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Andreas Johnsson records first-period hat trick vs. Flyers

12 minutes and 20 seconds; the amount of time it took Andreas Johnsson to net a hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The 24-year-old forward chased his former teammate and goaltender Calvin Pickard with a first-period hat trick at Scotiabank Arena. It was the first hat trick of his NHL career. He went five-hole…

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LGD: Sparks, Pickard, and the Ex-Marlies Melee

Tonight, the Leafs will host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Scotiabank Arena. It will be a back-to-back contest and 3rd game in 4 nights for both teams, as we reach a heavy part of the NHL schedule before the Christmas holidays. As mentioned in the title, since it is a back-to-back, both teams will likely…

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LGD: Bus To Colum

Goooood afternoon! The Leafs are on the road again, this time in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets for the second time this week. You may remember that the Leafs rallied back to beat the Blue Jackets 4-2 on Monday night, which was fun. Tonight, they’re looking to bounce back from a lackluster effort…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 9: The Marlies are better than their record

On the ninth instalment of Leafs on Deck, Jake and Mike go in-depth on a variety of topics. – To start things off, why the Marlies are actually better than what their record entails (last in the North division). – Then we discuss Sam Gagner being recalled to the Canucks and whether he’ll be back…

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William Nylander update: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

William Nylander, at the time of publishing, has not yet signed a contract. But you know who has takes about it? A lot of people! With seemingly no connection at all! Take: retired NHL player Marc Savard, who mostly films youtube videos in his basement. I’m hearing that 6.9 mill a year gets @wmnylander in…

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Postgame: Stormed

Well, that wasn’t so fun. The Leafs dropped a 4-2 decision in Carolina tonight, where a slow start did them in for the rest of the night. 15-7 ain’t half bad, but a better offensive result against a team with struggling goaltenders would have been nice. 1st Period I know hockey players wear a lot…

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LGD: Return of the Mac

It’s game day! The Leafs are in Raleigh tonight to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. A win would not only be the Leafs’ fifth in a row, but it would put them TEN(!) games over .500 in this early season. At A Glance Record: 15-6-0 (2nd) Goal Differential: +21 (T-1st) 5v5 CF%: 49.50 (18th) PDO:…

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Leafs Postgame: Blue Jackets vs. Blue Foliage

Tonight the Leafs faced the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Monday Night Smackdown event in the NHL. Both teams have had strong starts and are second and first in their respective divisions. While the Jackets haven’t had much postseason success in recent years (or franchise history, for that matter), they are a strong regular season…

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Monday Mailbag: Still Talking About William Edition

It’s yet another week of the William Nylander holdout, which means that it’s another week of terrible trade rumours and anxiety. Also, another week of questions about Nylander (and other topics). How long will it be before McDavid demands a trade to Toronto ? 1 , 2 or 3 years ? — Carson Rotar (@codogggg)…

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LGD: Cannon Fodder

The Leafs are back home from sweeping the California road trip and look to continue that success against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.