Monday’s World Championship Wrap Up

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Team Canada won their second straight game at the World Hockey Championship on Monday as they defeated the Czech Republic 4-3.

Leafs netminder James Reimer started for Canada and turned aside 31 shots to pick up his first win in the 2014 tournament. Defenceman Morgan Rielly scored a power play goal for his first point of the tournament and it would be the eventual game winner as the Canada allowed two third period goals to hang on for the win. Rielly played just 3:30 in the game as the seventh defeneman.

Nazem Kadri was ...

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Marlies Take Game 2 For 2-0 Series Lead

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Fans Love Marlies Game One Performance

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Canada Stunned By France

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Team Canada suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to France on the opening day of the 2014 World Hockey Championship.

James Reimer was in net for Canada and made 26 saves in the defeat. He was beaten once in the shootout as Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored on a high wrist shot to give France the win. It is expected that Ben Scrivens starts Saturday’s game against Slovakia (1:30pm TSN).

Although he was held off the scoresheet, Nazem Kadri led all Canadian players with six shots on net in over 16 minutes of ice-time. He saw time on ...

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Reimer To Start For Canada Friday

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The 2014 World Hockey Championship will begin on Friday in Minsk, Belarus as Canada faces France (9:45am TSN) and the USA plays the hosts (1:45pm TSN).

You will be able to watch five Leafs in the tournament, three on Canada (James Reimer, Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly), Jake Gardiner with the USA and Nik Kulemin will be representing Russia.

It was announced on Thursday by Dave Tippett, Canada’s head coach for the tournament that James Reimer will start the first game against France. Reimer played in the 2011 tournament and posted a 4-0-0 ...

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The Connor Brown Infographic

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Get to know Leafs prospect Connor Brown, the winner of the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player.

Brown captured the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league’s Top Scorer setting a franchise record with 128 points in 68 games including 45 goals and 83 assists. His 128 points was also the most in the CHL.

Take a closer look at Brown’s season in the infographic below:

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Marlies Advance To Round Two

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All the reaction from the Marlies Game 3 win over Milwaukee and the series sweep.

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Marlies To Get Ashton, MacWilliam Back Thursday

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The Marlies continued to prepare for Thursday’s Game 3 with practice at Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday. It appears that the team is starting to get healthier as both Carter Ashton and Andrew MacWilliam are expected to return to the line up on Thursday.

Marlies head coach Steve Spott also said that Spencer Abbott and Peter Holland are closing in on a return to action and are both considered game-time decisions for Game 3 Thursday night at Ricoh Coliseum (7pm Rogers TV). Get tickets.

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Marlies Look Ahead To Game Three

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The Toronto Marlies practiced Tuesday at Ricoh Coliseum as they get set to host Milwaukee Thursday in Game 3 of the Calder Cup playoffs.  With one more win, the Marlies would sweep a first round series for the third straight season.

The CHL’s top scorer, Connor Brown has joined the Marlies for the playoff run after his season with the Erie Otters came to an end over the weekend. Brown led the Canadian Hockey Leauge in scoring with 128 points in 68 games.

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Reimer Getting Ready For Worlds

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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer was practicing at MasterCard Centre on Monday as he is set to play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

Reimer will be one of three Leafs on Canada’s roster joining Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri at the event which begins May 9th. This is the second time Reimer will play in the Worlds for Canada.

Here is some video of Reimer skating on Monday.

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Twitter’s Take On Marlies Game Two Victory

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Reaction From Marlies Game One Win

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Marlies Begin Playoffs Friday In Milwaukee

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The Toronto Marlies begin the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators on Friday.

The Marlies were defeated both times by the Admirals this season losing 3-2 and 5-1.

Rookie forward Miikka Salomaki led Milwaukee in scoring with 50 points while the team had five players with at least 40 points.

Goalie Marek Mazanec started 31 games in net for the Admirals in 2013-14 and posted a 18-10-3 record with a .914 save percentage and 2.44 GAA.

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Andreas Johnson Named Swedish League Rookie Of The Year

Photo courtesy of eliteprospects.com.

Photo courtesy of eliteprospects.com.

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson was named the Swedish Hockey League Rookie of the Year after recording 24 points (15 goals) in 44 games for Frolunda. He ended the season fifth in team scoring.

The other nominees were two teammates Alexander Wennberg and fellow Leafs prospect Tom Nilsson and also Kevin Fiala from HV71.

Johnson was selected by the Leafs in the seventh round, 202nd overall during the 2013 NHL Draft. During the recent World Junior Championship, Johnson had six points (three goals, three assists) in seven games.

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World Hockey Championship Update

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The Maple Leafs will have several players wearing the Red and White at the upcoming World Hockey Championship in Belarus from May 9-25.

Players who are confirmed playing for Canada include James Reimer, Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri. This will be the second time Reimer has played in the World Championship while Rielly and Kadri have both represented Canada at World Junior tournaments.

The only other Leaf at this point who will definitely be playing is Jake Gardiner for the USA.

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Leafs To Select Eighth Overall

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The 2014 NHL Draft lottery was held on Tuesday and the Florida Panthers will have the first overall selection on June 27th in Philadelphia after winning the lottery and pushing Buffalo to number two.

The Maple Leafs retained the eighth overall pick after having just a 3.6% chance of winning the first overall pick.

This will be third time in Leafs history that they will have the 8th pick in the NHL Draft. In 1970, the Leafs chose Darryl Sittler and in 1992, Brandon Convery was selected.

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Lupul To Have Knee Surgery

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Joffrey Lupul was not on the ice Monday and head coach Randy Carlyle updated the status of the Leafs forward following practice in Tampa Bay.

“He is going to have surgery done on his knee,” Carlyle said. “It’s a meniscus procedure and will be done arthroscopically. It will be three weeks to a month recovery.”

Lupul will miss the final three regular season games and finishes the season with 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 69 games.

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Brown A Finalist For Most Outstanding Player Of The Year

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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown is the Erie Otters finalist for the Most Outstanding Player of the Year. The award is voted on by sports writers and broadcasters in the OHL.

Brown was selected by the Leasf in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He led the Canadian Hockey League in scoring this past season with 128 points on 45 goals and 83 assists.

The Toronto native was featured on an episode of The Leaf – presented by BlackBerry. Watch the episode below or mobile users can ...

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Win Tonight During #TMLtalk

The Maple Leafs face the Ottawa Senators (7pm CBC, TSN1050 Radio) you can win the  Alpine Canada #TMLtalk TOTN.

Tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN prize is a car audio system from Tyler Bozak and Alpine Canada.

All you need to do is include #TMLtalk in your tweets at puck drop to be entered to win!

Don’t forget there are a few rules so please read them.

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Bernier Out With A Low Grade Groin Strain

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The Maple Leafs practiced in Detroit on Monday as they get set to close out the five-game road trip against the Wings on Tuesday (7:30pm Sportsnet, FAN590).

Following the hour-long skate at Joe Louis Arena, head coach Randy Carlyle gave an update on Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The netminder left Thursday’s game against Los Angeles after the first period and didn’t dress in Sunday’s loss.

“Jonathan Bernier went for an MRI today and it was revealed that he has a low-grade groin strain,” Carlyle said. “We don’t believe it is week-to-week but rather ...

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