MAPLE LEAFS – COYOTES PREGAME NOTES




2021-22 Matchups vs. Arizona: First of Two
2021-22 Record vs. Arizona: 0-0-0
Next Game vs. Arizona: Thursday, March 10 vs. Arizona
Toronto Season Record: 23-8-3
Toronto Road Record: 9-4-2
TV: TSN4 RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
January 7, 2022
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been assigned to the
Maple Leafs taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
January 5, 2022
Forward Kyle Clifford has been assigned to the Maple Leafs taxi squad
from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
January 3, 2022
Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme has been reassigned to the Toronto
Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad
December 31, 2021
Defenceman Chad Krys has been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 4 at Vegas 3 – SOW
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
TOR Goals: Nylander, Matthews, Mikheyev, (Nylander – SOW)
VGK Goals: Kolesar, Karlsson, Pietrangelo
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 31/34, .912 SV%
VGK Goaltender: Lehner, 15/18, .833 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 3-for-5

NEXT GAME
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Opponent: at St. Louis Blues
Time: 7 pm ET
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Pierre Engvall Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Mitch Marner Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
ALL-TIME VS. ARIZONA COYOTES:

First Matchup between Clubs: November 10, 1979 (Toronto 8 at Winnipeg 4)
All-Time Record: 39-53-8-2 (102 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 22-27-2-2 (53 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 17-26-6-0 (49 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 21, 2019 (Toronto 3 at Arizona 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. ARIZONA COYOTES:
Games Played: Kyle Clifford (49), Wayne Simmonds (35), TJ Brodie (33)
Goals:
Jason Spezza (9), Wayne Simmonds (9), John Tavares (9), Jake Muzzin
(6), TJ Brodie (6)
Assists: Jason Spezza (12), Jake Muzzin (11), TJ Brodie (10)
Points: Jason Spezza (21), Jake Muzzin (17), Wayne Simmonds (17)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (53), Jake Muzzin (38), Nick Ritchie (33)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .721 3.38 2.50 30.2% 82.5% 33.6 31.7 55.5%
Arizona .258 2.18 3.79 14.8% 72.2% 26.8 33.3 48.3%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 29/96 (30.2%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 8 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 80/97 (82.5%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Wednesday games 7th of 11 (5 home, 5 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 11
Record in first game of back-to-back 3-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
January games 5th of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
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
Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
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

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
David Kämpf Three assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Ilya Mikheyev Two games away from 100 career NHL games played
William Nylander One point away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Eight games away from 400 career NHL games played.

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 23 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 48 – Holl
ASSISTS 25 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 34 – Nylander
POINTS 37 – Matthews (23G, 14A) HITS 77 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 23:59 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:05 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:39 – Muzzin
SHOTS 138 – Matthews WINS 18 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.2% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.02 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 57.94% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .935 – Campbell

021-22 GAME HIGHS
TEAM RECORD TEAM RECORD

Anaheim Ducks 1-0-0 Nashville Predators 1-0-0
Arizona Coyotes 0-0-0 New Jersey Devils 0-0-0
Boston Bruins 1-0-0 New York Islanders 1-0-0
Buffalo Sabres 1-0-0 New York Rangers 1-0-1
Calgary Flames 1-0-0 Ottawa Senators 2-1-0
Carolina Hurricanes 0-1-0 Philadelphia Flyers 1-0-0
Chicago Blackhawks 2-0-0 Pittsburgh Penguins 0-2-0
Colorado Avalanche 1-0-1 San Jose Sharks 1-1-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0-0 Seattle Kraken 0-0-0
Dallas Stars 0-0-0 St. Louis Blues 0-0-0
Detroit Red Wings 1-0-0 Tampa Bay Lightning 1-1-0
Edmonton Oilers 2-0-0 Vancouver Canucks 0-0-0
Florida Panthers 0-0-0 Vegas Golden Knights 2-0-0
Los Angeles Kings 1-1-0 Washington Capitals 0-0-0
Minnesota Wild 0-0-1 Winnipeg Jets 0-1-0
Montréal Canadiens 1-0-0

2021-22 GAME HIGHS
CATEGORY HOME ROAD
Most Goals, Game 3 – Matthews, Dec. 1 vs. COL
2 – Nylander, Nov. 10 at PHI – Marner, Nov. 21
at NYI – Spezza, Dec. 4 at MIN – Matthews,
Dec. 14 at EDM – Matthews, Jan. 8 at COL
Most Assists, Game 4 – Rielly, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK – Rielly, Dec. 4 at MIN
Most Points, Game
4 – Marner, Nov. 6 vs. BOS, (1G, 3A) – Rielly,
Dec. 7 vs. CBJ (4A)
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK (3A) – Rielly, Dec. 4
at MIN (3A) – Kerfoot, Jan. 8 at COL (1G, 2A)
Most Shots, Game
8 – Matthews, Oct. 18 vs. NYR, Nov. 12 vs.
CGY, Dec. 1 vs. COL
8 – Nylander, Nov. 26 at SJS – Matthews, Dec. 4 at MIN –Matthews, Jan. 8 at COL
Time On Ice, Game 26:23 – Rielly, Nov. 20 vs. PIT 26:55 – Rielly, Dec. 4 at MIN
Most Saves, Game 42 – Campbell, Nov. 6 vs. BOS 44 – Campbell, Jan. 8 at COL
CATEGORY GAME PERIOD
Most Goals, For 8 – Dec. 1 vs. COL 4 – 2nd, Nov. 24 at LAK
Most Goals, Against 7 – Oct. 23 at PIT 4 – 2nd, Oct. 23 at PIT, 2nd, Dec. 5 at WPG
Most Shots, For 48 – Oct. 14 at OTT 25 – 3rd, Oct. 14 at OTT
Most Shots, Against 49 – Jan. 8 at COL 23 – 3rd, Nov. 6 vs. BOS
Fewest Shots, For 18 – Jan. 11 at VGK 2 – 3rd, Jan. 11 at VGK
Fewest Shots, Against 20 – Nov. 21 at NYI 2 – 2nd, Oct. 18 vs. NYR

