Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Golden Knights can tie for wild card in West

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are 24 days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Jonathan Huberdeau becomes first player in franchise history to top 100 points during ‘incredible’ comeback win by Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals, including the game winner in overtime Tuesday night, and the Florida Panthers outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-6, after falling down by four goals for the second time in three games. Huberdeau also had three assists in the win, becoming the first Panther in franchise history to … Read more

Matthews scores No. 51, Maple Leafs defeat Flyers to move up in Atlantic

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday. Matthews made it 3-2 at 7:41 of the third period after Mitchell Marner carried the puck behind the net and found him in the slot for a one-timer. “I … Read more

Campbell to start for Maple Leafs against Flyers on Saturday

TORONTO — Jack Campbell will start for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday after missing 10 games with a rib injury. “Yeah, that’s the plan,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said after practice on Friday. Campbell last played on March 8, when he made 26 saves in a 6-4 win against the … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Stars jump over Golden Knights for wild card

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are 29 days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Mrazek out at least six weeks for Maple Leafs with groin injury

TORONTO — Peter Mrazek will be out at least six weeks for the Toronto Maple Leafs because of a groin injury, meaning the goalie will miss the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Mrazek was injured in the first period of a 6-4 win against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Tuesday. He allowed … Read more

Bruins eager to showcase Stanley Cup contender status against Maple Leafs

The Bruins coach knew the players who were returning, the skill on their top line, and the continuing development and maturity of players like forward David Pastrnak and defenseman Charlie McAvoy. But there were concerns, too, regarding new players, including a new goalie tandem, an uneven schedule, and all the unknowns and unknowables that comes … Read more

Screen Shots: Abruzese, Tampa’s Struggles and Anaheim’s Post-Deadline World

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Once again, it’s time for a Screen Shots column. Here, we break down a few hockey topics into smaller bites for your reading pleasure. On we go: – The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Saturday they’d signed forward Nick Abruzese to a two-year, entry-level contract. The NCAA star at Harvard University captained … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more

NHL On Tap: Maple Leafs visit Canadiens with Matthews nearing 50th goal

Matthews to continue pursuit of 50th goal for Maple Leafs at Canadiens The so-called Original Six era ended with 1967 expansion, but even in today’s 32-team NHL, there remains something truly special about a nationally televised “Hockey Night in Canada” game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, the League’s oldest and winningest teams … Read more