Matthews wins Hart, Lindsay awards, laments Maple Leafs playoff woes

Matthews wins Hart, Lindsay awards, laments Maple Leafs playoff woes

TAMPA– Auston Matthews appreciated what a special night it was for him and his family at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. The Toronto Maple Leafs center won the Hart Trophy, voted as the NHL most valuable player by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more

‘Hillman Hex’ lives on for Maple Leafs after defenseman dies at 85

‘Hillman Hex’ lives on for Maple Leafs after defenseman dies at 85

But here’s the best. Hillman should hold an NHL record forever, having won the Cup at age 18 years, two months and nine days old with the 1954-55 Detroit Red Wings, the youngest player to ever have his name engraved on the trophy. Today, a player must be 18 years old at the start of … Read more

Spezza announces retirement from NHL and joins Maple Leafs front office

Spezza announces retirement from NHL and joins Maple Leafs front office

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza today announced his retirement from the National Hockey League after 19 seasons. With his announcement, Spezza will be joining the Maple Leafs’ front office as Special Assistant to General Manager Kyle Dubas effective immediately. “It is difficult to describe just how much of a lasting and positive impact that … Read more

Maple Leafs need to ‘push back’ vs. Lightning in Game 3, Matthews says

Maple Leafs need to ‘push back’ vs.  Lightning in Game 3, Matthews says

TORONTO — Auston Matthews said the Toronto Maple Leafs need to respond against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference First Round. “They came with a push and now it’s our turn to kind of push back here and make sure that we have an answer,” the Maple Leafs center said one day after … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Cooper ready for Lightning matchup with dad’s favorite team, Maple Leafs

Cooper ready for Lightning matchup with dad’s favorite team, Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Jon Cooper may have grown up in Prince George, British Columbia, but while his hometown is more than 2,500 miles from Toronto, the Tampa Bay Lightning coach is familiar with the passion of Toronto Maple Leafs fans. “My dad grew up being a major Leafs fan,” Cooper said on Sunday after practice. “I … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs vs. Lightning first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs vs.  Lightning first-round preview

(2A) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (3A) Tampa Bay Lightning Maple Leafs: 54-21-7, 115 points Lightning: 51-23-8, 110 points Season series: digital 2-2-0; TB 2-1-1 Game 1: Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, Scotiabank Arena: ESPN2, CBC, SN, TVAS, BSSUN) The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first … Read more

Trophy Tracker: Matthews, Huberdeau top Hart picks as NHL MVP

Trophy Tracker: Matthews, Huberdeau top Hart picks as NHL MVP

To mark the conclusion of the 2021-22 season, NHL.com is running its fifth and final installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Hart Trophy, given annually to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team as selected in a vote by the Professional … Read more