The Toronto Maple Leafs were never going to win last night’s game in San Jose against the Sharks and that’s not a knock against them. California is a wasteland for visiting teams – the Sharks, Ducks and Los Angeles Kings…Read more ?The post Leafs take predictable beating in San Jose appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf went to lay out San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau when Marleau moved at the last second. Phaneuf had already left his feet, so it was too late to change his plans, and he leveled his teammate James van Riemsdyk. JVR would return to the game later on, but Phaneuf may want to think twice before playing wreckless like this again. [The Leafs Nation] The post Dion Phaneuf misses check, levels James van Riemsdyk appeared first on Diehardsport.
Capitals goaltending coach and legend Olaf Kolzig came to visit the Caps Fan Club last month. Here's what he spoke to them about.
Backed by their strong defense and outstanding goaltending, the Los Angeles Kings are in position to match the longest winning streak in franchise history. They'll try for a ninth straight victory in the opener of a five-game homestand against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Los Angeles (38-22-6) has outscored opponents 25-12 while winning eight straight in regulation for the third time in club history and first since 1991-92. The Kings won a team-record nine in a row Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 2010, but have never taken nine in a row in regulation.
If James van Riemsdyk did not play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf would probably be facing a fine and/or suspension from the NHL. Phaneuf lowered his shoulder and unloaded on the head and neck area of van Riemsdyk on Tuesday night. Phanuef is van Riemsdyk’s teammate. Obviously, the hit was an accident. Phaneuf […]
Letâ€™s face it, last nightâ€™s game was not very pretty to watch for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. But should anyone really be surprised? As weâ€™ve discussed perhaps a few too many times this year, the Toronto Maple Leafs have arguably made it difficult on themselves to win a hockey game due to the number of shots which they allowed. While my intention for this blog is not to rehash this par...
The Toronto Maple Leafs were dominated by the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night in a 6-2 loss, and it might have been because the Sharks had a secret sniper embedded in the Maple Leafs’ roster. In an admirable effort to prevent the Sharks from scoring a goal, Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf laid out a body check that knocked his target off his feet. The only problem was that the player Phaneuf knocked down was his own teammate, James Van Riemsdyk, leaving Sharks forward Patrick Marleau free to get a pass off. See Phaneuf’s check in the GIF below, with a hat tip to @MichaelFHurley. Filed under: NHL, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf threw the biggest hit of the night in Tuesday’s slate of NHL action. Unfortunately for Phaneuf, the victim on the receiving end happened to be his own teammate. The intended recipient was Sharks forward Patrick Marleau but Phaneuf completely failed at lining up the hit on Marleau and wound up delivering a high hit on JVR, who was shaken up as a result. It was a pretty amusing sequence, but also a scary one because you never want to see guys injured like that. Fortunately, JVR returned to the game after undergoing tests in the locker room. It’s important to note that this is the SECOND time Phaneuf has inadvertantly taken out his own teammate on the ice this season. Luckily for Phil Kessel, the first was much less brutal. [r/hockey] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
The Habs have five straight wins against Boston.
via the Situation Room Blog, At 9:37 of the first period in the Toronto Maple Leafs/San Jose Sharks game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Toronto net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he was in the process of blowing his whistle to stop play while the puck was under James Reimer's body in the crease. According to Rule 78.5, apparent goals shall be disallowed "when the Referee deems the play has been stopped, even if he had not physically had the opportunity to stop play by blowing his whistle." This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal San Jose. These types of calls have to become reviewable now. the goal of the NHL is to get the call right, but the language of the rule doesn't allow a change to be made on plays like this.