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Sports Lower lines lift the Maple Leafs past the Red Wings

07:35  13 october  2019
07:35  13 october  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Preview: Leafs face the Red Wings at home for the final game of the preseason

  Preview: Leafs face the Red Wings at home for the final game of the preseason One last game and a few final decisions before we start the seasonThe @MapleLeafs have announced the roster for tonight’s preseason game vs. Detroit at @ScotiabankArenapic.twitter.

The Maple Leafs – Red Wings rivalry is a National Hockey League (NHL) rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings . The rivalry is largely bolstered because of the proximity between the two teams, with Toronto and Detroit approximately 370 kilometres (230 mi) apart

Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak each notched a pair of assists and Frederik Andersen made 22 saves, as the Maple Leafs defeated the Red Wings , 3-2.

a group of hockey players on the field: Frédérik Gauthier was a perfect 7-0 in the faceoff circle and third- and fourth-liners scored four goals in Toronto’s win over Detroit.© Dave Reginek Frédérik Gauthier was a perfect 7-0 in the faceoff circle and third- and fourth-liners scored four goals in Toronto’s win over Detroit.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will take a win just about any way they can get it these days, and right now, they're getting wins delivered by their third and fourth lines.

Fourth-liner Nick Shore scored his first goal as a Leaf and added an assist on Jake Muzzin’s third-period goal as Toronto overcame another early deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena.

This was a much-needed win; Toronto entered the night winless in its previous three games and, even though it is early in the season, the talk in a hockey town like Toronto began heating up about head coach Mike Babcock, the Leafs’ defence and goaltender Frederik Andersen.

Frederik Andersen, Maple Leafs blank Red Wings 5-0 in pre-season finale

  Frederik Andersen, Maple Leafs blank Red Wings 5-0 in pre-season finale Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists and Frederik Andersen made 16 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Detroit Red Wings 5-0 in final pre-season game for both teams on Saturday. Matthews finished the pre-season with five goals and three assists in four games.Andersen allowed just one goal in four pre-season appearances.The power play underwent significant changes when Paul McFarland was named an assistant coach in May. The Leafs scored three power-play goals against the Red Wings. All of them occurred in the second period.Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 23 saves on 28 shots in two periods of work.

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Blue- liner Ian White also scored and Vesa Toskala turned aside 23 shots for the Maple Leafs . “I think as a group, we know we need everyone going The 24-year-old gathered the puck behind the end line and backhanded it to Antropov in the slot. The Russian made no mistake as he quickly unleashed a

The win also came on the heels of an embarrassing 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay on home ice Thursday, which didn’t go over well. Enter the bottom six players Saturday night in Detroit.

Shore, after a nice forecheck and feed from Dmytro Timashov, tied the game 1-1 midway through the opening period. Shore took the pass and paused slightly in front of the Detroit net. That forced Wings goalie Jimmy Howard to move, and Shore went to his backhand and had the upper half of the net to tie the score.

Ilya Mikheyev, who has quickly established himself on the third line and is opening eyes with his combination of size and speed, used all of that to put Toronto up 2-1 with 30 seconds left in the second period.

Howard was late to skate out to a puck drifting toward the Detroit net; Mikheyev beat him to it, went around him, and rifled an easy wrister into an empty net for his second of the season.

Leafs’ dominant win over Wings to close out pre-season simplifies decisions for opening night

  Leafs’ dominant win over Wings to close out pre-season simplifies decisions for opening night Decisions, decisions … uh, wait a minute. During a scrum at Saturday’s morning skate, coach Mike Babcock said he was still making his mind up about the Maple Leafs’ third and fourth lines, and the back end of the defence. After Saturday night’s 5-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Scotiabank Arena, those decisions may not be as difficult as expected given how several players performed. The day began with 11 players sent to the AHL’s Marlies, including four — Pontus Aberg, Tyler Gaudet, Ben Harpur and Justin Schmaltz — who will need to clear waivers. That all but ensured defenceman Rasmus Sandin will make the roster for Wednesday’s season opener against the Senators.

[WATCH: All Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings highlights]. James van Riemsdyk and Mitchell Marner scored for the Maple Leafs , who have won 10 of 12 Van Riemsdyk deflected defenseman Jake Gardiner's shot past Mrazek to tie it 1-1 at 7:02. The Maple Leafs took a 2-1 lead 18 seconds later when Marner

The Red Wings beat the Maple Leafs 2-1. (Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, USA TODAY Sports). A weekend after he topped 500 career assists, Zetterberg scored a milestone goal when his shot from just inside the blue line late in the first period glanced off Leafs goalie James Reimer and bounced into

Third-line centre Alex Kerfoot made it 3-1 midway through the third by getting solid position to bang in a two-foot rebound. And Trevor Moore put the game away with a goal late in the third period, giving bottom-six forwards four of the five Toronto goals. Defenceman Jake Muzzin had the other.

Players on the Leafs’ bottom two lines have accounted for 11 of the team’s 23 goals in the first six games. Those players are picking up some of the early-season slack from the top line of John Tavares, Mitch Marner,and Kasperi Kapanen, which has managed just three goals collectively.

The Tavares line and the Auston Matthews-William Nylander-Andreas Johnsson unit lacked their usual energy against a Red Wings team that features a dynamic combination of Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi and is off to a good start to the season. That only magnified the need for the secondary scoring.

Marner on staying with Maple Leafs: ‘It’s where I’ve always wanted to be’

  Marner on staying with Maple Leafs: ‘It’s where I’ve always wanted to be’ After re-signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a restricted free agent in the off-season, Mitch Marner seems happy to be home. The post Zibanejad has two goals, two assists as Rangers top Jets appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.The 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., released a video on Uninterrupted reading a letter of appreciation to the city of Toronto and Maple Leafs fans.

Ilya Mikheyev had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Dmytro Timashov, a healthy scratch in the past two games, had two assists and Frederik Andersen Mikheyev gave the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead at 19

The Leafs ’ play in two of their past three games — we’re talking about the home losses to Tampa Michael Hutchinson. Red wings lines . Lw-c-rw. Tyler Bertuzzi Dylan Larkin Anthony Mantha. Red Wings — D Trevor Daley ( lower body), D Jonathan Ericsson (undisclosed), C Frans Nielsen

Frédérik Gauthier, another fourth-liner, had arguably his best game of the season. He continues to drive the net and seems to have figured out how to use his size. Gauthier has been criticized for playing too soft for a big-bodied player but he's skating and muscling up against defencemen while in stride.

Gauthier, Shore and Timashov were on the ice for more defensive zone faceoffs than any other Leafs line Saturday. And Gauthier responded with a vital 7-0 performance on the faceoff dot.

  • Bouncing back: Andersen responded the way the Leafs needed him to after that seven-goal barrage Thursday. He kicked out 25 of 27 shots and was stellar in an important job detail for all goalies: keeping your team in the game until it finds its game.

Andersen did that with huge saves on a Mantha breakaway and another in-alone chance by Bertuzzi in the second period.

  • Holding his own: Leafs defenceman Justin Holl played in his second straight game after earning a season-high 15:28 of ice time in Thursday's loss. Holl was arguably the Leafs’ most solid defenceman positionally against Tampa Bay. He was paired with Rasmus Sandin on Saturday and offered a strong contribution in 10:43 of ice time. He’s trying to earn the inside track on a job in the third pairing, but things will get more complicated for Sandin, Holl and Martin Marincin when Travis Dermott returns from injury later this month.
  • First-five follies: The Leafs have now allowed a goal in the first five minutes in four of their first six games.
  • Up next: The Leafs are back on home ice Tuesday to face the Minnesota Wild.

Pastrnak scores 10th, Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 .
BOSTON — David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 10th goal and added an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night. Brad Marchand also had a goal and an assist, and Brett Ritchie and Par Lindholm also scored for Boston, which was playing for the first time since a 4-3 loss in overtime at Toronto on Saturday night. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves in his 500th career game. Kasperi Kapanen and Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and assist apiece for the Maple Leafs, who were coming off an overtime loss to Columbus at home on Monday night. Michael Hutchinson stopped 35 shots.

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