Marner run of runs hits 16 in Leafs’ victory over Penguins

PITTSBURGH—Aside from the power play, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner don’t play together much anymore. But when the puck got to Matthews, who had just replaced John Tavares in the Maple Leafs’ first shift change, the star’s center saw his former winger wide open and gave him a pass. Marner’s eyes widened as he knocked … Read more

NHL teams are streakier than ever at the quarter mark. Why?

It’s not really about the holiday. It’s the number of games played that’s significant, and the proliferation of streaks at the start of this NHL season. Hockey insiders consider American Thanksgiving to be the first major benchmark, as it falls right around the 20-game mark. Trends are evolving and (appropriately for the holidays) shopping is … Read more

Leafs win one (and Nylander scores one) for Börje Salming

Hail (Mary) Matt Murray. But for the recovered and resurgent and redesignated No. 1 goaltender, the Maple Leafs probably wouldn’t have kept their relative warmth of the last few days, nor would they have left St. Paul after Friday’s matinee encounter with the Wild clinging to a 4-3 win. Murray, who has been solid since … Read more

Drake’s OVO Drops New Toronto Maple Leafs Merchandise

Fashion label Drake’s and the National Hockey League (NHL) have teamed up to launch a new fall-winter 2022 collection. The first drop of the partnership dubbed “Celebrating Icons of Hockey” features Toronto Maple Leaf legends Doug Gilmour and Curtis Joseph modeling the new line. The collaboration includes a limited edition leather and wool varsity jacket. … Read more

Maple Leaf vs. Wild picks and odds: Back Toronto and the under Friday afternoon

The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their second of four consecutive away games against the Minnesota Wild on Friday. The pregame story: Both teams play low-event hockey, which definitely brings the under into play. We also bet on Toronto to win and keep the Wild at a low target total. Check out our Maple Leafs … Read more

The hockey world pays tribute to ‘icon’ Börje Salming

News of Börje Salming’s death shocked the hockey world on Thursday when the Maple Leafs legend succumbed to ALS at age 71. The Hall of Famer was beloved in Toronto, where he spent more than 15 years as a dominant defenseman, and was recently celebrated at Scotiabank Arena with other Leafs icons. Salming’s death sparked … Read more

Leaves unleash a blizzard of attacks to bury Buffalo

The Maple Leafs score on equal strength, on the power play and with few hands. Basically, they’re starting to look like the Leafs again. John Tavares got them going, William Nylander scored twice and Mitch Marner extended his point streak to 12 games in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabers on Saturday night at … Read more

Devils defeated Leafs in overtime for 11th straight win

As for Sheldon Keefe, it wasn’t the New Jersey Devils who defeated the Maple Leafs on Thursday, but themselves. All three of the Devils’ goals, including the overtime winner, came on Leafs fouls as New Jersey won its 11th straight game, beating Toronto 3–2. “This is how you win 11 in a row: you don’t … Read more

It’s as usual for the reunited Leafs Marner and Tavares

What’s old is new and it works. John Tavares and Mitch Marner are back together – just like when Mike Babcock coached them – and it’s paying off. In reality, it’s probably only temporary – lines under Sheldon Keefe usually are – but the two have been together for two games already. Tavares has a … Read more

Leafs fans affected by ALS relate to Börje Salming’s fight

The pre-game moment was more important to Darryl Haas than anything that could have happened during the game. On Friday night, as the Toronto Maple Leafs Hall of Famer Börje Salming honored before the Pittsburgh Penguins game, Haas couldn’t hold back tears as she watched Salming’s former teammate Darryl Sittler help him raise his hand … Read more