February 06 2016 04:38PM
The Toronto Marlies have only three losses since December 29th, and interestingly, two of them have come from teams at the bottom of their conference. After losing 6-5 in overtime to Binghamton last Saturday, the Marlies ran into the same issue in the West, falling by the same score to the 30th overall Manitoba Moose this afternoon.
February 05 2016 01:49PM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com
The Toronto Marlies are the best team in the American Hockey League, and it isn't even close. You probably already knew this, though, especially if you're a regular to our coverage here on The Leafs Nation. But I was curious just how far ahead they were of this year's crop. With that considered, I dug into the numbers to see how wide the gap was. The results? Well..
February 05 2016 12:28AM
Photo cropped from original, credit: Flickr / Manitoba Moose
The Toronto Marlies are taking an extended break from Ricoh Coliseum for the last time this season, touring Winnipeg and St. John's for two weeks before beginning a two-month stretch where the team doesn't go more than a weekend without a home game. Tonight, they kicked things off against the Manitoba Moose and walked away with a relatively stress-free 6-2 victory.
February 04 2016 10:18PM
It was a night of celebration for the Toronto Maple Leafs. A few people had some endurance milestones; Dion Phaneuf was playing in his 800th game and Mike Babcock was coaching his 1000th, but what really mattered was the pre-game tribute to Darryl Sittler, whose famous 10-point game was 40 years ago this week.
Oddly enough, the Leafs and New Jersey Devils decided that a fitting tribute would be to put the sticks away and avoid scoring at all costs. Even with the shootout considered, the teams only put five pucks in the back of the net in a 3-2 Leafs shootout victory.
February 02 2016 11:41PM
Photo Credit: Winslow Townson/USA TODAY SPORTS
Lost in all of the re-branding hullabaloo was the fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs played a hockey game less than an hour before. To be fair, there was a large stretch of this game where one shouldn't have cared in the slightest. Heck, if you're all-in on The Tank Nation, the end result was probably not one that made you stats-happy.
But there's something about beating the Bruins that makes you happy. Tonight, the Leafs did so in dramatic fashion, coming back to win 4-3 in overtime.