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from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
First place in the conference, a one-two goalie punch most teams would love to have and the decision to make the star right winger the highest-paid player in team history looking like good business indeed.
Yes, these 26 days of October have been very, very rewarding for the Maple Leafs.
The fact eight wins have been racked up in 12 starts without yet dressing a complete lineup and having been forced to use a wide variety of farmhands and NHL greenhorns really says something about the kind of team that Brian Burke started and Dave Nonis has built upon.
Saturday night’s contest against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins was a perfect example of that. No Joffrey Lupul, no Tyler Bozak. Move a few bodies around, call up Carter Ashton for some energy, slide Troy Bodie into the lineup and turn to James Reimer in goal after three straight starts for Jonathan Bernier.
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This is Nazem Kadri's opportunity.
With Tyler Bozak expected to miss at least a week because of a lower-body injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on Kadri to fill his spot as the first-line centre between James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel. If Saturday night's showing against the Pittsburgh Penguins was any indication, Kadri is well-suited for that promotion, even...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have another forward out of the lineup as Tyler Bozak will be out for the next 7-10 days with a lower body injury, as reported by Chris Johnston of Rogers Sportsnet. The injury comes at a difficult time for the Leafs, as Joffrey Lupul just got hurt, and Nikolai Kulemin hasn’t played since October 2nd. Through the first 11 games on the season, Bozak has three...
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul is out day-to-day with a foot injury. As per Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press, Lupul is out with a bone bruise in his right foot. The injury occured at practice after a shot went off his foot. He did not play against the Columbus Blue Jackets and remains questionable for the next game.
The 30-year-old winger has six goals and four assists...
Heading into the 2013 NHL season the major topic of conversation when it came to the Toronto Maple Leafs was their goaltender situation.
The Leafs, who have both James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier in-goal, have decided to let the two battle for the top spot throughout the season. Head coach Randy Carlyle has dealt with the situation amicably. Carlyle has decided to give the net to...
Dave Bolland scored two goals and James Reimer had 37 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday.
Making his first start since Oct. 17, when he left with a head injury after 32 seconds, Reimer was stellar after giving up a power-play goal to Kris Letang at 6:52 of the first.
Reimer made a highlight-reel right-pad save on Pascal Dupuis on a 2...
Phil Kessel has scored five goals in three games, including a hat-trick against Anaheim, his fourth in his career.
This past week has been good for Phil Kessel. He recorded his fourth career hat-trick (second as a Leaf) in a 4-2 win the over the Anaheim Ducks, scored a goal in a 5-2 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and scored another goal in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh...
The Maple Leafs formula for victory this season has been a combination of great goaltending, effective special teams and getting outshot by at least 10 shots, which was followed to a tee on Saturday night, as James Reimer made 37 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Air Canada Center.
Nazem Kadri, who replaced the injured Tyler Bozak on Torontoâs top...
James Reimer wanted to keep things simple in his return.
It had been a while since he started a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
And his return came against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the potent Pittsburgh Penguins.
''Maybe there was some circumstances surrounding the game, but honestly I didn't really pay much attention to them or think about them much,'...
The Maple Leafs have recalled veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Saturday Night the Penguins faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. James Reimer managed to make 38 saves as he lead the Leafs to a 4-1 victory in Toronto.
The first period was a tough exchange for who could get the most penalties. For the most part back and forth. There were also goals. The first was scored by Pittsburgh when Pittsburgh's fan favorite Kris Letang buried...
Pittsburgh Penguins (7-3-0) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4-0)
Root Sports, CBC - 7:00 pm/et
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
Saturday night on CBC. It's a big game for the Pens and for the Leafs. Like it or not, Saturday night in Toronto is the big time in hockey. The lights are bright, the pre-game video package is epic and Don Cherry is confused and out of...
After surviving a disastrous second period, the Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in the third period to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Penguins out shot the Maple Leafs 38-30, while the Maple Leafs out hit the Penguins 45-26. First Period: The game begins rather sluggishly in terms of scoring opportunities [...]