Two Miscues Upend Maple Leafs

By HOWARD BERGER   OTTAWA (Oct. 30) – There wasn’t much to choose from on the weekend, as the Maple Leafs were involved in a pair of one goal games: a 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, and a 3-2 loss to the Senators here in Ottawa on Sunday.   […]

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 in 2011/2012 Season
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No Hockey, Just New York (Mostly From Above)

By HOWARD BERGER   NEW YORK (Oct. 26) – For my money, there is nothing quite so exhilarating, weather-wise, as a perfect autumn afternoon. Combine such conditions with one of the great cities on Earth and spontaneous things happen. Tuesday was one of those days.   I took a late-morning train from Philadelphia to New York […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 in Hockey News
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Leafs Now Remember No. 68

By HOWARD BERGER   PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 24) – The most bizarre aspect of Monday night’s hockey game at the Wells Fargo Center was not lost on the 39-year-old that brought yesteryear to life.   “I don’t remember the last time I had three breakaways in a game… it must have been like 10 years ago,” […]

Monday, October 24th, 2011 in 2011/2012 Season
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Schenn Clan; Scrivens Pumped For Tonight

By HOWARD BERGER   PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 24) – It was a perfect line, delivered with the straight face of an actor: “No media today, guys, I’m not feeling well.”   If Ben Scrivens was hoping to stop reporters in their tracks this morning, it worked… for a brief moment. Then came the engaging, mischievous smile that fans of […]

Monday, October 24th, 2011 in 2011/2012 Season
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Leafs Road Trip – Montreal to Philadelphia

By HOWARD BERGER   PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23) – As a frequent traveler, you never, ever complain when weather and flying conditions between cities are ideal… as they were this morning for a 70-minute flight on USAirways from Montreal to Philadelphia. Landing just after 11 a.m., I had plenty of time to rent a car and make the […]

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 in 2011/2012 Season
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Grabovski Turns The Table

By HOWARD BERGER   MONTREAL (Oct. 22) – How often through the years have the Toronto Maple Leafs been victimized by a former player – no matter how skilled or obscure – upon his return to either Maple Leaf Gardens or the Air Canada Centre? This may seem like a rhetorical question but there are […]

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 in 2011/2012 Season
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