Game Day

Game Day

Maple Leafs Hot Stove provides the most comprehensive game day coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Starting lineups, stats and comments get you ready for that night's game.

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In a back-to-back scenario on the road, the Maple Leafs Leafs did themselves a favour with an easy win over the Edmonton Oilers yesterday. Carlyle was able to scale back the minutes of Kessel, JvR and Kadri between 14-16 minutes each, and keep Dion Phaneuf under 20 minutes on the night as he rolled his lines once the game was safely in the bag. Amazingly, Kessel put up 4 points in 15 minutes of work yesterday. 1A/1B goaltending situations also lend themselves well to back to back situations, and the Leafs have a pretty damn good one of those going...

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Assistant coach Greg Cronin speaks with Leafs TV ahead of tonight's game as the Leafs visit the Flames.

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Team Records: Leafs – 8-4-0 vs. Oilers – 3-8-2 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play Game Preview: Clicky. GO LEAFS GO. Lupul is in. #Leafs projected lines: JVR-Kadri-Kessel; Raymond-Bolland-Clarkson; Ashton-McClement-Lupul; Orr-Smith-McLaren #TMLtalk— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 30, 2013 — Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) October 30, 2013   Oilers scratch David Perron and go with seven...

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A 9 p.m. EST start for the Leafs vs. Oilers tonight as Toronto gets its three-game road swing through Western Canada kicked off in Edmonton. In their last meeting on Thanksgiving weekend, the Leafs capitalized on Edmonton’s tenuous hold on leads late in hockey games and stole a win out from under Dallas Eakins' team. The Leafs were down 5-4 with under a minute to go before Lupul put another soft one through Devin Dubnyk (also thanks to an amazing diving Bernier glove save on Mark Arcobello that would’ve sealed the game). Bolland, sensing the opportunity to score an important...

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Good stuff on Nazem Kadri and tonight's game vs. the Oilers from head coach Randy Carlyle.

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Team Records: Leafs – 7-4-0 vs. Penguins – 7-3-0 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play. Lineup Update: No Bozak tonight, who didn't finish last night's game due to a lower back injury. The Leafs four centers will be Kadri, Bolland, McClement and Smith. Big chance for the Leafs' real...

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Team Records: Leafs – 7-3-0 vs. Blue Jackets – 4-5-0 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play. Game Preview: Clicky.

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Just as the Leafs get their one $5.25 million man back in the lineup, they appear to have lost their other one. The team's leading scorer (11 points, tied with Phil) Joffrey Lupul is doubtful for tonight with a bone bruise after taking a puck to the foot in practice. Josh Leivo, first thinking he would be down with the Marlies for a stretch, is right back with the team and likely in the lineup tonight. Randy Carlyle was noticeably peeved in yesterday's meeting with the media about the refusal on the part of certain members of his team, of...

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Team Records: Leafs – 6-3-0 vs. Ducks – 7-1-0 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play. Game Preview: Clicky. There will be no wrong-handed ball hockey at practise tomorrow if the Leafs replicate the same showing as last game and get dominated again by Carlyle's red-hot ex team. GO LEAFS GO. Best guess at tonight's lines (will...

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The Anaheim Ducks come into Toronto tonight looking to notch their eighth straight victory. Randy Carlyle would like nothing more than to spoil the streak on his former team. Carlyle, toeing the line between demanding better and jumping all over his team despite being 6-3 with injuries, chose to let the team off relatively easy at practice yesterday, hoping to flush the negatives of the Chicago game and reset the mindset for tonight's game. Let's hope this isn't just another boring, methodical road game for the team visiting the ACC, as it has been when Colorado, Minnesota and Carolina came to...

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Joffrey Lupul speaks with the media ahead of Tuesday's game against Anaheim.

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Head coach Randy Carlyle speaks with the media ahead of Tuesday's game against Anaheim.

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Team Records: Leafs – 6-2-0 vs. Blackhawks – 4-1-2 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play. Game Preview: Clicky. Big test for the Leafs in Chi-town. The Leafs haven't beat the Blackhawks in Chicago since 2003. Some keys to victory: 1. Bernier brilliance. Begins and ends here, one would think. 2. Capitalize on powerplays....

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Both James Reimer and James van Riemsdyk practiced in full yesterday and both are expected (though not confirmed) to be available for the Leafs' toughest test of the young season tonight in Chicago. Jonathan Bernier seems the more likely choice to start in net if the Leafs choose to err on the safer side with Reimer's injury knowing his history, plus there's Bernier's familiarity with Western Conference shooters. Not to say Bernier has played much against Chicago - he's faced thirty nine shots against the Blackhawks in his career between 9 shots in a game Quick was pulled from late...

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Team Records: Leafs – 6-1-0 vs. Hurricanes – 2-2-3 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play. Game Preview: Clicky. James van Riemsdyk is expected to sit again tonight. His back spasms still haven't let up despite two treatments today, and the Leafs training staff is hesitant to risk a setback. The Leafs...

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The Leafs will bank the points and run in the early season, but let's hope Randy Carlyle's apprehensive sentiments about the team's 6-1 start are hitting home with the players. The Leafs have been a high-wire act the past few games and it won't cut it against a team like the Blackhawks, who are on the docket this Saturday. Tonight against the Hurricanes, let's hope to see the Leafs play a more complete game than what's been on display the last few outings, results aside. What's interesting is that the Leafs are top 10 or better in all major categories...

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Team Records: Leafs - 5-1-0 vs. Wild - 3-1-2 Fantasy Hockey: There’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. Click here to play. Game Preview: Clicky. The Leafs face a good defensive team tonight, but one starting their backup and playing their second game in as many nights. MegaJon makes way for Optimus Reim as the Leafs look to...

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Tonight, the Leafs will look to crack the tough nut known as the Minnesota Wild, who will almost definitely be bringing a tight, contained road game into the ACC for game six of the regular season. The Wild are currently the best shot preventing team in the league with under 22 shots allowed per game after six games. They've been excellent at 5 on 5, outscoring opponents 2:1 at evens. So, they've pretty much been the opposite of the Leafs, who eat shots for breakfast and are thriving on special teams excellence at the moment. The two teams are...

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Team Records: Leafs – 4-1-0 vs. Oilers – 1-3-0 Fantasy Hockey: Our $500 freeroll is open for another few hours. Don't miss your chance to win some cash. Click here to play. Game Preview: Clicky. GO LEAFS GO. The lines remain the same from Thursday's winning combination. According to Jonas Siegel, Carlyle "wants some consistency for younger players."

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The Leafs face off against their third consecutive Western Conference opponent as Dallas Eakins, Keith and son Will Acton, and Mike Brown return to town on Hockey Night in Canada. Edmonton is in a familiar place to start the season - last in the West. The Oilers have conceded at a 4.75 GA rate over their first four games, coming off of losses to Winnipeg and Vancouver by scores of 5-4 and 6-2. There is little mystery as to where this Edmonton team is dangerous (oodles of young offensive talent) and where they're brittle (team defense/goaltending). It's safe to say...