Just two days removed from an offense-filled 6-5 shootout loss at Sun Center, the Reading Royals and Trenton Titans hooked up again Friday night in Trenton.
Like many times this season, the Titans started the game in early penalty trouble as Myles Stoesz was sent off for tripping at the 3:02 mark and Steve Silva followed at 4:15 for high-sticking. Luckily for the Titans, Reading’s power play would never really show anything in terms of a cohesive attack and the Titans killed off both the penalties.
Unfortunately, Trenton’s defense would cough up the puck leading to a breakaway. This time, Ray DiLauro had a shot blocked, allowing Kenny Ryan to spring Dennis McCauley on a breakaway. Brad Phillips stopped the initial shot before John Scrymgeour smacked home the rebound to give the Royals an early 1-0 lead.
While I think that the term 'must win game' is one of the most overused ones in professional sports, the Toronto Maple Leafs (28-23-6) are playing one of them tonight as they face the Edmonton Oilers (22-28-5) continuing their Western Canadian road trip. Just last week these two teams met in Toronto as the Leafs emerged with an unspectacular 6-3 victory. That win was Toronto's third straight and capped off a stretch that saw them go 5-0-1. Since that game though the Leafs have failed to register a point and now see them themselves clinging onto ...
The Toronto Maple Leafs are enduring their worst stretch of the season at the worst possible time. For the first time this season Toronto has lost four straight games following an un-excusable loss in Calgary to the Flames tonight. Prior to the game the Leaf players were discussing the importance of the match-up and how they needed to come out of the gate strong and set the tone for this brief three game road trip. Unfortunately the players failed to back up their words as the first period was one to forget for the buds. Both teams traded chances within the...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...