MAPLE LEAFS 3, RED WINGS 0

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (53-21-7 – 113 Points) vs.
DETROIT RED WINGS (31-40-10 – 72 Points)
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
DETROIT 0 0 0 0
TORONTO 0 1 2 3

SCORING NOTES

  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto at 15:48 of the second period and at 5:49 of the third period on a power play. Matthews has posted 60 goals this season. Matthews added to his career-high season with now 106 points on the year (60G, 46A). Matthews has recorded four points through his last two games (2G, 2A).
  • John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs at 4:03 of the third period. Tavares posted his 27th
    goal of the season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Spezza posted
    his 13th assist of the season. Spezza is currently on a four-game point streak where he has
    recorded four points (2G, 2A).
  • Colin Blackwell posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Blackwell registered his 10th assist of the season.
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ goal and the primary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Nylander has registered 46 assists this season.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal. Lyubushkin posted his 13th assist of the season. Lyubushkin has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Morgan Rielly registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Rielly recorded his 57th assist of the season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 20 of 20 shots in tonight’s win.
  • Campbell posted his fifth shutout of the season and ninth of his NHL career.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • With tonight’s win, the Maple Leafs established a new franchise record for most home wins in a
    single-season (30). Toronto is the third team in the league this season to reach the 30-win mark on
    home ice following Florida (34) and Colorado (31).
  • With tonight’s win, per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs clinched the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Division
    and will have home ice advantage in the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It marks the
    second time in the NHL’s expansion era that Toronto will host the opening game in a best-of-seven
    first-round series in consecutive years (also 1999 CQF vs. PHI and 2000 CQF vs. OTT).
  • Auston Matthews is the first player to record a 60-goal season since Steven Stamkos in the 2011-12
    campaign. Along with Matthews and Stamkos, the only other active player who has recorded a 60-
    goal season is Alex Ovechkin who posted 65 goals during the 2007-08 season.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews became the ninth different player in the last 30 years to record 60+
    goals and 100+ points in a single season and just the second active – Alex Ovechkin posted 65-47—
    112 in 2007-08.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews became the first U.S.-born player to record 60 goals in a season.
  • With two goals tonight, Auston Matthews posted his 15th multi-goal outing of the season. Per NHL
    Stats, Matthews tied Rick Vaive for most multi-goal games by a Maple Leafs player in a single
    season.
  • With his secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game, Colin Blackwell tied a career-high in
    assists with his 10th of the season.
  • Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly were on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto shot attempts-for
    at 5-on-5.
  • John Tavares finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 73.08 percent
    (19 for, 7 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    DETROIT 7 (7) 8 (5) 5 (4) 20 (16)
    TORONTO 14 (12) 10 (8) 12 (9) 36 (29)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    DETROIT 10 (10) 14 (8) 13 (10) 37 (28)
    TORONTO 27 (23) 18 (16) 22 (15) 67 (54)
    ON HOME ICE
  • The Maple Leafs are 30-8-2 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 297-281-93-5 in 676 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 177-108-
    47-3 in 335 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 33-12-4 against the Eastern Conference this season and 15-8-2 against the Atlantic
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 35-6-3 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 19-8-1 when tied after one period and 29-3-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 33-14-5 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 11-1-2 in Tuesday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 7 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 12 (Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 8 (Kämpf, Tavares)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Spezza – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Tavares)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Giordano)
    Takeaways 3 (Matthews)
    TOI 21:41 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI 3:22 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:57 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 27 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 73.08% (Tavares – 19 for, 7 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    April 29 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On Auston Matthews’ 60th goal of the season:
    “All I can say is that it’s special. It’s unique. It’s rare. I’m just really happy for him. He works extremely
    hard, you know the abilities that he has but he works extremely hard at his game, he works extremely
    hard off the ice and he takes his craft very seriously so to see him at the top of his game and to be
    reaching these milestones, it’s outstanding. So I’m really happy for him. You could tell he was really
    happy and I just loved how our fans took care of him tonight. Our fans were outstanding in recognition of
    his accomplishment.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On Auston Matthews’ 60th goal of the season:

    “Pretty unreal. Obviously, a tremendous amount of love from the fans and a great way to do it. A beautiful
    goal, pretty textbook Auston Matthews snapper. I think we’re extremely proud of him, obviously really
    happy he’s on our side. A tremendous accomplishment. He should be very proud. You just see the
    determination and his drive, not just to score goals, but to lead the way and help us win hockey games. It
    took a while for us to break through but no doubt he just finds a way, finds different ways to score, finds
    different ways to get open so great job, big win and a great way to do it. He’s obviously hit some
    milestones here. It’s really cool for him to do it at home and I think for everyone who can enjoy the
    atmosphere and embrace it, I know it’s really great for our fans.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On the moment he scored his 60th goal of the season:

    “It was pretty special honestly. Just the reception from my teammates, the crowd, everything. It was just
    kind of sends chills down your bones, it’s just kind of hard to put into words.”
    On clinching home ice advantage in the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with
    tonight’s win:
    “Yeah, I think it was a really good stepping stone for us tonight to clinch home ice. We’re obviously
    working towards something bigger. Definitely a moment for us to enjoy and be happy about but the job’s
    not done, the work’s not finished.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On Auston Matthews’ 60th goal of the season:

    “There is only a handful of guys who can do it and really get it done. I think last year with the pace he was
    on it could have happened with 82 games as well but obviously with what the game situation was we
    couldn’t get there but it’s a great accomplishment something that our whole team is very proud of, and
    this city is very proud as you could tell by the chants and cheers out there

MAPLE LEAFS 10, RED WINGS 7

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (34-14-4 – 72 Points) at
DETROIT RED WINGS (23-24-6 – 52 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 3 4 3 10
DETROIT 1 1 5 7
SCORING NOTES

  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 3:52 of the first period. Nylander posted his 20th goal of the season.
  • Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 6:18 of the first period. Bunting recorded his 18th goal of the season. Bunting also posted the secondary assist on Marner’s first goal of the game and second goal of the game as well as the primary assist on Marner’s third goal of the game and fourth goal of the
    game. Bunting has recorded 22 assists this season.
  • David Kämpf scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:06 of the first period. Kämpf posted his eighth goal of the season. Kämpf also posted the primary assist on Kaše’s shorthanded goal. Kämpf recorded his 12th assist of the season.
  • Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 0:33 of the second period, 4:13 of the second period and 9:19 of the second period and 15:41 of the third period. Marner recorded his first career NHL hat trick. Marner has recorded 21 goals this season. Marner also registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s
    goal and the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Marner has recorded 33 assists this season.
  • Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs at 18:38 of the second period. Matthews recorded his 37th goal of the season. Matthews also posted the primary assist on Marner’s first goal of the game and second goal of the game as well as the secondary assist on Marner’s third goal of the game.
    Matthews has registered 31 assists this season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 7:04 of the third period. Mikheyev recorded his ninth goal of the season. Mikheyev also posted the primary assist on Kämpf’s goal. Mikheyev recorded his fourth assist of the season.
  • Ondřej Kaše scored shorthanded for Toronto at 10:33 of the third period. Kaše posted his 11th goal of the season. Kaše also recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Kaše posted his 12th assist of the season.
  • Justin Holl posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal, the primary assist on Bunting’s goal and the secondary assist on Kaše’s shorthanded goal. Holl has registered 10 assists this season.
  • Alexander Kerfoot registered the secondary assist on Kämpf’s goal as well as the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Kerfoot has posted 29 assists this season.
  • TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Brodie registered his 10th assist of the season.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin registered the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Lyubushkin posted his 10th assist of the season, his first with the Maple Leafs.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 20 of 25 shots tonight. Petr Mrázek relieved Campbell during the third period and stopped 6 of 8 shots.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • Mitch Marner recorded his first career hat trick with three goals in the second period tonight. This is
    the 37th time in Maple Leafs history that a player has recorded 3+ goals in a period, a feat most
    recently accomplished by Andreas Johnsson in the first period on Nov. 24, 2018 vs. PHI.
  • Mitch Marner recorded a single-game NHL career-high four goals during tonight’s game. Marner also recorded a single-game NHL career-high with six points (4G, 2A).
  • Michael Bunting posted a single-game NHL career-high in assists with four. Bunting also posted a single-game NHL career-high in points with five (1G, 4A).
  • Auston Matthews a single-game NHL career-high four points during tonight’s game (1G, 3A). He has recorded a four-point game on 10 occasions during his NHL career.
  • With three assists tonight, Justin Holl posted a single-game NHL career-high in both assists and points.
  • With his eighth goal of the season posted tonight, David Kämpf tied an NHL career season-high in goals.
  • With his ninth goal of the season posted tonight, Ilya Mikheyev recorded an NHL career season-high in goals.
  • Ilya Mikheyev recorded two points during tonight’s game (1G, 1A), tying a single-game NHL career-high which he has marked on 10 occasions.
  • Ondřej Kaše posted the second shorthanded goal of his NHL career.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin recorded his first point as a Maple Leaf with his assist on Mikheyev’s game-winning goal.
  • Timothy Liljegren was on the ice for a team-high 28 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Mitch Marner finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 71.05 percent (27 for, 11 against).
  • Per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs scored 10 or more goals in a game for the first time in 15 years, most recently a 10-2 win at BOS on Jan. 4, 2007.
  • Per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs (10) and Red Wings (7) combined for 17 goals – the most in a single game since the Jets and Flyers on Oct. 27, 2011 (17).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 15 (15) 12 (12) 12 (11) 39 (38)
    DETROIT 8 (6) 10 (9) 15 (15) 33 (30)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 26 (26) 17 (17) 18 (17) 61 (60)
    DETROIT 11 (8) 16 (14) 23 (14) 50 (44)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 15-9-3 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 296-281-93-5 in 675 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 120-173-
    46-2 in 341 games played in Detroit.
  • Toronto is 18-7-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 9-3-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 22-4-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 20-2-2 when leading after one period and 25-0-2 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 21-10-3 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 10-4-2 in Saturday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Marner)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Marner)
    Faceoff Wins 11 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 75% (Kämpf – 9 won, 3 lost)
    Hits 4 (Lyubushkin)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot)
    Takeaways 1 (Spezza, Kaše, Brodie)
    TOI 22:34 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI N/A
    Shorthanded TOI 3:56 (Holl)
    Shifts 25 (Rielly, Liljegren)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 71.05% (Marner – 27 for, 11 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Feb. 28 Leafs at Washington Capital One Arena 7:30 pm ET
    March 2 Leafs vs. Buffalo Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    March 5 Leafs vs. Canucks Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    March 7 Leafs at Columbus Nationwide Arena 7:00 pm ET
    March 8 Leafs vs. Seattle Scotiabank Arena 8:00 pm ET
    March 10 Leafs vs. Arizona Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game:

    “I thought we played an excellent game. Let’s not let the craziness of the third period take away from the fact that we played an excellent game, even within the third period, but then all that nonsense. The way Mikheyev responded on his goal, that line scored us a huge goal there. The way the penalty kill
    responded in a key moment. So the craziness of the period, that is going to be the focus but our guys played a really good game today. You go into the third period and you really just want to get out of there, then all of a sudden they throw a floater at the net and it goes in and they get life and they get a couple
    more just like that and it changes things. Things changed there quickly but let’s not lose sight of the fact that our guys played a really good game today.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On what he’ll remember about tonight’s win
    :
    “A lot of great plays by my line mates. A lot of great plays by our team. Wild game completely. Obviously, not how we wanted to be in that third but just good on the guys for sticking with it believing in that process and getting it done.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On what changed during the third period:

    “They just got a couple quick goals, just the momentum. You could feel the energy in the crowd turn on a little bit and when you score like that, shift after shift, obviously they got the fans into it they get belief now on their side and all of a sudden it’s a hockey game.”
    MICHAEL BUNTING
    On tonight’s win:

    “I thought we played great the first two periods. Especially our start, I thought our start was one of the best of the year. We were creating chances and we were able to get a lead but hockey is a funny game like that, you kind of step off the pedal a little bit there and they get momentum and the crowd gets into it
    and they start rolling and all of a sudden it’s a one-goal game so I thought we responded great and I thought we didn’t panic and we got the win so that’s all that matters. We’re walking away with two points and we just have to move on from this. A win is a win and looking forward to Monday.”
    JUSTIN HOLL
    On what changed during the third period:

    “Obviously the third period was crazy. You go out there with the intention to not give them anything. They
    get a couple early goals and get some life and all of a sudden you’re in a hockey game so I thought it was
    a great response by some guys to get some goals back and put the game away in the end.”

