Ryan Getzlaf has appeared in exactly 50 percent of the all-time regular-season games contested by the Anaheim Ducks (1,000 of 2,000). That’s the eighth-highest such percentage by a player with an NHL franchise (min. 1,000 GP contested by club). –NHLStats

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo has totaled 160 PTS, 83 REB and 46 AST in six games this season. No other player in NBAHistory has ever totaled 150 PTS, 80 REB and 40 AST in the first six games of a season.

“We started asking the guys who are in there doing YouTube review to see who actually scored a goal in the minors. We’ve got a pretty good list and then as time went on, you’re starting to wonder where you’re going, for sure.” — MIKE BABCOCK

HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK

On winning an 11-round shootout:

We started asking the guys who are in there doing YouTube review to see who actually scored a goal in the minors. We’ve got a pretty good list and then as time went on, you’re starting to wonder where you’re going, for sure. Obviously, some guys do a lot of real good things and in shootouts weren’t as good. Other guys came through for us. It was good for [Johnsson] and good for our team. I thought a real big goal by Mitch [Marner] obviously to get us back in the game.

On his level of concern in the number of penalties taken:

We’ve talked about this, right? So, if I talk to you about it, you can bet we’ve talked about it and we’ll continue to talk about it. I thought we started really good, I thought when we took the three penalties in a row we got off-kilter and got on our heels. I didn’t think we really, to be honest with you, got our game back. To me, you’ve got to play longer and harder than the other team and we were unable to do that. We get ourselves a win so we feel good about the win. We’re set up with a good week here this week. We’ve got to take some steps. The guys know that, I know that and we’ve got to do a better job.

On Kapanen’s performance tonight:

He was our best player, right? He was flying, obviously has some history here, wanted to make an impression, was good. We had him on multiple lines. I thought he played well.

On Spezza working to help the team:

Obviously, with [Tavares] out it’s a different scenario. Spezz is trying to do what he can to help out any way he can.

On what Spezza has meant to the team:

The thing I think he brings the most is he loves hockey. What’s he doing at the rink? Sometimes he’s a fourth line guy, sometimes he’s scratched. Why the heck would he come to the rink? He loves hockey, wants to be around the guys. He loves it. What you do is you show the people how much you love hockey and your passion for the game and I think that’s great.

On Frederik Andersen’s performance:

Yeah, he would have liked to have their power play goal back but after that he was outstanding. They didn’t have much early and one of the first shots ends up bouncing off [Rielly] and going in, and then you get the other one that goes in and then he just said, ‘enough is enough,’ and especially in the shootout, obviously.

KASPERI KAPANEN (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)

On his line’s goal in the second period:

I think we just had a good shift. That period wasn’t that great for us. Obviously, taking two penalties and spending a lot of time in our zone. I think it’s a big goal for [Spezza] too. He’s had so many chances and hockey is cruel that way, sometimes they just don’t go in. I’m happy it went his way.

On taking a penalty in overtime:

It’s not a fun feeling, for sure. Our team has been taking a lot of penalties and we’ve been talking about it. Obviously, my penalty wasn’t great either. It’s something we’ve got to be better at.

MITCH MARNER (1 GOAL)

On Frederik Andersen’s performance:

We talk every day about how he keeps our team grounded. He keeps us in games a lot of times. It’s a hell of a shootout performance by him. That win happens because of his saves.

On what he was thinking as the shootout progressed:

Just keep thinking who they’re putting out and who we’re putting out. Trying to guess where people are going to go. Hope Fred saves ours and hope we score on our chances.

On the quality of the ice during the shootout:

I think that’s one of the challenges in these shootouts. It’s not great ice so you’ve got to decide if you want to try and stickhandle with it or not. That’s a hell of a move by [Spezza] to put that on the net. That’s a good goal for us.

JASON SPEZZA (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)

On if he has a tactical approach in the shootout:

No, I just kind of read it off the goalie’s flow. He had made some good saves so you just kind of go with what you think.

