Kelly McCrimmon gets different view of game with Golden Knights — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Kelly McCrimmon traded in his general manager’s hat for the Golden Knights and assumed head coaching duties in a 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis on Tuesday at T-Mobile Arena.

Kelly McCrimmon gets different view of game with Golden Knights — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights’ shootout loss overshadowed by Pete DeBoer’s absence — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Max Pacioretty notched a hat trick, but the Golden Knights lost 5-4 in a shootout to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday in a game that was overshadowed by the absence of coach Pete DeBoer.

Golden Knights’ shootout loss overshadowed by Pete DeBoer’s absence — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights face ‘measuring stick’ series against Blues — Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Golden Knights took a step up in competition for two games starting Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues.

Golden Knights face ‘measuring stick’ series against Blues — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Confidence isn’t an issue for 4-0 Golden Knights — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Late-game drama wasn’t needed Wednesday when the Golden Knights won a team record fourth straight game to open a season, this a 5-2 final against the Arizona Coyotes.

Confidence isn’t an issue for 4-0 Golden Knights — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Shea Theodore emerges as top defenseman for Golden Knights — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Defenseman Shea Theodore took his play to another level in the NHL playoffs last season, when he had 19 points in 20 games, and plans to build on that this season.

Shea Theodore emerges as top defenseman for Golden Knights — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Golden Knights will use final 18 games to evaluate goalies — Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Golden Knights’ decision to trade for goaltender Robin Lehner, an unrestricted free agent July 1, is the latest indication that they are in win-now mode.

Golden Knights will use final 18 games to evaluate goalies — Las Vegas Review-Journal

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2 POSTGAME NOTES: “Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 7:26 of the third period and later had the primary assist on Zach Hyman’s third-period goal. Spezza has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. All three of his goals in 2019-20 have been scored on the road.”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-10-4 – 22 Points) vs.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (11-9-3 – 25 Points)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 7:26 of the third period and later had the primary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Spezza has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. All three of his goals in 2019-20 have been scored on the road. He has three points (1-2-3) in two games against Pacific Division opponents. Tonight’s game is his second multi-point performance of the season.
  • Zach Hyman scored Toronto’s second goal of the night on the power play at 12:47 of the third period. Hyman’s goal is his first of the season in four games played. In 2018-19, Hyman established a new single-season career-high for goals scored (21).
  • Ilya Mikheyev had the lone assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Mikheyev has six points (2-4-6) in 10 road games this season. He has three points (1-2-3) in four games against Pacific Division teams.
  • Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Barrie’s assist is his seventh of the season and second on the power play. The assist is his first point against a Western Conference opponent this season.
  • Frederik Andersen stopped 33 shots in the loss.

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

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO9 (9)8 (8)16 (15)33 (32)
VEGAS10 (10)17 (14)10 (8)37 (32)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
TORONTO15 (15)18 (18)33 (24)66 (57)
VEGAS18 (18)32 (27)17 (14)67 (59)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Record on the Road3-7-0 (10 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vegas4-2-0-0 (6 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Vegas on the Road1-2-0-0 (3 Games)
Record vs. Western Conference4-3-0 (7 Games)
Record vs. Pacific Division3-1-0 (4 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots6 (Hyman, Nylander)
Shot Attempts(Nylander)
Faceoff Wins13 (Tavares)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Petan – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits5 (Gauthier)
Blocked Shots(Dermott)
Takeaways(Matthews)
TOI24:13 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI2:55 (Four players tied)
Shorthanded TOI1:06 (Gauthier)
Shifts28 (Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage66.7% (Matthews – 24 for, 12 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first6-9-3
Tied after 14-2-2
Trailing after 20-6-1
Score one power play goal2-3-2
Allow multiple power play goals1-3-1
Outshot by opponent4-7-3
Tuesday2-2-1

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs went 0-for-2 on the penalty kill and went 1-for-2 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall played in his first career NHL game.
  • Auston Matthews was 5-for-6 (83%) when taking defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 32 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 57.1 percent (32 for, 24 against).
  • John Tavares won 71 percent (5 won, 2 lost) of his defensive zone draws.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Thursday, November 21, 9:00 p.m. at Arizona Coyotes (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, November 23, 7:00 p.m. at Colorado Avalanche (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 p.m. at Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)
  • Friday, November 29, 4:00 p.m. at Buffalo Sabres (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Saturday, November 30, 7:00 p.m. vs. Buffalo Sabres (Sportsnet, TSN 1050)

MAPLE LEAFS AT VEGAS PREGAME NOTES: “Frederik Andersen is 3-1-0 on the road this season with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. – Has a 4-1-0 record with a .922 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average in five career games against Vegas.”

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-9-4 – 22 Points) vs.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (10-9-3 – 23 Points)

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 ▪ 10:00 PM EST

T-MOBILE ARENA (LAS VEGAS, NV) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus VEGAS

ALL-TIME RECORD:4-1-0-0 (5 Games)
ALL-TIME ON THE ROAD:1-1-0-0 (2 Games)
2019-20:1-0-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus VEGAS

GAMES PLAYED:Jake Muzzin (10), Tyson Barrie (7), Alex Kerfoot (7)
GOALS:Auston Matthews (5), John Tavares (3), Mitch Marner (2)
ASSISTS:Jake Muzzin (4), Morgan Rielly (4), Three players tied (3)
POINTS:Auston Matthews (7), John Tavares (6), Mitch Marner (5), Morgan Rielly (5)
PENALTY MINUTES:Alex Kerfoot (4), Jake Muzzin (4), 12 players tied (2)

