Los Angeles’ Adrian Kempe scored 2:18 into overtime Friday night, and the Golden Knights lost to the Kings in front of an announced crowd of 18,238 at T-Mobile Arena.Golden Knights fall in overtime to Kings for 3rd straight loss — Las Vegas Review-Journal
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (23-8-3 – 49 Points) at
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (23-14-2 – 48 Points)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022
1 2 3 OT SO FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 0 0 1 (1-3) 4
VEGAS 1 0 2 0 0 (0-3) 3
ON THE SCORESHEET
- William Nylander scored for Toronto at 1:24 of the first period. Nylander scored his 16th goal of the season. During the shootout, Nylander scored the game-winning goal for the Maple Leafs.
- Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:43 of the second period. Matthews recorded his 23rd goal of the season. Matthews has posted four points (3G, 1A) through the last three games.
- Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 16:46 of the second period. Mikheyev posted his fourth goal of the season. Mikheyev has recorded five points (4G, 1A) through the last four games.
- Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Rielly recorded his 25th assist of the season. Rielly has registered an assist in consecutive games.
- Alexander Kerfoot registered the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Kerfoot posted his 19th assist of the season. Kerfoot has recorded nine points (2G, 7A) through the last four games.
- Michael Bunting recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Bunting registered his 14th assist of the season. Bunting has registered an assist in consecutive games.
- Ondřej Kaše posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal. Kaše recorded his ninth assist of the season.
- Wayne Simmonds recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Simmonds posted his eighth assist of the season. Simmonds has registered an assist in consecutive games.
- Justin Holl posted the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Holl recorded his second assist of the season.
- Jack Campbell stopped 31 of 34 shots he faced in tonight’s win. With his win tonight, Campbell posted his 18th win of the season recording an NHL career high.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
TORONTO 9 (8) 6 (6) 2 (1) 1 (0) 18 (15)
VEGAS 6 (5) 14 (14) 12 (7) 2 (0) 34 (26)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
TORONTO 24 (19) 11 (11) 7 (6) 4 (0) 46 (36)
VEGAS 8 (7) 22 (21) 21 (14) 3 (0) 54 (42)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 9-4-2 on the road this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 6-2-0 in 8 games against the Vegas Golden Knights and 2-2-0 in 4 games played in Vegas.
- Toronto is 12-3-2 against the Western Conference this season and 8-2-0 against the Pacific Division
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 3 (Kaše, Matthews)
Shot Attempts 6 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins 13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Spezza – 3 won, 0 lost)
Hits 10 (Sandin)
Blocked Shots 4 (Muzzin)
Takeaways 3 (Bunting)
TOI 24:45 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI 2:21 (Sandin)
Shorthanded TOI 5:41 (Kämpf)
Shifts 32 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 60.00% (Ondřej Kaše – 12 for, 8 against, Travis
Dermott – 9 for, 6 against, Kyle Clifford – 6 for, 4
against and Nick Ritchie – 6 for, 4 against)
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Toronto is 17-2-1 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 8-4-0 when tied after one period and 18-0-1 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 9-4-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 5-0-0 in Tuesday games and 3-2-1 in the first game of a back-to-back.
- The Maple Leafs have a 1-1 shootout record this season.
- With his second period goal in tonight’s game, Auston Matthews has tied the team record for consecutive road games with a goal (8). He is the fourth players to accomplish this feat joining Babe Dye (Jan. 3 to Feb. 12, 1921), Frank Mahovlich (Dec. 1, 1960 to Jan. 5, 1961) and Daniel Marois (Oct. 7 to Nov. 9, 1989).
- Rasmus Sandin posted a single-game career high 10 hits during tonight’s game.
- Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 15 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Ondřej Kaše (12 for, 8 against), Travis Dermott (9 for, 6 against), Kyle Clifford (6 for, 4 against) and Nick Ritchie (6 for, 4 against) finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt
percentage of 60.00 percent.
