Found March 30, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Maple Leafs recent success has given them a slight cushion in the race for an Eastern Conference playoff spot, but GM Dave Nonis may believe that his club could use some bolstering to guarantee the end of the Blue and White’s eight year playoff drought. Toronto has earned points in seven consecutive games(4-0-3), has a seven point lead on the eighth place Rangers and ninth place Islanders...

Kadri's hat trick earns kiss from Don Cherry

Toronto's Nazem Kadri had yet another big night, notching a hat trick in a 4-0 victory against the Ottawa Senators. Kadri also assisted on the team's fourth goal, giving him a total of 17 goals and 22 assists (39 points) through 36 games. Kadri has been one of the best stories of the 2013 season and has been one of the NHL's biggest breakout players.  How did Don...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Joffrey Lupul seems to be back.

Despite losing to Boston 3-2 in a shoot out earlier this week, Toronto Maple Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle was quite pleased with his team’s effort.  ”I thought we competed in the game,” he said in the post game press conference. From what I saw in the game, I quite agree, despite the fact the Toronto Maple Leafs gave up a 2-0 lead.  After all, they pushed shoot out...

Kadri hat trick lifts Leafs

Nazem Kadri scored a hat trick and James Reimer made 31 saves Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third straight game with a 4-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Joffrey Lupul also scored and added three assists for the Leafs, while Kadri also picked up an assist. Toronto extended its point streak to eight games. Ben Bishop made 19 saves for the Senators, who were coming...

Joffrey Lupul scores game-winning goal on end-to-end rush

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes were tied late in the third period when Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul decided to take matters into his own hands.  Lupul turned on the jets and skated by the Hurricanes in the neutral zone, who were making a bad change, and then right around Joe Corvo and tucked the puck far side past Justin Peters.  Lupul almost didn’t...

Mike Augello: Leafs Top Canes, #SitJakeGardiner and Here We (Luon)Go Again

The Maple Leafs exciting 6-3 come-from-behind victory over Carolina on Thursday most likely leaves Toronto with one less team to worry about in the Eastern Conference playoff race, as the Hurricanes now trail them by 10 points. Tyler Bozak and Cody Franson staked the Blue and White to a 2-0 midway through the game, but the Canes rallied(or Toronto dozed off) and scored the next...

Travis Yost: The Nazem Kadri Show

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Toronto Maple Leafs, just two points back of the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference standings, have spoken about what it would mean to both the city and the team should they manage to earn home-ice advantage in the first-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Actions speak louder than words. If their actions are to be believed...

Maple Leafs-Senators Preview

It may not be surprising the Toronto Maple Leafs' current surge has coincided with the return of high-scoring forward Joffrey Lupul. Toronto looks to earn at least a point in an eighth straight game Saturday night as it visits the Ottawa Senators, who have been on a decent run of their own. Lupul missed 25 games with a broken forearm suffered in a win over Pittsburgh on Jan...

Mike Augello: Leafs Scouts Out And About

As the Maple Leafs take a four day respite from their daunting schedule, they continue to enjoy a high level of success, having earned points in eight straight games over the last two weeks, moving into a fifth place tie with provincial and division rival Ottawa with a 4-0 shutout victory on Saturday and opening up a nine point gap between themselves and the ninth place New York...

Travis Yost: GAMEDAY: Battle of Ontario IV

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- It took a lot longer than many expected, but for perhaps the first time in years, the Battle of Ontario is a relevant hockey rivalry once again. The Toronto Maple Leafs (19-12-4) arrive in the nation's capital looking for their third consecutive victory. Another pair of points, quite obviously, could go a long way in snapping a league...
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