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Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Third goal in five games
Knies scored a goal Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.
Knies drove the net and punched in a rebound in the first period that put the Leafs up 2-1. It was his third goal in five games and sixth in 19 this season. Knies is seeing time alongside first-line studs Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, and he doesn't look out of place. The 21-year-old Knies is on the rise.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Records three points Monday
Knies collected a goal and two assists in a 6-5 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Monday.
Knies has three goals and seven points in 12 contests this year. That's not a bad start for the 21-year-old forward, but his offense is almost entirely due to two three-point games -- weirdly enough both against Tampa Bay. His other came Oct. 21 in Toronto's 4-3 overtime victory over the Lightning. That level of inconsistency is bound to frustrate fantasy managers, but Knies does have a lot of potential and has gotten looks in a top-six capacity.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Posts power-play helper
Knies recorded a power-play assist and three hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Knies dropped down to the third line for this game. He helped out on Tyler Bertuzzi's third-period marker as the Maple Leafs' second power-play unit made some noise. Knies saw 52 seconds of power-play time Thursday after drawing just 10 seconds with the man advantage over the first six games. He has four points, nine shots on net, eight hits, six PIM and a plus-1 rating through seven outings while mainly working in a middle-six role.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Short circuits Bolts to force OT
Knies scored twice in the third period and added an assist Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Lightning.
Knies' goals tied the game and forced overtime. They were his first regular-season NHL goals. He scored in the postseason last year, and interestingly enough, seven of Knies' eight NHL points have come against the Bolts when you add in those playoff games.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Shuffles up to second line
Knies will skate on the second line with John Tavares and William Nylander Thursday versus Florida, reports The Athletic.
Knies doesn't have a point in three games, but he's played well. He's chased down pucks, created opportunities for his line mates and has shown strong puck management, something the Maple Leafs need on line two. Knies played briefly with John Tavares last postseason and looked like a veteran doing it, not a kid out of college and playing pro for the first time. The Leafs are on a five-game road trip and Knies will get a chance to show off his skills away from the intensity of home ice. His fantasy value could be on the rise.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Adds penalty killing to arsenal
Knies scored a shorthanded goal in a preseason contest against Montreal on Friday.
Knies showed off a dimension in his game that perhaps wasn't showcased before. His hustle on the penalty kill was outstanding, and he could have had a couple more goals there if the puck had bounced the right way. Knies continues to show why he deserves a top-six gig. He's smart and poised on both sides of the puck, has a great motor and uses his body to hold off opponents while protecting the puck.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Set for prospects tournament
Knies (concussion) will participate in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, which begins Thursday.
Knies will be part of Toronto's 26-man roster for the tournament after sustaining a concussion during the second round of the postseason against Florida. The 20-year-old forward could end up in a middle-six role with the Maple Leafs going into the 2023-24 season.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Practicing Friday
Knies (concussion) is partaking in an optional practice Friday, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.
This is the first time that Knies has returned to the ice since suffering the injury in Game 2 versus Florida on May 4. Knies has played quite well for the Maple Leafs since signing his entry-level contract April 9. He has a goal and four points in seven postseason games. Knies should be considered doubtful for Game 5 on Friday, but could return Sunday, if there is a Game 6.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Unlikely to return Friday
Knies (concussion) isn't expected to return for Game 5 against Florida on Friday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Knies sustained the injury May 4 and has missed the Maple Leafs' last two contests. The 20-year-old was doing well in the playoffs prior to the injury, scoring a goal and four points in seven appearances. Knies hasn't resumed skating, so he might not be close to playing.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Out with concussion
Knies (concussion) will miss Games 3 and 4 in Florida and is unlikely to return for the remainder of the series, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
The rookie struggled to the bench in the first period and did not return. Knies has been a force in the playoffs, scoring once and adding three assists in seven games. Look for Zach Aston-Reese or Wayne Simmonds to enter the lineup in place of Knies.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Won't finish Game 2
Knies (undisclosed) won't finish Thursday's Game 2 versus the Panthers.
Knies struggled to the bench after a shift in the first period, and he was ruled out for the remainder of the game at the start of the second. He logged one hit in 5:33 of ice time Thursday. An update on his status should be available before Sunday's Game 3.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Scores first NHL goal
Knies scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Florida.
Knies' first NHL goal was an impressive one, grabbing a feed in the slot before spinning around Sergei Bobrovsky and burying a backhander to get the Leafs on the board in the second period. Knies, a second-round pick in 2021, signed with the Leafs late in the regular season following his NCAA career with the University of Minnesota. He was immediately put in a top-line role alongside Auston Matthews and William Nylander. The move appears to be paying dividends thus far -- Knies has a goal and three assists through six postseason contests.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Instrumental on series winner
Knies picked up an assist on the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-1 overtime victory over Tampa Bay in Game 6.
Once again, Knies acquitted himself like a veteran in the game and was instrumental in setting up the series-clinching goal. He controlled the puck behind the net and maintained possession before getting it to John Tavares, who circled the net. Knies once again got the puck and popped it back to the captain, who skated out, wheeled around and fired a shot that ricocheted off a Bolts player's skate and in. Knies is big, strong and fast, and that's a great combination in Toronto's top six.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Best Leaf on ice in OT win?
Knies picked up an assist in 19:15 of ice time in a 4-3 overtime win over the Lightning in Game 3.
The kid hasn't been overwhelmed in making the jump from the NCAA to the NHL playoffs. In fact, Knies may have been the best Leaf on the ice Saturday. His speed and strength were on display on every shift, and he spent most of the game on the top lines. Remember Knies' name next draft -- he could vie for the Calder trophy next season, especially if he gets a permanent gig in the top six. And that's even with Connor Bedard headed to the NHL. Look at what a top-six role did for Michael Bunting as a rookie.... See More ... See Less
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