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Maple Leafs Swat Sabres – Tavares & Matthews With 2 Each

BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night. Mitchell Marner and Zach Hyman, into an empty net, also scored and the Maple Leafs inched to within four points of the idle Boston Bruins in the race for second place in the Atlantic Division standings. Garret Sparks stopped 22 shots for Toronto, which was playing on consecutive nights after a 3-0...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, San Jose, Rochester, Buffalo, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, St Louis, Sharks, Ottawa, Sparks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens

These are the 1st-round NHL playoff matchups we want to see

The thing about the Stanley Cup playoffs is the first round usually produces the most compelling hockey.Maybe it's because that after a long six-month-plus, drawn-out regular season the players, coaches and fanatics can't wait for the level of hockey to increase a few more degrees.Or maybe it's because the first round has been a home to upsets. The Chicago Blackhawks were the West regular-season champs in 2016-17 and got bounced in a sweep by the eighth-seeded Nashville Predators....
Tags: News, Washington, Toronto, David, West, Arizona, Nashville, Jets, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Calgary Flames, Pacific, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks

Tavares, Matthews lead Maple Leafs to 4-2 win over Sabres

John Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games in beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, John Tavares, Tavares Matthews

Predators Blank Stumbling Maple Leafs – Rinne Gets Shutout

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne shut out Toronto for the second time this season and Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds and Filip Forsberg scored goals to give the Nashville Predators a 3-0 win over the slumping Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Nashville won its third straight and Toronto lost for the fourth time in five games. Rinne made 22 saves and Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen made 17 stops. Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stops a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (AP Ph...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Philadelphia, Defence, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Brian Boyle, Rinne

Leafs Play Better But Can’t Score Against The Predators

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Needing some kind of answer following the ugliest four-game stretch of their season, the ill and injured Maple Leafs showed that they’re capable of playing an air-tight, playoff-friendly style of game. Forget for a moment that they lost 3-0 to the Nashville Predators here on Tuesday. That’s very much secondary to getting their game into some kind of shape to match up with the Boston Bruins three weeks from now, and this was a forceful step in the righ...
Tags: Sport, Dallas, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Chris Johnston

Rinne, Preds blank reeling Maple Leafs 3-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne shut out Toronto for the second time this season and Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds and Filip Forsberg scored goals to give the Nashville Predators a 3-0 win over the slumping Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Nashville won its third straight and Toronto lost for the fourth time in five […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Nashville, Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Tenn AP, Pekka Rinne, Filip Forsberg, Brian Boyle Wayne Simmonds, Rinne Preds

Goalie Announcements (Mar 19)

It's Tuesday!  The days are just flying by, aren't they? We'll be having a quick peek at the playoff situations for a bunch of these games tonight, 10 games on the schedule.  There was only one night worth of action so far this week, so I won't get too crazy about the weekly scoring numbers yet.  Let's make this post quick and dirty. Just the way you like it... I know. Tuukka Rask (Jesse) [Author: Clayton Corley]
Tags: Wild, Sport, Stars, Avalanche, Rangers, Penguins, Hockey, Capitals, Flames, Canadiens, Islanders, Flyers, Bruins, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Predators

Penguins Pulpit: Malkin, Kessel & Gudbranson

The Pittsburgh Penguins inched closer to a playoff berth by earning five of eight possible points this week, but things could’ve, and should’ve, gone better than they did. However, with the Montreal Canadiens fading from contention, the Penguins still exited the week seven points clear in a playoff spot. Sidney Crosby led the Penguins’ comeback charge against the Capitals with two goals of his own in less than two minutes. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The team started strong on Tuesday night in t...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Atlantic, Blues, Dallas, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Wilson, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Eastern Conference

Sparks Speaks and Says What Needs to Be Said

Most of us have heard the great Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about The Emperor’s New Clothes. At the end of the story, it took a child to expose what everyone saw but no one dared to acknowledge. The King had no clothes. Everyone knew what was wrong, but no one dared say it. After the Toronto Maple Leafs were beaten soundly 6-2 by an under-manned Ottawa Senators team that’s last in the NHL’s Eastern Conference standings, back-up goalie Garret Sparks said what has been on many minds for a...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Hans Christian Andersen, New York Islanders, Sparks, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Fred, Sportsnet, John Tavares

Maple Leafs Aren’t Ready to Contend for the Stanley Cup

While watching the Toronto Maple Leafs’ games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators I realized one thing — they are definitely not ready to contend for the Stanley Cup. The way the Maple Leafs played had me thinking of earlier years playing the game. One particular coach spoke often about the Hockey 201’s. He was referring to the fundamentals of the game: 1) Skating, 2) Passing, 3) Checking, 4) Stickhandling and 5) Shooting. Using Hoc...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Lightning, Hockey, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay, Toronto Star, Tyler Ennis, Steven Stamkos, Matthews, Nikita Kucherov, Stamkos

