Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

Jul 2, 2015

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defensemen found new homes in free ...

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

Apr 14, 2015

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

In a little more than a year as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan has fired the team’s general manager, two different head coaches and several assistants and scouts. “(Players) understand yesterday was just the beginning, that there will be some changes,” ...

Sens stretch unbeaten streak to six

Mar 22, 2015

Sens stretch unbeaten streak to six

A victory over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs might not seem that impressive these days, but for the Ottawa Senators it was satisfying. Kyle Turris had the winning goal and the Senators extended their unbeaten streak to six games, beating the Leafs 5-3 on ...

Mar 2, 2015

Ovechkin fires Capitals to victory over Leafs

Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the ...

Hurricanes storm past Maple Leafs

Jan 20, 2015

Hurricanes storm past Maple Leafs

The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs and kept up their strong play this month. Eric Staal scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 34 shots to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night. ...

Caps pound Maple Leafs

Jan 8, 2015

Caps pound Maple Leafs

Peter Horachek saw positives, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first step under their new interim coach started with another loss. Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece as the Washington Capitals, backed by a record-tying performance by Braden Holtby in goal, beat ...

Panthers sweep away Leafs in third

Dec 29, 2014

Panthers sweep away Leafs in third

Brad Boyes and the resilient Florida Panthers put together a big rally against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night. Boyes scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in Florida’s four-goal third period, sending the Panthers to a 6-4 victory over the Maple Leafs. Willie Mitchell, ...

Flyers show mettle in 3rd

Dec 21, 2014

Flyers show mettle in 3rd

Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers needed a little time to get up full speed against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Giroux had two goals and two assists, Voracek added four assists to take the NHL scoring lead and the Flyers rallied to ...

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

Dec 15, 2014

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs are rolling, and coach Randy Carlyle thinks they can play even better. James Reimer helped the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles on Sunday, shutting out the Kings in the tiebreaker. “We think this group’s got ...

Hockey legend Pat Quinn dies

Nov 25, 2014

Hockey legend Pat Quinn dies

Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71. Quinn passed away Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness, the Hockey Hall of Fame and ...

Maple Leafs avenge defeat against rival Bruins

Nov 13, 2014

Maple Leafs avenge defeat against rival Bruins

The Toronto Maple Leafs tried to forget a recent humiliating loss to the Boston Bruins. Their coaches wouldn’t let them. Head coach Randy Carlyle wanted to stimulate their memories about how embarrassed they were. It worked. The Maple Leafs turned the tables and embarrassed ...

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

Mar 26, 2014

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

David Backes enjoys playing in Toronto. The sights. The sounds. And, getting a hat trick isn’t too shabby, either. Backes scored his third goal of the game into an empty net to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory Tuesday night that ...