7:13 AM EST, Sun November 18, 2018
4 hours ago
CWHL Recap: Furies lose 7-4, Thunder victorious in China

CWHL Recap: Furies lose 7-4, Thunder victorious in China

Toronto scores 4 but gives up 7 while Markham takes 5 of 6 points on their road trip. Toronto Furies 4 - Calgary Inferno 7 After a couple of weeks off for 4 Nations Cup, the Toronto Furies were back in action tonight, this time against the Calgary Inferno, who are top of the league in win percentage, but came into the game third in points (the Inferno have played half the amount of games that first place Shenzhen Rays have played). This was also the first game of Toronto’s partnership with Sports Canada TV, which will see all home games (with the possible exception of next weekend’s...
18 hours ago
The 5-Game Process, Episode 4: Winning most of the time is fun

The 5-Game Process, Episode 4: Winning most of the time is fun

With 20 games played, the Leafs are pretty much right where they were this time last year. Wait, that’s not true, is it? As you may have heard, the Leafs are in first place in the NHL, at least for a while. We can’t stop Nashville and Tampa from playing more games, so that’s not going to last, but the Leafs can take the top spot back by continuing to put up points at the pace they are on now. Points to date They have 28 points in 20 games, which is exactly 1.4 points per game: You can see that the points have bounced between a 1.3 and 1.4 pace all season so far. And...
Nov 17, 2018
Saturday FTB: Great Scott! Ian’s having himself a season.

Saturday FTB: Great Scott! Ian’s having himself a season.

The Leafs finish off their sweep of California, and our top goalie prospect scored a goal It was a good week for the Leafs, and for Leaf fans that had the constitution to stay up and watch all three games. For the first time since 1995, if I can trust the TSN graphic on the last broadcast, the Leafs swept a California road trip and they did it ugly. Playing their third game in four nights, they were not very crisp and controlled. They were a bit sloppy, they gave up some chances, but they also had their chances too. They had more shot attempts and were close to even in scoring chances. It...
Nov 17, 2018
Good one, Randy — Ducks fall in OT and put the Leafs in first place in the NHL

Good one, Randy — Ducks fall in OT and put the Leafs in first place in the NHL

The sweep of California is complete. The Leafs wrapped up their California road trip looking to make it three for three with a win over the Ducks. Since this game is the second of the back-to-back it’s a Garret Sparks game, his fourth of the season. There are no other changes in the Leafs lineup, and while I know some fans want to see Trevor Moore, how could any one of the wingers on this team sit out after the last two wins? You just can’t do that when they’re all hot. The last two games have been fun, great wins, big scores, and with just a little bit of weakness on the quality of...
Nov 16, 2018
Watch: Maple Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott scores a goal

Watch: Maple Leafs goalie prospect Ian Scott scores a goal

He shoots! He scores! We have a Goalie goal! Leafs prospect G Ian Scott stopped 23 of 24 shots and scored his first WHL goal (yes, you’re reading this correctly) in a 3-1 win over Tri-City #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/bSVdIXI27K— 51Leafs (@51Leafs) November 17, 2018 Ian Scott’s been stopping just about everything this year, and now he’s proving that he can score as well. Scott, 19, was selected by the Leafs in the fourth round of the 2017 entry draft, and he’s certainly looking like a good pick at this point. Clearly, the Leafs are stacked with goal scorers in their...
Nov 16, 2018
Game Day Chat: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Anaheim Ducks

Game Day Chat: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Anaheim Ducks

The Leafs are the toast of the town after winning the first two games of their California road trip Toronto Maple Leafs at Anaheim Ducks: Game #20 Time: 10:00 p.m. Location: Honda Center, Anaheim Broadcast/Streaming: TSN, NHL.TV Opponent SBNation Site: Anaheim Calling Our game preview with lineup information is here. Other than Sparks starting, Babcock says no lineup changes tonight in Anaheim— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 17, 2018 The Leafs are the toast of the town after winning the first two games of their California road trip, but they’ll be playing their third...
Nov 16, 2018
Preview: Right back where we started from

Preview: Right back where we started from

“Good one, Randy. Good one.” Toronto Maple Leafs @ Anaheim Ducks Time: 10:00 p.m.Location: The Randy Carlyle Centre for Toasted Bread ExcellenceBroadcast/Streaming: SportsnetOpponent SB Nation Site: Anaheim Calling After last night’s thumping of the Sharks, the Leafs are poised to have their best result in California in recent memory, potentially ending their California trip tonight with a three game sweep of the state. The Anaheim Ducks coach has other plans of course, but he’s Randy Carlyle and has proven incompetent with yet another assignment this season. The Ducks presently...
Nov 16, 2018
CWHL All-Star Game and Clarkson Cup Final returning to Toronto

CWHL All-Star Game and Clarkson Cup Final returning to Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs to provide the venues for the CWHL’s biggest events. The CWHL announced today that as part of their partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs, both the CWHL 2019 All-Star Game and the 2019 Clarkson Cup Final will be held in Toronto. We're so excited to announce our partnership with the @MapleLeafs for the 2019 All-Star Game and Clarkson Cup Finalhttps://t.co/eMp9oMlDDG— CWHL (@TheCWHL) November 15, 2018 The All-Star Game, scheduled for Sunday, January 20th, will be held at Scotiabank Arena for the fourth time, while the Clarkson Cup Final on Sunday, March 24th...
Nov 16, 2018
Friday’s FTB: Did the Leafs win?

