March 13 2011 05:51PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21024
The Buffalo Sabres held the edge in shots, 41-25, but it was a closer game than what that stat suggests. Total shot attempts (shots on goal, missed shots, and shots blocked) were 68-66 for Buffalo, a small lead, and scoring chances were even at 19 apiece. The Grabovski-Kulemin-MacArthur line contributed a couple of goals for the Leafs but it was actually the Kessel line that carried the play best in this game. Tyler Bozak failed to convert on a glorious breakaway opportunity midway through the 2nd period as his unit was coming onto the ice, but they then held the puck in the Sabres zone for a whole shift length before Bozak scored his goal. The Leafs came on strong in the 3rd period, producing five straight scoring chances in just over seven minutes starting with the first goal of the final stanza (scored by Grabovski). Buffalo managed just two shot attempts within that timeframe.
March 13 2011 04:30PM
"As a team, we gotta believe." Those words came out of James Reimer’s mouth after the Leafs’ 4-3 win over the Sabres. But, against Buffalo, was the perfect opportunity for the Leafs to begin their much-anticipated slide into oblivion. I say “much-anticipated” because there are legions of so-called fans out there who expect – even hope for – these collapses that the Leafs have supposedly become famous for. But they’re forgetting one thing. These are not Mats Sundin’s Leafs. These are not Darcy Tucker’s Leafs. These are not Tie Domi’s Leafs. And a collapse does not seem imminent.
March 11 2011 09:04AM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21009
In the season series, the Flyers outchanced the Leafs 86-60 and racked up at least 20 scoring chances in each of their four games versus Toronto. The Leafs final record of the 2010-11 season against Philly is 1-3-0.
March 10 2011 06:58PM
Late last month, Jason Gregor looked back at the NHL draft from 1996 to 2005, in an attempt to put a value on NHL draft picks. Gregor’s far from the first to do so; after the jump I’ll look at his work and that of others to see what we can say about the NHL Draft.
March 10 2011 02:33PM
Now that Kyle Wellwood has flunked out of Vancouver and decided to run his mouth about Vancouver not being a place to win it's pretty clear that the problem is Kyle Wellwood and not the teams that have given up on him. One thing that's funny though is that articles on the internet don't disappear so follow along Leafs fans as we head back to 2008 to see what everyone was saying when we let Kyle Wellwood go.