Maple Leafs prospect Rasmus Sandin thinks Timothy Liljegren ready for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs defence prospect Rasmus Sandin says he thinks his friend and teammate Timothy Liljegren is ready to make the jump to the NHL. The post Sportsnet’s 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: January appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Sandin, currently with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, says some good performances of late from Liljegren have him on the cusp of being a full-timer with the NHL club.
The 21-year-old winger had three assists and Marleau added another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4- 2 on Monday. ' Toronto Maple Leafs ' Igor Ozhiganov celebrates after scoring his first goal in the NHL during second -period NHL hockey game action against the Boston
Tavares had a goal and two assists on a night Toronto fans dubbed "TavaresDayTO," and the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5- 2 Saturday. "It was a pretty special moment, certainly to be recognized like that and get the support of the city and the fans," Tavares said. "Shows you why it's special to be
TORONTO — Auston Matthews, with his first hat trick since bagging four in his NHL debut in October 2016, led an injury-hit Toronto as the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 7-4 on Tuesday.
John Tavares scored as part of a three-point night and Rasmus Sandin had two assists in his first game since getting called up from the minors to help reinforce the Maple Leafs' depleted defensive corps.
William Nylander and Zach Hyman, with a goal and an assist each, and Frederik Gauthier provided the rest of the offence for Toronto (25-16-6), which entered winless over its last three following Sunday's ugly 8-4 road loss to the Florida Panthers. Mitch Marner chipped in with two assists.
Huberdeau sets franchise points mark, Panthers over Leafs
SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for the franchise’s career points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 on Sunday night. Mike Hoffman scored two goals for Florida, and Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and two assists. Frank Vatrano, Mike Matheson and Josh Brown also scored in the Panthers’ highest scoring game of the season. Brett Connolly had two assists, and Chris Driedger made 43 saves.The eight goals allowed were the most for Toronto since a 9-2 loss to Nashville on Nov. 18, 2014.
Tavares had a goal and two assists on a night Toronto fans dubbed “TavaresDayTO,” and the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5- 2 Saturday. “Shows you why it’s special to be a Maple Leaf . Definitely got some goosebumps, and a nice little boost there. “Nice to do it in a win, and come home
Tavares had a goal and two assists on a night Toronto fans dubbed ''TavaresDayTO,'' and the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5- 2 Saturday. ''It was a pretty special moment, certainly to be recognized like that and get the support of the city and the fans,'' Tavares said. ''Shows you why it's special to be
Frederik Andersen made 24 saves for the Leafs after getting pulled in two of his team's last three outings.
Blake Coleman, with his first-career hat trick, and P.K. Subban replied for New Jersey (17-22-7). Louis Domingue allowed five goals on 19 shots before getting yanked midway through the second period. Veteran backup Cory Schneider, who was only just summoned from the American Hockey League, came on in relief and finished with 13 saves. Will Butcher had three assists.
The Leafs started life without No. 1 blue-liner Morgan Rielly after he broke his left foot blocking a shot against Florida.
The 25-year-old has been battling a suspected lower-body ailment most of the season and hasn't scored since Oct. 25, but his absence for at least the next eight weeks is huge for a team whose back end was already minus the bruising and dependable Jake Muzzin.
Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly out eight weeks with fractured foot
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly will miss a minimum of eight weeks after suffering a fracture in his foot. The post Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly out eight weeks with fractured foot appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.(2/2) Rielly will be placed on injured reserve and will be reassessed after eight weeks by the Maple Leafs medical staff.
Toronto Maple Leafs centre John Tavares celebrates his first period goal against the New Jersey Devils , in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 18, 2018. Nazem Kadri matched his career high with three assists , Marner and Morgan Rielly added second -period goals and Tyler Ennis had two in the closing
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark in the Toronto Maple Leafs ' 4- 2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Mitch Marner added an empty-net goal. Blake Coleman and Brian Boyle scored in a 26- second span for the Devils late in the second period to get
Rielly is the latest key piece to go down for the Leafs, who have had to do without Tavares, Marner, Hyman, Alexander Kerfoot, Andreas Johnsson, Trevor Moore, Ilya Mikheyev and Travis Dermott at various points this season. Johnsson (leg) returned to the lineup Sunday, but Moore (concussion), Mikheyev (lacerated wrist), Muzzin and now Rielly are all on the shelf.