Jan. 12 Leafs at Arizona Gila River Arena 10:00 pm ET
Jan. 15 Leafs at St. Louis Enterprise Center 7:00 pm ET
Jan. 19 Leafs at New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 7:30 pm ET
Jan. 22 Leafs at New York Islanders UBS Arena 7:00 pm ET
Jan. 26 Leafs vs. Anaheim Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Jan. 29 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:00 pm ET
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s win:
“I thought that we started the second period, gave them the game back and opened it up, and it led to one of those stretches – a three, four minute stretch – where we really couldn’t get the puck, couldn’t get
anything going. We really allowed their game to take hold. That was the type of game we thought it would be. They’re that type of team. We make a mistake on an entry, have no structure coming back up ice and make it easy on them to get through the neutral zone which we really hadn’t done through the whole first
period. Then they got their o-zone game going from there. That made it a tougher second period for us. We were able to get two goals which was obviously huge for us. We had an opportunity in the third period to make good on what we failed to do the other night [in Colorado] and we failed to do that again here today. I think the third period is a lot different than it was the
other night. I didn’t think we gave up very much in the third period. In fact, at five-on-five I think we gave up two scoring chances in the third period. One is the goal early in the third. Obviously, we make an unacceptable and rare mistake on the penalty kill, take the too many men that puts us down five-on-three. That’s the difference there. We go from missing a shorthanded breakaway and breaking the game into a two-goal lead again, instead we’re killing five-on-three and the game is tied. Disappointed with that. To
look at it here, we’ve played two very elite teams here in the west and got three out of four points, so we feel good about that but if we want to be a serious hockey team we need to be better in third periods and
find ways to control the game.”
On tonight’s game:
“I think our line, we weren’t good tonight. We struggled. They had heavy o-zone pressure on us, made a couple sloppy plays. We were able to get the win which was big but we have to bear down in those areas.”
On the shootout:
“Yeah they’re great. You have a lot of space so it’s fun being out there on the three-on-three and then the
shootout you just try and score and get the W.”
On the chemistry he has developed with Michael Bunting:
“It’s been great, honestly. I think ever since training camp we’ve got to know each other pretty well and have got pretty close so I think ever since we’ve started playing together it’s been a lot of fun. We just try
to feed off each other and get better and better every day and just read off each other no matter who we’re playing with. It’s been a lot of fun playing with him. He works hard. He’s easy to play with. He goes into those dirty areas and he fishes out pucks and he makes plays. Just an easy guy to play with.”
On if he wants to raise his game for Bunting’s return to Arizona tomorrow night:
“Absolutely. We’re expecting big things. He’s been talking about this game for a long time and there should be a pretty big video tribute for him and all that stuff. I think he’s excited. I know I’m excited to go back home and play in front of friends and family. We’ve got a team that’s waiting for us back there so I
think we’ll be ready to go.”
On his chemistry with Auston Matthews:
“Obviously playing with him has been a great opportunity for myself. I’ve said this before, but he and I hang out quite a bit off the ice so we’ve built that chemistry off the ice and we bring it on the ice. Just playing with him is a lot of fun and I try to get open and dig pucks for him and make plays because
obviously he’s one of the best players in the world. Every single night he’s bringing his game so I know I’ve got to bring mine.”
On returning to Arizona tomorrow:
“I’m really excited to go back. Obviously, they’re the team that drafted me and pretty much started my pro career. I spent a long time in that organization, mostly in the minors with the Tucson Roadrunners, so I’m sure there’s going to be some fans from Tucson coming to support. I saw a couple here tonight, actually, so that was pretty cool. Just playing in front of the Coyotes fans will be a lot of fun as well. They treated me great, that organization, and I had a blast while I was playing there. I’ve been looking forward to this
since the season has started and I know [Matthews] has as well, obviously growing up in Arizona. Obviously, it’s a special game for him as well.”
On his recent play:
“Yeah, I’m just having a blast in there playing with the group we have and another hard-fought battle tonight. It’s nice to finish the job and get the two points.”
On the goaltender tandem between himself and Petr Mrázek:
“Yeah, I’m just excited for Petr to get in there and do his thing. Whenever coach taps one of us on the shoulder and tells us it’s our time, we’ll be ready. I’m just excited to keep working on my game and the partnership Petr and I have
2021-22 Matchups vs. Vegas: Second of Two
2021-22 Record vs. Vegas: 1-0-0
Toronto Season Record: 22-8-3
Toronto Road Record: 8-4-2
TV: TSN4 RADIO: TSN 1050
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
Score: Toronto 4 at Colorado 5 – OTL
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
TOR Goals: Kerfoot, Matthews (x2), Ritchie
COL Goals: MacKinnon, Makar, Landeskog, Compher, Toews
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 44/49, .898 SV%
COL Goaltender: Kuemper, 5/8, .625 SV%, Francouz, 18/19, .947 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-1
TOR Penalty Kill: 4-for-4
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Opponent: at Arizona Coyotes
Time: 10 pm ET
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
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. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
First Matchup between Clubs: November 6, 2017 (Toronto 4 vs. Vegas 3 – SOW)
All-Time Record: 5-2-0 (7 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 4-0-0 (4 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 1-2-0 (3 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: February 14, 2019 (Toronto 6 at Vegas 3)
Record in Last Five Games: 4-1-0
ACTIVE LEADERS VS. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
Games Played: Kyle Clifford (18), Jake Muzzin (12), Nick Ritchie (10), TJ Brodie (10)
Auston Matthews (7), Mitch Marner (3), Wayne Simmonds (3), John
Mitch Marner (5), Morgan Rielly (5), Jake Muzzin (4), William Nylander (4),
John Tavares (4)
Points: Auston Matthews (9), Mitch Marner (8), John Tavares (7)
Kyle Clifford (7), Justin Holl (4), Jake Muzzin (4), Alexander Kerfoot (4),
Wayne Simmonds (4), Michael Bunting (4), John Tavares (4)
2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .712 3.39 2.49 30.9% 83.7% 34.1 31.6 55.6%
Vegas .618 3.47 2.97 19.0% 77.7% 34.2 30.0 46.7%
THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 29/94 (30.9%)
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: 77/92 (83.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner, Holl, Mikheyev
Shorthanded Point Leader: 2 – Brodie (2A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
Tuesday games 5th of 14 (8 home, 6 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 4th of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
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
TJ Brodie Nine points away from 300 career NHL points
David Kämpf Three assists away from 50 career NHL assists
Ilya Mikheyev Three games away from 100 career NHL games played
William Nylander Two points away from 300 career NHL points
William Nylander Nine games away from 400 career NHL games playe
Marc-Andre Fleury returned to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night for the first time since the goaltender was traded from the Golden Knights to Chicago.Graney: Fans’ love for Marc-Andre Fleury still runs deep — Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and an assist, and the Golden Knights returned from the holiday break with a victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena.Golden Knights rout Kings, take over 1st in Western Conference — Las Vegas Review-Journal
The NHL announced Friday it won’t resume its regular-season schedule before Tuesday. Teams aren’t allowed to come back to their facilities until Sunday.NHL postpones Golden Knights-Avalanche game on Monday — Las Vegas Review-Journal
With 50 games remaining, general manager Kelly McCrimmon hopes the worst is behind the Golden Knights, who are tied for first place in the Pacific Division with Anaheim.What GM Kelly McCrimmon thinks about Golden Knights’ season — Las Vegas Review-Journal
Goalie Robin Lehner is scheduled to make an emotional return to Long Island when the Golden Knights meet the New York Islanders on Sunday.Robin Lehner says Islanders fans ‘saved my life’ — Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Golden Knights are first in the NHL with six short-handed goals and have three in their past two games entering Sunday’s matchup against the Calgary Flames.How are Golden Knights scoring short-handed so much? — Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jonathan Marchessault and Evgenii Dadonov each scored two goals in the Golden Knights’ victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.Golden Knights report: Marchessault, Dadonov named stars — Las Vegas Review-Journal
Shea Theodore and Reilly Smith scored in the opening 1:16 of the third period, and the Golden Knights beat the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena.Golden Knights open homestand with victory over Kraken — Las Vegas Review-Journal
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (5-4-1 – 11 Points) vs.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (4-5-0 – 8 Points)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 1 4
VEGAS 0 0 0 0
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:31 of the first period. Marner has scored in back-to-back games (2G).