Video- Nick Kypreos On The Recent Comments By Mike Babcock

via Sportsnet, HC analyst Nick Kypreos joins Tim and Sid to read the tea leaves on some interesting comments made by Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock.  
Tags: Sport, Maple Leafs, Tim, Mike Babcock, Sid, Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet HC

NHL Power Rankings: Maple Leafs need to sort things out ASAP

Hey everyone, we here at Yahoo! Sports are doing real power rankings for teams Nos. Here they are, based on only how I am feeling about these teams and their chances to win the Cup, meaning you can't tell me I'm wrong because these are my feelings and feelings can't be wrong.
Tags: NHL, Maple Leafs

Sabres’ Season Filled With Streaks

The Buffalo Sabres’ 2018-19 season will likely be remembered as a collection of streaks. Some lasting a month, some a few games and some as little as 27 seconds. Unfortunately, most of them should be forgotten. Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton had eight straight wins in November, but this season he’s also had five streaks of three or more straight losses. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) They’re presented below in order of longest to shortest. Missing the Playoffs Streak: Eight Seasons The Sa...
Tags: Sport, Ap, Avalanche, Philadelphia, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks

Should the Blues Bring Back Bouwmeester?

Several months ago, many St. Louis Blues fans were counting down the days until veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester’s contract came to an end. But as with so much else for the Blues, the blueliner’s campaign has been a tale of two seasons. The turnaround has led to some wondering whether the team ought to offer the former third-overall pick a contract extension. It’s a tricky question with a complicated answer, but it’s worth taking a look. Bouwmeester Recovers From Hip Surgery Early in the sea...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, St Louis Blues, Bouwmeester, Jay Bouwmeester, Carl Gunnarsson, DPS, Armstrong, Seth Jones, Ron Hainsey

NHL News & Notes: Pastrnak, Petan & More

In today’s News & Notes, David Pastrnak is close to a return, Nic Petan is reportedly set to sign a two-year extension and the NHL has announced their three stars of the week. Pastrnak Close to Returning After being out for a few weeks with a thumb injury that required surgery, Pastrnak is nearing a return to action after missing 16 games. The 22-year-old has been one of the best players in the league over the last few seasons and took a huge step forward once again this season prior to the in...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, Chicago, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Adam Pelech, Islanders, Bruins, Oilers

Afternoon Line- Mike Babcock

Pretty telling big-picture quote from Mike Babcock today on the Maple Leafs' depth... — luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) March 18, 2019   “Adversity is really important for you in life. When you don’t have some, you think you should get some so you can get better. When you get it, you don’t want it. We have it right now. Let’s pull together. Let’s dig in, and let’s get better.” —Mike Babcock, Maple Leafs — luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) March 18, ...
Tags: Sport, Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock

Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 1998

The Nashville Predators have been an NHL franchise since the 1998-99 season after the city was granted an expansion team in June 1997. In their 20 seasons of existence, there has been one constant: general manager David Poile, who’s served that role since the franchise’s inception. Therefore, he’s been the architect of every team that’s suited up, from the inaugural roster through the 2018-19 rendition. That means he’s been the decision-maker in a lot of drafts and has made a lot of picks, 178 t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sweden, Russia, Milwaukee, Sport, Finland, Newfoundland, Dallas, Nashville, Latvia, Detroit Red Wings, Ussr, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Lightning, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steve Yzerman, the Toronto organization and their coaches and Pete DeBoer and the Sharks. Loui Eriksson Gone After July 1? We reported the other day that after being a healthy scratch from the Canucks lineup, the team might look at options to move Loui Eriksson. The issue for Eriksson is his salary and lack of production. Iain MacIntyre wrote on Twitter that the Vancouver Canucks owe the forwa...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Gm, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Smith, Detroit, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division

Maple Leafs Gardiner & Brown: Will They Be Back in Blue & White?

If Scott Wheeler of The Athletic is correct, the answer to whether Jake Gardiner or Connor Brown will be with the Toronto Maple Leafs next season is a solid “no.” Jim Parsons, in his most recent The Hockey Writers’ podcast, interviewed Wheeler and what he had to say about Maple Leafs’ salary cap next season woes was interesting. Wheeler reported that, although the Maple Leafs would like to keep both players, they will be forced to make some difficult salary-cap decisions that will result in thes...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, Wheeler, Hockey, Jim Parsons, White, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Lou Lamoriello, Brown, Parsons

Senators Hope Veronneau Breaks College UFA Trend

The Ottawa Senators signed NCAA free agent Max Veronneau to a two-year, entry-level contract on March 12, adding to their prospect pool in the midst of their rebuild. The 23-year-old was drawing interest league-wide, as up to 25 teams contacted the free agent’s camp. The Senators are no stranger to signing NCAA free agents but haven’t had the best luck in the past. They are hoping Veronneau can change that. “We are very excited to have Max join the Ottawa Senators,” said Senators general m...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ncaa, Ivy League, Connor, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Princeton, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Thompson, Max

What’s The Problem With The Toronto Maple Leafs?