COYOTES NOTES

LAST GAME
Predators 4, Coyotes 2 – January 8, 2022 – Gila River Arena
ARI Goals: Keller (12), Crouse (9)
NSH Goals: Ekholm (2), Trenin (9), Jeannot (11), Josi (12)
ARI Goalie: Vemelka (L) – 25 saves on 29 shots
NSH Goalie: Saros (W) – 38 saves on 40 shots
PP: 0-6 PK: 5-6
Notes: Clayton Keller scored in his second consecutive game…Lawson Crouse picked up his 9th goal of the yr to put him in 2nd on the Coyotes’ goalscoring leaderboard… Riley Nash made his Coyotes debut and assisted on Crouse’s goal… Marked the second time this season Arizona has recorded
40+ shots in a game…ARI’s 15 shots in the 2nd period tied a season-high for a single period (1st period on 11/5 at Anaheim)…Travis Boyd won 14-of21 face-offs (67%), the 14 wins marking a single-game career-high…ARI logged 48 PIM as a team, their highest in a game since 12/20/07 at SJ (58)
CURRENT TAXI SQUAD
G Ivan Prosvetov
D Victor Soderstrom
D Vladislav Kolyachonok
MAN GAMES LOST (Name/Roster Status/Injury Type/Games Missed/Last Game Played)
Barrett Hayton…IR…Upper-Body (1 / 1/6)
Jay Beagle…IR…Lower-Body (6 / 12/11)
Jakob Chychrun…IR…Upper-Body (7 / 12/10)
Ryan Dzingel…IR …Upper-Body (7 / 12/10)
Dmitrij Jaskin…IR…Lower-Body…(18 / 11/13)
Conor Timmins…IR…Lower-Body…(27 / 10/25)
Carter Hutton…IR…Lower-Body…(27 / 10/25)
Total man games lost: 188 games
Nick Schmaltz (19), Ryan Dzingel (17), Alex Galchenyuk (15), Kyle Capobianco (12), Jay Beagle (12), Johan Larsson (10), Christian Fischer (8), Andrew
Ladd (6), Anton Stralman (4), Lawson Crouse (1), Matias Maccelli (1), Travis Boyd (1), Ilya Lyubushkin (1), Liam O’Brien (1)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
-1/11 – Recalled D Victor Soderstrom, D Vladislav Kolyachonok and G Ivan Prosvetov to the Taxi Squad
-1/10 – Placed HC André Tourigny, GC Corey Schwab, G Scott Wedgewood, D Jakob Chychrun, D Cam Dinnen, D Anton Stralman in COVID protocol
-1/7 – Placed AC Mario Duhamel, D Kyle Capobianco in COVID Protocol
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
YOTES &LEAFS
-Tonight is 1 of 2 ARI-TOR games this season, and the only one in Arizona
Arizona Coyotes: Media Notes
DATE TIME (AZ) OPPONENT VENUE TV RADIO
Fri, Jan. 14 7pm at COL Ball Arena Bally Sports Arizona+ 98.7 FM
Sat, Jan. 15 7pm vs COL Gila River Arena Bally Sports Arizona 98.7 FM
Mon, Jan. 17 2pm vs MTL Gila River Arena ESPN+/Hulu 620 AM
-The teams are also scheduled to go head-to-head in Toronto on 3/10
-The last meeting between the clubs took place in 2/11/20 (3-2 L, OT). The last time ARI played TOR in AZ was 11/21/19 (3-1 L)
-Andrew Ladd leads current Coyotes in career goals (10) and assists (13) vs TOR. He’s found the scoresheet in each of his last two games against the
Maple Leafs, recording an assist in each contest as a member of NYI
-Shayne Gostisbehere paces the Coyotes in points vs TOR among d-men, registering 5-7-12 in 15 GP
-The Coyotes franchise is 55-37-8-2 all-time against the Maple Leafs
SCORING NOTABLES AGAINST THE MAPLE LEAFS
Andrew Ladd…10-13-23…33 career GP
Johan Larsson…5-8-13…19 career GP
Ryan Dzingel…4-10-14…17 career GP
Shayne Gostisbehere…5-7-12…15 career GP
Career Leaders
Goals (Ladd, 10)…Assists (Ladd, 13)…Points (Ladd, 23)
Career Leaders Among Defensemen
Goals (Gostisbehere, 5)…Assists (Gostisbehere 7)…Points (Gostisbehere, 12)
THIS DAY IN COYOTES HISTORY
Jan. 12, 2016 – Max Domi scored his first career hat trick as the Coyotes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 at Gila River Arena.
LEAGUE LEADERS
Points (Defensemen on new teams)
1 Seth Jones (CHI) – 25 pts
2 Tony DeAngelo (CAR) – 24 pts
3 Shayne Gostisbehere (ARI) – 23 pts
4 Alex Goligoski (MIN) – 21 pts
5 Dougie Hamilton (NJD) – 20 pts
TOI/G (Rookies | Min. 10 GP)
1 Moritz Seider (DET) – 22:23 TOI/G
2 Dysin Mayo (ARI) – 20:36 TOI/G
3 Alexandre Carrier (NSH) – 20:31 TOI/G
4 Jamie Drysdale (ANA) – 19:48 TOI/G
5 Bowen Byram (COL) – 19 :34 TOI/G
Blocked Shots (Rookies)
1 Moritz Seider (DET) – 63 BS
T2 Dysin Mayo (ARI) – 50 BS
T2 Alexandre Carrier (NSH) – 50 BS
4 Martin Fehervary (WSH) – 49 BS
5 Jacob Middleton (SJ) – 47 BS
KELLER INSTINCT
-Clayton Keller enters tonight as Arizona’s leader in goals (12), points (26) and SOG (97) this season. Dating back to 11/18, he’s registered 20 points
(9-11-20) in his last 17 GP
-Keller has tallied 6 goals (9 pts) in his last 6 games, half of his season goal total
-With 7 SOG on Saturday, Keller has totaled 35 SOG in his last 6 GP. Keller is one of five NHLers with 5+ games of 7+ SOG this season (Pastrnak [6],
Matthews, McDavid, Ovechkin)
-Tonight is expected to be Keller’s 324th consecutive GP, the 4th-longest active streak in the NHL

FRANCHISE CAREER LEADERBOARD

All Skaters
Goals
24 Fredrik Olausson 86 (1986-94)
25 Dallas Drake 82 (1993-00)
T26 Clayton Keller 80 (2017-present)
T26 Scott Arniel 80 (1981-86, 1990-91)
T26 Randy Carlyle 80 (1983-93)
T26 Mikkel Boedker 80 (2008-16)
Assists
24 Darrin Shannon… 149 (1991-98)
25 Dallas Drake 143 (1993-00)
26 Clayton Keller… 139 (2017-present)
27 Ron Wilson … 134 (1979-83)
Points
26 Darrin Shannon… 226 (1991-98)
27 Dallas Drake 225 (1993-00)
28 Clayton Keller 219 (2017-present)
29 Mikkel Boedker 213 (2008-16)
PHIL THE THRILL
-Phil Kessel, who shares the second-highest point total on the Coyotes with Gostisbehere (23), has recorded a multi-point game in 3 of his last 5
outings, producing 1-7-8 in that span
-Kessel (5-18-23) is nearing his 20th assist of the season. With 33 games under his belt this year, the fastest he’s reached 20a in a season are: 2017-18
(25 GP), 2018-19 (27 GP), 2016-17 (28 GP), 2012-13 (31 GP), 2011-12 (32 GP), 2014-15 (35 GP)
-The winger has registered 14 points (2-12-14) in his last 14 GP
-Kessel is expected to skate in his 934th consecutive game tonight. Dating back to Nov. 3, 2009, Kessel also holds the second-longest active streak in
the NHL (Keith Yandle, 957)
NHL’s ’Iron Man’ Streak
Doug Jarvis (964; 10/8/75 – 10/10/87)
Keith Yandle (957; 3/26/09 – present)
Phil Kessel (933; 11/3/09 – present)
Garry Unger (914; 2/24/68 – 12/21/79)
NHL CAREER LEADERBOARD (PLAYERS OF U.S. NATIONALITY)

Goals
10 Joe Pavelski 407 (2006-present)
11 John LeClair 406 (1990-07)
12 Phil Kessel 396 (2006-present)
13 Zach Parise 394 (2005-present)
14 Ed Olczyk 342 (1984-00)
Power-Play Goals
11 Zach Parise 120 (2005-present)
12 John LeClair 118 (1990-07)
13 Phil Kessel 117 (2006-present)
14 Patrick Kane 113 (2007-present)
Power-Play Assists
17 Kevin Hatcher 208 (1984-01)
18 Scott Gomez 207 (1999-16)
19 Mark Howe 204 (1979-95)
20 Phil Kessel 201 (2006-present)
21 Scott Young 199 (1987-06)
Power-Play Points
13 Joe Mullen 339 (1981-97)
14 Joe Pavelski 319 (2006-present)
15 Phil Kessel 318 (2006-present)
16 Scott Young 307 (1987-06)
KEY CONNECTIONS
Ex-Coyotes
Michael Bunting (2018-19, 2020-21)
Ex-Maple Leafs
Corey Schwab (2001-02)
Phil Housley (2002-03)
Anton Stralman (2007-09)
Phil Kessel (2009-15)
Alex Galchenyuk (2020-21)
Travis Boyd (2020-21)
Riley Nash (2021 Playoffs)
Travis Boyd played with Justin Holl at the Univ. of Minnesota from 2011-14
Lawson Crouse won a gold medal with Nick Ritchie at the 2015 WJC for Team Canada…Also represented Canada with Mitch Marner and Travis
Dermott at the 2016 event
Alex Galchenyuk played with Manny Malhotra in MTL in 2014-15
Shayne Gostisbehere skated with with Wayne Simmonds (2014-19) and Petr Mrazek (2017-18) in Philly
Clayton Keller played with Joey Anderson at the USNTDP from 2014-16
Andrew Ladd played with John Tavares on NYI from 2016-18
Antoine Roussel was teammates with Jason Spezza in DAL from 2014-18
Nick Schmaltz represented Team USA with Auston Matthews at the 2015-16 WJCs…Played with David Kampf in CHI from 2017-19
Victor Soderstrom played with Rasmus Sandin on Team Sweden at the 2019-20 WJCs
MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player…Needs…Milestone)
Travis Boyd…1 game from…150 career NHL games
Lawson Crouse…2 assists from…50 career NHL assists
Lawson Crouse…7 points from…100 career NHL points
Loui Eriksson…1 assist from … 350 career NHL assists
Alex Galchenyuk…2 games from…600 career NHL games
Alex Galchenyuk…4 assists from…200 career NHL assists
Phil Kessel…4 goals from…400 career NHL goals
Andrew Ladd…2 even-strength goals from…200 even-strength goals
Johan Larsson…1 goal from…50 career NHL goals
Anton Stralman…2 even-strength points from…200 career NHL even-strength points
2021-22 REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Blocked shots: Mayo (50)
Hits: Crouse (87)
Shots: Keller (97)
TOI/G: Chychrun (24:50)
2021-22 OVERTIME RESULTS: (3-0-3)
Last overtime win: 12/17/21 at ANA (W, 6-5, GWG – C. Keller)
Last overtime loss: 5/1/21 vs. VGK (L, 3-2, GWG – J. Marchessault)
Last overtime that led to shootout: 12/28/21 at SJS

