TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly didn't direct a gay slur at referee Brad Meier during the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL said Tuesday after an...
Johnson, Paquette lead Lightning past Maple Leafs 6-2
TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Johnson and Tampa Bay put together another impressive display.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Ennis made a return to his home province a night to remember.
Ennis recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-2 victory over...
TORONTO (AP) — When John Tavares skated onto the ice during the introductions of starters Saturday night, his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates peeled off to allow him to stand alone in the Scotiabank...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Cizikas scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night in former captain John Tavares' first time back as a visiting...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Tavares knew he would get a hostile reception from New York Islanders fans in his first visit as a visiting player since the former captain left to sign with his...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Energized by a raucous home crowd that vehemently booed and serenaded former captain John Tavares in his first time back as a visiting player, the New York Islanders...
Johnsson scores twice, Leafs use 4-goal second to top Oilers
TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares answered three questions about a resounding Toronto Maple Leafs victory before the attention turned to what was on everyone's mind: the star center's return to New...
Ovechkin, Holtby lead Capitals past Maple Leafs 3-2
TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored a milestone goal, yet found the points for a Washington Capitals victory far more important.
Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden...
O’Reilly’s overtime goal lifts Blues past Maple Leafs 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the beginning of the season, the St. Louis Blues were finding ways to lose games. Now, they're managing to pull out wins.
Coyotes knock off Maple Leafs 2-0 in Matthews’ return
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The fans packed Gila River Arena to see hometown star Auston Matthews' lone trip to the desert this season.
The Arizona Coyotes gave them a defensive show instead.
Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots and the Coyotes shut down Matthews in his return to Arizona in a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Matthews scores twice, Maple Leafs beat Vegas 6-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews registered his 100th career NHL point in Las Vegas.
The third-year sensation notched another milestone Thursday night on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Matthews scored two goals, including the 100th of his career, to lead the Maple Leafs to a 6-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Kadri, Kapanen score 22 seconds apart as Leafs beat Avs 5-2
DENVER (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs had one powerful surge against Colorado, and it came from their re-energized power play.
Nazem Kadri and Kasperi Kapanen scored power-play goals 22 seconds apart in the second period, Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots and the Maple Leafs beat Colorado 5-2 on Tuesday night, extending the Avalanche's winless streak to eight games.
Kapanen and Kadri each finished with two goals, while Auston Matthews added a goal and two assists.
Georgiev’s 55 saves help Rangers cool off Leafs 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — After his team allowed 56 shots on goal, Rangers coach David Quinn thought the defense was pretty good.
He had Alexandar Georgiev to thank for that.
Georgiev had a career-high 55 saves to lead New York over the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Sunday night. Georgiev had the second-most saves in a regular-season game in franchise history. Mike Richter has the record with 59 on Jan. 31, 1991.
Tavares scores in overtime, Maple Leafs stop Canadiens 4-3
MONTREAL (AP) — A matchup of teams battling for second place in the Atlantic Division lived up to expectations.
John Tavares scored at 2:17 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Andreas Johnsson, Nikita Zaitsev and William Nylander also scored for the Maple Leafs, who extended their winning streak to four games. Frederik Andersen stopped 35 shots.
Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year, $58 million deal
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews, one of the NHL's great young talents, signed a five-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday at an annual average of $11.6 million.
The 21-year-old center was making the maximum $925,000 a year under his three-year rookie deal. He was eligible to become a restricted free agent July 1.
Johnsson leads Maple Leafs to 6-1 win over struggling Ducks
TORONTO (AP) — Jake Muzzin is making a smooth transition to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Andreas Johnsson had two goals and two assists and the Maple Leafs defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 Monday night.
Muzzin, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings for two prospects and a first-round pick last week, has already provided a physical presence and calming influence to a blue line previously viewed as the Leafs' weak link.
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Hyman, Sparks lift Maple Leafs over Penguins 3-2
TORONTO (AP) — Zach Hyman's line was tasked with slowing Sidney Crosby.
Chipping in on the scoreboard was an added bonus.
Hyman snapped a tie late in the second period, Garret Sparks made 28 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night.
"We just kept working," Hyman said. "We were playing well and stuck with it."
Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto, and Travis Dermott had a goal and an assist. Jake Gardiner added two assists.
Sabres place Elie on waivers; Maple Leafs waive Marincin
The Buffalo Sabres have placed under-performing forward Remi Elie on waivers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs pared their defensive depth by waiving Martin Marincin.
The Sabres announced the move Saturday, while a person familiar with the Maple Leafs' decision told The Associated Press about Marincin. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Maple Leafs have not announced the move.
Red Wings retire Kelly’s jersey, beat Maple Leafs 3-2 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings had two reasons to celebrate and a possible cause for concern.
Danny DeKeyser scored 2:40 into overtime, lifting Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night after it retired Red Kelly's jersey.
Maple Leafs acquire defenseman Muzzin in trade with Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night for a first-round pick and two prospects, bolstering their blue line with a Stanley Cup-winning veteran.
Los Angeles gets forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenseman Sean Durzi in the deal, along with a first-round pick in 2019.
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.
Ekblad, Trocheck lead Panthers over Predators 4-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck's legs are feeling good and the Panthers are grateful.
Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and an assist to lead Florida to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
On a breakaway, Trocheck slipped a backhander between Juuse Saros' pads at 2:59 of the second to give Florida a 3-0 lead. After missing 27 games with a broken ankle, Trocheck has three points in the two games he has played since returning to the lineup.
Matheson, Trocheck lead Panthers to 3-1 win over Maple Leafs
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trochek's return gave the Florida Panthers the spark they desperately needed.
Mike Matheson scored the winning goal and Trocheck had an assist on the play to help the Panthers snap a seven-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night.
Trocheck returned to the Panthers' lineup after missing 27 games with a broken ankle suffered on Nov. 19 against Ottawa.
Trocheck returns to Panthers after missing nearly 2 months
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck returned to the Florida Panthers' lineup Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs after missing nearly two months.
The 25-year-old center missed 27 games since breaking his right ankle in a game against the Ottawa Senators on Nov. 19. He practiced with the Panthers for the first time on Thursday.
Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Although they trail Tampa Bay by 14 points in the standings, the Toronto Maple Leafs are having some head-to-head success against the top team in the NHL.
Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Maple Leafs beat the Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night.
Soderberg’s 1st hat trick leads Avalanche past Leafs 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche caught the Toronto Maple Leafs in a lull and took full advantage.
Carl Soderberg had his first career hat trick and the Avalanche defeated the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Monday night.
Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Matt Calvert also scored for Colorado, which had lost nine of its last 10 games overall (1-7-2), and seven straight in regulation on the road.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 17 shots for the Avalanche.
Pastrnak’s goal sends Bruins past Maple Leafs 3-2
TORONTO (AP) — A pair of miscues proved costly for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Boston Bruins.
Sean Kuraly and David Pastrnak pounced on mistakes by Toronto defensemen Jake Gardiner and Nikita Zaitsev late in the second period and turned a deficit into a lead as Boston grabbed a 3-2 victory Saturday.
"We came out and played the game we wanted to," said Toronto winger Mitch Marner, who scored his 17th goal of the season. "Just made a couple of mistakes and they didn't miss."
Tavares scores twice, hits 300-goal mark, Leafs beat Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Tavares is earning every penny of the seven-year, $77 million contract the Toronto Maple Leafs gave him in the offseason.
Not only is he living up to the hype, the 28-year-old center is having a career year.
Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading the Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Zach Parise breaks tie, Wild edge Maple Leafs 4-3
TORONTO (AP) — With just one win in seven games the Minnesota Wild needed a lift. Zach Parise provided it.
Parise broke a tie off a turnover early in the third period and the Wild rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday.
"It's been some tough sledding for us," Parise said. "We played a pretty solid game."
Auston Matthews lost the puck to Parise, who beat goalie Michael Hutchinson high over his glove at 4:21 for his 18th goal of the season. Minnesota overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2.
Colorado Avalanche to host outdoor game in 2020
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will host an outdoor game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2020.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the game on Tuesday. The Avalanche's opponent for the Feb. 15, 2020, game at Falcons Stadium in Colorado Springs will be announced later.
It will be the second outdoor NHL game played in Colorado. The Avalanche hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Denver's Coors Field on Feb. 27, 2016.