MAPLE LEAFS-RED WINGS PREGAME NOTES

TONIGHT’S GAME

2021-22 Matchups vs. Detroit: Third of Four
2021-22 Record vs. Detroit: 2-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 33-14-4
Toronto Road Record: 14-9-3
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590


RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 25, 2022
The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Nick Robertson from the Toronto
Marlies (AHL).
February 24, 2022
The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Kyle Clifford from the Toronto
Marlies (AHL).
February 21, 2022
The Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Carter Hutton from Arizona in
exchange for future considerations.
February 21, 2022
The San Jose Sharks claimed forward Ryan Dzingel off waivers from
Toronto.
February 19, 2022
The Maple Leafs acquired forward Ryan Dzingel and defenceman Ilya
Lyubushkin from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Nick
Ritchie and choice of Toronto’s third-round selection in 2023 or second-round selection in 2025.

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 vs. Minnesota 1
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
TOR Goals: Matthews (2x), Kerfoot
MIN Goals: Gaudreau
TOR Goaltender: Mrazek, 29/30, .967 SV%
MIN Goaltender: Kahkonen, 22/24, .917 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 4-for-4
Team Notes: – Auston Matthews currently leads the league in goals with 36.

  • Auston Matthews tied a season-high (and a career second-best) with 17
    face-off wins during Thursday’s game.
  • TJ Brodie tied a season-high with five blocks.
  • NEXT GAME
    Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
    Opponent: at Washington Capitals
    Time: 7:30 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
    INJURY REPORT

    Jake Muzzin Concussion
  • ALL-TIME VS. DETROIT RED WINGS:
    First Matchup between Clubs: January 4, 1927 (Toronto 2 at Detroit 1)
    All-Time Record: 295-281-93-5 (674 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 176-108-47-3 (334 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 119-173-46-2 (340 Games)
    Last Road Win vs. Opponent: January 29, 2022 (Toronto 7 at Detroit 4)
    Record in Last Five Games: 5-0-0
    Record in Last 10 Games: 8-0-2
  • ACTIVE LEADERS VS. DETROIT RED WINGS:
    Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (36), Morgan Rielly (29), John Tavares (27)
    Goals: Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (12), Jason Spezza (8)
    Assists: John Tavares (28), Morgan Rielly (16), Wayne Simmonds (14)
    Points: John Tavares (40), Wayne Simmonds (21), Auston Matthews (21)
    Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (49), Jake Muzzin (15), Travis Dermott (12)
  • 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
    Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .686 3.53 2.77 30.0% 84.7% 34.7 30.6 56.2%
    Detroit .500 2.81 3.46 17.0% 76.4% 29.4 32.7 50.8%
    Power Play: 42/140 (30.0%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 12 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 22 – Matthews (12G, 10A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
    Penalty Kill: 122/144 (84.7%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Kämpf, Marner, Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 3 – Marner (2G, 1A), Kämpf (2G, 1A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
  • FAST FACTS
    Saturday games 16th of 23 (9 home, 14 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 8 of 13
    Record in first game of back-to-back 4-3-1
    Record in second game of back-to-back 3-4-1
    February games 11th of 12 (4 home, 8 road)
    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    TJ Brodie Seven points away from 300 career NHL points
    Mitch Marner Three games away from 400 career NHL games played
    Jake Muzzin Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
    Wayne Simmonds Four games away from 1,000 career NHL games played
  • 2021-22 MILESTONES
    TJ Brodie Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
    TJ Brodie Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 14, 2021 at EDM
    Jack Campbell Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16, 2021 vs. NSH
    Pierre Engvall Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
    Ondrej Kaše Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
    Ondrej Kaše Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
    Alexander Kerfoot Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26, 2021 at SJS
    Alexander Kerfoot Recorded his 100th career NHL assist, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT
    Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Jan. 31, 2022 vs. NJD
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Feb. 14, 2022 at SEA
    Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    William Nylander Skated in his 400th career NHL game, Feb. 1, 2022 at NJD
    William Nylander Recorded his 300th career NHL point, Jan. 19, 2022 at NYR
    Morgan Rielly Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27, 2021 at CHI
    Morgan Rielly Skated in his 600th career NHL game, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
    Wayne Simmonds Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16, 2021 vs. OTT
    Jason Spezza Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA
    John Tavares Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18, 2021 vs. NYR
    John Tavares Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13, 2021 at BUF
    John Tavares Skated in his 900th career NHL game, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT

RED WINGS

LAST GAME
DET 2 vs. COL 5 (2/23/22)
1ST PERIOD: COL Landeskog (Makar, Helm) 1:12-EV; COL Jost (O’Connor, Newhook) 11:47-EV
2ND PERIOD: DET Zadina (Seider, Larkin) 11:35-EV; COL Kadri (Rantanen, Toews) 18:19-EV
3RD PERIOD: COL Nichushkin (Burakovsky, Newhook) 2:11-EV; DET Fabbri (Seider, Larkin) 9:38-PP; COL Landeskog (Rantanen, Makar) 19:21-EN
SHOTS: DET 34 (7-13-14) / COL 31 (11-10-10)
GOALIES: DET Greiss (L, 26-30) / COL Francouz (W, 32-34)
PP: DET 1-3 / COL 0-3
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Jakub Vrana – shoulder (52 / Oct. 11)
Mitchell Stephens – lower body (36 / Nov. 15)
Riley Barber – lower body (15 / Jan. 11)
Total Man Games Lost: 219
Individual Man Games Lost: Stecher (37), Rowney (18), Lindstrom (11), Bertuzzi (8), Staal (7), Greiss (6), Larkin (5), Leddy (5), DeKeyser (4), Veleno
(3), Fabbri (2), Hronek (2), Namestnikov (2), Rasmussen (2), Erne (1), Nedeljkovic (1), Smith (1), Zadina (1)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
2/23 – Recalled F Joe Veleno from Grand Rapids…Removed F Carter Rowney from IR
RED WINGS vs. MAPLE LEAFS
TONIGHT: 675th all-time meeting…341st in DET…3rd of 4 games this season…2nd of 2 at LCA
ALL-TIME vs. TOR: 286-288-93-7 / HOME: 175-115-46-4 / LAST 10: 2-7-1 / IN 2019-20: 0-3-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-2-0
DET top scorers vs. TOR: Dylan Larkin (8-8-16 in 20 GP), Nick Leddy (3-12-15 in 23 GP), Marc Staal (3-12-15 in 39 GP), Sam Gagner (6-8-14 in 23
GP), Vladislav Namestnikov (5-4-9 in 19 GP), Tyler Bertuzzi (3-2-5 in 8 GP), Robby Fabbri (0-4-4 in 8 GP), Moritz Seider (0-3-3 in 2 GP)
TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (12-28-40 in 27 GP), Auston Matthews (12-9-21 in 16 GP), Wayne Simmonds (7-14-21 in 36 GP), Morgan
Rielly (4-16-20 in 29 GP), Jason Spezza (8-11-19 in 25 GP), Mitch Marner (6-8-14 in 16 GP), T.J. Brodie (2-10-12 in 21 GP), William Nylander (6-5-11 in
18 GP), Alexander Kerfoot (2-3-5 in 8 GP), Michael Bunting (4-0-4 in 2 GP)
NOTES: DET F Givani Smith is a Toronto native while Robby Fabbri was born in Mississauga…DET F Sam Gagner had 37 points (12-25-37) in 43
GP for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2018-19…TOR D T.J. Brodie logged 107 points (20-87-107) in 170 GP for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit from 2006-
09…TOR G Jack Campbell is a Port Huron native who played for the U.S. NTDP from 2008-10…TOR F Auston Matthews skated for the NTDP from
2013-15 prior to turning pro…TOR G Petr Mrazek was DET’s 5th choice (141st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and made 166 appearances for the
club from 2013-18; Mrazek also won a Calder Cup title with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013…TOR F William Nylander is the son of Michael
Nylander, who tallied 18 points (2-16-18) in 24 GP for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2009-10…TOR F Nick Robertson is a Little Caesars Amateur
Hockey product…TOR F Jason Spezza made his pro debut with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2002 Calder Cup playoffs…TOR head
coach Sheldon Keefe had 12 points (7-5-12) in 13 GP for the IHL’s Detroit Vipers in 2000-01…TOR asst. coach Spencer Carbery was head coach of
the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in 2016-17…TOR goaltending coach Steve Briere appeared in 21 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Storm in 2001-02…TOR
president Brendan Shanahan won 3 Stanley Cup championships in DET and amassed 633 points (309-324-633) in 716 GP for the club from 1996-06.
RECENT RESULTS
Feb. 23 vs. COL – 5-2 L
DET fell against COL to move to 23-23-6 overall and 15-10-3 at LCA…Filip Zadina put DET on the board with his 7th goal of the season…Moritz
Seider recorded a pair of assists to extend his point streak to 5-straight games (1-7-8 in 5 GP)…Dylan Larkin also tallied 2 assists to boost his point
streak to a season-long 8-straight games (6-10-16 in 8 GP)…It marks Larkin’s longest point streak since a 14-game run (7-10-17 in 14 GP) from 12/4-
12/31/18…With an assist on Zadina’s goal, Larkin became the 29th skater in DET history to reach the 200-assist mark; he is also the 3rd player from
the 2014 NHL Draft class to log 200 career assists, joining Leon Draisaitl and David Pastrnak…Robby Fabbri added his 14th goal of the season, tying
Larkin for the team lead with his 5th PPG of the campaign…Carter Rowney returned to the lineup after missing 17 games with a lower-body injury.


