Johnsson leads Maple Leafs to 6-0 win over Red Wings
DETROIT — The resurgent Toronto Maple Leafs are enjoying life under new coach Sheldon Keefe. Andreas Johnsson had two goals and an assist, and Toronto routed the skidding Detroit Red Wings 6-0 on Wednesday night for its third straight win since Keefe got the job. “We're getting everyone involved and getting more offence,” defenceman Tyson Barrie said. “Once you get a goal and a couple points, you start to feel better.”Barrie scored his third of the season — all in the last three games — and also had an assist. Frederik Andersen made 25 saves for his 17th career shutout.
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What a night. It’s a shame that the NHL deprived the biggest and best hockey market in the world a chance at watching this game at prime time because it was an absolute classic between theand .
The Leafs, who won the game 4-1 by the end of it, showed their vintage offensive firepower with the likes ofand scoring the goals for the team. However, the Leafs also showed their old-school defensive ability from the Randy Carlyle era as had to stop 38 of 39 for the win, all of which could have been breakaways, our counter broke after the third save.
Leafs’ inability to win without Andersen in net continues against Sabres
A lot has changed since the Toronto Maple Leafs made a coaching change last week. Their inability to win a game with someone other than Frederik Andersen in net did not. The post Irfaan Gaffar on the injury bug and Canucks performance in November appeared first on Sportsnet.ca. The Buffalo Sabres exploded for four second-period goals against backup Michael Hutchinson on their way to a 6-4 comeback victory over the Maple Leafs on Friday.
The Vancouver Canucks came into tonight with only 3 wins in their past 14 games. The Canucks power-play generated one great chance 5 seconds in, but Andersen was there to make a fantastic The Canucks pulled off an improbable comeback against a team that hadn’t lost a game this season
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scored his 19th goal of the season, while Tavares got goals 11 and 12, plus the assist on the Matthews goal. also finished the night with primary assists on both Tavares goals. He was at his best in this game and has evolved into a really solid option in the top-four.
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Early on, the Leafs had the edge with a very loud chant of “Go Leafs Go!” The Canucks quickly responded with annoyed silence. Advantage, Toronto.
Mitch Marner had the first shot of the game for the Leafs when his perimeter shot found its way through a maze of bodies, butparried the puck away with his his stick.
Tavares scores OT winner to lift the Maple Leafs past the Sabres 2-1
John Tavares scored his 10th goal of the season at 1:45 of overtime and picked up his 400th NHL assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. William Nylander scored the other goal for the Maple Leafs (13-11-4).
The Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads Toronto with 26 goals, Mitch Marner has 40 assists and Morgan Rielly has 107 shots on goal. The over is 12- 4 in Maple Leafs last 16 overall.
Freddy is out with a groin injury he nursed all December and it appears he and the Maple Leafs want his He lost the ensuing face- off against John Tavares and went off . Beagle’s third and final shift of The Canucks were gifted a third power play with 4 :10 to go . Jake Gardiner tripped over his own
The next big Leafs chance came whenexecuted a give-and-go with in the neutral zone, opening a lane for to drive the net and get a chance on the short side. This was a good playmaking move by Matthews, who also drove the net and attracted a Canucks defenseman to him, opening the lane for Matthews.
Nylander had a second amazing chance when he was released off the wing, but his shot clinked off the shaft of the goalies stick otherwise he was destined for the top corner. Unlucky, but so promising.
Matthews sets up Nylander well with a stretch pass while the eventual shot goes off the top of Markstrom's stick— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) x
Another heavy “Go Leafs Go” chant. Wow the Leafs are already up 2-0 in that category. Amazing start.
And thenearn himself and interference penalty! The blue and white fans in Vancouver were fully on board with it. The first unit was competitive, getting a couple chances from Nylander and Matthews, but the Canucks double-teamed Nylander in the high slot and were able to clear the puck.
Andersen’s heroics underscore first home win with Leafs for Keefe
On a night when Buffalo’s seven defencemen did a fine job of limiting a dangerous Leafs attack to the perimeter at even-strength, Frederik Andersen backstopped a 2-1 victory and improved his record to 4-0 under Chief Keefe. The post Canucks’ Alex Edler leaves game vs. Oilers with upper-body injury appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.In a bid to swipe both halves of their American Thanksgiving home-and-home series with the Leafs, the visiting Buffalo Sabres generated the lion’s share of high-danger scoring chances (15-5), pinged three posts, came up shy on a borderline goal-line video review, and left one Frederik Andersen short of victory in a 2-1 overtime nail-biter.
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The second unit got the biggest chance, withnearly scoring on the rebound from in front of the net at the dead end of the power play. Even after the power play was over, the Leafs hemmed the Canucks in their own zone, forcing an icing that help them in the offensive zone for another minute.
Also, this Alex Kerfoot guy might be pretty good.
Kerfoot had possession of the puck for 10 seconds with pressure. Edges for days.— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) x
Marner took an interference penalty of his own late in the period. The Canucks looked so... put together on the power play. They were in control of the puck and had their players move in deliberate and smart ways. *Sigh* I wish we had that. Luckily, the Leafs didn’t give up a goal and we headed to the first intermission tied at zeros.
It was a decent first period for the Leafs, who started off slow, but made up for it with a strong middle part of the frame. They slowed down by the end thanks to the penalty, but overall, the shot metrics between the two teams was pretty close to even. At 5v5, the Leafs were down in shot attempts (14-16), and shots (7-9), but were ahead in scoring chances (7-5) and expected goals (62%). All of this on the road.
