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FILE - In this April 16, 1970, file photo, New York Rangers' Bob Nevin (8), center, plays during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in New York. Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, but did not give a cause. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Nevin, won 2 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs, dies at 82

Sep. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday but did not give a cause. Nevin played 1,128 NHL games with Toronto, New York, Minnesota and Los Angeles, totaling 726...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen skates during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins reacquire F Kapanen from Maple Leafs

Aug. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. The Maple Leafs sent Kapanen,...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) and teammates celebrate after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. The Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tenacious Blue Jackets shift momentum to advance in playoffs

Aug. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets' successful playoff series against Toronto was a microcosm of their tumultuous, up-and-down season. Plagued by injuries to key players in the regular season — including both goaltenders at different times — Columbus pieced together lines with rookies...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates a Blue Jackets goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

Aug. 9, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Goalie Joonas Kirpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets proved how they learned their lesson about holding three-goal leads. They're advancing to the first round of the NHL playoffs because they weren't going to squander one for a second time in three days. Korpisalo stopped 33 shots, Zach...

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) celebrates the game tying goal as Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) and Blue Jackets defenceman David Savard (58) react during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Columbus hopes for Game 5 bounceback after historic collapse

Aug. 8, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes. Until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in 3:34 and another in overtime to stun the Blue Jackets and force a deciding Game 5 of the qualifying...

Toronto Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza (19) lands a punch on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan (46) during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews scores power-play goal in OT, Leafs knot series

Aug. 8, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period and Auston Matthews scored on a power play 13:10 into overtime to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Friday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series at two wins apiece. The Leafs scored three times in...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) comes far out of his net to play the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) chases during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dubois caps hat trick in OT, Blue Jackets put Leafs on brink

Aug. 7, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois got his third goal of the game 18:24 into overtime, finishing the Columbus Blue Jackets comeback from three goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their playoff qualifying series. Dubois got the winner on a rush after...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) stays out of the way as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) chases Canadiens' Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Not just Price is right: Canadiens have Penguins on brink

Aug. 7, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but he's not the only reason the high-powered Penguins are on the brink of elimination, down 2-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round...

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) battles against Vancouver Canucks' Jay Beagle (83) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Fan-free playoff hockey still proving plenty intense

Aug. 5, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

Staging games in empty arenas after a virus-forced hiatus of more than four months, the NHL skated into this unprecedented postseason with plenty of questions about just how intense the action on the ice would be. Four days into a most unusual Stanley Cup tournament, this much is clear: Playoff hockey is still...

Medical staff surround Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin as he lays on the ice waiting to be placed on a stretcher as they play against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Leafs' Muzzin out of the hospital, will not return in series

Aug. 5, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin has been discharged from the hospital and is back at the team’s hotel, and will not return to the lineup during Toronto’s playoff qualification series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Maple Leafs said in a statement that Muzzin will...