Golden Knights report: Marchessault, Dadonov named stars — 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

Golden Knights open homestand with victory over Kraken — 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

MAPLE LEAFS 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 0

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
    back-to-back games.
  • 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
    this season.
    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,
    Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:59 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 30 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 88.89% (Kerfoot – 16 for, 2 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • 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.
    OF NOTE…
  • 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).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES






2021-22 Matchups vs. Vegas: First of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Vegas: N/A
Next Game vs. Vegas: Tuesday, January 11 at Vegas
Toronto Season Record: 4-4-1
Toronto Home Record: 3-1-1
TV: TSN4 RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
October 31, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL)
October 30, 2021
Forward Michael Amadio claimed off waivers by the Vegas Golden
Knights

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 5 vs. Detroit 4
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
TOR Goals: Muzzin, Bunting, Kerfoot, Tavares, Marner
DET Goals: Zadina, Veleno, Namestnikov, Hronek
TOR Goaltender: Mrázek, 27/31, .871 SV%
DET Goaltender: Greiss, 33/38, .868 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-2
DET Power Play: 1-for-2

NEXT GAME
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Opponent: vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 9


ALL-TIME VS. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
First Matchup between Clubs: November 6, 2017 (Toronto 4, Vegas 3 – SOW)
All-Time Record: 4-2-0-0 (6 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 3-0-0-0 (3 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 1-2-0-0 (3 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: November 7, 2019 (Toronto 2, Vegas 1 – OTW)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
Games Played: Jake Muzzin (11), Nick Ritchie (9), TJ Brodie (9)
Goals: Auston Matthews (5), Wayne Simmonds (3), John Tavares (3)
Assists:
Jake Muzzin (4), Morgan Rielly (4), Mitch Marner (3), Jason Spezza (3),
Nick Ritchie (3), William Nylander (3), John Tavares (3)
Points:
Auston Matthews (7), John Tavares (6), Mitch Marner (5), Jason Spezza
(5), Nick Ritchie (5), Morgan Rielly (5)
Penalty Minutes:
Justin Holl (4), Jake Muzzin (4), Alexander Kerfoot (4), Michael Bunting
(4), John Tavares (4)

2021-22 AVERAGES &RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .500 2.33 3.22 14.8% 82.8% 34.8 30.2 56.6%
NHL Rank 19th-T 27th-T 21st-T 26th 16th 4th-T 23rd 1st


THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 4/27 (14.8%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 – Engvall, Spezza, Bunting, Nylander
Power Play Point Leader: 3 – Spezza
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 24/29 (82.8%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Tuesday games 1 of 14 (8 home, 6 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 1st of 14 (8 home, 6 road)


RECENT MILESTONES

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 game away from 700 career NHL games played
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Seven wins away from 50 career NHL wins
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
PIERRE ENGVALL One game away from 100 career NHL games played
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

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS

3 – Tavares, Nylander, Spezza,
Bunting
BLOCKED SHOTS 17 – Holl
ASSISTS 5 – Rielly TAKEAWAYS 11 – Marner
POINTS 7 – Tavares HITS 21 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 3 – Spezza TOI PER GAME 24:24 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS N/A PP TOI PER GAME 3:17 – Nylander, Tavares, Marner
PIMs 9 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 3:06 – Holl
SHOTS 31 – Nylander, Tavares WINS 3 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 100% – Marner, Bunting GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.31 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 59.9% – Nylander SAVE PERCENTAGE .918 – Campbell

Golden Knights, Avalanche appear to be teams to beat in West — The Denver Post

The Vegas Golden Knights have made deep playoff runs in three of their four years and are used to being looked at as the team to beat in the Western Conference. Advancing in the postseason, though, is not going to satisfy a young franchise that lost in the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season…

Golden Knights, Avalanche appear to be teams to beat in West — The Denver Post

Golden Knights face roster questions after semifinal exit — Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Golden Knights will have to decide whether they can keep their goalie tandem intact and what they can pay defenseman Alec Martinez this offseason to keep him.

Golden Knights face roster questions after semifinal exit — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights try to save season in Game 6 against Canadiens — Las Vegas Review-Journal

It’s up to the Golden Knights to extend the series and avoid falling short of expectations for the second consecutive postseason when they play in Montreal on Thursday.

Golden Knights try to save season in Game 6 against Canadiens — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights fans could be difference in Montreal series — Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Golden Knights enjoyed a full building during their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Montreal Canadiens just started allowing a limited crowd.

Golden Knights fans could be difference in Montreal series — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights buried by Avalanche in series opener — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, and the Golden Knights had no answer for the Avalanche’s top line in a lopsided loss in the West Division final.

Golden Knights buried by Avalanche in series opener — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Max Pacioretty trade works out for Golden Knights in long run — Las Vegas Review-Journal

With the benefit of time and patience, the Max Pacioretty trade before the 2018-19 season has worked out well for the Golden Knights and Montreal Canadiens.

Max Pacioretty trade works out for Golden Knights in long run — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights’ 10-game win streak ends with loss to Coyotes — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Goalie Robin Lehner was handed a rare loss, and the Golden Knights saw their 10-game winning streak snapped Friday with a 3-0 setback to the Arizona Coyotes.

Golden Knights’ 10-game win streak ends with loss to Coyotes — Las Vegas Review-Journal

NHL trade deadline 2021 winners and losers — The Denver Post

Through Sunday’s games, the Avalanche’s 60 points led the West Division by four (over Vegas) and the NHL by one (over Toronto). General manager Joe Sakic worked ahead of Monday’s 1 p.m. trade deadline by acquiring defenseman Patrik Nemeth from Detroit and goalie Devan Dubnyk from San Jose last Friday and Saturday, respectively. He added…

NHL trade deadline 2021 winners and losers — The Denver Post