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JETS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (17-7-2 – 36 Points) at
WINNIPEG JETS (12-8-4 – 28 Points)
SUNDAY, DECEMER 5, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 0 3
WINNIPEG 1 4 1 6
GAME SUMMARY | EVENT SUMMARY | FACE-OFF SUMMARY
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Michael Bunting scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 16:08 of the first period.
    Bunting scored his seventh goal of the season and the fifth power play goal of his NHL career.
  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 14:20 of the second period.
    Matthews scored his 15th goal of the season and has scored in six consecutive games (8G).
  • Ondřej Kaše scored for the Maple Leafs at 15:46 of the second period. Kaše recorded his
    sixth goal of the season.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assist on Bunting’s power play goal. Engvall posted his
    sixth assist of the season.
  • Nick Ritchie registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s power play goal. Ritchie recorded
    his seventh assist of the season. Ritchie has posted an assist in three consecutive games
    (3A).
  • John Tavares posted the primary assist on Matthews’ power play goal. Tavares recorded his
    15th assist of the season.
  • William Nylander registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ power play goal. Nylander
    posted his 14th assist of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin recorded the primary assist on Kaše’s goal. Sandin posted his eighth assist
    of the season.
  • Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Kaše’s goal. Holl recorded his first assist of
    the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 12 (10) 11 (8) 12 (6) 35 (24)
    WINNIPEG 13 (8) 12 (10) 16 (11) 41 (29)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 18 (15) 27 (19) 20 (10) 65 (44)
    WINNIPEG 16 (10) 20 (17) 22 (17) 58 (44)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-4-1 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 40-24-1-9 in 74 games against the Winnipeg Jets and 21-12-0-5 in 38
    games played in Winnipeg.
  • Toronto is 8-3-1 against the Western Conference this season and 3-1-1 against the Central Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Tavares)
    Shot Attempts 9 (Rielly, Nylander)
    Faceoff Wins 9 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 57% (Kämpf – 8 won, 6 lost)
    Hits 3 (Engvall)
    Blocked Shots 1 (Spezza, Ritchie, Sandin, Liljegren, Rielly,
    Kämpf, Brodie)
    Takeaways 2 (Nylander)
    TOI 24:55 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 6:01 (Spezza)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:35 (Holl)
    Shifts 28 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 76.92% (Engvall – 10 for, 3 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 5-6-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-3-0 when tied after one period and 2-7-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 6-4-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 in Sunday games and 2-3-0 in the second game of a back-to-back.
    OF NOTE…
  • Rasmus Sandin recorded his eighth assist of the season during tonight’s game, marking an NHL
    career season high.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews extended his goal streak to six games, the longest in the NHL this
    season. This is the third time he has had a goal streak of six or more games (also 7 GP: Jan. 24 –
    Feb. 8, 2021 and 6 GP: Oct. 3-13, 2018).
  • Jake Muzzin and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-
    on-5.
  • Pierre Engvall finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 76.92 percent
    (10 for, 3 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Dec. 7 Leafs vs. Columbus Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 9 Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 11 Leafs vs. Chicago Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 14 Leafs at Edmonton Rogers Place 9:00 pm ET
    Dec. 16 Leafs at Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 9:00 pm ET
    Dec. 18 Leafs at Vancouver Rogers 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:
    JOHN TAVARES

    Q: On where the game got away from them:
    John Tavares: “We completely played into their game and allowed them to use their transition and
    they’re one of the best in the league in that area. We had two-on-ones and the opportunities that we gave
    up were disappointing. I think we really got away from out game today. We still battled to keep the door
    open going into the third and obviously we just weren’t able to generate enough… giving up those
    opportunities and the amount of goals, obviously you can’t win hockey games this late, yeah we just got
    away for whatever reason…”
    Q: On Joseph Woll’s play:
    John Tavares: Yeah, it could have been a lot worse. One hundred percent. It’s not good enough the way
    we defended tonight and the way we played through the neutral zone. Especially just allowed them to use
    their speed and their skill which they’re so good with… He did a good job making a bunch of saves
    keeping it what it was because of that we got it to 5-3 and gave ourselves a little bit of hope in the third
    and obviously you know what happened.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On the emotions of the game and where the game got away from them:
    Auston Matthews: “I’m not really sure to be honest, I think it was just kind of a snowball effect. It just kind
    of spiraled out of control. It wasn’t really hockey in that third period, it was a bit of a gong show. I don’t
    really know how else to put it.”
    MORGAN RIELLY
    Q: On an emotional game:
    Morgan Rielly: “Yeah I think it’s important to balance it. We want to try to win the game but you want to
    stick up for your teammates and try to stick together as a group. So, I think you have to find the balance
    and keep pushing all the way to the end.”
    TIMOTHY LILJEGREN
    Q: On getting back into the lineup:
    Timothy Liljegren: “It felt good. Obviously, it would have felt better if we had won but it felt good to get
    back out there.

BLUE JACKETS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. Columbus: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. Columbus: N/A
Next Game vs. Columbus: Monday, December 27 at Columbus
Toronto Season Record: 17-7-2
Toronto Home Record: 10-3-1
TV: TSN4 RADIO: Sportsnet 590


RECENT TRANSACTIONS

December 7, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) December 7, 2021
Defencemen Alex Biega and Kristins Rubns and forward Alex Steeves
have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
December 5, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)
December 3, 2021
Goaltender Petr Mrázek has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
on an LTIR conditioning loan

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 at Winnipeg 6
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
TOR Goals: Bunting, Matthews, Kaše
WPG Goals: Dubois, Copp, Svechnikov, Connor, Ehlers, Scheifele
TOR Goaltender: Woll, 35/41, .854 SV%
WPG Goaltender: Hellebuyck, 32/35, .914 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-5
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-5
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021

NEXT GAME
Opponent: vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Travis Dermott (Shoulder)
Rasmus Sandin (Knee) *On Injured Reserve
Mitch Marner (Shoulder) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Games Lost to Injury: 28

ALL-TIME VS. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS:
First Matchup between Clubs: February 14, 2001 (Toronto 2 vs. Columbus 2)
All-Time Record: 14-11-1-4 (30 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 6-6-1-3 (16 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 8-5-0-1 (14 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 19, 2018 (Toronto 4 vs. Columbus 2)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-1-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-3-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS:
Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (40), John Tavares (27), Jason Spezza (22)
Goals: John Tavares (14), Wayne Simmonds (10), Mitch Marner (5)
Assists: John Tavares (19), Morgan Rielly (9), Jason Spezza (8)
Points:
John Tavares (33), Wayne Simmonds (17), Jason Spezza (12), Mitch
Marner (12)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (40), Kyle Clifford (23), John Tavares (16)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .692 3.08 2.35 25.7% 82.4% 34.5 31.2 55.0%
Columbus .565 3.22 3.26 20.0% 84.1% 29.6 34.4 50.9%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 19/74 (25.7%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 6 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 10 – Matthews (6G, 4A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22

Penalty Kill: 61/74 (82.4%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Tuesday games 3rd of 14 (8 home, 6 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
December games 4th of 13 (6 home, 7 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10 at PHI
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
TRAVIS DERMOTT One point away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Five assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY Two games away from 600 career NHL games played
JOHN TAVARES Five games away from 900 career NHL games played

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 15 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 37 – Holl
ASSISTS 15 – Marner, Rielly, Tavares TAKEAWAYS 27 – Marner
POINTS 26 – Tavares (11G, 15A) HITS 61 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 10 – Matthews (6G, 4A) TOI PER GAME 24:12 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:12 – Matthews
PIMs 38 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:36 – Muzzin
SHOTS 104 – Matthews WINS 13 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 60.0% – Marner GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.78 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 58.98% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .942 – Campbell

BLUE JACKETS

THE LAST GAME: DEC. 5, 2021 – CBJ 6 vs. SJS 4
CBJ Goal Scorers: Boqvist, Kuraly, Sillinger, Roslovic, Boqvist, EN – Texier
SJS Goal Scorers: Bonino, Karlsson, Burns, Hertl
Goalies: CBJ – Merzlikins (30/34, 60:00); SJS – Hill (24/29, 58:59)
CBJ PP: 0/1; PK: 0/0 | Shots: CBJ: 30 / SJS: 34
3 Stars: 1. Boqvist, CBJ; 2. Peeke, CBJ; 3. Sillinger, CBJ
Noteworthy: CBJ snapped season-long 4-game losing streak… CBJ picked up 4th-straight home win… The club was not whistled for a penalty for 1st
time this season… Boqvist notched 2nd 2-goal game of the season/career… Danforth tallied assist for 2nd-straight game… Peeke notched 1st career
multi-point game (0-2-2)… Texier recorded his 1st multi-point game of the season (1-1-2).
OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
Kukan (wrist fracture); Placed on Injured Reserve (10/26); 8 weeks (17 games)
Laine (oblique strain); Placed on Injured Reserve (11/5); 4-to-6 weeks (14 games)
Korpisalo (non-COVID illness); Placed on Injured Reserve (12/1); (3 games)
TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 69
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Dec. 3 Placed Korpisalo on IR retroactive to Dec. 1 (non-COVID illness)
Dec. 2 Activated Bemstrom off IR and assigned to Cleveland (AHL) and added Tarasov to the roster on emergency recall from Cleveland (AHL)
Nov. 20 Activated Domi off COVID-19 list
AGAINST THE MAPLE LEAFS