2021-22 SHOOTOUT RESULTS: (0-3)
Last shootout win: 3/23/21 vs. COL (W, 5-4, GDG – C. Dvorak)
Last shootout loss: 12/28/21 at SJS (L, 8-7, GDG – L. Couture)
CAREER OT POINT CHART
COYOTES RECORD ON…
PLAYER NAME GOALS ASSISTS POINTS
Phil Kessel 11 15 26
Loui Eriksson 9 7 16
Shayne Gostisbehere 6 9 15
Andrew Ladd 5 6 11
Alex Galchenyuk 6 5 11
Clayton Keller 4 6 10
Anton Stralman 0 6 6
Nick Schmaltz 1 5 6
Jakob Chychrun 1 3 4
Ryan Dzingel 2 1 3
Christian Fischer 2 1 3
Jay Beagle 1 1 2
Johan Larsson 0 2 2
Kyle Capobianco 1 0 1
Travis Boyd 0 1 1

MAPLE LEAFS-AVALANCHE PREGAME NOTES



2021-22 Matchups vs. Colorado: Second of Two
2021-22 Record vs. Colorado: 1-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 22-8-2
Toronto Road Record: 8-4-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
January 7, 2022
Forwards Joey Anderson and Brett Seney have been assigned to the
Maple Leafs taxi squad from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
January 5, 2022
Forward Kyle Clifford has been assigned to the Maple Leafs taxi squad
from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
January 3, 2022
Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme has been reassigned to the Toronto
Marlies (AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad
December 31, 2021
Defenceman Chad Krys has been reassigned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL) from the Maple Leafs taxi squad

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 4 vs. Edmonton 2
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
TOR Goals: Tavares, Brodie, Mikheyev, Kerfoot
EDM Goals: Perlini, Draisaitl
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 28/30, .933 SV%
EDM Goaltender: Smith, 29/32, .906 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-2
TOR Penalty Kill: 1-for-1

NEXT GAME
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Opponent: at Vegas Golden Knights
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Pierre Engvall Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Mitch Marner Placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
Ondrej Kaše Day-to-Day
ALL-TIME VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE:

First Matchup between Clubs: November 18, 1979 (Toronto 2 at Quebec Nordiques 4)
All-Time Record: 33-40-9-3 (85 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 19-22-4-1 (46 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 14-18-5-2 (39 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 23, 2019 (Toronto 5 at Colorado 3)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-4-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (34), Wayne Simmonds (29), TJ Brodie (27)
Goals: Jason Spezza (7), Auston Matthews (7), Wayne Simmonds (6)
Assists: TJ Brodie (15), Jason Spezza (11), Wayne Simmonds (10)
Points: Jason Spezza (18), Wayne Simmonds (16), TJ Brodie (15)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (57), Jake Muzzin (16), David Kämpf (12)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .719 3.38 2.41 30.1% 83.0% 34.3 31.1 55.3%
Colorado .700 4.30 3.23 25.4% 73.9% 34.0 30.9 47.0%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 28/93 (30.1%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 8 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 73/88 (83.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 10th of 21 (9 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 5 of 11
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-1
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-3-0
January games 3rd of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
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
Auston Matthews Recorded his 200th career NHL goal, Oct. 25, 2021 at CAR
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

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
David Kämpf Three assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Ilya Mikheyev Four games away from 100 career NHL games played
William Nylander Two points away from 300 career NHL points
2021-22 TEAM LEADERS
CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 20 – Matthews BLOCKED SHOTS 45 – Holl
ASSISTS 23 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 32 – Nylander
POINTS 35 – Nylander (15G, 20A) HITS 66 – Muzzin
POWER PLAY POINTS 15 – Matthews (8G, 7A) TOI PER GAME 23:56 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 – Brodie (2A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:05 – Marner
PIMs 40 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:34 – Muzzin
SHOTS 127 – Matthews WINS 17 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 61.9% – Nylander GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.87 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 58.17% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .939 – Campbell

RECORD BY MONTH
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY
HOME 3-1-1 6-2-0 3-1-0 2-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 1-3-0 6-0-0 1-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 4-4-1 12-2-0 4-2-1 2-0-0 0-0-0
MARCH APRIL
HOME 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD BY DAY
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2-1-0 0-2-1 4-0-0 6-0-0 2-2-0 2-1-0 6-2-1
SEASON SERIES RECORDS
2021-22 GAME HIGHS
TEAM RECORD TEAM RECORD
Anaheim Ducks 1-0-0 Nashville Predators 1-0-0
Arizona Coyotes 0-0-0 New Jersey Devils 0-0-0
Boston Bruins 1-0-0 New York Islanders 1-0-0
Buffalo Sabres 1-0-0 New York Rangers 1-0-1
Calgary Flames 1-0-0 Ottawa Senators 2-1-0
Carolina Hurricanes 0-1-0 Philadelphia Flyers 1-0-0
Chicago Blackhawks 2-0-0 Pittsburgh Penguins 0-2-0
Colorado Avalanche 1-0-0 San Jose Sharks 1-1-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0-0 Seattle Kraken 0-0-0
Dallas Stars 0-0-0 St. Louis Blues 0-0-0
Detroit Red Wings 1-0-0 Tampa Bay Lightning 1-1-0
Edmonton Oilers 2-0-0 Vancouver Canucks 0-0-0
Florida Panthers 0-0-0 Vegas Golden Knights 1-0-0
Los Angeles Kings 1-1-0 Washington Capitals 0-0-0
Minnesota Wild 0-0-1 Winnipeg Jets 0-1-0
Montréal Canadiens 1-0-0
CATEGORY HOME ROAD
Most Goals, Game 3 – Matthews, Dec. 1 vs. COL
2 – Nylander, Nov. 10 at PHI – Marner, Nov. 21
at NYI – Spezza, Dec. 4 at MIN – Matthews,
Dec. 14 at EDM
Most Assists, Game 4 – Rielly, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK – Rielly, Dec. 4 at
MIN
Most Points, Game
4 – Marner, Nov. 6 vs. BOS, (1G, 3A) – Rielly,
Dec. 7 vs. CBJ (4A)
3 – Sandin, Nov. 24 at LAK (3A) – Rielly, Dec. 4
at MIN (3A)
Most Shots, Game
8 – Matthews, Oct. 18 vs. NYR, Nov. 12 vs.
CGY, Dec. 1 vs. COL
8 – Nylander, Nov. 26 at SJS – Matthews, Dec.
4 at MIN
Time On Ice, Game 26:23 – Rielly, Nov. 20 vs. PIT 26:55 – Rielly, Dec. 4 at MIN
Most Saves, Game 42 – Campbell, Nov. 6 vs. BOS 39 – Campbell, Nov. 28 at ANA
CATEGORY GAME PERIOD
Most Goals, For 8 – Dec. 1 vs. COL 4 – 2nd, Nov. 24 at LAK
Most Goals, Against 7 – Oct. 23 at PIT 4 – 2nd, Oct. 23 at PIT, 2nd, Dec. 5 at WPG
Most Shots, For 48 – Oct. 14 at OTT 25 – 3rd, Oct. 14 at OTT
Most Shots, Against 44 – Nov. 6 vs. BOS 23 – 3rd, Nov. 6 vs. BOS
Fewest Shots, For 25 – Oct. 25 at CAR, Dec. 14 at EDM 3 – 3rd, Oct. 23 at PIT, 2nd, Dec. 11 vs. CHI
Fewest Shots, Against 20 – Nov. 21 at NYI 2 – 2nd, Oct. 18 vs. NY

AVALANCHE NOTES

CURRENT INJURIES
J. Johnson (lower body)
MacDonald (upper body)
Matteau (lower body)
Nichushkin (upper body)
Games Lost: 160

UPCOMING GAMES (times MT)
Date Opponent Time TV Radio
Sat, Jan. 8 TORONTO 5 p.m. Altitude, CBC, NHLN 92.5
Mon, Jan. 10 SEATTLE 7 p.m. Altitude 92.5
Tue, Jan. 11 at Nashville 6 p.m. Altitude 2 92.5
LAST GAME — Jan. 6 (Colorado 7, Winnipeg 1 at Ball Arena)
Gabriel Landeskog recorded a hat trick and an assist, Nathan MacKinnon had five points (1g/4a) and fellow linemate Mikko Rantanen added a goal and
two helpers as the Avalanche beat the Jets, 7-1, at Ball Arena … Darcy Kuemper stopped 34 shots for his seventh consecutive victory as Colorado tied a
franchise record with its 10th straight home win.
SF: 42 SA: 35 PP: 3-4 PK: 4-5

