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Crosby becomes third Penguin to reach 800 points in win over Leafs

PITTSBURGH -- Blake Comeau completed his second career hat trick with a slap shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:07 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Comeau settled a pass from Kris Letang and fired a shot from the point for his third goal of the night and eighth of the season. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Comeau's hat trick lifts Penguins over Toronto 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Blake Comeau completed his second career hat trick with a slap shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:07 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Comeau settled a pass from Kris Letang and fired a shot from the point for his third goal of the night and eighth of the season. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins avoided a season-high third straight loss with a big victory their last time out. They've had plenty of success against Toronto, although the Maple Leafs appear to have righted the ship just in time after an ugly three-game losing streak. The Penguins go for their fifth straight win in the series when they host a Maple Leafs team that's seeking a third consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs top Wings with three third-period goals

TORONTO (AP) -- Tyler Bozak scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night. Leo Komarov and Peter Holland had the other goals for Toronto. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves to improve to 7-5-2. Tomas Tatar had the lone goal for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves. Following Thursday night's backlash, the Maple Leafs...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Maple Leafs Preview

An ugly losing streak is in the past, but the Toronto Maple Leafs won't breathe easy for too long. They'll look to build on a much-needed victory while trying to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat to the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Coming off an embarrassing 9-2 home loss to Nashville two nights earlier, Toronto (10-8-2) managed to momentarily right the ship...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaky Leafs goalies give up nine goals in loss to Predators

  Jonathan Bernier lasted all of 20 minutes while Pekka Rinne continued his early-season dominance as the Nashville Predators hammered the Toronto Maple Leafs 9-2 at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs goaltender, who had allowed only three goals in his previous two starts, gave up that many in the first period alone -- two of them to Taylor Beck -- before he was relieved...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Not so Instant Recap: Penguins and Thomas Greiss shutdown Leafs 2-1

The Penguins were coming off their worst defeat. The Leafs coming off their best win. Something gave, and as usual it was the Maple Leafs goaltending. Thomas Greiss outplayed Jonathan Bernier and the Pens escaped Toronto with a 2-1 win. Pascal Dupuis scored twice to lead the Pens. Dion Phaneuf sucks. SAVE OF THE GAME With the Leafs somehow on the powerplay, Griess made a sick stick...
Via The Pensblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s The Backup? Toronto Fans Are Wondering

Toronto Maple Leaf fans seem to be divided when it comes to their loyalties with regards to a goaltender. Fans are in one of two categories: those who love Jonathan Bernier and want him recognized as the clear number one goaltender and those who seriously wonder why he was traded for in the first place. Hockey is sometimes interesting in that scouts, coaches and managers alike can...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Expected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Leafs

The Boston Bruins have an opportunity to extend their win streak to a season-high six games Wednesday night when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s the final regular-season matchup between these rivals at the Air Canada Centre. Boston won the previous meeting 4-1 on Oct. 25 and owns a 6-2-1 record against Toronto since the start of the 2012-13 season. The Bruins haven’t...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche three stars for the week

The Colorado Avalanche earned two of six available points last week with a record of 1-2-0 in three games. They started the week with a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, then outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday, and came just short of a comeback in a 4-3 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Without further ado, here are the Avalanche’s...
Via Mile High Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernier stops 28 shots to lift Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets

  Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night. Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are 3-0-1 on the road and 2-4-0 at home. Kessel punched in a shot that went to video review...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs

One: They had trouble clearing their own zone and it took eight and a half minutes to register their first shot on Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier. This is not coming out and setting the tone of the game. Toronto dictated the pace of the game. Two: Curtis McElhinney has shown very little rebound control in the last two games. The pucks were bouncing off his pads every which way. He...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres take franchise-worst 10 shots in shutout loss vs. Toronto

  Jonathan Bernier stretched and skated around in circles in his crease. The goaltender did everything he could to stay warm. The result was the easiest shutout of Bernier's career, with the Toronto Maple Leafs tying a franchise record by allowing just 10 shots in a 4-0 victory over the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. ''You're just trying to stay focused and...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs shut down Sabres in 4-0 win

