TLN Three Stars: The losing streak is over!

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night. The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Leafs and increased the lead for first place in the North to six points over the Jets. Matthews, Simmonds, Spezza, Thornton and Marner (x2) scored for the Leafs, while Scheifele, Copp and Connor responded for the Jets.
In the first period, Auston Matthews got the ball rolling for Toronto just 27 seconds in. Matthews scored his league-leading 34th goal of the season past Connor Hellebuyck. Shortly after, Wayne Simmonds scored his seventh goal of the season to give the Leafs a 2-0 lead.

#⃣3⃣4⃣ for #⃣3⃣4⃣#LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2021

— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2021

The lead would be short lived, as Mark Scheifele and Andrew Copp responded for the Jets to tie the game up at 2-2. On a delayed penalty, Jason Spezza redirects the Joe Thornton point shot to give the Leafs the lead once again and ending Hellebuyck’s night.

Let ‘er rip Jumbo!#LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2021

In the second period, Mitch Marner ripped home …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

TLN Three Stars: Onto the next one

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost 5-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Alex Galchenyuk opened the scoring tonight for the Leafs, after some nifty passing from Mitch Marner and John Tavares. The goal was originally waved off, as the puck went in and out super fast. However, the NHL corrected and Galchenyuk got his second of the season.

W W#LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 15, 2021

After the Jets scored three unanswered goals, chasing Jack Campbell from the net, Tavares responded for the Leafs, bringing the score to 3-2 after two periods.

Heeere’s Johnny #LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 16, 2021

The Leafs pushed hard in the final frame, but could not mount a comeback, falling 5-2 at the final horn.
Three Stars
The F Star: The Powerplay
At this point, I hope Manny Malholtra lurks the powerplay needs some serious help and we talked about what we would do to fix it earlier today. This powerplay is on life support.
Third Star: David Rittich
Rittich came into the game, relieving Jack Campbell. Rittich stopped 16/17 shots he faced and tried his best to keep …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

Black Girl Hockey Club Awards Scholarship to 11-year old Winnipegger

11-year old Canari Yonas of Winnipeg is the amazing recipient of a $1000 scholarship from Black Girl Hockey Club. BGHC awards scholarships 3 times a year, aiming to promote and encourage the inclusion of Black women in hockey, where they are typically underrepresented.
Besides scholarships, BGHC offers community events and education to bring awareness to the lack of racial diversity in hockey. The Club is a respected and influential changemaker in the hockey community.
Check out their website HERE. And read more about Canari HERE.

A young female hockey player in #Winnipeg has been awarded a scholarship by @BlackGirlHockey not only for her prowess on the ice, but for being a leader off-ice.
— Canadian Women & Sport | Femmes et sport Canada (@WomenandSportCA) November 8, 2020

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Author: MerOutLoud / The Leafs Nation

Maple Leafs Postgame #45: Leafs vs Jets

Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Winnipeg Jets for Wednesday Night Hockey.
The Leafs are coming off of a frustrating loss against Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, but they’ll be hoping to rebound against a Winnipeg team that they’ve had success against in the past.
The Leafs lost the game in a shootout, 4-3.
Here’s 5 thoughts from the game.
Tough Luck for Andersen
After getting pulled against the Oilers on Monday night, Andersen had another rough night. He had allowed 3 goals on 15 shots. Obviously all of the chances were highly dangerous ones, but he didn’t exactly look sharp through the rest of the game.
The first goal for the Jets was some combination of bad luck and bad decision making by Andersen. He trips himself up on the way to stop a dump in he had very little chance of retrieving, and Nikolaj Ehlers is right there to fire it into an empty net.

#NHLJets lead off scoring with a very strange one that Nik Ehlers takes advantage of! 1-0 Jets.
— JetsNation (@NHLJetsNation) January 9, 2020

He earned some luck back late in the game. As we went …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation