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James Van Reimsdyk celebrates after he had scored one of two goals against Pittsburgh
At the beginning of the week, things looked positive for the Toronto Maple Leafs, having two wins and one loss. They even managed to beat Pittsburgh 5-2 on Wednesday night. “It’s encouraging when your players understand or get the message that there is a different way to play the game,” said coach Randy Carlyle in a press conference after the game. He also told the media, however, that the team was still a work in progress and he was right.
The next night, the Leafs jumped out to a 2-0 lead and it looked as if they were going to win their second straight game. Wait, not so fast. With a 3-1 lead late in the second period, the New York Islanders scored a power play goal. It seemed to give the Islanders some spark as they tied it up minutes later.
In the third period, Leaf’s net minder, Ben Scrivens let in two quick goals and was pulled. James Reimer replaced Scrivens between the pipes, but...
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As expected, the minor league stint of Jake Gardiner lasted one game, as the Maple Leafs have called up the 22 year old defenseman from the Toronto Marlies.
The AHL will be on their All Star Break from today till Thursday, so having Gardiner stay down with the Marlies made no sense.
Gardiner had an assist Tim Connolly's power play goal in a 3-1 loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...
An editorialist in the Globe and Mail claims Colton Orr shouldn't be fighting anymore:
Some say it should be Mr. Orr’s choice; after all, he is earning roughly $1-million a season. But each time he fights, he makes the fans complicit in the risks to his health. They can’t help but cheer, and by cheering, they become participants in what we may one day look back on as...
TOMORROW’S GAME: The Rangers will begin a three-game homestand when they face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Plus; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in an Original Six matchup. The Blueshirts enter tomorrow’s contest with a 1-3-0 (2 pts) record, following a 2-1 loss against the Flyers on Thursday [...]
Here is a progress report on the Leafs prospects in the CHL, Europe and the NCAA:
2012 Draft Picks
Morgan Rielly D - Moose Jaw Warriors [WHL] 39 GP, 7 G,25 A, 32 Pts, 5 PIM
The 2012 first rounder played well for Team Canada at the World Juniors in Ufa, Russia and impressed many with his play at training camp in Toronto earlier in the month, but Leafs management wisely decided...
The Maple Leafs are making only slight changes to their lineup for their match against the New York Rangers at the refurbished Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
James Reimer, who replaced a frustrated Ben Scrivens after allowing five goals on 25 shots on Thursday night, will get his second start of the season in New York. Reimer was solid in his first start in over 10 months...
The New York Rangers (1-3-0) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (2-2-0) at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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