MAPLE LEAFS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOVEGAS
GOALS FOR (Rank):70 (t-4th)66 (t-11th)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       75 (t-29th)65 (t-20th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):12/72 [16.7%] (22nd)16/74 [21.6%] (10th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):57/76 [75.0%] (25th)68/78 [87.2%] (4th)
SHOTS (Rank):730 (3rd)744 (1st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):1104 (1st)1010 (5th)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):53.7% (2nd)52.0% (8th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.8% (2nd)49.7% (t-14th)


MAPLE LEAFS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS NOTES

FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS:Nov. 6, 2017 vs. VGK (Toronto 4, Vegas 3 SO)
ALL-TIME RECORD:4-1-0-0 (5 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME:3-0-0-0 (3 Games)
ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD:1-1-0-0 (2 Games)
LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT ON THE ROAD:Feb. 14, 2019 (Toronto 6, Vegas 3)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Tyson Barrie400th career NHL game (Mar. 26, 2017 (COL) at VGK)
Auston Matthews100th career NHL point (Dec. 31, 2017 at VGK)
100th career NHL goal (Feb. 14, 2019 at VGK)
Jake Muzzin200th career NHL assist (Dec. 8, 2018 (LAK) vs. VGK)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS14 (Matthews)
ASSISTS14 (Marner, Rielly)
POINTS27 (Matthews)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner, Matthews)
SHORTHANDED POINTS(Kapanen)
PIMs16 (Kerfoot, Rielly)
SHOTS84 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%58.9% (Gauthier)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %59.5% (Spezza)
BLOCKED SHOTS43 (Ceci)
TAKEAWAYS24 (Marner)
HITS47 (Moore)
TOI PER GAME25:14 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:25 (Matthews, Rielly)
SH TOI PER GAME3:32 (Ceci)


MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Is 3-1-0 on the road this season with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.
– Has a 4-1-0 record with a .922 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average in five career games against Vegas.- Sixth in the NHL in saves (456) and seventh in even-strength saves (355).
Tyson Barrie– Sixth among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (58).
– Has been on the ice for 436 Toronto shot attempts, which is the most on-ice shot attempts-for among all NHL skaters.
Cody Ceci– Sixth among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time (77:34).- Tied for 15th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (43).
Travis Dermott– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.3 percent in nine games since returning from injury.
Pierre Engvall– Could make his NHL debut tonight.- Has 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 15 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) this season.
Frederik Gauthier– Has won 60.3 percent (73 won, 48 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
Justin Holl– Has a 5-on-5 unblocked shot attempt percentage of 53.7, which is the highest among Maple Leafs defencemen who have appeared in at least 10 games.
Zach Hyman– Averaging 18:06 per game in ice time through three games since returning from injury.
Kasperi Kapanen– Leads the Maple Leafs in road points this season with nine (4-5-9) in nine road games.
Kasimir Kaskisuo– Made his NHL debut on November 16 at Pittsburgh.
Auston Matthews– Tied for fourth among NHL skaters in goals (14).- Tied for third among NHL skaters in even-strength goals (10).- Fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (84).- Averaging 1.5 points per game against Western Conference opponents, which is the second-highest average vs. the Western Conference among Eastern Conference skaters.
Ilya Mikheyev– Leads the NHL in shorthanded shots on goal (10).- Leads all NHL rookies in shots on goal (52).- Leads all NHL rookies in shorthanded time on ice (52:43) by over 10 minutes (Second: Trevor Moore, 42:00).
Jake Muzzin– Ranks third among Maple Leafs in time on ice per game (21:58).- One of seven NHL defencemen to have registered at least 40 hits (47) and at least 40 shots on goal (43).- Has four assists in 10 career games against Vegas, which is tied for the third-most assists against the Golden Knights among NHL defencemen since their inaugural season. 
William Nylander– Has recorded three points (1-2-3) in three games against Pacific Division opposition.- Has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) through eight games in November.
Nic Petan– Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 67.7 percent (107 for,
51 against) through eight games, which is the highest percentage among NHLers who have appeared in five games.                  
Morgan Rielly– Tied for seventh among NHL defencemen in points (3-14-17).- Tied for sixth among NHL defencemen in even-strength points
(3-9-12).- Tied for sixth among NHL skaters in TOI per game (25:14).- 11th among NHL skaters in shifts per game (29.2).
– Has registered six assists in nine road games this season. 
Nick Shore– Tied for fourth among all NHLers in defensive zone starts (135).
John Tavares– Has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in seven games since returning from injury on November 5 vs. Los Angeles.- Recorded eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in six road games thus far in 2019-20.- Leads the Maple Leafs in power play faceoffs won (60.0% – 39 won, 26 lost).- Has won the most faceoffs (142) among NHLers who have played 15 or fewer games.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

None 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

John TavaresTwo assists from 400 career NHL assists.Three games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf.

RECENT MILESTONES

Andreas Johnsson100th career NHL game (November 9 vs. PHI)
Kasimir KaskisuoFirst NHL game (November 16 at PIT)
John Tavares100th point as a Maple Leaf (Novemer 13 at NYI)

INJURY REPORT

Alex Kerfoot (Dental Fractures)Out indefinitely.
Mitch Marner (Ankle)On injured reserve.
Trevor Moore (Shoulder)On injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 46

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

November 18Recalled forward Pierre Engvall from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).Placed forward Trevor Moore on injured reserve.
November 12Recalled forward Nic Petan and goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Loaned goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).