2021-22 Series: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 at TOR)
2020-21 Series: Did Not Play
2019-20 Series: 1-1-0 (1-0-0 at TOR)
All-Time Series: 15-14-1-0 (9-6-1-0 at TOR)
Last 10 (Overall | Away): 5-5-0 | 7-3-0
All-Time GF/GA: 86/91
All-Time SF/SA: 939/896
All-Time PP: 17-of-98
All-Time PK: 74-of-90
THE LAST GAME VS. TOR (REG. SEASON): Oct. 21, 2019 – CBJ (4) at TOR (3) OT
CBJ Goal Scorers: SH – Nash, Dubois, PP – Wennberg, PS – Nyquist
TOR Goal Scorers: SH – Kapanen, Matthews, Nylander
Goalies: CBJ – Korpisalo (28/31, 61:57); TOR – Andersen (34/38, 61:57)
CBJ PP: 1/5; PK: 0/2 | Shots: CBJ: 38 / TOR: 31
3 Stars: 1. Nyquist, CBJ; 2. Matthews, TOR; 3. Foligno, CBJ
Noteworthy: Nyquist scored 1st penalty shot OT winner in CBJ history… 2nd time in CBJ history club scored a PPG, SHG and PSG (12/17/05 at
NSH)… 18 blocked shots were a season-high for CBJ… Wennberg tied it with 9:51 remaining before Nyquist won the game 1:57 into OT.
SEASON SERIES LEFT: Dec. 27 at CBJ… Mar. 7 at CBJ
CBJ/TOR CONNECTIONS
CBJ: McRae (Beaverton), who played in four games for TOR (1983-85), served as GM of London Knights from 2014-16)… Harrington, born in Kingston,
had 0-1-1 in 15 games (2015-16)… Legace (Toronto), Danforth (Oshawa) and Jenner (Dorchester) were all born in Ontario.
NOTED (Team Highlights vs. TOR)
The teams most recently met in the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifying Round with the Blue Jackets winning the series 3-2… CBJ have won 12-8-0 in the past
20 games of the series… CBJ are 9-3-0 in last 12 games at TOR… Winning team has scored 3+ goals in 28-of-30 victories and 17-straight… CBJ have
both shutouts (MR: Bobrovsky, 4/8/15) in all-time series… Most goals scored at TOR: 6 (11/25/13)… Most goals allowed at TOR: 6 (2/14/18).
Columbus Blue Jackets: Media Notes
NOTED (Player Highlights vs. TOR)
Carlsson notched his 1st NHL point (assist) on 4/9/17 at TOR… Domi tallied his 100th NHL career assist on 10/3/18 at TOR… Voracek played his 500th
NHL game on 1/31/15 vs. TOR.
HOW THE JACKETS WERE BUILT (Active: 23, Injured: 3)
Drafted (12): Bjorkstrand, Carlsson, Chinakhov, Gavrikov, Jenner, Korpisalo (IR), Merzlikins, Peeke, Sillinger, Tarasov, Texier, Werenski
Trade (8): Bean, Boqvist, Domi, Harrington, Hofmann, Laine (IR), Roslovic, Voracek
Free Agent (6): Bayreuther, Danforth, Kukan (IR), Kuraly, Nyquist, Robinson
BLUE JACKETS NOTES
PUTTING PUCKS IN THE NET
The Blue Jackets have been able to fill the back of the net this season, ranking 11th in the NHL in goals-per-game through the first 23 contests (3.22).
The club has scored three-plus goals in 15 of their contests and four-plus goals in ten of them, including posting six on Sunday vs. the Sharks. The team
has averaged almost a goal-a-game more compared to last season (2.39). CBJ have twice finished a campaign averaging better than three goals a
game (club record 3.12 avg. in 2018-19 and 3.01 avg. in 2016-17).
COMEBACK JACKETS
The Blue Jackets have earned their victories this season with the club coming back at some point in the game in nine of their 13 wins. The club leads the
NHL in wins when allowing the first goal of the game (7, tied) and when trailing heading into the second period (4). Columbus has come back from
multiple goal deficits in two of its contests (Nov. 3 at COL and Nov. 15 vs. DET). The club has also had the flair for the dramatics this season, scoring the
game-winning goal with less than 1:30 left in regulation twice (Nov. 6 vs. COL; Nov. 15 vs. DET).
STAYING STRONG WHILE PLAYING SHORT
CBJ’s penalty kill units have come up big over the past five weeks. The team has killed off all opponent power play attempts in 13 of the last 16 games
since Oct. 31. The club is second in the NHL in penalty kill pct. over that span (PIT, 90.7), killing off 35-of-39 attempts (89.7).
THE ROAD WELL TRAVELED
Columbus is in the middle of a stretch dominated in road games. Prior to Sunday’s home game, the club had completed a four-game road trip. Following
Thursday’s contest vs. Anaheim at Nationwide Arena, the team will head out on a five-game road trip to face Seattle, western Canadian teams
(Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary) before finishing at Buffalo from Dec. 11-20. CBJ play 7-of-9 games from Nov. 18-Dec. 4 and 13-of-17 from Nov. 18-
Dec. 20 away from Nationwide Arena.
THE KIDS ARE MORE THAN ALRIGHT
The Blue Jackets kicked off the season as the youngest team in the NHL (avg. age 25.71) and many of the club’s youngest players have already made a
big impact just 23 games into the season. Alexandre Texier (22), has already surpassed his career high in goals (8) and has recorded 6-4-10 in the past
14 games. Cole Sillinger (18), a 2021 first round pick, is the NHL’s youngest player and has 5-5-10 in 23 GP. Adam Boqvist (21) has racked up 5-3-8
and 2 multi-goal/point contests in the last 7 games and ranks 4th-T among NHL defensemen in goals this season with 6-3-9 in 16 GP .
SUCCESS IN NET
Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (10-4-0 in 14 GP) made franchise history in requiring the fewest games to reach 10 wins in a season with the victory on
Sunday vs. San Jose. Sergei Bobrovsky previously held the record at 10 wins in the first 15 contests (2016-17 and 2017-18). Merzlikins ranks first-T in
the NHL in wins and second in SV% at home this season (min. 8 home GP), going 9-1-0 with a 2.20 GAA and .935 SV% in 10 contests. Merzlikins
notched his 1st shutout of the season on Nov. 24 vs. Winnipeg (8th of NHL career) and has a 2.72 GAA and .920 SV% in 14 GP.
UPCOMING MILESTONES
•Bjorkstrand is 4 points from 200 for his CBJ/NHL career
•Boqvist is 8 games from 100 for his NHL career
•Domi is 7 goals from 100 for his NHL career and 8 assists from 200 for his NHL career
•Kuraly is 7 games from 300 for his NHL career
•Nyquist is 7 games from 600 for his NHL career and 7 games from his 100 for his CBJ career
•Voracek is 9 games from 1,000 for his NHL career
2021-22 TEAM QUICK HITS
•CBJ had the most diverse roster to open the season with 10 countries represented
•CBJ’s 9 wins and 18 points are the most through the 1st 12 home games of a season in club history
•CBJ are 5-0-0 in OT/SO this season; marking the 2nd time the club has started a campaign with wins in their 1st 5 games that were decided after
regulation (2005-06, finished 14-1-3)
•CBJ rank 13th-T in the NHL on the power play at 20.0 percent (12-of-60), which would represent the 2nd-best PP pct. in club history (21.7 pct., 2014-
15)
•CBJ rank 3rd in goals with 18 (COL-25, ANA-20) and 7th in the NHL in points (61) by defensemen
•CBJ are in the middle of a stretch of 13-of-16 games played against Western Conference teams from 11/18-12/18
•CBJ rank 5th in the NHL in goals scored in the 3rd period (31)
•CBJ, in partnership with WBNS-10TV, are holding a toy collection on 12/9 vs. ANA with the toys donated to The Salvation Army of Central Ohio’s
Christmas Cheer program
2021-22 PLAYER QUICK HITS
•CBJ have had 20 different players record goals this season, while 22-of-24 skaters have recorded at least 1 point
•Domi has 2-4-6 in the last 8 GP
•Gavrikov leads CBJ in +/- rating (+9), CBJ D-men in assists-T (11) and has 2-8-10 in his last 14 GP
•Jenner scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season on 12/2 at DAL and has 7-4-11 in his last 14 GP
•Kuraly leads CBJ in hits (60) and has a hit in 21-of-23 games
•Peeke (44) and Gavrikov (40) lead the club in blocked shots
•Peeke, who notched his 1st career multi-point game (0-2-2) and played a career-high 23:16 on Sun. vs. SJS, has played 20+ minutes in 6 of last 7
games
•Tarasov set the CBJ record for most saves in his NHL debut after stopping 34-of-37 shots on 12/2 at DAL
•Voracek ranks 2nd in the NHL with 15 primary assists and 4th-T in PP assists (9) and 17th in assists overall (18)
•Werenski became the 2nd blueliner in CBJ history (Jones, 223) to record 200 career points with his 1st of 2 assists on 11/18 at Vegas and ranks 3rd-T
in the NHL in TOI/GP (26:10)
CBJ 2021-22 TEAM GAME HIGHS
GOALS: 8 (10/14 vs ARI)… GOALS AGAINST: 6 – 2x (MR: 11/30 at NSH)… PPG: 2 – 3x (MR: 11/27 at STL)… PPGA: 3 (10/23 vs CAR)… SHOTS: 46
(11/18 at ARI)… SHOTS AGAINST: 45 (10/19 at DET)… PIM: 22 (10/14 vs ARI)… HITS: 29 – 2x (MR: 11/6 vs COL)… FOW: 40 (11/20 at VGK)… BKS:
21 (11/3 at COL)
CBJ 2021-22 PLAYER SEASON HIGHS
GOALS: 2 – 9x, MR: Boqvist (12/5 vs SJS)… ASSISTS: 3, Bjorkstrand (10/21 vs NYI)… POINTS: 4, Bjorkstrand (10/14 vs ARI)… HITS: 9, Kuraly (10/16
vs SEA)… PLUS/MINUS RATING: +4 – 2x, MR: Werenski, Domi (11/22 at BUF)… SOG: 10, Werenski (11/6 vs COL)… TOI: 33:03 – Werenski (10/31 at
NJD)… SAVES: 41, Korpisalo (10/19 at DET, 43 shots

