Game Day Preview: Leafs - Penguins

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-11-26

The Leafs will probably lose this game. Good. After two blowout losses/Saluteghazi/every other nonsensical thing that happened last week, I thought the time had finally come. At last, the Leafs were going to fail so hard and so spectacularly that Shanahan would have no choice but to throw Randy Carlyle to the curb like a broken toaster. I was willing for just about anything to happen to accomplish that. Go a whole game without a single shot? Lose 19-2 to the Marlies in a practice scrimmage? Get Dion Phaneuf to throw water in Steve Simmons' face? Bring it on. The more chaos, the more likely a firing, right? This is how you can tell I've only been a Leaf fan for a year. I was.......optim

Lupul and Booth set to play in Pittsburgh

Source: Toronot Maple Leafs
Date: 2014-11-26

(PITTSBURGH) -- The Leafs will see many returns tonight when they take on the Penguins tonight. David Booth will make his long awaited L...

Leafs' Lupul returns, Booth debuts against Crosby's Penguins

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2014-11-26

One way or another, the Leafs are hoping to avoid a Sid Show here at the Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night.

Gardiner and Leafs, trying to minimize shots against, in tough against Penguins

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2014-11-26

Jake Gardiner is considered one of the best offensive talents among Maple Leafs defencemen. The numbers tell a different story.

LGD: March of the Penguins

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2014-11-26

The Leafs play the Penguins tonight (pictured above) and I spent an alarming amount of time looking for the right penguin photo to start this off. What can I say, penguins are cute as hell and you can get lost in the internet easily if you're looking at penguins, which is actually an analogy for tonight's game. The Penguins are, in my opinion at least, the best team in the league, and if the Leafs get caught watching them (like they tend to do with good teams) they'll look lost on the ice. Playing Pittsburgh at home is going to be a challenge for the high-flying Leafs who have won two straight. It's also the annual father's trip, so congrats to them for getting a free trip to Pittsburgh

Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2014-11-26

For the first time this season, the Maple Leafs are going to ice a lineup featuring a fully healthy group of forwards tonight with the returns of David Booth and Joffrey Lupul. Who’s the other forward coming out? What are the lines going to be? We’ll find out as game time approaches.   Wednesday Links: Anthony Petrielli: Leafs Notebook – November 25  (MLHS) Evan Dorey: Leafs Scoring Chance Tracking — At the Quarter Mark (MLHS) Elliotte Friedman: The post Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

[Wednesdays FTB] Bring on the Penguins!

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-11-26

Your daily links and discussion. Fight the man. Avoid work here. It's game day! Leafs are in Pittsburgh to play Crosby, Malkin, and the filler they put around those guys. It's also the 97th birthday of the NHL, so happy birthday, and get rid of the trapezoid. it's stupid. The Steve Dangle Podcast - Farewell Pat Quinn The Leafs' Fenwick and Their Historical Playoff Odds | The LeafsNationHere's some numbers, I'm not a big stats guy (I take your word for it on whats good & bad), but middling seems about what I expected for the team all around this year Kadri dropped from power play - The Globe and MailMirtle on changes to the Leafs PP Donald Brashear signs with MODOHe's here to protect Ny

Keys To The Game: Leafs vs. Penguins

Source: Toronot Maple Leafs
Date: 2014-11-26

The Maple Leafs take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh, hoping to extend their winning streak to three games. Here’s what they will need to do in order to accomplish that goal. High Tempo Start Off the heels of some difficult performances, the Ma...

Leafs Scoring Chance Tracking – One-Quarter Mark

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2014-11-26

It feels like it’s still early in the season, but we’ve passed the 25% point with the Leafs having played 21 of their 82 games. I’ve been tracking scoring chance numbers for a couple of seasons, (see a discussion of my methodology at the top of my first post at MLHS), and here I’ll give a little look at how the season’s gone thus far for the Leafs in my tracking. It’s worth noting that The post Leafs Scoring Chance Tracking – One-Quarter Mark appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

5 Keys as the Toronto Maple Leafs Face the Pittsburgh Penguins

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-11-26

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to change their fortune against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Leafs enter the game without a win against the Penguins in 2014-15 following two earlier losses. The Leafs have been consistently inconsistent this season, with two wins in their past four games highlighting this. The club was pounded by the Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres to the tune of 15-4 before handing the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings losses in their two most recent games. Let's take a look at five keys as the Maple Leafs head to Pittsburgh.Begin Slideshow

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