Barzal gets hat trick, Isles beat Leafs in Tavares reunion
TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares had a front-row seat for Mathew Barzal's first-career hat trick a little over a year ago as his friend, teammate and captain.
The New York Islanders center's second three-goal game in the NHL left Tavares with a decidedly different feeling Saturday.
Barzal scored a natural hat trick in the second period, Valtteri Filppula had a highlight-reel goal and the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 in their first game against Tavares, their former captain.
Tavares scores a pair as Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets 4-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs looked like a well-rested team coming off a five-day holiday break. They were fast and opportunistic in handling the Columbus Blue Jackets, who were playing the second night of a back-to-back.
John Tavares scored two goals, and backup goalie Garret Sparks had 27 saves to lift the streaking Maple Leafs over Columbus 4-2 on Friday night.
Matthews, McDavid, Ovechkin earn ‘C’ for All-Star weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews will be two of the four team captains at the NHL All-Star weekend next month in San Jose.
McDavid (Pacific Division), Matthews (Atlantic), Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (Central) and Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) won fan votes to earn the captaincies and the first roster spots for the event, Jan. 25-26.
Kapanen’s 2 goals lead Maple Leafs past Red Wings 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen was looking to get off the ice. Instead, he wound up scoring the game-winning goal in overtime.
Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night.
Kapanen's winner squeezed through the pads of former Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier and just got over the goal line.
Kapanen scores twice, leads Leafs past Red Wings 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night.
Kapanen's winner squeezed through the pads of former Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier and just got over the goal line.
Morgan Rielly and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Frederik Gauthier also for Toronto, which extended its winning streak to four games. Garret Sparks made 26 saves for the Leafs.
Marner lifts Maple Leafs over Rangers in wild third period
TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner was stuck on six goals for nearly a month. Suddenly, nobody can keep the red-hot forward from putting the puck in the net.
Marner scored twice during a wild the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night.
Maple Leafs among NHL teams facing cap crunches next year
There are questions Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock won't touch with a 10-foot hockey stick.
The challenge a team brimming with young talent faces in managing its payroll structure was one topic Babcock particularly enjoyed sidestepping shortly after Toronto and forward William Nylander ended a lengthy contract dispute this month.
"Well, I think you've got to talk to a manager about that," said Babcock, referring to general manager Kyle Dubas." I just coach the players."
Tavares, Matthews, Marleau score in first, Leafs beat Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs put on a show for the New Jersey Devils.
They came out fast, got contributions from all four lines, their defense and goaltender, and routed the Devils 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Vasilevskiy strong in return, Lightning top Maple Leafs 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.
Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds of the second period to make it 4-1. Vasilevskiy, who missed the previous 14 games, stopped all 23 shots he faced in the period.
Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy delivered a record-setting performance after sitting out a month.
Tampa Bay's goalie made a career-high 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.
"Actually (felt) pretty good," Vasilevskiy said. "Tried to survive the first period, then the second, too."
Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy returning to face Toronto
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is returning after missing 14 games with a fractured left foot to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup between the NHL's top two teams.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper says last season's Vezina Trophy finalist will start Thursday night against Toronto.
Nylander leads Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — William Nylander can't make up for lost time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. That's not going to stop the right wing from trying.
He had a pair of assists and was active all over the ice Tuesday night in Toronto's 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
"I'm just trying to get back as fast as possible," Nylander said.
Maple Leafs’ Hyman suspended 2 games for hit on McAvoy
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has been suspended two games by the NHL for a hit against Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy.
Hyman was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct Saturday night for checking McAvoy behind the Boston net after he had passed the puck.
Krejci moves up Bruins’ scoring list in 6-3 win over Leafs
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins were tired of being pushed around.
David Krejci had a goal and assist to move past Hall of Famer Cam Neely for 10th on the Bruins' all-time scoring list, and Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Larkin lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a breakaway at 2:48 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Thursday night after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period.
Larkin beat Garret Sparks between the pads to snap Toronto's five-game winning streak.
Forbes: Rangers remain most valuable NHL franchise
TORONTO (AP) — The New York Rangers are the NHL's most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes.
The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 percent from last year.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 percent increases for both clubs.