On what he saw on his goal in the second period:

Just whacked it in the net. Happy to see it cross the line. Nothing pretty about it but we had a couple of shots on net there, I had a few chances earlier in the game and it’s nice to see one drop for me.

On what it means to score his first goal as a Maple Leaf:

It’s great. It was a big goal. I had been in the penalty box for a couple there and they scored so it was nice to get it back to tie the game up. You don’t like seeing goals going in when you’re in the box. It’s a bad feeling so it was good to get it. I thought we had a great first, didn’t have a good second, probably because of the penalties and just got on our heels a little bit. Pretty competitive third and great kills in overtime. To win the shootout was huge for us. We needed it tonight.

MAPLE LEAFS POSTGAME NOTES: “Frederik Andersen stopped 37 shots in regulation and overtime before making another 10 saves in the shootout.”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-5-3 – 17 Points) 4 vs.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (6-5-2 – 14 Points) 3 (SO).

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

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TORONTO111014
PHILADELPHIA111003

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Kasperi Kapanen opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 5:55 of the first period and later hadthe secondary assist on Jason Spezza’s second period goal. Kapanen has registered eight (3-5-8) of his 10 points on the road this season. He has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in five games against Metropolitan Division opponents in 2019-20. Tonight’s game is his third multi-point game of the season and the 13th multi-point game of his career.
  • Jason Spezza had the secondary assist on Kapanen’s first period goal and later scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 17:55 of the second period. Spezza’s second period goal is his first goal as a Maple Leaf. He has three points over his last four games played. Tonight’s game is his first multi-point game of the season and the 228th multi-point game of his career.
  • Mitch Marner scored the third Maple Leafs goal of the night at 5:03 of the third period. Marner has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games. He has scored three of his four goals on the road this season and has five points (3-2-5) in six road games. Marner has picked up six points (3-3-6) in five games against Metropolitan Division opponents in 2019-20.
  • Andreas Johnsson took his first career shootout attempt and scored his first career shootout-winning goal.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Kapanen’s first period goal. Rielly has assists (3) in three consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games. He has five assists in five games against Metropolitan Division opposition this season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev recorded the primary assist on Spezza’s second period goal. Mikheyev has four points (1-3-4) over his last four games. He has five points (2-3-5) in six road games this season. He is tied for the lead among NHL rookies in points (6-5-11).
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 37 shots in regulation and overtime before making another 10 saves in the shootout.

IN THE SHOOTOUT

  • Auston Matthews: Stopped (2019-20: 0/2)
  • Mitch Marner: Stopped (2019-20: 0/2)
  • Kasperi Kapanen: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • William Nylander: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • Dmytro Timashov: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • Ilya Mikheyev: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • Tyson Barrie: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • Jason SpezzaGoal (2019-20: 1/1)
  • Alex Kerfoot: Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)
  • Morgan Rielly: Missed (2019-20: 0/1)
  • Andreas JohnssonGoal (2019-20: 1/1)
  • Frederik Andersen: 10/11 (2019-20:10/11)

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO12 (12)7 (5)5 (3)2 (0)26 (20)
PHILADELPHIA5 (4)16 (7)11 (11)8 (0)40 (22)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO21 (21)11 (6)14 (11)2 (0)48 (38)
PHILADELPHIA9 (8)30 (16)18 (17)13 (0)70 (41)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road3-3-0 (6 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Philadelphia64-92-22-6 (184 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Philadelphia on the Road27-54-8-3 (92 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference5-4-3 (12 Games)
Record vs. Metropolitan Division2-1-2 (5 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots4 (Marner, Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Marner, Mikheyev)
Faceoff Wins(Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage70% (Matthews – 7 won, 3 lost)
Hits(Ceci)
Blocked Shots(Ceci)
Takeaways(Four players tied)
TOI30:05 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:00 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI5:19 (Ceci)
Shifts34 (Ceci)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage77.8% (Holl – 14 for, 4 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Score first3-1-0
Tied after 12-1-2
Tied after 22-3-1
Do not score on the powerplay4-3-1
Allow multiple power play goals1-1-1
Outshot by opponent2-3-3
Shootout1-1
Saturday3-1-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Tonight’s shootout went 11 rounds, which now stands as the longest shootout in franchise history (Previous: March 16, 2013 vs. Winnipeg).
  • Toronto’s line of Frederik GauthierNick Shore and Dmytro Timashov started all of their 5-on-5 shifts in the defensive zone.
  • Tyson Barrie was on the ice for a team-high 20 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 55.6 percent (20 for, 16 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 100 percent (4 won, 0 lost) of his faceoffs when matched up with Philadelphia centre Sean Couturier.
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UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Kings (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. vs. Vegas Golden Knights (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Sunday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. at Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. at New York Islanders (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