LOVE TO “C” IT

  • Dylan Larkin (26-28-54 in 47 GP) has surpassed his point total from the 2019-20 season (19-34-53 in 71 GP).
  • Notched 6 multi-point games during his current 8-game point streak.
  • Has amassed 22 points (10-12-22) in his last 14 games, and 32 points (16-16-32) in 23 contests since 12/14 vs. NYI.
  • Paces the NHL with 10 game-opening goals, and is tied for the league lead with 3 OTGs.
    Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes
    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
  • Lucas Raymond ranks among the NHL rookie leaders with 13 goals (T3rd), 26 assists (T2nd), 39 points (T1st), 4 PPG (1st), 13 PPP (2nd) and 113
    shots (T2nd).
  • Moritz Seider ranks among the NHL’s top rookie d-men with 5 goals (T1st), 32 assists (1st), 37 points (1st), 2 PPG (1st), 16 PPP (1st), 2 OTG (1st), 3
    GWG (1st), 109 shots (1st) and 22:53 TOI (1st).
  • Alex Nedeljkovic leads all NHL rookie goalies with 14 wins.
  • DET tops the NHL in rookie scoring with 83 points (22-61-83).
    GUELPH FOREVER
  • DET has utilized Tyler Bertuzzi, Robby Fabbri and Pius Suter on the same forward line since 1/15 vs. BUF. The trio won the J. Ross Robertson Cup
    with the Guelph Storm in 2014 before reaching the Memorial Cup Final.
  • Bertuzzi has 16 points (6-10-16) in his last 14 games, and 26 points (14-12-26) in 23 contests since 12/16 at CAR.
  • Fabbri has 9 points (3-6-9) in his last 10 games, and 12 points (5-7-12) in 14 outings since 1/15 vs. BUF.
  • Suter has won 67 of 102 faceoffs (65.7%) dating back to 1/31 vs. ANA.
    STAAL APPROACHES 1,000
  • Marc Staal is set to appear in his 994th career regular-season game. He can reach the 1,000-game milestone as early as 3/12 at CGY.
  • On pace to join siblings Eric (1,293 GP) and Jordan Staal (1,063 GP) as the 1st 3-brother set in NHL history to each skate in 1,000 regular-season
    games. In all, 7 sets of brothers have each played in at least 1,000 regular-season games (see full list below):
    MILESTONE WATCH
  • Fabbri is 1 point from 150 and 4 games from 300
  • Leddy is 2 points from 350
  • Rasmussen is 4 points from 50
  • Rowney is 4 games from 250
  • Blashill is 5 wins from 200 as an NHL head coach
  • Staal is 7 games from 1,000
    THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY
    Feb. 26, 2002 – Brendan Shanahan scored twice while playing with a broken thumb, netting the winning goal 2:55 into OT in a 4-3 victory at TB.
    2021-22 INDIVIDUAL STATS
    Most Goals: 4, Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most Assists: 3, Larkin, Feb. 12 vs. PHI/Oct. 24 at CHI; Raymond, Nov. 6 at BUF
    Most Points: 4, Larkin, Dec. 18 vs. NJ; Bertuzzi, Nov. 6 at BUF/Oct. 14 vs. TB; Raymond, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most SOG: 8, Larkin, Jan. 13 vs. WPG; Bertuzzi, Nov. 27 vs. BUF
    Most PIM: 20, Smith, Jan. 4 vs. SJ
    Most TOI: 27:47, Hronek, Jan. 9 at ANA
    Most Hits: 8, Erne, Nov. 13 vs. MTL
    Most Blocked Shots: 6, Lindstrom, Oct. 23 at MTL
    Most Saves: 41, Nedeljkovic, Nov. 30 at BOS/Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Longest Goal Streak: 3, Larkin, Dec. 14-18/Nov. 13-16
    Longest Assist Streak: 6, Larkin, Jan. 29-Feb. 14
    Longest Point Streak: 8, Larkin, Jan. 29-pres.
    NAME GP NAME GP
    Daniel Sedin 1,306 Henrik Sedin 1,330
    Scott Niedermayer 1,263 Rob Niedermayer 1,153
    Eric Staal 1,293 Jordan Staal 1,063
    Ron Sutter 1,093 Brent Sutter 1,111
    Kevin Hatcher 1,157 Derian Hatcher 1,045
    Saku Koivu 1,124 Mikko Koivu 1,035
    Geoff Courtnall 1,048 Russ Courtnall 1,029
    2021-22 REGULAR SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS
    Longest Win Streak – Overall: 5, Nov. 24-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 2, twice (MR: Jan. 28-Feb. 9)
    Longest Winless Streak – Overall: 4, three times (MR: Jan. 8-13) / Home: 3, Jan. 21-29 / Road: 6, Dec. 9-Jan. 11
    Longest Point Streak – Overall: 6, Nov. 20-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 3, Jan. 9-17
    THE LAST TIME…
    PROSPECT WATCH
    The AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins (21-20-5-2) lost 2-0 to the Bakersfield Condors on Friday at Van Andel Arena. Calvin Pickard stopped 35 of 36 shots.
    Next Game: Feb. 26 vs. Bakersfield.
    DETROIT OPPONENT
    Most GF, Game 6, four times (MR: Feb. 9 at PHI) 8, Jan. 26 vs. CHI
    Fewest GF, Game 0, five times (MR: Jan. 13 vs. WPG) 0, Jan. 15 vs. BUF
    Most GF, Period 4, twice, (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd) 5, Jan. 29 vs. TOR, 3rd
    Most SOG, Game 45, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ 48, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG, Period 22, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 1st 27, Jan. 8 at LA, 1st
    Fewest SOG, Game 15, Nov. 4 at BOS 15, Jan. 31 vs. ANA
    Fewest SOG, Period 2, Jan. 8 at LA, 1st 3, twice (MR: Dec. 4 vs. NYI, 1st)
    Most PPG, Game 2, twice (MR: Jan. 15 vs. BUF) 3, three times (MR: Feb. 14 at MIN)
    Most PIM, Game 38, Jan. 4 vs. SJ 25, Jan. 4 vs. SJ
    Fewest PIM, Game 2, seven times (MR: Jan. 31 vs. ANA) 0, Nov. 24 vs. STL
    Fastest Consec. Goals
    0:37, Jan. 4 vs. SJ, shorthanded
    (Suter, Bertuzzi)
    0:10, Nov. 11 vs. WSH
    (Orlov, Eller)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Game
    0:16, Nov. 6 at BUF
    (Suter)
    1:12, Feb. 23 vs. COL
    (Landeskog)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Period
    0:13, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 3rd
    (Raymond)
    0:17, Oct. 30 at TOR, 3rd
    (Kerfoot)
    HOME AWAY
    DET recorded a shutout 1/15/22, 4-0 vs. BUF (Nedeljkovic) 4/27/21, 0-1 at CBJ (Greiss)
    DET was shutout 1/13/22, 3-0 vs. WPG (Hellebuyck) 1/8/22, 4-0 at LA (Petersen)
    DET scored in OT
    1/31/22, Oesterle vs. ANA
    (Gibson)
    1/17/22, Larkin at BUF (Dell)
    Opp. scored in OT
    1/21/22, Hintz vs. DAL
    (Nedeljkovic)
    1/11/22, Couture at SJ
    (Nedeljkovic)
    DET had a hat trick 12/18/21, Larkin vs. NJ 10/24/21, Raymond at CHI
    Opp. had a hat trick 1/29/22, Bunting vs. TOR 2/14/22, Boldy at MIN
    DET player had 4 goals 10/14/21, Bertuzzi vs. TB 12/2/95, Kozlov at MTL
    Opp. player had 4 goals 4/2/09, Backes vs. STL 11/4/21, Bergeron at BOS
    DET player had 5 goals 12/26/96, Fedorov vs. WSH 2/2/11, Franzen at OTT
    Opp. player had 5 goals Never 2/2/77, I. Turnbull at TOR
    DET player had penalty shot
    2/14/19, Athanasiou vs. OTT
    (Nilsson, goal)
    11/15/18, Rasmussen at OTT
    (Anderson, save)
    Opp. player had penalty shot
    4/8/21, Arvidsson vs. NSH
    (Greiss, goal)
    2/11/20, Sheary at BUF
    (Bernier, save)
    DET player scored SHG 1/4/22, Bertuzzi vs. SJ 1/17/22, Namestnikov at BUF
    DET player scored 2 SHGs 12/31/09, Helm vs. COL 10/10/02, Maltby at S

LEAFS 7, WINGS 4

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (27-10-3 – 57 Points) at
DETROIT RED WINGS (19-20-6 – 44 Points)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 1 5 7
DETROIT 1 3 0 4


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pierre Engvall scored for Toronto at 16:28 of the first period. Engvall recorded his sixth goal of the season. Engvall has posted five points (2G, 3A) through his last five games.
  • Michael Bunting scored for the Maple Leafs at 12:07 of the second period, 9:28 of the third period and 11:58 of the third period. Bunting recorded his second career NHL hat trick (his first previously recorded with Arizona, April 5, 2021 at LAK).
  • Rasmus Sandin scored for Toronto at 17:09 of the third period. Sandin posted his first goal of the season and the second of his NHL career.
  • Mitch Marner scored on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 18:46 of the third period. Marner recorded his 11th goal of the season. Marner has scored in five-consecutive games marking the longest
    goal streak of his NHL career. Marner also recorded the primary assist on Bunting’s third goal of the
    game. Marner posted his 19th assist of the season.
  • John Tavares capitalized on Detroit’s empty net at 19:49 of the third period. Tavares recorded his 17th goal of the season. Tavares also posted the primary assist on Sandin’s goal. Tavares registered his
    23rd assist of the season. Tavares has posted four points (2G, 2A) through his last two games.
  • Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist on Engvall’s goal and the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Rielly has recorded 31 assists this season. Rielly is currently on a three-game point streak where
    he has recorded five points (1G, 4A).
  • Jason Spezza recorded the secondary assist on Engvall’s goal. Spezza posted his sixth assist of the season.
  • Justin Holl registered the primary assist on Bunting’s first goal of the game and the secondary assist on Bunting’s second goal of the game. Holl has recorded four assists this season. Holl tied a single-game career high with two assists which he has marked on four occasions. Holl also tied a single-game
    career high with two points which he has marked on five occasions.
  • David Kämpf posted the secondary assist on Bunting’s first goal of the game as well as the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Kämpf has recorded eight assists this season. Kämpf tied a single-game career high with two assists which he has marked on three occasions and a single-game career high with two points which he has marked on six occasions.
  • Auston Matthews posted the primary assist on Bunting’s second goal of the game as well as the secondary assist on Bunting’s third goal of the game. Matthews has posted 20 assists this season.
  • Alexander Kerfoot recorded the secondary assist on Sandin’s goal as well as the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Kerfoot has registered 23 assists this season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 9 (9) 15 (14) 13 (10) 37 (33)
    DETROIT 15 (15) 13 (11) 7 (3) 35 (29)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 22 (22) 22 (19) 20 (15) 64 (56)
    DETROIT 18 (18) 22 (20) 14 (9) 54 (47)

    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 12-6-2 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 295-281-93-5 in 674 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 119-173-46-2 in 340 games played in Detroit.
  • Toronto is 13-6-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 8-2-0 against the Atlantic Division this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 7 (Bunting)
    Shot Attempts 10 (Bunting)
    Faceoff Wins 11 (Matthews, Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 75% (Kämpf – 6 won, 2 lost)
    Hits 3 (Holl)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Sandin)
    Takeaways 1 (Matthews, Nylander)
    TOI 24:47 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 2:11 (Rielly, Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 0:40 (Liljegren, Rielly)
    Shifts 26 (Holl)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 81.25% (Simmonds – 13 for, 3 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 9-7-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-4-0 when tied after one period and 3-9-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 17-6-2 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-2-2 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • In marking his 11th goal of the season during the second period of tonight’s game, Michael Bunting
    recorded an NHL career season-high.
  • Per NHL Stats, Michael Bunting became the fourth rookie in NHL history with at least one hat trick
    for multiple franchises, joining Miroslav Frycer (4 w/ QUE, 1 w/ TOR), Harry Hyland (1 w/ MWN, 1 w/
    SEN) and Michael Grabner (1 w/ VAN, 1 w/ NYI).
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 28 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Wayne Simmonds finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 81.25 percent (13 for, 3 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Jan. 31 Leafs vs. New Jersey Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Feb. 1 Leafs at New Jersey Prudential Center 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 7 Leafs vs. Carolina Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 10 Leafs at Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 9:00 pm ET
    Feb. 12 Leafs at Vancouver Rogers Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Feb. 14 Leafs at Seattle Climate Pledge Arena 9:00 pm ET