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs set a franchise record for fewest shots allowed in a game, and scored three times in the third period of a 4-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Jonathan Bernier made just 10 saves in his eighth career NHL shutout. The Leafs' previous record for shots against was 13, which happened three previous times, most recently in a...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs Preview: Jonathan Bernier Key To Playoff Chances

The Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to be headed for a second straight playoff appearance before a second-half collapse (13 losses in last 16 games) dropped them to 12th place in the Eastern Conference and nine points out of the wild card last season. Toronto’s struggles in the final weeks of the season can be attributed, at least in part, to starting goaltender Jonathan Bernier dealing...
Via NESN.com
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Jonathan Bernier gives the puck away, makes a great recovery

Jonathan Bernier almost committed a huge blunder when he made a weak pass behind his own net, forcing his defenseman to make a hurried pass which deflected in front of the vacated Toronto net. Crisis averted as Bernier scrambled back into his crease and made a crazy save with his foot right as the puck reached the net. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Jonathan Bernier gives the puck away, makes a great recovery

Jonathan Bernier almost committed a huge blunder when he made a weak pass behind his own net, forcing his defenseman to make a hurried pass which deflected in front of the vacated Toronto net. Crisis averted as Bernier scrambled back into his crease and made a crazy save with his foot right as the puck reached the net. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernier, Bibeau help Leafs blank Flyers

Steve Mason allowed four goals and made 28 saves in the Flyers 3-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers only play eight preseason games before the regular season begins on Oct. 8 in Boston. By Thursday night, half of the preseason schedule will be complete. The third game of the preseason for the Flyers was on Tuesday night in...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Focused On Defense As NHL Season Approaches

As the 2014-15 NHL season approaches, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to make some defensive-zone changes. After being named the worst sports franchise in North America in ESPN’s “Ultimate Standings” for 2014, it’s about time to switch up the style of play. The Maple Leafs have made the postseason just once (2013) in the last decade, and the Boston Bruins’ incredible...
Via NESN.com
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs expressed interest in Martin Brodeur

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a fascinating team to follow when it comes to goaltending. The constant debate between Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer was one of the most interesting and dumbfounding situations to follow. To make matters even more intriguing, Toronto GM Brenden Shanahan has confirmed they’ve been interested in Martin Brodeur. Brendan Shanahan just confimed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs' Jonathan Bernier, Carl Gunnarsson and Joffrey Lupul expected to be ready for training camp

Jonathan Bernier and Carl Gunnarsson of the Toronto Maple Leafs underwent successful surgery at the seasons end and are said to be recovering well.thezenaira-Flickr.comBernier underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia that he suffered during the season. He kept playing through the injury. His surgery was successful and he is expected to be fully recovered come training camp...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernier for Vezina 2015

The Vezina Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding goaltender each year and the nominees this year are a pretty impressive trio; Seymon Varlamov, Ben Bishop and Tuuka Rask. I think you can make a pretty solid case for each of these men, all were a huge reason behind why their teams made the playoffs, while simultaneously achieving impressive individual statistics. But I'm not...
Via Puckrant.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs' Jonathan Bernier to have sports hernia surgery

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that primary goaltender, Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a  sports hernia. Bernier has been suffering from the injury for a few weeks. He was able to play through the injury and even said, "I felt pretty good,"  "It was sore but my range, my stretching was fine. I think a lot of players play through...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs goalie Bernier to have sports hernia surgery

TORONTO (AP) Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia.
Via FOXSports.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs keep their playoffs hopes alive

I guess I jumped the gun a bit in my last article, saying members of the Toronto Maple Leafs better prepare themselves to go golfing. This week the Leafs won two huge games.  ”It’s been a long time, too long,” said head coach, Randy Carlyle after winning 3-2 over the Calgary Flames. The Leaf’s biggest victory this week was defeating Boston  4-3 in overtime. Nazem Kadri...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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