We've had several multi-day breaks waiting for the next Leafs game to come along since the start of the season, but that changes this week as the Leafs continue their swing through the US. There's three games on tap starting tomorrow through Saturday, with the Leafs having a rather gruelling travel schedule playing every other day while flying back and forth across the continent.

Here's what's on tap:
Tuesday @ Washington Capitals, 6:00 p.m. (note the weird early start time)
Thursday @ Dallas Stars, 8:00 p.m. (note the expected late start time)
Saturday @ Nashville Predators, 7:00 p.m.

Meanwhile the Marlies played two games this weekend against the Charlotte Checkers, losing on Saturday, and winning on Sunday, bringing them to a 2-1-1-0 record for the first four games of the season. I'll have a more detailed review of the game later today, but in the meantime how about this Nick Robertson power play goal, a down on one knee classic and his third in four games, putting him first in goals for the team.

Other News

Oh, Oilers. They never cease to amaze at their ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Now sitting with only one win in their first five games, Connor McDavid is now out with an injury, right before the marquee NHL Heritage Classic game next Sunday where the Calgary Flames will play the Oilers in Edmonton.

Connor isn't the only one injured. There's a big loss in Seattle.

Speaking of teams that are underperforming, the Capitals have yet to even once have the lead in a game this season, though they did win one 3-2 via a shootout that doesn't really count and outside of that they have never had more goals than their opponent at any time in any game.

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Finally, PHIL!

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Free agent Phil Kessel is itching to return for an 18th NHL season and is expected to find a landing spot, TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston reports.