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Game Preview: Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs

On a busy 9-game schedule in the NHL, no game could be more important than tonight’s match-up between the Flames and Leafs. Both teams are battling for the last playoff positions in their respective conferences, as the Leafs currently sit 8th in the East while the Flames are trying to gain ground on the 8th place Phoenix Coyotes, sitting 3 points back. Tonight will be the second and final meeting between the clubs as the Leafs took the first game back on October 15th at the Air Canada Centre, 3-2.

Game Day: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs will once again do battle tonight, this time on the night that Mats Sundin's jersey number goes to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre. These two teams have been in different places all season, with the Maple Leafs fighting for a playoff spot and the Canadiens struggling to even come close. This is a welcome change, of course, for Maple Leafs fans, for which the situation is usually flipped, but for Habs fans, it's an unusual and painful experience.

 

Tonight the oldest and most historic rivalry in the NHL is reborn, and both teams d...

Meszaros pulls it together against Leafs

Andrej Meszaros hasn’t had a consistent year.

In fact, there have been times were he has looked shaky at best.

However, in Thursday night’s 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Meszaros looked like the player Philadelphia fans were introduced to last year after he joined the team in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Physical, fast and engaged, Meszaros put together what was arguably his best game of the season.

Flyers snap three-game skid with 4-3 win over Leafs

After only five minutes into the second period, it looked like it was going to be a long night.

Losers of three consecutive games against three division opponents and being held scoreless for over 98 minutes, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to lose two separate leads almost as quickly as they had gained them.

Facing a formidable Toronto Maple Leafs club that could pull within three points of the Flyers in the Eastern Conference standings with a win, Thursday night was a chance for a struggling team to turn the ship around.

While the first five minutes of the second was disappointing, it was the final five minutes that proved to be the game.

Following a goal by Claude Giroux to take the lead, it was Brayden Schenn who scored around the five-minute mark to give the Flyers enough to hold on for a 4-3 win.

St. Louis as a Possible Winter Classic Venue?

The NHL announced today that next year's Winter Classic will be an Original Six meeting between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium. 'The Big House', as it is commonly referred, to can hold around 110, 000 people.

 

Is it too far of a stretch to consider that the St. Louis Blues could be hosting an upcoming Winter Classic? Although there are many factors to consider, we will take a quick glance on whether placing the game in Missouri would work out and could become a feasible option.

 

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Game Preview #55 - Flyers vs Leafs

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs (28-20-6) will look to bounce back tonight following their first regulation loss in six games as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers (30-16-7) in the city of brotherly love. Toronto is surprisingly sitting only five points behind Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference standings. While the talk all season has been about whether the Leafs can hold onto the 7th or 8th seed in the East, a win tonight and Toronto has a realistic shot at making a run at home ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. The Leafs are catching the Fly...

Game Preview #54 - Jets vs Leafs

 

For the second time in two nights the Toronto Maple Leafs (28-19-6) will look to gain two points against a fellow Canadian team. Following their 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night the Leafs will be in Manitoba tonight to face the Winnipeg Jets (24-24-6) at the MTS Centre. With their win against the Oilers the Leafs leapfrogged the idle Ottawa Senators and into 7th spot in the Eastern Conference. Winnipeg currently occupies the 10th position in the East and are desperately clinging to their playoff lives. The Jets sit seven points back of the Se...

Game Preview #53 - Leafs vs Oilers

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs (27-19-6) will host the Edmonton Oilers (21-26-5) tonight at the Air Canada Centre in what has all the characteristics of classic let down game. The Leafs are currently riding high going 4-0-1 in their last five games with their last wing being a massive 5-0  moral boosting victory over their provincial rival Ottawa Senators. With the next three games following tonight against Eastern Conference foes it is imperative that the Leafs do not look past the young Oilers tonight.

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Just Like Old Times - Leafs Shutout Senators 5-0

 

In a game that had many similarities to past hostile times, the Toronto Maple Leafs (and thousands of blue and white supporters) invaded the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa and convincingly defeated the Senators 5-0. Heading into the contest the Leafs were sitting three points behind the surprising Sens for the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, yet holding the upper hand having played three less games than the boys from the nation's capital. The game began with a tentative start from both teams. Although the speed game that both the Leafs...

Game Preview #51 - Senators vs Leafs

 

On an unseasonably warm winter day, the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-19-6) will meet the Ottawa Senators (27-20-7) in the nations capital. The weather outside gives the impression that the playoffs are about to begin, and with these two teams it's not only the weather that makes tonight's encounter resemble post-season hockey. The Leafs sit three points behind the Senators for the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference with three games in hand on the sputtering Sens. Toronto has won three of their last four games, and have points in all four of those games. ...