“We knew this was going to be a tough game for us to play here today with our travel coming in late and the quick turnaround here, playing against a team that I fully expected would be our toughest opponent that we’ve played to date here. Even last season playing against them with half the talent, they were one of the tougher teams we played against. We knew offence was hard to come by in that they shoot the puck a lot and spend a lot of time in your end and forecheck and work and all those things so it was going to be an extra challenge for our team today but I liked that we were able to play with the lead and do a lot of things to generate enough offence to score.” — SHELDON KEEFE.

TORONTO MARLIES (7-0-2-1 – 17 Points) vs. LAVAL ROCKET (7-5-1-0 – 15 Points)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

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TORONTO11300-35
LAVAL02301-36

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET  |    SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: E. Korshkov (6) PP (J. Bracco, R. Sandin), R. Sandin (2) (T. MacMaster, T. Liljegren), D. Archibald (3) (G. Wilson), J. Bracco (2) (N. Petan, J. Schmaltz), P. Aberg (7) PP (T. Liljegren, P. Engvall)
Goaltender: J. Woll (47/52)

Laval: J. Cox (2) (N. Juulsen, L. Vejdemo), D. Weise (2) (Unassisted), L. Vejdemo (4) (G. Olofsson, J. Cox), C. Hudon (4) (D. Weise, M. Peca), C. Hudon (5) (O. Leskinen, D. Weise)
Goaltender: C. Lindgren (21/26)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Egor Korshkov opened the scoring for the third time this season at 6:37 of the first period on the power play. This is Korshkov’s fourth power play goal. He has eight points (6 goals, 2 assists) in 10 games this season.
  • Rasmus Sandin scored Toronto’s second goal of the game at 11:58 of the second period and earlier added the secondary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. Sandin has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in seven games.
  • Darren Archibald scored Toronto’s third goal of the game at 2:35 of the third period. Archibald has three goals in 10 games this season.
  • Jeremy Bracco scored at 7:45 of third period and earlierrecorded the primary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. Bracco has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) through 10 games this season.
  • Pontus Aberg scored on the power play at 13:08 of the third period. Aberg leads the Marlies in points (12) and goals (7) through 10 games. 
  • Tanner MacMaster registered the primary assist on Sandin’s second period goal. MacMaster has set a career high with points (1 goal, 3 assists) in four consecutive games.
  • Timothy Liljegren picked up the secondary assist on Sandin’s second period goal and the primary assist on Aberg’s third period power play goal. Liljegren has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) through 10 games.
  • Garrett Wilson had the lone assist on Archibald’s third period goal. Wilson has four points (2 goals, 2 assist) in three consecutive games.
  • Nic Petan recorded the primary assist on Bracco’s third period goal. Petan has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in two games this season.
  • Jordan Schmaltz collected the secondary assist on Bracco’s third period goal.
  • Pierre Engvall registered the secondary assist on Aberg’s third period goal. Engvall has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 10 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 47 of 52 shots he faced. Woll is now 2-0-1-1 on the season with a 0.897 Save Percentage and a 3.36 Goals Against Average.

