• Game On: Morgan Rielly scores winner, Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 5-4 in OT

    1 month ago - By TORONTO STAR


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  • Leafs-Canadiens opener worth the wait as Toronto takes OT thriller

    Leafs-Canadiens opener worth the wait as Toronto takes OT thriller

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - The buildup for this North Division across a locked-down hockey country was roughly equivalent to the anticipation Wayne Simmonds felt prior to making his debut as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs .
    Not only was he representing his hometown team for the first time, remember, but as a member of the Buffalo Sabres at the end of last season Simmonds didn't get a chance to play inside the summer bubble.
    “That was my first real game action in like 10 months, 28 days and I can probably tell you to the second,” he said Wednesday night.
    There was a sense of satisfaction and calm to...
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  • Boeser scores two as Canucks beat Oilers in season opener

    Boeser scores two as Canucks beat Oilers in season opener

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    EDMONTON - Brock Boeser scored twice, including the winner, as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday in the 2020-21 NHL season opener for both teams.
    Bo Horvat, Adam Gaudette, and rookie Nils Hoglander also scored for Vancouver. Braden Holtby made 28 saves for his first win as a Canuck.
    Kailer Yamamoto, Darnell Nurse and Adam Larsson replied for Edmonton. Mikko Koskinen stopped 30-of-35 shots for the loss.
    It was a back and forth game in front of no fans and canned crowd noise at Rogers Place.
    The Canucks won despite not having winger J.T. Miller in the lineup...
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  • Canadiens' building blocks on display in opening-night loss to Maple Leafs

    Canadiens' building blocks on display in opening-night loss to Maple Leafs

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    If you have to wait over 100 days to watch a hockey game, you can do worse than a 5-4 overtime thriller between two teams who have been rivals for over a century.
    Montreal Canadiens - Toronto Maple Leafs , on the national stage, for the first of 10 meetings over a 56-game schedule, combining for 66 shots on net, 44 hits and featuring a heavyweight tilt and more than few liberties - and numbers - taken. Yes, please.
    Pump it into our veins. We'll take as much of it as we can get.
    Still, it wasn't perfect. Not for the Leafs, and certainly not for the Canadiens, who relinquished 1-0, 3-1 and...
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  • Nylander praises Simmonds' fight as 'turning point' in win

    1 month ago - By TheScore

    It didn't take long for Wayne Simmonds to make an impact for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. With the club trailing 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens midway through its season opener Wednesday night, Simmonds challenged blue-liner Ben Chiarot to a fight that his teammates believed changed the complexion of the game. "That was the turning point of the game, for sure," William Nylander said after the 5-4 win, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox. "He got the boys fired up. I think we were a little soft and slow in the beginning." Toronto went on to score a pair of power-play goals following the...
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  • Rielly scores winner, Leafs beat Habs 5-4 in OT

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  • Rielly scores in overtime as Maple Leafs edge Canadiens in opener

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - Morgan Rielly scored at 3:24 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 to raise the curtain on the NHL's abbreviated 56-game season Wednesday night.
    The defenceman took a feed from Toronto captain John Tavares on a 2-on-1 to beat Montreal goalie Carey Price and end a chaotic extra period where both teams had glorious chances to grab the extra point.
    William Nylander had two goals and an assist for Toronto, while Tavares added a goal and two assists. Jimmy Vesey chipped in with his first goal for the Leafs, who got 28 saves from Frederik...
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