Posted October 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Toronto coach Randy Carlyle knows the Maple Leafs' 3-0 record is a lot prettier than their play. "Coaches aren't here to cut up wins. Let's not over-analyze," Carlyle said Saturday night after a 5-4 shootout victory over Ottawa in the Maple Leafs' home opener. "We didn't play to the level we're capable of playing. It was more a hockey game, I think, we played in parts and we were sloppy throughout it but we still found a way to get two points." Toronto will likely move forward with Jonathan Bernier in goal after the former Los Angeles Kings backup was rock-solid in relief of James Reimer. Bernier, who came on midway through the second period with Toronto down 4-2, stopped Milan Michalek -- whose shot hit the crossbar and bounced out -- and Jason Spezza in the shootout. Mason Raymond, on a nifty turnaround backhand, and Tyler Bozak, through Craig Anderson's legs, scored in the shootout to give Toronto the win. Carlyle started Reime...

White, Marsh share US Mid-Amateur lead

Walker Cup player Todd White and Kevin Marsh shot 4-under 66 on Saturday to share first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur. The 45-year-old White, from Spartanburg, S.C., and 40-year-old Marsh, from Henderson, Nev., played on the Country Club of Birmingham's East Course. The top 64 after the second round Sunday will advance to match play on the West...

Leafs' Kulemin out at least 2 weeks

Nikolai Kulemin will miss at least two weeks with a bone chip in his ankle Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Saturday the winger blocked a shot with his foot in practice Friday and could have played hurt for a month. Instead, the team and doctors decided to put Kulemin in a walking boot and not take the chance of making it worse. Carlyle said it was not a displaced fracture...

Maple Leafs' GM out of hospital

Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has been released from the hospital after feeling sick during Saturday night's game. The team says the 47-year-old executive spent the night in the hospital. He became ''unwell'' during the second period against Ottawa and saw team physicians at Air Canada Centre. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said in a statement...

Kulemin breaks small ankle bone during practice

Nikolai Kulemin recorded a pair of assists in two games but his season was put on hold after he blocked a shot during Friday’s practice. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward will be sidelined for at least two weeks due to a small broken bone in his ankle according to Sportsnet. Kulemin could have theoretically played through the injury because it’s not displaced but his doctors didn’t...

Maple Leafs GM taken to Toronto hospital during Saturday’s game.

Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was taken to the hospital after feeling “unwell” during Saturday night’s game, according to a team spokesman. Nonis was feeling sick during the second period and saw team physicians at Air Canada Centre. “As a precaution, (Nonis) was asked to go to the hospital for further testing,” a Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment statement...

Maple Leafs beat Senators 5-4 in shootout

Mason Raymond and Tyler Bozak scored shootout goals to give Toronto a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators in the Maple Leafs' home opener Saturday night. Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, outstanding in relief of James Reimer, stopped Milan Michalek - whose shot hit the crossbar and bounced out - and Jason Spezza in the shootout. Raymond, on a nifty turnaround backhand, and...

The 48th Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band Ready For Toronto’s First Home Game Tomorrow

from the CP at CP24, The 48th Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band is ready for one of the oldest traditions in the NHL. Master warrant officers Iain Lang and Chris Reesor will lead the group on to the ice on Saturday before the Toronto Maple Leafs' home opener against the Ottawa Senators as part of a ceremony that's over 80 years old. "There's a few jobs...

Senators-Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs have started their season in impressive fashion with two road victories, but their coach wants continued improvement. Given their recent history with the Ottawa Senators, they figure to have a good chance to move to 3-0 for the third time in four years Saturday night when they host Ottawa in their home opener. Toronto (2-0-0) has started with 4-3 and 3-1...

Questioning The Spin-O-Rama Move

from Wayne Scanlan of Senators Extra, Senators head coach Paul MacLean was surprised to see Mason Raymond’s spin move allowed in Toronto’s shootout win over Ottawa. “I was on a conference call at the start of the year with all the other coaches and was informed at that time that that play would be seriously reviewed and you were taking a chance it would be an illegal...

The Good, The Bad, and Back To Bernier by   Bradshaw Furlong

It didn’t look too good early on, but the Toronto Maple Leafs pulled out a come-from-behind 5-4 shootout win (yes, the Maple Leafs won in a shootout) over their provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators, in their home opener. The Maple Leafs out shot the Senators 42-36. First Period: Early in the first, Zack Smith rips a wrist shot in the [...]

Avalanche-Maple Leafs Preview

Though the Toronto Maple Leafs are undefeated, they're still figuring out who is the best option for them in goal. Jonathan Bernier will likely get the start over James Reimer when the Leafs host a more well-known goaltender, Patrick Roy, in his first visit as coach of the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. Bernier made 32 saves in a 3-1 win at Philadelphia on Wednesday....

Quick/Bernier Partnership Over – Will It Hurt The Kings?

During the 2013 offseason the Los Angeles Kings parted ways with backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The move was a long time coming – the Kings crease is the property of Jonathan Quick and Bernier wants to play. With only one…Read more →The post Quick/Bernier Partnership Over – Will It Hurt The Kings? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Toronto Maple Leafs are 3-0

Toronto come back from a 4-2 deficit to win 5-4 in a shoot-out against Ottawa. The Toronto Maple Leafs are off  to a great start after winning their first three games of the season. Toronto’s latest victory was a  5-4 shoot-out win over the Ottawa Senators. The Leafs came back from a 4-2 deficit. Toronto’s starting goalie, James Reimer was pulled in second period after the...
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