IN THE SHOOTOUT

·        Nic Petan – Stopped (2019-20: 0/1)

·        Kenny Agostino – Stopped (2019-20: 1/2)

·        Pontus Aberg – Stopped (2019-20: 0/2)

·        Joseph Woll – 2/3(2019-20: 7/9)

OF NOTE…

  • The Marlies last allowed more than 50 shots on goal on January 30, 2015 in a 3-2 win against the Utica Comets.
  • Toronto is the only AHL team without a regulation loss (7-0-2-1). This is the second-best start over 10 games since the 2007-08 team collected 18 points out of a possible 20 points.
  • Toronto was 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and was 2-for-3 on the power play.
  • Laval had a 53-26 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 4-0-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 0-0-0-1 against the Rocket. This is the first of eight games this season against Laval.
  • The Toronto Marlies are on their annual Royal Road Trip where they will play seven away games from October 26 to November 9 as Coca-Cola Coliseum hosts the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: P. Aberg (7)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (8)
  • Points: P. Aberg (12)
  • PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (35)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+11)
  • PIMS: E. Korshkov,J. Schmaltz (10)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 6-0-1-1 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 4-0-1-1 when leading after the first period and 2-0-0-1 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-0-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 3-0-1-1 in Saturday games and are 1-0-0-1 in November.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Pontus Aberg has points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Jeremy Bracco has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
  • Pierre Engvall has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games.
  • Nic Petan has points (2-3-5) in consecutive games.
  • Rasmus Sandin has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
  • Jordan Schmaltz has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Garret Wilson has points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Adam Brooks (concussion) did not play in tonight’s game against Belleville.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • November 1: Loaned forward Nic Petan from Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (AHL).
  • October 31: Traded defenceman Ryan Johnston to San Diego (AHL).
  • October 25: Recalled forward Zach O’Brien from Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On identifying trends through the beginning of the season:
I don’t know if I’d say trends, other than some of our play to the neutral zone, I think, we need to clean up and do better but a lot of our game I liked a lot to be honest. I liked how we stuck with it. We knew this was going to be a tough game for us to play here today with our travel coming in late and the quick turnaround here, playing against a team that I fully expected would be our toughest opponent that we’ve played to date here. Even last season playing against them with half the talent, they were one of the tougher teams we played against. We knew offence was hard to come by in that they shoot the puck a lot and spend a  lot of time in your end and forecheck and work and all those things so it was going to be an extra challenge for our team today but I liked that we were able to play with the lead and do a lot of things to generate enough offence to score. We were good on special teams up until we weren’t in the third there when we needed it the most. All the things we wanted to do well I thought we did. Obviously, we know though that we have to be better in order to compete on a regular basis.

On the team’s identity:
I think we’re still trying to sort that out to be honest. We changed out lineup up a little bit here today. We’re waiting on some people to come into our lineup that I think are going to change the look of our team significantly. Obviously, Nic Petan’s arrival changes our group significantly. I think we’re still trying to sort that out and as I said, changing the lineup up a little bit today was just kind of experimenting on what we would look like if we would move things around and also just trying to utilize our depth but we’re a big, strong team with lots of experience and I don’t know if we’re playing like that quite yet. Still trying to find our way. It’s a little adjustment for me as a coach too. It’s a much different type of lineup and we’re trying to sort through that. I know we have spirit and we’ve got fight and that’s why we’ve been able to stick around and make sure we get points in every game.


NEXT GAME:

November 6 at Rockford – 10:30 a.m. CT
November 8 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 9 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 16 vs Texas – 4:00 p.m. ET
November 17 vs Texas – 4:00 p.m. ET

MAPLE LEAFS AT FLYERS PREGAME NOTES: “Auston Matthews is tied for third in the NHL in goals (11) and is tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (8) through 14 games. … He is tied for fourth among NHL skaters in shots on goal (57). He is the only player in the NHL to have recorded over 100 goals (122) while serving fewer than 50 minutes in penalties (40) since he entered the League in 2016-17.”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (6-5-3 – 15 Points) vs.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (6-5-1 – 13 Points)

