KINGS 1, LEAFS 0 (SO). WHAT THEY SAID: “It was a great game, a beautiful game. It was great to play behind a team like that. The way we played made it easy for me. It was unfortunate, obviously, we couldn’t get the extra point.” –FREDERIK ANDERSEN.

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On tonight’s game:

I thought it was a pretty even hockey game all the way through. I thought our team did a good job in the game, especially as we got through that first period, staying with the process just with the way that they play, clogging the neutral zone and defend really well. I thought as we found our way through that, adjusted in the second and third I thought we did a good job as a team. It’s a game that really could have gone either way. We’re happy to get one point, we could have two in overtime or the shootout, it didn’t go our way in that sense, but not a lot to complain about for us as a group.

On how the team managed frustration when it couldn’t convert scoring chances:

I thought they dealt with it pretty well at times. I think they were 0-for-3 on breakaways so the guys that are missing those type of chances, you can see there’s a little frustration setting in, but in terms of the way the game was going I thought we managed it okay. At times I felt we turned it over a little bit through the neutral zone, but that’s the number one team in the NHL at holding their blueline. They’re going to make it hard on you, you know that going into the game and they did that at times. I thought we stayed with it, Fred in net was outstanding for us. We just couldn’t find a way to get one in. Tonight is a night where we need our power play to be the difference. So if there’s an area we’d like to certainly be better in, that would be it.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (30 SAVES)

On playing behind tonight’s defensive effort:

It was a great game, a beautiful game. It was great to play behind a team like that. The way we played made it easy for me. It was unfortunate, obviously, we couldn’t get the extra point.

On how he felt after a few days without playing:

I felt pretty dialed in.

On how unusual it is for the team to be shutout:

I mean, he played incredible down there too. So I don’t think that’s odd. He’s one of the best in the League, I think, when he’s on his game. We could have easily scored but he pulled out some nice saves when we had our chances.

KYLE CLIFFORD (5 HITS)

On Jonathan Quick’s performance tonight:

Yeah, he’s a — Quick is a competitor. Obviously, he had a pretty good game and I felt like he stole it for them.

On tonight’s performance:

I thought for the most part we controlled the game, we played pretty well. We had a lot of scoring chances. I’m familiar with them, I know they’re a tight defensive team. It just would have been nice to come out with the win here.

Ex-Kings Clifford, Muzzin making an impact as Leafs continue to grow — Toronto Sun

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — As much as Kyle Clifford, and Jake Muzzin, can bring a winning pedigree to the Maple Leafs, the man coaching their former club sees their potential impact a little differently. Read More

Ex-Kings Clifford, Muzzin making an impact as Leafs continue to grow — Toronto Sun

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — As much as Kyle Clifford, and Jake Muzzin, can bring a winning pedigree to the Maple Leafs, the man coaching their former club sees their potential impact a little differently.

“I think that sometimes the winner tag is overrated,” Los Angeles Kings coach Todd McLellan said on Wednesday. “I think it’s the ability to fit in — the chemistry tag should be the one that is addressed more than the winner tag.”

The Leafs have been getting that symmetry with Muzzin, who signed a four-year extension with Toronto last week, for more than a year after acquiring Muzzin from the Kings in January 2019. The experience of having Clifford, and goalie Jack Campbell, as an influence on the group will hit one month on Thursday following the trade with the Kings on Feb. 5 that brought both to Toronto.

Clifford and Muzzin hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Kings, though as McLellan indicated, that’s only part of the package.

While Muzzin has taken on the status of a spectator after breaking a knuckle on his right hand last week against Tampa Bay — Muzzin said on Wednesday he would like to be back before the original prognosis of four weeks’ absence is up, but only if it “makes sense” — Clifford continues to take on a greater role, off the ice as much as on.

“He has really been terrific,” Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said following practice at the Kings’ facility near the Los Angeles International Airport. “His perspective that he has, the experiences he has, also the type of personality he has to be able to talk to anyone on the team.

“He is a competitor and he brings it every day. Those types of things rub off on the rest of your team.”

The Leafs could have used Muzzin’s guidance and presence on the ice on Tuesday night in San Jose, when there was general disorganization in the defensive zone during a 5-2 loss against the Sharks. While Muzzin and the rest of the injured Leafs might not have liked what they witnessed, the defenceman had some perspective a day later.