NOTES
• Colorado tied a franchise record with its 10th straight home win.
• The Avs scored seven goals for the seventh different time this season … It’s the most seven-goal games within the first 30 contests of a season since
the 1995-96 Penguins (9).
• The Avs have won three straight, are 8-1-0 in their last nine games, 9-1-1 in their last 11 and 16-3-1 in their last 20
• Kuemper won his seventh consecutive start (2.28 GAA, .929 Sv%), matching his career-long winning streak set Feb. 16–March 2, 2019 … It was
his ninth consecutive win at home, tied for the second longest home winning streak in franchise history.
• Kuemper is 12-1-0 in his last 14 appearances (2.51 GAA, .915 Sv%)
• MacKinnon tied his career high with five points (third time, last: March 2, 2018 vs Minnesota).
• MacKinnon extended his point streak to 12 games (3g/20a), longest active streak in the NHL and fourth longest this season … It’s his fifth career
streak of at least 10 games, fourth-most in franchise history behind Joe Sakic (10), Peter Stastny (10) and Michel Goulet (7)
• Landeskog notched his fourth career hat trick and first since Oct. 18, 2018 at New Jersey … It’s the fifth-most hat tricks by an Avalanche player
since the franchise relocated, trailing only Joe Sakic (10), Peter Forsberg (7), Milan Hejduk (5) and Valeri Kamensky (5).
• Landeskog’s effort was the Avalanche’s third hat trick of the season, tied for the second most of any team behind only Pittsburgh (4).
• Landeskog has points in each of his last 13 appearances (7g/12a) **not an official point streak as he missed three games during this stretch
• MacKinnon, Landeskog, Rantanen each recorded three-plus points in the same game for the sixth time … Only one active trio has done so more:
Boston’s David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron (7x) … Only one trio in Avalanche/Nordiques history has recorded more such instances:
Peter Stastny, Anton Stastny and Michel Goulet (11x).
• Nazem Kadri has points in 20 of his last 21 games (11g/27a), including each of his last 10 appearances (5g/12a).
• The Avs tied a season high with three power-play goals
• Bowen Byram’s goal was his fifth of the season, tops among NHL rookie defensemen.
TONIGHT
COLORADO vs. TORONTO
5:15 p.m.
Altitude, CBC, NHLN / 92.5

The Avalanche continues their three-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ball Arena … The Avs, who opened the home stay
with a 7-1 win over Winnipeg on Thursday, will host Seattle on Monday to wrap up the homestand … Colorado has won 10 straight at Ball Arena,
matching its longest home winning streak in franchise history … The Avs are 8-1-0 in their last nine games, 9-1-1 in their last 11, 16-3-1 in their last 20
and 18-4-2 in their last 24 …. Colorado’s 16-3-1 (.825) mark since Nov. 11 is the best in the NHL
BEST SINCE NOV. 11
COL 16-3-1 .825
TOR 14-3-1 .806
PIT 16-5-1 .750
TBL 17-5-2 .750
HOME COOKING

Colorado has won 10 straight home games, matching its longest home winning streak in franchise history … It’s the second-longest streak in the NHL
this season, one behind Florida’s 11-game run … The Avs are 11-0-1 in their last 12 at Ball Arena and 28-2-2 in their last 32 home dates going back to
March 10, 2021 (32-3-2 including playoffs).
Colorado Avalanche: Media Notes
HOME WINNING STREAKS FRANCHISE HISTORY
10 Dec. 29, 2017–Feb. 14, 2018
10 Mar. 6–April 16, 1995
10 Nov. 26, 1983–Jan. 10, 1984
10 Nov. 11, 2021 – present
HOME WINNING STREAKS BY A GOALIE, FRANCHISE HISTORY
10 Jonathan Bernier Dec. 31, 2017–April 7, 2018
9 Darcy Kuemper Oct. 30, 2021 – present
9 Dan Bouchard Nov. 26, 1983–Jan. 10, 1984
GETTING OFFENSIVE
The Avs are the highest scoring team in the league, averaging 4.30 goals per game … Colorado’s 130 goals (including shootout-deciding tallies) are its
second-most through 30 games since relocating to Denver, trailing only the 1995-96 squad (134) … Over the last 25 years, only one NHL team has
scored more goals through its first 30 games, the 2005-06 Senators (132) … Six different Avalanche players have 10+ goals this year, the most doubledigit scorers of any club … The Avs have scored seven goals on seven different occasions this season, by far the most of any team (next closest is
Tampa Bay with three) … It’s the most seven-goal efforts within the first 30 games of a season since the 1995-96 Penguins (nine) … Only one Avalanche
team had more games with seven+ goals in a single season, 1995-96 (11) … Colorado also leads all clubs this year in six-goal outings (nine)
MOST GOALS IN FIRST 30
GAMES OF A SEASON

(last 25 years since 1996-97)
132 2005-06 Senators
130 2021-22 Avalanche
124 2006-07 Sabres
MOST 7-GOAL GAMES IN FIRST
30 GAMES OF A SEASON
(last 30 years since 1991-92)
9 1995-96 PIT
7 2021-22 COL
7 1991-92 PIT
7 1992-93 PIT
MACK ATTACK
Nathan MacKinnon leads the NHL in points/game at 1.65 … MacKinnon’s 33 points are a career-high through 20 games of a season and
the most through a player’s first 20 games in Avalanche history (previous: 32 by Mikko Rantanen in 2018-19 and Peter Forsberg in 2003-04) …
MacKinnon now has 593 points in 593 career games, 662 in 643 games including playoffs.
POINTS/GAME LEADERS
1.65 Nathan MacKinnon
1.61 Connor McDavid
1.56 Leon Draisaitl
1.56 Nazem Kadri
1.50 Nikita Kucherov
KADRI MAN CAN

Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche and ranks fifth in NHL scoring with 42 points (12g/30a) in 27 games … He is tied for third in the league in assists (30),
which matches his single-season career high set in 2013-14 with Toronto
ALL HAIL CALE
Cale Makar leads all NHL defensemen with a career-high 14 goals … His 14 goals were the fourth most by a defenseman through his first 25 games of a
season in the modern era (since 1943-44), trailing only Dave Ellett (15 in 1988-89) and Bobby Orr (15 in both 1974-75 and 1973-74) … Makar has 122
career points (34g/88a) in 127 NHL contests, the third-most ever by a defenseman through 127 games behind only Harry Cameron (137) and Mark
Howe (136) … Makar’s 0.96 points/game average is the sixth-highest by a rearguard in league history.
HOW D-LIGHTFUL
Colorado’s defensemen have scored a league-high 33 goals and also lead all teams in points (104) … The blueline’s 33 goals are more than their total
(26) from all of last season in 56 games
TOEWS-ER SHARP
Devon Toews, who is one shy of 100 career points, leads all NHL defensemen in points/game (1.16) and plus/minus rating (+22) … Toews is +51 over
the past two seasons, the highest mark of any NHL player … The Avs are 15-3-1 with Toews in the lineup this year and 52-16-4 since he joined
Colorado.
POINTS/GAME, DEFENSEMAN (10 GP)
1.16 Devon Toews
1.13 Drew Doughty
1.08 Cale Makar
1.00 Adam Fox
1.00 Victor Hedman
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Erik Johnson on Tuesday night in Chicago passed Steven Finn for sole possession of the second most games played by a defenseman in franchise
history with 606 … He now trails only Adam Foote (967) on that list … Johnson has 228 points (65g/163a) with Colorado, ranking fourth in goals, fifth in
points and assists among franchise blueliners.
SOLID START
The Avalanche’s 20-8-2 record ranks among their best starts since relocating to Denver

KINGS-RAPTORS pregame notes

• The Toronto Raptors (12-14) complete a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Monday night when they host the Sacramento Kings (11-16) at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are 3-3 on their
current homestand. Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points, Fred VanVleet had 17 points and 11 assists, and the Raptors won for the third time in four games beating New York 90-87 on Friday. Toronto plays the second
game of a back-to-back set Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The Raptors have won eight of their last nine meetings against the Kings.
Scottie Barnes tallied 12 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and three assists in a season-high 41 minutes of action in Friday’s victory over the Knicks. Barnes became just the sixth Raptors rookie, and first since Jamario Moon (March 23, 2008 vs. Denver), to post 12/15/3 in a game. Barnes currently ranks second among rookies in scoring (15.1) and rebounds (8.3), leads in minutes (36.0) and is third with a .489 (149-305) field goal percentage.
• The Raptors held New York to just 87 points and .358 (29-81) shooting from the field Friday night. Toronto has now held its opponent to fewer than 100 points in four of the last five games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 10). Over the last five contests, opponents are averaging 95.6 points and shooting .397 (165-416) from the floor, including .335 (55-164) from three-point range. The Raptors have already held opponents below the century mark eight times (6-2), something they did in seven games last season.
Gary Trent Jr. has scored 24 points in back-to-back games (Dec. 8-10), leading the Raptors in scoring in both contests. Trent Jr. is shooting .576 (19-33) from the field and 60 percent (9-15) from three-point distance over the last two games. Toronto is 6-3 this season when Trent Jr. scores 20+ points.
• The Raptors tied a season-low for the second time in three games with just eight turnovers in Friday’s win over the Knicks. The Raptors rank fourth in the NBA in turnovers per games (12.7).
Fred VanVleet (93) and Gary Trent Jr. (91) currently rank second and third, respectively, in the NBA in total deflections. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Trent Jr. is also third in the NBA in steals per game (2.04) and has recorded multiple steals in 15 games. The
Raptors lead the NBA in deflections per game (19.3) and rank third in steals (9.1) this season.
Goran Dragic is currently taking time away from the team for a personal matter. There is no definite time-line, and updates will be provided as appropriate. Dragic is averaging 8.0 points in five games this season.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 36.0 REB: 8.3 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.2 TO: 2.0 BLK: 0.9 PTS: 15.1
• Recorded his fourth double-double with 12 points and a season-high 15 rebounds Dec. 10 vs. New York.
• Has scored in double figures in nine straight games (Nov. 21 – Dec. 10), averaging 15.3 points during this stretch.
• Ranks second among rookies in scoring (15.1) and rebounds (8.3), and leads in minutes (36.0).
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 34.1 REB: 7.7 AST: 3.8 STL: 0.6 TO: 2.3 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 18.9
• Posted second straight double-double with 13 points and a season high-tying 12 rebounds Dec. 10 vs. New York.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa and Scottie Barnes for the team lead with four double-doubles this season.
• Averaging 21.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists over the last five games (Nov. 30 – Dec. 10).
.
C – CHRIS BOUCHER #25