NOVEMBER 2, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

WELLS FARGO CENTER (PHILADELPHIA, PA) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA ▪

RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus PHILADELPHIA

ALL-TIME RECORD:63-92-22-6 (183 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:26-54-8-3 (91 Games)
2018-19:2-0-1
LAST FIVE:2-2-1
LAST 10:5-3-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus PHILADELPHIA

GAMES PLAYED:John Tavares (45) Jason Spezza (40), Morgan Rielly (16)
GOALS:John Tavares (19), Jason Spezza (9), William Nylander (4)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (22), John Tavares (17), Morgan Rielly (9)
POINTS:John Tavares (36), Jason Spezza (31), Morgan Rielly (10)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jason Spezza (63), John Tavares (14), Jake Muzzin (10)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLYERS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOPHILADELPHIA
GOALS FOR (Rank):49 (t-3rd)39 (18th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       48 (t-27th)40 (t-16th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):9/46 [19.6%] (17th)10/45 [22.2%] (13th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):37/48 [77.1%] (t-22nd)31/38 [81.6%] (t-13th)
SHOTS (Rank):456 (6th)415 (t-17th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):605 (1st)489 (20th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.4% (7th)55.8% (1st)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.5% (4th)56.0% (1st)

MAPLE LEAFS – FLYERS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:Jan. 24, 1968 vs. PHI (Philadelphia 2, Toronto 1)
ALL-TIME RECORD:63-92-22-6 (183 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:37-38-14-3 (92 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:26-54-8-3 (91 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:April 7, 2016 (Toronto 4, Philadelphia 3 OT)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. FLYERS

Morgan Rielly100th career NHL point (Nov. 11, 2016 vs. PHI)
Jason SpezzaFirst career NHL goal (Oct. 29, 2002 (OTT) at PHI)
John Tavares500th career NHL game (March 21, 2016 (NYI) vs. PHI)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS11 (Matthews)
ASSISTS13 (Marner)
POINTS16 (Marner, Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs14 (Kerfoot)
SHOTS57 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%62.5% (Shore)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %57.8% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS28 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS16 (Marner)
HITS31 (Timashov)
TOI PER GAME25:23 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:26 (Matthews, Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:37 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

–      Frederik Andersen has made 11 career appearances against Philadelphia and has posted a 7-2-2 record with a 3.22 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He is 36-15-7 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 59 career games during the month of November.

–      Tyson Barrie is tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (36). He has started 80 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the 10th-most among NHL defencemen.

–      Cody Ceci is fifth among NHL skaters in total shorthanded time on ice (50:44). He is one of two NHLers (Deryk Engelland – 3) who have played over 50 minutes of shorthanded ice time and been on the ice for fewer than five goals-against (4) on the penalty kill.

–      Frederik Gauthier is tied for 13th among all NHL skaters in defensive zone faceoff wins (51), winning 59.3 percent of his defensive zone draws (51 won, 35 lost).

–      Andreas Johnsson had his first career hat trick against Philadelphia on Nov. 24, 2018. He has three points (1-2-3) in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.

–      Kasperi Kapanen has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in four games against Metropolitan Division opponents in 2019-20. He ranks ninth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:17).

–      Alex Kerfoot has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 26 career games during the month of November, which is his highest point total in a single month. He has three assists in four career games against Philadelphia.

–      Mitch Marner is tied for 12th among NHLers in points (3-13-16) and tied for sixth among NHL skaters in assists (13). He has averaged 2.24 assists per 60 minutes of ice time since entering the League in 2016-17, which is tied for the third-highest average among NHLers who have appeared in at least 200 games in that span.

–      Auston Matthews is tied for third in the NHL in goals (11) and is tied for second in the NHL in even-strength goals (8) through 14 games in 2019-20. He is tied for fourth among NHL skaters in shots on goal (57). He is the only player in the NHL to have recorded over 100 goals (122) while serving less than 50 minutes in penalties (40) since he entered the League in 2016-17.

