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Leafs top Wings with three third-period goals

TORONTO (AP) -- Tyler Bozak scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night. Leo Komarov and Peter Holland had the other goals for Toronto. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves to improve to 7-5-2. Tomas Tatar had the lone goal for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves. Following Thursday night's backlash, the Maple Leafs...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs beat Red Wings behind Bozak's pair, lose Polak to injury

  Tyler Bozak scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night. Leo Komarov and Peter Holland had the other goals for Toronto. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves to improve to 7-5-2. Tomas Tatar had the lone goal for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves. Following Thursday night's backlash, the Maple Leafs saluted their...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner' after singer's mic fails (VIDEO)

The Maple Leafs hosted the Nashville Predators Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre and, as the "Star-Spangled Banner" was being sung, technical difficulties cut off the microphone. Living up to the reputation that Canadians are the nicest people in the world, our neighbors to the north took over singing the U.S. National Anthem without missing a beat.  Watch it unfold...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Canadian fans finish 'Star Spangled Banner' after singer's mic cuts out

Want some good news in a sports world that seems to be filled with bad news? Prior to the Nashville Predators game against against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Canada on Tuesday, singer Michelle Madeira saw her mic cut out in the middle of the American national anthem. Instead of waiting there in awkward silence, fans in Toronto (almost all Canadian) picked up where Madeira left...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs players create controversy by foregoing traditional stick salute (video)

  As TSN NHL Insider Darren Dreger eloquently and succinctly put it in a tweet, “Everyday in Tor[onto] it’s something.” Specifically of course Dreger is referring to the Maple Leafs and how the incredibly passionate, dedicated (and sometimes immensely cynical) fan base, along with the incredibly passionate, dedicated (and sometimes immensely cynical) media creates controversy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs decide not to salute fans after victory

TORONTO, On. – There is never a dull moment with the Toronto Maple Leafs. During the last few seasons, EVERY Leafs win at Air Canada Centre has been celebrated with players skating to centre ice and raising their sticks in the air as a salute to fans – every win, except Thursday’s. The Maple Leafs decided to skip tradition by not participating in the customary salute to fans...

Toronto Maple Leafs fans finished singing the US anthem after technical difficulties

Toronto Maple Leafs fans finished singing the US anthem after the singer's wireless mic crapped out.Here's a better, from the crowd view of the greatness that is sports.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return to the Top Sports Blog
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL Sad Fan Index – Volume 2

In a recent study offered by The Hockey News, they broke down team fanbases. [ THN ] In their “study” they named the Toronto Maple Leafs the number one fan base. It turns out they are also the saddest. If you missed our first installment of the NHL’s Saddest Fans, here’s what you missed. Now, on to this week’s group of sad sacks. Best Twitter search Search term: Why...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Expectations in hockey-mad Toronto appear to be taking their toll on the Maple Leafs, whose coach is aware of both the issue of his job security and the tension surrounding his struggling team. Randy Carlyle's club has lost three straight heading into Thursday night's home matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel says “classless” fan tossed jersey on the ice

Tossing your jersey on the ice is the current popular way of showing your displeasure in the NHL. Jersey tossing incidents have been seen in games involving the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it’s the latter which is the talking point today. One Maple Leafs fan tossed their jersey on the ice during a 9-2 beating by the Nashville Predators. As you might imagine...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angry fan throws Maple Leafs jersey onto ice during play (VIDEO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs got their arses waxed at home Tuesday night, giving up five third-period goals to the Predators en route to a 9-2 loss. And one fed up Leafs fan vented his frustration by tossing a jersey onto the ice late in the third period. Another night, another Leafs jersey on the ice. This time during play. pic.twitter.com/mut2YS8Vnp— Josh Gold-Smith (@GoldAndOrSmith...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Maple Leafs Are A Disaster

Toronto Maple Leafs fans know failure, disappointment and anguish…and they know it well. Even so, these past few days have been extra painful for the team and their loyal fan base. Fresh on the heels of a 6-2 loss to the lowly Buffalo Sabres, the Leafs were absolutely destroyed by a score of 9-2 against Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Fans Help Finish American Anthem After Mic Malfunction

