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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