ROCKET 5, MARLIES 1

LAVAL ROCKET (9-9-2-0 – 20 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (9-6-1-1 – 20 Points)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Laval: D. Martel (4) (B. Gignac, K. Roy), J. Dea (7) (T. Amorosa, J. Ylonen), B. Gignac (3) (D. Martel, T. Paquette-Bisson), A. Belzile (2) PP (Unassisted), J. Dea (8) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: C. Primeau (34/35)

Toronto: B. Seney (9) (S. Der-Arguchintsev, A. Biega)
Goaltender: P. Mrázek (22/26)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Brett Seney put the Marlies on the board at 8:20 of the second period. This was Seney’s eighth goal at home. He has 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) in 17 games this season.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the primary assist on Seney’s second period goal. He has 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games this season.
  • Alex Biega had the secondary assist on Seney’s second period goal. This was Biega’s fourth assist in 15 games this season.
  • Petr Mrázek stopped 22 of 26 shots he faced.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 35-27 edge in shots in all situations. Alex Biega, Curtis Douglas and Alex Steeves led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 5-5-1-1 against North Division opponents and 0-2-0-1 against the Laval Rocket.
RECORD WHEN

Trailing after 1 
                                    3-5-0-0
Trailing after 2                                     1-5-0-0
Not scoring on the power play            4-5-0-1
Allowing a goal on the power play      4-5-1-1
Outshooting opponent             3-2-0-0
Sunday                                                2-2-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS

Goals               9 
(J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney)
Assists            14 (J. Duszak)
Points              14 (J. Duszak, B. Seney)
PPG                 3 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               39 (B. Seney, A. Steeves)
+/-                    +4 (A. Biega, K. Rubīns)
PIMS                38 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On Toronto’s performance:

Inconsistent. The last time we played them, we had a better start, we had a better first 40 minutes. It wasn’t until the 10-minute mark, the shots were 5-1 them and then we got our game. We found it in the second half, the last 10 minutes of the first period, we outshot them nine to nothing. Came out in the second period, started to get rolling again and then they score a couple and it felt like there was lack of passion, lack of response, lack of energy on the bench.

On what Laval does well against Toronto:

They’re an aggressive team, they pressure hard. So, if we’re not finding our way on our retrievals and our breakouts they make it hard for us and the way they crash the net, we talked about it before the game of how much we’ve got to protect the crease and in-and-around our goalie and it was too easy for them to get there tonight. They had a couple tap-ins there where we just weren’t strong enough and having numbers at our net.

On Mrázek’s performance:
Petr played well. He looked good, didn’t look like he was hesitant. I thought he gave us a great effort and kept us in the game and a lot of mistakes and reasons for the pucks going in the net were on us.

PETR MRÁZEK

On how it felt to return to play following his injury:

It felt great. I haven’t played for a while and it’s good to get the action going and see the plays from the ice and how the game goes. So, happy to be back and happy to see the action.

On what he was looking to accomplish:

To make sure I settled in and see the play, be patient in the D zone and be aware of everything. Those things I’ve worked on in practice in more detail, but you know how it is, the game is always different.

TRANSACTIONS

December 5: Returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson on loan from Toronto (NHL).
December 3: 
Placed goaltender Petr Mrázek on conditioning loan from Toronto (NHL).
December 1: 
Recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from loan by Toronto (NHL).
November 30: 
Recalled forward Joey Anderson from loan by Toronto (NHL).

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

December 10 at Springfield – 7:05 p.m.
December 11 at Bridgeport – 7:00 p.m.
December 12 at Providence – 3:05 p.m.
December 15 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
December 18 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.

WIZARDS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #24 – TORONTO RAPTORS (10-13) vs. WASHINGTON WIZARDS (14-9)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 – 6 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

• The Toronto Raptors (10-13) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Sunday night against the Washington Wizards (14-9) at Scotiabank Arena. Fred VanVleet scored 29 points as he Raptors snapped a five-game home winless streak with a 97-93 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday. Toronto and Washington have split the first two meetings this season with the road team winning both games. The Raptors have won 10 of their last 12 games against the Wizards.
• Giants of Africa, the not-for-profit founded by vice-chairman and president of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri, hosted a celebratory lunch gala today in honour of Nelson Mandela, on the anniversary of his passing. The event kicked off Giants of Africa’s eighth annual celebration of the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s life. Following the gala, festivities will continue at Scotiabank Arena where Mandela will be recognized with ingame presentations and performances as the Raptors take on Washington.
Scottie Barnes has scored in double figures in six straight games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 2). He is averaging 16.2
points and shooting .480 (36-75) from the field during this stretch. Barnes has made 13 threes over the last
six games after making two in his first 15 games of the season. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (15.3), rebounds (8.1) and minutes (35.6), and ranks second with a .489 (130-266) field goal percentage. Barnes has paced Toronto in scoring and assists five times, and rebounds in seven games.
Fred VanVleet scored 26 of his game-high 29 points in the second half in Thursday’s victory vs. Milwaukee. VanVleet has now scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 24 – Dec. 2). He is averaging
24.0 points, while shooting .519 (41-81) from the floor and .429 (18-42) from beyond the arc, over the last
five games. VanVleet has scored 20+ points in a team-high 10 games this season.
• Fred VanVleet (81) and Gary Trent Jr. (80) currently rank second and tied for third respectively, in the
NBA in deflections. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
Trent Jr. is also fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has recorded multiple steals in 13-of-21
games. Toronto leads the NBA in deflections per game (19.7) and ranks third in steals (9.5).
Pascal Siakam has scored 20 points in consecutive games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2). He is shooting .486 (18-37)
from the field over the last two games. Siakam missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season
recovering from left shoulder surgery.
Goran Dragic is taking time away from the team for a personal matter. There is no definite timeline, and
updates will be provided as appropriate. Dragic is averaging 8.0 points in five games this season.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.6 REB: 8.1 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.3
• Recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 39 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Has made 13 threes in the last six games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 2) after making two in his first 15 games of the season.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.2 REB: 7.2 AST: 3.8 STL: 0.8 TO: 2.3 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 18.1
• Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Has led (or tied) the team in assists in each of the last four games (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2); totaling 18 assists.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 26.3 REB: 8.0 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 7.9
• Tallied six points, eight rebounds (five offensive boards) and two blocks in 35 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Tied with Isaiah Stewart for the lead among sophomores in rebounding (8.0).
• Averaging 7.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 26.4 minutes in 16 games as a starter.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.4 REB: 3.3 AST: 1.7 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 16.9
• Contributed eight points, a career-high eight rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee.
• Ranks fourth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05); has recorded multiple steals in 13 games.
• Averaged 19.3 points and shot .382 (39-102) from three-point range during 13 games in November.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.3 REB: 5.2 AST: 6.2 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 20.3
• Scored a game-high 29 points Dec. 2 vs. Milwaukee; added five rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.3), has logged 40+ minutes in six games this season.
• Has scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 24 – Dec. 2), averaging 24.0 points during this span.

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
UPDATED: Dec. 5, 2021

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 10-13 8-8 2-5
HOME 3-8 3-6 0-2
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto
SERIES RECAP VS. OKLAHOMA CITY
OVERALL HOME ROAD

2021-22 1-1 1-0 0-1
ALL-TIME 19-30 10-14 9-16
STREAKS Won 1 Won 1 Lost 1
LAST WIN: Apr. 18, 2021 (112-106)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 18, 2021 (112-106)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +17 (Jan. 23, 2000)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -44 (Jan. 15, 1997)

WIZARDS

QUICK HITS
BRADLEY BEAL

• Beal (1,878) recorded his fifth-straight season with at least 1700 points in
2020-21, the longest streak in team history and second behind Elvin Hayes’
total of six seasons overall. Beal also tallied his third season with at least
1,800 points, tied for the second-most in franchise history.
• Beal (625) needs 19 games played to surpass Greg Ballard (643, 1978-85) for
the third-most games played in Wizards history.
SPENCER DINWIDDIE
• Netted 34 points (13-24 FGs, 6-9 3PT) on 10/22 vs. IND, the most he’s scored
in a single game since MIN on 12/30/19 (36).
• Dinwiddie (987) needs 13 rebounds to register 1,000 total rebounds for his
career.
• Has recorded double figure scoring on 13 occasions, including five 20+ point
outings.
DANIEL GAFFORD
• Gafford is averaging career-bests in points (9.1), rebounds (5.9) and blocks
(2.0) in 21.2 minutes per game through 23 games this season.
• Recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds on 12/1 vs. MIN, tallying double-double
efforts in three-consecutive games for the first time in his career.
• His career-best eight blocks on 11/26 at OKC is the most blocks recorded by
a Wizards player since JaVale McGee on 3/15/11 (12).
KYLE KUZMA
• Kuzma (299) will reach 300 games played in his career if he plays tonight.
• His eight double-doubles through the first 23 games of the season are the most
in his career.
KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE
• Caldwell-Pope (990) needs 10 free throws to reach 1,000 for his career.
• Is shooting the ball at a .377 clip from beyond the arc this season.
AVERAGES VS. TORONTO CAREER SEASON
Beal: 26 g, 23.8 pts, 4.7 reb, 4.9 ast | 2 g, 24.0 pts, 5.0 reb, 5.5 ast
Dinwiddie: 19 g, 12.7 pts., 2.9 reb, 5.1 ast | 2 g, 12.5 pts, 3.0 reb, 4.5 ast
Gafford: 6 g, 5.3 pts, 2.8 reb, 0.3 ast | 2 g, 8.5 pts, 4.5 reb, 0.0 ast
Kuzma: 10 g, 12.9 pts, 6.0 reb, 1.2 ast | 2 g, 6.5 pts, 8.5 reb, 2.0 ast
Caldwell-Pope: 23 g, 9.8 pts, 2.7 reb, 1.9 ast | 2 g, 6.5 pts, 5.5 reb, 0.5 ast


