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Sports Maple Leafs fall to Stars in Andersen’s return

12:00  14 february  2020
12:00  14 february  2020 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Toronto Maple Leafs recall Kasimir Kaskisuo after Frederik Andersen injury

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Frederik Andersen took some shots as he returned to practice for the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Andersen returns as Leafs host Stars . Maple Leafs ’ starting goaltender has recovered enough from his recent neck injury to return to the crease Andersen has missed four games since getting hurt in the first period of last Monday’ s game against Florida. The Leafs placed third-string goalie Michael

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TORONTO — The Dallas Stars are a team built to play with a lead. And when they get one early, more often than not it’s going to be a long night.

The Maple Leafs experienced that first-hand Thursday.

Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought and Ben Bishop made 27 saves as Dallas scored on the first shot of every period in grinding out a 3-2 win over Toronto.

The Leafs picked up a 5-3 victory in Texas back on Jan. 29 — a contest where the visitors jumped ahead, forcing the Stars to take chances that in turn led to opportunities at the other end.

Dallas scored 80 seconds into Thursday’s first period, 24 seconds into the second and 81 seconds into the third, using structure and physical play to snuff out Toronto attacks and keep things mostly to the outside.

Leafs' Andersen says he'll return vs. Stars after 4-game absence

  Leafs' Andersen says he'll return vs. Stars after 4-game absence Freddie is ready. Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen said he'll play Thursday night against the Dallas Stars after missing the last four games with a neck injury, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton. Newly acquired backup Jack Campbell was stellar holding down the fort in Andersen's absence, going 2-0-1 while starting the last three games with a .918 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average. Michael Hutchinson relievedToronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen said he'll play Thursday night against the Dallas Stars after missing the last four games with a neck injury, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton.

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen , who is 24-9-6 with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 42 games this season, will Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will return Thursday against the Dallas Stars after missing Toronto' s last four games with a neck injury.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are stacked, loaded, full of stars , and none of it matters nearly as much unless Frederik Andersen is looming behind them But without Freddie, the bottom falls out. Toronto is improving its puck-possession game with a fuller lineup, but backup Garret Sparks is still figuring

"You’re playing against a team that knows how to make it hard on you defensively," Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said. "You can’t spot them a lead just because you make it even harder. That’s a real tough team to play against when you’re chasing a game."

Despite the loss, Toronto remains third in the Atlantic Division, two points up on Florida after the Panthers fell 6-2 at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. Florida has one valuable game in hand on the Leafs.

Good news on the out-of-town scoreboard aside, Toronto’s talent-loaded roster knows it must do better against defensively-sound teams like the Stars down the stretch as the margin for error tightens.

"We’ve got to stay patient," Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin said. "We can’t start changing our game plan because we’re getting frustrated or things aren’t working.

Tyler Seguin snaps drought in Dallas Stars' 3-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs

  Tyler Seguin snaps drought in Dallas Stars' 3-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought and Ben Bishop made 27 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. Denis Gurianov and Radek Faksa also scored for Dallas (33-19-5), which won its third game in a row. Auston Matthews, with his 41st goal of the season to move back into a tie for the NHL lead, and Zach Hyman replied for Toronto (30-20-8). Frederik Andersen, in his return after missing four games with a neck injury, stopped 16 shots as the Leafs dropped to 2-3-1 over their last six.Dallas led 2-1 through 40 minutes and went ahead by two after Leafs captain John Tavares went off for tripping early in the third.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen said he'll play Thursday night against the Dallas Stars after missing the last four games with a neck injury, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton. Newly acquired backup Jack Campbell was stellar holding down the fort in Andersen ' s absence, going 2-0-1

Frederik Andersen spoke about having new players join the Maple Leafs and what he expects to accomplish this coming season compared to last.

"We’ve got to stick with it and eventually we’ll break through."

Denis Gurianov and Radek Faksa also scored for Dallas (33-19-5), which won its third in a row.

Auston Matthews, with his 41st goal of the season to move back into a tie for the NHL lead, and Zach Hyman replied for Toronto (30-20-8). Frederik Andersen, back after missing four games with a neck injury, stopped 16 shots as the Leafs dropped to 2-3-1 over their last six.

"They just play a really structured game," Matthews said of the Stars. "They don’t really give you much."

