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Gardiner scores OT winner to lift Maple Leafs past Jets

TORONTO (AP) Jake Gardiner scored at 2:29 of overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Leo Komarov had two goals, William Nylander added a goal and an assist and Nazem Kadri also scored to help the Maple Leafs jump back into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Auston Matthews had three assists and Frederik Andersen...
Via Associated Press
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs to wear throwback Toronto St. Pats jersey

Toronto is paying homage to their pre-Maple Leafs roots.The team announced they’ll wear Toronto St. Pats jerseys on March 18th. Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the organization was known as the St. Pats from 1919-1927, winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. The look is a throwback design on their old shirts. What do you think of the look? St. Pat jerseys: yay no nay?
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 Best Defenseman in Maple Leafs History

On this date, Feb. 21, 1974, we lost Hockey Hall of Famer and all-around good guy Tim Horton in an automobile accident. Horton, a six-time NHL All-Star, played 22 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. In honour of his life, professional accomplishments and personal contributions to society we wanted to share this great article...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

AP Source: Maple Leafs place unhappy Brooks Laich on waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Toronto Maple Leafs placed Brooks Laich on waivers, two days after the veteran center questioned where he fit in the team's plans. The person informed The AP of the move on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the Maple Leafs haven't announced it. The Maple Leafs acquired the 33-year-old in...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Laine: Think we're playing against Toronto, not too sure

Patrik Laine says he doesn't care about the matchup vs. Auston Matthews, it's just the media making it a big deal, also talks about how special it is to play with Mark Scheifele.
Via SportsNetCanada
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Johnston: Matthews is slightly ahead in the Calder race

NHL insider Chris Johnston makes his case on why Auston Matthews is slightly ahead of Patrik Laine in the Calder trophy race.
Via SportsNetCanada
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs to wear special 'St. Pats' throwbacks in March

No, you don't need to adjust your monitor -- the Toronto Maple Leafs are going green for St. Patrick's Day. The Leafs unveiled an updated version of their throwback "St. Pats" uniforms on Tuesday and announced that they will be wearing them for their contest against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 18 -- the day after St. Patrick's Day. At this point, it might be tough to imagine...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

WATCH: Bernier gives up three goals on five shots to start the game

It was not a good start in net for Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonathan Bernier as he gave up three goals to the Arizona Coyotes on only five shots.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Should Target Brian Boyle

After more than a few years of mediocrity, the Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be on the right track, thanks in large part to their management team. The Leafs are one of the youngest and most talented squads in the NHL today. They own a plethora of stars in the making including Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander. A team can’t run on star players alone, however. The...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Tuesday game preview: Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs

Jets defenceman Trouba suspended two games for illegal hit.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Maple Leafs would buck history if they make the playoffs this year

Going from dead last to a playoff spot in the span of one season nearly never happens.
Via Breakaway Blog
1 day ago

Auston Matthews scored a great goal while being hooked to the ice

You can haul Auston Matthews down in the middle of a scoring chance but that doesn't mean he's not going to finish that chance regardless. That was the lesson learned by the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The 19-year-old Leafs rookie scored an impressive goal halfway through the second period of Toronto's game against Carolina despite being hooked to the ice by a defender in the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Brown, Matthews power Maple Leafs past Hurricanes 4-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Connor Brown scored twice, Auston Matthews had a highlight-reel goal on a backhander as he was twirling down to the ice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Sunday night. Jake Gardiner added a goal and two assists, James van Riemsdyk had two assists and Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves for the Maple Leafs to earn his first shutout...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher hates shootouts, doesn’t watch them

Guy Boucher isn’t the fan of shootouts.The Ottawa Senators head coach spoke with James Mirtle of the Athletic, revealing that despite his club pulling off a 3-2 shootout win recently over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he “hates” the shootout for it’s reliance on individual performance.“I never watch shootouts,” Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said, after his team beat the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Leo Komarov crushes Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau might have a few cobwebs to shake loose after receiving this devastating hit from Leo Komarov. Gaudreau was collecting the puck along the boards and had no idea that Komarov was rushing in to deliver a huge check. Gaudreau had to head to the dressing room after this hit.This check falls into the “unfortunate but clean” category where you hate to see another player...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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