MIN: 14.6 REB: 4.3 AST: 0.3 STL: 0.5 TO: 0.6 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.8
• Finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and one block in 28 minutes of action Dec. 10 vs. New York.
• Has scored in double digits in each of the last three games (Dec. 5-10), averaging 13.0 points during this span.
• In two starts this season, averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 24.7 minutes.
G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.6 REB: 3.3 AST: 1.8 STL: 2.0 TO: 0.9 BLK: 0.3 PTS: 17.0
• Led the team in scoring with 24 points for the second straight game Dec. 10 vs. New York.
• Ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (2.04); has recorded multiple steals in four of the last five games.
• Has scored 20+ points nine times; something he did 15 times in 58 games last season.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23

MIN: 38.1 REB: 5.1 AST: 6.4 STL: 1.5 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 19.7
• Finished with 17 points and 11 assists for his third double-double Dec. 10 vs. New York; added six rebounds.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.1), has logged 40+ minutes in six games.
• Has scored in double digits in all 25 of his games played this season, including 20+ points 10 times.

INJURY REPORT

Precious Achiuwa (Health & Safety Protocols) – Out
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Out
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
Goran Dragic (NWT) – Out
David Johnson (Left Calf; Strain) – Out

2021-22 RECORDS
W-L EAST WEST
OVERALL 12-14 10-8 2-6
HOME 5-9 5-6 0-3
AWAY 7-5 5-2 2-3
OVERTIME 0-0 0-0 0
0

CELTICS-RAPTORS Pregame Notes

INJURY REPORT AT 2:30 P.M. SUNDAY

06:00 (ET) BOS@TOR

Boston Celtics Brown, Jaylen Questionable Return to Competition Reconditioning
Hauser, Sam Out G League – Two-Way
Schroder, Dennis Out Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain
Thomas, Brodric Out G League – Two-Way
Williams III, Robert Out Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-COVID
Toronto Raptors Anunoby, OG Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer
Birch, Khem Out Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
Johnson, David Out G League – Two-Way
Trent Jr., Gary Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Calf; Contusion

GAME #21 – TORONTO RAPTORS (9-11) vs. BOSTON CELTICS (10-10)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021 – 6 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO

The Toronto Raptors (9-11) begin a season-long seven-game homestand (Nov. 28 – Dec. 13) Sunday night against the Boston Celtics (10-10) at Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors and Celtics have split the first two meetings this season which were both in Boston. The Raptors will end the calendar year with 12 of their next 15 games at home (Nov. 28 – Dec. 31). Toronto (2-6) has played just eight games at Scotiabank Arena this season – second fewest in the Eastern Conference behind Miami (seven).
• The Raptors committed 11 turnovers Friday night at Indiana, compared to 13 for the Pacers. Toronto has now recorded fewer turnovers (or same) than its opponent in 16-of-20 games this season. The Raptors currently rank fourth in the NBA in turnovers per game (12.9) and are tied with Detroit for second in opponent turnovers per game (16.6) – behind only Minnesota (18.0).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists Friday against the Pacers. Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.9), rebounds (8.3) and minutes (35.2), and ranks third with a .489
field goal percentage (110-225). He has led Toronto in scoring five times, rebounds on seven occasions and scored 20+ points in four games.
Pascal Siakam has scored 17+ points in four straight games (Nov. 19-26). Siakam is averaging a teamhigh 21.8 points and is shooting .517 (30-58) from the field, including 50 percent (8-16) from beyond the
arc, over the last four contests. He scored a season-high 32 points Nov. 19 at Sacramento.
• Gary Trent Jr. (78) and Fred VanVleet (72) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. is also fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05) and has tied his single-game career high with five
steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto leads the NBA in steals (9.8) and deflections (20.1) per game this season.
Fred VanVleet led all scorers with 26 points Friday at Indiana. VanVleet scored 20+ points for the second consecutive game (Nov. 24-26) and third time in the last five (Nov. 18-26). He is averaging 20.6 points and shooting 44 percent (37-84) from the field over the last five contests.
OG Anunoby missed his fifth straight game (Nov. 18-26) Nov. 26 at Indiana with a left hip pointer. He sustained the injury during practice Nov. 17 in Portland. Anunoby is averaging a team-high 20.1 points and has scored 20+ points eight times in 15 games this season. He is questionable for Sunday’s game.
PROBABLE STARTERS
F – SCOTTIE BARNES #4

MIN: 35.2 REB: 8.3 AST: 3.3 STL: 1.1 TO: 2.1 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 14.9
• Recorded 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 35 minutes Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Tied with Precious Achiuwa for the team lead with three double-doubles.
• Leads all rookies in scoring (14.9), rebounds (8.3) and minutes (35.2), and ranks third in field goal pct (.489).
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43

MIN: 32.7 REB: 7.2 AST: 3.4 STL: 0.9 TO: 2.0 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 17.7


• Finished with 17 points, a season high-tying 12 rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Averaging 21.8 points and is shooting .517 (30-58) from the field over the last four games (Nov. 19-26).
• Missed the first 10 games (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery.
.
C – PRECIOUS ACHIUWA #5

MIN: 25.1 REB: 8.1 AST: 1.6 STL: 0.5 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 8.3


• Tallied nine points, seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of action Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Shooting .594 (19-32) from the floor over the last four games (Nov. 19-26).
• Averaging 8.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 24.8 minutes in 13 games as a starter.


G – GARY TRENT JR. #33

MIN: 34.4 REB: 3.1 AST: 1.7 STL: 2.1 TO: 1.0 BLK: 0.4 PTS: 17.3


• Contributed 13 points and two steals in 32 minutes Nov. 26 at Indiana.
• Ranks fifth in the NBA in steals per game (2.05); has recorded multiple steals in 12 games.
• Averaging 19.3 points and is shooting .382 (39-102) from three-point range in November (13 games).
G – FRED VANVLEET #23
• Scored a team-high 26 points Nov. 26 at Indiana; added five rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes.
• In nine wins this season, averaging 21.1 points and is shooting .441 (30-68) from beyond the arc.
• Leads the NBA in minutes per game (38.0), has logged at least 38 minutes in 10 games.

MIN: 38.0 REB: 4.9 AST: 6.7 STL: 1.6 TO: 3.2 BLK: 0.7 PTS: 19.7

INJURY REPORT
OG Anunoby (Left Hip; Pointer) – Questionable
Khem Birch (Right Knee; Swelling) – Out
David Johnson (G League – Two-Way) – Out
Gary Trent Jr. (Right Calf; Contusion) – Questionable.