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Losing to Tampa, the best team in the league? Sure. Losing to Chicago and almost losing to Philadelphia, two really hot teams chasing down a playoff spot, OK. But losing to the Ottawa Senators? My oh my. After dropping a 6-2 decision to the worst team in the NHL – their third loss in four games -- the Maple Leafs have started to point fingers. Goalie Garret Sparks blamed a lack of emotion: “We need more emotion. I’m an emotional playe...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Philadelphia, NHL, Tampa, Sparks, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Mike Babcock, Garret Sparks, Kevin McGran, Toronto Star Losing

Maple Leafs’ Johnsson Proving Draft Position Doesn’t Matter

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson is currently producing a breakout performance in his first full season in the NHL. Johnsson has played on each of the Maple Leafs’ lines this season and has had fairly consistent success. He currently has 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points in 64 games played this season. Needless to say, he has drastically outperformed his seventh round draft selection expectations. He was drafted 202nd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Far from a sure-thi...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, San Jose Sharks, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlies, Matthews, Pavel Datsyuk, Sportsnet, Patrick Marleau, John Tavares

Paajarvi leads Senators to 6-2 win over slumping Maple Leafs

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Magnus Paajarvi scored twice to lead the last-place Ottawa Senators to a 6-2 win over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Cody Ceci, Brian Gibbons, Anthony Duclair and Oscar Lindberg also scored for Ottawa. Anders Nilsson made 35 saves. Morgan Rielly and John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ottawa, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, John Tavares, Oscar Lindberg, Morgan Rielly, Magnus Paajarvi, Ontario AP, Cody Ceci Brian Gibbons Anthony Duclair, Ottawa Anders Nilsson

Maple Leafs Learn Valuable Lesson

Trailing 5-2 in the latter stages of the second period to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Toronto Maple Leafs looked destined for a third straight home loss Friday night. Then, something changed. Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin notched two goals in quick succession, cutting the deficit to 5-4 heading into the intermission. Although neither goal will make the “plays of the week,” they were the turning point of the game. During the second intermission, Muzzin shared some words of wisdom with TSN’s Mark ...
Tags: Boston, Office, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Flyers, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN

Maple Leafs, Bruins Set on Collision Course

Call it destiny. Or call it a recurring nightmare. Your name for it completely depends on what side of the puck you’re sitting on – the Boston Bruins or the Toronto Maple Leafs. Either way, it looks as though both teams will likely be staring each other down once again when the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off in just over a month. While there’s still time for things to change, it seems fitting that the Bruins and Maple Leafs hold down the second and third spots, respectively, in the Atlantic Divis...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, Milan Lucic, Andersen, James Reimer

Breaking Down the Maple Leafs’ Defensive Woes

About halfway through Friday night’s back-and-forth affair between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers, TSN play-by-play man Gord Miller summed up my thoughts perfectly: “Not sure if it’s a winning recipe in the playoffs, but it’s sure fun to watch.” There were so many goals in the second period (seven, to be exact), that I’m not entirely sure what the exact score was when he said it. 5-2 Flyers, perhaps? Maybe 5-3? Regardless, the Maple Leafs overcame a three-goal deficit to win the...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Miller, Boston Bruins, Flyers, Bruins, Auston Matthews

Matthews scores 2 in 3rd period, Maple Leafs beat Flyers 7-6

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit and held on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6 Friday night. Jake Muzzin had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin also scored to for the Maple Leafs, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Matthews, Jake Muzzin, Martin Marincin, Patrick Marleau Zach Hyman

A Look at the Maple Leafs Coach Beyond the 2019 Playoffs

As the 2019 NHL Playoffs draw near, head coach Mike Babcock and the Toronto Maple Leafs appear set to face the Boston Bruins in the first round for the second season in a row. Last season’s first-round matchup between the two was momentous and led to yet another dramatic Game 7 encounter. Old demons resurfaced and the Bruins were able to crush the Leafs in the third period to win the game 7-4. Since the announcement of the Leafs rebuild in 2015, this series against the Bruins has stood as the te...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Nba, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Kings, Raptors, Boston Bruins, Bruins

2011 NHL Entry Draft: Five Forgotten Picks

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul is notable for a number of reasons. First, it was the second of three straight drafts the Edmonton Oilers picked first overall, selecting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Second, it’s notable for being where True North Sports & Entertainment, which bought the Atlanta Thrashers a month earlier, revealed they would call their team the Jets and made their first-ever pick, selecting — controversially at the time — Mark Scheifele over Sean Couturier. Third, it’s notable for t...
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Phil Housley’s Seat Is Red Hot

The Buffalo Sabres’ post-game answers have become as cliché as they get. The excuses flow faster than outlet passes from their zone. The blank stares match their scoreboard total. There’s talk about adding jam to their game. Competing. Digging deeper. It’s a broken record. “I don’t know what else to do. I don’t know what to say,” said a stymied Kyle Okposo after the Sabres dropped their sixth straight game, 5-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Sabres are 0-5-1 in their last six, 7-17-3 in t...
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