Toronto Maple Leafs beat Lightning 4-1

Jay McClement doesn’t score highlight-reel goals. The Maple Leafs centre knows it, his teammates know it, fans know it. But the wily veteran has a few tricks after eight-plus seasons in the National Hockey League and unveiled one against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. McClement reached around goaltender Cedrick Desjardins with a deke and tucked the puck into the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernier keys Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over Lightning

Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, which was coming of a 4-1 loss Tuesday night at Florida. Bernier had a number of strong saves early when Tampa Bay dominated the first half of the first period, and he made a glove save...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Ben Bishop, Valtteri Filppula to injury in loss to Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, which was coming of a 4-1 loss Tuesday night at Florida. Bernier had a number of strong saves early when Tampa Bay dominated the first half of the first period, and he...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Maple Leafs Preview

The slumping Toronto Maple Leafs haven't had much go their way over the last three weeks. They've also struggled against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes, who go for a seventh consecutive win in the series Thursday night. After opening 14-8-1, the Maple Leafs (17-16-3) have dropped into eighth place in the Eastern Conference behind a 3-8-2 slide dating to Nov. 25. Toronto has...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs’ Jerry D’Amigo impresses in opportunity against Chicago Blackhawks

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Getty Images It took a bit longer than he expected, but Jerry D’Amigo will certainly take it. D’Amigo – a 6th round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009 – scored his first NHL goal on Saturday. “You guys can’t see it but I’m just going crazy inside right now,” said D’Amigo, as the Leafs beat Chicago 7-3 on Saturday night. It...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs slip past Stars 3-2 in OT

Trevor Smith scored at 4:18 of overtime to help the Toronto Maple Leafs end a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday. The Maple Leafs won for the first time since Nov. 23 despite being outshot for the 10th consecutive game, this time 50-24. Nazem Kadri scored twice for the Leafs in his return from a one-game absence to attend his grandfather's funeral...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks Keep Winning Streak Alive in Toronto

The San Jose Sharks increased their winning streak after a beating the Toronto Maple Leafes 4-2 on Tuesday, and are now undefeated in their last six games. Mike Brown, who previously played for Toronto 2010 through 2013,  got the first goal of the game from a tip in off of his stick, after Jason Demers shot the puck in from the blue line. About four and half minutes later, Captain...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Predators Preview

The short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to get at least one player back following their first loss of the season, but the status of their leading scorer is unknown. Joffrey Lupul is dealing with an injured calf but will travel with the Maple Leafs for Thursday night's game against the Nashville Predators. The Maple Leafs (3-1-0) are missing Mark Fraser, Nikolai Kulemin...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs move to 3-0 after beating Leafs

New coach Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche got a key third-period goal on the road to stay unbeaten on the season. P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which got another terrific start from Semyon Varlamov in net. The 25-year-old Russian has stopped 88 of 91 shots in...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs move to 3-0 after 2-1 win over Leafs

P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Colorado Avalanche edge the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Tuesday night. Tied 1-1 going into the third, Colorado went ahead at 2:30 on a two-on-one with Jamie McGinn setting up Parenteau. The goal stood up to video review. ''According to Rule 78.4 `if an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: Leafs Top Sabres; Shootout Shooting Blanks

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored two late third period goals and Jay McClement tallied in the 15th round of the shootout to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center Saturday night. The two clubs will face each other in the second of a home-and-home series Sunday night at the Air Canada Center. Following a scoreless opening period, in which...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Watch Paul Ranger’s Shootout Attempt

from Chris Ryndak of Sabres.com, The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs went through 29 shooters combined before Jay McClement scored in the bottom of the 15th round to give Toronto a 3-2 preseason win Saturday night at First Niagara Center. The shootout was the longest in Sabres history, including both preseason and regular season games. According to Elias Sports Bureau...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs rally for 3-2 SO win over Sabres

The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied for two goals in the third-period and then went 15 rounds in the shootout to earn a 3-2 win and hand the Buffalo Sabres their first loss of the preseason Saturday night. Jay McClement scored for the Leafs in the shootout, while James Reimer stopped all 15 Buffalo shooters. Reimer made 39 saves in regulation. Jamie Devane scored for Toronto at 9:53...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Top Sabres 3-2 In A Shootout

