NHL

How Maple Leafs should shuffle power-play units

9 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

For the first two months of the season, the most dangerous offensive force in the NHL was the Toronto Maple Leafs ' top power-play unit. Overcoming a very ineffective second group, the Maple Leafs ranked third in the NHL in power-play conversion at 29 per cent, bested only by the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets.
However, since Dec. 4, the Leafs' power play has been decidedly cold, and though there have been a couple games in that stretch where it has managed to break through, overall the team has only managed the 25th-best power-play conversion rate at 11.4 per cent.
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Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers favourites on Saturday NHL Odds

Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers favourites on Saturday NHL Odds

10 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking for a sixth straight regular-season win over Boston on home ice when they host the Bruins on Saturday as minus-159 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto is coming off a much-needed 4-2 win in New Jersey on Thursday night but has struggled at home of late, falling to defeat in three of four ahead of Saturday night's game at Scotiabank Arena.
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Coyle's third-period goal sends Wild past Golden Knights 4-2

Coyle's third-period goal sends Wild past Golden Knights 4-2

Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Monday Read more ...

Coyle scores, Wild beat Golden Knights 4-2

Coyle scores, Wild beat Golden Knights 4-2

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Frank Vatrano erupts for 4 points as Panthers handle Sharks

Frank Vatrano erupts for 4 points as Panthers handle Sharks

Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Florida Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night. Read more ...

Aaron Ekblad on how Vincent Trocheck impacts Panthers

Aaron Ekblad on how Vincent Trocheck impacts Panthers

Aaron Ekblad on how Vincent Trocheck impacts the Panthers on the ice and in the locker room. Read more ...

Vincent Trocheck: ‘We're having fun. It's fun to win some hockey games'

Vincent Trocheck: ‘We're having fun. It's fun to win some hockey games'

Vincent Trocheck: 'We're having fun. It's fun to win some hockey games.' Read more ...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of... Read more ...

WATCH: Wild's Foligno, Staal score less than two minutes apart

WATCH: Wild's Foligno, Staal score less than two minutes apart

Marcus Foligno and Eric Staal scored back-to-back goals to take the lead against Vegas in the second period. Read more ...

Martin St. Louis to join Columbus Blue Jackets as consultant

Martin St. Louis to join Columbus Blue Jackets as consultant

Hockey Hall of Fame forward Martin St. Louis will join the Columbus Blue Jackets as a special teams consultant, the team announced Monday. Read more ...

Carolina, Teravainen agree to terms on 5-year extension

Carolina, Teravainen agree to terms on 5-year extension

The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $27 million Read more ...

Galchenyuk unsure of Montreal reception in return with Coyotes

Galchenyuk unsure of Montreal reception in return with Coyotes

Galchenyuk, who has eight goals and 17 assists in 38 games in 2018-19, will return to Montreal for the first time since June's deal that saw him swapped for Max Domi in a rare... Read more ...