Toronto Maple Leafs

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NHL Rookie's Record Debut Brings Mom to Tears

Matthews enters record books 40 minutes into career

(Newser) - Auston Matthews made a stunning debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, scoring four goals—a record for a rookie in his first NHL game. The Score reports that the 19-year-old American's parents were in the stands for the game against the Ottawa Senators. His proud mom was... More »

Canadiens Move Atop East

Higgins scores two goals as Montreal beats Toronto

(Newser) - Chris Higgins scored twice and Mark Streit had a goal and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 last night to finish their schedule atop the Eastern Conference. Montreal completed the regular season with a 47-25-10 record for 104 points, two more than Pittsburgh, which... More »

Senators Get Much-Needed Win

Antoine Vermette's hat trick lifts Sens over Leafs

(Newser) - Antoine Vermette scored three goals and the Ottawa Senators moved within a point of wrapping up a playoff berth with an 8-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. The Senators, who scored three short-handed goals, can clinch a playoff spot with at least one point Friday night when they... More »

Huet Pays Dividends Again for Capitals

Briere beats Islanders in shootout, rookies lift Leafs past Canadiens

(Newser) - Trading for Cristobal Huet paid off again for the Washington Capitals tonight, reports the Associated Press. Huet recorded his second shutout for the Caps and 17th of his career by blanking the Florida Panthers, 4-0, making 32 saves. It was Huet's fourth shutout of the season. Viktor Kozlov had a... More »

Bruins End Maple Leafs Playoff Hopes

Boston win keeps it ahead of Capitals for final spot in East

(Newser) - The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially out of the NHL playoff hunt. The Leafs had a glimmer of hope as they entered this week with a home-and-home against Boston, but the Bruins swept the series, taking tonight’s backend game 4-2, reports the Associated Press. It's the third consecutive year... More »

Five-Goal 3rd Pushes Sens Past Sabres

Bruins tighten grip on last playoff spot, Panthers lose

(Newser) - Anton Volchenkov’s first goal of the season came with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and propelled the Senators to a 6-3 win over the Sabres. Seven goals were scored in a wild third period, five of them by Ottawa. Daniel Alfredsson had two of the Senators’ five... More »

Striving for Playoff Berth, Leafs Edge Sens

Panthers send Bolts to the NHL cellar, Ducks outfox Coyotes

(Newser) - Struggling to reach the playoffs, the Maple Leafs were determined to wrest two points from the Senators, and battled accordingly. The 5-4 Toronto victory was decided early in the third period with two quick goals, and secured when the Leafs killed a power play with 87 seconds remaining, reports the... More »

Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

Sharks beat Ducks, solidify hold on 1st; Wild over Canucks

(Newser) - The Maple Leafs aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet, after a 4-1 win in Buffalo last night left them a fighting chance in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is in 12th place right now, but only five points separates them from the Boston Bruins, who hold the eighth... More »

Avery, Rangers Top Crosby-less Penguins 5-2

Leafs blow past Islanders, Flyers take down Thrashers

(Newser) - Sean Avery scored twice for the New York Rangers in their 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win puts New York back on track after a two-game skid broke their 13-game point streak. Sidney Crosby missed his third straight game with teh Pens to nurse his high ankle sprain,... More »

Leafs Best Flyers, Gain on Playoffs

Ovechkin scores 2 in Caps win, Lightning back in playoff hunt with victory

(Newser) - Three different Maple Leafs scored in their sorely-needed 3-2 victory over the Flyers; Toronto trails Philadelphia by five points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With just 10 games remaining that gap will be tough to close, especially if captain Mats Sundin’s first-period groin... More »

Resurgent Leafs Stun Philly in Must-Win Game

Edmonton also rallies for 4-3 OT win; Coyotes chew Ducks in SO

(Newser) - Nine points behind eighth-place Philadelphia, Toronto rallied from a 3-0 disadvantage to win 4-3 in overtime reports the Globe and Mail. Pavel Kubina's fortuitous last-minute game-winner began life as a pass but caromed off a stick in front of net. The scrappy Leafs outshot the Flyers, 55-25. Also in pro... More »

Fisher Gets Ottawa Back on Winning Track

Parise, Brodeur lift Devils, Panthers win fourth straight

(Newser) - The Ottawa Senators snapped a three-game winless streak and handed the Phoenix Coyotes a third straight home loss in a 4-2 win last night, reports the Associated Press. Dany Heatley had two goals for the Senators, who were without ailing leading-scorer Daniel Alfredsson for a third straight game. In other... More »

Rangers Best Isles to Earn Home Split

Maple Leafs dominate Bruins; Flyers stop Lightning

(Newser) - The Islanders were unable to complete a home-and-home sweep of the Rangers tonight, losing to their NY rival, 4-1.  The Rangers, despite losing in a shootout to the Isles Tuesday night, are 8-0-3 in their last 11 games and now find themselves in sixth place, a mere four points... More »

Leafs' Playoff Hopes Bedeviled

Jersey batters Toronto, 4-1

(Newser) - After picking up nine out of a possible ten points over their last five games, Toronto's playoff push has turned into a stumble, the AP reports. With last night's 4-1 loss to the Devils, Toronto is still on the outside looking in, with time in short supply. For the Devils,... More »

Stars Stumble in Predators' Onslaught

Avalanche lose 2 men in big win over Kings, Maple Leafs defeat Capitals

(Newser) - Brad Richards' second game with Dallas was "a little bit of a letdown," as the Stars couldn't get anything going against Nashville. Giving up turnovers right and left and going 0-7 on the power play, the Stars lost their third of the last 16 games 3-1, the Dallas ... More »

SO Win Brings Avs Into Reach of Playoffs

Maple Leafs out shoot Panthers in extra time, 'Hawks blank Coyotes

(Newser) - Two shootout goals left Colorado with another extra-time win in a 3-1-1 road trip, this time 3-2 in Vancouver. The Avalanche forced overtime with a Joe Sakic goal with 15 seconds to go, and Sakic and Marek Svatos got past Roberto Luongo in the shootout, the Rocky Mountain News reports.... More »

High-Flying Leafs Crush Senators 5-0

Toronto embarrasses Ottawa in flurry of goals

(Newser) - Ottawa added some intrigue to today's trade deadline after barely showing up in a 5-0 loss to the rival Maple Leafs last night, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Toronto captain Mats Sundin, who refused to waive a no-trade clause last weekend, opened the scoring, and his teammates followed with a four-goal... More »

Rangers Take Key Points From Sabres

Flyers lose record 10th straight, Sundin scores in Leafs' win

(Newser) - The New York Rangers playoff chances got a big boost tonight with a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres, reports the Associated Press. The Rangers, Sabres and the Boston Bruins were tied for the last three Eastern Conference playoffs spots when the night started. Sean Avery scored the winner for... More »

Penguins Block 2nd Epic Night for Habs 5-4

Sabres rip Leafs to shreds, Kings leave Blues seeing red

(Newser) - For the second time in three days, Montreal turned a big deficit into a lead, but this time Pittsburgh was ready to retaliate, pulling off a 5-4 victory after leading 3-2 and trailing 4-3. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, and Sergei Gonchar's game-winner was also his 600th... More »

Penguins Erase Deficit, Beat Panthers

Bruins blow lead but beat Hurricanes in shootout, Leafs top Blue Jackets

(Newser) - Ryan Malone scored the game-winning goal with 27 seconds remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Malone had tied up the game less than three minutes earlier. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 entering the third period but Colby Armstrong’s goal cut it to 2-1, then... More »

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