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After losing 3-1 to Buffalo the night before, the Toronto Maple Leafs got sweet revenge by defeating the Sabres 4-2 at the Air Canada Center this past weekend. The Leafs dominated the first period.  It was 2-0 after the opening period, but it should have been 5-0. The Leafs added a goal in the second period. Toronto played absolutely awful in the third period.  As a result, Buffalo scored two unanswered goals.  With under three minutes to go in regulation, the Leafs got the break the team needed. Buffalo received a tripping penalty and Toronto capitalized on the man advantage. I roared when I saw Mason Raymond scored that reassuring goal.  I couldn’t have been more happier. James Van Riemsdyk scored two goals during the game.  Leaf’s net minder, James Reimer made 33 saves. Next up for the Leafs was the New York Islanders. Leaf’s goalie, Jonathan Bernier was the star in this game as Toronto defeated the Islanders 5-2.   Bernier made a total of 35 saves. Phil Kessel seems to be back track after being a bit of scoring slump recently.   Kessel scored two goals during the game.  Both Joffrey Lupul and Trevor Smith recorded three points. Since my last article, the Leafs were involved in a trade with Anaheim.  The Leafs acquired Peter Holland, Brad Staubitz for Jesse Blacker and a conditional 2014 third round draft pick. I’ve seen Staubitz play when he was with the Minnesota Wild.  He’s a fighter folks. Peter Holland Speaking of Holland  he scored the first goal as a Leaf in the team’s next game against Nashville. Unfortunately, the Leafs lost the game 4-2. Toronto  played terrible in the second period and also in the third.  ”We were flat after the first period.” said Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle in the post game press conference. Carlyle went on to say his team had no enthusiasm in the final two periods and from what I seen he was right. Morgan Rielly picked up two assists during the game. Bernier made 24 saves  during the game. The Leafs face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tomorrow night.  Toronto also plays Florida and Pittsburgh this upcoming week.

James Reimer makes 49 saves in Toronto Maple Leafs shootout win.

The Toronto Maple Leafs squeaked away with a 2-1 home shootout victory after being out-shot 50-28 in regulation. The Leafs seem to be getting used to finding a way to win games in which they are outplayed and out-shot, not a bad characteristic to have. Joffrey Lupul scored the shootout winner for Toronto tonight against a Washington Capitals club that was previously 5-1 in shootouts...

Maple Leafs hold on to beat Capitals 2-1 in SO

Joffrey Lupul scored the shootout winner and James Reimer made 49 saves to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Reimer stopped three of the four shots he faced in the shootout after the Leafs were outshot 50-28 in regulation and overtime. Toronto took the lead at 10:08 of the second period when David Clarkson scored on a...

Kadri back between Kessel and Van Riemsdyk

Nazem Kadri was on the Toronto Maple Leafs top line in practice Wednesday as he prepares to return from his three-game suspension. Kadri says he won’t change the way he bodychecks other players now that he is returning from a suspension. Kadri ran over Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, and he’s missed the last three games as a result. The Leafs went 2-1 in his absence...

Reimer stops 49 shots as Leafs hold on to beat Capitals in shootout

Joffrey Lupul scored the shootout winner and James Reimer made 49 saves to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Reimer stopped three of the four shots he faced in the shootout after the Leafs were outshot 50-28 in regulation and overtime. Toronto took the lead at 10:08 of the second period when David Clarkson scored on a...

Maple Leafs sign Brown to entry-level contract

Forward Connor Brown signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Brown, 19, was a sixth-round selection (No. 156) of the Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound forward leads the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 46 points (19 goals, 27 assists) in 23 games for the Erie Otters.

Predators beat Maple Leafs, 4-2

For so long, games for the Predators against Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier felt like an automatic loss. In his career, the young Maple Leafs netminder built an 8-1-0 record against Nashville, mostly during his time with the Los Angeles Kings. But after so many defeats, Nashville finally figured out a way to finally solve Bernier: Fire shots on net and lots of them. It translated...

Capitals-Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't dropped consecutive home games this season. The Maple Leafs will look to continue their trend of bouncing back from losses on their home ice Saturday night against the Washington Capitals. Toronto (13-8-1) had won five straight home games before Thursday's 4-2 loss to Nashville. Peter Holland gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead in the first period...

“America” solves Bernier, beats Toronto

Coming into the night, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was 8-1-0 all-time against the Nashville Predators. And, after the first period, it looked like it would soon be 9-1-0. But then the Americans took over. Not Americans as in “the team from America” but Americans as in “Predators players who are Americans.” Seth Jones from Plano, Texas, Matt Cullen from Virginia...

The Leafs’ Goalie Tandem

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Isn't it sweet when a summer plan comes together as originally drawn up? When the Maple Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier in June, it was with the hope that the competition with James Reimer would give Toronto the kind of 1-2 punch in net it hasn't had in years. The NHL statistics Thursday morning listed Reimer sitting fourth among goalies...

Mike Augello: Leafs Q & A – November 22nd Edition

With Toronto currently at 13-8-1 and embarking on a key juncture in their schedule that will have them play five games in the next eight days, it is a good time to answer some questions and concerns about the club from the members of Leafs Nation. Q – Zazzle asks: In your opinion, who has been the best Leaf so far? A - In spite of a rough night against Nashville, Jonathan...

Nashville Predators 4 – Toronto Maple Leafs 2

– Game Summary: The Nashville Predators snagged their third-consecutive win on Thursday night, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 at Air Canada Centre. For only the second time in ten games, the Predators managed to solve Jonathan Bernier, putting four goals past the Toronto goalkeeper on 28 shots. Craig Smith scored twice, while Matt Cullen and Seth Jones each had goals of their...

Morning skate: Game 22 at Toronto

Everything you need to know about tonight's game between the Predators and Maple Leafs...

The Good, The Bad, and The Return of Grabo by   Bradshaw Furlong

Just as they have done all season, the Toronto Maple Leafs leaned heavily on their goaltender to steal a game and it happened once again as they defeat the Washington Capitals by a score of 2-1 in the shootout despite the Capitals firing 50 shots at James Reimer. As for Braden Holtby? He 28 shots against. First Period: The Capitals [...]
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