GUARD

3 BRADLEY BEAL

Ht: 6-5, Wt: 207, Exp: 9
Age: 28, From: Florida
22.3 pts, 5.0 reb, 5.9 ast


CENTER

21 DANIEL GAFFORD

Ht: 6-10, Wt: 234, Exp: 2
Age: 23, From: Arkansas
9.1 pts, 5.9 reb, 1.1 ast


FORWARD

1 KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE

Ht: 6-5, Wt: 204, Exp: 8
Age: 28, From: Georgia
10.9 pts, 3.1 reb, 1.6 ast


FORWARD

33 KYLE KUZMA

Ht: 6-10, Wt: 221, Exp: 4
Age: 26, From: Utah
13.0 pts, 8.7 reb, 2.8 ast

GUARD

26 SPENCER DINWIDDIE

Ht: 6-5, Wt: 215, Exp: 7
Age: 28, From: Colorado
13.7 pts, 5.0 reb, 5.4 ast

2021-22 REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
RECORD HOME ROAD OT
OVERALL 14-9 8-3 6-6 2-0
DIVISION 3-4 2-1 1-3 0-0
WEST 5-2 3-0 2-2 0-0
EAST 9-7 5-3 4-4 2-0
STREAK 1 Loss 1 Loss 1 Loss 2 Wins


MAPLE LEAFS-WILD PREGAME NOTES


2021-22 Matchups vs. Minnesota: First of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Minnesota: N/A
Next Game vs. Minnesota: Thursday, February 24 vs. Minnesota
Toronto Season Record: 17-6-1
Toronto Road Record: 7-3-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
December 3, 2021
Goaltender Petr Mrázek has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
on an LTIR conditioning loan
December 1, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been recalled from the Toronto
Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 8 vs. Colorado 3
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
TOR Goals: Nylander, Spezza, Matthews (3), Dermott, Tavares, Engvall
COL Goals: Girard, Kadri (2)
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 28/31, .903 SV%
COL Goaltender: Johansson, 33/41, .805 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-4

NEXT GAME
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Opponent: at Winnipeg Jets
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Ondrej Kaše Upper Body
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 27

ALL-TIME VS. MINNESOTA WILD:
First Matchup between Clubs: October 25, 2000 (Toronto 6 vs. Minnesota 1)
All-Time Record: 12-11-0-1 (24 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 8-5-0-0 (13 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 4-6-0-1 (11 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: December 31, 2019 (Toronto 4 at Minnesota 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 4-6-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. MINNESOTA WILD:
Games Played:
Kyle Clifford (34), Jason Spezza (31), Wayne Simmonds (29), TJ Brodie
(29)
Goals: John Tavares (8), Wayne Simmonds (7), Jason Spezza (5)
Assists:
Wayne Simmonds (13), Jason Spezza (10), Morgan Rielly (10), TJ Brodie
(10)
Points: Wayne Simmonds (20), John Tavares (17), Jason Spezza (15)
Penalty Minutes:
Kyle Clifford (33), Wayne Simmonds (23), Morgan Rielly (16), TJ Brodie
(16)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .729 3.08 2.17 23.4% 85.9% 34.1 30.5 55.5%
Minnesota .717 3.74 2.91 13.5% 82.1% 33.9 30.4 48.4%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 15/64 (23.4%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 4 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 8 – Nylander (3G, 5A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 55/64 (85.9%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 7th of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 4 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-0
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-2-0
December games 2nd of 13 (6 home, 7 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
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
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
TRAVIS DERMOTT One point away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Two goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Five assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY Four games away from 600 career NHL games played
JOHN TAVARES Seven games away from 900 career NHL games played

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

GOALS 13 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 37 – Holl
ASSISTS 15 – Marner TAKEAWAYS 27 – Marner
POINTS 25 – Tavares (11G, 14A) HITS 60 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 8 – Nylander (3G, 5A) TOI PER GAME 24:03 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:01 – Marner
PIMs 19 – Ritchie SH TOI PER GAME 2:33 – Muzzin
SHOTS 93 – Matthews WINS 13 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 60.0% – Marner GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.67 – Woll
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 56.2% – Bunting SAVE PERCENTAGE .943 – Campbell

RECORD BY MONTH

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY
HOME 3-1-1 6-2-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 1-3-0 6-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 4-4-1 12-2-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
MARCH APRIL
HOME 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD BY DAY
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2-0-0 0-2-1 2-0-0 5-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0

WILD NOTES

UPCOMING GAMES (all times Central)
12/7 at EDM 8 p.m. – BSN, KFAN 100.3 FM
12/9 at SJ 9:30 p.m. – BSN, KOOL 107.9 FM
12/11 at LA 9:30 p.m. – BSN, KFAN 100.3 FM
INJURIES
Frederick Gaudreau (NHL COVID-19 protocol) – 2
Jared Spurgeon (lower body) – 6
2021-22 Total Man Games Lost: 26
UPCOMING MILESTONES
Kevin Fiala – 94 career goals
Marcus Foligno – 95 career goals
Jordan Greenway – 91 career points
Mats Zuccarello – 298 career assists
SERIES NOTES VS. MAPLE LEAFS
All-Time Wild Record: 12-12-0 (7-4-0 at Xcel Energy Center, 5-8-0 at Toronto)
2019-20: The Wild fell in its first meeting against the Maple Leafs, 4-2, at Scotiabank Arena (10/15/19) and dropped its second meeting, 4-1, at Xcel
Energy Center (12/31/19)…D Ryan Suter led the Wild with two points (1-1=2)…C Luke Kunin and RW Gerald Mayhew each scored a goal…G Devan
Dubnyk went 0-2-0 with a 3.58 GAA and .887 SV% in two starts…RW Mitchell Marner (1-3=4) and D Morgan Rielly (0-4=4) led the Maple Leafs with
four points each…C Auston Matthews (2-1=3) and C John Tavares (2-1=3) tallied three points apiece…G Frederik Andersen went 2-0-0 with a 1.50
GAA and a .946 SV% in two starts.
WILD LEADERS: RW Mats Zuccarello leads the Wild with 22 points (10-12=22) in 19 contests against Toronto…D Dmitry Kulikov owns 12 points (5-
7=12) in 28 games…D Alex Goligoski has 11 assists in 23 matches…LW Marcus Foligno owns 11 points (3-8=11) in 28 contests…C Nick Bjugstad
has 10 points (6-4=10) in 21 games.
WILD GOALIES
: G Cam Talbot is 4-2-1 with a 2.80 GAA and a .905 SV% in eight games (seven starts) vs. the Maple Leafs…G Kaapo Kahkonen has
not faced Toronto.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS: RW Wayne Simmonds leads the Maple Leafs with 20 points (7-13=20) in 29 career games against Minnesota…Tavares
owns 17 points (8-9=17) in 17 matches…C Jason Spezza has 15 points (5-10=15) in 31 contests.
MAPLE LEAFS GOALIES
: G Michael Hutchinson is 4-5-1 with a 2.60 GAA and a .908 SV% in 11 games (seven starts) vs. the Wild…G Petr Mrazek
is 3-2-0 with a 2.38 GAA and a .917 SV% in five starts…D Jack Campbell is 0-2-0 with a 2.05 GAA and a .915 SV% in two starts…G Joseph Woll has
not faced Minnesota.
CONNECTIONS: Wild Assistant Coach Darby Hendrickson was selected by Toronto in the 1990 NHL Draft and skated in 233 games with the Maple
Leafs (1994-99)…RW Joey Anderson hails from Roseville and played two seasons at University of Minnesota Duluth (2016-18)…D Justin Holl hails
from Tonka Bay and skated in four seasons with the University of Minnesota (2010-14).
FAST FACTS: Minnesota is 9-4-0 in its last 13 games against Toronto, including a seven-game win streak (11/13/13-12/7/16)…The Wild has scored
one goal or less in eight of its 12 all-time losses to the Maple Leafs…In its 12 wins, Minnesota has outscored Toronto, 38-17, including a Wild shootout
goal.


