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Andersen posts second straight shutout as Toronto Maple Leafs rout Montreal Canadiens 6-0

Ron Hainsey and Nazem Kadri scored 37 seconds apart in the second period and Frederik Andersen made 33 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to six matches with a 6-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. read more

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Raptors cut Knicks down to size, win third game in a row

The Toronto Raptors’ strategy heading into the game against the Knicks was to harass, harangue and generally attempt to make life miserable for Kristaps Porzingis, New York’s monster center. read more

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Coyotes come from behind to beat Canadiens for first regulation win

Derek Stepan and Christian Fischer scored power-play goals in the third period as the visiting Arizona Coyotes came from behind to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Thursday to earn their first regulation victory of the season. read more

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Mantha, Athanasiou lead Red Wings in rout of Flames

Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou each scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Calgary Flames 8-2 on Wednesday night.

Gustav Nyquist, Dylan Larkin, Justin Abdelkader and Luke Glendening also scored for the Red Wings, who raced out to a 4-1 lead in the first period. read more

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Hellebuyck makes 32 saves as Jets beat Coyotes 4-1

Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Tuesday for the second time in four nights.

On a night where the Jets inducted Dale Hawerchuk in their Hall of Fame and lifted his No. 10 banner to the rafters, the home team easily handled the franchise that moved from Winnipeg to Arizona 21 decades back. read more

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With Matthews Outside, the Leafs learn how to Measure up (parts of) their Match

The Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting pretty, but it was an ugly climb.

After sweeping the Boston Bruins in their weekend series to make it four wins in a row, the Leafs began a four-day break Sunday. If Auston Matthews really is “day-to-day” with his undisclosed injury, then Thursday’s game against the New Jersey Devils represents nine days of recovery. That should be enough to get him back in the lineup unless his injury actually goes beyond his announced status. read more

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Max Pacioretty scores overtime winner as Montreal Canadiens eke past Buffalo Sabres

Max Pacioretty scored at 3:08 of overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

Pacioretty broke in alone and beat Chad Johnson with a backhand shot. read more

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Maple Leafs save razzle-dazzle against Boston Bruins for overtime

It is the second game of those NHL back-to-back, home-and-road mini-series that is supposed to be the slog.

But after almost 55 minutes of an eye-glazing game played at a walk, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins livened things up with a couple of goals that sent the game into overtime. And the Leafs managed to win it 3-2 on the single prettiest play of the night. Both teams will hook up again Saturday night in Boston to finish the series. read more

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There’s a calm in new-era LeafLand, even if Matthews is ailing

The cone of silence that descends over LeafLand in-season is so impermeable that William Nylander, a Swede and presumptive sports enthusiast, needed to be advised that Sweden is in a playoff on Friday to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. read more

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Frederik Andersen Retains Maple Leafs afloat in victory over Wild

All that was missing was the Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack:

Where have you gone Auston Matthews? Leafs Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

The only encouraging thing about Wednesday’s game was the result – a 4-2 win by the Toronto Maple Leafs. If they had been playing one of the NHL’s elite teams without Matthews in the lineup rather than the so-so Minnesota Wild, the evening at the Air Canada Centre would not have ended so happily for the 19,049 fans. read more

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