"The elite teams in the league don't get fazed by these types of situations," Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said Tuesday morning of his depleted blue line. "We believe we are an elite team and have the ability to take big steps as a group."
Sandin, who starred for Sweden at the recent world junior hockey championship, was promoted from the AHL's Toronto Marlies to take Rielly's place and didn't disappoint against the lowly Devils.
The 19-year-old — selected 29th overall at the 2018 NHL draft — provided the point shot that Tavares tipped home for his 18th goal of the season at 5:18 of the first period.
Maple Leafs call up Timothy Liljegren
Two great Swedes who go great together are now on the Leafs.Timothy Liljegren has joined partner Rasmus Sandin on the Leafs roster ahead of tonight’s game vs the New Jersey Devils.
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Rasmus Sandin (born 7 March 2000) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Toronto made it 2-0 at 9:10 after Jason Spezza won a battle behind New Jersey's net. The puck eventually found its way to Gauthier, and he wheeled in front before firing his sixth shortside on Domingue.
The Leafs then connected on their second power play of the evening in the dying seconds of the period when Hyman tipped in his 12th off another point shot from Sandin, who made his NHL debut Oct. 2 and registered two assists in six games before getting demoted, as he was being cross-checked in front.
Nylander got in on the action 2:12 into the second when he finished off a sweet feed from Pierre Engvall at the lip of the crease for his 20th to snap a four-game goal drought.
Andersen, who entered with a shaky .880 save percentage over his last eight appearances, made a nice stop on a New Jersey power play later in the period before Coleman muscled his way through score his 16th at 6:56.
Toronto, which had given up 17 goals against over a 0-2-1 stretch coming into Tuesday, got that one back on another man advantage at 10:39 when Matthews redirected a nice pass from Marner for his 32nd to make it 5-1.
Maple Leafs sign defenceman Martin Marincin to one-year extension
TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Martin Marincin to a US$700,000, one-year contract extension. Marincin, 27, has no points and eight penalty minutes 13 games for the Maple Leafs this season. He has an assist in five games with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.Marincin has 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) in 129 career games as a Maple Leaf.He has 30 points (four goals, 26 assists) over 214 career regular-season games with Toronto and Edmonton.
The 21-year-old winger had three assists and Marleau added another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4- 2 on Monday. ''He has great vision out there,'' the 39-year-old Marleau said. ''The way he skates and handles the puck, he can maneuver around guys and draw guys to him.
Marner had two primary assists , upping his NHL-best total to 24 (he has 27 assists in all). With the Maple Leafs leading 3 - 2 in the third, Danton Heinen hit the post for the Bruins. The Bruins lost Kevan Miller late in the first period after the defenseman took a puck to the throat off a shot by John Tavares .
Trying to work through his recent struggles, Andersen made a nice stop on Nikita Gusev early in the third and then was solid on another Pavel Zacha chance.
Schneider, who spent nearly two months in the AHL, steadied things for a time in New Jersey's crease, but a wide-open Matthews buried his 33rd on a one-timer off a Marner delivery at 3:58.
Coleman scored his second of the evening with eight minutes left in regulation and completed his first-career hat trick at 15:36 to give the winger 18 goals on the season.
Subban scored his sixth on a 6-on-3 power play with Schneider on the bench for an extra attacker with 1:58 left.
But Matthews put things to bed with 80 seconds left when he scored into an empty net for his 34th to match the centre's jersey number.
Notes: Muzzin, who broke his foot blocking a shot in New Jersey on Dec. 27, could resume skating on Wednesday. ... Sandin was named the best defenceman and a tournament all-star at the world juniors. ... Spezza became the 196th player in NHL history play 1,100 regular-season games. ... The Leafs also recalled defenceman and 2017 first-round pick Timothy Liljegren from the AHL.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2020.
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Maple Leafs season at crossroads after Rielly goes down with injury .
The Maple Leafs are at a crossroads now that Morgan Rielly is injured. Will this young core allow themselves to be defined by this rash of hard-luck injuries, or will they, like Pittsburgh has this season, grow stronger for persevering through it? The post Daily Flames Roundtable: Battle of Alberta craziness, Kassian’s suspension and the Canadiens appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Morgan Rielly was trying to do the right thing when his left foot ended up in the precisely wrong spot: directly in line with an Aleksander Barkov blast at close range that, thanks to Monday’s afternoon’s CT scan, we now know fractured his foot.