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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Sabres

             Record 5-5-2, 12 points 3-9-2, 8 points PP % 13.7%, 21st 12.5%,26th PK % 78.0%, 24th 77.6%, 25th Goals For 29 34 Goals Against 31 46 The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs host the struggling Buffalo Sabres. Normally I’d assume that means that the Leafs would be the one to continue struggling however…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Senators

           Record 5-4-1, 11 points 4-6-1, 9 points PP % 11.9%, 24th 15.0%,18th PK % 84.8%, 13th 85.1%, 9th Goals For 23 26 Goals Against 23 35 In a perfect world, the Maple Leafs would have staggered their wins to start the year and paced out the media’s expectations. Last year the Leafs finished…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Rangers

            Record 5-3-1, 11 points 4-4-1, 9 points PP % 12.8%, 23rd 15.8%,15th PK % 84.4%, 11th 75.6%, 26th Goals For 23 29 Goals Against 19 11 The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to shuffle the line-up to try to re-discover the style of play that saw them come out of the gates with…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs at Bruins

          Record 5-2-1, 11 points 4-2-0, 8 points PP % 14.7%, 19th 20.0%, 9th PK % 86.2%, 8th 90.5%, 2nd Goals For 23 24 Goals Against 19 11 The fortunes of the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be tied for this next generation for many reasons not the least of which…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Panthers

        Record 4-2-1, 9 points 2-3-1, 5 points PP % 12.5%, 18th 4.4%, 30th PK % 88.5%, 7th 86.7%, 10th Goals For 20 17 Goals Against 18 12 The forever rebuilding Florida Panthers come to Toronto to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at a happy hunting ground. The Panthers have won five of their last…

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In The Video Room: The Flyers’ Fifth

One of the things that we’ve started to do over at Pension Plan Puppets is to break down particular goals and look at what led to them being scored. This is probably going to hurt but today we’re going to take a look at the Flyers’ fifth goal. You can watch the video above (fast forward past the…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs at Flyers

            Record 4-1-1, 9 points 2-3-1, 5 points PP % 14.3%, 16th 7.4%, 26th PK % 90.0%, 7th 88.6%, 10th Goals For 18 13 Goals Against 13 17 Two teams that are coming off of tough regulations losses will meet in Philadelphia tonight. The host Flyers dominated the Anaheim Ducks but fell to…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Rangers

           Record 4-0-1, 9 points 1-2-1, 3 points PP % 17.4%, 11th 11.8%, 18th PK % 88.9%, 9th 68.4%, 29th Goals For 17 14 Goals Against 11 16 The Leafs meet the New York Rangers for the second time in a week. This time the stage is the Air Canada Centre. Last Friday,…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs v. Islanders

      Record 4-0-0, 8 points 2-1-2, 6 points PP % 15%, 17th 24.1%, 5th PK % 93.3%, 3rd 81.5%, 19th Goals For 16 13 Goals Against 9 15 The undefeated Toronto Maple Leafs (on and on it goes I hope) host the New York Islanders who have made their own strong start. The Islanders entered…

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Game Preview: Maple Leafs at Rangers

          Record 3-0-0, 6 points 1-1-0, 2 points PP % 15.4%, 17th 28.6%, 8th PK % 90%, 6th 70%, 27th Goals For 12 10 Goals Against 6 9 The undefeated Toronto Maple Leafs (going to use that as much as possible) travel to the Big Apple to put their perfect record on…

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Game Preview: Leafs at Pens

    Record 2-0-0, 4 points 1-2-0, 2 points PP % 10%, 25th 11.8%, 19th PK % 100%, 1st 88.9%, 11th Goals For 8 7 Goals Against 3 7 The first game of the Post-Jeff Finger Era goes tonight in Pittsburgh as the unbeaten Toronto Maple Leafs (God I love writing that) take on the…