Vancouver hosts Toronto after Leivo's 2-goal game
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The Leafs finished off the penalty kill at the end of the first, which allowed the Leafs to run a shift with Matthews, Marner, and. The trio took advantage through nifty work down low between Tavares to get Matthews the puck and score. , who had a great first period defensively, took the shot from the point and got the secondary assist on the play.
Thank you, Freddy.
Freddie Andersen is in the zone— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) x
I’ve said this already, but I really liked Holl in this game. He started an exciting series of plays when he broke up a zone entry, leading to a rush for Tavares and Hyman. Those two couldn’t complete the play, but the Leafs were able to get a second chance when Tavares and Marner got away on a 2-on-1. Tavares fed the puck to Marner at the far post, but the winger couldn’t get the puck up and into the net. He and (noted Leafs fan)crashed into the net, with Hughes coming away the worse for wear. Luckily for the Canucks, he was able to skate back to his bench without much hassle.
Chaos ensued in the later part of the period when Keefe put Nylander, Matthews, and Marner on the ice together. The trio nearly got a chance for, but he had the puck roll of their stick. After going back the other way, a nice pass by Kerfoot released Marner with Barrie on the weak side. Barrie connected on the saucer pass, but roofed it. Markstrom seemed hurt on the shoulder after the goal, but he stayed in the game. had a rush chance of his own, and his shot nearly squeaked under the elbow of Markstrom, but he parried that away too. There were lots of chances in this timeframe. I think Tavares had another one himself, too.
Maple Leafs 4, Canucks 1: Perfect little plays make big difference in bitter loss
You want meaningful games. And you wanted Tuesday. There were enough players with Ontario birth certificates and one — winger Josh Leivo — with a chip on his shoulder to make a regular-season tussle in December feel more like a mid-April playoff struggle. That’s what happens when the Toronto Maple Leafs and their throng of leather-lunged supporters try to turn Griffiths Way into Younge and Bloor. And whether it was the Vancouver Canucks purposely starting their all-Ontario line of Tanner Pearson, Bo Horvat and Leivo, this wasn’t just another game.
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Tavares springs from the bench and gets a chance on net for himself— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) x
Third “Go Leafs Go!” chant from the Vancouver faithful! 3-0 Leafs!
John Two-vares doubled the lead for the Maple Leafs at the tail end of the second period when he tipped home a point shot from(yeah!) It was a beautiful tip. That’s all I can say. Also, after starting the season slower than , Tavares is well on his way to 30 goals.
I know the period was full of end-to-end action, and what the Leafs were doing was not sustainable because Freddy bailed them out way more than he should’ve. BUT! I love where the Leafs are taking their shots from. They’re in dangerous spots, there’s quality with the quantity, and no high number of point shots!
This. This is so much better. 36-33 shot attempts, 24-14 scoring chances, 70% xGF%! The Return of the Blob of Death!— Hardev Lad (@HardevLad)
The Leafs kept the fast-paced play going all through the beginning of the period, backed up with an “above average” start from Freddy. Nylander and got their signals mixed in the neutral zone and got away for a break. Freddy stopped him cold, causing a massive cheer from the majority Leafs fans in the audience. Shades of games. The “Go Leafs Go!” score up to 4-0.
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Leafs come out on top in battle of young guns over Canucks
There is one thing on which hockey nuts in the East and West should agree, in the wake of the Leafs’ 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena: Two Toronto Maple Leafs versus Vancouver Canucks showdowns a year is not nearly enough. The post Shapiro aims to prop up Blue Jays’ outlook in uncomfortable market appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.But there is one thing on which hockey nuts who either bleed blue or seethe blue should agree in the wake of the Leafs’ 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena: Two Toronto Maple Leafs versus Vancouver Canucks showdowns a year is not nearly enough.— Omar (@TicTacTOmar)
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The Leafs had a power play at some point. I couldn’t tell, it was awful. Nothing happening in the middle of the ice and I think I saw Matthews on the right side and Barrie on the left wing. I didn’t like that. Ugh.
Another “Go Leafs Go!” chant! 5-0!
Oh, then Matthews went off and got about three amazing scoring chances all by himself (with some help fromand Nylander). Going the other way, was robbed for a *third* time by !
scored. had the puck covered, the Canucks pushed it loose. Andersen was pissed the play wasn’t blown dead. It was all gross.
Once again, Justin Holl. Once again,. What a player. Woo!
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JT nearly got a hat trick with the empty net with two minutes left. He was so close twice!!
Tavares gets denied on the hat-trick twice— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) x
But after trying to get his centre the hatty, Hyman stripped JT Miller of the puck and scored the empty-net goal. Elite grinder I will not hear any objections.
After Three Stats
The Leafs got shelled in the third period, that’s for sure, finishing the night with 44% corsi and even scoring chance and expected goal numbers. However, if you account for the fact that the Leafs were on the road and with a lead, their score-adjusted numbers were much better. They were a solid 50% in shot attempts and 55% in scoring chances and expected goals. Now, if we could never have a night where Freddy has to stop at least four breakaways in one period, it would be too soon. That said, Leafs win!
Why not— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) x
Gaudreau scores twice in Flames' 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Maple Leafs .
Gaudreau scores twice in Flames' 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Maple LeafsGaudreau tied it 2-2 just 19 seconds into the third, whipping a wrist shot past Frederik Andersen after being set up by Mikael Backlund.