February 1, 2013
Clippers AT TORONTO When: 4 PST. Where: Air Canada Centre. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 34-13, Raptors 16-30. Record vs. Raptors: 1-0. Update: The Clippers are 14-8 on the road this season, giving them the fourth-best winning percentage (63.6%) in the NBA. The Raptors acquired small forward Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday in a multi-player deal that included Toronto sending guard Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons.
December 19, 2011 |
From Toronto — The NHL's video review room in Toronto was quiet Monday afternoon, with a dozen TV screens showing infomercials and computer screens displaying overhead views of empty nets. Three hours later the work stations would be occupied by half a dozen staff members responsible for reviewing plays in the six scheduled NHL games. Was the puck kicked into the net? Did the puck fully cross the line after a shot? Those judgments are made daily in this room, located next door to the Air Canada Centre and within earshot of the goal horn at the Maple Leafs' home rink.
December 18, 2011 |
Kings tonight At TORONTO When: 4 PST. Where: Air Canada Centre. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 14-14-4, Maple Leafs 16-13-3. Update: This is the finale of a four-game trip and the end of John Stevens' tenure as interim coach. Darryl Sutter will take over from Stevens, who is 1-2 since replacing Terry Murray, who was fired. Stevens will remain on Sutter's staff. The Kings have lost six of their last seven games and have scored two goals or less in each of their last 11. Their power play is 0 for 18 over the last six games, but Toronto's penalty killing (73.2%)
January 27, 2010 |
The Kings enjoyed a profitable night on several fronts Tuesday. Their most obvious gain was a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs that solidified their hold on a playoff spot and would have lifted them into fifth place in the West if the Phoenix Coyotes hadn't rallied to defeat the Red Wings. The Kings are four points clear of No. 8 Detroit and five ahead of No. 9 Calgary, a huge gap in a tight race. They also regained the presence of a formidable power forward when Dustin Brown, who has struggled offensively and too rarely displayed the assertive game that makes him so effective, set up all three goals the Kings got past Toronto goaltender Jonas Gustavsson during the second period.
January 26, 2010 |
The Kings' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday will be an expensive occasion for right wing Wayne Simmonds , but he doesn't mind reaching deep into his pockets to subsidize his own rooting section. Simmonds will play in his hometown for the first time, and he's expecting about 15 people to attend the game and cheer for him. He said today his three brothers, his sister, his best friend's family, his parents and "a lot of buddies" are scheduled to watch him at the Air Canada Centre, where the average cost of a Maple Leafs ticket is $117.
September 14, 2004 |
In his day, Jari Kurri played on Finnish teams that boasted waves of swift, skillful forwards and smart defensemen -- but had limited international success. The emergence of Miikka Kiprusoff has given Finland the clutch goaltending it has long lacked -- and should give his team a strong chance against Canada in the championship game of the World Cup of Hockey today at the Air Canada Centre.