The Maple Leafs had a bad game last night, but somehow still won. You can thank Frederik Andersen for an extra point by stopping the Canucks in the shootout.

Demoralizing Win: Canucks 2 - Leafs 3 (SO) - Arvind
The Leafs deserve little, but get a win

Next up are the temperamental Blue Jackets, who seem to either win big, or lose big this season. John Tortorella is the perfect coach for that team, eh?

Following that game the Leafs will host the Senators on Wednesday and then start their bye week, not playing again until Tuesday January 16th.


CWHL: Markham Thunder beat Vanke Rays Toronto Furies lose in Boston - nafio
The first games of 2018 could have gone better, but they could have gone worse.

Other News

The Dallas Stars obliterated the Edmonton Oilers last night, and, after a long brutal start to the season, whispers are finally circulating McLellan may be the first coach to be fired this season.

Lightning leader Hedman is a force on the ice – and fun off it - The Hockey News
During road trips, they “bundle up in their rooms,” as Stralman put it, order breakfast, and watch TV together. [Species: Go on....]

Admirals' Pierre-Cedric Labrie gets a huge assist with baby's birth - Journal Sentinel
Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Tom McCollum had never met and were competitors on the hockey rink but now they share a heartwarming story.

2019 World Juniors: Who is Going to Vancouver? - SB Nation College Hockey
Get ready to hear about Oliver Wahlstrom and Joel Farabee in the near future.

USNTDP hockey model will lead to world domination - Sportsnet
The USNTDP draws on players from across America, bringing elite talents together in a hothouse model that could soon set the global standard.