Leafs look to make it two in a row against Flames

The Leafs are rolling through the prairies right now, stacking their wins column in all three games of the road trip so far. Though they needed OT for the first two, last night’s defeat of the Flames came in regulation, with Michael Hutchinson in net. The wins might not be as pretty as they were in the early part of the season, but a win is a win, and this Leafs team is finding ways to grab them.
Coming into night two of a back to back for both teams means the playing ground is even in terms of rest and wear, but the Flames will be hungry to split the series and topple the Leafs tonight. They’re on a three game losing streak, and keeping it from becoming four will be priority number one. Veteran goalie Jacob Markstrom is likely to be in net for the Flames tonight, with Jack Campbell at the other end of the ice.
The big boys showed up for the Leafs late in yesterday’s game, with both John Tavares and Auston Matthews scoring goals in the third period to bring the team to a 4-2 win. Though the Leafs looked a …

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation

Blue Aces: Candidates for the Leafs’ expanded playoff roster

With the NHL rolling out their Return to Play Plan earlier this week, the hockey world is set for an unprecedented finish to the 2019-2020 season. Everything about this is going to be different than what we’re used to. From empty arenas, to the number of teams involved and the format they’ll play under, right on down to the number of players that teams will be allowed to carry for this unique undertaking.
Couple of other notes from Return-to-Play protocol: Two exhibition games per team; 28 skaters and as many goalies as you wish to carry.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 27, 2020

It’s safe to assume that everyone who was on the Leafs’ roster when the season was put on hold will be a part of the expanded roster, including the likes of Calle Rosen and Denis Malgin. Jake Muzzin and Ilya Mikheyev will be ready to return from the injured list, Nick Robertson will be joining the team after his dominant season in the OHL, and Marlies leading scorer Kenny Agostino has reportedly been asked to return to Toronto as well.
Marlies leading scorer Kenny Agostino will soon make his way north from New …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Stock Take, plus Terence Davis is for real

The NBA season is in full swing now and the Toronto Raptors are rolling. Whose stock rose this week and who fell? If you know much about the Toronto Raptors, and for the sake of you reading this I hope you do, then you will know that the front office has a penchant for finding […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