Found March 24, 2013 on
Remember in my last article when I wrote that the Toronto Maple Leafs were probably have a huge challenge defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning. Well, they kind of proved me wrong. They ended up having a solid performance as they beat Tampa 4-2, finally ending their five game losing skid.
Nazem Kadri racked up three assists during the game. ”He’s a catalysis in creating offense,” said Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle after the game as he describes Kadri’s play making style.
Leaf’s goalie, James Reimer also looked sharp in net, making 26 saves.
There was some bad news for the Leafs after the Tampa game. Joffery Lupul was suspended for two games for a head shot he gave Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman.
The very next night, the Leafs squandered a couple of two goal leads and lost 5-4 in a six round shoot out to the Buffalo Sabres. Both net minders were shaky during the game.
The Leafs faced another opponent this past week that would be a challenge for them. The Boston Bruins. The Leafs haven’t beaten the Bruins in almost two years.
THIS KID IS HOT!: Nazem Kadri racked up nine points in just three games.
The Leafs opened the scoring with a goal by Kadri. In three games, Kadri has racked up nine points and six in just two games. This kid is hot folks. He has become my favorite player, next to captain, Dion Phaneuf. Don’t be surprised if you see the “C” on Kadri’s jersey one day, whether it’s with Toronto or somewhere else.
The game was a very exciting one. Even when the Leafs were up 3-0, there were a few good end to end rushes during the game.
I have to admit, I thought Toronto was going to blow it when Boston scored with extra attacker with 1:16 to go in the the third period. They managed to hang in there, though, and beat Boston 3-2.
Reimer was, again, terrific in between the pipes, making 31 saves. ”I thought our goal tender ( Reimer) made some big stops,” said Carlyle in the post game press conference.
The Leafs will face Boston again tomorrow night in a rematch.
BEST OF MAXIM
Kadri's breakout yearFans of the Toronto Maple Leafs have been waiting for what seems like forever for Nazem Kadri to get consistent playing time and a chance to show what he can do at the NHL level. In reality, it's only been since he was drafted No. 7 overall in 2009 -- it just seemed like a long time. Either way, he's getting that opportunity this season, and he'...
Nazem Kadri scored in the first period, and Frazer McLaren added a timely goal in the third as the Toronto Maple Leafs ended an eight-game losing streak to the Bruins with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
The Bruins tried to rally from a 3-0 hole in the third period, throwing everything they had at Toronto in the final minutes. The teams will meet again on Monday in Boston.
It goes without saying that Toronto, Ontario, Canada is as hockey-crazy as hockey-crazy gets.
While the Maple Leafs haven’t hoisted Lord Stanley’s cup since 1967, Toronto is the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame and is also home to many of the game’s best players. The Bruins usually have two players who hail from Toronto, but one, Chris Kelly, is currently on the IR.
With John-Michael Liles unavailable for tonight's game in Boston, the Leafs have recalled defenseman Jesse Blacker from the Toronto Marlies.
The 21 year old was Toronto's second round pick in 2009 and has played 53 games for the Leafs AHL affiliate, with three goals and seven assists.
Blacker is not expected to suit up for the Leafs versus the Bruins, as Mike Kostka...
While the Bruins won their last time out, it wasn’t the prettiest of victories. Then again, looking back at how this road trip has gone for the B’s, any victory is cause for celebration.
Boston has a chance to wrap up that road trip in Toronto on Saturday night, and when they get home, the Maple Leafs will be waiting there to play again. That rare home-and-home should give the...
Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig's bobblehead as if he's ready to suit up and play again.
The Toronto Maple Leafs keep scraping out points as they manage to find themselves in a number of tight games recently. But there's room for improvement as the team continues to struggle in shootouts.
Nonetheless, they're certainly better off than the Florida Panthers, who own the league's worst record and are still sputtering as they prepare to conclude their season...
The Bruins road stint is over and now they have a two game home stint starting with Toronto tonight. The two teams faced off Saturday in one of the Bruins most dissapointing games all season. The Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2 but the score didn't reflect how poorly the Bruins played. Luck was a big factor.
Claude Julien knows his team can do better and all signs point to line...
Eventually, the Maple Leafs were going to beat the Bruins again. The manner in which it came Saturday didn’t make it any easier.
Boston out-shot Toronto by a wide margin, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the three-goal deficit they found themselves in early on in the third period. Anton Khudobin was pulled for Tuukka Rask, but the damage was done and the B’s couldn’t get...
With only one-third of the NHL season remaining, the Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting at sixth place in the Eastern Conference, and looking to end their eight-year playoff drought. “To look too far forward would be a mistake. We have to stay in the moment and try to get as many wins as possible", said Leafs d-man Cody Franson. "We try to make it so we control our own...
10 a.m. ET: The Bruins have won just once in their last four games, and they have scored just six goals over that stretch. Apparently that’s enough for Claude Julien to make some changes.
The B’s return to Garden ice for the first time since March 16 on Monday night when they finish up a home-and-home with the division rival Toronto Maple Leafs. When the B’s do, it’s expected...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports FloridaThe Toronto Maple Leafs keep scraping out points as they manage to find themselves in a number of tight games recently. But there's room for improvement as the team continues to struggle in shootouts.Nonetheless, they're certainly better off than the Florida Panthers, who own the league's worst record and are still sputtering...