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On the team’s comeback win:
    “Our best people made big time plays in the third period but the most important thing was to stop the bleeding defensively. That’s really what we needed to do. I felt pretty confident that we’d be able to score
    at least two in that period which was what we talked about. We wouldn’t be able to catch up if we didn’t stop the bleeding defensively so I thought we played better that way and then our best players made big time plays and put the pressure on Detroit and didn’t let up so it was a great win for us. It wasn’t a great game for us but a great win no doubt.
    On changing the lines mid-game:
    “We were just trailing in the game so not necessarily playing for control of the game anymore. We were playing to catch up in the game so needed to shorten the bench a little bit, needed to change the lines a little bit, so that’s really what I was going for there.”
    MICHAEL BUNTING
    On tonight’s game and the third period comeback:

    “We knew going into the third period that if we were able to get the first goal of the period that we would have a good chance of winning this game and build that momentum on. We believed in there, and we knew were having our chances it just wasn’t going in for us and then fortunately they started going in in the third.
    On what he’ll remember about his first hat trick as a Maple Leaf:
    “Just the whole night. It was a fun night to be apart of, the comeback and then getting the win makes it even sweeter to be able to get a hat trick tonight. (Matthews) and Mitch played great tonight and they were a lot of fun to play with again and they made great plays. On that third goal, Mitch had me right
    before that and I missed it and then he gave me a second chance to put it in so it was a lot of fun and that second goal was a great funnel by (Matthews) and I was able to just tip it in so it went good.”
    RASMUS SANDIN
    On his first goal of the season:

    “I was just shrinking down a little bit, we had the puck pretty low there. John made a terrific pass. I had a lot of thoughts going on in my head there. I had a pretty similar situation in LA and I missed that one so I’m very happy this one went in and as I said that’s John’s goal for sure and he made a terrific pass.”
    On Michael Bunting:
    “Off the ice he’s such a fun guy to be around. On the ice, he scored a bunch of times today and he crashed into the boards there at the end too so you never know what to expect from him. He can start a fight, he can do everything so he’s a great addition to our team and we all love having him out here and
    playing with him.”
    PETR MRÁZEK
    On the team’s comeback win:

    “We did a great job in the third period, we came really hard and put a clinic on out there so I’m glad we got the win today.”
    On regrouping after the first period:
    “You just need to stay focused and try to stay positive and do the little things right. Take it save-by-save and sometimes the first two periods aren’t great but after the second period we just talked about it and we
    were going to come strong and we did

MAPLE LEAFS – RED WINGS PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. Detroit: Second of Three
2021-22 Record vs. Detroit: 1-0-0
Next Game Against Detroit: Saturday, February 26 at Detroit
Toronto Season Record: 26-10-3
Toronto Road Record: 11-6-2
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
January 28, 2022
Defenceman Carl Dahlstrom has been assigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
January 28, 2022
Defenceman Alex Biega has been reassigned to the Marlies from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 24, 2022
Forward Joey Anderson, defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and goaltender
Erik Kallgren have be reassigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) from the
Maple Leafs taxi squad.
January 22, 2022
Goaltender Erik Kallgren has been reassigned to the Maple Leafs taxi
squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 4 vs. Anaheim 3 – SOW
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
TOR Goals: Marner, Nylander, Tavares, (Matthews – SOW)
ANA Goals: Steel, Silfverberg, Lettieri
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 17/20, .850 SV%
ANA Goaltender: Gibson, 41/44, .932 SV%
TOR Power Play: 3-for-4
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Opponent: vs. New Jersey Devils
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Jake Muzzin Concussion
ALL-TIME VS. DETROIT RED WINGS:


First Matchup between Clubs: January 4, 1927 (Toronto 2 at Detroit 1)
All-Time Record: 294-281-93-5 (673 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 176-108-47-3 (334 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 118-173-46-2 (339 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 27, 2019 (Toronto 6 at Detroit 0)
Record in Last Five Games: 4-0-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. DETROIT RED WINGS:
Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (35), Morgan Rielly (28), John Tavares (26)
Goals: Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (11), Jason Spezza (8)
Assists: John Tavares (27), Wayne Simmonds (14), Morgan Rielly (14)
Points: John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (21), Auston Matthews (19)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (49), Jake Muzzin (15), Nick Ritchie (15)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .705 3.36 2.62 30.6% 84.3% 34.2 30.7 55.6%
Detroit .500 2.71 3.36 15.8% 77.4% 29.2 33.0 50.5%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 34/111 (30.6%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 9 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 18 – Matthews (9G, 9A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 91/108 (84.3%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 2 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Marner (2G), Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 13th of 23 (9 home, 14 road)
Back-to-Backs played 6 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-4-0
January games 10th of 11 (4 home, 7 road)
UPCOMING MILESTONES

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

RECENT MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
TJ Brodie Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 14, 2021 at EDM
Jack Campbell Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16, 2021 vs. NSH
Pierre Engvall Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
Ondrej Kaše Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
Ondrej Kaše Scored his 50th career NHL goal, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
Alexander Kerfoot Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 26, 2021 at SJS
Alexander Kerfoot Recorded his 100th career NHL assist, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT
Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
Ilya Mikheyev Skated in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
William Nylander Recorded his 300th career NHL point, Jan. 19, 2022 at NYR
Morgan Rielly Recorded his 250th career NHL assist, Oct. 27, 2021 at CHI
Morgan Rielly Skated in his 600th career NHL game, Dec. 9, 2021 vs. TBL
Wayne Simmonds Skated in his 950th career NHL game, Oct. 16, 2021 vs. OTT
Jason Spezza Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA
John Tavares Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs, Oct. 18, 2021 vs. NYR
John Tavares Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13, 2021 at BUF
John Tavares Skated in his 900th career NHL game, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS
CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER

GOALS 25 – Matthews HITS 79 – Ritchie
ASSISTS 29 – Rielly BLOCKED SHOTS 52 – Holl
POINTS 43 – Matthews (25G, 18A) TAKEAWAYS 41 – Matthews
POWER PLAY POINTS 18 – Matthews (9G, 9A) TOI PER GAME 24:20 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Marner (2G), Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:11 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:35 – Muzzin
SHOTS 162 – Matthews WINS 20 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.4% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.26 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 60.82% – Mikheyev SAVE PERCENTAGE .926 – Campbell

RED WINGS

LAST GAME
DET 3 at PIT 2 SO (1/28/22)

1ST PERIOD: DET Smith (Gagner, Veleno) 18:19-EV
2ND PERIOD: PIT Guentzel (Malkin, Crosby) 5:54-PP; DET Zadina (Rasmussen, Leddy) 16:31-PP
3RD PERIOD: PIT Guentzel (Crosby) 0:37-EV
OT: No scoring
SO: PIT Guentzel (save), DET Raymond (goal); PIT Crosby (save), DET Larkin (save); PIT Letang (save)
SHOTS: DET 32 (11-12-5-4) / PIT 38 (5-17-15-1)
GOALIES: DET Pickard (W, 36-38) / PIT DeSmith (SOL, 30-32)
PP: DET 1-2 / PIT 1-3
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Jakub Vrana – shoulder (44 / Oct. 11)
Troy Stecher – wrist (33 / Nov. 4)
Mitchell Stephens – lower body (28 / Nov. 15)
Carter Rowney – lower body (11 / Jan. 4)
Riley Barber – lower body (7 / Jan. 11)
Thomas Greiss – COVID protocol (5 / Jan. 17)
Total Man Games Lost: 175
Individual Man Games Lost: Lindstrom (10), Bertuzzi (8), Staal (7), Larkin (5), DeKeyser (4), Veleno (3), Fabbri (2), Leddy (2), Rasmussen (2), Erne (1),
Nedeljkovic (1), Givani Smith (1), Zadina (1)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
1/28 – Recalled G Calvin Pickard from the taxi squad…Recalled F Gemel Smith from Grand Rapids…Reassigned D Luke Witkowski to the taxi
squad from Grand Rapids
RED WINGS vs. MAPLE LEAFS
TONIGHT: 674th all-time meeting, 340th in DET…2nd of 4 games this season, 1st of 2 at LCA
ALL-TIME vs. TOR: 286-287-93-7 / HOME: 175-114-46-4 / LAST 10: 2-7-1 / IN 2019-20: 0-3-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-1-0
DET top scorers vs. TOR: Nick Leddy (3-12-15 in 22 GP), Marc Staal (3-12-15 in 38 GP), Sam Gagner (6-8-14 in 22 GP), Dylan Larkin (6-7-13 in 19
GP), Vladislav Namestnikov (4-3-7 in 18 GP), Joe Veleno (1-1-2 in 1 GP)
TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (11-27-38 in 26 GP), Wayne Simmonds (7-14-21 in 35 GP), Auston Matthews (12-7-19 in 15 GP), Jason
Spezza (8-10-18 in 24 GP), Morgan Rielly (4-14-18 in 28 GP), Mitch Marner (5-7-12 in 15 GP), T.J. Brodie (2-10-12 in 20 GP), William Nylander (6-5-11
in 17 GP)
NOTES: DET F Gemel Smith and Givani Smith are Toronto natives while Robby Fabbri was born in Mississauga…DET F Sam Gagner had 37 points
(12-25-37) in 43 GP for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2018-19…DET G Calvin Pickard made his lone appearance for TOR on 12/29/17 at COL; Pickard
also played 33 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2017-18…TOR D Alex Biega had 6 assists in 62 GP for DET from 2019-21…TOR D T.J. Brodie
logged 107 points (20-87-107) in 170 GP for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit from 2006-09…TOR G Jack Campbell is a Port Huron native who played for the
U.S. NTDP from 2008-10…TOR F Auston Matthews skated for the NTDP from 2013-15 prior to turning pro…TOR G Petr Mrazek was DET’s 5th
choice (141st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and made 166 appearances for the club from 2013-18…Mrazek also won a Calder Cup title with the
AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013…TOR F William Nylander is the son of Michael Nylander, who tallied 18 points (2-16-18) in 24 GP for the AHL’s
Grand Rapids Griffins in 2009-10…TOR F Jason Spezza made his pro debut with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2002 Calder Cup
playoffs…TOR head coach Sheldon Keefe had 12 points (7-5-12) in 13 GP for the IHL’s Detroit Vipers in 2000-01…TOR asst. coach Spencer Carbery
was head coach of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in 2016-17…TOR goaltending coach Steve Briere appeared in 21 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Storm in
2001-02…TOR president Brendan Shanahan won 3 Stanley Cup championships in DET and amassed 633 points (309-324-633) in 716 GP for the club
from 1996-06.
RECENT RESULTS
Jan. 28 at PIT – 3-2 W
DET edged PIT in a shootout to improve to 19-19-6 overall…DET is 2-1 this season in games decided in a shootout…DET has at least a point in 4 of its
last 5 road games (2-1-2)…The result is DET’s 1st win at PIT since 2/19/17…Calvin Pickard made his 1st start of the season and stopped 36-of-38
shots to earn his 1st win since recording back-to-back victories on 3/27-3/28/21 vs. CBJ…Givani Smith opened the scoring with his 3rd goal of the
season…Filip Zadina gave DET a 2-1 lead with his 5th goal of the season and 3rd PPG…Lucas Raymond netted the lone goal in the shootout, which
Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes
marked his 1st career shootout goal…Raymond became the 2nd rookie in DET history to score a shootout-deciding goal, joining Evgeny Svechnikov
(4/3/17 vs. OTT)…DET is 14-0-2 this season when ahead after 40 minutes.
C” YOU IN VEGAS