CELTICS

PROBABLE STARTERS
POS No. PLAYER HT WT G GS PPG RPG APG FG% MPG
F 0 Jayson Tatum 6’8 210 20 20 25.1 8.6 3.4 40.5 36.6
F 12 Grant Williams 6’6’ 236 20 7 7.3 3.5 1.2 51.0 21.3
C 42 Al Horford 6’9 240 17 17 12.2 8.2 3.4 44.8 28.9
G 7 Jaylen Brown 6’6 220 11 11 23.0 5.5 2.1 46.9 33.2
G 36 Marcus Smart 6’3 220 19 19 10.6 3.8 5.6 38.6 34.9
*height listed without shoes
INJURY REPORT
Player Injury Status
Jaylen Brown Return to Competition Reconditioning Questionable
Dennis Schröder Right Ankle Sprain Out
Robert Williams Illness (Non-Covid) Out
INACTIVE LIST (PREVIOUS GAME)
Player
Sam Hauser
Josh Richardson
Brodric Thomas
Robert Williams

RAPTORS-WARRIORS pregame notes


• The Toronto Raptors (8-9) continue a six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors (14-2) at Chase Center. The Raptors snapped a three-game winless streak (Nov. 13-18) with a 108-89 victory over Sacramento on Friday. Toronto has won four of its last five games vs. Golden State and split the season-series (1-1) with the Warriors last year. The Raptors defeated Golden State 130-77 in Tampa last season – the largest margin of victory in franchise history (+53).
Pascal Siakam led all scorers with a season-high 32 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 3PT, 9-10 FT), including 13 in a decisive third quarter, in Friday’s victory over the Kings. Siakam became just the fourth player in franchise history to scored 30+ points on 12 or fewer field goal attempts, along with DeMar DeRozan (twice),
Jerryd Bayless and Chris Bosh.
Gary Trent Jr. recorded 23 points and four rebounds in 36 minutes Friday at Sacramento. Trent Jr. has now scored 20+ points in four of the last five games (Nov. 11-19), averaging a team-high 23.0 points. He is
shooting .518 (43-83) from the field and .426 (20-47) from beyond the arc during this stretch.
• The Raptors allowed just 89 points in Friday’s win at Sacramento. The Kings recorded an opponent season-low 15 assists and tied an opponent season low with 32 made field goals.
Chris Boucher posted his first double-double of the season with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench during Friday’s win against the Kings. Boucher recorded 12 double-doubles last season. His eight double-doubles as a reserve last year were tied with Miles Bridges for third most in the NBA – behind only Dwight Howard (11) and Enes Kanter (11).
Gary Trent Jr. (75) and Fred VanVleet (62) rank first and third respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks fourth in the NBA in steals (2.24) and has already tied his career high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto
(10.2) and Golden State (10.1) currently rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in steals.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes leads all rookies in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (8.1) and minutes (35.3). Barnes has led the team in scoring and rebounds five times, scored 20+ points in four games and earned two
double-doubles. He sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
OG Anunoby missed his second straight game Friday at Sacramento with a left hip pointer. Anunoby sustained the injury Wednesday during practice. He is averaging a team-high 20.1 points this season.

WARRIORS

NOTES TO KNOW: The Warriors possess the best record in the NBA at 14-2. Golden State remains the only team this season to score at least 100 points in every game.

Golden State leads the NBA in scoring (113.9 ppg), assists (29.2 apg), fast-break points (17.2), and opponent field goal percentage (.422).

The Warriors rank second in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), third in steals (10.13 spg), third in field goal percentage (.474), and third in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316).
Among the league leaders, Stephen Curry leads the NBA in 3-pointers (85) and scoring (29.5 ppg) and ranks second in free throw percentage (.958); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists (7.6 apg); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage (.941). Stephen Curry was named Western Conference
Player of the Week for Week 4, his second weekly award this season and the 18th of his career.

UPCOMING/CONTINUING MILESTONES
• Stephen Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in 140 consecutive games, the league’s longest active
streak and now the second-longest streak in NBA history after having passed Kyle Korver (127).
Curry, who holds the all-time NBA record of 157 games, is the only player with two 100-plus streaks.
• With 2,917 career 3-pointers made, Curry ranks second on the NBA’s all-time career 3-pointers made
list, trailing Ray Allen (2,973) by 56.
• Andre Iguodala is seven field goals away from 5,000 career.
AS OF LATE… (CURRENT TEAM/PLAYER STREAKS)
• Golden State is the only team in the NBA to score at least 100 points in every game this season. Their streak of 16 consecutive 100-point games to start the season is the longest streak for the Warriors
since they began the 2015-16 season with 24-straight 100-point games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Warriors franchise record for the most consecutive 100-point games to begin a season is
61, set by the 1960-61 team.
Stephen Curry has made nine 3-pointers in each of the last two games he has played in (18-30 3P, .600 3P%). In NBA history there have been seven instances of players making at least nine 3-pointers in two straight games; Curry has done so five times (James Harden has the other two). No player
in NBA history has had three-consecutive games with at least nine 3-pointers. Only three times in NBA history has a player made eight-or-more 3-pointers in three-straight games: Curry, twice; Damian Lillard, once.
Draymond Green is shooting .727 (16-22 FG) from the field in the last four games he has played in, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
• Gary Payton II, second on the team in steals (22), has recorded a steal in each of the last 11 games, a career-best streak.
TONIGHT’S NOTES
• Tonight’s game vs. Toronto is the first of three-straight home games. The Raptors have won four of the last five meetings against the Warriors. Golden
State has won 14 of the last 16 meetings against the Raptors in the Bay Area.
• The Warriors completed a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record. Stephen Curry averaged a team-high 33.7 points (.500 FG%, .488 3P%, 12-12 FT),
5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.33 steals in 33.3 minutes per game in three contests. Curry made 21 3-pointers in three games (he missed the last game
in Detroit due to a left hip contusion. Andrew Wiggins averaged 21.5 points per game and Jordan Poole had a 17.5 scoring average. Draymond
Green played in three games and averaged 9.3 assists a game during the road trip. Golden State outscored (107.0 to 99.0 ppg), outrebounded (46.0
to 38.5 rpg) and outshot opponents from the field (.476 to .423 FG%) during the four-game road trip.
• The Warriors have started the 2021-22 season winning 14 of their first 16 games. It’s the best start after 16 games since the team opened the 2016-17
season with a 16-2 record. Including last season, the Warriors have won 29 of their last 36 regular season games.
• In the third quarter this season, the Warriors are outscoring opponents (29.8 to 21.9 ppg), outrebounding opponents (13.3 to 9.3 rpg), outshooting
opponents from the field (.488 to .380) and from 3-point range (.373 to .300). The Warriors have outscored opponents, 476-351, a difference of 125
points (7.8 ppg) in the third quarter this season.
• On Monday, Stephen Curry was named Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 4 after leading the Warriors to a 3-1 record while averaging
an NBA-high 34.8 points, to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.25 steals in 34.8 minutes per game. It was Curry’s second weekly honor of
the season (Week 1) and the 18th of his career.
• Including games played on November 20, the Warriors are ranked first in scoring (113.95 ppg), first in assists (29.7 apg), first in field goal percentage
(.474 FG%), first in fastbreak points per game (17.2) . Defensively, Golden State is ranked first in opponent field goal percentage (.422 FG%), second
in opponent scoring (100.9 ppg), second in rebounding (47.6 rpg), second in steals (10.13), and fifth in opponent 3-point field goal percentage (.316
3P%). According to NBA.com, the Warriors are ranked first in defensive rating (99.4) and third in offensive rating (112.3), trailing only Utah (114.3) and
Philadelphia (112.4).
• Including games played on November 20, several Warriors rank among the Top 10 in statistical categories: Stephen Curry is ranked first in scoring
(29.5 ppg) and first in 3-pointers made (85), and second in free throw percentage (.958 FT%); Jordan Poole is ranked fourth in free throw percentage
(.941 FT%); Draymond Green is tied ninth in assists per game (7.6 apg).
• Stephen Curry’s +205 plus-minus leads the NBA (+13.7 per game). On pace to be the best by any player since 1996-97 (ESPN SportsCenter).
• On Wednesday at Brooklyn, Curry’s nine 3-pointers were the most by a Nets opposing player in team history (previous eight, nine times) (ESPN
SportsCenter).
• The 50-point performance by Stephen Curry on November 8 vs. Atlanta was the most points scored by an individual player this season, surpassing
the 46 points scored by the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown on October 20 at New York in a double overtime game. Prior to Curry scoring 50 points, the most
points scored in a non-overtime game was set by Curry when he scored 45 points on October 21, 2021 vs. the Clippers.
• The Warriors went 7-1 on their eight-game homestand (October 28-November 12), tied for the longest in franchise history (they went 4-4 on their
previous eight-game homestand, January 24-February 9, 2011


MAPLE LEAFS-ISLANDERS pregame notes



2021-22 Matchups vs. New York Islanders: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. New York Islanders: N/A
Next Game vs. New York Islanders: Saturday, January 22 vs. New York Islanders
Toronto Season Record: 12-6-1
Toronto Road Record: 3-3-0
TV: Sportsnet Ontario RADIO: Sportsnet 590

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 16, 2021
Acquired forward Kyle Clifford from St. Louis in exchange for future
considerations
November 15, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 0 vs. Pittsburgh 2
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
TOR Goals: N/A
PIT Goals: Guentzel, Carter
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 29/31, .935 SV%
PIT Goaltender: Jarry, 26/26, 1.000 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-4
PIT Power Play: 0-for-1

NEXT GAME
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Opponent: at Los Angeles Kings
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet Ontario (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)



INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 33


ALL-TIME VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS:
First Matchup between Clubs: January 10, 1973 (Toronto 4 vs. New York 2)
All-Time Record: 74-68-7-10 (159 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 43-30-4-4 (81 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 31-38-3-6 (78 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: April 1, 2019 (Toronto 2 at New York 1)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 6-3-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (41), Wayne Simmonds (37), Morgan Rielly (19)
Goals: Jason Spezza (17), Wayne Simmonds (10), Auston Matthews (7)
Assists: Jason Spezza (24), Wayne Simmonds (13), Mitch Marner (6)
Points: Jason Spezza (41), Wayne Simmonds (23), Auston Matthews (11)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (45), Jason Spezza (16), Nick Ritchie (14)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .658 2.53 2.37 24.5% 88.8% 33.5 30.2 55.1%
NHL Rank 7th 26th 4th 7th 3rd 8th 9th 1st