Prior to Tuesday’s game between the Maple Leafs and Predators at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the microphone used during the pre-game anthems crapped out during the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Thankfully, Leafs fans stepped up and helped finish the anthem for their neighbors to the south, leading to a pretty cool moment. Unfortunately Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s been a long time since the Maple Leafs allowed 9 goals

The Nashville Predators made the Toronto Maple Leafs look silly on Tuesday night. The Preds dropped a nine spot on the Leafs as they climbed back on top of the Central Division. As you might imagine, Maple Leafs fans weren’t too pleased. They reportedly even began to cheer for the Predators as the night wore on. So, when was the last time the Leafs allowed nine goals? Over 20 years...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel will Never be Good Enough for Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup championship since 1967. For the self-professed “center of the hockey universe”, that is a disgrace. It really is a mystery, for a team who has always had a lot of money, and who can now spend to the cap if they choose to do so, that […] The post Phil Kessel will Never be Good Enough for Toronto appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Let’s get on with it about the 6-2(!!) win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Good A goal for you! And a goal […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will David Booth make his mark with the Leafs?

Left winger David Booth is still in the prime of his career at age 29, and the six foot 210 plus pound winger could still regain his form once healthy. Prior to joining the Vancouver Canucks in 2011-12 he had two seasons of 20 or more goals and one season of 30 or more goals through five seasons in the NHL. Unfortunately his game seems to have been in decline since suffering a concussion...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s The Backup? Toronto Fans Are Wondering

Toronto Maple Leaf fans seem to be divided when it comes to their loyalties with regards to a goaltender. Fans are in one of two categories: those who love Jonathan Bernier and want him recognized as the clear number one goaltender and those who seriously wonder why he was traded for in the first place. Hockey is sometimes interesting in that scouts, coaches and managers alike can...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Daniel Winnik is back at practice and will return to the lineup tonight

It is hard to believe that less than a week after taking a scary fall in Denver, Daniel Winnik has returned to practice and will be on the ice Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins. #458544300 / gettyimages.comStephen Whyno from The Canadian Press reported that Winnik skated by himself on Monday, took part in Tuesday’s practice and will return to the lineup Wednesday against...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan goes flying in Maple Leafs-Senators fan fight (VIDEO)

Undoubtedly aided by liquid courage, opposing fan at the Maple Leafs Senators game Sunday night exchanged verbal then physical plesantries sending one flying down several rows. The video starts slow with two fans chirping back and forth.  For some reason, an outside Leafs fan felt the need to pour his WHOLE beer on the Sens fan – we call that alcohol abuse.  And it was on. If...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel could not look less enthused in penalty box selfie

The only thing in life that makes Phil Kessel happier than taking a selfie is everything. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward headed to the penalty box two and a half minutes into the third period of Sunday’s game against the Ottawa Senators to serve his team’s too many men on the ice penalty. But it didn’t take long for there to be too many people near the box for Kessel...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Jake Gardiner leaves game with lower-body injury, did not return

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be short a defenseman for an undetermined amount of time as veteran Jake Gardiner left Thursday night's game against the Avalanche after suffering a lower-body injury. According to Sportsnet, Gardiner suffered the injury while blocking a shot in the first period of last night's 4-3 shootout loss at Colorado and did not return.#483811533 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Daniel Winnik leaves game on stretcher

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without forward Daniel Winnik for an undetermined amount of time after a scary moment against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver last night. According to CBC.ca, Winnik was knocked unconscious when he landed awkwardly after taking a hit from Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda.#456910776 / gettyimages.comWinnik absorbed the hit while coming up to the Leafs...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter Ashton of Toronto Maple Leafs Suspended for 20

The most scrutinized team in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs, now have one of its forward prospects suspended for 20 games due to alleged PED use. Carter Ashton, the 23 year old winger acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning has been a no-show for the Leafs this season, playing in only three games and recording zero points. He has been relegated to being a healthy scratch for the...
Via The Sideline
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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