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Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

Mitchell Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri, Mitchell Marner


Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitchell Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night. Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots and Zach Hyman added an empty-netter for the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri, Tampa Fla, Frederik Andersen, Mitchell Marner, Zach Hyman


Goalie Announcements (Jan 17)

Week Sixteen is just flying along!  We're already at Thursday night and we've got a bit of action going on the NHL schedule.  Seven games are on the schedule tonight and the pool is still collecting points at 13 per NHL game. The race for the Mover & Shaker is heating up and Tony took the lead after Wednesday night, leaping over a bunch of teams to now lead at 17 points.  Eric was one of those [Author: Clayton Corley]
Tags: Wild, Sport, Stars, Blues, Rangers, Lightning, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Tony, Eric, Predators, Clayton Corley


Direct Talk With Niklas Kronwall

from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News, In media scrums, he is every bit as direct — although, obviously, less violent — as when he "Kronwalls" opponents on the ice. His views, frankly stated, acknowledge truth. In tough times, when losing, when mistakes have been made, when the Red Wings stumble and are humbled, Kronwall attests to the facts. He has identified reality for the Wings, for many seasons. It is a source of his leadership. And, the role is integral to rebuilding....
Tags: Sport, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Niklas Kronwall, Kronwall, Ken Holland, Detroit News, Gregg Krupa


NHL Rumors: Flyers, Jackets, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s rumor rundown, things have slowed on the Wayne Simmonds front while talk in Toronto has picked up, especially if discussing who might be available in trade from the Maple Leafs side of the equation. The Edmonton Oilers are in on a New York Ranger and are one of a few teams asking about Micheal Ferland. Simmonds Talk Cools a Touch While the likelihood is that Wayne Simmonds is still traded out of Philadelphia before the trade deadline, Elliotte Friedman said of his status: “I think o...
Tags: Usa, New York, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Rangers, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Norway, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Metro, Edmonton Oilers, Flyers


Canucks News: Playoffs, Leighton, Pettersson & Power Rankings

Because there is a small break in the Vancouver Canucks’ schedule, it seems like a good time to visit some of the current news that surrounds the team. Today’s news and notes review the tight playoff race in the West, the signing of all-time AHL shutout leader Michael Leighton to a PTO with the Utica Comets, Elias Pettersson’s expected return date and NBC’s recent power rankings. Item One: A Tight Playoff Race On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Canucks and Edmonton Oilers played in what stacks u...
Tags: Nbc, Sport, Green, Today, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Maple Leafs


Should Maple Leafs’ Fans Be Booing Gardiner?

It all started last season when the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Maple Leafs fell apart when it counted and so too did Jake Gardiner, who had a horrendous game. The frustration that fans had towards Gardiner was seemingly building until it boiled over in their  6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. On a power play with about five minutes left in the second period, Gardiner was pursuing a loose puck back into the Toronto...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Commentary, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Soderberg


Hot Trade Targets

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, Forget about Mark Stone or Matt Duchene. Heading into this year’s trade deadline, the two names at the top of most lists are Wayne Simmonds and Micheal Ferland. They might not provide the same point production as some of the high-profile rentals available. But they certainly pack a punch. And for teams eyeing a Stanley Cup, that might be more important. Call it the Tom Wilson effect. After the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup l...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Washington Capitals, Maple Leafs, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Duchene, Ryan Reaves, Mike Babcock, Tom Wilson, Micheal Ferland, Mark Stone, Michael Traikos, National Post Forget


NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Ducks, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Penguins look to be busy, the Leafs are hitting up the rental market and the Ducks will be hanging onto one of their forwards because he simply won’t let them trade him. How Busy Will the Penguins Be? Darren Dreger of TSN, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now and Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette all seem to agree that the Penguins have something going on, potentially before the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb 25. Derick Brassard Dreger says that center De...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Dallas, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Derick Brassard, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN


NHL Rumors: Penuins, Maple Leafs, Ducks, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Penguins look to be busy, the Leafs are hitting up the rental market and the Ducks will be hanging onto one of their forwards because he simply won’t let them trade him. How Busy Will the Penguins Be? Darren Dreger of TSN, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now and Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette all seem to agree that the Penguins have something going on, potentially before the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb 25. Derick Brassard Dreger says that center De...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Dallas, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Derick Brassard, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN


How the Avalanche Beat Toronto

The Colorado Avalanche made some key shifts which helped them beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in their own arena. For a struggling Avalanche team, those changes could signal better days ahead for the Colorado faithful. The Avalanche struggled through December, grappling to eke out points against other frustrated teams. They returned from Christmas break and started playing better but they still weren’t getting the wins. So how did the Avalanche find a way to win against a talented Toronto roster? ...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Wilson, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov, All Star


Bruins Ready to Rake the Leafs This Spring

The playoff-type feel at Scotiabank Arena this past Saturday was not as premature as one might think, given that three months remain until the Stanley Cup tournament. The Boston Bruins concluded their season series against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a thrilling 3-2 victory, their third win in four meetings. If the postseason began today, the two teams, currently separated by a single point in the standings, would again meet in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. As you might recall, th...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Matthews, John Tavares, Tavares


Are Maple Leaf Fans Giving Nylander a Fair Shake?

