Nazem Kadri, Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews, Connor Brown, Morgan Rielly and William Nylander each scored a goal for Toronto, which has won three straight. Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves in his first game of the season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had a big shots advantage and even two more skaters on the key play. The New Jersey Devils put up the only big numbers that mattered – on the scoreboard. Brian Gibbons had a rare 3-on-5 goal, Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each scored twice and unbeaten New Jersey beat Toronto […]
In a battle of two unbeaten NHL teams, the New Jersey Devils prevailed on Wednesday, handing the Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-3 defeat. After the game, Babcock said his team (now 3-1-0) was “skated into the ground” by the upstart Devils. “Hockey’s fair, you get what you deserve,” Babcock said.
Bashing Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers over the head with five goals in the first 17 minutes in Saturday’s home opener (and the last while it be named Air Canada Centre), the Maple Leafs appeared to let off the gas like they had on numerous occasions during their resurgence last season, and wouldn’t […]
Toronto Maple Leafs fans probably should have known better. Late in the first period, as the Maple Leafs built a 5-1 lead against the New York Rangers, the home crowd gave Henrik Lundqvist a “Bronx cheer” for one of his last saves of the period (and night). You’ll encounter the phenomenon of a Bronx cheer […]
No one will be surprised by the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. Not after a 26-point jump in 2016-17, when the Leafs improved to 40-27-15, finished eighth in the Eastern Conference and pushed the first-place Washington Capitals to six games – five of which ended in overtime – before being eliminated. Since then, Toronto has […]
Auston Matthews and William Nylander are showing no signs of any sophomore slump so far through the pre-season. Matthews had a hat trick and an assist and Nylander had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in an NHL preseason game on Monday night. Matthews scored his […]
For really the first time in the Brendan Shanahan-Mike Babcock era, scrutiny awaits the Toronto Maple Leafs. Expectations are sky-high for a club coming off a season in which it rose from the NHL basement to nab the final Eastern Conference wild-card
Auston Matthews and William Nylander are showing no signs of any sophomore slump so far through the pre-season. Matthews had a hat trick and an assist and Nylander had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5
Toronto played the 2016-17 season without a captain. Mike Babcock told reporters on Thursday at the team's media day that the Leafs will go another season without a captain, quelling any speculation Toronto would bestow the letter on any roster player for the 2017-18 season. The #leafs won't have a captain this season, per Mike […]
Shortly after Patrick Marleau signed a three-year contract in free agency with the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this summer, the San Jose Sharks took out a full-page newspaper ad in the Mercury News thanking Marleau for all of his contributions over the past 19 seasons. This weekend Marleau returned the favor and took out a […]
The 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs had an embarrassment of riches when it came to rookie talent, with Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Connor Brown all having breakthrough years. Together that quartet combined to score 101 of the team’s 250 goals.