“It’s tough to be at the top of your game consistently night in and night out,” Muzzin said. “The teams that find a way to do that the most are at the top of the league and get themselves to win a Cup.

“It’s a battle throughout the season to continually bring your emotion and compete level. We’re working to get to that.

“We believe in the group in there. It’s just that getting there is tough.”

The Leafs, who take on the Kings on Thursday night at the Staples Center, won their previous three games and four in five before the Sharks attacked.

Veterans such as Muzzin, Clifford, Jason Spezza and captain John Tavares, whether they have won the Cup, are a positive influence, but with the emphasis in Toronto on a younger core of players, the learning curve will have bumps.

“We don’t want to be responding to anything that is happening,” Keefe said. “We want to be dictating it and we want to be confident when we come to the arena every day.”

So the work continues to try to be, as Muzzin said, as close to consistent every night as possible.

“We don’t want to say ‘Hey, we put together three pretty good games last week and that was just a one-off,’” Keefe said of the San Jose loss. “There have been other times where we have looked like that.

“One of the bigger issues is that when we have looked bad, we have been really bad. We’re not going to have great nights every night and we’re not going to win every night. But we’re capable of putting together a level of competitiveness and work ethic and structure every day to make sure it doesn’t go south to that degree.”

The Leafs will be better once Muzzin returns. Clifford is making in-roads.

We come back to something else McLellan said, which applies to the NHL as a whole.

“Sometimes coaches, media, fans, we live in this fantasy world that we’re just going to run over teams and take advantage no matter how we are built,” McLellan said. “The parity in the league is immense and they’re human beings. They’re going to have off-nights.”

tkoshan@postmedia.com

PENGUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES: Kyle Clifford scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 18:01 of the second period. Clifford has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. His goal is his first as a Maple Leaf. He has two goals in two games against the Penguins this season.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-22-8 – 70 Points) vs.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (37-15-6 – 80 Points)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO0202
PITTSBURGH2305

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Auston Matthews put the Maple Leafs on the board at 16:35 of the second period. Matthews’ goal is his 43rd of the season, which moves him into the NHL lead for goals. He has three goals over his last four games. In 17 games against Metropolitan Division teams, he has recorded 14 goals. He has 12 points (7-5-12) in 10 games during the month of February.
  • Kyle Clifford scored Toronto’s second goal of the night at 18:01 of the second period. Clifford has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. His goal is his first goal as a Maple Leaf. He has two goals in two games against the Penguins this season.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Nylander has 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 30 road games this season. In 17 games against Metropolitan Division teams, he has recorded 19 points (9-10-19).
  • Jake Muzzin collected the secondary assist on Matthews’ second period goal. Muzzin has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. He has recorded 11 (3-8-11) of his 18 points on the road this season. Six of his 14 assists have come in 13 games against Metropolitan Division teams.
  • Jason Spezza recorded the primary assist on Clifford’s second period goal. Spezza has assists (2) in two consecutive games. He has recorded 15 (5-10-15) of his 23 points on the road this season. He has a goal and an assist in two games against the Penguins this season.
  • Martin Marincin picked up the secondary assist on Clifford’s second period goal. Marincin’s assist is his first point in 19 games played this season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 19 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO13 (12)14 (8)9 (9)36 (29)
PITTSBURGH12 (11)4 (2)8 (8)24 (21)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO18 (17)23 (13)16 (16)57 (46)
PITTSBURGH20 (18)8 (4)11 (11)39 (33)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road16-14-1 (31 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Pittsburgh83-80-17-7 (187 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Pittsburgh on the Road37-48-6-4 (95 Games)
Record vs. Eastern Conference16-14-6 (36 Games)
Record vs. Metropolitan Division7-6-4 (17 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots6 (Barrie)
Shot Attempts10 (Barrie)
Faceoff Wins13 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage68% (Matthews – 13 won, 6 lost)
Hits5 (Clifford)
Blocked Shots(Muzzin)
Takeaways(Gauthier, Matthews)
TOI22:08 (Barrie)
Power Play TOI4:46 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:49 (Holl)
Shifts28 (Barrie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage88.9% (Timashov – 8 for, 1 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first10-18-6
Tied after 113-7-4
Trail after 23-15-4
Do not score a power play goal13-13-4
Allow multiple power play goals1-4-1
Outshooting opponent16-9-3
Tuesday7-4-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 0-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play tonight.
  • Toronto’s line of Alex Kerfoot, William Nylander and John Tavares started 33.3 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Maple Leafs.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 23 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Matthews had a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 60.5 percent (23for, 15 against).
  • Auston Matthews won 78 percent (7 won, 2 lost) of his offensive zone faceoffs.
  • John Tavares was 4-for-5 (80%) in the faceoff circle against Pittsburgh forward Teddy Blueger.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Lightning (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)
  • Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Florida Panthers (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, February 29, 7:00 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

