MAPLE LEAFS-KINGS pregame notes


2021-22 Matchups vs. Los Angeles: Second of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Los Angeles: N/A
Toronto Season Record: 13-6-1
Toronto Road Record: 4-3-0

TV: Sportsnet Ontario RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 23, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
November 23, 2021 Forward Kyle Clifford has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 3 at New York Islanders 0
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
TOR Goals: Marner (2), Kaše
NYI Goals: N/A
TOR Goaltender: Woll, 20/20, 1.000 SV%
NYI Goaltender: Sorokin, 37/40, .925 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-3

NEXT GAME
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Opponent: at San Jose Sharks
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet Ontario (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 35

ALL-TIME VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS:
First Matchup between Clubs: October 25, 1967 (Toronto 4 vs. Los Angeles 2)
All-Time Record: 65-65-21-3 (154 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 40-27-11-1 (79 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 25-38-10-2 (75 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 13, 2018 (Toronto 5 at Los Angeles 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-1-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 4-4-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS:
Games Played: TJ Brodie (37), Jason Spezza (26), John Tavares (20)
Goals:
John Tavares (5), Jason Spezza (4), Alexander Kerfoot (3), Wayne
Simmonds (3), Michael Bunting (3), TJ Brodie (3)
Assists: John Tavares (12), Jason Spezza (9), TJ Brodie (9), Mitch Marner (6)
Points: John Tavares (17), Jason Spezza (13), TJ Brodie (12)
Penalty Minutes: Nick Ritchie (29), Jason Spezza (12), Wayne Simmonds (12)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .675 2.55 2.25 23.2% 88.7% 33.8 29.7 55.2%
NHL Rank 8th 26th 3rd 7th 2nd 7th 6th-T 1st

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 13/56 (23.2%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 4 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 7 – Matthews (4G, 3A), Nylander (3G, 4A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 47/53 (88.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)


FAST FACTS

Wednesday games 4th of 11 (6 home, 5 road)
Back-to-Backs played 4 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-0
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-2-0
November games 12th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)


RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th NHL goal on 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 on Oct. 27 at CHI
KIRILL SEMYONOV Made his NHL debut, Nov. 10 at PHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game on Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
MICHAEL BUNTING Four games away from 50 career NHL games played
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Two goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Six assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ALEXANDER KERFOOT Two games away from 300 career NHL games played
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
JASON SPEZZA Three games away from 1,200 career NHL games played

LA KINGS STORYLINES:
Brick Wall(s)
Goaltenders Jonathan Quick and Cal Petersen have posted incredible numbers over the Kings last 11 games (7-2-2). The tandem stopped 298 of 320
shots and has combined for a .931 save percentage, a 1.97 goals-against average and one shutout while allowing two goals or less in nine of the 11
games.
Individually, Jonathan Quick has been outstanding over his last six games (4-1-1) in which he has posted a .958 save percentage, a 1.31 goals-against
average and one shutout.
Streaking
The Kings as a team and individually all have had impressive streaks recently. The team tied the 11th longest point-streak in history (eight games, 7-0-
1), Oct. 28-Nov. 13. The teams’ seven-game winning streak recently came to an end. It was tied for the third longest such streak in the league this
season and tied for the seventh longest streak in franchise history. It was just the 12th time in franchise history that the team has won seven-or-more
consecutive games (franchise record is nine).
Forward Alex Iafallo had a seven-game point streak (5-5=10), Oct. 28-Nov. 9. He has the sixth most points and is tied for the sixth most goals in the
league since Oct. 28. It is tied for the sixth longest streak by any player in the NHL. The streak was the second longest of his career (nine games, Dec.
21, 2019-Jan. 9, 2020, 4-6=10). He also scored a goal at 0:06 seconds of the third period, Nov. 9 at MTL. It was the fastest goal to start a period in
franchise history, surpassing the previous record of 0:07 set by Dave Williams on Feb. 14, 1987 vs. Hartford. It is also the fastest goal in the league
since Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher scored at the 0:06 second mark on Oct. 19, 2019.









