Windsor - Dec. 19, 2014: The Maple Leafs looked to roll into Carolina riding the momentum from their Tuesday night victory over the Anaheim Ducks. The Hurricanes, who had lost their previous six matchups were looking to play spoiler to the Leafs' impressive December run. Cam Ward led the Hurricanes to victory, stopping all but one of the twenty-six shots he faced. The Leafs fell to the Hurricanes 4-1. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Dec. 19, 2014: While last night's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks marked the seventeenth time in their last eighteen games in which the Edmonton Oilers found themselves on the wrong side of the scoresheet, it was a performance few could take issue with. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Dec. 17, 2014: For those who were hoping to see some sort of positive response from the Edmonton Oilers in their first game after the dismissal of former head coach Dallas Eakins, last night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes probably wasn’t how things were supposed to play out. As painful as Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s last second overtime winner may have been for those players to stomach, it was a result this group richly deserved. For them to have come out with the sort of uneven performance that they did, considering what had just occurred on Monday morning, is simply unacceptable. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Dec. 17, 2014: It was a game that saw the clash of two of the hottest teams in the NHL and in their toughest test of the season the Toronto Maple Leafs skated to a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. The win was the sixth in a row for Randy Carlyle’s Leafs. Phil Kessel lead the way offensively for Toronto with two goals and an assist. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Dec. 15, 2014: Heading into the 2014-15 season, Dallas Eakins was walking a very fine line. Unfortunately for him, the Edmonton Oilers got off to a horrendous start for a second straight season and it cost the head coach his job on Monday morning. While one could argue whether or not Eakins was given much to work with during his brief stint behind the Oilers bench, there is no question he was given more than any of his recent predecessors and the results speak for themselves.
Edmonton - Dec. 15, 2014: For all the bitching and moaning we have heard about the Edmonton Oilers unwillingness to play the game the “right way” over the last couple of years, this group’s inability to put pucks into the back of the opposing team’s net remains its biggest problem. After being blanked 2-0 by the New York Rangers on Sunday night, the Oilers have now been shutout 14 times and scored two or fewer goals in 69 of the 113 games since Dallas Eakins took over as head coach. And unfortunately for them, things appear to be getting worse...not better.
Toronto - Dec. 14, 2014: The Leafs win a hard fought game against the Los Angeles Kings in a shoot out. James Reimer held strong as he blanked the Kings in the shoot out. Meanwhile Mike Santorelli and Nazem Kadri led the Leafs up front. It was an impressive win for the Leafs who had played Detroit just 17 hours before.