DUCKS AT MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: Kyle Clifford ranks fifth among NHL left wingers in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%). – Ranks 22nd among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.71). … William Nylander has points (6-5-11) in nine consecutive games.

ANAHEIM DUCKS (22-26-6 – 50 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-19-7 – 63 Points)

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: SPORTSNET ONTARIO ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus ANAHEIM

ALL-TIME RECORD:27-11-5-1 (44 Games)
ALL-TIME AT HOME:16-3-4-1 (24 Games)
2018-19:2-0-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:7-3-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus ANAHEIM

GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (29), Jason Spezza (23), Tyson Barrie (17)
GOALS:John Tavares (8), Auston Matthews (3), William Nylander (3)
ASSISTS:Jason Spezza (11), Jake Muzzin (11), John Tavares (9)
POINTS:John Tavares (17), Jake Muzzin (13), Jason Spezza (11)
PENALTY MINUTES:Jake Muzzin (12), Zach Hyman (6), John Tavares (6)

MAPLE LEAFS – DUCKS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOANAHEIM
GOALS FOR (Rank):193 (3rd)134 (30th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       177 (27th)165 (t-14th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):37/147 [25.2%] (3rd)20/142 [14.1%] (31st)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):116/150 [77.3%] (25th)129/165 [78.2%] (22nd)
SHOTS (Rank):1815 (4th)1613 (24th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):2749 (2nd)2389 (14th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):52.7% (5th)48.8% (20th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):52.9% (3rd)51.1% (8th)

MAPLE LEAFS – DUCKS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:November 17, 1993 (Toronto 4, Anaheim 3)
All-Time Record:27-11-5-1 (44 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:16-3-4-1 (24 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:11-8-1-0 (20 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:February 4, 2019 (Toronto 6, Anaheim 1)
  

