December 05 2015 08:06PM
Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
In the pregame, I was pretty certain the Leafs would lose tonight. I mean, one of the worst teams in the league going up one of the Western Conference's finest? Yeah, I put money on that any day.
But hey, I was wrong, and it was very fun to be wrong tonight. Toronto wins 4-1 off a two-goal performance from Nazem Kadri and a great bounceback effort from Garret Sparks.
December 05 2015 06:45PM
The Mitch Marner train is chugging at full steam this week. A night after picking up his first hat trick of the season, the 2015 Leafs first round pick is well on his way to putting up another one tonight; including this gorgeous (and shorthanded!) tally in the second period.
December 05 2015 01:06PM
For a little while there, it looked like the Toronto Maple Leafs were beginning to turn things around. Climbing out of the league basement and, dare I say, within striking distance of a wildcard position, things have since fallen apart again.
With just one win in their last six games, the Leafs are once again a bottom feeder team, dead last in the Atlantic Division and 28th in the league. If you were hoping for success this year (wait, you weren't, were you?), you're going to be disappointed.
But if you were hoping for another year dedicated to rebuilding, you got it.
And if you were hoping for another high draft pick, well, the St. Louis Blues can probably help you with that.
December 05 2015 12:11PM
Not to be outdone by Andreas Johnson, Maple Leafs prospect scored his own hat trick last night in a 6-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires. They were all pretty goals; so pretty, in fact, that I made Jeff Veillette GIF all three of them for me so that I could share them with you. Stick tap to you, Jeffrey.
December 05 2015 10:01AM
Mike Babcock will be rolling the two youngest, most inexperienced netminders in the organization as his tandem this week with his 1A and 1B options both unavailable.
Ahead of the Leafs' game this evening against the St. Louis Blues, Babcock told reporters that Garret Sparks and Antoine Bibeau will be holding down the crease for the next ten days.
Mike Babcock confirms that Reimer will sit the next two games and Jonathan Bernier will remain with the Marlies.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) December 5, 2015