Apps excited for Clarkson Cup homecoming in Markham

(photo credit: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gillian Apps of Team Canada hasn’t played hockey in her hometown of Markham in several years. So when a ceremonial Clarkson Cup flag was unfurled at Markham Civic Centre last Sunday in front

Kessel stymied but rest of the Leafs capitalize

(pictured, Nikolai Kulemin gets his first goal of the season) Jan. 31: Leafs 3 vs. Capitals 2 Leafs scorers: van Riemsdyk (4), Kulemin (1), Frattin (4) Capitals scorers: Ward (4), Ovechkin (2) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines::

Why trade Kessel? Also – Aucoin finds new home

Phil Kessel hasn’t scored in any of the first six games of the 2012-13 season. And the typical reaction in Leaf Nation is: the sky is falling. The word ‘patience’ is all but a profanity in the land of dealing

Frattin scores two goals – including OT winner for Leafs

(pictured – Matt Frattin scores late OT winner to beat Sabres) Jan. 29: Leafs 4 at Sabres 3 (OT) Leafs scorers: McClement (1), Frattin 2 (3), Franson (1) Sabres scorers: Pominville (4), Sekera (1), Grigorenko (1) Links: Box Score |

Leafs mauled in Manhattan

(pictured – Mikhail Grabovski has scored in 3 straight games) Jan. 26: Leafs 2 at Rangers 5 Leafs scorers: Grabovski (3), van Riesmsdyk (3) Rangers scorers: Richards (2), Staal (1), Gaborik 2 (5), Boyle (1) Links: Box Score | Discussion

Weaknesses are glaring in Leafs loss

(pictured – goalie Ben Scrivens was pulled in the second period) Jan. 24: Leafs 4 vs. Islanders 7 Leafs scorers: Gunnarsson (1), Kadri (3), Grabovski (2), Frattin (1) Islanders scorers: Moulson 2 (2), Streit (1), Boyes (1), Grabner 2 (3),

Leafs respond to Carlyle – spoil Pens home opener

(pictured: van Riemsdyk scores his first two Leaf goals) Jan. 23: Leafs 5 at Penguins 2 Leafs scorers: MacArthur (1), van Riemsdyk 2 (2), Grabovski (1), Bozak (2) Penguins scorers: Malkin (1), Crosby (1) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards

Lupul injured in game versus Pittsburgh

(edit 9:50pm) Joffrey Lupul of the Maple Leafs suffered a broken right forearm. Lupul left the second period of Wednesday’s game in Pittsburgh and did not return. He was hit by a puck off a shot from Dion Phaneuf. The

The sound of silence

Nazem Kadri only Leaf to beat Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller Jan. 21: Leafs 1 vs. Sabres 2 Leafs scorers: Kadri (2) Sabres scorers: Hodgson (2), Pominville (1) Links: Box Score | Discussion boards Forward lines:: Lupul-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin, van Riemsdyk-Kadri-Komarov, Orr-McClement-Brown

Defying Expectations

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to prove critics wrong and finally make the playoffs. Several pundits have been predicting the Leafs will fall outside the playoff picture for the 8th season in a row but predictions are made on

Lupul signs contract extension

Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has signed a five-year $26.25 million extension with the team, to the end of the 2017-18 season. Lupul missed the last 16 games of the 2011-12 season due to a shoulder injury, and was producing at

Win at all Kostkas

Jan 19th: Leafs 2 at Canadiens 1 Leafs Scorers: Kadri (1), Bozak (1) Canadiens Scorers: Gionta (1) Links:  Box Score| Disscussion Forums Forwards: Lupul – Bozak – Kessel, MacArthur – Grabovski – Kulemin,Van Riemsdyk – Kadri – Komarov, Steckel – McClement – Orr Defence: Phaneuf –