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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for 'Canes

Feb. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his gear on the off-chance something might happen to...

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hurricanes turn to Zamboni driver as emergency goalie

Feb. 22, 2020 9:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were forced to use an emergency goaltender against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after both of their netminders left with injuries. David Ayres, who works as a Zamboni driver for the Toronto Marlies, served as the emergency goalie. The 42-year-old Ayres...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) battles for the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) and defenseman Jake Muzzin, center, watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Muzzin helps Maple Leafs blank Penguins 4-0

Feb. 20, 2020 11:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — After two listless performances, Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe wanted to see his team step up. It was only one game, but the Maple Leafs delivered. Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and Toronto beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night. The Maple...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) passes to Jason Zucker (16) who put a shot behind Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby has goal, 3 assists as Penguins beat Maple Leafs 5-2

Feb. 18, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best when the stakes get high. He has...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) celebrates his goal with forward Sam Reinhart (23) during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Sabres score 3 third-period goals in 5-2 win over Toronto

Feb. 16, 2020 11:31 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel has become familiar with “Go, Leafs Go”-chanting Maple Leafs fans taking over Buffalo's home rink. Sending them back across the border unhappy? “I enjoy it,” Eichel said. Buffalo scored three times in a 91-second span in the third...

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) celebrates his empty-net goal against the Ottawa Senators with center Auston Matthews (34) and left wing Zach Hyman (11) during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews, Campbell lead Maple Leafs past Senators 4-2

Feb. 16, 2020 12:42 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Auston Matthews scored and Jack Campbell made 24 saves for his third win in four games with Toronto, sending the Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Jake Muzzin, William Nylander and Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs (31-20-8), who...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Amid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortage

Feb. 15, 2020 2:18 AM EST

Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He and other NHL players might want to think twice about sacrificing their sticks in a situation like that for now. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China is...

Dallas Stars centre Radek Faksa (12) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Seguin scores as Stars beat Maple Leafs 3-2

Feb. 13, 2020 11:37 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Dallas Stars got off to a fast start in each period — and held on at the very end. Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought, Ben Bishop made 27 saves and the Stars beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. "Not the prettiest of games on our end," Seguin said....

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Adin Hill (31) defects the puck just over his net as Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kapanen scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Coyotes 3-2

Feb. 11, 2020 11:53 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored 3:43 into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Zach Hyman had two goals in regulation for Toronto, and Alexander Kerfoot added two assists. Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots. Campbell, picked up in a trade with Los Angeles...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, left, celebrates with teammates Brett Kulak (77) Jeff Petry (26) and goalie Charlie Lindgren after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kovalchuk scores in OT, Canadiens rally past Maple Leafs 2-1

Feb. 8, 2020 11:52 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk scored 1:43 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Marco Scandella tied the score late in the third period for the Canadiens, who have won three straight and seven of their last nine. Carey Price stopped...