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Pirri nets 20th goal of season as Panthers topple reeling Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) -- Brandon Pirri scored twice and the Florida Panthers earned a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. The loss was the seventh straight for Toronto, which is 6-28-3 in 2015. Roberto Luongo delivered a solid performance in goal and Jonathan Huberdeau, Steven Kampfer and Pirri scored second-period goals to put Florida in front. Pirri added a late empty...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers topple reeling Leafs 4-1

TORONTO (AP) Brandon Pirri scored twice and the Florida Panthers earned a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. The loss was the seventh straight for Toronto, which is 6-28-3 in 2015. Roberto Luongo delivered a solid performance in goal and Jonathan Huberdeau, Steven Kampfer and Pirri scored second-period goals to put Florida in front. Pirri added a late empty...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:30 P.M. If the Florida Panthers are to have any chance at moving into playoff position, they must improve their play on the road. Following a frustrating defeat to open their five-game trip, the Panthers look to rebound by handing the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs a seventh straight loss Thursday night. Florida (33-26-14) overcame...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lanny McDonald selected as chairman of Hockey Hall of Fame

TORONTO (AP) Lanny McDonald has been a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1992. Now he's the man in charge. McDonald was selected as chairman of the board of the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, succeeding the late Pat Quinn. Although he had a successful playing career, culminating in a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames in 1989, McDonald is still anxious about his new role...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers-Maple Leafs Preview

If the Florida Panthers are to have any chance at moving into playoff position, they must improve their play on the road. Following a frustrating defeat to open their five-game trip, the Panthers look to rebound by handing the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs a seventh straight loss Thursday night. Florida (33-26-14) overcame a 2-0 hole with three straight second-period goals but gave up...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs See Sell-Out Streak End

For the first time in 13 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have failed to sell out a game. In their match last night against the Minnesota Wild, which saw the home team fall 2-1 in a tightly contested showdown, the Air Canada Centre had an emptiness to it that hasn’t been seen in over a... The post Toronto Maple Leafs See Sell-Out Streak End appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sens Kicked Tires on Lupul

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 20: Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs poses for a portrait during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) From TSN‘s Darren Dreger (via Nicholsonhockey.com): “And there would be other teams. I want to say Ottawa kicked tires, but again, you have to be...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild top Maple Leafs to extend franchise-record road win streak to nine

TORONTO (AP) -- Devan Dubnyk added to his ironman streak, making his 32nd straight start, and the Minnesota Wild extended their string of road wins to nine, hanging on for a 2-1 victory over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. The loss was the sixth straight for the Maple Leafs (27-41-6), who came close several times to tying it late. Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk holds Maple Leafs at bay in Wild's 2-1 win

TORONTO (AP) Devan Dubnyk added to his ironman streak, making his 32nd straight start, and the Minnesota Wild extended their string of road wins to nine, hanging on for a 2-1 victory over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. The loss was the sixth straight for the Maple Leafs (27-41-6), who came close several times to tying it late. Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek scored...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Dion Phaneuf and Kyle Brodziak Fight

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Brodziak drop the mitts. I would say that this was a good fight. I am actually surprised that Phaneuf fought.
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #73: Minnesota Wild vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3/23/2015 @ 6:30PM CST at Air Canada Center

Minnesota Wild (40-25-7)  87pts  4th in the Central 2.83 Goals For (9th) 2.49 Goals Against (11th) 15.3% Power Play (27th) 86.5% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 28G 28A = 56pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 16G 32A = 48pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 18G 29A = 47pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 11G 31A = 42pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 22G 13A = 35pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #44...
Via State of Hockey News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tuukka Rask makes absurd diving save

The Boston Bruins earned one point in the standings Saturday night, and they have Tuukka Rask to thank. The B’s were tied with the Florida Panthers late in the third period, but Florida looked like it was about to take the lead when the puck found the stick of a wide-open Dave Bolland in front of the net. Bolland tried to jam it home, but Rask dove backwards and somehow got his...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Leaves may fall in the fall but Maple Leafs will rise next fall

