Leafs kick off California road trip with rematch against the Kings

The Leafs have been doing a lot of winning lately – 11 of their last 13 to be exact – but one of those two losses came in a lackluster showing against the Los Angeles Kings just over two weeks ago. It was an off night for the Leafs but it wasn’t as lopsided as the 5-1 score indicated and the Leafs were able to shake it off and get back on track to win their next five games. They will be looking to avenge a loss against a Kings team that has struggled to score goals during a stretch that has seen them go 2-2-2 since their last meeting with the Leafs.
Wednesday night’s matchup will serve as a homecoming of sorts for Jack Campbell, Jake Muzzin, and Kyle Clifford who was recently reacquired and subsequently recalled to the Leafs’ roster. Though it feels like they have been with the club for a long time, Wednesday will be the first time that Campbell and Muzzin take the ice at Staples Center as members of the Maple Leafs. The Leafs were last in California right before the pandemic shut down the NHL season – and everything else – and Campbell sat on the …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

Thornton fined for his interference hit on Perreault

Lately it seems like Joe Thornton has been adjusting his style of play to fit with his likely bottom six deployment for the reminder of the season and into the playoffs. With that he’s add a bit of chippiness to his game, that is generally welcome, but crossed a line Thursday night in Winnipeg and received a fine of $3,017.24 for it.

Toronto’s Joe Thornton has been fined $3,017.24, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Interference on Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 23, 2021

Thornton likely to be hearing from @NHLPlayerSafety for this late, high hit on Perreault which sends him to the locker room. Given two minutes for interference. pic.twitter.com/TkQz5Kl4Cd
— NHL Safety Watch (@NHLSafetyWatch) April 23, 2021

The fact that Perreault had no reason to expect a hit coming and of course Perreault’s history of head injuries make the hit concerning, but the good news was that Perreault was able to return to game.
Both teams played hard, physical games and it should make for an interesting Saturday night matchup tomorrow. And while our official statement is we don’t condone reckless hits, the fact that Galchenyuk, Foligno, Thornton, and Simmonds were …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

How to choose the best Sports Watches?

Are you more active than usual lately? Do you feel the adrenaline in your body? They are the signs of good routine, play sports and keep fit. Well, to get to the next level, your best ally is to have a “Sports Watch” that shows you in detail the statistics of your daily activity.
We are in an era where keeping fit is the order of the day. A good diet and sports is the basis of a healthy life. And we all know that practicing sport requires perseverance and dedication. To keep track of how much we have run or how many keystrokes we have at a given time, there are sports watches or smartwatches that will make this task quite easy.
If you are one of those who are starting to play sports or are already a born athlete, you have to buy a watch for sports with GPS.
But stop! Before choosing a sports watch, I’m going to explain some things you should keep in mind when buying a smartwatch. 
Smartwatch and activity wristbands show you an estimate of daily activity (calorie consumption, steps, distance traveled) even some more advanced models can monitor sleep. While GPS …

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Author: oilersnationstaff / The Leafs Nation