TOTAL TEAM EFFORT

  • Minnesota is on a season-high six-game point streak (5-0-1) since Nov. 21 and is on a season-high five-game win streak since Nov. 24. The five-game
    win streak is tied for the second-longest active win streak in the NHL.
  • The Wild leads the Central Division with 16 wins and 33 points. The Wild also ranks T-1st in the Western Conference in wins and points.
  • Minnesota’s 33 points after 23 games is the team’s best start in franchise history.
  • The Wild ranks second in the NHL with 86 goals this season. Per NHL stats, the 86 goals are the most goals through the team’s first 23 games in a
    single season.
  • Minnesota has netted four-plus goals in 12 of its last 15 games and leads the NHL in goals since Nov. 2 (64).
  • The Wild ranks T-2nd in the NHL with 13 four-plus goal contests this season (FLA, 14).
  • Minnesota defensemen have totaled 67 points (16-51=67) this season. Minnesota ranks second in the NHL in assists and scoring and is T-3rd in goals
    by defensemen.
    Minnesota Wild: Media Notes
    HOME SWEET HOME
  • Minnesota concludes its five-game homestand Saturday – its second-longest homestand of the season.
  • The Wild is on season-best five-game home win streak, ranking T-4th for longest active home win streak in the League (DAL, 7).
  • Minnesota has outscored its opponents, 28-9, in its five-game home win streak. Per NHL Stats, the 28 goals are a franchise record for most goals in
    five straight home games.
  • Minnesota is 9-2-0 at Xcel Energy Center this season, ranking T-3rd in the NHL in home wins.
  • The Wild has scored four-plus goals in all nine of its wins, outscoring opponents, 48-23. Minnesota ranks second in the NHL with 51 home goals.
  • Minnesota has won three of its 11 home games this season in overtime – ranking T-1st in the NHL in home OT wins (Florida).
  • The Wild is 30-7-2 at Xcel Energy Center since the start of the 2020-21 season and ranks second in the NHL in home wins and home points (62) and
    third in point percentage (.795).
    A WHOLE LOT OF HART
  • Ryan Hartman tied his season-high three points Thursday (1-2=3) to extend his point streak to a career-high five games (4-4=8). The five-game point
    streak is also the longest by a Wild player this season.
  • He has tallied six goals in the last eight games and owns 19 points (11-8=19) in the last 17 games, ranking T-1st in the NHL in plus/minus rating (+17),
    third in EVP (18) and T-5th in goals since Oct. 28.
  • The winger leads the Wild in goals (T-8th in NHL), GWG (T-3rd in NHL), plus/minus rating (+22, first in NHL), and shots and is second in scoring.
  • He ranks third in the NHL with 12 even strength goals this season.
  • His four GWG tie his career high set in 76 games during the 2016-17 season.
  • The forward netted a goal in three straight games, Nov. 24-28, tying his career-best three-game goal streak for the second time.
  • The 27-year-old scored his first overtime goal in a Wild sweater Oct. 23 vs. ANA – his second career OT goal.
    KIRILL THE THRILL
  • Kirill Kaprizov collected three points (2-1=3) Thursday night to extend his point streak to a season-high four games (4-6=10). It marked his 20th
    career multi-point game, seventh this season.
  • The forward has 17 points (6-11=17) in the last eight games, leading the NHL in assists, scoring, plus/minus rating (+15) and EVP (16), ranks T-2nd in
    EVG (6) and T-4th in goals.
  • The Russian native leads the Wild in assists (T-8th in NHL), scoring (T-5th in NHL) and multi-point games, ranks T-2nd in goals and PPP (4) and third
    in shots this season.
  • He ranks T-2nd in the NHL with 24 even strength points.
  • He has recorded a career-best four points twice this season (11/18 &11/26) while tying his career highs in assists (3) and plus/minus rating (+4) in each
    of those contests.
  • The 24-year-old ranks fifth in franchise history in OT goals – three of his five career GWG goals have come in overtime.
    THE GOOSE IS LOOSE
  • Alex Goligoski tallied two assists Thursday vs. NJ for his 79th career multi-point game, fourth this season.
  • He owns 10 points (2-8=10) and a plus-13 rating in his last eight games. He ranks second in the NHL in plus/minus rating and third in scoring amongst
    NHL defensemen since Nov. 18.
  • He owns 13 points (2-11=13) in the last 15 games, ranking T-3rd amongst NHL defensemen in scoring since Nov. 6.
  • The blueliner collected a season-high three points (1-2=3) Nov. 18 vs. DAL, tied for his third-most points in a single game. He also registered a seasonhigh plus-4 rating.
  • The 36-year-old leads team defensemen in scoring this season. He ranks second on the team in assists and third in EVP (14).
    FLASHING THE GLOVE
  • Cam Talbot ranks T-2nd in the NHL with 12 wins this season.
  • He has stopped 98 of 103 shots faced for a 1.62 GAA and a .951 SV% in his last three starts.
  • The backstop reached 10 wins in his first 15 starts of a single season for the second time in his career (2013-14).
  • He recorded his fourth career assist vs. TB (11/28) and became the ninth Wild goaltender to tally an assist in team history.
  • The 34-year-old stopped a season-high 40-of-42 shots at NJ (11/24). He is 9-2-2 in his career when stopping 40-plus shots in a game.
  • The Caledonia, Ontario native, started the season 5-0-0 for the first time in his career. He became the second goaltender in franchise history to start a
    season 5-0-0 – Manny Fernandez won his first six starts in 2002-03.
    ZUCCY
  • Mats Zuccarello tallied an assist in his return to the lineup Thursday after missing the previous two games with an upper-body injury.
  • The winger owns four points (2-2=4) in his last three games and eight points (3-5=8) in the last six contests.
  • He recorded three points (1-2=3) Nov. 18 vs. DAL, his third multi-point game of the season and 25th career three-plus point contest. He also tied his
    career high in plus/minus rating (+4).
  • He ranks second on the team in plus/minus rating, T-2nd in multi-point games, third in scoring, T-3rd in EVG (6) and fourth in assists.
  • The Norwegian has collected five of his 11 assists on the power play to lead the Wild in PPP.
    MOOSE TRACKINGS
  • Marcus Foligno saw his three-game point streak, including a two-game goal streak come to an end Thursday.
  • The winger sits one goal shy of reaching 10-plus goals for the third consecutive season – a first in his career.
  • He owns five points (4-1=5) in the last seven games and leads the Wild in hits, ranks second in PPG and PIM, T-2nd in goals and T-5th in scoring.
  • He set a career high in PPG Nov. 21 at TB, netting his third of the season.
  • The Buffalo native, netted the GWG at ANA (10/15) with eight seconds remaining in regulation.
  • Per NHL Stats, his goal at 19:52 of the third period marked the latest go-ahead goal in franchise history, besting the previous mark of 19:44 set by Jim
    Dowd on Jan. 21, 2004. Foligno also became the third player in NHL history to score a go-ahead goal in the final 10 seconds of regulation in his team’s
    season opener: Steve Yzerman (2003-04 with DET, 19:58) and Dustin Penner (2008-09 with EDM, 19:54




BUCKS-RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES

MIL@TOR INJURY REPORT AT 2:30 P.M. THURSDAY

Milwaukee Bucks Cousins, DeMarcus Out Return to Competition Reconditioning
DiVincenzo, Donte Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Injury recovery
Hill, George Probable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Hyperextension
Lopez, Brook Out Injury/Illness – Back; Soreness
Ojeleye, Semi Out Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Strain
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Out Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
Dragic, Goran Out Not With Team
Trent Jr., Gary Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Contusion

RAPTORS NOTES
• The Toronto Raptors (9-13) continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks (14-8) at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto has lost three in a row (Nov. 26-
30) and four of its last five (Nov. 21-30). The Raptors won two-of-three games vs. Milwaukee last season with the road team winning all three meetings. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet averaged 20.3 and 20.0 points, respectively, against the Bucks last year.
• Through 20 games, Scottie Barnes is averaging 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 35.4 minutes. Barnes currently leads all rookies in points, rebounds and minutes per game, and 20-point games (five).
With 19 points Tuesday vs. Memphis, Barnes (308) also became just the third rookie in Raptors franchise history to score 300 points through their first 20 games played, along with Damon Stoudamire (317) and Vince Carter (312).
• The Raptors have lost five consecutive games at Scotiabank Arena (Nov. 5-30) for the first time since dropping five in a row Jan. 12-28, 2011. Toronto has started the season 2-8 at home and will play 10-of-13 games at Scotiabank Arena in December.
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors with 20 points and five assists in 30 minutes of action Nov. 30 vs. Memphis. Siakam has now scored 17+ points in six straight games (Nov. 19-30). He is averaging a team-high
20.8 points and shooting .490 (47-96) from the field during this stretch.
Fred VanVleet (80) and Gary Trent Jr. (78) currently rank second and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Trent Jr. is
also fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has recorded multiple steals in 12-of-20 games played this season. Trent Jr. is questionable for Thursday’s matchup with the Bucks with a right calf contusion.
Fred VanVleet finished with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 42 minutes Tuesday night against the Grizzlies. VanVleet led the Raptors on the glass for the third time, something he did four times in 52 games last season. In 21 games played this year, VanVleet is averaging a career-high 5.2 rebounds and
has grabbed 5+ boards in 12 appearances.
Yuta Watanabe scored a season-high 11 points in 29 minutes as a reserve Nov. 30 vs. Memphis. Watanabe became the seventh different Raptor to lead the bench in scoring this season.
• The Raptors announced Sunday Goran Dragic is taking some time away from the team to manage a personal matter. There is no definite timeline, and we will update as appropriate.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.4 REB: 8.2 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.2 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 15.4
• Recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and a season-high four blocks in 38 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Has made 10 threes in the last five games (Nov. 21-30) after making two in his first 15 games of the season.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 33.0 REB: 7.1 AST: 3.7 STL: 0.8 TO: 1.9 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 17.9
• Finished with team highs of 20 points and five assists in 30 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis; added six rebounds.
• Has led (or tied) the team in assists in each of the last three games (Nov. 26-30); totaling 14 assists.
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
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C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 25.9 REB: 7.9 AST: 1.5 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.1 BLK: 0.5 PTS: 8.0
• Tallied five points and five rebounds in 29 minutes of action Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Leads all sophomores in rebounding (7.9); has collected 10+ rebounds four times this season.
• Averaging 7.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 15 games as a starter.
G – SVI MYKHAILIUK #14

MIN: 18.8 REB: 2.5 AST: 1.0 STL: 0.8 TO: 0.7 BLK: 0.1 PTS: 7.2
• Contributed seven points and one rebound in 18 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Has scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 16 points Oct. 30 at Indiana.
• In four starts, averaging 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 31.2 minutes.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.3 REB: 5.2 AST: 6.3 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.9
• Recorded 15 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists in 42 minutes Nov. 30 vs. Memphis.
• Averaged 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 38.3 minutes during 14 games in November.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.3), has logged 40+ minutes in six games this season.