© Dan Hickling In what had to be the funniest, and worst, shootouts one will see, the Buffalo Sabres perfect preseason came to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of a sellout crowd of 19,070 at First Niagara Center. Jay McClement was the only shooter of the 30 players who took a shot in the shootout to score a goal. After a scoreless opening period...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Response To Steve Simmons

Steve Simmons is arguing with me in his Sunday Toronto Sun columns.  In his most recent column, which is over a week old, he wrote: The Leafs penalty killing went from almost-record terrible for years to near tops in the league last season and Jay McClement was a big part of the change and the success. But he can’t be any good because advanced statistics consider him one of...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Corsi Ratings

This summer I have been looking at sabermetrics and hockey.  Specifically, I have been looking at the Corsi rating, which is the difference between shots attempted by a team and their opponents in 5 on 5 situations. This is a very good proxy for puck possession, as teams cannot attempt shots without possession of the puck. I am looking at these numbers for individual players...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay McClement Has The Worst Raw Corsi

Yesterday I continued my look at sabermetrics and hockey but posting the worst 20 players in the 2013 season by their raw Corsi rating.  The worst player last season was Jay McClement of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He posted a -286 Corsi in the season.  That means his opponents attempted 286 more shots than Toronto did at even strength while McClement was on the ice.  If McClement...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cryin' With Carlyle: Episode 1

(Cryin' With Carlyle is a feature that may or may not run throughout the rest of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series depending on how lazy the DOY staff is and how much more useless crying Randy Carlyle does) In today's episdoe of Cryin' With Carlyle, Coach Randy is SUPER MAD that the Bruins are "cheating" at the face-off dot and that the silly ole referees are...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals win 8th straight game

Time to start the MVP talk for Alex Ovechkin, who scored his NHL-leading 28th goal, stood up for a teammate who got rammed into the boards, and led the Washington Capitals to their eighth straight win. The Capitals also managed to play well with a lead for a change and enjoyed a rare dominating win over a team outside their division. The 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 2, Devils 0

James Reimer made 31 saves, and Phil Kessel snapped a scoreless tie late in the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night, despite recording only 12 shots. Kessel broke the deadlock at 13:28 of the third, and Jay McClement scored into an empty net with 36.6 seconds remaining to back the stellar goaltending of Reimer...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals on their first five shots, chased Montreal goalie Carey Price midway through the first period and beat the Canadiens 5-1 Saturday night. Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov, Jay McClement, Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel scored for Toronto, which has earned at least one point in 12 of its last 13 games (8-1-4). James Reimer stopped 36 shots for the Leafs...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Visual WOWY representation of Jay McClement’s poor possession play

A few people didn’t like that I suggested that Jay McClement was a bad player in yesterday’s Mikhail Grabovski post so I thought I would provide a visual representation of McClement’s  mediocrity in the form of 5v5 Zone Start adjusted CF% WOWY charts for each of the past 6 seasons (this season included). Let’s start with [...]The post Visual WOWY representation of Jay McClement’s...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Whats wrong with Mikhail Grabovski? Jay McClement!

Mikhail Grabovski is starting to get a little heat in Toronto. The other night against Winnipeg he benched for a good chunk of the game and people are starting to question what is wrong with Grabovski this season. Truth is, there is probably nothing wrong with Grabovski except for his line mate Jay McClement. When [...]The post Whats wrong with Mikhail Grabovski? Jay McClement! appeared...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: The Shopping List

The Maple Leafs reached the halfway mark of the regular season with 30 points and are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, thanks to dramatic improvement on a number of fronts. The club under Randy Carlyle has played with more defensive responsibility and toughness than under Ron Wilson, their penalty killing has been more aggressive and effective with newcomers Leo Komarov...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs are on a roll

Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle has a few fans in Toronto. Even though the Toronto Maple Leafs won 4- 2 over the New Jersey Devils earlier this week,  head coach, Randy Carlyle was not too impressed with his team’s play in the first 40 minutes of the game.  In fact, he is not satisfied with the progress of the team, despite their recent success.  ”We are not satisfied...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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