  • Dylan Larkin was named an NHL All-Star for the 2nd time in his career, earning a spot on the Atlantic Division squad for the 1st time since his rookie
    year in 2015-16.
  • Has logged 6 points (4-2-6) in his last 6 games, and 16 points (10-6-16) in 15 games since 12/14 vs. NYI.
  • Scored his 7th career OTG on 1/17 at BUF. Only 4 players have recorded more with DET: Sergei Fedorov (12), Brendan Shanahan (9), Steve
    Yzerman (9) and Pavel Datsyuk (8).
    TYLER, THE (GOAL) CREATOR
  • Tyler Bertuzzi became the 1st DET player to reach the 20-goal mark in 35-or-fewer games since Henrik Zetterberg in 2007-08 (21-19-40 in 28 GP).
  • Has recorded 10 points (3-7-10) in his last 6 games and 14 points (5-9-14) in 9 contests since 1/9 at ANA.
  • Notched 6 multi-point games in his last 11 outings since 1/4 vs. SJ.
  • Scored 11 goals in his last 15 games dating back to 12/16 at CAR.
    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
  • Lucas Raymond ranks among the NHL rookie leaders with 11 goals (3rd), 23 assists (T1st), 34 points (1st), 3 PPG (T1st), 9 PPP (2nd) and 90 shots
    (T3rd).
  • Moritz Seider ranks among the NHL’s top rookie d-men with 4 goals (2nd), 23 assists (1st), 27 points (1st), 1 PPG (T1st), 12 PPP (1st), 2 OTG (1st), 2
    GWG (T1st), 90 shots (1st) and 22:33 TOI (1st).
  • Alex Nedeljkovic paces all NHL rookie goalies with 12 wins.
  • DET tops the NHL in rookie scoring with 66 points (18-48-66).
    KEEPING IT 500
  • Tonight marks Jeff Blashill’s 500th game as an NHL head coach.
  • Will become the 5th bench boss in DET history to coach 500-or-more regular season games, joining Jack Adams (964 games from 1928-47), Sid Abel
    (811 games from 1958-70), Mike Babcock (786 games from 2006-15) and Scotty Bowman (701 games from 1994-02).
    BROTHERLY LOVE
  • Should Gemel Smith and Givani Smith play in the same game, they would be the 1st set of brothers to skate together for DET since Frank and Peter
    Mahovlich did so on 3/30/69 at CHI.
  • To date, 9 sets of brothers have played at least 1 game together for DET.
    MILESTONE WATCH
  • Blashill is 1 game from 500 as an NHL head coach
  • Suter is 1 game from 100 and 3 points from 50
  • Zadina is 1 point from 50
  • Leddy is 2 points from 350
    THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY
    Jan. 29, 2004 – Steve Yzerman picked up an assist for his 1,702nd career point, moving past Mario Lemieux into 6th place on the NHL’s all-time scoring
    list in a 5-2 win vs. NJ.
    2021-22 INDIVIDUAL STATS
    Most Goals: 4, Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most Assists: 3, Raymond, Nov. 6 at BUF; Larkin, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most Points: 4, Larkin, Dec. 18 vs. NJ; Bertuzzi, Nov. 6 at BUF/Oct. 14 vs. TB; Raymond, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most SOG: 8, Larkin, Jan. 13 vs. WPG; Bertuzzi, Nov. 27 vs. BUF
    Most PIM: 20, Smith, Jan. 4 vs. SJ
    Most TOI: 27:47, Hronek, Jan. 9 at ANA
    Most Hits: 8, Erne, Nov. 13 vs. MTL
    Most Blocked Shots: 6, Lindstrom, Oct. 23 at MTL
    Most Saves: 41, Nedeljkovic, Nov. 30 at BOS/Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Longest Goal Streak: 3, Larkin, Dec. 14-18/Nov. 13-16
    Longest Assist Streak: 5, Bertuzzi, Jan. 15-26; Seider, Oct. 23-30
    Longest Point Streak: 7, Larkin, Nov. 13-27
    2021-22 REGULAR SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS
    Longest Win Streak – Overall: 5, Nov. 24-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 2, Oct. 24-27
    Longest Winless Streak – Overall: 4, three times (MR: Jan. 8-13) / Home: 2, three times (MR: Jan. 21-pres.) / Road: 6, Dec. 9-Jan. 11
    Longest Point Streak – Overall: 6, Nov. 20-Dec. 4 / Home: 5, Nov. 13-Dec. 4 / Road: 3, Jan. 9-17.
    PROSPECT WATCH
  • The AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins (15-14-5-2) lost 4-1 to Chicago on Friday at Allstate Arena. Matt Berry (2) scored for the Griffins while Victor
    Brattstrom made a season-high 36 saves. Next Game: Jan. 29 at Milwaukee.
    DETROIT OPPONENT
    Most GF, Game 6, three times (MR: Jan. 4 vs. SJ) 8, Jan. 26 vs. CHI
    Fewest GF, Game 0, five times (MR: Jan. 13 vs. WPG) 0, Jan. 15 vs. BUF
    Most GF, Period 4, twice, (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd) 4, three times (MR: Jan 26 vs. CHI, 3rd)
    Most SOG, Game 45, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ 48, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG, Period 22, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 1st 27, Jan. 8 at LA, 1st
    Fewest SOG, Game 15, Nov. 4 at BOS 22, Jan. 15 vs. BUF
    Fewest SOG, Period 2, Jan. 8 at LA, 1st 3, twice (MR: Dec. 4 vs. NYI, 1st)
    Most PPG, Game 2, twice (MR: Jan. 15 vs. BUF) 3, twice (MR: Nov. 4 at BOS)
    Most PIM, Game 38, Jan. 4 vs. SJ 25, Jan. 4 vs. SJ
    Fewest PIM, Game 2, six times (MR: Dec. 16 at CAR) 0, Nov. 24 vs. STL
    Fastest Consec. Goals
    0:37, Jan. 4 vs. SJ, shorthanded
    (Suter, Bertuzzi)
    0:10, Nov. 11 vs. WSH
    (Orlov, Eller)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Game
    0:16, Nov. 6 at BUF
    (Suter)
    2:05, Dec. 16 at CAR
    (Niederreiter)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Period
    0:13, Jan. 15 vs. BUF, 3rd
    (Raymond)
    0:17, Oct. 30 at TOR, 3rd
    (Kerfoot)
  • THE LAST TIME…
    DET recorded a shutout 1/15/22, 4-0 vs. BUF (Nedeljkovic) 4/27/21, 0-1 at CBJ (Greiss)
    DET was shutout 1/13/22, 3-0 vs. WPG (Hellebuyck) 1/8/22, 4-0 at LA (Petersen)
    DET scored in OT
    12/4/21, Seider vs. NYI
    (Sorokin)
    1/17/22, Larkin at BUF (Dell)
    Opp. scored in OT
    1/21/22, Hintz vs. DAL
    (Nedeljkovic)
    1/11/22, Couture at SJ
    (Nedeljkovic)
    DET had a hat trick 12/18/21, Larkin vs. NJ 10/24/21, Raymond at CHI
    Opp. had a hat trick 1/26/22, Strome vs. CHI 12/9/21, Walker at STL
    DET player had 4 goals 10/14/21, Bertuzzi vs. TB 12/2/95, Kozlov at MTL
    Opp. player had 4 goals 4/2/09, Backes vs. STL 11/4/21, Bergeron at BOS
    DET player had 5 goals 12/26/96, Fedorov vs. WSH 2/2/11, Franzen at OTT
    Opp. player had 5 goals Never 2/2/77, I. Turnbull at TOR
    DET player had penalty shot
    2/14/19, Athanasiou vs. OTT
    (Nilsson, goal)
    11/15/18, Rasmussen at OTT
    (Anderson, save)
    Opp. player had penalty shot
    4/8/21, Arvidsson vs. NSH
    (Greiss, goal)
    2/11/20, Sheary at BUF
    (Bernier, save)
    DET player scored SHG 1/4/22, Bertuzzi vs. SJ 1/17/22, Namestnikov at BUF
    DET player scored 2 SHGs 12/31/09, Helm vs. COL 10/10/02, Maltby at S

MAPLE LEAFS 5, RED WINGS 4 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (4-4-1 – 9 Points) vs.
DETROIT RED WINGS (4-3-2 – 10 Points)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 1 3 5
DETROIT 0 1 3 4


