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WATCH: Maple Leafs use first coach's challenge, win

The very first coach’s challenge occurred when the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Montreal Canadiens. Jeff Petry fired the puck into the net, but Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier appeared to be bumped by a Canadiens stick. The play was reviewed and the goal was overturned. The review went fairly quickly (the call was an obvious one), but it’s interesting to see how the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Season, The Old Same Leafs (Brutal Goaltending)

You almost feel sorry for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is a textbook example of bad goaltending. Former Michigan Wolverine Max Pacioretty handcuffs Jonathan Bernier for a goal. Ironically, this will also go down as the first goal of the 2015-16 season.New season, same old Maple Leafs. For the 2nd straight year the Habs' Max Pacioretty scores the 1st goal of the NHL season &...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier addresses bitterness of arbitration process

Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier has a new deal with the Maple Leafs thanks to arbitration, but the process was not easy or simple. The goalie was reportedly far apart from the Leafs as far as his ideal salary was concerned. It seems like harsh words were also exchanged. "There's obviously things they say that you don't want to hear, but at the same time I think you grow from those...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs could be lowballing goalie Jonathan Bernier

The Maple Leafs might be seriously lowballing goaltender Jonathan Bernier if the latest report on Bernier's salary demands prove true. According to Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, Bernier and the Leafs stand at least $2 million apart in contract negotiations ahead of Friday's arbitration hearing. That price tag puts Bernier in a contract value similar to Detroit Red Wing Jimmy...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Leafs' Jonathan Bernier to have sports hernia surgery

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that primary goaltender, Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a  sports hernia. Bernier has been suffering from the injury for a few weeks. He was able to play through the injury and even said, "I felt pretty good,"  "It was sore but my range, my stretching was fine. I think a lot of players play through that."Bernier...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Goalie Jonathan Bernier Out Three Weeks With MCL Strain

Things certainly didn’t look good when Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier’s upper body bent backwards over his lower body. While it could have been worse, the netminder is going to miss some time. Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle revealed Friday that Bernier suffered an MCL sprain in the third period of the Leafs’ eventual 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier Update: Out day-to-day with groin strain

Earlier today, Sports Injury Alert quipped that the Bernier's injury might be more serious that the Leafs were letting on, since they weren't revealing any information.Well, Leafland can breathe a big sigh of relief because that is not the caseThe Toronto Maple Leafs tweeted about a half hour ago that Randy Carlyle stated that Bernier underwent an MRI today, and has a low grade groin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The mysterious case of Jonathan Bernier

The Toronto Maple Leafs are generally vague about injuries - lower-body injury and upper-body injury is usually the extent of what the media and fans get when it's revealed that someone is injured. But Jonathan Bernier's injury seems especially mysterious.For those who aren't sure what happened, Bernier left last Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings at the end of the first...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes can't capitalize on chances in frustrating loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jonathan Bernier was the story of the night in Toronto's fifth straight victory Monday at Arena. The Maple Leafs goalie made 39 saves to help the Leafs post their longest winning streak in seven years with a 4-2 decision. But Bernier's performance was no surprise to Coyotes forward Radim Vrbata. "He made great saves, no question," the right wing said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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