February 16 2013 08:50PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs beat a provincial rival 3-0 on a Saturday night. This is somewhat mitigated by the fact that the opposing team, tonight the Ottawa Senators, had to dress two players who have sweater numbers in the 60s and three with sweater numbers in the 50s.
Ben Scrivens though, played very well in his first career shutout, despite the fact that the majority of the Senators' shots came were long-range or mid-range attempts from poor angles. He looked good positionally, but mostly the defence was good around him and the Sens didn't get a lot of second chances. Or first chances.
Frazer McLaren's ass, Tyler Bozak's skate and John-Michael Liles from 131 feet out are your goal scorers in this one.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 16 2013 04:06PM
Hershey, Pennsylvania is the land of opportunity, chocolate, and Washington Capitals prospects. They have fan support like nobody else, with Bears jerseys littering Ricoh Coliseum despite the distance away. It was an important game for the Toronto Marlies, who continue to struggle out of the post-lockout gate. New emergency addition Drew MacIntyre made an unexpected debut, but peformed spectacular in it, leading the Marlies to their first win in three games.
February 16 2013 02:53PM
Ah, Patrick Lalime. Hey, remember the playoffs? Good times.
The Sens ownership doesn't want Leafs fans going to games in Ottawa. Luckily for Sens fans, the Leafs' owners enjoy selling tickets. Just gotta work on that whole "making the playoffs" thing. Technicalities...
Here's what you need to know for tonight's Sens vs. Leafs game.
February 15 2013 12:24PM
One of the Leafs' worst performances so far. Some questions, and believe it or not, some positives.
February 14 2013 09:14PM
Photo: Gregg Forwerck via NHLInteractive
The Toronto Maple Leafs certainly didn't play like a plus-possession team tonight.
Nor did they play like a team belonging in the National Hockey League. Up against a team short two top-four defencemen in Tim Gleason and Joni Pitkanen, the Leafs failed to generate any sort of significant play in the offensive zone against a backup goaltender. They let both of the Carolina Hurricanes' top lines walk all over them, and the Leafs' two best defensive centres were a combined minus-8 in scoring chance differential.
Not one you'd totally want to relive. Carolina won its third straight and broke Toronto's four-game winning streak with a 3-1 win. But let's just say you did want to relive, and at least know which Leafs players to cuss out at during tomorrow's call-in shows?