Toronto Maple Leafs 2014 News and Updates
4/8/14 – After winning their first two games in April, the Leafs were back in the playoff conversation. However, when Toronto dropped its final home game of the regular season Saturday to Winnipeg, they quickly fell back out. All three of the team’s remaining games are on the road where they’ll need to secure six points (and help from others) if they wish to make the NHL playoffs for a second straight year. Can they bolt past the Lightning tonight in Tampa Bay? The Maple Leafs will have to do so without forward Joffrey Lupul (knee) who is third on the squad with 22 goals and will undergo surgery.
4/2/14 – Toronto keeps their playoff hopes alive after the Leafs broke an eight-game losing streak Tuesday night against Calgary. Moving from tenth place to ninth in the Eastern Conference ranks, the squad is one point behind Columbus who holds the second wild card spot. In another must-win, the Maple Leafs will host the Bruins on Thursday (min. $71) before wrapping up a four-game homestand on Saturday against Winnipeg (min. $118). A postseason berth will not be easy for Toronto as Detroit, Columbus, and Washington all have at least one game in hand on them.
3/27/14 - The Leafs are falling. After losing six in a row, Toronto is no longer in the playoff picture. The 5-3 loss to St. Louis Tuesday night in Jonathan Bernier’s return knocked the Maple Leafs into tenth place (Columbus, Detroit, Washington and Toronto all have 80 points). The remaining four regular season home games at Air Canada Centre are averaging $296, with the finale before the NHL playoffs against the Winnipeg Jets the most expensive.
3/19/14 – Tonight’s game against the Atlantic’s third place team, Tampa Bay Lightning, is in high demand. A regulation win would move the Leafs into third; Toronto won the first two meeting against the Lightning, including a 4-1 victory in Tampa. Toronto Maple Leafs tickets for tonight’s battle are averaging $234, the cheapest regular-season game remaining at Air Canada Centre. Red hot on the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup is left wing Mason Raymond, who recorded four points in the past four games. Watch Raymond and the Leafs finish off the regular-season before the NHL Playoffs begin!
3/10/14 – The Maple Leafs are coming off two straight OT wins which should help build momentum heading into Toronto’s five-game road trip. The Leafs gained ground in the standings after a win against the Rangers Wednesday; the victory prevented a season sweep by New York. Troy Bodie’s two-point game, three nights later against the Flyers, was a first this year as Toronto picked up a 4-3 overtime win Saturday against Philadelphia. The Leafs will fly out for three games in California followed by two in Washington and Detroit on the way home.
3/3/14 – The Leafs have dropped both their games in overtime after returning from the Olympic break and will look to break that streak tonight at home against Columbus. David Bolland will not return Monday; an ankle injury suffered in the Leafs first game in November has kept him out of all but 15 games this season. Toronto fans have been expecting their Centre back for quite some time, with original rumblings happening before Sochi. However, James Reimer will start for the Maple Leafs against the Blue Jackets, making his first appearance since Jan 25.
2/25/14 - Post Olympic break, the Toronto Maple Leafs are gearing up for another playoff run amid a hectic 22 game schedule over 45 days. Looking to annihilate any possible repeat of their Game 7 meltdown against the Boston Bruins last season, the Leafs' Dave Bolland has made it clear they're hitting the ground running: "for us right now [playoffs] started last Wednesday." Bolland is set to return to the lineup from his severed ankle tendon injury this Thursday against the New York Islanders. He and Olympians Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk will be key playmakers in Toronto's advancing in Eastern Conference.
2/21/14 – Before Dave Bolland severed his ankle tendon on Nov 2, the centre had scored six goals and 10 points in 15 games and was the Leafs No. 2 guy at the position. Good news for Toronto, Bolland is expected to return Feb 27 against the New York Islanders. Before the Olympic break, the Leafs were 11-2-1 and are currently fifth in the East. Bolland and the Maple Leafs will be back at the Air Canada Centre Mar 3 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. With an average ticket price of $359, Toronto is the most in-demand team in the league! Partake in the excitement as the Leafs look to secure a postseason berth.
2/3/14 – Leafs’ Phil Kessel is the second player to reach 30 goals this season. Toronto’s forward got the hat trick against Ottawa Senator’s goaltender Craig Anderson Saturday to lead the Leafs to a 6-3 victory. Now having won three straight, the Maple Leafs will hit the road for two before heading home for their final game at Air Canada Centre before the Olympic break. It’ll cost you at least $104 when Vancouver comes to town Saturday. Cheer on the Maple Leafs as Toronto tries to avoid another shut out from the Canucks.
1/29/14 – The Leafs have won seven of their last nine; after a six game winning streak earlier this month (first in last eight years for franchise), Toronto appears to be turning their season around. RW Phil Kessel is on a seven-game point scoring streak and currently leads the team in points (55), goals (27), and assists (28). Who is next up on the Toronto Maple Leafs schedule? Florida (avg. $216) and Ottawa (avg. $399) at Air Canada Centre. Maple Leafs tickets are the most expensive in the NHL, averaging 3x more than the average NHL ticket in 2014.
Toronto Maple Leafs 2013-2014 Season
The Toronto Maple Leafs are among good company in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Now, four of the Original Six franchises are in the Maple Leafs division including the Detroit Red Wings
. Toronto will play the Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Winter Classic
on New Year’s Day, a game that was originally scheduled for last year but was canceled due to the NHL lockout.
… moreThe Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings game will be held outside at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor; tickets are averaging $218.
Toronto Maple Leafs tickets are averaging $342 on the secondary market. Right before the shortened season began last year, Maple Leafs tickets averaged $332. Must-see games on the Toronto Maples Leafs schedule include the Battle of Ontario Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators – tickets are averaging $420 for the October game and $430 for the February match. Toronto will play rival Buffalo Sabres three times this regular season – tickets for the three games in November, December, and January at Air Canada Centre average $309, $303, and $286 (in that order). The top two most expensive games that the Toronto Maple Leafs will play at home are against the Montreal Canadiens in the oldest rivalry in the League. Both Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens home games are averaging $525.
At this time last year the Toronto Maples Leafs were the most expensive road team in the NHL. The Leafs will hold on to that title (for now); Toronto Maple Leafs are once again the most expensive road team in the League. The most recent news concerning the Maple Leafs roster includes re-signing of Mark Fraser to a one-year deal and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a three-year deal.
The Leafs ended an eight-year drought last season by making the NHL Playoffs. As a five seed, Toronto lost to Boston, 2013 Stanley Cup finalists, in the first round.