February 07 2017 09:17PM
Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been struggling defensively of late, more so than even the most awful of defensive teams should. Twenty-two goals in four games exceeds incompetence and spill over into sheer rough luck, and the hope was that the scales would find balance at some point.
Well, the Leafs scored three goals tonight, and only allowed one, but more importantly, they won the real game, out-drawing the Dallas Stars 33-31 at the faceoff dot.
February 07 2017 08:37PM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com
The Toronto Marlies, thanks to a six win in eight game run, have catapulted back into the playoff picture over the past couple of weeks. They've got the St. John's IceCaps just a few points above them, and the Utica Comets equal to them. Tonight, they had a chance to leapfrog them both, and possibly twist in the knife by beating the latter mentioned Comets at Ricoh Coliseum.
They did just that, winning 4-2 against the Vancouver Canucks' affiliate and moving into third in the North Division just weeks after flirting with it's basement.
February 07 2017 11:31AM
Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY SPORTS
The best part about this being a home game? If Toronto's recently existant struggles continue, they'll be met with boos or silence, not piercing goal horns and cheering. The better solution, though? Not give up a billion goals. That's the intention of the Leafs tonight, as they take on the Dallas Stars at the Air Canada Centre.
February 07 2017 11:27AM
Here's a lead annnd it's gone!
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February 07 2017 07:00AM
The pulse of hockey introduces the first episode of NationDubs.