PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier kept the Philadelphia Flyers' slim playoff hopes alive for at least one more day.
Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout...
Johnson, Paquette lead Lightning past Maple Leafs 6-2
TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Johnson and Tampa Bay put together another impressive display.
Capitals fall 6-3 to Maple Leafs, lose 7th straight game
TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals their seventh straight loss.
Auston Matthews, Nikita Zaitsev and Mitch Marner also scored for Toronto. William Nylander added three assists, while Morgan Rielly and Connor Brown had two each. Frederik Andersen stopped 41 shots for the win.
Kadri gets hat trick, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — The cheers coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker-room could have easily been swapped out for sighs of relief.
Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals their seventh straight loss.
Maple Leafs beat Devils 6-1 in Hall of Fame Game
TORONTO (AP) — Patrick Marleau celebrated a milestone on Hall of Fame night.
Marleau had his 600th NHL assist, John Tavares scored his ninth goal of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Friday night.
Nazem Kadri, Connor Brown, Andreas Johnsson, Morgan Rielly and Tyler Ennis also scored, and Frederik Andersen made 38 saves. Toronto improved to 11-5-0 with its third straight victory.
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who have the best record in the NHL at 11-3-1.
Andersen makes 36 saves to lift Leafs over Golden Knights
TORONTO (AP) — There have been times this season when the Maple Leafs felt they deserved a better fate on home ice.
That wasn't the case Tuesday night.
Frederik Andersen made 36 saves to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1.
The visitors had 82 shot attempts compared to the Leafs' 40, including a 40-13 edge in a second period where Toronto barely touched the puck.
Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in Game 5
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on.
Five years after blowing a three-goal lead in a playoff elimination game against the Bruins, Toronto killed off a 5-on-3 and three more penalties to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on Saturday night and force the series to a sixth game.
Maple Leafs top Red Wings 4-3 for 13th straight home win
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs keep winning at home — even though they had to sweat a little in this one.
Nazem Kadri scored with 7:26 left in regulation, helping the Maple Leafs extend their club-record home winning streak to 13 games with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Kasperi Kapanen, Connor Brown and William Nylander had the other goals for Toronto, which also tied a franchise mark with its 45th win.
James van Riemsdyk score SO winner, Leafs beat Predators 3-2
TORONTO (AP) — James van Riemsdyk and Frederik Andersen gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a full two points in the standings.
James van Riemsdyk scored in regulation and again in the seventh round of a shootout, and Anderson made 44 saves in the Maple Leafs' 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.
Kasperi Kapanen also scored in regulation to help the Maple Leafs win for the sixth time in seven games. Andersen improved to 7-1-0 against Nashville.
Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juuse Saros made 43 saves, Kevin Fiala scored eight minutes into the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Nashville played its first game in a week and has won three straight. The shutout was the third of the season for Saros and the fourth of his career.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots for the Golden Knights, who have lost two in a row.
Steen ties it, Dunn scores in OT to lift Blues over Leafs
TORONTO (AP) — Alexander Steen pulled the St. Louis Blues back into the game, and then Vince Dunn finally got rewarded for a fabulous first performance in his home province.
Steen tied it with 57 seconds left and Dunn scored 1:43 into overtime, lifting St. Louis over the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Compher scores in OT, Avalanche beat Maple Leafs 4-3
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon considers Calvin Pickard a close friend, but that didn't stop the Colorado center from getting the best of his pal.
MacKinnon had a goal and two assists and J.T. Compher scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime to give the Avalanche a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.
The Penguins have provided a valuable service for busy members of their fanbase so far this season.
On most nights, viewers need not commit to an entire evening in front of the television to find out if the hometown team is going to win a hockey game.
They have to watch only the first few minutes of the first period.
Frederik Andersen makes 35 saves, Maple Leafs beat Wild 4-2
TORONTO (AP) — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau pointed to Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen.
"He won them the game," Boudreau said.
Anderson made 35 saves to help the Maple Leafs beat the Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. Playing with star center Auston Matthews out day to day with an upper-body injury, Toronto improved to 10-7-0.
Marleau helps Maple Leafs end skid with 3-1 win at Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Playing on the road against a quality opponent while trying to break out of a losing skid is just the kind of situation the Toronto Maple Leafs brought Patrick Marleau in for.
Marleau came through by scoring early in the third period and the Maple Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak. It was Marleau's 100th career game-winning goal.
Andersen makes 36 saves as Maple Leafs top Kings 3-2
TORONTO (AP) — Matt Martin thinks his offensive statistics might be helped by his new linemate.
Mitch Marner played on Toronto's fourth line for the third straight game and set up goals by Martin and Tyler Bozak, and the Maple Leafs handed the Los Angeles Kings their first regulation loss of the season with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.
"He's one of the elite playmakers in the league so it's a good opportunity for me and (Dominic Moore) right now to try and get some offense," Martin said.
Maple Leafs have 4-goal 1st, beat Red Wings 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — Curtis McElhinney got all the help he needed in his season debut.
McElhinney made 30 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Starting in place of Frederik Andersen, McElhinney stopped 15 shots in the third period to hold off the Red Wings.
Brown scores as Leafs continue hot start, beat Caps 2-0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Connor Brown made the most of his move up the lineup to keep the Toronto Maple Leafs' hot start rolling.