INJURY REPORT

OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Right Calf; Contusion) – Questionable
UPDATED: Dec. 2, 2021


NEXT GAME DETAILS
Opponent: Washington Wizards Date: Sunday, December 5
Tip-Off: 6 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Television: Sportsnet
Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN
SERIES RECAP VS. WASHINGTON
OVERALL HOME ROAD
2021-22 1-1 0-1 1-0
ALL-TIME 57-39 34-16 23-23
STREAKS Won 1 Lost 2 Won 5
LAST WIN: Nov. 3, 2021 (109-100)
LAST HOME WIN: Apr. 5, 2021 (103-101)
LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: +39 (Jan. 30, 2008)
LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT: -28 (Jan. 11, 200

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 9-13 7-8 2-5
HOME 2-8 2-6 0-2
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0-0

BUCKS PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS

22 F – Khris Middleton 6-7 227 Texas A&M/USA 10th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
14 14 17.1 5.2 4.9 30.2 .413 .337 .868
34 F – Giannis Antetokounmpo 6-11 243 Filathlitikos/Greece 9th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
21 21 27.6 11.8 6.0 32.7 .532 .276 .673
9 F – Bobby Portis Jr. 6-10 258 Arkansas/USA 7th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
17 13 15.1 8.3 1.4 27.8 .483 .427 .800
7 G – Grayson Allen 6-3 212 Duke/USA 4th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
22 22 14.0 4.0 1.5 28.8 .458 .429 .879
21 G – Jrue Holiday 6-4 224 UCLA/USA 13th season
G GS PPG RPG APG MPG FG% 3FG% FT%
16 15 14.6 4.6 5.9 31.0 .432 .321 .680

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
DATE TRANSACTION

Nov. 30 Signed guard Javonte Smart to a Two-Way contract
Nov. 30 Signed center DeMarcus Cousins
Nov. 30 Recalled Georgios Kalaitzakis and Jordan Nwora from the Wisconsin Herd
Nov. 29 Requested waivers on Two-Way guard Justin Robinson

BUCK SHOTS

• Winners of their Past eight games, the Milwaukee Bucks head to Toronto to take on the Raptors Thursday night to complete their back-to-back. The Bucks won their eighth consecutive game, and improved to 14-8 on the season, with a 127-125 win over the Hornets at Fiserv Forum last night.
• The Bucks are playing the Raptors in Toronto for the first time since Feb. 25 of the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee has won its past four regular season games in Toronto dating to the 2017-18 season (Bucks have 5 consecutive road wins over the Raptors including last season’s lone road matchup in Tampa, Fla).
• Milwaukee matched its season high for scoring with 127 points in Tuesday’s win (also had 127 in the season opener vs. BKN) and is now 5-0 this season when it reaches the 120-point mark. Three of the Bucks’ five 120-point games this season have come during their current eight-game winning streak.
• In Wednesday’s win over the Hornets, Giannis Antetokounmpo came one assist shy of a triple-double as he put up 40 points, which included the game-winning layup with 2.0 seconds remaining, 12 rebounds and a season-high-tying nine assists. This was Antetokounmpo’s third 40-point game of the season (2nd-most in NBA) and his second game with 40+ pts, 10+ rebs
and 5+ asts (no other player in the NBA has a 40/10/5 game this season).
Khris Middleton hit the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season as he put up 21 points, making a season-high-tying four 3s, in Tuesday’s win against Charlotte. The Bucks are 4-0 this season when Middleton scores 20+ points

LEAFS 8, AVALANCHE 3: NOTES, QUOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (17-6-1 – 35 Points) vs.
COLORADO AVALANCHE (11-7-1 – 23 Points)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
COLORADO 1 1 1 3
TORONTO 3 2 3 8
GAME SUMMARY
http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20212022/GS020346.HTM

http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20212022/ES020346.HTM
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 4:31 of the first period posting his 10th goal of the season. Nylander also recorded the primary assist on Dermott’s goal registering his 13th assist of the
    season. Nylander has posted seven points through the last four games (3G, 4A).
  • Jason Spezza scored for Toronto at 7:57 of the first period. Spezza recorded his fifth goal of the season.
  • Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs at 14:24 of the first period, 0:44 of the third period and 8:41 of the third period. Matthews posted his fourth career NHL hat trick. Matthews has scored in four consecutive games.
  • Travis Dermott scored for the Maple Leafs at 12:44 of the second period. Dermott scored his first goal of the season.
  • John Tavares scored for Toronto at 16:28 of the second period. Tavares recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s goal as well as the secondary assist on Dermott’s goal. Tavares has posted nine points (3G, 6A) through the last four games.
  • Pierre Engvall scored for the Maple Leafs at 10:08 of the third period. Engvall recorded his 3rd goal of the season. Engvall has registered a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Alex Kerfoot posted the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal and the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Kerfoot has recorded a multi-point outing in back-to-back games (1G, 3A).
  • Nick Ritchie registered the primary assist on Spezza’s goal. Ritchie posted his fifth assist of the season.
  • Wayne Simmonds registered the secondary assist on Spezza’s goal. Simmonds recorded his sixth assist of the season. Simmonds is currently on a three-game point streak (2G, 1A).
  • Mitch Marner posted the primary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game as well as Matthews’ second goal of the game. Marner has registered four assists through the last three games.
  • Michael Bunting registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ first and second goals of the game as well as the primary assist on Engvall’s goal. Bunting posted a single-game career-high three assists.
    Bunting is currently on a five-game point streak where he has recorded nine points (2G, 7A).
  • TJ Brodie registered the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal. Brodie posted his fifth assist of the season.
  • Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ third goal of the game. Muzzin registered his seventh assist of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the secondary assist on Engvall’s goal. Rielly recorded his 12th assist of the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    COLORADO 11 (11) 12 (7) 8 (7) 31 (25)
    TORONTO 13 (12) 11 (10) 17 (15) 41 (37)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    COLORADO 18 (18) 24 (18) 18 (16) 60 (52)
    TORONTO 27 (22) 15 (12) 19 (17) 61 (51)

    ON HOME ICE
  • The Maple Leafs are 10-3-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 33-40-9-3 in 85 games against the Colorado Avalanche and 19-22-4-1 in
    46 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 8-2-0 against the Western Conference this season and 3-0-0 against the Central Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 8 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 12 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 12 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Nylander – 2 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Holl, Ritchie)
    Blocked Shots 4 (Muzzin)
    Takeaways 2 (Marner, Simmonds, Rielly)
    TOI 25:23 (Muzzin)
    Power Play TOI 2:20 (Matthews, Rielly)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:02 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 29 (Muzzin)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 62.16% (Rielly – 23 for, 14 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 12-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-1-0 when leading after one period and 13-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 11-3-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-0-0 in Wednesday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 23 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Morgan Rielly finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.16 percent
    (23 for, 14 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Dec. 4 Leafs at Minnesota Xcel Energy Center 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 5 Leafs at Winnipeg Canada Life Centre 8:00 pm ET
    Dec. 7 Leafs vs. Columbus Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 9 Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 11 Leafs vs. Chicago Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Dec. 14 Leafs at Edmonton Rogers Place 9:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On the importance of a strong start coming off the western road trip:
    Sheldon Keefe: “I liked our start for sure. We thought we needed to start quickly in the game and
    obviously playing with the lead is important, always, but especially against this team so to build the lead
    that we did was great to see. I thought we moved the puck really well in that first period which gave us a
    chance to get after it and get a chance to attack the net so it was nice to get that lead to start quick.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On tonight’s win:
    John Tavares: “They’re a great hockey team, they’ve got a lot of depth and tremendous amount of highend talent so just thought we had good preparation coming in, good mindset and liked the way we came
    out. We had good energy, especially coming off of the west coast trip. Sometimes that jet leg can linger
    around and especially since we had some good success coming in with the right attitude and re-focusing.
    I don’t think we loved our second period but I think a good sign that we withheld their push and got the
    lead back and then came out with a great effort in the third and increased it obviously with some great
    plays and some finishes throughout the lineup. Good team win and we’ll build on it and get ready for the
    back-to-back.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On the team having a good response after Colorado scoring twice in the second period:
    Auston Matthews: “I think that is something we’ve done really well this year. You know when momentum
    shifts to the other side and kind of gets rolling around in our end we just don’t panic. We just try to find our
    way back and get the momentum back on our side. It helps when our goaltender makes some big saves
    and guys just go out there and win their shift and get things going in their end.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On tonight’s win:
    Jack Campbell: “Yeah they are a really good team over there. They are super good offensively, they’ve
    got a lot of great players. I just thought we came out and continued playing how we’ve been playing for a
    while now and just stuck to the game plan. We had everyone contributing and it was a great win.

