Maple Leafs and Capitals hoping for more from Andersen and Holtby

Maple Leafs and Capitals hoping for more from Andersen and Holtby
Leafs make room for fun with reservations: Feschuk
To borrow an indelible phrase from Randy Carlyle, the goaltending in the dead-even Washington Capitals–Toronto Maple Leafs roller coaster has been just OK. And with three games or less on the docket, a brick-wall mounting or full-sieve heel turn could 

The Toronto Maple Leafs have definitely showed they have what it takes to beat the Washington Capitals, but they are going to need to bring an extra spark if they want to win Game 5. Many hockey fans anticipated a clean sweep between the Toronto Maple
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The winner and loser of Mike Babcock's post-Detroit decision comes into sharp relief as the Sabres' axe falls
When this series started there were a lot of Maple Leafs fans who were just happy to be in a playoff spot and the thought of facing the best team in the regular season in the Washington Capitals was a scary one. It's true; the Caps were incredible all … . They're learning lessons along this playoff ride but Toronto can't forget the fact it is two wins away from winning series against Capitals. The Maple Leafs are about more than just lessons now that they're two wins away from putting away the Capitals.

The winner and loser of Mike Babcock's post-Detroit decision comes into sharp relief as the Sabres' axe falls

The Leafs didn't invent the idea of staying in hotels to bond before playoff home games, but they're reaping some of the benefits. Home or away, the Leafs see the benefits of hotel living during their surprising post-season run. (Nathan Denette / THE

Leafs make room for fun with reservations: Feschuk
Leafs make room for fun with reservations: Feschuk
The series will head back to Toronto for Game 6 on Sunday. The Capitals announced on Thursday that the start time for Game 6 will be at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CSN locally (CSN channel Finder). The national broadcast will be on

Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock discusses his team's performance following a 5-4 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 4. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson played an integral role in Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn. More. How could Tom Wilson resist? Announced as one of the three stars after recording his
Mike Babcock watched a young team, much like his own, get spanked by a veteran opponent on Tuesday night and wanted his team to be prepared for a similar situation. He told his players how the level of play would rise higher with every game that passed. . Making it close in the end could help, but Capitals regain home-ice advantage with series swinging back to Washington. Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen scrambles, with Nicklas Backstrom of the Capitals incoming, on T.J. Oshie's opening goal of Game 4 at
Leafs Nation draining dollars, fans from Raptors, Jays
Leafs Nation draining dollars, fans from Raptors, Jays

Lars Eller (20) is one of the Capitals that was glad to see teammate Tom Wilson step up in Game 4. CORRECTION Capitals Maple Leafs Hockey. Nathan Denette / canadian press. Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal as Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman

Interestingly enough, Ovechkin's ice time for Game 4 was still low at just 16:31. That's not enough. Granted, the third period started with the Caps being on the five on three penalty kill for almost an entire two minutes. That cuts into Ovechkin's …

Capitals feel like they have figured out how to attack Toronto

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) scores past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen (31) during first period NHL hockey round one playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

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