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 13/53 (24.5%)
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: 44/50 (88.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Sunday games 1st of 8 (1 home, 7 road)
Back-to-Backs played 3 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 2-2-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 1-2-0
November games 11th 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
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Three goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Seven assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
JASON SPEZZA Four games away from 1,200 career NHL games played

ISLANDERS


RECENT TRANSACTIONS:

Nov. 18: Robin Salo has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport – AHL).
Nov. 4: The New York Islanders have traded the rights to Johnny Boychuk to the Buffalo Sabres for future considerations.
Oct. 26: The New York Islanders and forward Ross Johnston agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension.
Oct. 19: The New York Islanders assigned Leo Komarov to Bridgeport (AHL).
Oct. 11: The New York Islanders loaned Samuel Bolduc, Anatolii Golyshev, Richard Panik and Robin Salo to Bridgeport (AHL)
Oct. 10: The New York Islanders signed Zdeno Chara and Zach Parise to contracts


TONIGHT:

  • The Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs in their second game at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the Islanders’ new home arena.
  • The last time these teams met was January 4, 2020.
  • Under Head Coach Barry Trotz, the Islanders are 3-2-0 vs. the Maple Leafs
  • Tonight’s game is the second in back-to-back games for both teams

  • MILESTONES
  • CASEY CIZIKAS 600 GAMES 11.07 at MIN
  • RYAN PULOCK 300 GAMES 11.07 at MIN
  • MATHEW BARZAL 300 GAMES 11.11 at NJD
  • ANDY GREENE 1,000 GAMES 11.15 at TBL
  • JEAN GABRIEL PAGEAU 500 GAMES 11.15 at TB


    PLAYER MILESTONE NEEDS
    ROSS JOHNSTON 100 Games 13
    SCOTT MAYFIELD 300 Games 1
    ZACH PARISE 400 Goals 6
    RYAN PULOCK 100 Assists 6
    NOAH DOBSON 100 Games 7

    THE ISLANDERS:
  • Have opened the scoring in ten of their thirteen games this season. They are 5-3-2 this season when striking first.
  • Were the last of 32 teams to use different goaltenders as Ilya Sorokin started a career-high nine consecutive games to start the 2021-22 campaign
  • Play 19 sets of back-to-back games this season. This week includes two: Monday and Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay and Florida, and Saturday and
    Sunday vs. Calgary and Toronto. These 19 series of back-to-back games are the most in the Islanders’ schedule since 2009-10.
  • Are 1-2-0 on the back end of back-to-back games this season.
    UBS ARENA:
  • Last night, the Islanders played their first ever game at UBS Arena, hosting the Calgary Flames.
  • They played in front of a sellout crowd of 17,255

THE PLAYERS:
Quick hits about every player on the Islanders’ roster
Josh Bailey is the longest tenured Islander on the roster. He has skated in 931 career NHL games as an Islander.
Mathew Barzal ranks seventh in his 2015 draft class in points (260).
Anthony Beauvillier is a native of Sorel-Tracy, QC. He is one of 45 active Quebec natives in the NHL.
Kieffer Bellows is one of the four Minnesota natives on the Islanders roster (Lee, Nelson, Parise). He recorded his first point of the season, an assist,
on Tuesday in Florida.
Zdeno Chara was drafted by the Islanders in 1996, and his 1,622 career games played ranks third all-time among defensemen.
Casey Cizikas leads Islander centers with 53.1% FOW.
Cal Clutterbuck ranks second all-time in the NHL in career hits with 3,390 (Brown, LAK).
Noah Dobson
leads Islanders defensemen with 4 assists. He recorded an assist Tuesday night vs. Florida.
Andy Greene achieved 1,000 career games played Monday night in Tampa Bay, making him the only active undrafted player to reach that milestone.
Grant Hutton was recalled from Bridgeport (AHL) on Nov. 20, 2021.
Ross Johnston signed a four-year contract extension on October 26, 2021.
Anders Lee recorded his 27th career two-goal game on Nov 7th, vs. the Wild, in his home state of Minnesota.
Matt Martin has played 626 games as an Islander. Just 11 others in club history have played more.
Scott Mayfield is the longest tenured Islander defenseman. He can play his 300th career NHL game tonight.
Brock Nelson holds the second-longest ironman streak by an Islander. He has currently played in 315 consecutive games, the fifth-longest active streak
in the NHL. Saturday night vs. Calgary, Nelson recorded his second multi-goal night of the season.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau played his 500th career NHL game Monday night in Tampa Bay.
Kyle Palmieri leads the team lead in assists, with six.
Richard Panik was recalled from Bridgeport (AHL) on Nov. 20, 2021. He recorded his first point as an Islander last night vs. Calgary.
Zach Parise is one of four Islanders to have worn the “C” for an NHL team in his career (Chara, Greene, Lee).
Adam Pelech leads the Islanders in plus-minus with a +4 rating through thirteen games.
Ryan Pulock passed Denis Potvin’s 262-game ironman record on Nov. 15, as he played his 263rd consecutive game.
Robin Salo made his NHL debut last night against Calgary. He led the team in TOI with 21:42.
Ilya Sorokin has started 11 of the 14 Islander games this season
Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves on 29 shots last night against Calgary in the Islanders’ home opener.
Oliver Wahlstrom is the youngest player on the Islanders roster.

PENGUINS-MAPLE LEAFS pregame notes


2021-22 Matchups vs. Pittsburgh: Second of Three
2020-21 Record vs. Pittsburgh: N/A
Next Game vs. Pittsburgh: Wednesday, December 29 vs. Pittsburgh
Toronto Season Record: 12-5-1
Toronto Home Record: 9-2-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 16, 2021
Acquired forward Kyle Clifford from St. Louis in exchange for future
considerations
November 15, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto vs. New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
TOR Goals: Rielly (2)
NYR Goals: Hunt
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 27/28, .964
NYR Goaltender: Shesterkin, 28/30, .933 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-1
NYR Power Play: 0-for-1

NEXT GAME
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Opponent: at New York Islanders
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet Ontario (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)


INJURY REPORT

Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 31


ALL-TIME VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:

First Matchup between Clubs: December 13, 1967 (Toronto 1 vs. Pittsburgh 2)
All-Time Record: 84-80-17-7 (188 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 47-32-11-3 (93 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 37-49-6-4 (96 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: February 20, 2020 (Toronto 4 vs. Pittsburgh 0)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:
Games Played: John Tavares (50), Jason Spezza (49), Wayne Simmonds (41)
Goals: Jason Spezza (20), Wayne Simmonds (13), John Tavares (11)
Assists: Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (24), Wayne Simmonds (12)
Points: Jason Spezza (53), John Tavares (35), Wayne Simmonds (25)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (57), Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (12)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .694 2.67 2.39 26.5% 87.8% 33.9 30.1 55.2%
NHL Rank 6th 23rd 4th 5th 4th 7th 25th 1st-T

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 13/49 (26.5%)
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: 43/49 (87.8%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Saturday games 6th of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 3 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 2-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 1-2-0
November games 10th 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
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Three goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Seven assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
JASON SPEZZA Five games away from 1,200 career NHL games played

Pistons-Raptors pregame notes

07:30 (ET) DET@TOR

Detroit Pistons

Lee, Saben Out G League – On Assignment
Livers, Isaiah Out G League – On Assignment
Olynyk, Kelly Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Sprain
Pickett, Jamorko Out G League – Two-Way
Smith, Chris Out G League – Two-Way


Toronto Raptors

Achiuwa, Precious Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Shoulder; Tendinitis
Birch, Khem Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Knee; Swelling
VanVleet, Fred Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Soreness
Watanabe, Yuta Out Injury/Illness – Left Calf; Strain