AVALANCHE-MAPLE LEAFS pregame notes


2021-22 Matchups vs. Colorado: First of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Colorado: N/A
Next Game vs. Colorado: Saturday, January 8 at Colorado
Toronto Season Record: 16-6-1
Toronto Home Record: 9-3-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 29, 2021
Forward Joey Anderson has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)
November 29, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 5 at Anaheim 1
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
TOR Goals: Matthews, Bunting, Kerfoot, Nylander, Simmonds
ANA Goals: Lindholm
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 39/40, .975 SV%
ANA Goaltender: Gibson, 26/30, .867 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-1
TOR Penalty Kill: 1-for-1

NEXT GAME
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Opponent: at Minnesota Wild
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Ondrej Kaše Upper Body
Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 43

ALL-TIME VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE:
First Matchup between Clubs: November 18, 1979 (Toronto 2 at Quebec Nordiques 4)
All-Time Record: 32-40-9-3 (84 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 18-22-4-1 (45 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 14-18-5-2 (39 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 17, 2015 (Toronto 5 vs. Colorado 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-4-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (33), Kyle Clifford (30), Wayne Simmonds (28)
Goals: Jason Spezza (6), Wayne Simmonds (6), Kyle Clifford (6)
Assists: TJ Brodie (14), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (9)
Points: Jason Spezza (17), Wayne Simmonds (15), TJ Brodie (14)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (57), Kyle Clifford (18), Jake Muzzin (16)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .717 2.87 2.13 24.2% 86.7% 33.8 30.4 55.0%
Colorado .639 4.00 3.11 21.9% 75.5% 33.1 29.9 47.8%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 15/62 (24.2%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 4 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 8 – Nylander (3G, 5A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 52/60 (86.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Wednesday games 5th of 12 (7 home, 5 road)
Back-to-Backs played 4 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-0
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-2-0
December games 1st of 13 (6 home, 7 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
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
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26 at SJS
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JASON SPEZZA Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28 at ANA
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
MICHAEL BUNTING One game away from 50 career NHL games played
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Two goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Five assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY Five games away from 600 career NHL games played
JOHN TAVARES Eight games away from 900 career NHL games played
HOW THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE BUILT

Draft (9) Free Agent (11) Trade (5)
2018 – Sandin (29th overall) 2021 – Kaše (July 31) 2021 – Clifford (Nov. 16)
2017 – Liljegren (17th overall) 2021 – Ritchie (July 31) 2020 – Anderson (Oct. 10)
2016 – Matthews (1st overall) 2021 – Bunting (July 28) 2020 – Campbell (Feb. 5)
2016 – Woll (62nd overall) 2021 – Kämpf (July 28) 2019 – Kerfoot (July 1)
2015 – Marner (4th overall) 2021 – Mrázek (July 28) 2019 – Muzzin (Jan. 28)
2015 – Dermott (34th overall) 2020 – Brodie (October 9)
2014 – Engvall (188th overall) 2020 – Simmonds (October 9)
2014 – Nylander (8th overall) 2019 – Spezza (July 1)
2012 – Rielly (5th overall) 2019 – Mikheyev (May 6)
2018 – Tavares (July 1)
2016 – Holl (July 2)

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER

GOALS 10 – Tavares, Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 36 – Holl
ASSISTS 13 – Marner TAKEAWAYS 25 – Marner
POINTS 22 – Tavares (10G, 12A) HITS 57 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 8 – Nylander (3G, 5A) TOI PER GAME 24:09 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:03 – Nylander, Marner
PIMs 19 – Ritchie SH TOI PER GAME 2:32 – Muzzin
SHOTS 85 – Matthews WINS 12 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 60.0% – Marner GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.64 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 57.5% – Sandin SAVE PERCENTAGE .946 – Campbell

RECORD BY MONTH
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY
HOME 3-1-1 6-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 1-3-0 6-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 4-4-1 12-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
MARCH APRIL
HOME 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD BY DAY
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2-0-0 0-2-1 2-0-0 4-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0

AVALANCHE NOTES

UPCOMING GAMES (times MT)
Date Opponent Time TV Radio
Wed, Dec. 1 at Toronto 5:30 p.m. Altitude 950 AM
Thu, Dec. 2 at Montreal 5 p.m. Altitude 92.5
Sat, Dec. 4 at Ottawa 5 p.m. Altitude 92.5
Mon, Dec, 6 at Philadelphia 5 p.m. Altitude 92.5
Wed, Dec, 8 at NY Rangers 5 p.m. Altitude 2 92.5
LAST GAME (Colorado 6, Nashville 2)
Mikko Rantanen had a hat trick and one assist to lead the Avalanche to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators at Ball Arena … Valeri Nichushkin and
Tyson Jost had the other goals for Colorado, and Cale Makar notched three assists … Nazem Kadri, Gabriel Landeskog and Devon Toews added two
helpers apiece and Jonas Johansson made 26 saves.
SF: 35 SA: 28 PP: 2-4 PK: 2-2
NOTING LAST GAME
• The Avalanche finished with their highest points percentage ever in a single November (.750, 7-2-1) … The previous mark was held by the 1995-96
and 1996-97 teams, who were both 8-2-3 for a .731 points percentage in November.
• The Avalanche averaged 4.90 goals-a-game in November, the highest ever by an Avalanche team in a single month … The previous mark was 4.69
in November 1995
• Colorado’s last five home games featured goal totals of 7, 6, 7, 5, 6 for 31 goals … This is the fourth time in franchise history—and first time since
relocating to Colorado—that the club has scored at least five goals in five consecutive home games.
• The Avs are 7-1-0 in their last eight games and 9-2-1 in their last 12 after starting the year 2-4-0 in their first six.
• Colorado has won five straight at home and is 6-0-1 in its last seven at Ball Arena … The Avs are 23-2-2 in their last 27 home games dating back
to March 10, 2021 (27-3-2 including playoffs).
• Rantanen tallied his third career hat trick (also Jan 4, 2020 at New Jersey and Feb. 7, 2017 vs Montreal).
• Rantanen’s four points equaled a personal best for the 10th time.
• Rantanen scored twice on the power play, both in the first period, the first Avalanche player to score two PPG in a single period since Dec. 31, 2017
(Gabriel Landeskog vs. NY Islanders).
• Byram’s goal was his fourth of the season, which leads all rookie defenseman despite him playing only 12 games.
• Makar saw his five-game goal streak end but did extend his point streak to six games, a new career high.
• Makar finished with 14 points (7g/7a) in eight November games, the first NHL defenseman to average 1.75 points/game in a single month (min 8 GP)
since Ray Bourque (1.80) in March 1994.
• Kadri finished with a team-best 21 points (4g/17a) in 10 November games, becoming only the second player in Avalanche history to average two
points-per-game in a single month (Joe Sakic, March 2000).
TONIGHT’S GAME
COLORADO @ TORONTO
7:42 p.m. ET / 5:42 p.m. MT
Sportsnet, Altitude / 950 AM
TV: Chris Cuthbert, Craig Simpson, Shawn McKenzie (Sportsnet). Marc Moser, Peter McNab (Altitude) / Radio: Conor McGahey
The Avalanche begins a season-long, five-game road trip tonight in Toronto against the Maple Leafs … This is Colorado’s first visit to Toronto since Dec.
4, 2019 (3-1 Avs win) … This five-game trip will include stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia and Manhattan … Tonight is the first half of a back-to-back for the Avs, who will play in Montreal tomorrow night.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• Tonight is the Avalanche’s 1,000th regular-season road game since relocating to Denver in 1995.
• Cale Makar, the NHL’s Third Star in each of the last two weeks, has a career-long six-game point streak.
• Devon Toews has a four-game assist/point streak, one shy of his career best (five, Feb. 14-23, 2019)
• Nazem Kadri needs two goals to reach 200 for his NHL career.
• Erik Johnson needs one goal to pass Rob Blake (62) for fourth among franchise defensemen.
BACK-TO-BACK

The Avalanche are playing their second consecutive back-to-back as they split games at Dallas (L, 1-3) and at home against Nashville (W, 6-2) last
weekend … Colorado will play 11 back-to-back sets in 2021-22 … The Avalanche went a combined 16-1-3 in their back-to-back games last season, 9-1-
0 in the first contest and 7-0-3 in the second.
Colorado Avalanche: Media Notes
STAR STRUCK
Cale Makar has been named the NHL’s Third Star in each of the last two weeks, Nov. 15-21 and again Nov. 22-28 … He becomes only the second
Avalanche player to ever be named one of the weekly stars in consecutive weeks, joining Pavel Francouz in February 2020.
NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER
The Avalanche finished 7-2-1 (.750) in November, posting their highest points percentage ever in a single November … The previous mark was held by
the 1995-96 and 1996-97 teams, who were both 8-2-3 (.731) in that month … Nazem Kadri led the team with 21 points (4g/17a) in 10 November games,
becoming only the second player in Avalanche history to average two points-per-game in a single month (min 10 GP) … Joe Sakic had 26 points in
13 contests (2.00) in March 2000 … Kadri’s 21 points were a career high for a single month, besting his 18 in March of 2013 with Toronto … Cale Makar
had seven goals and 14 points in eight November games, with his seven goals tying a franchise record for a defenseman in a single month and his 1.75
points-per-game average being the highest by an NHL defenseman in any month since Ray Bourque (1.80) in March 1994 with Boston.
ALL HAIL CALE