Friday’s FTB: Did the Leafs win?

For most of us, it’s time to roll out of bed and check if the Leafs beat Patrick Marleau’s former team last night. Good morning. With the Leafs game ending well after midnight, today’s FTB will feature a generic introduction to ensure that there is insightful analysis regardless of last night’s outcome. What a (great/horrible) game for the Leafs. Frederik Andersen just (came up big/didn’t come up big) when it mattered the most. Toronto’s defence sure looks (great/weak) of late. Did you see Tavares’ (goal/ face-off win)?! The Leafs clearly (wanted/forgot) to win this game...
Nov 16, 2018
Leafs Blast Sharks 5-3

Leafs Blast Sharks 5-3

Kasperi Kapanen leads the Leafs to a win in San Jose. The Leafs continued their California road swing tonight by journeying to San Jose. Elliotte Friedman had a sombre factoid before the opening faceoff about how Erik Karlsson has more points against the Leafs than any other franchise. Can we retire these player-against-team stats? I know I’m setting him up to crush us tonight but like, the Leafs were garbage and in his division for most of his career prior to now. This is not a very meaningful number! First Period I like the anthem singer in San Jose better than Martina because she...
Nov 15, 2018
GDT: Maple Leafs at Sharks

GDT: Maple Leafs at Sharks

Let’s watch the game and fall asleep together Alright folks, it’s Toronto Maple Leafs game time. Let’s get our refreshing beverage of choice, click on the stream, turn to the channel or open the app you need. A quick refresher for tonight: You can watch the game on Sportsnet Ontario or NBC Sports California on TV, or stream it on NHL Live or Sportsnet Now or whatever that NBC streaming thing is called. Tune in to Sportsnet590 if you’re in your car or at work and can’t watch or prefer to listen to the game next to a fire like when your grandparents were kids. The game is in San...
Nov 15, 2018
Interesting William Nylander contract speculation on Insider Trading tonight

Interesting William Nylander contract speculation on Insider Trading tonight

TSN’s Insider Trading featured a clever idea courtesy of one of Bob McKenzie’s sources that just might get this contract done. On tonight’s Insider Trading on TSN, Bob McKenzie offered up an interesting idea to mull over. He said he personally believes both the Leafs and William Nylander want to end this impasse with a deal, not a trade or a missed season. McKenzie is quoting an unnamed agent, who is not involved in this situation (which isn’t very many of them, considering Pierre LeBrun says one third of the league has checked in with Toronto about trades.) This unnamed agent’s...
Nov 15, 2018
Preview: From the OC to the Bay, Leafs take on the Sharks

Preview: From the OC to the Bay, Leafs take on the Sharks

The Leafs have mostly been saps at the SAP Centre. Toronto Maple Leafs @ San Jose Sharks Time: 10:30 p.m. Location: The SAP Center (This is one of the worst arena names, right?) Broadcast/Streaming: Sportsnet Ontario, NBC Sports California, NHL Live Opponent SBNation Site: Jewels from the Crown The Maple Leafs are 1/1 so far in California games after dominating the Los Angeles Kings 5-1. They beat the Kings so bad that Los Angeles immediately made a panic trade, sending Tanner Pearson to the Penguins for Carl Hagelin. Tonight they have game two, and can’t go as hard since game three is...
Nov 15, 2018
North American prospect report: Two points for everyone!

North American prospect report: Two points for everyone!

Plus: Flint won another game! So, how did everyone do last weekend? Well, a lot of players scored two points, which is pretty fun. Everyone except Ryan O’Connell, who is still pointless in his freshman year at Ohio State. Joseph Woll and the BC Eagles have started winning more games now that they’re playing in conference games, which is nice. Mac Hollowell had a two goal game but the Greyhounds lost to Fedor Gordeev and the Firebirds. I’ve summed it all up for you below, with some highlights. I’m going to be honest, now that Flint isn’t just constantly acting like the Senators...
Nov 15, 2018
Thursday’s FTB: The hump day of the Maple Leafs California trip

Thursday’s FTB: The hump day of the Maple Leafs California trip

Shark we- I mean day. The Leafs got their California road trip started the right way with a victory over the Los Angeles Kings. And not just any victory, a 5-1 defeat. John Tavares scored, Nazem Kadri scored, Morgan Reilly scored. Everyone scored! But San Jose will be a different beast. Mostly because of the fact that the Kings are in the #LoseForHughes race while the Sharks...aren’t. There should be incentive to push for this one though. It’s a rare feat to go through California without a loss if your name team name starts with a T. Additionally, the Leafs themselves have had several...