23 – Leafs at Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 7:00 pm
    Oct. 25 – Leafs at Carolina PNC Arena 7:00 pm

LEAFS 2, HABS 1: What they said.

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
Q. Kristen Shilton: Sheldon what did you think of the team’s overall effort tonight?
Sheldon Keefe: I thought obviously the first 10 minutes we were not good; it took us a while to get
comfortable in the game but from then on I thought the effort was really strong. Guys worked and
competed; it was a tight game right till the end. Happy that we found our way to be on the right side of
it of course.
Joshua Clipperton: What was it like having a full building here tonight?
Sheldon Keefe: Outstanding. Right from the time that I walked out onto the bench for the introductions
it was different. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the place full like that. I thought the crowd was
engaged right from the start. We needed Soupy to hold us in early and they were engaged all the way
through. That five-on-three penalty kill they were outstanding. I thought they were a real factor in the
game today and you could feel it on the bench, the energy was there in game like this where it’s so close
it was really great to see all our fans back.
Q. Chris Johnston, Toronto Star: How important is it for you to have a skill set like Kampfs when you
face that long three-on-five?
Sheldon Keefe: It’s a great tool for us, that’s why we were really happy to be able to add him. He’s a
unique player for us. He’s got a different skill set than a lot of our guys, he’s really strong in faceoffs,
especially on his left side and his penalty killing is really good but his line five-on-five was really good as
well, they got chances and spent a lot of time in the offensive zone. I thought Kampf was really good and
so were Kase and Engvall.
JUSTIN HOLL (4 BLOCKED SHOTS)
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun: How big was the five-on-three? Yours and David Kampf’ s shot block
and all those little things?
Justin Holl: For sure I think the penalty kill was a huge factor tonight and anytime you can win or tie a
special teams battle we’re pretty confident in our ability at five-on-five. The block I think I should have
had that seam in the first place so its probability shouldn’t have happened in the first place but always
feels good to make a big play for the team.
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: What did you think of the atmosphere here tonight?
Justin Holl: It was awesome. You really take for granted playing in front of fans when you have a year
like last year where weren’t able to, so it was really terrific and it powered us no question about it.
PIERRE ENGVALL (1 GOAL)
Q. Mark Masters: How did you feel about your game tonight?
Pierre Engvall: Felt pretty good, I got to play with Kampf and Kase and I felt like we had chemistry right
away. We let in one goal there in the first period but otherwise I think we played hard and got a lot of ozone shifts and I’m happy with the game.
Q. Chris Johnston, Toronto Star: When you play with those two guys, what is the focus of the line?
What are your trying to do?
Pierre Engvall: I think we’re starting in the d-zone and trying to play them tough there and not give
them much and then use our skill and speed to create offense and I think we showed that today. We
played hard down there but always got a lot of offensive shifts.
JACK CAMPBELL (31 SAVES)
Q. Marty Klinkenberg, Globe and Mail: What was that first 5 to 10 minutes like for you?
Jack Campbell: It was fun, I mean to have everyone back in the building it was electric. I thought the
boys did a great job of responding after they scored, and we really executed the game plan and I think
the crowd gave us the advantage tonight to give us the advantage and a huge two points.
Q. Lance Hornby, Toronto: The electricity really came into play during the third period five-on-three, it
got really loud and you were getting support with some shot blocks.
Jack Campbell: It was amazing, Justin Holl single handedly had the game saver there. Everybody was
blocking shots the whole night on the PK. They were moving it around pretty good but anytime they got
a look we were blocking it, so the boys played amazing in front of me tonight.
WILLIAM NYLANDER (1 GOAL)
Q. Mark Masters, TSN: On your goal, why did you delay it the way you did?
William Nylander: I don’t know, it just happened. It’s just what happened out there. I didn’t really plan
on doing anything It’s just the way it unfolded.
Q. Joshua Clipperton, Canadian Press: What does it say about Jacks play, especially early where
Montreal didn’t give up much?

As roster deadline looms, Evander Kane’s future with Sharks remains cloudy — East Bay Times

SAN JOSE — NHL teams must get their rosters down to 23 players by Monday afternoon and there remains no indication from the Sharks as to how they’ll proceed with Evander Kane. By mutual agreement with the Sharks, Kane, who is being investigated by the NHL on two matters, has stayed away from the team…

As roster deadline looms, Evander Kane’s future with Sharks remains cloudy — East Bay Times

Golden Knights, Avalanche appear to be teams to beat in West — The Denver Post

The Vegas Golden Knights have made deep playoff runs in three of their four years and are used to being looked at as the team to beat in the Western Conference. Advancing in the postseason, though, is not going to satisfy a young franchise that lost in the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season…

Golden Knights, Avalanche appear to be teams to beat in West — The Denver Post

Is Sharks’ Eklund ready for the NHL? The way he’s playing, “he may force our hand” — East Bay Times

SAN JOSE – The great debate about what the Sharks should do with top prospect William Eklund has kicked into high gear. Should they send him back to Sweden for another year of development in his homeland? Assign him to the Barracuda so he can continue to adapt to the Sharks’ system and the smaller…

Is Sharks’ Eklund ready for the NHL? The way he’s playing, “he may force our hand” — East Bay Times

Defenseman Jack Johnson, 950-game NHL veteran, relishes opportunity for another shot at Cup: “You only have so many chances” — The Denver Post

