Found April 08, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Mike Brophy at, The local reaction to Nazem Kadri's breakout NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs has varied, ranging from, "What took you so long?" to "Wow, I thought you'd have to be traded to finally make it here." The reality, though, is after a few false starts, the 22-year-old is proving beyond any reasonable doubt he belongs in the NHL. Entering their game Monday against the New York Rangers, Kadri leads the Leafs with 17 goals, and his team-best 39 points place him 11th in the League. There have been times in the past few weeks when he has been comfortably inside the top 10, and it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest he ultimately will finish there. Not bad for someone who, only a few months ago, was a healthy scratch with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. While Kadri has not yet earned the role of No. 1 center on a team trying to make it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2004 -- tha...

Maple Leafs to play Red Wings in 2014 Winter Classic

When the NHL locked out its players last fall and shortened the current season to 48 games the league scrapped the annual All-Star game as well as the Winter Classic. This was a blow to the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs as they were all set to play the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Michigan on New Year’s Day.... Read more

US beats Canada to win world title

Amanda Kessel scored the winner early in the third period and the United States beat Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game of the women's world hockey championship on Tuesday. The sister of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel moved in on a 2-on-1 and roofed a shot over goalie Shannon Szabados at 3:09 of the third. Brianna Decker and Megan Bozek had the other goals for the US...

Kessel pair leads Leafs

Phil Kessel scored twice to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night to open an important home-and-home series between the Eastern Conference rivals. Kessel scored his first goals in 10 games as Toronto remained fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, moving four points ahead of idle Ottawa with their fifth win in six games. Derek Stepan...

Avoiding The Concussion Word

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet, Joffrey Lupul’s day was a short one. The Toronto forward came out on the ice early for the Maple Leafs’ game-day skate at the Air Canada Centre, skated a few gentle laps, lined up for some shooting drills and that was it. After about 15 minutes he glided over to the Leafs bench and disappeared up the tunnel. Lupul would miss his...

Rangers-Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs are surging toward their first playoff berth in nine years. The New York Rangers have also turned it on since reshaping their team before the trade deadline, and they're hoping to catch the Leafs and others in the Eastern Conference race. Seeking their fifth win in six games, the Leafs host the Rangers - winners of four straight in Toronto - in the opener...

Maple Leafs-Rangers Preview

It's been so long since the Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs, they're not taking their current run of success for granted. The Maple Leafs try to strengthen their spot in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday night when they complete a home-and-home set with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Currently with the league's...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs

TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will begin a home-and-home set when they face-off against Original Six opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, tonight at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank seventh in [...]

The Good, The Bad, and They Almost Blew It… Again by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Toronto Maple Leafs do it again. They defeat the New York Rangers by a score of 4-3, and it wasn’t easy near the end. With a (seemingly) comfortable 3-1 lead going into the third period, the Maple Leafs allow the Rangers to actually tie the game at 3-3 but, thankfully, Phil Kessel scored the, [...]

Rangers @ Maple Leafs (Game 39)

The New York Rangers (19-15-4) visit the Toronto Maple Leafs (21-13-4) at Air Canada Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM), XM 92 Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):
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