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Maple Leafs & Bruins Reflect on ‘Shocking’ Sweep of the Lightning

TORONTO — Bruce Cassidy didn't see it coming. And quite frankly, neither did many others. A day after the Tampa Bay Lightning — the Presidents' Trophy winners, a team that tied the NHL record for wins in a season — were swept out of the playoffs in four straight by the Columbus Blue Jackets, members of the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs reflected on a result that stunned the hockey world. Related: Blue Jackets Advance After Sweep of Mighty Lightning "Stanley Cup playoffs, noth...
Tags: Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2019 NHL Playoffs


Afternoon Line- Auston Matthews

"It’s not what people expected or figured that was going to happen with the regular season they had. It doesn’t matter what seed you’re in. Or your place. "It all comes down to will." -Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs on the Tampa Bay Lightning being swept.  The CP at Sportsnet has more reaction from the Leafs and Bruins.


Andersen, Grubauer & Rinne Stepping up in Playoffs

DENVER — This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick. Sticky situation handled. “Doing whatever it takes to save it,” the Toronto goaltender explained after the 3-2 win Monday over Boston. “Fun one.” Going into the post-season, there were some reservations concerning such goaltenders as Andersen, Philipp Grubauer of Colorado and even Pekka Rinne of Nashville. They have each...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Calgary, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Mike Babcock on the Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev pairing: “They are hard guys to play against”

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Tuesday, discussing his team’s Game 3 win, Morgan Rielly and John Tavares’ big games, the play of the Jake Muzzin and Nikita Zaitsev pairing, the contributions of the fourth line, and Auston Matthews breaking through offensively. This season, you’ve had the opportunity to manage the minutes front […] The post Mike Babcock on the Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev pairing: “They are hard guys to play against” appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Sport, Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Mike Babcock, Morgan Rielly, Jake Muzzin, Nikita Zaitsev, 2019 NHL Playoffs, Jake Muzzin Nikita Zaitsev


Maple Leafs Matched the Bruins’ Physical Game

TORONTO — A potent mix of physical play and scoring prowess helped the Bruins salvage a home split of the first two games in their first-round playoff series against Toronto. They couldn’t repeat that effort Monday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs shunted the Boston attack en route to a 3-2 victory in Game 3. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle scored in the second period for the Bruins, who will try to pull even in Game 4 on Wednesday. “I think they were a little more physical ton...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Nazem Kadri


Maple Leafs Down Bruins to Take 2-1 Series Lead

TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore provided the rest of the offence for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots for visitors in front of a crowd of 19,611...
Tags: New York, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Moore, Coyle, Tyler Ennis, Krejci


Matthews leads Maple Leafs past Bruins 3-2 for 2-1 lead

Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal            [Author: AP]
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Matthews leads Maple Leafs past Bruins 3-2 for 2-1 lead

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore provided the rest […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Matthews, Trevor Moore, Andreas Johnsson


Matthews breaks through as Leafs down Bruins 3-2 in Game 3, grab 2-1 series lead

TORONTO — Auston Matthews had a lot of fingers pointing in his direction following Toronto's first-round exit last spring.Monday represented a big step towards making sure there's no repeat.Matthews had a goal and an assist for his first points of the playoffs as the Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.Heavily criticized for his performance in Boston's seven-game victory 12 months ago — he registered...
Tags: News, Boston, Toronto, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Moore, Coyle, Tyler Ennis, David Pastrnak, Krejci


How the Maple Leafs won back momentum in Game 3

Auston Matthews details what went right for the Maple Leafs in their 3-2 victory over Boston in Game 3.
Tags: News, Boston, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs


Leafs Take A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Bruins

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Back on familiar ice in the playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs protected their home-ice advantage with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. There was an expectant feeling in the air as Auston Matthews scored his first of the post-season and Frederik Andersen stopped 35 shots Monday to give Toronto a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. This is the third straight spring the Leafs have qualified for the playoffs and they are attempting to capture t...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Frederik Andersen, Mitch Marner, Chris Johnston


Suspended Nazem Kadri to miss rest of Maple Leafs' series against Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the rest of his team's opening-round playoff series against Boston after he took a major penalty for a vicious cross-check to the head of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk on Saturday night.The NHL came down hard on the veteran forward for the incident that took place at 14:03 of the third period in a 4-1 loss at Boston.Toronto rebounded to win its first game without Kadri as it defeated Boston 3-2 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the ...
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Maple Leafs Need to Regroup With Kadri Likely Out

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri was actually doing a decent job of keeping his cool. There was the on-ice wrestling match that ended with the Toronto Maple Leafs centre getting punched in the face by Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk. Kadri was then felled by a knee-on-knee hit — again from DeBrusk — that resulted in him limping off before he eventually returned to the fray. But a third incident in the Bruins’ 4-1 victory inside a deafening TD Garden on Saturday night that knotted the...
Tags: New York, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, TD Garden, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri


New Shot on iPhone XS Campaign Features NHL Teammates: Matthews & Marner

Auston Matthews, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, takes viewers on a 'day-in-the-life-of' style video of with himself and teammate/best friend, Mitch Marner. Matthews says, "I just really wanted to give fans something cool to watch that they could relate to and show a more personal and real side to us... With this, fans get a look into our lives off the ice, our friendship. We're always using our iPhone to take pics, shoot video in between games or on the road. I hope it makes them want to go shoot t...
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Mike Babcock: “The series is now a best-of-five and it is in our building”

Mike Babcock addressed the media via conference call on Sunday, discussing his team’s performances in Game 1 vs. Game 2, Nazem Kadri’s possible suspension (pending a hearing on Monday), and William Nylander and Auston Matthews’ performance level through two games versus Boston. What needs to happen tomorrow night for your club to dictate pace and […] The post Mike Babcock: “The series is now a best-of-five and it is in our building” appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Boston, Sport, Auston Matthews, Nazem Kadri, Mike Babcock, William Nylander, 2019 NHL Playoffs


Sean Avery suggests Auston Matthews fight at center ice in bizarre, profane rant

The 10-year NHL veteran unloaded a profane rant on Instagram outlining his thoughts on Jake DeBrusk's hit on Patrick Marleau and Nazem Kadri's retaliation. Here's Avery's take slide-for-slide on his Instagram story: Slide 1: “That f—ing hit that Jake DeBrusk threw on Patrick Marleau in the Leafs-Bruins game was a dirty f—king hit. That's not a particularly hot take.
Tags: News, Instagram, NHL, Sean Avery, Auston Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, Leafs Bruins


Watch the newest commercials on TV from Apple, Sprint, AT&T and more

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday. A few highlights: Sprint spokesman Paul Marcarelli talks up the wireless carrier’s new “100% Total Satisfaction Guarantee.” The makers of 5-Hour Energy hype spin-off product 5-Hour Tea, which delivers a caffeine boost derived from green tea leaves. And Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Lea...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Sprint, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner, Ann Christine Diaz, Paul Marcarelli, Apple Sprint


Maple Leafs Beat Bruins in Game 1 – Mitch Marner Tallies Two

BOSTON — Mitch Marner scored twice, including one on a short-handed penalty shot, as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series William Nylander and John Tavares, into and empty net, had the other goal for Toronto, which got 37 saves from Frederik Andersen. Patrice Bergeron replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 29-of-32 shots for the Bruins. The victory was the first for the Leafs in a Game 1 si...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bruce Bennett Getty, David Pastrnak, TD Garden, Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Andersen


Maple Leafs Need to Learn From Past Mistakes

Game 1 of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Boston Bruins series is tonight with fans from both sides waiting for puck drop with bated breath. Last season’s Game 7 loss is still fresh in everybody’s mind. Toronto hopes that the acquisitions of John Tavares and Jake Muzzin will be enough to tip the scales in their favour this time around. But it is still hard to shake that uneasy feeling that comes when facing the Bruins. The Maple Leafs have played the Bruins four times this season and won only one of...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sparks, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Andersen, John Tavares


4 Bold Predictions for the Maple Leafs-Bruins Series

It’s that time of year again. The ice is ready, the jerseys and tickets are bought and the Toronto Maple Leafs are awaiting puck drop in Boston to take on their rivalled Bruins in Game 1 of their first-round series. As of late, the Bruins have absolutely dominated the Maple Leafs when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Once in 2013 – a nightmare for Leafs Nation – and again last season with both series going the distance, the Bruins came out on the winning end in both Game 7s and both in m...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay, Tom Szczerbowski, David Pastrnak, John Tavares


You Again: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins Primed for Playoff Rematch

TORONTO — All the Toronto Maple Leafs want to do is look forward. Their recent history with the Boston Bruins, however, makes it hard not to take a long gaze in the rear-view mirror. The Leafs open the NHL playoffs at TD Garden for the second spring in a row Thursday, the same building where they fell in Game 7 of last year’s opening round. The heartbreak from that night no doubt still lingers, especially after Toronto blew a 4-3 lead in the third period on the way to a 7-4 defeat. B...
Tags: Usa, Boston, New York City, US, Toronto, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Don, Madison Square Garden, Bruins, Auston Matthews