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jake Muzzin scored for the Maple Leafs at 19:46 of the first period. The goal marked Muzzin’s first of
    the season.
  • TJ Brodie posted the primary assist on Muzzin’s goal, registering his first assist of the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Muzzin’s goal, posting his third assist of the season.
  • Michael Bunting scored on a power play opportunity for Toronto at 19:42 of the second period. The
    goal marked Bunting’s third of the season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Bunting’s goal, marking his second assist of the
    season.
  • Nick Ritchie recorded the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal, posting his first point as a Maple Leaf
    after signing as a free agent on July 31, 2021.
  • Alexander Kerfoot scored for Toronto at 0:17 of the third period. The goal marked Kerfoot’s second
    of the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s goal, posting his fourth assist of the season
    and second of the game.
  • Jake Muzzin posted the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s goal, recording his second point of the game
    (1G, 1A).
  • John Tavares scored for Toronto at 7:47 of the third period. Tavares posted three points during
    tonight’s game (1G, 2A). Tavares is currently on a two-game point streak where he has recorded four
    points (2G, 2A).
  • Alexander Kerfoot posted the primary assist on Tavares’ goal, recording his second point of the
    game (1G, 1A).
  • Morgan Rielly registered the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal, notching his fifth assist of the
    season. Rielly has recorded an assist in back-to-back games (2A).
  • Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 17:55 of the third period, marking his first goal of the season.
    Marner has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Petr Mrázek stopped 27-of-31 shots he faced in tonight’s win, marking his first victory as a Maple Leaf.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 14 (14) 16 (15) 8 (8) 38 (37)
    DETROIT 10 (10) 8 (7) 13 (9) 31 (26)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 24 (24) 26 (23) 15 (15) 65 (62)
    DETROIT 16 (16) 16 (14) 20 (12) 52 (42)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-1-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 294-281-93-5 in 673 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 176-108-
    47-3 in 334 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 3-3-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 3-1-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 5 (Simmonds, Kaše)
    Shot Attempts 7 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 10 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 88% (Matthews – 7 won, 1 lost)
    Hits 4 (Simmonds, Rielly)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin, Dermott, Liljegren, Rielly)
    Takeaways 2 (Marner)
    TOI 24:27 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 1:32 (Rielly)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:51 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 30 (Muzzin, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 82.14% (Liljegren – 23 for, 5 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 2-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 when leading after one period and 2-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 3-2-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 in Saturday games, 1-1-0 in Saturday games on home ice.
    OF NOTE…
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 26 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Timothy Liljegren finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 82.14
    percent (23 for, 5 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Nov. 2 Leafs vs. Vegas Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 4 Leafs vs. Tampa Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 6 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 8 Leafs vs. Los Angeles Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 10 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 12 Leafs vs. Calgary Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
    above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On back-to-back wins going into next week:
    Keefe: It’s positive right, we need to get results and we’ve had some games early in the season where
    we’ve played really well and didn’t get results and those don’t feel very good so getting results is good for
    sure but as we see how that third period goes with them continuing to get back in the game, continue to
    push that’s not nearly good enough.
    On tonight’s strong start and first period:
    Keefe: The first 10 minutes I thought we were really strong, lots of control, I really liked our first 10
    minutes for sure. I thought we got stalled a little bit there in the later part of the first period up until
    probably the last few shifts and we ended up scoring obviously which was a huge goal for us. Our start
    was good, I liked a lot of things about that for sure, it was very positive. I liked parts of our second period
    to, there is some good stuff happening within our game for sure I just – maybe part of it is we just haven’t
    had the lead late in games enough this season but we’ve got more than enough experience on our team
    that we should be better than that. Lots of good teaching points for us to come out of it. To get the win
    and an opportunity to us it as a chance to be better the next time out and get used to playing with leads
    and get comfortable with it which is really a staple of winning and a good hockey team but we’ll take it.
    JOHN TAVARES (ONE GOAL, TWO ASSISTS)
    On his line’s chemistry:
    Tavares: Well I played my first year obviously a lot with Mitch and then some good stretches here and
    there with Kerf since he’s been here so I think there’s already a good comfort level playing with those two
    and just understanding them and their games from those experiences. I think we just played quick, just
    trying to keep things simple and play to our strengths, get to the offensive zone and have good puck
    support, moving on touches and being hard to defend. Not trying to do to much, attack the net when it’s
    there and hopefully good things happen and you eventually get rewarded and we did tonight.
    MICHAEL BUNTING (ONE GOAL)
    On tonight’s game:
    Bunting: I thought we played hard, I thought we played a really good system. We were forcing turnovers
    and were getting to the net a lot. Obviously we can’t let them back in the game like that at the end there.
    When we get the lead we’ve got to keep it going forward and not let them catch up. A wins a win and we
    move forward to Tuesday.
    JAKE MUZZIN (ONE GOAL, ONE ASSIST)
    On the team’s performance tonight:
    Muzzin: Some mixed emotions. You know we’ll take the win, we did a lot of good things but we definitely
    have to tighten things up and play better with the lead that’s for sure.
    On the challenge to get their team defence in sync:
    Muzzin: I think just consistency throughout the game, throughout the situational play – you know we
    come out and have a great start to the third and then we let off a little bit and let them back in the game
    so consistency doing it well and doing it the right way no matter the score or situation time, whatever it
    may be, doing it right all the time.
    ALEXANDER KERFOOT (ONE GOAL, ONE ASSIST)
    On what was working so well with his line tonight:
    Kerfoot: I thought we got off to a really good start in the first. Kind of had a lot of good zone time, moving
    the puck pretty well and had some good motion. We just found a couple to go in for us tonight and
    capitalized on some of the mistakes that they made.
    On seeing Mitch get on the board tonight:
    Kerfoot: Mitch is going to get on the board, he’s too good of a player to get held off for to long. He knew it
    was coming, we all knew it was coming but for him to get his first it’s probably a little bit of a sigh of relief
    and a good feeling, especially at a time like that where it was a huge goal for us and eventually win the
    game.
    PETR MRÁZEK (27 SAVES)
    On his first game back from injury:
    Mrazek: It felt good to be back and I felt really good early on as they were putting pucks on net so that
    definitely helped me.
    On recording his first win as a Maple Leaf:
    Mrazek: Yeah it’s always important especially when you win and today we needed that win.

RED WINGS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Detroit: First of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Detroit: N/A
Next Game vs. Detroit: Saturday, January 29 at Detroit
Toronto Season Record: 3-4-1
Toronto Home Record: 2-1-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590


RECENT TRANSACTIONS
October 17, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson recalled on an emergency basis from
the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
October 16, 2021 Alex Bishop signed to a one-game amateur tryout
October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens.
October 10, 2021
Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned
to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 at Chicago 2 – OTW
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
TOR Goals: Tavares, Kämpf, Nylander
CHI Goals: Dach, Debrincat
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 27-29, .931 SV%
CHI Goaltender: Lankinen, 37-40, .925 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
CHI Power Play: 1-for-3

NEXT GAME
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Opponent: vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 8

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. DETROIT RED WINGS:
Games Played: Wayne Simmonds (34), Morgan Rielly (27), John Tavares (25)
Goals: Auston Matthews (12), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (8)
Assists: John Tavares (25), Wayne Simmonds (14), Morgan Rielly (13)
Points: John Tavares (35), Wayne Simmonds (21), Auston Matthews (19)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (49), Jake Muzzin (15), Nick Ritchie (15)


2021-22 AVERAGES &RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .438 2.00 3.13 12.0% 85.2% 34.4 30.1 55.9%
NHL Rank 21st-T 29th 20th-T 27th-T 9th-T 5th 10th-T 2nd


THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 3/25 (12.0%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander)
Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 23/27 (85.2%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS

Saturday games 3 of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 2 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-2-0
October games 9th of 9 (5 home, 4 road)


RECENT MILESTONES
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th 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).
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie
Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at
294 games.
MORGAN RIELLY
Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to
become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with
the club.
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
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.

RED WINGS NOTES

LAST GAME
DET 2 vs. FLA 3 OT (10/29/21)
1ST PERIOD: FLA Luostarinen (Nutivaara, Montour) 8:43-EV; FLA Barkov (Duclair) 18:49-EV
2ND PERIOD: DET Gagner (Stecher, Stephens) 2:15-EV
3RD PERIOD: DET Suter (Seider, Fabbri) 17:19-EV
OT: FLA Barkov (Huberdeau, Weegar) 3:29-EV
SHOTS: DET 30 (11-7-11-1) / FLA 33 (10-14-7-2)
GOALIES: DET Nedeljkovic (OTL, 30-33) / FLA Bobrovsky (W, 28-30)
PP: DET 0-4 / FLA 0-3
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Jakub Vrana – shoulder (8 / Oct. 11)
Gustav Lindstrom – lower body (2 / Oct. 27)
Total Man Games Lost: 12
Individual Man Games Lost: Bertuzzi (1), Larkin (1)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
10/30 – Recalled F Joe Veleno from Grand Rapids
10/26 – Assigned F Kyle Criscuolo to Grand Rapids
10/11 – Assigned F Riley Barber, Taro Hirose and Joe Veleno to Grand Rapids…Designated F Kyle Criscuolo and D Seth Barton as injured nonroster…Placed F Jakub Vrana on IR…Released F Bobby Ryan from his PTO
RED WINGS at MAPLE LEAFS
TONIGHT: 673rd all-time meeting, 334th in TOR…1st of 4 games this season, 1st of 2 in TOR
ALL-TIME at TOR: 286-286-93-7 / AWAY: 111-172-47-3 / LAST 10: 3-6-1 / IN 2020-21: 0-0-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-0-0
DET top scorers vs. TOR: Nick Leddy (3-12-15 in 21 GP), Marc Staal (3-12-15 in 37 GP), Dylan Larkin (6-7-13 in 18 GP), Sam Gagner (6-7-13 in 21
GP), Vladislav Namestnikov (3-3-6 in 17 GP)
TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (10-25-35 in 25 GP), Wayne Simmonds (7-14-21 in 34 GP), Auston Matthews (12-7-19 in 14 GP), Jason
Spezza (8-9-17 in 23 GP), Morgan Rielly (4-13-17 in 27 GP), Mitch Marner (4-7-11 in 14 GP), William Nylander (6-5-11 in 16 GP), T.J. Brodie (2-9-11 in
19 GP)
NOTES: DET F Robby Fabbri played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens prior to beginning his major junior career…DET F Sam Gagner had 37 points (12-
25-37) in 43 GP with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies in 2018-19…DET F Givani Smith is a Toronto native, 1-of-6 Ontario-born skaters on the team and 10
with OHL experience…TOR G Jack Campbell is a Port Huron native who played for the U.S. NTDP from 2008-10…TOR G Petr Mrazek played for
DET from 2013-18…TOR F Auston Matthews skated for the NTDP from 2013-15 prior to turning pro…TOR F William Nylander is the son of Michael
Nylander, who racked up 18 points (2-16-18) in 24 GP with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2009-10…TOR F Jason Spezza made his pro debut with
the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2001-02, appearing in 3 playoff games…TOR head coach Sheldon Keefe had 12 points (7-5-12) in 13 GP with the
IHL’s Detroit Vipers in 2000-01…TOR asst. coach Spencer Carbery was head coach of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in 2016-17…TOR goaltending coach
Steve Briere appeared in 21 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Storm in 2001-02…TOR advisor Paul MacLean showed 71 points (36-35-71) in 76 GP for
DET in 1988-89 and later served as an asst. coach with the team from 2005-11…TOR president Brendan Shanahan won 3 Stanley Cup championships
with DET and amassed 633 points (309-324-633) in 716 GP for the club from 1996-06.
RECENT RESULTS
Oct. 29 vs. FLA – 3-2 OTL
DET erased a 2-goal deficit for the 2nd-straight game to rescue a point against unbeaten FLA…Pius Suter’s game-tying goal was his 1st for DET…
Moritz Seider tallied his team-leading 7th helper on Suter’s goal, extending his assist streak to 4 consecutive games…Seider also recorded a careerhigh 26:31 time on ice, which is the most of any DET skater this season…Sam Gagner got DET on the board with his second goal of the season…Troy
Stecher drew an assist on Gagner’s goal for his 1st point of the season, while Mitchell Stephens picked up his 3rd assist in as many games…Dylan
Larkin racked up a season-best 7 shots on goal…Alex Nedeljkovic has yet to lose in regulation against FLA, going 3-0-3 in 6 career head-to-head
meetings…Michael Rasmussen logged a season-high 5 hits…With a point in tonight’s contest, DET is guaranteed to finish October above the .500
mark for the 1st time since the 2016-17 season, when it ended the opening month with a 6-4-0 record…DET is 3-0-1 when winning 50.0 percent or more
of its faceoffs this season…DET was assessed a season-low 6 PIM.
Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes
Oct. 27 at WSH – 3-2 W
DET came back from a 2-0 hole to win its 1st OT decision of the season and improve to 4-2-1…DET captured its 1st OT win since 1/19/21 vs. CBJ and
earned its 1st road OT victory since Dennis Cholowski scored on 11/12/19 at ANA…Dylan Larkin netted his 5th career OT goal and 15th GWG, which
was assisted by Lucas Raymond along with Moritz Seider…Adam Erne had a goal and an assist for his 2nd multi-point game of the season…Pius
Suter recorded his 1st point for DET with the secondary assist on Robby Fabbri’s game-tying goal…Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and is 9-1-3
with a 1.78 GAA, .941 SV% and 2 shutouts in his last 14 appearances, dating back to 4/4/21 vs. TB.
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

