Sports Maple Leafs Complete Record November with 4-Game Sweep on the Road

10:50  29 november  2021
10:50  29 november  2021 Source:   si.com

Maple Leafs to honour retiring Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday night

  Maple Leafs to honour retiring Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday night The Toronto Maple Leafs will honour one of the most divisive stars in their history on Tuesday night. Former captain Dion Phaneuf, who last wore the letter for the organization prior to John Tavares claiming the vacancy ahead of the 2019-20 season, will be recognized ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Nashville Predators. The ceremony will coincide with news that Phaneuf will officially retire from the sport — this despite not appearing in a competitive hockey game since the 2018-19 season with the Los Angeles Kings.Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun broke the news on Phaneuf's official retirement plans and the ceremony being prepared for Scotiabank Arena.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to set a franchise record by winning their seventh straight road game when they visit the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; BSSC, BSSD, TSN 4 , ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The Maple Leafs (15-6-1) have won three in a row on their current road trip following a 4 -1 victory at the San Jose Sharks on Friday, their sixth straight road win after losing their first three games away from Toronto this season. They are 8-1-0 since a 5-1 loss at home to the Los Angeles Kings on Nov .

The Maple Leafs can set their record for the longest road winning streak at the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Hampus Lindholm scored, and John Gibson made 26 saves for the Ducks (11-8-3), who have lost four of five. Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal of the season when he tipped in a point shot from TJ Brodie at 7:48 of the second period to give the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead. Bunting made it 2-0 at 11:03 off a pass from Mitchell Marner during a 3-on-1 rush. Kerfoot scored 13 seconds into the third period off a backhand feed from Nylander to make it 3-0. Campbell was denied a shutout when

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Everything is going great for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have won 14 of their last 16 games. Now they have to try and keep it going.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There's not a lot of bad things to say about the Toronto Maple Leafs these days.

Sure, they had a not-so-great first period against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. They turned the puck over several times and had a difficult time executing zone entries.

But when you're winning, playing well defensively and getting solid goaltending to boot, the end result was no goals allowed in the frame.

From there, the Maple Leafs found their game and slowly deflated the Ducks on their way to a 5-1 victory at Honda Center.

Jarry shuts the door again, Penguins blank Maple Leafs

  Jarry shuts the door again, Penguins blank Maple Leafs TORONTO — Tristan Jarry made 26 saves for his second straight shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Toronto 2-0 on Saturday to snap the Maple Leafs' five-game winning streak. Jake Guentzel and Jeff Carter scored for Pittsburgh (7-6-4). Jack Campbell stopped 29 shots for Toronto (12-6-1), which had won 10 of its last 11 contests entering play. The Penguins, who have dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak and a number of key injuries, including to star centres Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, won consecutive games for the first time in 2021-22 on the heels of Thursday's 6-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

This is a list of franchise records for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. † Ties are no longer an official NHL statistic since the end of the 2003–04 NHL season. ‡ Overtime losses became an official NHL statistic in the 1999–2000 NHL season and replaced the 'tie' statistic

Sheldon Keefe Post Game , Leafs 4 vs. Sharks 1: “To win 4 -1 in a game where I didn’t think we were very good is a really great sign”. "We have come to expect our team to have the ability to control games more than just on the scoreboard," said the Leafs ' head coach after a sixth-straight road victory. Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple LeafsSheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team’s 4 -1 win over the San Jose Sharks that extended the Leafs ’ road winning streak to six games and improved their record to 15-6-1 on the season.

Jack Campbell continued to be sensational in goal. Fourteen of his 38 saves occurred in the first period. In the second, he made some key stops, particularly after Toronto got goals from Auston Matthews and Michael Bunting.

"Whether we're down in games or up, he seems to be pulling out some really great saves and standing on his head when he needs to, when the momentum shifts to the other team," Matthews said of Campbell. "I can't say enough great things about him."

Matthews tipped a shot from TJ Brodie and scored his third goal in as many games. His three-game, goal streak is his longest of the season. All of them were even-strength, the strongest sign that the goals leader from last season is back to form after off-season wrist surgery.

Maple Leafs' Woll Grabs First NHL Shutout in Dominant Effort Against Islanders

  Maple Leafs' Woll Grabs First NHL Shutout in Dominant Effort Against Islanders Joseph Woll became the first goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout at UBS Arena as the Maple Leafs shut down the Islanders. ELMONT, N.Y. --The Toronto Maple Leafs were able to check a few problem areas off their list on Sunday.They were 1-2-0 in the second game on back-to-back nights this season. Although not a terrible record on the surface, the lone win came in the same contest where they squandered a two-goal lead in the third period against the lowly Buffalo Sabres.

