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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: March 6, 2014


The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime last night despite blowing a 2-0 third period lead thanks to two shorthanded goals given up during the same power play.

Tyler Bozak scored twice – once on a second-period penalty shot and once in overtime after a nice feed from behind the net by Phil Kessel – while Jonathan Bernier had 35 saves for the Leafs, who won their first game in four tries since the Olympic break.

For more on the game, check out recaps from Jonas Siegel of TSN, Bower Power of Pension Plan Puppets and Jeff Veillette of The LeafsNation.

Partly due to the Leafs’ tight salary cap situation and partly due to Dave Nonis’ unwillingness to give up young players, prospects and picks (Way to go, Dave!), the team didn’t do anything on Trade Deadline Day yesterday. With that being said, many other teams in the Eastern Conference (Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, to name three) did improve thanks to some bargain deals. Will the Leafs’ inaction come back to haunt them during this crucial stretch of the season? James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail examines that question.

According to this rumour passed along by Jeff Veillette of TLN, Leo Komarov’s tendency to wear Leafs’ gear off the ice as a member of Dynamo Moscow has caused the KHL team to implement a new rule banning all players from wearing swag from any other hockey team. I love Leo.

Tags: Jonathan Bernier Leo Komarov Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak

  • Scottie Smalls

    If they bring Komarov back, doesn’t that mean they have to get rid of someone?

    • Tim Bayer

      I think there are bound to be players leaving this offseason due to all the UFAs. I don’t see Reimer (unfortunately), Franson or Ranger being back. At forward, I’d like to see them keep Kulemin and Raymond, but I’m not sure what will happen. McClement seems to be expendable. I’d love to see Komarov come back at a good price.