- John Tavares registered the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Tavares has recorded five points
through the last three games (2G, 3A).
- Alexander Kerfoot posted the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Kerfoot has recorded an assist
in consecutive games (2A).
- Auston Matthews scored on a power play opportunity for Toronto at 2:59 of the second period.
Matthews marked the 48th power play goal of his NHL career.
- William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ goal. Nylander notched his fourth
assist of the season.
- Mitch Marner registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal, posting his second point (1G,
1A) of the game.
- Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game at 19:15 of the second period for the
Maple Leafs. Matthews recorded his third goal of the season.
- Morgan Rielly registered the primary assist Matthews’ second goal of the period. Rielly recorded
his sixth assist of the season and has posted an assist in three consecutive games (3A).
- Mitch Marner recorded the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the period. Marner
posted his third point of the game (1G, 2A). Marner has registered five points through the last
three games (2G, 3A).
- William Nylander scored for Toronto at 2:43 of the third period. Nylander recorded his fourth
goal of the season and second point of the game (1G, 1A).
- Michael Bunting registered the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Bunting notched his third
assist of the season. He has point in consecutive games (1G, 1A).
- TJ Brodie recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Brodie has posted an assist in
- Jack Campbell stopped all 26 shots he faced in tonight’s win. Campbell posted his fifth career NHL shutout, third with the Maple Leafs.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 13 (13) 12 (7) 8 (8) 33 (28)
VEGAS 4 (4) 10 (8) 12 (12) 26 (24)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 24 (24) 29 (19) 13 (13) 66 (56)
VEGAS 9 (9) 17 (13) 20 (19) 46 (41)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 4-1-1 on home ice this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 5-2-0-0 in 7 games against the Vegas Golden Knights and 4-0-0-0 in 4
games played in Toronto.
- Toronto is 2-1-0 against the Western Conference this season and 1-1-0 against the Pacific Division
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 6 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts 12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Wins 9 (Kämpf)
Faceoff Win Percentage 63% (Spezza – 5 won, 3 lost)
Hits 6 (Muzzin)
Blocked Shots 3 (Brodie)
Takeaways 4 (Nylander)
TOI 23:29 (Muzzin)
Power Play TOI 1:15 (Marner, Matthews, Rielly, Nylander,
Shorthanded TOI 3:59 (Muzzin)
Shifts 30 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 88.89% (Kerfoot – 16 for, 2 against)
- The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Toronto is 3-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 3-1-0 when leading after one period and 3-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 4-2-1 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 1-0-0 in Tuesday games.
- Per NHL PR, Auston Matthews tallied his third multi-goal outing against the Golden Knights, the
most by any player since Vegas’ inaugural season in 2017-18.
- Per NHL PR, Auston Matthews scored two goals in the second period for his 40th multi-goal outing
since making his NHL debut in 2016-17. He ranks second in multi-goal games since the 2016-17
season, trailing only Alex Ovechkin who has posted 43.
- TJ Brodie appeared in his 700th career NHL game.
- Pierre Engvall appeared in his 100th career NHL game.
- TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 25 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Alexander Kerfoot finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 88.89
percent (16 for, 2 against).
Nov. 4 Leafs vs. Tampa Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Nov. 6 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Nov. 8 Leafs vs. Los Angeles Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
Nov. 10 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm ET
Nov. 12 Leafs vs. Calgary Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Nov. 13 Leafs at Buffalo KeyBank Center 7:00 pm ET
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.