Jonas Gustavsson will need to remain patient. Looking to pick up a victory in his first start for the Maple Leafs in nine months, Toronto’s 26-year-old Swedish goaltender was ultimately denied in a 6-2 shellacking by the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at TD Garden.
Cody Franson will be back patrolling the blue-line Saturday when he plays his first regular-season game donning the blue and white. After being scratched from the lineup and watching the opening two games from the…
On Thursday night, the puck will drop on a new year in the hockey world at the Air Canada Centre.
Toronto Maple Leafs were forced to make some tough decisions to cut its roster to 24 players before the start of the regular season Thursday.
The 2011-12 NHL season kicks off for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, and it may very well be Ron Wilson’s last with the team. The Leafs’ head coach is in the last year of a four-year contract he signed in 2008, when then-Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher inked the former San Jose Sharks bench boss to a deal that Wilson’s Team USA friend and old buddy, Brian Burke, inherited. At the time, Wilson was seen as a fairly solid hire for the Leafs, considering he was on the heels of a very successful tenure with the Sharks, at least in the regular season, and also considering he once coached the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals.
It’s not only the goaltenders that are battling for a spot on the Toronto Maple Leafs final roster, but also forwards Matt Frattin and Nazem Kadri.
It’s not often two sets of brothers play in the same hockey game at the NHL level. But that’s what happened on Tuesday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers tangled in a…
Looking to see how they measure up against one of the Eastern Conference’s most dangerous clubs Tuesday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t receive the outcome they wanted. Dropping a 4-0 shutout loss to Sergei…
Shut out in their last two games, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope that a visit from rival Ottawa on Tuesday will help boost the offence. For a team relying on only one legitimate scorer, the rest of the forward group is looking to make life difficult for the opposition goaltenders, something they were unable to do against Tim Thomas and Henrik Lundqvist in back-to-back 2-0 losses to Boston and the New York Rangers, respectively.
Toronto’s tenders, Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Gustavsson, have both been at mid-season form early this season, sparking the Maple Leafs to a surprising 3-0 start.
It appears until one of the netminders blinks, Wilson will be happy to use both as a tandem. This has become a common trend in the modern NHL.