I feel sorry for William Nylander. I’m sure my opinion isn’t a popular one; still, I can’t help but think that he’s just a 22-year-old kid who must be incredibly frustrated with the lack of success he’s having on the ice. Things used to be much easier than they’ve been this year, and I’m sure he doesn’t understand what’s going on. Nor does anyone else. I’m thinking that it must be tough for a kid to experience such a profound lack of success when success used to come more naturally. Nyland...
Tags: Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Don, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Tyler Ennis, Sportsnet, Nazem Kadri, Simmonds, Mike Babcock, Frederik Andersen, William Nylander


Maple Leafs’ Defense Isn’t Getting Any Better

As the Toronto Maple Leafs enter the second half of the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season, the primary concern surrounding the team is whether their defense corps is good enough to compete for the Stanley Cup. For you history buffs, this is the third season in a row we’ve been having this same conversation heading towards the stretch run. Certainly, the team can score; the Maple Leafs rank fifth in total goals (158) heading into action Monday night, and have played fewer games ...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, National Hockey League, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Charles LeClaire, Kevin Shattenkirk, Michael Hutchinson, Frederik Andersen, Shattenkirk, William Nylander, Nylander


Goalie Announcements (Jan 14)

Week Sixteen, eh?  Where has the time gone? We've already passed the halfway point of the season and we're quickly approaching the two-thirds mark here in a couple of weeks, with the All-Star festivities coming up even faster.  The hockey pool teams are seemingly getting themselves tucked into their compartmentalized spots in the standings, give or take a good run or two through the weeks.  [Author: Clayton Corley]
Tags: Wild, Sport, Avalanche, Blues, Hockey, Canadiens, Bruins, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Sabres, Clayton Corley, Starting Goalies, Returned


Leafs goalie Andersen off IR, starting Monday

Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is coming off injured reserve and starting against the Avalanche on Monday.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Andersen, Frederik Andersen


NHL Rumors: Simmonds and the Jets, Leafs Goaltending, More

In the second installment of Sunday’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Wayne Simmonds possibly being a target for the Winnipeg Jets, the Senators have seemingly made up their mind on their big-three free agents and the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking at a problem in net they’d rather avoid. Wayne Simmonds and the Winnipeg Jets? Despite a recent report that there is plenty of interest around the NHL for power forward Wayne Simmonds, and among the teams interested are rumored to be the Winnip...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Hamilton, Ottawa, Hutchinson, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Wayne Simmonds, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Dougie Hamilton


NHL Rumors: Edler Trade, Marner Negotiations, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is speculation the Canucks may elect to trade their star defenseman, the Blue Jackets have a difficult decision to make when it comes to Sergei Bobrovsky and the Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner will be waiting to get a deal done until after the season. Canucks To Trade and Re-sign Alex Edler? With rumors running rampant as to what the plan is for Alex Edler in Vancouver, Luke Fox of Sportsnet reports in an ideal world, the Vancouver Canucks defenseman would waive h...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Washington, Sport, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Wilson, Philadelphia Flyers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Gary Bettman, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets


Pastrnak's goal sends Bruins past Maple Leafs 3-2

David Pastrnak scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak


Pastrnak’s goal sends Bruins past Maple Leafs 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — David Pastrnak scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday night. Sean Kuraly had a goal and two assists, and David Krecji also scored for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves as the Bruins won the season series between […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Sean Kuraly, Pastrnak, David Krecji, Boston Tuukka Rask


Should the Maple Leafs Trade Nylander for Simmonds?

