McDavid stars for Oilers in win over Leafs

Feb 12, 2016

McDavid stars for Oilers in win over Leafs

Todd McLellan can’t help but sit back sometimes and watch Connor McDavid work. McDavid had two goals and three assists, Jordan Eberle scored three times and added an assist, and McLellan’s Edmonton Oilers powered past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday night to ...

Surging Lightning edge Maple Leafs

Jan 28, 2016

Surging Lightning edge Maple Leafs

Andrei Vasilevskiy had an outstanding performance with his parents watching him live for the first time in an NHL game. Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, Steven Stamkos scored his 21st goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Wednesday night. ...

Leafs pounce on Avalanche in third period

Dec 22, 2015

Leafs pounce on Avalanche in third period

Tyler Bozak made a triumphant return to Denver and led the surging Toronto Maple Leafs to a big win. Bozak scored three times in the third period and Toronto broke loose for four goals in the final 20 minutes to beat the Colorado Avalanche ...

Rangers claim ninth straight victory

Nov 16, 2015

Rangers claim ninth straight victory

Mats Zuccarello was essentially a shootout specialist when he made his New York Rangers debut five years ago. Now he may be the team’s most indispensable offensive player. Zuccarello scored the tiebreaking goal with 58.3 seconds left and had two assists in the Rangers’ ...

Lupul nets pair as Maple Leafs surprise Stars

Nov 3, 2015

Lupul nets pair as Maple Leafs surprise Stars

When a lead evaporated in 58 seconds and a goal was taken off the board on a coach’s challenge, it looked like it just wasn’t the Toronto Maple Leafs’ night. Again. Then Joffrey Lupul scored twice, James Reimer found his groove, and the Maple ...

Oct 31, 2015

Zuccarello fires Rangers past lowly Leafs

Mats Zuccarello’s hat trick sent the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves as the Rangers improved to 7-2-2. New York has won four of its last five, earning 10 points ...

Canadiens take win streak to nine

Oct 25, 2015

Canadiens take win streak to nine

Even when the Montreal Canadiens get outplayed lately, they have Carey Price in net to save the day. The Canadiens were outshot 52-27 by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night but Price’s stellar goaltending and three special teams goals lifted Montreal to a ...

Leafs pound Blue Jackets

Oct 17, 2015

Leafs pound Blue Jackets

Mike Babcock deflected attention from himself after his first victory as Toronto’s coach, preferring to focus on how his players are improving. Leo Komarov scored two late goals and the Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Friday night to improve to ...

Abdelkader hat trick ignites Red Wings

Oct 10, 2015

Abdelkader hat trick ignites Red Wings

Mike Babcock bowed his head and rubbed his brow after seeing a fourth puck go in his team’s net. There wasn’t much else the Toronto coach could do while watching his former team rout the franchise he’s trying to revive. Justin Abdelkader had a ...

Maple Leafs bring in NHL legend Lamoriello as GM

Jul 24, 2015

Maple Leafs bring in NHL legend Lamoriello as GM

Brendan Shanahan’s new-school Toronto Maple Leafs front office built on his philosophy of differing viewpoints has a new voice, and this one comes with a lot of NHL experience. Shanahan, who’s a year into his duties as team president, believes new general manager Lou ...

Jul 13, 2015

Predators trade forward Beck to Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired forward Taylor Beck in a trade with the Nashville Predators. The deal was announced on Sunday. Beck, 24, had eight goals and eight assists in 62 games with Nashville last season. The Predators received forward Jamie Devane in ...

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 ...