As of Tuesday, Cale Makar was leading all NHL defensemen in goals (9) and points-per-game (1.25) while ranking third in points (20-tied) … Makar has
reached the 20-point mark faster than any blueliner in franchise history (18 team games) … Jeff Brown (1988-89) and Steve Duchesne (1992-93) both
hit 20 in Quebec’s 19th contest … Seven of Makar’s nine goals came in November, tying the franchise record for goals by a defenseman in a single
month … His 1.75 points-per-game average in November was the highest by an NHL defenseman in any month (min 8 GP) since Ray Bourque (1.80) in
March 1994 with Boston … Makar scored in five straight games from Nov. 17-26, setting a new franchise record for the longest goal streak by a
defenseman … He was only the second NHL blueliner over the last 10 years to score in five straight (Roman Josi, Dec 16-23, 2019).
LONGEST GOAL STREAK BY COL/QUE DEFENSEMAN
5 – Cale Makar, Nov. 17-26
4 – Sandis Ozolinsh, Nov. 13-20, 1996
4 – Erik Johnson, Dec. 20-27, 2014
GOALS BY COL/QUE DEFENSEMAN, MONTH
7 – Cale Makar, Nov. 2021
7 – Cale Makar, Nov. 2019
7 – Rob Blake, Mar. 2003
7 – Ray Bourque, Mar. 2000
7 – Sandis Ozolinsh, Dec. 1999
THE KADRI MAN CAN
Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche with 27 points (7g/20a) in 18 games, tied for fourth in the NHL as of Tuesday … His 20 assists were tied for second in
the league … Naz has points in 11 of his last 12 games (5g/17a), which included a 10-game point streak … Kadri’s 27 points this season are tied for the
third-highest total through 18 team games in Avalanche history, behind onl
y Mikko Rantanen (29 in 2018-19) and Peter Forsberg (28 in 1995-96).
GETTING OFFENSIVE
The Avs are averaging 4.00 goals-per-game, the only NHL team to average over four goals a game (as of Tuesday) … The Avalanche averaged 4.90
goals-a-game in November, the highest ever by an Avalanche team in a single month … The previous mark was 4.69 in November 1995 … The Avs
scored 36 goals during their recent six-game win streak, equaling the most over a six-game stretch in Avalanche history (Dec. 3-13, 1995) … Colorado
scored seven goals in consecutive games, Nov. 19-22, the first Avalanche team to ever accomplish that feat … The Avs are the only NHL team to score
seven goals on three different occasions in 2021-22.
D-LIGHTFUL
Colorado’s defensemen have combined for 20 goals, the most of any team … The blueline’s 61 points were also leading all teams as of Tuesday.
AN AVALANCHE OF WINS
With a 5-2 victory over Anaheim on Nov 24, Jared Bednar became the winningest coach in Avalanche history with 194 regular season wins … He
surpassed Bob Hartley, who won 193 contests …. Bednar, who agreed to a two-year contract extension on Nov. 19, owns a 195-155-40 (.551) career
record in six seasons behind the bench, which includes a 173-99-36 (.620) mark and four straight playoff appearances since 2017-18 … Overall,
Bednar’s 195 wins and 390 games trail only Michel Bergeron (265 wins, 634 games) in franchise annals … Hired on Aug. 25, 2016, Bednar is the fifthlongest tenured coach in the NHL behind Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper (March 25, 2013), Winnipeg’s Paul Maurice (Jan. 12, 2014), Detroit’s Jeff Blashill
(June 9, 2015) and Pittsburgh’s Mike Sullivan (Dec. 12, 2015).
MOST COACHING WINS
AVALANCHE HISTORY
195 – Jared Bednar
193 – Bob Hartley
135 – Marc Crawford
131 – Joel Quenneville
MOST COACHING WINS
FRANCHISE HISTORY
265 – Michel Bergeron
195 – Jared Bednar
193 – Bob Hartley
165 – Marc Crawford
AVALANCHE & MAPLE LEAFS

Tonight is Colorado’s first visit to Toronto since Dec. 4, 2019 (3-1 win) … The Avs have won four straight here at the Air Canada Centre and are 8-1-1 in
their last 10 trips to Toronto.
SERIES RECORD
All-Time: 43-31-10
H: 20-14-5
A: 23-17-5
Since 1995-96: 20-15-3
H: 7-9-0
A: 13-6-3
SEASON SCHEDULE
Dec. 1 @ TOR
Jan. 8 vs. TOR
CONNECTIONS
Former Avs: Alexander Kerfoot (2017-19)
Former Leafs: Nazem Kadri (2010-19, first round pick 2009)
SHORT AND TO THE POINT
The Avs have scored four shorthanded goals, tied for the most in the NHL as of Tuesday.
TIP OF CAP
Gabriel Landeskog is in his 11th NHL season and 10th as team captain … He is the second-longest serving captain in franchise history behind only Joe
Sakic (17 seasons, 16 consecutive) … Only four players have been captain of their current teams longer
Sidney Crosby (PIT) 15th season (since 2007-08)
Jonathan Toews (CHI) 14th (2008-09)
Alex Ovechkin (WSH) 13th (2009-10)
Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) 12th (2010-11)
Gabriel Landeskog (COL) 10th (2012-13)
Claude Giroux (PHI) 10th (2012-13)
THIS DAY IN AVALANCHE HISTORY
Dec. 1, 2000 — Patrick Roy made 40 saves to lift the Avs to a 4-2 victory over the Stars in Denver
CURRENT INJURIES – Man Games Lost: 92
Compher (upper body)
Francouz (lower body)
MacKinnon (lower body)
Matteau (lower body)
Murray (lower body

MARINERS SEE RAY OF HOPE

MARINERS SIGN LHP ROBBIE RAY TO 5-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE CONTRACT

Ray won the American League Cy Young Award in 2021

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners have signed left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray to a 5-year Major League contract.

Seattle’s Major League, 40-man, roster is now full at 40 players.

2021 AL CY YOUNG AWARD VOTING

Rank	Name		Pts	1st Place	Share
1	Robbie Ray	207	29	99%
2	Gerrit Cole	123	1	59%
3	Lance Lynn	48	0	23%
4	Nathan Eovaldi	41	0	20%
5	Carlos Rodón	34	0	16%
Ray, 30, won the American League Cy Young Award in 2021, receiving 29 of 30 first place votes. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound, left-hander led all qualified American League pitchers in ERA (2.84), strikeouts (248), innings pitched (193.1), games started (32), WHIP (1.045) and bWAR (6.7). He was the first pitcher to lead his league in strikeouts, WHIP and ERA since Clayton Kershaw in 2013. The last AL pitcher to lead the league in all three categories was Justin Verlander in 2011.

“Adding our league’s reigning Cy Young award winner is exciting,” Dipoto said. “He’s a high character person, as well as one of the preeminent strikeout pitchers in the game. Robbie brings real presence to the front of our rotation.”

“Robbie pitched against us twice last season,” said Mariners Manager Scott Servais. “He has that dominating mound presence, paired with the kind of electric stuff you would expect from a Cy Young winner. You can feel it from the dugout. He really controls the game when he’s on the mound. His intensity is a great fit for our pitching staff and our ballclub as a whole.”

Ray tossed at least 5.0 IP in 28 of his 32 starts in 2021, on his way to racking up an American League-best 23 quality starts. He tallied 5+ strikeouts in 27 starts, including 10 outings with 10+ strikeouts. Overall, he went 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA (61 ER, 193.1 IP) with 52 walks and 248 strikeouts in 32 starts in 2021 with the Blue Jays.

“I can’t wait to get started here in Seattle. I’m here to win,” Ray said. “There’s something special going on here with the team coming off a 90-win season, and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’ve already had a chance to speak with some of the guys, and we all want to be a part of the team that brings a championship to this city. Seeing the stadium packed at the end of the season last year, and the support of this fanbase, I could not be more excited to be a Seattle Mariner.”

Ray tallied an all-time record 1,241 strikeouts through his first 1000.0 career innings pitched and is currently the all-time leader in strikeouts per nine (min. 1000 IP) with a mark of 11.2.

Ray is a veteran of 8 Major League seasons with Detroit (2014), Arizona (2015-20) and Toronto (2020-21). He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the 12th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Brentwood High School in Brentwood, TN. He made his Major League debut with the Tigers on May 6, 2014 vs. Houston. Overall, he is 62-58 with a 4.00 ERA (460 ER, 1035.2 IP) with 453 walks and 1290 strikeouts in 193 career games (189 starts). He was selected to the National League All-Star Team in 2017.

Ray has made 3 postseason appearances, pitching in the AL Wild Card Game in 2017 & 2020, and the ALDS in 2017.

Robbie and his wife Taylor have three children: sons, Asher and Brady, and daughter, Leighton.

GRIZZLIES 98, RAPTORS 91

TORONTO RAPTORS
POSTGAME NOTES

FINAL SCORE: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 98, TORONTO RAPTORS 91

DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Memphis9811-10Jackson Jr. – 25Melton – 10Jones – 6
Toronto919-13Siakam – 20VanVleet- 9Siakam – 5
KEY RUN

The Grizzlies entered the fourth quarter leading by three (70-67), and began the frame on a 14-6 run to extend their lead to 11 points (84-73) with 8:01 remaining.

KEY STAT

Memphis outrebounded Toronto 54-44, including 18-11 on the offensive glass, and held a 26-17 advantage in second chance points.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 9-13 this season and 2-8 at home … The Raptors will continue a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Pascal Siakam finished with team highs of 20 points and five assists, and added six rebounds in 29 minutes… Siakam has now scored 17+ points in six straight games (Nov. 19-30).
  • Scottie Barnes recorded 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-6 3PT), seven rebounds and a season-high four blocks in 38 minutes … Barnes is now averaging 18.5 points over the last four (Nov. 24-30).
  • Yuta Watanabe finished with a season highs of 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-8 3PT) and six rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench … Watanabe missed the first 18 games of the season with a left calf strain.
  • Toronto tallied a season high-tying nine blocks in the loss.

GRIZZLIES NOTES:

  • With the win Memphis improves to 11-10, including 4-5 on the road … Tonight’s victory also snaps a seven game winless streak in Toronto – the Grizzlies did defeat the Raptors in Tampa last season … Memphis returns home to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
  • The Grizzlies led wire-to-wire – their largest lead of the night was 17 points midway through the second quarter.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 25 points, six rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 34 minutes … Jackson Jr. has now blocked at least one shot in a career-high 17 consecutive games – this marks the longest streak by a Grizzlies player since Marc Gasol recorded 22 straight games with a block during the end of the 2010-11 season and beginning of the 2011-12 campaign.
  • Desmond Bane tallied 23 points (8-16 FG, 5-9 3PT, 2-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 33 minutes … Tonight marked the third time this season Bane tied a career high with five three-pointers … Bane scored 20+ points for the fifth times this season. 
  • Dillon Brooks recorded 17 points, four rebounds and career high-tying four steals in 33 minutes … Brooks has scored in double digits in all eight appearances this season … He missed the first 10 games this season recovering from a fracture to his left hand.