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"He's a complete goal-scorer," Alex Kerfoot said of Matthews. He can score in just about any way you can put the puck in the net.

"He's able to really dig pucks out of the front of the net, which is key because they're always loose pucks around there."

Kerfoot scored 13 second into the third period. After moving up and down the lineup, Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said before the opening game of their road trip that Kerfoot had settled into a role with John Tavares and William Nylander.

A role that appeared to be designed for the injured Ilya Mikheyev, Kerfoot has stabilized the second unit.

"He's been good and consistent throughout the season, but these last two games, his speed, the way he's skating with and without the puck, driving play down the ice, defending, penalty-killing, his game has just been really good," Keefe said of Kerfoot. "It's been a really nice fit with that line."

Maple Leafs' Woll to Start Against Sharks, Kampf Practices

  Maple Leafs' Woll to Start Against Sharks, Kampf Practices David Kampf was a full participant at Maple Leafs practice on Thursday after leaving early in the team's 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings. SAN JOSE -- The Toronto Maple Leafs breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as David Kampf rejoined his teammates on the ice for practice, a sign he may have come out unscathed from a hit to the head by Los Angeles Kings forward Rasmus Kupari on Wednesday."Yeah, it seems that way," Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said. "It was a good day for him. We'll just see how he is tomorrow when he wakes up comes to the rink.

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The line was the only one that stayed in tact following the team's last loss, 2-0, to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 20.

Nylander scored an empty-netter and Wayne Simmonds capped the scoring seconds after Anaheim goaltender John Gibson returned to the net.

Everything is going in the right direction for the Maple Leafs. They've won 14 of their last 16 games and extended their franchise record for wins in a calendar month to 12 after their latest victory.

There is a commitment to defense, not unlike stretched that the team had last season. But there's also the all-business approach the team took to this trip.

Despite some temptation for a day off, the Leafs didn't take any on the trip. That continued into game day on Sunday. A 5 p.m. local start typically results in a morning off and taking care of the pre-game preparations when the team arrives at the rink two-and-a-half hours before the opening faceoff. Keefe instead elected to have the entire team come to the rink in the morning where they held their meetings.

it has all worked. And November has been great. But there's still that feeling in the back of every Maple Leafs supporter that wonders what this will mean for the club when April comes around and they stare at their recent history.

Maple Leafs' Changing Attitude a Sign of Optimism Amid Current Hot Streak

  Maple Leafs' Changing Attitude a Sign of Optimism Amid Current Hot Streak Winners of 13 of their last 15 games, The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't been celebrating their recent success. It's all business.ANAHEIM -- Following a convincing 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings, the Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't have been faulted for taking a day away from the rink.

"That's why it's just  important that we just continue to focus on one day at a time," Keefe said. "Find the consistency. That's what we've been talking about since Day 1.

"It's been a great November, the calendar is going to turn here, we're going to get back home after a long trip and have a really good team waiting for us. We just have to focus on every single day and that's what we'll do."

Marner passing ability and Bunting fitting in

Mitch Marner reclaimed the team lead in assists. He grabbed his 13th helper of the season when he found Bunting for a well executed pass.

"Mitch has great vision, one of the best in the NHL," Bunting said. :I know when it's on his stick, I've got to find one of those soft spots and then he'll find me. He made a hell of a pass on my goal tonight and he's a great player."

Marner is like the other members of the core-four forwards who struggled in the early going. His play-making ability has returned to previous levels and Bunting appeared to have found a home with Matthews and Marner on the top line after bouncing around the lineup.

No clarity on Kase

All of the Maple Leafs scratches and Campbell took part in a 9:30am skate before the game. Ondrej Kase was not one of those players as he recovers from a concussion.

Given Kase's concussion history, Keefe was if there was a recurrence on that front.

"There's no clarity on that right now but that has not been designated as the case," Keefe said. "He continues to work out, he worked out again here this morning. It's more that when we decided we were going to be cautious with it, we thought let's be cautious until we get all the way home."

Kase's rough and tumble play at the net has led to various injuries throughout his career. He last logged 13:52 of ice time and recorded an assist in a 6-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Winnipeg Jets double up Maple Leafs 6-3 in Blake Wheeler's 1,000th NHL game .
WINNIPEG — Blake Wheeler celebrated his 1,000th NHL game with a pair of assists in a scrappy 6-3 victory for the Winnipeg Jets over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday, but he still wasn’t able to score his first goal of the season. The Jets captain, who was feted with a pre-game video montage commemorating his career — which started with the Boston Bruins in 2008 — had two shots on goal, including one on a breakaway, but he wasn’t able to beat Joseph Woll. The rookie netminder stopped 35 shots. “There's a lot of buildup, a lot of anticipation,” said Wheeler, who has 12 assists this season.

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