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Maple Leafs' star Matthews, coach Babcock deny reports of rift

Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and head coach Mike Babcock deny there’s a rift between the two in the wake of Toronto’s first-round playoff exit. Reports surfaced after Toronto was eliminated in seven games by the Boston Bruins that there was friction. Babcock said he met with <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-playoffs-maple-leafs-matthews-frustrated-1.463… CBC | NHL News

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Leafs' Auston Matthews frustrated with playoff performance

Auston Matthews described scoring in the playoffs like feeling “an earthquake in your feet” following his winner in Game 3 of Toronto’s series with the Boston Bruins. Unfortunately for the Maple Leafs and their star centre, there wouldn’t be any aftershocks. Matthews could only muster that one goal to go along with a solitary assist as the Leafs fell in ...

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Leafs' Nazem Kadri suspended 3 games for hit in Game 1 loss to Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games by the NHL for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Kadri was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct at 8:18 of the third period Thursday after leaving his feet and driving the head of Wingels, who was on his knees, into the boards. The ...

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Kadri seals Leafs' comeback win over Red Wings

Peeling off his equipment after the media had moved on from his locker-room stall, Nazem Kadri told one of Patrick Marleau’s sons that maybe someday the youngster will be the one sending passes to the Toronto centre. For now, Kadri is just fine getting set up by his ageless linemate. Patrick Marleau set up Nazem Kadri for the game winning ...

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JVR's hat trick propels Leafs' comeback in SO win over Stars

Mitch Marner scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their franchise-record home winning streak to 11 games with a wild 6-5 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday. Marner beat Kari Lehtonen in the third round of the shootout as Toronto stormed back from 4-2 and 5-4 deficits in the third period. James van Riemsdyk, with the ...

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Kadri leads Leafs' march over Penguins to snap losing skid

​Not to be outdone by the Raptors’ home heroics, the Maple Leafs are doing their bit to make the Air Canada Centre a fortress. Toronto’s 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins was their 10th straight victory on home ice, setting a new franchise record. 1:33 Nazem Kadri scored twice Saturday night as Toronto posted a franchise-record 10th straight home victory ...

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Leafs' Auston Matthews inching closer to return from shoulder injury

Auston Matthews won’t play for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their outdoor game at Navy’s Memorial Stadium but is progressing in his work to return from an apparent shoulder injury. Coach Mike Babcock says the 20-year-old centre is skating every day and should have his conditioning when he returns to the lineup. Matthews injured his right shoulder Feb. 22 against the ...

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