Brown scored the game-winning goal in the third period as the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 Tuesday night in a rematch of their first-round playoff series last spring. Toronto, which handed Washington its second consecutive loss since losing top defenseman Matt Niskanen to injury, has won five of its first six games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs quickly rebounded from a one-sided loss.
Morgan Rielly and Matt Martin scored 15 seconds apart during Toronto's four-goal second period, Frederik Andersen made 33 saves and the Maple Leafs moved into the lead for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-0 on Thursday night.
Andersen helps Maple Leafs top Flyers 4-2
TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen stepped up for Toronto when Philadelphia put together a big push down the stretch.
This time, the Maple Leafs held on.
Andersen made 36 saves, including 19 in the third period, and the Leafs beat the Flyers 4-2 on Thursday night.
"We know what we had to do — we came out and did it so it's a good feeling," Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly said.
Rangers outlast Maple Leafs for 2-1 win in shootout
TORONTO (AP) — Mika Zibanejad helped the New York Rangers continue their strong play in February.
Zibanejad scored the shootout winner and the New York Rangers with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves and J.T. Miller scored the game-tying goal in the third period for the Rangers, who improved to 8-1-1 this month.
New York moved into third place in the Metropolitan Division with 80 points.
Brown, Matthews power Maple Leafs past Hurricanes 4-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina's Phil Di Giuseppe did everything he could to stop Auston Matthews from getting to the net, going so far as to hook the young Toronto rookie down to the ice.
It didn't matter.
Matthews still found a way to put the puck in the back of the net.
Matthews had a highlight-reel goal on a backhander as he was twirling down to the ice, Connor Brown scored twice, and the Maple Leafs beat the Hurricanes 4-0 on Sunday night.
The game had all the makings of a great night for the Bruins, but they just could not keep the puck out of their net.
After erasing a three-goal deficit then a late one-goal deficit, James van Riemsdyk beat Zane McIntyre with a long wrist shot from the top of the left circle with 1:36 left to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-5 victory over the Bruins in an important division game at the Garden last night.
Nylander’s 3 goals help Maple Leafs outlast Bruins 6-5
BOSTON (AP) — William Nylander ended up with bragging rights over his good friend, David Pastrnak, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins in a wild game.
Nylander got his first career hat trick, James van Riemsdyk scored his second of the game to break a tie with 1:36 left and the Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.
Stastny, Allen lead Blues to 5-1 win over Maple Leafs
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Allen hopes he's put his struggles behind him.
The St. Louis goalie stopped 26 shots and Paul Stastny scored twice to help the Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on Thursday night.
Allen won for the first time since Jan. 2, when the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in the Winter Classic. He had been pulled in four of his previous five starts.
Nylander, van Riemsdyk score early, Maple Leafs beat Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — William Nylander and James van Riemsdyk scored in the first period, Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Friday night.
Connor Brown and Connor Carrick also scored to help the Maple Leafs win for the seventh time in nine games (7-1-1). Toronto moved four points behind Philadelphia for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Tyler Bozak and Mitch Marner had two assists each.
Red-hot Maple Leafs ride fast start to 4-2 win over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — What was supposed to be a rebuilding season for youthful Toronto could turn into a playoff appearance.
Nazem Kadri sparked Toronto's four-goal first period with a power-play score, and the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.
The victory gave Toronto 44 points for the season, moving it into third place in the Atlantic Division, a playoff spot.
Doan scores 400th; Maple Leafs, Matthews top Coyotes 4-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Auston Matthews arrived in the Phoenix area with considerable fanfare and left with an assist and victory.
Matthews had an assist in his first NHL game in his hometown and upstaged his mentor, Arizona captain Shane Doan, in the Maple Leafs' 4-1 victory over the Coyotes on Friday night.
"We won," said Matthews, who grew up and played youth hockey in Scottsdale. "That's the most important thing. It was special to come home. I'm happy we got the win."
Kadri scores 2 goals, Maple Leafs blank Avalanche 6-0
DENVER (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs are accustomed to nail-biting finishes. This time, they got to enjoy a laugher at the expense of the NHL's worst team.
Nazem Kadri scored twice, Frederik Andersen stopped 38 shots for his first shutout this season and the Maple Leafs routed the last-place Colorado Avalanche 6-0 on Thursday night.
Kadri scores 2 goals, Maple Leafs blank Avalanche 6-0
DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored twice, Frederik Andersen stopped 38 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the Colorado Avalanche 6-0 on Thursday night.
Auston Matthews scored his team-leading 16th goal to get the Maple Leafs started in the first period. James Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist, and Connor Brown and Frederik Gauthier also scored for Toronto.
Brown leads Maple Leafs to 6-1 win over Reimer, Panthers
TORONTO (AP) — Connor Brown is having fun playing for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
On Thursday night, the 22-year-old rookie came through with the best game of his career in from of the home fans.
Brown had two goals and two assists for a career-high four points to lead the Maple Leafs to a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers for their seventh win in nine home games.
Marner, Brown score to help Leafs beat Bruins 4-1
TORONTO (AP) — The last time Mitch Marner remembers attending a Maple Leafs game as a fan, Mats Sundin returned to Air Canada Centre as a Vancouver Canuck.
Over seven years later, Sundin was back to see his No. 13 raised to the rafters, and Marner was there, too, scoring his first NHL goal to help Toronto roll over the Boston Bruins 4-1 for its first win of the season on Saturday night.