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. DUCKS

Frederik AndersenSelected by Anaheim in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft
Appeared in 125 Games for the Ducks from 2013-16.
Zach Hyman200th NHL game (Nov. 16, 2018 at ANA)
Jake Muzzin300th NHL game (Nov. 1, 2016 (LAK) vs. ANA)
First goal as a Maple Leaf (Feb. 4, 2019 vs. ANA)
First point as a Maple Leaf (Assist) (Feb. 4, 2019 vs. ANA)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS39 (Matthews)
ASSISTS40 (Marner)
POINTS64 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS20 (Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Engvall, Kapanen)
PIMs34 (Muzzin)
SHOTS216 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%57.8% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %55.4% (Nylander)
BLOCKED SHOTS77 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS58 (Matthews)
HITS95 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME24:15 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:05 (Marner)
SH TOI PER GAME2:50 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 10-5-6 at home this season with a 3.16 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
– Tied for second in the NHL in wins (24).- Has recorded a save percentage over .900 in 24 of his starts, which is tied for fourth-most starts with a save percentage of .900 or higher.
Tyson Barrie– Has five multi-assist games, which is tied for ninth-most among NHL defencemen.- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in multi-point games (9).
– Has scored 15 of his 26 at home this season.- Leads the Maple Leafs in slap shots taken (46). Lone Toronto skater to have taken over 30 slap shots.
Jack Campbell– Is 9-9-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 22 career games against Pacific Division opposition.
Kyle Clifford– Ranks fifth among NHL left wingers in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (55.2%).
– Ranks 22nd among NHLers who have appeared in at least 50 games played in hits per 60 minutes (8.71).
Pierre Engvall– Has started 40.6 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the third-lowest percentage among NHL rookies who have appeared in at least 30 games.- Has an on-ice goals-for percentage of 57.1 percent at 5-on-5, which is the seventh highest among NHL rookies who have appeared in 30 games.
Justin Holl– Ranks sixth among right-handed defencemen who have started less than 46 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone (45.1%) with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 51.9 percent.- Has the highest unblocked shot attempt percentage at 5-on-5 (52.9%) among right-handed defencemen to have started fewer than 46 percent (45.1%) of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Michael Hutchinson– Is 3-2-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage on home ice in 2019-20.
Zach Hyman– Fourth among Toronto skaters in points since January 1 (5-6-11; 13 GP).- Has 13 points (5-8-13) in 15 games on home ice this season. – Ranks fifth among Maple Leafs skaters in points per game (0.74).
Andreas Johnsson– Averages 1.92 shots per game, which ranks seventh among Toronto forwards.- Has drawn 11 penalties this season, which is tied for fourth-most among Toronto skaters.
Kasperi Kapanen– Fifth among Toronto skaters in even-strength points (8-17-25).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 10th among NHL right wingers in assists per 60 minutes of ice time (1.26).- Has recorded nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 12 games since January 1.
Alex Kerfoot– Tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in even-strength goals (7). – 10th among Maple Leafs in even-strength points (7-11-18).
Mitch Marner– Has 11 multi-assist games, which is tied for the third-most among NHL skaters.- Averaging 1.26 points per game, which is the ninth-highest average in the NHL.- Averaging 1.41 primary assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5, which ranks second among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Tied for eighth in the NHL in primary assists (26). His 26 primary assists are the most among NHLers who have appeared in 45 or fewer games.- Ranks fifth among NHL right wingers in shorthanded ice time per game (2:11).
Auston Matthews– Second among NHL skaters in goals (39).- Leads the NHL with 29 even-strength goals.- Leads the NHL in goals scored at 5-on-5 (24).- Leads the NHL in wrist shot goals (24).- Second in the NHL in multi-goal games (10).- 12th among NHL skaters in points (39-25-64).- Tied for fourth in the NHL with 216 shots on goal.
William Nylander– Ranks first in goals (25) and second in points (25-24-49) among Swedish skaters this season.- Tied for the Maple Leaf lead in game-winning goals (4).- Has scored the first goal of the game three times for the Maple Leafs, which is tied for the most first goals among Toronto skaters.- One of five NHLers to average at least 14:00 minutes per game at 5-on-5 (14:32) while maintaining a goal per 60-minute rate of at least 1.30 (1.30).
Jason Spezza– Averaging 2.00 points per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is the fourth-highest average among Toronto skaters who have appeared in at least 40 games.- Averaging 1.07 assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 this season, which is fourth among Maple Leafs who have appeared in at least 40 games.
John Tavares– Tied for 21st among NHL skaters in multi-point games (14).- Has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in nine games against Pacific Division opponents this season.- Has an on-ice shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent at 5-on-5 when the Maple Leafs are leading in games, which is the highest percentage when leading among NHL forwards who have appeared in at least 40 games and average 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (15:42).- Ranks second among Maple Leafs and 19th among NHLers who have appeared in at least 40 games in shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time (16.92).- Has drawn a team-high 15 penalties this season. 
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Andreas JohnssonHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
Kasperi KapanenHas assists (2) in two consecutive games.
Mitch MarnerHas assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-7-8) in six consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsHas goals (3) in two consecutive games and points (5-2-7) in five consecutive games.
William NylanderHas points (6-5-11) in nine consecutive games.
John TavaresHas goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Mitch MarnerThree assists from 200 assists
Jason SpezzaFive assists from 600 assists
John TavaresTwo games from 800 games

RECENT MILESTONES

None 
  

INJURY REPORT

Frederik Andersen (Neck)Day-to-Day
Cody CeciOn injured reserve.
Ilya Mikheyev (Wrist Laceration)On injured reserve.
Morgan Rielly (Foot)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 131

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 6Loaned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
February 5Acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2021.
February 4Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
  

LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME
FEBRUARY 6, 2020 – ANAHEIM 2 @ MONTREAL 3 OT
The Ducks extended their point streak to three straight games (2-0-1, 5 pts.) in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the
Bell Center…Derek Grant tied the game at 2-2 in the third period with his 12th goal to match his single-season career high for goals
(2017-18)…Jakob Silfverberg also found the back of the net for Anaheim, marking his 16th of 2019-20…Rickard Rakell (20), Jacob
Larsson (4) and Carter Rowney drew assists…John Gibson turned aside 24-of-27 shots.
PP: 0-2 PK: 1-5 SF: 37 SA: 27 TOI: Hampus Lindholm (24:05) Three Stars: 1. Suzuki 2. Fowler 3. Gallagher
ANAHEIM DUCKS INJURIES
Man games lost: 103