–      Ilya Mikheyev is tied for second in points among rookie skaters (4-6-10). He leads all rookie forwards in shorthanded ice time (35:22), shifts per game (23.8) and shots on goal (36). He is tied for second among rookie forwards in takeaways (9).

–      Trevor Moore is one of two NHL rookies to have registered at least 20 hits (29) and 20 shots on goal (23). He is the only NHL rookie to average at least 1:00 per game in power play ice time (1:29) and 1:00 per game in shorthanded ice time (2:00).

–      William Nylander is the lone Maple Leaf and one of 25 NHLers to have recorded over 30 shots on goal (32) while having fewer than five giveaways (4). He ranks third among Maple Leafs in faceoff win percentage (56.3% – 49 won, 38 lost).

–      Morgan Rielly is tied for third among NHL defencemen in points (3-11-14). His 25:23 TOI per game average is the fifth-highest mark in the NHL He is third in the NHL in shifts per game (29.9). His 33:16 in ice time on October 29 vs. Washington is the seventh-highest recorded single-game time on ice for a Maple Leaf skater in franchise history.

–      Nick Shore has the highest even-strength faceoff win percentage (67.2% – 43 won, 21 lost) among NHL skaters who have taken at least 75 faceoffs (88). His 80 defensive zone starts are tied for the third-most among NHL forwards. 

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Andreas JohnssonHas goals (2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerHas assists (4) in three consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games.
Morgan RiellyHas assists (2) in two consecutive games and points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Tyson BarrieTwo games from 500 NHL games played.
Michael HutchinsonFour wins from 50 career NHL wins.
Andreas JohnssonFour games from 100 career NHL games played.
Auston MatthewsOne assist from 100 career NHL assists.

INJURY REPORT

Zach Hyman (Knee)On injured reserve.
Jake Muzzin (Leg)Left Toronto’s game on Oct. 29 vs. WSH and did not return.
John Tavares (Finger)Sustained broken finger on Oct. 16 at WSH.
 Man Games Lost: 33

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Nov. 1Loaned forward Nic Petan to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Oct. 29Activated Travis Dermott from Injured Reserve. Loaned Kevin Gravel to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

“Dominant, outstanding with the puck, that’s the Nic Petan that I remember coaching against in the American Hockey League a few years back or whatever it was in Manitoba. When he’s on the ice, he controls the play so his presence today, I think really brought Jeremy Bracco to life as well.” — SHELDON KEEFE.

Toronto: N. Petan (1) (K. Agostino, B. Harpur), J. Bracco (1) (J. Lindgren, N. Petan), K. Agostino (3) (J. Lindgren, R. Sandin), P. Aberg (6) (P. Engvall, G. Wilson), N. Petan (2) PP (K. Agostino), K. Agostino (4) (N. Petan, J. Bracco), G. Wilson (3) (P. Aberg)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (26/30)

Belleville: A. Formento (2) PP (M. Veronneau, J. Murray), M. Veronneau (1) PP (J. Davidsson, J. Murray), J. Norris (3) (V. Abramov), A. Formenton (3) (J. Swarz, F. Corrado)
Goaltender: M. Hogberg (32/39)