  • Lucas Raymond ranks among the NHL rookie leaders with 4 goals (1st), 4 assists (T2nd), 8 points (1st) and a plus-5 rating (T1st) through 8 games.
  • Is the 1st NHL rookie to record a hat trick and log 4 points (3-1-4) in a single game this season.
  • At 19 years, 210 days, became the 2nd-youngest player in franchise history to record a hat trick. Steve Yzerman scored 3 goals at 18 years, 228 days
    on 12/23/83 at TOR)
  • Became the 3rd player in franchise history with a 4-point game aged 19-or-younger, joining Steve Yzerman (3-1-4 on 12/23/83 at TOR) and Gordie
    Howe (0-4-4 on 12/17/47 at CHI).
  • Became the 1st DET rookie to score 3-or-more goals in a game since Johan Garpenlov (4-0-4) accomplished the feat on 11/23/90 vs. STL.
    BERT’S BACK
  • Tyler Bertuzzi ranks among the Atlantic Division leaders with 6 goals (T1st), 9 points (T3rd) and a plus-8 rating (T5th) through 7 games.
  • Became the 3rd DET skater in the past 25 years to have at least 9 points through their first 5 games of a season, joining Henrik Zetterberg (2-7-9 in
    2015-16 and 3-6-9 in 2007-08) and Brendan Shanahan (7-3-10 in 2001-02).
  • Is the 4th DET player in the last 30 years to score at least 6 goals in their first 5 games of a season, joining Sergei Fedorov (1993-94), Brendan
    Shanahan (1998-99 and 2001-02) and Anthony Mantha (2019-20).
    MILESTONE WATCH
  • Tonight is assistant equipment manager John Remejes’ 1,000th NHL game.
  • Greiss is 2 wins from 150
  • Larkin is 3 points from 300
  • DeKeyser is 4 games from 500
    THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY
    Oct. 30, 1957 – Terry Sawchuk recorded his 69th career shutout in a 4-0 win at NYR.
    Oct. 30, 1992 – Bob Probert had two goals and a pair of assists in a 7-1 win vs. TOR.
    Oct. 30, 2001 – Pavel Datsyuk scored his first career goal and added an assist in a 5-2 win at CAR.
    2021-22 INDIVIDUAL STATS
    Most Goals: 4, Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most Assists: 3, Larkin, Oct. 24 at CHI
    Most Points: 4, Raymond, Oct. 24 at CHI; Bertuzzi, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG: 7, Larkin, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    Most PIM: 14, Hronek, Oct. 16 vs. VAN
    Most TOI: 26:31, Seider, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    Most Hits: 5, Rasmussen, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    Most Blocked Shots: 6, Lindstrom, Oct. 23 at MTL
    Most Saves: 41, Nedeljkovic, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Longest Goal Streak: n/a
    Longest Assist Streak: 4, Seider, Oct. 23-pres.
    Longest Point Streak: 4, Seider, Oct. 23-pres.
    2021-22 REGULAR SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS
    DETROIT OPPONENT
    Most GF, Game 6, twice (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI) 7, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Fewest GF, Game 0, Oct. 21 vs. CGY 1, twice (MR: Oct. 19 vs. CBJ)
    Longest Win Streak – Overall: 2, twice (MR: Oct. 24-27) / Home: 2, Oct. 16-19 / Road: 2, Oct. 24-pres.
    Longest Winless Streak – Overall: 2, Oct. 21-23 / Home: n/a / Road: n/a
    Longest Point Streak – Overall: 3, twice (MR: Oct. 24-pres.) / Home: 3, Oct. 14-19 / Road: 2, Oct. 24-pres.

    PROSPECT WATCH
  • Red Savage (144th overall/2021) was named NCHC Freshman of the Week for the period from Oct. 18-24. Savage notched 3 assists and a plus-2
    rating during Miami’s series against Bowling Green on Oct. 22-23. He is the son of Brian Savage, who had 359 points (192-167-359) in 641 NHL games
    between MTL, PHX, STL and PHI.
  • The Grand Rapids Griffins (1-3-0-1) fell 3-0 to the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday at Van Andel Arena. Calvin Pickard garnered 3rd-star honors after
    stopping 29 shots. Next Game: Oct. 30 vs. Milwaukee.
    Most GF, Period 4, twice, (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd) 3, three times (MR: Oct. 23 at MTL, 2nd)
    Most SOG, Game 45, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ 48, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most SOG, Period 19, Oct. 24 at CHI, 2nd 23, Oct. 16 vs. VAN, 3rd
    Fewest SOG, Game 21, Oct. 16 vs. VAN 23, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ
    Fewest SOG, Period 4, Oct. 23 at MTL, 1st 3, Oct. 23 at MTL, 3rd
    Most PPG, Game 1, four times (MR: Oct. 24 at CHI) 3, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    Most PIM, Game 26, twice (MR: Oct. 16 vs. VAN) 24, Oct. 16 vs. VAN
    Fewest PIM, Game 6, Oct. 29 vs. FLA 4, Oct. 27 at WSH
    Fastest Consec. Goals
    1:04, Oct. 19 vs. CBJ
    (Namestnikov, Erne)
    1:12, Oct. 14 vs. TB
    (Stamkos, Stamkos)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Game
    5:25, Oct. 23 at MTL
    (Larkin)
    8:43, Oct. 29 vs. FLA
    (Luostarinen)
    Fastest Goal, Start of Period
    0:18, Oct. 14 vs. TB, 2nd
    (Bertuzzi)
    1:58, Oct. 24 at CHI, 3rd
    (Borgstrom)
    HOME AWAY
    DET recorded a shutout 5/1/21, 1-0 vs. TB (Greiss) 4/27/21, 0-1 at CBJ (Greiss)
    DET was shutout 10/21/21, 3-0 vs. CGY (Markstrom) 4/27/21, 1-0 at CBJ (Merzlikins)
    DET scored in OT
    1/19/21, Bertuzzi vs. CBJ
    (Merzlikins)
    10/27/21, Larkin at WSH (Vanecek)
    Opp. scored in OT
    10/29/21, Barkov. vs. FL

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MAPLE LEAFS 4, RED WINGS 1 POSTGAME NOTES: Hutchinson stops 29 shots to earn the win. Hyman and Matthews each has two goals and an assist.

DETROIT RED WINGS (9-25-3 – 21 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (19-14-4 – 42 Points)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Zach Hyman opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 17:10 of the second period and later scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the night at 8:51 of the third period before adding a secondary assist on Auston Matthews’ second third period goal. Tonight’s game is his second multi-goal and second multi-point performance of the season. Hyman has four points (2-2-4) over his last four games. He has three goals and an assist in five games on home ice this season. Hyman has scored six goals in nine games during the month of December. Tonight’s game ties Hyman’s single-game career-high for points with three (Previous: March 25, 2019 vs. FLA).
  • Auston Matthews scored Toronto’s second goal of the game on the power play at 2:18 of the third period and later had the lone assist on Hyman’s third period goal before adding Toronto’s fourth goal of the game at 13:39 of the third period. Matthews has points (4-3-7) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is Matthews’ sixth multi-goal and 13th multi-point game of the season. His six mutli-goal performances are tied for the most in the NHL this season. He has 19 points (12 goals, 7 assists) in 14 career games against Detroit, which is his highest point total against a single opponent. 
  • Morgan Rielly had the lone assist on Hyman’s second period goal. Rielly has three assists over his last four games. He has three assists in three games against Detroit this season. In 13 games against Atlantic Division opponents, Rielly has recorded 10 points (2-8-10). With his assist in the second period, Rielly tied Phil Kessel for 23rd on the Maple Leafs’ all-time assist register with 213.
  • John Tavares registered the primary assist on Matthews’ first third period goal. Tavares has four points (1-3-4) in three games against the Red Wings this season. He has 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in 10 games against Atlantic Division opposition.
  • Mitch Marner collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ first third period goal and later had the primary assist on Matthews’ second third period goal. Marner has points (4-8-12) in seven consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his sixth multi-assist and ninth multi-point game of 2019-20.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 shots to earn the victory.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
DETROIT10 (10)13 (11)7 (4)30 (25)
TORONTO10 (8)6 (4)7 (5)23 (17)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
DETROIT15 (15)24 (20)13 (9)52 (44)
TORONTO25 (23)15 (13)11 (9)51 (45)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home9-4-4 (17 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Detroit293-281-93-5 (672 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Detroit at Home:175-108-47-3 (333 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference10-9-4 (23 Games)
Record vs. Metropolitan Division7-5-1 (13 Games)
Attendance19,080

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots4 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts(Mikheyev)
Faceoff Wins(Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Engvall – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits4 (Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Barrie)
Takeaways(Dermott)
TOI22:49 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:29 (Barrie)
Shorthanded TOI2:09 (Marner)
Shifts26 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage69.2% (Hyman – 18 for, 8 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first12-3-1
Tied after 18-5-2
Lead after 214-1-2
Score one power play goal8-3-2
Allow one power play goal7-6-3
Outshooting opponent10-4-1
Saturday8-2-2

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and went 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • At 17:10 of the second period, a video review was initiated to determine whether or not a Zach Hyman shot crossed Detroit’s goal line before the net came off its moorings. Video review determined that the puck completely crossed the Detroit goal line before the net came off its moorings. Result: Goal Toronto
  • Frederik Gauthier and Trevor Moore were the lone Maple Leafs to not start a 5-on-5 shift in the offensive zone.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 23 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Rielly finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 47.9 percent (23 for, 25 against).
  • John Tavares won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Monday, December 23, 2:00 p.m. vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Friday, December 27, 7:00 p.m. at New Jersey Devils (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, December 28, 7:00 p.m. vs. New York Rangers (Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN)
  • Tuesday, December 31, 6:00 p.m. at Minnesota Wild (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, January 2, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, FAN 590)

RED WINGS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: Mitch Marner is averaging 0.52 primary assists per game, which ranks eighth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 20 games. He leads NHLers who have appeared in 25 or fewer games in primary assists (13). Tied for second in the NHL in takeaways (38). Averages 4.48 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have skated in at least 20 games.