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Jan. 3 – Reassigned C Sam Carrick, RW Daniel Sprong and D Chris Wideman to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 4 – Recalled RW Kiefer Sherwood and RW Daniel Sprong from San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 7 – Reassigned RW Kiefer Sherwood to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 10 – Recalled C Chase De Leo from San Diego (AHL). Assigned RW Troy Terry to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 16 – Reassigned LW Max Comtois and C Isac Lundestrom to San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 18 – Reassigned C Chase De Leo, LW Max Jones and RW Daniel Sprong to San Diego (AHL). Recalled LW Blake Pietila from
San Diego.
Jan. 26 – Recalled C Chase De Leo, LW Max Jones and RW Troy Terry from San Diego (AHL). Reassigned LW Blake Pietila to San
Diego.
Jan. 29 – Reassigned C Chase De Leo to San Diego (AHL).
Feb. 3 – Recalled RW Daniel Sprong from San Diego (AHL).
ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks play the penultimate contest of a five-game road trip this evening vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs
at Scotiabank Arena (4 p.m. PT, Prime Ticket, AM 830)…the Ducks have earned standings points in three straight games (2-0-1, 5
pts.), won three of their last five games (3-1-1) and gone 5-2-1 in the last eight…away from Honda Center, Anaheim has earned points
in five of its last six road games (4-1-1, 9 pts.)…the Ducks have also scored three SHG in the last eight games to push their season
total to nine, one shy of the single-season franchise record for SHG (10, set three times in 1995-96, 2013-14 and 2017-
18)…tonight concludes Anaheim’s seventh set of back-to-back games this season…the Ducks are 6-7-0 in back-to-back contests,
including a 3-3-0 mark in the second game…following tonight’s game, the Ducks will travel to Buffalo to conclude the road trip vs. the
Sabres on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the KeyBank Center (12 p.m. PT).
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS: Anaheim and Toronto begin a two-game season series tonight at Scotiabank Arena…the Ducks have posted
a 12-25-7 record in the previous 44 games against the Maple Leafs…in Toronto, Anaheim owns a 4-15-5 all-time record in 24 games…
Adam Henrique (5-9=14) and Ryan Getzlaf (2-12=14) co-led the Ducks in career scoring vs. the Maple Leafs…Getzlaf has points in
four of his last six games (2-4=6) and 2-8=10 points in his last 10 games against Toronto dating to Mar. 10, 2014…Getzlaf also owns
points in four of his last five games (2-3=5) in Toronto…Josh Manson has assists in three of his four career games at Scotiabank
Arena (0-3=3), while Rickard Rakell has five goals and six points in his last five contests vs. the Maple Leafs…after tonight’s game, the
Ducks and Maple Leafs will meet again next month to conclude the season set Friday, Mar. 6 at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).
DUCKS-MAPLE LEAFS CONNECTIONS:
Michael Del Zotto: Played three years of junior hockey with John Tavares for Oshawa and London (OHL) from 2006-09…represented
Team Canada at the 2010 World Championship with John Tavares…played with Jason Spezza for Rapperswil-Jona Lakers (Swiss)
during the NHL lockout at the beginning of the 2012-13 season…Del Zotto and John Tavares were both named to the 2010 NHL AllRookie Team…was born in Stoufville, Ontario, about 30 miles northeast of Toronto.
Nicolas Deslauriers: Played two seasons for the Manchester Monarchs, the former AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, with Jake Muzzin (2011-13).
Cam Fowler: Played with William Nylander for Sdertälje SK (Sweden-2) during the NHL lockout at the beginning of the 2012-2013
season…played one season for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Jack Campbell (2008-09)…won gold at the 2010
World Junior Championship and the 2009 U-18 World Championship with Campbell…also represented Team USA at the 2011 World
Championship with Campbell…Fowler and Campbell were both named to the 2010 World Junior Championship All-Star Team.
Ryan Getzlaf: Won gold at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with John Tavares and Jake Muzzin…also won gold at the 2014 Olympic
Winter Games with Tavares…earned silver at the 2008 World Championship with Jason Spezza.
John Gibson: Represented Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with Auston Matthews and Morgan Reilly…played
one season for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Jack Campbell (2009-10)…represented Team USA at the 2012
World Junior Championship with Campbell.
Derek Grant: Played three seasons for the Ottawa Senators with Cody Ceci and Jason Spezza (2012-15).
Max Jones: Played for the U.S. National Team Development Program with Auston Matthews (2014-15)…played one season with Mitch
Marner for London (OHL), winning the 2016 Memorial Cup.
Jacob Larsson: Played two seasons for Frolunda (Sweden) with Pierre Engvall (2013-15).
Hampus Lindholm: Lindholm was named to the 2014 NHL All-Rookie Team with Frederik Andersen.
Nick Ritchie: Was named to the 2015 OHL All-Star Team with Mitch Marner…was born 50 miles from Toronto in Orangeville, Ontario.
Devin Shore: Played four seasons for the Dallas Stars with Jason Spezza (2015-19)…was teammates in the Dallas Stars organization
for two seasons with Jack Campbell.
Jakob Silfverberg: Was teammates with Jason Spezza in Ottawa (2012-13)…Spezza assisted on Silfverberg’s first NHL goal, Jan. 21,
2013…played with Cody Ceci for Binghamton (AHL) for part of one season (2012-13)…was born in the same city as Andreas Johnsson
(Gävle).
Troy Terry: Won gold at the 2015 U-18 World Junior Championship with Auston Matthews…played for the U.S. National Team
Development Program with Matthews (2014-15).
IN NET: John Gibson is tied for the eighth-highest career SV% (.919) among all-time NHL goaltenders with at least 200 games
played…Gibson also ranks third among active goaltenders, behind Tuukka Rask (.922) and Ben Bishop (.921)…Gibson recorded his
first shutout of the season and 19th of his career, the fourth-most in franchise history, in a 3-0 win over the Islanders Nov. 25 at Honda
Center…Ryan Miller moved one shy from tying Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list for goaltenders Feb. 1
at Los Angeles…Miller’s 46 saves that night were three shy of his career high set Dec. 29, 2013 (49).