• The Toronto Raptors (7-6) host the Detroit Pistons (2-9) on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Pistons swept the season-series (3-0) with Toronto last season. Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet hit backto-back 3-pointers over the final 1:10 to lift the Raptors past the 76ers, 115-109, on Thursday night. The
victory snapped a three-game winless streak for Toronto. Following Saturday’s game, the Raptors begin a
season long-tying six-game road trip (Nov. 15-26) Monday in Portland.
Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 32 points and seven assists in 40 minutes of action Nov. 11 at Philadelphia. VanVleet scored 30+ points for the second time this season and 12th time in his career. With Thursday’s victory, Toronto improved to 10-2 when VanVleet reaches the 30-point mark.
• After being outrebounded 24-14 on the offensive glass the previous two games (Nov. 7-10), the Raptors grabbed 16 offensive boards in Thursday’s win over Philadelphia, and outscored the Sixers 32-15 in second chance points. Toronto ranks second in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (13.3) this season.
• Rookie Scottie Barnes finished with 13 points, a team high-tying nine rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes Nov. 11 at Philadelphia. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (16.6 ppg), rebounds (8.5) and field goal percentage (.527 – min. 50 FGA). He has led the team in scoring in five of his first 11 games
played, scored 20+ points four times and earned two double-doubles. Barnes sat out two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb.
Gary Trent Jr. (59) and Fred VanVleet (52) rank first and tied for second, respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also ranks third in the NBA in steals per game (2.46) and has already tied his career
high with five steals three times. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons. Toronto currently ranks second in the NBA in steals per game (10.6).
Precious Achiuwa recorded four points and a team high-tying nine rebounds Thursday vs. the Sixers. He has now grabbed eight-or-more rebounds in six straight games (Nov. 1-11). Achiuwa is averaging a teamhigh 8.7 rebounds this season and has led the team on the glass in eight games.
• Pistons head coach Dwane Casey is Toronto’s all-time leader in coaching victories (320). He helped the Raptors increase its win total five times during his six seasons as head coach, including a franchise-record
59 victories during the 2017-18 campaign. Toronto reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 2016 and recorded three consecutive 50-win seasons under Casey’s direction (2015-18).

QUICK FACTS
The Pistons went 3-0 against Toronto in last season’s series after going 0-3 in 2019-20.
Detroit has an 6-7 record against Toronto over the past four seasons.
Detroit holds a 57-38 all-time record against the Raptors with a 31-19 home record and a 26-19 road record.
SERIES TRENDS
Detroit will play two games on the road against Toronto this season and one at home. This season will be the team’s first time playing more
games on the road than at home against the Raptors since the 2013-14 season.
The Pistons have traded series sweeps with the Raptors since 2017-18, with Detroit going 3-0 in both 2020-21 and 2018-19.
CONNECTIONS
Detroit head coach Dwane Casey coached the Toronto Raptors from 2011-12. Casey led the Raptors to a franchise record five-straight
postseasons and won Coach of the Year in 2017-18. Casey went 320-238 in seven seasons with Toronto.
Pistons guard Cory Joseph played for Toronto for two seasons, averaging 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals in 160 games (26
starts) from 2015-17.

Maple Leafs-Sabres pregame notes




2021-22 Matchups vs. Buffalo: First of Four
2020-21 Record vs. Buffalo: N/A
Next Game vs. Buffalo: Wednesday, March 2 at Buffalo
Toronto Season Record: 9-5-1
Toronto Road Record: 2-3-0
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 2 vs. Calgary 1 – OTW
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
TOR Goals: Kaše, Matthews
CGY Goals: Kylington
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 30/31, .968 SV%
CGY Goaltender: Vladar, 35/37, .946 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
CGY Power Play: 0-for-1

NEXT GAME


Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Opponent: vs. Nashville Predators
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)


INJURY REPORT

Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 25

ALL-TIME VS. BUFFALO SABRES:
First Matchup between Clubs: November 18, 1970 (Toronto 2 vs. Buffalo 7)
All-Time Record: 83-106-18-11 (218 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 51-40-12-5 (108 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 32-66-6-6 (110 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: March 20, 2019 (Toronto 4 at Buffalo 2)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 7-3-0


ACTIVE LEADERS VS. BUFFALO SABRES:
Games Played: Jason Spezza (66), John Tavares (34), Wayne Simmonds (30)
Goals: Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (21), Auston Matthews (11)
Assists: Jason Spezza (49), John Tavares (19), Morgan Rielly (13)
Points: Jason Spezza (72), John Tavares (40), Auston Matthews (17)
Penalty Minutes: Jason Spezza (44), Wayne Simmonds (27), Nick Ritchie (20)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .633 2.53 2.53 23.3% 86.7% 34.7 30.9 53.3%
NHL Rank 13th-T 25th 7th 8th-T 7th 6th 19th-T 5th

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 10/43 (23.3%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 3 – Matthews, Nylander
Power Play Point Leader: 6 – Nylander
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 39/45 (86.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)


FAST FACTS

Saturday games 5th of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 2 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 2-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-2-0
November games 7th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)


RECENT MILESTONES

TJ 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
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.

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Two wins away from 50 career NHL wins
JACK CAMPBELL One 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 Four goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Eight assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played

MAPLE LEAFS-FLYERS PREGAME NOTES

2021-22 Matchups vs. Philadelphia: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. Philadelphia: N/A
Next Game vs. Philadelphia: Saturday, April 2 at Philadelphia
Toronto Season Record: 7-5-1
Toronto Road Record: 1-3-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

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 1 vs. Los Angeles 5
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
TOR Goals: Tavares
LAK Goals: Moore, Athanasiou, Danault (2), Kempe
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 24/28, .857 SV%
LAK Goaltender: Quick, 33/34, .971 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-2
LAK Power Play: 0-for-3

NEXT GAME
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Opponent: vs. Calgary Flames
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), TSN 1050 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 21


ALL-TIME VS. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
First Matchup between Clubs: January 24, 1968 (Toronto 1 vs. Philadelphia 2)
All-Time Record: 64-93-22-7 (186 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 37-38-14-4 (93 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 27-55-8-3 (93 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: November 2, 2019 (Toronto 4 vs. Philadelphia 3 – SOW)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-1-0-2
Record in Last 10 Games: 4-3-1-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
Games Played: John Tavares (47), Jason Spezza (42), Morgan Rielly (19)
Goals: John Tavares (19), Jason Spezza (10), William Nylander (5)
Assists: Jason Spezza (24), John Tavares (17), Morgan Rielly (10)
Points: John Tavares (36), Jason Spezza (34), Morgan Rielly (11)
Penalty Minutes: Jason Spezza (67), John Tavares (14), Jake Muzzin (12)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .577 2.54 2.85 24.3% 85.0% 34.6 30.5 55.4%
NHL Rank 18th-T 26th-T 16th-T 11th 10th 6th 20th 4th


THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 9/37 (24.3%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 3 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 5 – Nylander, Marner
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 34/40 (85.0%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Wednesday games 3rd of 11 (6 home, 5 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 5th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)

RECENT MILESTONES
TJ 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 Three 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

RAPTORS-CELTICS PREGAME NOTES

GAME #12 – TORONTO RAPTORS (6-5) vs. BOSTON CELTICS (4-6)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – TD GARDEN
TV: SPORTSNET – RADIO: SPORTSNET 590 THE FAN

• The Toronto Raptors (6-5) play the first game of a back-to-back set Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics (4-6) at TD Garden. The Raptors visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. Wednesday marks the
second of four meetings between the division rivals this season. Scottie Barnes had season highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds and the Raptors beat Boston 115-83 to spoil the Celtics’ home opener. Toronto has never defeated the Celtics in Boston twice in the same season.
• Toronto has started a season with four straight road wins for the first time in franchise history. The Raptors will play eight of their next nine games on the road (Nov. 10-26).
Pascal Siakam returned to the starting lineup Sunday vs. Brooklyn. Siakam missed the first 10 games of
the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery. He underwent surgery in June to repair a torn labrum. Siakam scored 15 points in 25 minutes of action against the Nets.
Fred VanVleet (581) passed Andrea Bargnani (579) for fourth on the Raptors’ all-time three-point field goals list Sunday vs. Brooklyn. Kyle Lowry holds the franchise record with 1,518 three-pointers, followed by Morris Peterson (801) and Terrence Ross (598).
• Rookie Scottie Barnes tied the Raptors rookie record for steals in a game with five Sunday afternoon against the Nets. Jamario Moon had five steals Jan. 18, 2008 vs. Atlanta, while Damon Stoudamire recorded five steals Jan. 11, 1996 also against the Hawks. Barnes currently leads all rookies in scoring (16.6
ppg), rebounds (8.7) and field goal percentage (.524 – min. 50 FGA). He has led the team in scoring in four of his first nine games played, scored 20+ points three times and earned two double-doubles.
Gary Trent Jr. (48) and Fred VanVleet (45) rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in deflections. Trent Jr. also leads the NBA in steals per game (2.73) and has already tied his career high with five steals three times this year. VanVleet has led the league in deflections per game each of the past two seasons.
• The Raptors had a season-low eight turnovers Sunday against the Nets. Toronto currently ranks third in the NBA in turnovers per game (12.8). Over the last four games (Nov. 1-7), Toronto has committed just 39 turnovers, while forcing opponents into 64 turnovers (+25 differential).
OG Anunoby is averaging a team-high 20.2 points this season (+4.3 ppg from 2020-21). Anunoby leads the Raptors with 31 threes and is shooting 36 percent (31-86) from beyond the arc. Anunoby has scored 20+ points six times, including a career-best 36 points in a victory Nov. 1 at New York.