Adrian Kempe recently saw his career-long four-game goal streak come to an end. It matches the longest by any player in the league this season.
Comeback Kings
The Kings came from behind in the third period to win in consecutive games (Oct. 31 vs. BUF and Nov. 3 vs. STL). It is the 19th time in franchise history
they have accomplished this feat (last: Mar. 21-23, 2019).
Clague-cellant
Rookie defenseman Kale Clague registered a point in each of his first three of the games he played in this season (0-3=3).
Anze Kopi-Star
With seven points in two games during the first week of the season, captain Anze Kopitar was named the first star of the week.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:
Andreas Athanasiou:
4 goals from 100
Dustin Brown:
2 goals behind Bobby Carpenter for 20th all-time among Americans
Alex Edler:
1 goal from 100
Anze Kopitar:
1 GWG from tying Marcel Dionne (59) for 2nd on the Kings all-time list
CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK:
Kopitar: 217 (since 10/20/18)
LA Kings Record: Drew Doughty – 460 (Oct. 8, 2014 – Jan. 18, 2020)
MOST RECENT KINGS MILESTONES ACHIEVED:
Dustin Brown:
Appeared in his 18th season with the Kings, the most in franchise history
Surpassed Doug Weight (1,238) for 11th on the all-time American games played list, Oct. 28 vs. STL
Phillip Danault:
Registered the 200th point of his career, Oct. 14 vs. VGK
Appeared in his 400th career NHL game, Oct. 30 vs. MTL
Alex Iafallo
Appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Nov. 21 vs. ARI
Anze Kopitar
Scored the 100th power-play goal of his career, Oct. 31 vs. BUF
Surpassed Bernie Nicholls (101) for 5th on the Kings all-time PPG list, Nov. 9 at OTT
Olli Maatta
Registered the 100th assist of his career, Oct. 30 vs. MTL
Vladimir Tkachev:
Recorded his first career point (assist), Oct. 14 vs. VG

Capitals snap Kings’ 8-game point streak — Daily Bulletin

LOS ANGELES — The Kings and Washington Capitals played a game at Staples Center on Wednesday night that was tightly contested, physical and low-scoring – just the way the Kings would have preferred, except for the result, which went in favor of Washington, 2-0. The Capitals entered the match as the NHL’s fourth-highest scoring team…

Capitals snap Kings’ 8-game point streak — Daily Bulletin

Kings kick off 7-game homestand with Caps and Ovechkin — Press Telegram

The Kings will return to Staples Center for the first game of a season-long, seven-game homestand Wednesday against the Washington Capitals. They will have an opportunity to progress toward a franchise-record point streak and Washington winger Alex Ovechkin will continue his pursuit of the all-time record for goals. Following a triumphant 3-0-1 road trip that…

Kings kick off 7-game homestand with Caps and Ovechkin — Press Telegram

KINGS 5, LEAFS 1 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-5-1 – 15 Points) vs.
LOS ANGELES KINGS (6-5-1 – 13 Points)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 1 0 1
LOS ANGELES 2 1 2 5

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • John Tavares scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 1:51 of the second period. Tavares has
    scored in three consecutive games (4G) and has posted six goals through the last six games.
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Marner has registered eight assists
    through the last four games.
  • William Nylander posted the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal. Nylander has recorded an assist in
    back-to-back games.
  • Jack Campbell stopped 24-of-28 shots in tonight’s loss.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 6 (6) 14 (9) 14 (13) 34 (28)
    LOS ANGELES 12 (10) 8 (8) 9 (7) 29 (25)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 15 (15) 29 (24) 26 (23) 70 (62)
    LOS ANGELES 26 (20) 14 (14) 12 (9) 52 (43)
    HOME ICE
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-2-1 on home ice this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 65-65-21-3 in 154 games against the Los Angeles Kings and 40-27-11-1
    in 79 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 2-2-0 against the Western Conference this season and against the Pacific Division this 1-
    2-0 season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Engvall)
    Shot Attempts 13 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 8 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 4 (Dermott, Ritchie)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Brodie)
    Takeaways 1 (Spezza, Matthews, Liljegren, Rielly, Engvall)
    TOI 23:18 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 2:46 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:41 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 28 (Rielly, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 76.47% (Matthews – 26 for, 8 against)
    RECORD WHEN
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 4-4-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-2-1 when trailing after one period and 2-5-0 when trailing after two periods.
  • Toronto is 5-3-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 0-2-1 in Monday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Pierre Engvall recorded an NHL single-game career high six shots during tonight’s game.
  • Travis Dermott tied his second-best NHL single-game career high of four hits.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 27 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Auston Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 76.47
    percent (26 for, 8 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Nov. 10 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 12 Leafs vs. Calgary Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 13 Leafs at Buffalo KeyBank Center 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 16 Leafs vs. Nashville Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 18 Leafs vs. New York Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 20 Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.