It’s been a roller coaster year for William Nylander. First, he successfully held out for a larger contract, and second, he had a frustrating on-ice start to the season and it took more time than anyone wanted for him to find the scoresheet. I’m sure the Toronto Maple Leafs are pleased, both that the contract and the scoring woes are in the past and that Nylander is starting to contribute regularly as the team moves towards the playoffs. A postseason appearance which, unless disaster strik...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Berger, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, DeMar DeRozan, Edmonton Oilers, Flyers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Wayne Simmonds


Top 10 Contracts in the NHL

With more than half of all National Hockey League clubs within $4 million of the current $79.5 million salary cap, it’s safe to say many were relieved when it was widely reported that next season’s ceiling will increase to $83 million. That $3.5 million increase may be enough to give contending teams the room they need to piece things together. What’s even more helpful, however, is when some of your best players are already signed to team-friendly, long-term deals. Young stars signed to long-ter...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, National Hockey League, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, Finn, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews


Maple Leafs Want Redemption When Bruins Visit

TORONTO — It didn’t take long for John Tavares to get a feel for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ simmering rivalry with the Boston Bruins. No stranger to heated games between New York teams during his nine seasons with the Islanders, he was left fuming after the Leafs got thumped 6-3 in Boston last month. “It’s got to piss you off,” Tavares said after the penalty-filled loss at TD Garden on Dec. 8. “Definitely not a fun one.” The veteran centre and his teammates will get a chance at redemption — and to...
Tags: Usa, New York, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, Ottawa, Boston Bruins, Islanders, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, TD Garden


Canadiens Need to Add a Piece or Two

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin seems to have made up his mind a few weeks ago. In a recent press conference, he announced that his current roster will remain intact, and that he will not move any assets to help this team this season. Before the season started though, he stated that his team was competing for a playoff spot. So the question becomes: with the team holding down a playoff spot, why would Bergevin come out publicly and say he will not be active on the trade front? ...
Tags: Sport, Vancouver, Hockey, Montreal, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Ottawa, Byron, Bermuda, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Boyle, Paul Byron


NHL Rumor Shootdown: Auston Matthews Offer Sheet

The idea of the Rumor Rundown is to take a daily look at the biggest rumors in the NHL. Gathering buzz from some of the media’s most trusted sources, that series of speculative posts examines more closely the rumor and innuendo surrounding some of the game’s biggest names. Some rumors make sense, but others… well, not so much. In the Rumor Shootdown, the idea is to take some of those rumors and apply a little common sense (or at least another perspective) to the speculation, dissect the rumor an...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Arizona, Gm, Hockey, NHL, RFA, Nbc Sports, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Ryan O Reilly, Patrik Laine


Maple Leafs’ Tavares: 300-Goal Scorer

John Tavares not only helped win the game for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he also entertained Toronto hockey fans by scoring his 300th and 301st goals as the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils in New Jersey. The only downside was that he set his record on the road, and I am certain that Devils fans were not nearly as celebratory as Maple Leaf fans would have been had the game been at the Scotiabank Arena. Other Maple Leafs who have scored 300 goals include Mats Sundin (420 goals), Darryl ...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, John, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Mitch, New Jersey Devils, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Devils


When Should The Leafs Make A Trade?

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Maybe it’s time for the Maple Leafs to trade Jake Gardiner. And if Kasperi Kapanen has to go as well as the Leafs deal with a tighter salary cap, then it’s up to general manager Kyle Dubas to make it all fit for a playoff run now while looking to keep the core together for playoff runs to come. But such talk may fly in the face of logic given Gardiner is an important part of the Maple Leafs, a team that finally can say it has Stanley Cup aspi...
Tags: Sport, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Kasperi Kapanen, Gardiner, Kyle Dubas, Mitch Marner, Jake Gardiner, Kevin McGran


Maple Leafs Down Devils – Tavares Hits 300-Goal Mark

NEWARK, N.J. — John Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Defenceman Ron Hainsey also scored in Toronto’s three-goal first period and third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Devils for the third time in as many games. Mitch Marner added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds to play. Toronto Maple Leafs Michael Hutchinson stops New Jer...
Tags: Florida, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, Newark, Hockey, NHL, New Jersey Devils, Hutchinson, Philadelphia Flyers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coleman, Devils, Brian Boyle, Boyle


John Tavares scores 300, Maple Leafs beat Devils

NHL Capsules            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Maple Leafs, NHL Capsules, Devils, John Tavares


Is It Time for the Maple Leafs to Trade Kadri?

Branch Rickey was a very smart guy. The long-time president and general manager of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers is probably best noted as the sports executive who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing and bringing Jackie Robinson to the majors. However, it didn’t stop there. Rickey created the modern minor league farm system, warm-weather training facilities and even introduced the batting helmet to baseball. However, more to the point of this post is his rule of t...
Tags: London, Toronto, Sport, Brooklyn, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Dallas Stars, Ontario, Edmonton Oilers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn