Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leaf Log, where it was a badly needed win

Toronto scored a pair in the first 1:38 and then held onto the reigns as tightly as they could for the remaning 58 minutes. In overtime, Dion Phaneuf broke up an Edmonton 3-on-1, springing Joffrey Lupul who fed Tim Connolly for the OT winner. Two points.

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Jose Calderon and Devin Harris

Raps Wrap, where it was a streak-breaking, double overtime thriller

Our first Raps Wrap of the lockout-shortened 2012 season is long overdue, but pardon me if this year's incarnation of the Raptors has been a little, um, uninspiring

Clarke MacArthur scores in overtime

Leaf Log, where it was a wacky night on the island

Your Toronto Maple Leafs completed a home-and-home sweep of the New York Islanders Tuesday night to head into the All-Star break in a three-way tie for 8th spot

James Reimer Maple Leafs

Leaf Log, where lady luck wasn’t kind

In January of 2011, a no-name rookie named James Reimer got the start in goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs kicking off a western road trip in Los

Joe Colborne of the Leafs scores first NHL goal

Leaf Log, where it was an offensive night

And we mean 'offensive' in a very, very good way for Leaf Nation. The NHL's youngest team walked into the St. Pete's Times Forum (or whatever the hell it's

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Montreal Alouettes

Ticats off to Swaggerville

The two-time defending Grey Cup champions were ousted yesterday by the upstart Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a thrilling affair at the Big O in Montreal. In an afternoon of blistering

Beleaguered Leaf goalies Gustavsson and Scrivens

Leaf Log, where goaltending has become an issue

Damn you, Brian Gionta. After a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the Bruins Saturday and a 5-1 loss to Florida last night -- both at home -- panic

Joey Crabb scores vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Leaf Log, where Toronto sits atop the league (for now)

Didn't think I'd be writing that headline this season... However, it's true. With a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets, the Leaves vaulted themselves ahead of the Penguins into

Joffrey Lupul Maple Leafs

Leaf Log, where Lupul scored thrice

It wasn't pretty, but the Leafs and Joffrey Lupul and his Leaf teammates will take it. Lupul netted the 'chapeau trois' for the Leafs in a game that made

Kessel scores winner vs. Penguins

Leaf Log, where it was a 60-minute effort

The 2011-12 edition of your Toronto Maple Leaves continued their winning ways Saturday night at the ACC by besting the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of

Leafs vs. Rangers Henrik Lundqvist

Leaf Log, where Gustavsson outduelled Lundqvist

I think it's safe to say we didn't see that coming. Even though he let a couple of questionable shots get past him, Jonas Gustavsson was just good enough

Phaneuf Kessel hockey man hug

Leaf Log, where Lupul and Kessel led the comeback

After yet another lacklustre start, your Toronto Maple Leafs -- led by the continued offensive prowess of Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel -- scored two third period goals

Avalanche beat Leafs in OT Oct. 2011

Leaf Log, where a late comeback went for naught

After losing to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime at the ACC Monday night, the 2011-12 edition of your Toronto Maple Leafs will not begin the season at 4-0

Kessel scores vs. Flames

Leaf Log, where Kessel struck again

As predicted here a week ago, the Leafs needed a period to shake off the rust of a week of inactivity before rebounding to best the Flames by

Dion Phaneuf obliterates Stephane Da Costa

Leaf Log, where it was a third period to forget

But a win is a win, right? That's how the Leafs have to look at this one after being outscored 5-2 in the third period, somehow hanging on for

Boston Red Sox choke 2011

A most improbable night of baseball

On what was probably the most amazing night of baseball ever, the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves completed ugly September meltdowns, each missing the playoffs on the

Alex Anthopoulos opening day in Toronto

Jays Journal, where Alex Anthopoulos is a ninja

Alex Anthopoulos is a ninja. We just need to get that out of the way before we get to the details of the big trade consummated earlier this week

NBA Finals 2011 preview

And then there were two. The Heat and Mavericks have blazed their way through the competition in their respective conferences and have arrived deservedly as the final two combatants

NHL Playoffs 2011: Second round predictions

After a scintillating opening round of action (as Danny Gallivan would say), we're onto the second round which features two rematches from last year. As always, things may

Stanley Cup playoffs

NHL Playoffs 2011: First round predictions

For hockey fans, tonight might as well be Christmas morning. That's right, the quest for Lord Stanley's mug begins tonight, kicking off a two-month period of hotly contested hockey

Alex Anthopoulos opening day in Toronto

Jays Journal, where 2011 might be a step back

After a better-than-expected 2010 season in which the Blue Jays finished fourth in the mighty A.L. East with 85 wins, there is plenty of buzz in Toronto and

Leaf Log, where Kadri won it

The youngest player on the league's youngest team kept the slim playoff hopes alive for the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night. Nazem Kadri, the much maligned Leafs' top prospect,

Leaf Log, where they aren’t dead yet

The Leafs came up with a big performance last night at the ACC to stave off the final nail in their playoff coffin for at least another day. For

Raps Wrap, where it was more of the same in Denver

And by "more of the same", we mean "stomped like a narc at a biker rally." The Raptors have lost their last 7 visits to the Pepsi Center and

Amir Johnson Toronto Raptors

Raps Wrap, where it was a last-second victory

Up 10 after three quarters of play proved to be a most precarious lead for the young Toronto Raptors up against one of the best teams in the

Nathan Horton-Dion Phaneuf fight

Leaf Log, where it was a beatdown

What you witnessed Saturday night, ladies and gentlemen, was the future. And for a night at least, it looked pretty good. If the Leafs' stellar play through February and

Leaf Log, where the captain scored twice

After weeks of criticism, Dion Phaneuf seems to have turned his season around just in the nick of time for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their improbable playoff

Leaf Log, where it was a weekend from hell

After finishing the month of February red hot, continuing an improbable surge toward a playoff seeding, your Toronto Maple Leafs came crashing back to earth Saturday night at

Leaf Log, where Tim Brent broke out

In a stunning turn of events last night -- which even further highlighted just how disappointing the play of one Phil Kessel has been for the Toronto Maple

Raps Wrap, where the streak is over

Unfortunately, it's not the current losing streak we're talking about, which now stands at eight and counting... Yes, the undermanned Raps lost another heartbreaker at the ACC last night

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