The Leafs have so far been able to stop losing streaks before they start and look to do exactly that tonight with a bounce back win in Philadelphia.
Saturday’s loss was a tough one. The Leafs were far from their best but really should’ve taken a point out of it after fighting back in the third, only to foul it up with seconds left in regulation. Randy Carlyle took on some of the blame for not taking a timeout, but that’s kind of a 20/20 hindsight explanation. If Scrivens holds onto the rebound, or if Gunnarsson or Kostka prevent the Senator from skating unabated to the puck, we’re thinking nothing of that defensive zone faceoff. [more…]
The Leafs and Senators head into the second edition of the 2013 Battle Ontario tied at 22 points, two behind the surprising Habs for both the division and Conference leads.
A week ago today, the Leafs shut out Ottawa 3-0, with the Senators looking primed for a downturn in the wake of the Karlsson injury. Not the case, at least not so far. The Senators rattled off three wins in a row this week, two in shootouts, and both teams will enter the second chapter of their season series playing some good hockey. Paul McLean's Senators look to have the strength in system, the goaltending and enough depth to hang around like a bad smell in the playoff race in spite of the absence of Spezza and Karlsson. [more…]
The Sabres' Ron Rolston era begins tonight in Toronto. Sitting in the Northeast Division basement by a seven-point margin, the Sabres ended the tenure of the then-longest tenured head coach in the league yesterday. The Leafs will have to match what should be a heightened energy level from the Sabres after their big wakeup call.
The Leafs have so far been good at stopping losing streaks before they start, and keeping that up will bode well as far as the playoff race goes. As far as recent history against the Sabres is concerned, the Leafs were Ryan Miller'ed and lost against the run of play in their home opener. Matt Frattin's late heroics evened the season series up at 1s in Buffalo on January 29. [more…]
Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-6-0) take on the Tampa Bay Lighting (7-6-1) and look to replicate last year's success in a season series that saw Toronto outscore Tampa 20-7 in their 4-game battle. The Leafs have won six of seven on the road while Tampa Bay Lightning have dropped their last three on home ice.
"We're still very much a work in progress," were Randy Carlyle's words after the team earned its 10th win in its sixteenth game last night against the Panthers. Complacency is being beaten out of the this club, with the coaches keenly aware of the type of start the Leafs got off to last season and where that ended up. The Leafs are looking to reverse their fortunes this season and seem to be a more detail-oriented club with better coaching and solid 1-2 goaltending from Scrivens and Reimer, who at last check had the best combined GAA in the league. [more…]
The 9-6-0 Toronto Maple Leafs kick off their first of two games in Florida tonight vs. the 4-6-4 Panthers, who have lost their last three [more…]
With notes from NHL.com
Ottawa Senators (7-5-2) at Toronto Maple Leafs (8-6-0)
Last 10: Ottawa 4-4-2; Toronto 6-4-0
Season series: This is the first of five matchups this season between these Northeast Division rivals, who will play each other twice in the next week. The teams tied the Battle of Ontario last season, splitting the six-game season series. [more…]
The Toronto Maple Leafs (8-5-0) are in Carolina to take on the Hurricanes(7-4-1) (7pm, LeafsTV). Toronto will look to extend their winning stream to 5 [more…]
The Leafs look to extend their winning streak to four while getting off the schneid at home tonight against the Flyers. The key will be avoiding a letdown after a thoroughly solid win over the Canadiens and all the excitement that came with it. It was such an arrant ass kicking that Habs players were still complaining about it in the media today. [more…]
Hope you've all been enjoying a day chock full of awkward interviews on CBC.
The main event gets underway in about an hour as the Leafs take on the Habs at the Bell Centre in their second meeting this season. At the quarter point of the season, the Leafs could pass the Habs in the division and conference standings with a win and pull into a tie with the Senators after their 1-0 loss to the Jets this afternoon. [more…]
The Maple Leafs, one of the league's better road teams through five away games (4-1), will visit one of the loudest buildings in the league tonight, the acoustic MTS Centre, where the Jets are 3-1 this season and 26-14-5 since their return to Winnipeg. [more…]
With just a single goal in their past two games, the Leafs need their top six to wake up offensively as they begin a three-game road trip at the Verizon Center tonight in Washington, DC. [more…]
This week, the Leafs take on a run opponents projected to be battling with them on the edge of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. They look to start picking up points in these winnable games tonight against the Staal brothers and the struggling Carolina Hurricanes. [more…]