Veteran defenseman Jack Johnson, a family man, is in a precarious position with the Avalanche. The No. 3 overall selection from the 2005 draft is on a professional tryout contract (PTO), looking to extend his 14-year NHL career and get one more shot at the Stanley Cup. If he plays well in Tuesday’s preseason opener…

Defenseman Jack Johnson, 950-game NHL veteran, relishes opportunity for another shot at Cup: “You only have so many chances” — The Denver Post

Wild name Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno alternate captains — Twin Cities

The dismissal of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter this offseason left a void in the Wild locker room. Not only were they the faces of the franchise, they were both longtime alternate captains for the organization. That void has now been filled by the biggest vocal leaders on the roster. After months of speculation from…

Wild name Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno alternate captains — Twin Cities

LEAFS TV SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

MAPLE LEAFS ANNOUNCE 2021-22 TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club’s television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2020-21 season.

Maple Leafs regional television broadcasts will be split between Sportsnet Ontario (14 games) and TSN (26 games), while Sportsnet will air 42 Maple Leafs games nationally.

Sportsnet 590 The FAN and TSN Radio 1050 will once again equally share the club’s radio broadcast slate. The radio team of play-by-play commentator Joe Bowen and analyst Jim Ralph will return to the airwaves to call the action on both stations.

In addition to their regular season broadcasts, Sportsnet and TSN will air live coverage of all six Maple Leafs pre-season games. TSN will air Toronto’s games on September 27 at Montreal, September 29 at Ottawa and October 5 vs. Montreal while Sportsnet will broadcast the club’s games on September 25 vs. Montreal, October 4 at Ottawa and October 9 vs. Ottawa.

DATETELEVISIONRADIO
Wednesday, October 13 vs. MTLSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, October 14 at OTTTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, October 16 vs. OTTSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Monday, October 18 vs. NYRSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Friday, October 22 vs. SJSTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, October 23 at PITSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Monday, October 25 at CARSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, October 27 at CHISportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, October 30 vs. DETSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, November 2 vs. VGKTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, November 4 vs. TBLTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, November 6 vs. BOSSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Monday, November 8 vs, LAKSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, November 10 at PHISportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Friday, November 12 vs. CGYTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, November 13 at BUFSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, November 16 vs, NSHTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, November 18 vs. NYRTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, November 20 vs. PITSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Sunday, November 21 at NYISportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, November 24 at LAKSportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Friday, November 26 at SJSSportsnet OntarioTSN Radio 1050
Sunday, November 28 at ANATSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, December 1 vs. COLSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, December 4 at MINSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Sunday, December 5 at WPGTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Tuesday, December 7 vs. CBJTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Thursday, December 9 vs. TBLTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, December 11 vs. CHISportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Tuesday, December 14 at EDMTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, December 16 at CGYTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, December 18 at VANSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Sunday, December 19 at SEASportsnet OntarioTSN Radio 1050
Thursday, December 23 vs. STLSportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Monday, December 27 at CBJSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, December 29 vs. PITSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, January 1 vs. OTTSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Monday, January 3 vs. CARSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, January 5 vs. EDMSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Thursday, January 6 at MTLSportsnet OntarioTSN Radio 1050
Saturday, January 8 at COLSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, January 11 at VGKTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Wednesday, January 12 at ARITSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, January 15 at STLSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Monday, January 17 vs. NJDSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, January 19 at NYRSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, January 22 vs. NYISportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, January 26 vs. ANASportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, January 29 at DETSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Tuesday, February 1 at NJDTSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Thursday, February 24 vs. MINTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, February 26 vs. DETSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Monday, February 28 at WSHSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, March 2 vs. BUFSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, March 5 vs VANSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Monday, March 7 at CBJSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Tuesday, March 8 vs. SEATSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Thursday, March 10 vs. ARISportsnet OntarioTSN Radio 1050
Sunday, March 13 at BUFSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, March 15 vs. DALTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, March 17 vs. CARSportsnet OntarioTSN Radio 1050
Saturday, March 19 at NSHSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Wednesday, March 23 vs. NJDSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, March 26 at MTLSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Sunday, March 27 vs. FLASportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, March 29 at BOSSportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Thursday, March 31 vs. WPGTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, April 2 at PHISportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Monday, April 4 at TBLSportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Tuesday, April 5 at FLATSN4Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Thursday, April 7 at DALSportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Saturday, April 9 vs. MTLSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, April 12 vs. BUFTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, April 14 vs. WSHTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, April 16 at OTTSportsnet*Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Sunday, April 17 at NYISportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday. April 19 vs. PHITSN4TSN Radio 1050
Thursday, April 21 at TBLTSN4TSN Radio 1050
Saturday, April 23 at FLASportsnet*TSN Radio 1050
Sunday, April 24 at WSHSportsnet OntarioSportsnet 590 The FAN
Tuesday, April 26 at DETSportsnet OntarioTSN Radio 1050
Friday April 29 vs. BOSTSN4TSN Radio 1050

* indicates national broadcast

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Avalanche facing key free agent decisions, starting with Gabe Landeskog — The Denver Post

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic is fine with 11th-hour re-signings of free agents this year, and he’s not opposed to bringing them back after the final hour. After all, allowing a player to talk to another team doesn’t mean that player will leave Colorado. So, if the salary cap-strapped Avs don’t agree to terms with…

Avalanche facing key free agent decisions, starting with Gabe Landeskog — The Denver Post