KINGS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. Los Angeles: First of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Los Angeles: N/A
Next Game vs. Los Angeles: Wednesday, November 24 at Los Angeles
Toronto Season Record: 7-4-1
Toronto Home Record: 6-1-1

TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590


RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 7, 2021
Forward Joey Anderson has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)
November 7, 2021
Forward Kirill Semyonov has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)
November 6, 2021
Goaltender Joseph Woll has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 5 vs. Boston 2
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
TOR Goals: Tavares (2), Matthews (2), Marner
BOS Goals: Hall, Pastrnak
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 42/44, .955 SV%
BOS Goaltender: Ullmark, 31/35, .886 SV%
TOR Power Play: 2-for-4
BOS Power Play: 1-for-4


NEXT GAME

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Opponent: at Philadelphia Flyers
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 19


ALL-TIME VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS:

First Matchup between Clubs: October 25, 1967 (Toronto 4 vs. Los Angeles 2)
All-Time Record: 65-64-21-3 (153 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 40-26-11-1 (78 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 25-38-10-2 (75 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: November 5, 2019 (Toronto 3 vs. Los Angeles 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-1-0-1
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-3-0-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS:
Games Played: TJ Brodie (36), Jason Spezza (25), John Tavares (19)
Goals:
Jason Spezza (4), John Tavares (4), Alexander Kerfoot (3), Wayne
Simmonds (3), Michael Bunting (3), TJ Brodie (3)
Assists:
John Tavares (12), Jason Spezza (9), TJ Brodie (9), Mitch Marner (5),
Ondej Kaše (5)
Points: John Tavares (16), Jason Spezza (13), TJ Brodie (12)
Penalty Minutes: Nick Ritchie (29), Wayne Simmonds (12), Jason Spezza (12)

2021-22 AVERAGES &RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .625 2.67 2.67 22.9% 83.8% 34.7 30.6 55.5%
NHL Rank 12th-T 20th-T 9th-T 12th 14th 6th 20th-T 1st-T

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 8/35 (22.9%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 3 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 4 – Matthews, Nylander, Marner
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)


ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 31/37 (83.8%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Monday games 3rd of 7 (3 home, 4 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
November games 4th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)


RECENT MILESTONESTJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th NHL goal on 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 on Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game on Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.


UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Four wins away from 50 career NHL wins
JACK CAMPBELL Four games away from 100 career NHL games played
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Six goals away from 50 career NHL goals
ONDREJ KAŠE One point away from 100 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played

Kings take off for Canada road trip trying to extend streak — Press Enterprise

The Kings crossed the Canadian border seeking to continue their newfound success against a pair of old-line franchises, as they will visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday and the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. This four-game trip will see the Kings travel to four Canadian cities, beginning with Toronto, which has won five straight games…

Kings take off for Canada road trip trying to extend streak — Press Enterprise

Jonathan Quick helps Kings steal a win from the Ducks — Press Telegram

ANAHEIM — Jonathan Quick dived to his left and sprawled to his right and crawled on his stomach and fell on his back and thrust his blocker into the air and raised his glove and did all he could do to keep the Kings in the game Friday at Honda Center. The Ducks fired pucks…

Jonathan Quick helps Kings steal a win from the Ducks — Press Telegram

Kings games postponed after 3rd member of Avalanche franchise tests positive for COVID-19 — Daily Breeze

The Avalanche is shutting down operations through Tuesday after after a third member of the franchise tested positive for COVID-19. Following the third positive test, Colorado canceled its morning skate Friday ahead of the night’s scheduled game against the Kings at Ball Arena. 419 more words

Kings games postponed after 3rd member of Avalanche franchise tests positive for COVID-19 — Daily Breeze

Golden Knights win 5th straight, end 1st half in 1st place — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Max Pacioretty scored two goals and William Karlsson and William Carrier each had one as the Golden Knights wrapped up the first half of their season with a win at Los Angeles.

Golden Knights win 5th straight, end 1st half in 1st place — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nathan MacKinnon reaches 500 career points as Avalanche improves to 2-1 — The Denver Post

He’s doesn’t much care for the nickname but Nate the Great is indeed that. Nathan MacKinnon reached Avalanche legendary status at age 25 on Tuesday night by assisting on two goals in Colorado’s 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. MacKinnon’s 499th and 500th career points made him the fourth player in…

Nathan MacKinnon reaches 500 career points as Avalanche improves to 2-1 — The Denver Post

Kings approach new season with playoff aspirations — Whittier Daily News

While the opening-game roster and new taxi squad aren’t what the Kings has envisioned, they’re ready to pick up where they left off last season in Thursday’s opener against Minnesota at Staples Center.

Kings approach new season with playoff aspirations — Whittier Daily News