Nikolay Zherdev’s first career playoff goal at 16:44 of the second period held up as the game winner to give the visiting Philadelphia Flyers a 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.
The New York Rangers handed the Toronto Maple Leafs their first regulation loss of the season with a 2-1 victory Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
John Tavares scored the power-play winner at 3:26 of overtime as the New York Islanders handed the Toronto Maple Leafs their first loss of the season with a 2-1 win on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Phil Kessel scored on the power play 3:08 into overtime to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers, spoiling their home-opener, Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
With the Maple Leafs’ undercard stars providing most of the scoring through the team’s first three games, the pressure was on Toronto’s top unit of Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Kris Versteeg. Clarke MacArthur and…
After winning its opening two games of the season for the first time since 1999, Toronto had been abuzz after Saturday’s 5-1 win over provincial-rival Ottawa. As quick as fans of the blue-and-white were to get excited about a franchise that has not given much to cheer for since the lockout, many outsiders were mocking those Leaf supporters for planning the parade route.
Now that the roster is all but set and meaningless hockey is finished, the Toronto Maple Leafs prepare to kick off the regular season Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Tyler Bozak, Kris Versteeg and Phil Kessel combined for six points as the Toronto Maple Leafs doubled up the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday.
Jiri Hudler scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 in pre-season action at Joe Louis Arena on Friday. Nicklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen both had a goal and an assist for Detroit, while Valteri Filppula, Mike Modano and Brian Rafalski each added two assists.
Daniel Briere scored the game-tying goal and the eventual shootout winner to help the Philadelphia Flyers come back and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3. Tied at one goal apiece in the shootout, Briere came…