ON THE SCORESHEET
Nic Petan opened the scoring at 13:23 of the first period and scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 6:32 of the third period. He added the secondary assist on Bracco’s second period goal and the primary assist on Agostino’s third period goal. This was his first four-point career AHL game. Petan skated in four games with the Maple Leafs this season, recording one assist.
Jeremy Bracco scored at 13:13 of the second period for his first goal of the season and added the secondary assist on Agostino’s third period goal. Bracco has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) through nine games this season.
Kenny Agostino scored at 14:52 of the second period and at 8:08 of the third period. He registered the primary assist on Petan’s first period goal and the lone assist on Petan’s third period goal. He has picked up assists (4) in three consecutive games. Agostino has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in six games with the Marlies. Agostino has recorded four or more points in a game five times in his career.
Pontus Aberg scored at 3:51 of the third period and later added the lone assist on Wilson’s third period goal. He has 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in nine games. Aberg leads the Marlies in shots (31).
Garrett Wilson scored Toronto’s seventh goal at 11:53 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Aberg’s third period goal. Wilson has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in consecutive games.
Ben Harpur collected the secondary assist on Petan’s first period goal. Harpur has two assists in eight games this season.
Jesper Lindgren recorded the primary assists on Bracco and Agostino’s second period goals.
Rasmus Sandin picked up the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. This is Sandin’s 50th career AHL game.
Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 26 of 30 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 5-0-1-0 on the season with a .924 Save Percentage and a 2.16 Goals Against Average.
OF NOTE…
Toronto is the only team in the AHL without a regulation loss (7-0-2-0).
Toronto was 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and was 1-for-4 on the power play. This was Toronto’s first power play goal on the road.
Toronto had a 39-30 edge in shots in all situations. This is the most shots Toronto has recorded in a single game this season. Nic Petan led the Marlies with six shots on goal.
The Marlies are 4-0-2-0 against North Division opponents and are 2-0-0-0 against the Senators. This is the second of 12 games this season against Belleville.
The Toronto Marlies are on their annual Royal Road Trip where they will play seven away games from October 26 to November 9 as Coca-Cola Coliseum hosts the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals: P. Aberg (6)
Assists: J. Bracco (7)
Points: P. Aberg (11)
PPG: E. Korshkov (3)
Shots: P. Aberg (31)
+/-: B. Harpur (+11)
PIMS: J. Schmaltz (10)
RECORD WHEN…
Toronto is 6-0-1-0 when scoring first.
The Marlies are 1-0-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 1-0-2-0 when trailing after the second period.
Toronto is 5-0-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
The Marlies are 2-0-0-0 in Friday games and are 1-0-0-0 in November.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
Pontus Aberg has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
Kenny Agostino has points (2-3-5) in consecutive games.
Garret Wilson has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games.
MARLIES UPDATES.
Adam Brooks (concussion) did not play in tonight’s game against Belleville.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 1: Loaned forward Nic Petan from Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (AHL).
October 31: Traded defenceman Ryan Johnston to San Diego (AHL).
October 25: Recalled forward Zach O’Brien from Newfoundland (ECHL).
POSTGAME QUOTES
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On what changed going into the third period (4 goals):
A lot more energy, effort, enthusiasm. We also got on the forecheck and really started skating and applying pressure which in turn really slowed their team down. They were just playing with a lot of speed in the early going. We weren’t doing anything to cope with that. We felt going into the game that that was going to be an issue, we just weren’t able to deal with it but once we started to really play, (their) speed wasn’t a factor and we were able to play to what we were capable of and with that, just our confidence with the puck really changed because now we had a little bit more time, a little bit more space, our passes were crisp and they were flat. A lot of things started to work out really well for us. It was more a sign of what we were capable of. Obviously, we don’t like the first two periods at all and it’s a sign of how things have been here of late and it’s disappointing that we weren’t able to fix that through a good week of practice but hopefully the third period is something that we can build upon. It was very encouraging in terms of showing what we’re capable of.
On Nic Petan’s debut (2 goals, 2 assists):
Dominant, outstanding with the puck, that’s the Nic Petan that I remember coaching against in the American Hockey League a few years back or whatever it was in Manitoba. When he’s on the ice, he controls the play so his presence today, I think really brought Jeremy Bracco to life as well. I thought it was Brac’s best game of the season thus far. (Petan) was in control, scored two big time goals. It was nice to have him come down with a great attitude. In my conversation with him here today when he arrived with us was great. He wanted to get out there and play hockey and do what he does. He did that very well today and even with a day off yesterday, not skating at all and no skate this morning, showing up in a new environment and coming out here to Belleville and playing, he was fun to watch.

NEXT GAME:

November 2 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
November 6 at Rockford – 10:30 a.m. CT
November 8 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 9 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 16 vs Texas – 4:00 p.m. ET