April 11, 2003 |
It would have been too depressing for Toronto coach Pat Quinn to take a head count of his healthy players before yesterday's practice at the First Union Center. But it wouldn't have taken long. Basically, the Maple Leafs began the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Flyers Wednesday night a physical mess. Then they grabbed a 5-3 victory in Game 1. It was a victory that was tough for them to savor as they watched Nik Antropov hobble out of their dressing room on crutches, followed closely by a gimpy Darcy Tucker.
December 24, 2003 |
Gary Roberts scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their franchise-record points streak to 15 games with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers last night. Nik Antropov added a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who are in first place overall, two points ahead of the Flyers. The Leafs are 13-0-1-1 in their streak. In other games: At Calgary, Jarome Iginla had two assists as the Flames beat Edmonton, 2-1. At Chicago, Michael Leighton stopped 23 shots as the Blackhawks blanked St. Louis, 3-0. At St. Paul, Minn.
January 31, 2007 |
Marian Hossa delivered the decisive goal in a shootout as the host Atlanta Thrashers edged the New Jersey Devils, 5-4, last night in a matchup of division leaders. The Thrashers ended a slump with three power-play goals, including two by Ilya Kovalchuk. Atlanta earned its fourth consecutive home win over New Jersey, which has lost two straight overall. Slava Kozlov also scored for Atlanta in the shootout and added three assists in regulation. In other games: At Buffalo, Daniel Briere netted his second career hat trick, and Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist as the Sabres beat Boston, 7-1 . . . At Raleigh, N.C., Nik Antropov scored two goals in the third period to lead Toronto to a 4-1 victory over Carolina . . . At Uniondale, N.Y., Henrik Zetterberg capped Detroit's rally from a 3-0 deficit going into the third period by scoring in overtime for a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders . . . At Ottawa, Dany Heatley scored his 31st goal to lead the Senators to a 3-2 win over Washington . . . At Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots and the Penguins beat Florida, 3-0 . . . At Denver, Andrew Brunette and Wojtek Wolski each had a goal and an assist as Colorado beat Nashville, 4-3 . . . At St. Louis, Pierre-Marc Bouchard's second goal snapped a third-period tie, helping Minnesota beat the Blues, 5-2 . . . At Calgary, Craig Conroy scored twice against his former team in his first game with his new club, leading the Flames...
October 16, 2007 |
Ales Kotalik scored a power-play goal with 4 seconds left in overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Kotalik's slap shot from the left circle was stopped by goalie Andrew Raycroft, but Toronto defenseman Bryan McCabe inadvertently knocked the puck into his own net to give the Sabres the dramatic victory. Jason Pominville and Jochen Hecht had a goal and an assist each, and Adam Mair and Thomas Vanek also scored for Buffalo, which won its third straight game.
March 8, 2001 |
Phoenix Coyotes general manager Cliff Fletcher said yesterday that the Flyers were out of the Keith Tkachuk sweepstakes for now. As the NHL general managers' meetings in La Quinta, Calif., broke up yesterday, Fletcher said, "As of now, there doesn't seem to be anything possible in a trade between us and Philadelphia before the trade deadline. " He said that if a deal with the Flyers was to be made, it would not happen until the NHL draft in June or during summer free agency.
December 27, 2005 |
The Toronto Maple Leafs didn't get much time to celebrate their small winning streak. Within minutes of their 2-1 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils last night that gave the Maple Leafs consecutive wins for the first time since Nov. 26-28, Toronto found out Jason Allison fractured a finger. And the Maple Leafs could be without Darcy Tucker as well when they try to make it three straight wins tonight in Pittsburgh. The forward got a 5-minute match penalty for ripping the helmet off Cam Janssen in a fight and twice hitting him in the face with it. That will warrant an automatic review from NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell.
April 21, 2003 |
The Toronto Maple Leafs face elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs when they take on the Flyers tonight at the Air Canada Centre in Game 6 of a best-of-seven series. They know the feeling well. When they ground their way into the Eastern Conference finals last spring, the Leafs played elimination games in the first and second rounds, both of which went the maximum seven games. In the first round, they beat the New York Islanders, 4-2, in Game 7. In the second round, they knocked off Ottawa, 3-0, in Game 7 after falling behind by three games to two. But both seventh games were played in Toronto.
October 22, 2008 |
Thomas Vanek, the league leader in goals, scored the decisive shootout goal and Ryan Miller stopped four of five chances to cap the Buffalo Sabres' come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over visiting Boston last night. Drew Stafford and Clarke MacArthur had scored in regulation in helping Buffalo improve to 5-0-1. After Stafford and Boston's David Krejci traded shootout goals, Vanek scored with a nifty move. Driving to the net, he faked a shot and let the puck float at his skates before beating Manny Fernandez on the glove side.
October 4, 2007 |
Dany Heatley scored his second goal of the game 2 minutes, 57 seconds into overtime to give the visiting Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night, after he agreed to a 6-year, $45-million deal with the Senators 2 hours before the opening faceoff. Heatley, who had tied the game at 3-3 late in the third period, buried a wrist shot from the middle of Toronto's zone between the legs of goaltender Andrew Raycroft for the game-winner. Antoine Vermette and Daniel Alfredsson also scored for the Senators in former Flyer John Paddock's first game as head coach.
November 30, 2008 |
Flyers center Mike Richards admits to getting a little extra incentive when playing on Hockey Night in Canada. So it wasn't surprising that the team captain scored two goals - one shorthanded - and played one of his strongest games of the season last night in front of 19,387 fans at the Air Canada Centre and a nationally televised audience in his homeland. But it wasn't enough as the Flyers dropped a 4-2 decision to the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flyers, playing their sixth game in nine nights, suffered their first regulation loss in three weeks.