It's the last day of the Leafs' California road trip and tonight they play the Sharks. Sheldon Keefe has confirmed ex-Shark Martin Jones will start in net so we won't get to see Dennis Hildeby play for the Leafs just yet. We'll have our preview of tonight's game out later this morning.
The Toronto PWHL team got their revenge against New York last night. After losing their first game here in Toronto 4-0, the team came back and beat New York 3-2 at their home rink in Bridgeport CT, and who else but Natalie Spooner scored the first ever goal for the team.
It was a pretty physical game. These two teams seem to have created a rivalry against each other already.
And Toronto picked up the first ever short-handed goal in the PWHL in the process of winning.
The Marlies play the first of two games against the Syracuse Crunch at the Coliseum this weekend. The team has fallen to fifth place in the AHL, so wins against teams in their division are now critical. Both today and tomorrow's games start at 4:00 p.m..
Welcome to the NHL, Connor Bedard.
This is a hilarious goal, and oh, I spy a Zaitsev there, so that's where he wound up.
There's a lot of controversy over a decision by Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador to end post-game handshakes in boys leagues. The governing body cites them as a point of concern because they have found them to escalate aggression rather than deescalate, as is their intention. "Gonzo Bennett, chair of Hockey N.L.'s minor council executive committee, wrote in the memo the organization has had "issues" following games that led to suspensions of both players and coaches."