Bruins Prepare for Battle Against the Maple Leafs

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they’re hardly dwelling on it. For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night. Bruins Won the Last Matchup – But This Year is Different The Bruins won last year’s matchup in seven games, and then took three out of four from their Atlantic Division rivals this...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, The Boston Bruins, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, Sweeney, Marcus Johansson


NHL Rumors: McLellan, Boeser, Wild, Blackhawks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on a battle starting to take place for one specific coach, the Minnesota Wild have decided not to remove their bench boss and the Canucks are weighing options on Brock Boeser. A Battle for Todd McLellan? Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres may be two of the teams battling it out for a chance to hire former Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan. Speculation is that the Kings alread...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Brock, Edmonton Oilers, Auston Matthews, Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Bruce Boudreau


The Spotlight Is On Auston Matthews

from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star, The Maple Leafs’ first practice leading into the playoffs featured some positive signs in terms of the roster, but one moment stood out. Auston Matthews and coach Mike Babcock met for what appeared to be an important conversation. Neither would reveal what was said, but it’s obvious that the star centre is in line for a major role when Toronto’s first-round series opens Thursday night in Boston. “Do you really think I’m gonna tell you?” Mat...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Babcock, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Matthews, Mike Babcock, Kasperi Kapanen, Mark Zwolinski, Babcock Matthews, Patrice Bergeron Brad Marchand, Matthews Andreas Johnsson


Maple Leafs & Matthews Looking for Redemption in Rematch With Bruins

TORONTO — Leaning on his stick at the conclusion of practice, Auston Matthews did all the listening in a one-way, one-on-one exchange with Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. “Do you think I’m going to tell you?” Matthews responded abruptly when questioned afterward about what was said. “No,” Babcock added following a similar query. “But thanks for asking. I appreciate it.” Mike Babcock and Auston Matthews had a chat at the end of practice. Both were asked afterwards if they wanted ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Zdeno Chara, TD Garden, Matthews


First Look at the First round of the NHL Playoffs

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series. Eastern Conference Atlantic Division (1) Tampa Bay Lightning versus (WC2) Columbus Blue Jackets The class of the NHL during the regular season, the Lightning tied a league record with 62 wins. Led by NHL scoring ace Nikita Kucherov, captain Steven Stamkos, star defenceman Victor Hedman and Vezina Trophy candidate Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal, the battle-tested Presidents’ ...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames


Mike Babcock On The Hot Seat?

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star, If Babcock doesn’t steer the Maple Leafs into round two on his third straight try, he’ll have found himself on the losing end of a playoff series for the eighth time in nine attempts. He hasn’t won a playoff series since the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. He hasn’t won a playoff series in the wake of an actual 82-game season since 2011. And while it’s true that he’s coached a lot of underdogs, both here and in Detroit — given Babcock’s super-coach ...
Tags: Sport, Gm, Babcock, Detroit, Don, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock, Jake Muzzin, Dubas, Dave Feschuk, Toronto Star If Babcock


NHL Regular Season Recap - Part One

via the NHL PR department, More than six months after Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Montreal’s Max Domi took part in the opening face-off of 2018-19, the second-highest scoring season in the past 22 years concluded with six 100-point players, 13 players with 40 or more goals (including two 50-goal scorers), an NHL record-tying 62 wins by the Lightning and a five-team playoff turnover from 2017-18 as the League played to 95.5% of capacity during the 1,271-game schedule. Quick hits from part...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Lightning, NHL, Montreal, Auston Matthews, League, Max Domi


Canadiens Beat Maple Leafs – Ryan Poehling Shines in Debut

MONTREAL — Ryan Poehling notched a hat trick and then added the shootout winner in his NHL debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in the season finale for both teams on Saturday. Jordan Weal and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens (44-30-8), who were eliminated from playoff contention on Friday night. Goalie Charlie Lindgren, in his first game of the season, stopped 44-of-49 shots. Lindgren filled in for Carey Price, who had started the previous 13 games. ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Lindgren, Columbus Blue Jackets


Hockey Operations In Vancouver

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, The Leafs, for example, have a six-person analytics department headed by Darryl Metcalf. They have seven people working in player development, including former figure skater Barb Underhill, the skating development consultant. They have a director of pro scouting, amateur scouting and European scouting while employing 17 amateur scouts. Their pro scouts include Blair MacKasey, Mike Penny and Tom Watt, who’ve been in the game longer than the red...
Tags: Sport, Vancouver, NHL, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Jim Benning, Ed Willes, George Armstrong, Scotiabank Arena, Tom Watt, Barb Underhill, Darryl Metcalf, Blair MacKasey Mike Penny, Darryl Sittler Wendel Clark