BY THE NUMBERS: Captain Ryan Getzlaf leads the club in points (11-24=35), assists, game-winning goals (5), and even-strength
points (9-20=29)…Getzlaf owns 1-9=10 points in 13 games since Jan. 5 vs. Nashville…Jakob Silfverberg ranks second among team
leaders in goals (16), co-leads in PPG (3) and ranks third in points (16-15=31)…Silfverberg has 6-6=12 points in his last 21 games…
Adam Henrique, who leads the team with 17 goals and 14 even-strength goals, enters tonight’s contest with 5-1=6 points in his last 12
games and 8-3=11 points in his last 18…Rickard Rakell, who is riding a four-game point streak (1-4=5, +5), leads the Ducks in pointsper-game (0.69) and shots (135), ranks second in points (13-20=33) and third in goals…Hampus Lindholm, who has 1-3=4 points and
a +4 rating in his last seven games, leads Anaheim blueliners and ranks third among team leaders in assists (19)…Derek Grant,
currently tied for fifth in the NHL in SHP (3-1=4), is one goal shy of setting a single-season career high in goals (12)…Grant’s linemate,
Carter Rowney, is also one goal from matching his single-season personal best established with the Ducks last season (7).
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
Cam Fowler: 2 points to 300 NHL points; 1 PPG from surpassing Chris Kunitz (26) for 10th on the club’s all-time PPG list; 1 SHP from
surpassing Scott Niedermayer (8) for the all-time franchise lead in SHP by defensemen
Ryan Getzlaf: 1 SHG from tying Samuel Pahlsson for third on the franchise’s all-time SHG list; 1 SHP from tying Steve Rucchin (15) for
third on the franchise’s all-time SHP list
Korbinian Holzer: 3 appearances to 200 NHL games
Ondrej Kase: 3 appearances to 200 NHL games; 5 points to 100 NHL points
Jacob Larsson: 3 appearances to 100 NHL games
Hampus Lindholm: 8 points to 200 NHL points
Josh Manson: 6 points to 100 NHL points
Ryan Miller: 1 win from tying Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list; 6 appearances from matching Tom
Barrasso for second place on the NHL’s all-time games played list among U.S.-born goaltenders; 82 saves from tying Gilles Meloche
(21,138) for 13th place on the NHL’s all-time saves list
Rickard Rakell: 1 PPG from tying Andy McDonald (28) for eighth on the club’s all-time PPG list

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