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FTB: Maple Leafs start western road trip with a win

Next stop is Alberta.

NHL: DEC 10 Maple Leafs at Canucks Photo by Devin Manky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was worth the wait! The Maple Leafs defeated the Canucks 4-1 last night in a game that might have started past your bed time in Toronto.

While Freddie was great, a special thanks goes to Hardev who stayed up until almost 1:00 a.m. to recap the game for us!

The Leafs next game is Thursday against the Flames with a more reasonable 9:00 p.m. ET start. The Flames are on a six game win streak right now.

The Marlies are in Utica tonight for some delicious steamed hams to play the Canucks AHL affiliates, the Comets. Let’s hope for a big win there too.

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LOLOILERS! Dougie Hamilton is at centre ice here and scores on Mikko Koskinen. My favourite part is the shot they cut to of all the fans getting up and leaving. Maybe though they were getting a head start on the queue for the Rogers Place bathroom.

The Board of Governors met yesterday and some news came out of that.

Take that projection with a grain of salt. We all remember what happened last season where at the last minute they yanked back two million on the proposed increase. Still, there is some hope that salary cap inflation could help to quickly get the Leafs out of their current bind.

That figures. I finally found my Team North America hoodie at the back of the closet yesterday!

No milk crates were harmed in this latest Tuuka Rask meltdown at a Bruins practice.

Stars Fire Jim Montgomery, Citing “Unprofessional Conduct” - Defending Big D
[SPECIES: This is from our network site for the Stars, but, like everyone, they also don't have any additional information on exactly what happened or when that was so serious it lead the Stars to fire Montgomery on the spot.]