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Preview: Game #10 Leafs @ Capitals – Tubthumping

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter a game on a two-game losing streak for the second time this season. The first time they did it, they escaped with a 4-3 dramatic overtime win over Buffalo with Matt Frattin as the hero. The Toronto Maple Leafs also enter a game against the Washington Capitals for the second…

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Slumpbusters: Phil Kessel Edition

I don’t have the video available for last night’s Leafs game, but a point was made by the Sportsnet crew about Phil Kessel, getting to the goal after the game that triggered a spark. Doug Maclean referred to the ‘turn back’ the act of stopping short and turning back with the puck while attacking which…

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The Worst Lead in Hockey

The good news is the Canucks have had a 2-0 lead in five of their first eight games, and a one goal lead in two others. The bad news is they’ve given away 8 points to conference opponents in those games. That being said, the Canucks are off to the best start in years. And…

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Leafs Prospect Update: February 5, 2013

Who says Brian Burke is full of hot air? Leafs TV aired it’s annual ‘Behind the Draft’ special this past Friday, and shone a little more light on the Morgan Rielly selection. Immediately after Burke took to the podium and called Rielly’s name, and before Rielly reached the stage, the microphone picks up a quick…

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Staal’d – Leafs drop 4-1 Monday nighter to Carolina

Photo credit Abelimages via NHLInteractive Now we’re into uncharted territory. Phil Kessel had a handful of six-game goal-less stretches in his Maple Leafs career. He’s had seven and eight, even a nine-goal stretch, but this is the first time he’s gone ten. I don’t even know what to write in this space anymore. Early in…