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Newsday Oct 7, 2017

Rangers lose wild one, 8-5, to Maple Leafs

TORONTO -- In a wild game where goals poured down like rain, the Rangers lost, 8-5, to the Maple Leafs for their second straight defeat to start the season.
Toronto Sun Oct 7, 2017
Leafs triumph over Rangers in home opener

Leafs triumph over Rangers in home opener

There’s a shiny new slogan that greets the Maple Leafs when they walk out of their dressing room at the Air Canada Centre to head out to the ice.
New York Daily News Oct 7, 2017
Henrik Lundqvist pulled early as Rangers fall to Maple Leafs, 8-5

Henrik Lundqvist pulled early as Rangers fall to Maple Leafs, 8-5

Henrik Lundqvist allowing five goals in the first period didn't put them in an insurmountable hole.
New York Post Oct 7, 2017
The Rangers look even uglier than feared

The Rangers look even uglier than feared

TORONTO — OK, so things are a little sloppy to start the season. But this sloppy, and this bad? The Rangers suffered a second straight loss to start their season, a dramatic 8-5 defeat at the hands of the Maple Leafs on Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. There was such dramatic defensive lapses that...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 7, 2017
Game Day Thread: Your Maple Leafs vs the New York Rangers

Game Day Thread: Your Maple Leafs vs the New York Rangers

Two teams enter, only one likes the pipe band. I like bagpipes. I love the pipe bands on the ice for the long interminable opening day ceremony. Let’s go to the game.... This one’s good too if you like a longer pipe band video, as I do. Tim Thompson has said he’s introducing an sequel to this too: Get the lines from the preview, and settle in for a really, really long intro and then cheer on the Leafs! GO LEAFS GO!
Toronto Sun Oct 7, 2017
Maple Leafs ready for home opener against NY Rangers

Maple Leafs ready for home opener against NY Rangers

NHL teams usually dislike standing around for long home opener ceremonies, but the Maple Leafs intend to embrace a bit of theirs on Saturday night.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 7, 2017
Leafs vs. Rangers Preview: The Boys Are Back In Town

Leafs vs. Rangers Preview: The Boys Are Back In Town

Pretty messed up how there’s only one song about that. NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: Game #2 Time: 7:00 PM EST Location: Air Canada Centre Broadcast/Streaming: CBC, MSG Opponent SBNation Site: Blueshirt Banter WOOOOOOO Fresh off wrecking Winnipeg’s home opener, the Leafs return home for their own. Toronto is stereotyped as having a quiet, staid building full of rich stiffs, but this is the most exciting team the town has had in fifteen years. Expect a showy intro and some noise. It feels like every year we wonder if the Rangers have finally aged out of their window, and...
Blueshirt Banter Oct 7, 2017
Bantering Points: 10/7/17

Bantering Points: 10/7/17

News and notes for Saturday, October 7th, 2017 The Rangers are back in action tonight, as they’ll look to win their first game of the season in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Here are today’s news and links: Rangers News: Larry Brooks hears what Filip Chytil learned from his first NHL game (NY Post) Brooks also discussed how Pavel Buchnevich has begun to catch Alain Vigneault’s eye (NY Post) Justin Tasch thinks that if they couldn’t beat the lowly Colorado Avalanche, the Blueshirts will be in for a rough ride against the Maple Leafs (NY Daily News) Steve Zipay notes that like...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 7, 2017
From the Branches: The Voyage Home

From the Branches: The Voyage Home

The Toronto Maple Leafs host the New York Rangers for their home opener and made some sort of trade. THE LEAFS ARE COMING HOME BABY! Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs are making The Voyage Home from a successful season opener in Winnipeg to play their home opener back in Toronto against the New York Rangers. Hopefully they have a better start and stay out of the damn penalty box, but maybe not having Tim Peel as the ref will help (oh god, he’s not the ref tonight is he?) Sadly I’ll probably miss a lot of the game, as I’ll be at my first of two Thanksgiving dinners in Cambridge with...
New York Post Oct 7, 2017
Rangers’ young forward is even starting to impress Vigneault

Rangers’ young forward is even starting to impress Vigneault

The Rangers have a number of areas to clean up in turning their attention from Thursday’s season-opening 4-2 loss at the Garden to the Avalanche to Saturday’s game in Toronto against an abundantly talented Maple Leafs team that will slice a generous opponent to ribbons if given even half the chance. That’s why much of...
Newsday Oct 6, 2017

Rangers on high alert for buzzing Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO -- This town is absolutely buzzing, and the beehive is the Air Canada Centre, where the Maple Leafs will stage their home opener against the Rangers on Saturday.
New York Daily News Oct 6, 2017
After loss, Rangers to have hands full vs. Maple Leafs

After loss, Rangers to have hands full vs. Maple Leafs

The Rangers surely don’t want to wait much longer for their first victory.

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