DETROIT RED WINGS (9-24-3 – 21 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (18-14-4 – 40 Points)

DECEMBER 21, 2019 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET/HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

 RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus DETROIT

ALL-TIME RECORD:292-281-93-5 (671 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:174-108-47-3 (332 Games)
2018-19:2-0-0
LAST FIVE:3-0-2
LAST 10:7-1-2

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus DETROIT

GAMES PLAYED:Morgan Rielly (26), John Tavares (24), Jason Spezza (23)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (10), John Tavares (10), Jason Spezza (8)
ASSISTS:John Tavares (24), Morgan Rielly (12), Jason Spezza (9)
POINTS:John Tavares (34), Jason Spezza (17), Auston Matthews (16)
PENALTY MINUTES:Mitch Marner (10), Jason Spezza (10), Jake Muzzin (9)

MAPLE LEAFS – RED WINGS TEAM STATS

 TORONTODETROIT
GOALS FOR (Rank):120 (t-3rd)79 (31st)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       113 (t-23rd)140 (31st)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):20/96 [20.8%] (12th)19/115 [16.5%] (25th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):83/108 [76.8%] (t-25th)80/109 [73.4%] (30th)
SHOTS (Rank):1209 (4th)1019 (29th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1836 (1st)1403 (28th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)46.7% (29th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.3% (4th)48.8% (t-24th)

MAPLE LEAFS – RED WINGS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:January 4, 1927 at Detroit (Toronto 2, Detroit Cougars 1)
ALL-TIME RECORD:292-281-93-5 (671 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:174-108-47-3 (332 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:118-173-46-2 (339 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:December 23, 2018 (Toronto 5, Detroit 4 OT)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. RED WINGS

Trevor MooreFirst NHL game (Dec. 23, 2018 vs. DET)
First NHL point (Assist) (Dec. 23, 2018 vs. DET)
Jake Muzzin100th NHL game (Jan. 18, 2014 (LAK) at DET)
First game as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 1, 2019 at DET)
Morgan Rielly100th NHL game (Dec. 10, 2013 at DET)
100th NHL assist (Oct. 18, 2017 vs. DET)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS21 (Matthews)
ASSISTS20 (Marner, Rielly)
POINTS38 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS11 (Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs24 (Muzzin)
SHOTS131 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.9% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.7% (Matthews, Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS62 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS38 (Marner)
HITS80 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:26 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME2:55 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME3:08 (Ceci)


MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 8-4-3 at home this season with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.
– Has made 10 career appearances against the Red Wings and is 9-0-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.- Leads the NHL in wins (18).- First in the NHL in saves (823) and second in even-strength saves (694).- Tied for third in the NHL in shootout saves (11).
Tyson Barrie– Averaging 14.2 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time, which is the seventh-highest average among NHL defencemen who have appeared in 30 games.
– Has been on the ice for the sixth-most shot attempts for (696) among NHL skaters.
– Has an on-ice shot attempt differential of plus-130, which is tied for eighth among NHL defencemen.
Cody Ceci– Has an on-ice goal differential of plus-seven at even-strength, which is tied for the third highest even-strength goal differential among Toronto skaters.- Ninth among NHL skaters in shorthanded time on ice (112:38).- Has played 61.3 percent of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the 11th-highest shorthanded time on ice percentage among NHLers who have appeared in at least 30 games.
Justin Holl– Has started his 44.1 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.- Has an unblocked shot attempt percentage of 52.8 percent at 5-on-5, which is tied for the second-highest percentage among Toronto defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Michael Hutchinson– Sixth among NHL goaltenders who have appeared in fewer than 10 games in saves (197).
Zach Hyman– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 52.9 percent, which ranks 10th among Toronto skaters who have played 10 games.
– Averaging 15:36 per game in even-strength ice time, which ranks seventh among Maple Leafs.  
Kasperi Kapanen– Has a pair of assists in two games against Detroit in 2019-20.- Seventh among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (6-8-14).- Has played 36.3 percent of the Maple Leafs’ shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among Toronto forwards.
Alex Kerfoot– Sixth among Toronto skaters in even-strength goals (5).- Lone Toronto forward to have recorded at least 20 hits (27) and 20 blocked shots (23) this season.
Mitch Marner– Averaging 0.52 primary assists per game, which ranks eighth among NHLers who have appeared in at least 20 games.- First among NHLers who have appeared in 25 or fewer games in primary assists (13).- Tied for second in the NHL in takeaways (38). Averages 4.48 takeaways per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks second among NHLers who have skated in at least 20 games.- Ninth among NHL forwards in shifts per game (25.5).
Auston Matthews– Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in goals (21).- Second among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (16).- 12th among NHL skaters in even-strength points (16-11-27).-  Ninth in the NHL with 131 shots on goal.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 59.2 percent at 5-on-5, which is third among Toronto skaters.
Ilya Mikheyev– Averaging 9.1 shots on goal per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which is tied for the second-highest average among NHLers who have played at least 60 shorthanded minutes.- Leads all NHL rookies in shorthanded ice time (72:20).- Leads NHL rookies and is third among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (6-14-20).
Jake Muzzin– Has drawn nine penalties this season, which leads Toronto defencemen and is tied for ninth among NHL defencemen.- Averages 0:47 in ice time per shift, which is tied for the fourth-lowest average shift length among defencemen who average at least 21:00 per game in ice time.
William Nylander– Has recorded nine primary assists, which is tied for third among Toronto skaters.  – Averages 2.29 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters.- Has recorded 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in 15 career games against Detroit, which is tied for his second highest point total against a single opponent.
Morgan Rielly– Tied for 16th among NHL defencemen in points (3-20-23).- Tied for 11th among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-14-17).- Tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in assists recorded at 5-on-5 (13).- Ranks 12th among NHL skaters in TOI per game (24:26).- Tied for eighth among NHL skaters in shifts per game (28.5).
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.37 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is tied for third Toronto skaters.- Averaging 1.31 primary assists per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time in 2019-20, which leads the Maple Leafs and is the seventh-highest average among NHLers who have appeared in at least 20 games.
John Tavares– Has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in two games against Detroit this season and has 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) in 24 career games against the Red Wings. – Averaging 17.01 shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which is the fourth-highest average among NHL centres who have appeared in 20 games.- Averaging 9.04 shots on goal at 5-on-5 per 60 minutes of ice time, which ranks 14th among NHL centres who have appeared in 20 games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent, which ranks fourth among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 20 games. 

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch MarnerHas points (4-6-10) in six consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games.
Ilya MikheyevHas goals (3) and points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.
William NylanderHas assists (2) and points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Alex KerfootThree points from 100 NHL points

RECENT MILESTONES

Frederik Andersen200th NHL win (December 14 at Edmonton)
  

INJURY REPORT

Andreas Johnsson (Leg)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 74

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

December 19Recalled forward Adam Brooks and defenceman Martin Marincin from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.
December 18Loaned forward Adam Brooks and defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Martin Marincin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
December 17Recalled forward Adam Brooks from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.
December 16Recalled defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Martin Marincin from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.

RED WINGS NOTES

LAST GAME DET 3 vs. CBJ 5 (12/17/19) 1ST PERIOD: DET Erne (Nielsen, Perlini) 5:11-EV; CBJ Atkinson (Dubois, Jones) 11:02-EV; CBJ Bjorkstrand (Nyquist, Jenner) 12:06- EV; DET Erne (Glendening, Bowey) 17:17-EV 2ND PERIOD: DET Bertuzzi (Larkin, Hronek) 1:58-PP; CBJ Stenlund (Atkinson, Jones) 6:54-PP 3RD PERIOD: CBJ Dubois (Texier) 1:19-EV; CBJ Nyquist (Bjorkstrand) 19:53-EN SHOTS: DET 21 (4-6-11) / CBJ 39 (13-14-12)

GOALIES: DET Bernier (L, 34-38) / CBJ Korpisalo (W, 18-21) PP: DET 1-3 / CBJ 1-2

MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since) Danny DeKeyser – Back (28 / Oct. 23) Jonathan Ericsson – Upper Body (10 / Dec. 17) Jimmy Howard – Mid-Body (8 / Nov. 29) Total Man Games Lost: 137 Individual Man Games Lost: Trevor Daley (20), Justin Abdelkader (15), Luke Glendening (11), Mike Green (8), Adam Erne (8), Anthony Mantha (8), Patrik Nemeth (6), Andreas Athanasiou (4), Frans Nielsen (4), Givani Smith (3), Filip Hronek (2), Dennis Cholowski (1), Darren Helm (1)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS 12/14 – Assigned D Dylan McIlrath to Grand Rapids…Removed RW Antony Mantha from IR 12/16 – Placed G Jimmy Howard on LTIR retroactive to 11/27…Placed D Jonathan Ericsson on IR 12/17 – Recalled D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids…Assigned G Jimmy Howard to Grand Rapids for conditioning 12/19 – Lost G Eric Comrie on waivers to WPG…Recalled G Calvin Pickard from Grand Rapids

RED WINGS at MAPLE LEAFS TONIGHT: 672nd all-time game, 333rd in TOR…3rd of 4 games this season, 1st of 2 in TOR

ALL-TIME vs. TOR: 286-285-93-7 / ROAD: 111-171-47-3 / LAST 10: 3-6-1 / IN 2018-19: 2-1-1 / THIS SEASON: 0-2 DET top scorers vs. TOR: Mike Green (5-20-25 in 42 GP), Frans Nielsen (10-8-18 in 41 GP), Dylan Larkin (6-7-13 in 17 GP), Justin Abdelkader (5-4-9 in 23 GP), Valtteri Filppula (4-5-9 in 27 GP)

TOR top scorers vs. DET: John Tavares (10-24-33 in 24 GP), Auston Matthews (10-6-16 in 13 GP), Jason Spezza (8-9-17 in 23 GP), Morgan Reilly (4-12-16 in 26 GP), Tyson Barrie (4-7-11 in 14 GP)

MILESTONES: Mike Green scored his 1st NHL goal on 2/3/06 vs. TOR (with WSH)…Darren Helm recorded his 1st career hat trick on 3/29/14 at TOR…Dylan Larkin scored in his NHL debut on 10/9/15 vs. TOR…Filip Hronek had his 1st NHL assist/point on 10/11/18 vs. TOR…Christoffer Ehn had his 1st NHL assist/point (10/11/18 vs. TOR) and goal (12/23/18 at TOR) against TOR.

NOTES: DET G Jonathan Bernier spent 3 seasons in TOR, compiling a 59-68-17 record, 2.81 GAA, 0.915 save percentage and six shutouts in 151 games from 2013-16…DET D Trevor Daley grew up in Toronto, where he played in his 1,000th NHL game on 12/23/18…DET G Calvin Pickard spent the 2017-18 season in TOR’s organization, playing 1 NHL game for TOR and winning a Calder Cup with the AHL Marlies, posting a 21-9-1 record in 33 regular-season games…TOR F Auston Matthews (2013-15) is a graduate of the U.S. NTDP in Ann Arbor/Plymouth, MI…TOR F Zach Hyman was Dylan Larkin’s linemate at the University of Michigan in 2014-15 and totaled 89 points (35-54-89) in 151 games at the school from 2011-15…TOR F Jason Spezza started his pro career with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins by skating in 3 playoff games in 2001-02…TOR president Brendan Shanahan won three Stanley Cups with DET and amassed 633 points (309-324-633) in 716 games from 1996-06. RECENT RECAPS Dec. 17 vs. CBJ – 5-3 L DET fell to 0-2 against CBJ this season and has lost 6-straight home games to CBJ…Adam Erne scored twice, marking his 1st points with DET and 1st goals since 3/5/19 vs. WPG (with TB)…Erne’s 2-goal game marks his 6th career multi-point game and 3rd multi-goal game…Madison Bowey picked up an assist to give him 3 points (1-2-3) in 2 games…Tyler Bertuzzi stretched his point streak to 3 games (2-1-3), his 4th such streak this season…Since 1999-00, only 6 Red Wings have reached 40 career goals quicker than Bertuzzi (164 games): Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Henrik Zetterberg, Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin and Athanasiou…Filip Hronek logged an assist to become the 4th DET D since 1979-80 to record 30-or-more assists in his first 80 career games, joining Nicklas Lidstrom (49), Yves Racine (43) and Jeff Sharples (32).

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