Finn, Bibeau Recognized For Play At Memorial Cup

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Although the final result wasn’t what the players wanted, Matt Finn and Antoine Bibeau’s solid play at the 2014 Memorial Cup was recognized by the NHL’s Central Scouting.

Bibeau was named the Outstanding Goalie of the 2014 Memorial Cup. The 20-year-old made 178 saves in four games and finished the tournament with a 2.76 GAA and .932 save percentage. He was also named to the tournament All-Star team.

While Finn and the Storm were upset in the final on Sunday by Edmonton, the Etobicoke native was voted to the tournament All-Star team. ...

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Canada, USA Eliminated From World Championship

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It was a tough day at the World Hockey Championship for four Leafs players as they suffered tough defeats and will not medal at the tournament this year.

Morgan Rielly, Nazem Kadri, James Reimer and Canada fell 3-2 to Finland. It was the fifth straight year that Canada has been eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the World Championship.

Canada entered the third period with a 2-1 lead but Finland scored twice in the period including a late goal to upset Canada.

Kadri played over 15 minutes and led Canada with six shots on ...

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Throwback Thursday: Jerry D’Amigo

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After sweeping both the Milwuakee Admirals and Chicago Wolves the Toronto Marlies are headed to the third round of the Calder Cup Playoffs to face the Texas Stars, kicking off tomorrow night in the Lone Star State. Leading the team in playoff scoring is none other than fan-favourite “Fear-Da-Beard” Jerry D’Amigo.

With 12 points in 7 games made up of 4 goals including an OT winner and 8 assists Jerry was a beardless, fresh-faced NHL prospect back in 2009 when he was selected 158th overall by the Leafs in the draft.

 

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Canada To Face Finland In Playoff Round

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The playoff round for the 2014 World Hockey Championship in Belarus has been set with all four games taking place on Thursday.

Canada will face Finland (1pm TSN) and the USA vs Czech Republic (9am TSN) in one half of the bracket. A potential Canada vs. USA semi-final is on the line which would see four Leafs doing battle for a spot in the Gold medal game.

Canada’s head coach Dave Tippett has not said who would start in net with both James Reimer and Ben Scrivens having strong tournaments.

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Canada Claims Top Spot In Group A

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Canada concluded the preliminary round of the 2014 World Hockey Championship with a 3-2 win over Norway on Tuesday. The win secured first place in Group A and Canada’s quarter-final opponent will be known later today. All quarter-final games will be on Thursday with Canada’s game on TSN.

James Reimer started in net for Canada and wasn’t tested often as he faced just 16 shots. Reimer has a 3-0-1 record and a 2.20 GAA. It is not known who will start in net for Thursday’s quarter-final.

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Canada, USA Both Win At Worlds

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It was a quiet day on the scoresheet for Leafs players at the 2014 World Hockey Championship but their respective countries both came away with much needed victories.

Canada beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime on a Ryan Ellis goal. With the win, Canada is in first place in Group A with just one group game remaining against Norway on Tuesday (5:45 am TSN). With a regulation victory over Norway on Tuesday, Canada would clinch the top seed in Group A.

Morgan Rielly picked up an assist on Kevin Bieksa’s 2nd period PP ...

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Twitter Reacts To Marlies Sweep Of Wolves

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Reimer Backstops Canada To Win

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The 2014 World Hockey Championship continued on Friday and it was a good day for Leafs netminder James Reimer as he stopped 21 of 22 shots in Canada’s 6-1 win over Italy. Reimer is 2-1 in three games with a 2.27 GAA.

With the win, Canada sits in first place in Group A ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Sweden (9:45am TSN).

Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly were both held off the scoresheet but Rielly did play 15:47 which was the highest ice-time for him in the tournament. Kadri played over 11 minutes.

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Kadri, Rielly Help Canada To Down Denmark

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Canada continued their winning ways at the World Hockey Championship on Thursday as they defeated Denmark 6-1. The win temporarily moved Canada back to first place in Group A pending Sweden’s result against France.

Nazem Kadri had two assists on the night along with four shots, +2 rating in 14:30 of ice-time. Kadri has recorded three assists in the first four games of the tournament as he plays on a line with Cody Hodgson and Troy Brouwer.

Rookie defenceman Morgan Rielly continues to be Canada’s seventh defenceman and playing on the powerplay. ...

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Throwback Thursday: Lanny & Turnbull

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On this day, May 15, back in 1973 the 11th NHL Amateur Draft took place in Montreal.

While Denis Potvin was selected 1st overall by the New York Islanders, the Leafs scored Lanny McDonald with the 4th overall pick and Ian Turnbull with the 11th.

 

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