If you are a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, what possible reasons are there to watch a team that is completing their third train wreck of a season?  Even those who have difficult personal lives, if they look deep down inside they could find some positives. While it may not seem like there's any reason to be positive in this final stretch of games, Leafs fans need to see past the carnage.  
Via NHL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs forward says dressing room is “pretty screwed up”

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement from Jonathan Bernier in which he compared the...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs forward says dressing room is 'pretty screwed up'

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement from Jonathan Bernier in which he compared the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three keys to a successful Maple Leafs off-season

For the Toronto Maple Leafs and their loyal fan base, the current season could not end quick enough. After another disastrous season, the highly criticized Leafs will fail to make the playoffs for the second straight year, latching onto the memories of the 2012-13 playoffs that ended at the hands of the Boston Bruins. After […] The post Three keys to a successful Maple Leafs off...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Coach Peter Horacheck Finds a Friend in Morgan Rielly

Nail Yakupov #10 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for the puck against Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 16, 2015 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs were fed up with Randy Carlyle.  The Maple Leaf’s fired their head coach on January 6th of this year, marking what will be...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Could Have a Bright Future with James Van Riemsdyk’s Leadership

James Van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the puck against Mikael Backlund #11 and Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 13, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The sky is falling for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The team is 27-38-6 and is dwelling in the basement of the Eastern...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri Suspended Four Games for Head Shot

This is an ugly hit and was dealt with by the NHL Department of Player Safety. For his efforts, Kadri has been suspended four games by the NHL.NEW YORK– Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for four games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head against Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser during NHL Game No. 1039 in Edmonton on Monday, March 16, the...
Via Goon's World
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Kadri suspended 4 games after hit on Oilers' Fraser

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri four games for his hit to the head of Edmonton's Matt Fraser. Kadri confirmed the suspension at Toronto's practice Wednesday. The hit occurred in the Oilers' 4-1 home victory over Toronto on Monday. Kadri skated by Fraser behind Toronto's net and hit the Oilers forward in the head with his left shoulder....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks-Maple Leafs Preview

The San Jose Sharks are in no position to dwell on a second straight lopsided defeat. Perhaps a visit to Toronto will help them get back on track. Desperately trying to keep up in their battle for a playoff spot, the Sharks look to continue their recent domination of the lowly Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Three days after yielding four third-period goals in a 6-2 loss to Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Kadri to have hearing with NHL after hit on Oilers' Fraser

TORONTO -- Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri will have a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety to discuss his hit to the head of Edmonton's Matt Fraser. Kadri skated by Fraser behind Toronto's net and hit the Oilers' forward in the head with his left shoulder in the Maple Leafs' 4-1 loss on Monday. He was given a two-minute minor penalty. Kadri is a repeat offender under...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 reasons to watch the last 11 Leafs games

As the garbage fire that is the Toronto Maple Leafs season has continued to burn ever more profusely, it has become increasingly difficult to watch this team play. Couple that difficulty with the ongoing media controversies, and this season cannot end soon enough. However, there are still games to be played, with 11 remaining for the […] The post Top 10 reasons to watch the last...
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers have the league's best power play since the All-Star break and the Toronto Maple Leafs own the worst. The Oilers, however, enter Monday night's home matchup as losers of seven straight overall and six in a row to the Maple Leafs. These floundering franchises draw plenty of attention because of their past glory days as they conclude another pair of disappointing...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri would “be nuts” to stay with the Maple Leafs

Almost every major NHL analyst has offered their opinion on the Nazem Kadri situation. Most have said that the ordeal is a classic case of a young player needing to mature, but others have ventured to say the pressure/attention is unwarranted and that Kadri would be wise to seek greener pastures. The always vocal Don Cherry falls into the latter camp. Via the National Post, Cherry...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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