Dallas led 2-1 through 40 minutes and went ahead by two after Leafs captain John Tavares went off for tripping early in the third. Making his NHL debut with veteran forwards Alexander Radulov and Joe Pavelski out injured, Stars rookie Jason Robertson’s initial shot popped over to Seguin, who buried his 12th of the campaign in the arena where he used to watch games as a kid.

Maple Leafs’ Ilya Mikheyev skates for first time since wrist injury

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Andersen nearing return to Leafs ’ crease. Maple Leafs ’ starting goaltender says playing on Tuesday a possibility after skating in his first full Including last Monday’s defeat, where backup Michael Hutchinson finished the second and third periods, the Leafs have gone 1-2-1 in Andersen ’ s absence

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will make his return to the lineup on Thursday against the Dallas Stars . Andersen sustained a neck injury last Monday against the Florida Panthers and has not dressed since, though Thursday' s practice marked the sixth time since he' s skated since

A native of nearby Brampton, Ont., Seguin’s last goal before Thursday was last year — Dec. 28, 2019.

"Didn’t know when it was going to happen," Seguin said. "Figured it was going to be something off my head or off my butt."

Andersen stopped Gurianov on a breakaway midway through the third to keep Toronto within striking distance before Bishop robbed William Nylander at the other end.

Hyman made it 3-2 with his 17th on a rebound with 1:19 left on the clock and Andersen on the bench for an extra attack, but that’s as close as the Leafs would get.

"Not the prettiest of games on our end," Seguin said. "But we greased it out."

After giving up a goal on the game’s opening shot, the Leafs fell behind 2-0 seconds after the first intermission when Faksa moved in alone on Andersen and slid his 10th through the five-hole.

With winger Andreas Johnsson out after hurting his right knee in the first, Keefe was forced to mix his lines and break up Matthews, Nylander and Mitch Marner — a super trio that accounts for nearly US$29.5 million in average annual value on the salary cap, but has now failed to record a point in four periods of action.

Andersen day-to-day with neck injury

  Andersen day-to-day with neck injury Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen is considered day-to-day with a neck injury and will not travel to New York for the team's matchup with the Rangers on Wednesday, head coach Sheldon Keefe said Tuesday, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton. Backup netminder Michael Hutchinson will start against the Rangers. The Leafs recalled Finnish netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo from the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Tuesday morning. Andersen exitedBackup netminder Michael Hutchinson will start against the Rangers. The Leafs recalled Finnish netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo from the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Tuesday morning.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will return from a neck injury to start against the Dallas Stars on Thursday. The Maple Leafs acquired Jack Campbell from the Los Angeles Kings during Andersen ’ s time on the sidelines. Campbell, 28, has started the last three games for Toronto

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Keefe said after the game Johnsson’s injury is "not short-term," meaning he’ll likely be joining defencemen Morgan Rielly (foot) and Cody Cedi (ankle), and winger Ilya Mikheyev (wrist laceration) on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.

Toronto finally got a spark when bruising forward Kyle Clifford — acquired along with backup goalie Jack Campbell from Los Angeles last week — dropped the gloves with hulking Dallas defenceman Jamie Oleksiak.

The fight was the fourth of the season for the Leafs, and the fourth overall for Clifford, who took his six-foot-seven, 255-pound opponent to the ice, much to the delight of the Scotiabank Arena crowd.

"It had a huge impact," Matthews said. "Got the crowd going, got the guys on the bench to wake up. That’s when we got the momentum back on our side.

"That’s something we’ve missed here the last couple years."

Matthews scored his 41st to tie Boston’s David Pastrnak at 11:21 on the power play when he wheeled off the boards and snapped a shot past Bishop’s blocker to make it 2-1.

Third in the Central Division, the Stars jumped out to a 1-0 lead 1:20 into the game when Gurianov took advantage of a turnover and fooled Andersen through the pads for his 17th.

Toronto didn’t force a save out of Bishop until after the 10-minute mark against the bigger, more physical Stars as the home side, which was outshot 6-3 and outhit 15-3, failed to generate much of anything in the opening 20 minutes.

"They’re very well-structured and don’t mind if it’s a sleepy type of night," Tavares said. "We tried to stay with it. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get it done."

Notes: Stars centre Andrew Cogliano, a product of the Toronto suburb of Woodbridge, played the 1,000th game of his NHL career. … Dallas defenceman Roman Polak, who played parts of four seasons in Toronto, suited up for his 800th game.

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