Kings trade Kyle Clifford, Jack Campbell with Maple Leafs

Kings trade Kyle Clifford, Jack Campbell with Maple Leafs

There's no shortage of buyers and sellers with the race for the playoffs heating up.

Mike Hoffman scored the victor and added an assist after lost Toronto lost starting goalie Frederik Andersen to injury as the Florida Panthers battled back from a 3-1 third-period deficit to defeat the Maple Leafs 5-3 on Monday night. "It is going to probably be pretty touch and go, I would project, up until the". I don't know if we gave up over four scoring chances at even-strength.

However the Leafs fell short in their comeback endeavor, as McKegg notched an empty netter assisted by Buchnevich, who recorded his third point of the game to solidify a 5-3 win for the Blueshirts.

The Leafs (28-19-7) entered Friday fourth in the Atlantic Division with 63 points, one back of the Florida Panthers.

Clifford, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings in 2012 and 2014, has six goals and 14 points in 52 games this season.

Matthews, who wound up a combined minus-10 on the night with regular linemates Mitch Marner and Zach Hyman, realized he has been put out after the first of the Rangers fast strikes to redeem himself.

"Obviously disappointing", Tavares said. "We don't want to get in that position, and it's been a position that we've been falling into quite a bit". After giving up that first one (early in the third), we could have rolled over and died but everybody on the bench knew just to dig in and we bounced back and took it to them.

With the team's 69th second-period goal of the season, Auston Matthews cut the Rangers lead to 3-2 with just over three minutes left on just the eleventh Leafs shot of the period.

As of now, there is no reason to sound the alarms, however, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced during the first intermission of the game against Florida Panthers visitors that number 1 netminder Frederik Andersen was being assessed for an injury.

Andersen's absence in the lineup for a prolonged period of time could prove costly for the team as their backup - Michael Hutchinson - hasn't had a lot of success in net this season. Following the game, head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters that he went through concussion protocol and passed, but was held out as a precaution. "We just didn't play well in front of him for the last 20 minutes". Despite the crushing setback against Florida in a game the home side dominated for two periods, Toronto has responded well from a 1-3-2 stretch before the bye week and all-star break with six out of a possible eight points.

"It's just one of those series of unfortunate events that ends up in the back of your net", Hutchinson said.

Now, not all the blame should be shouldered by Hutchinson, who is now 4-8-1 on the season, but the Leafs are a different team - and a non-playoff team - without Andersen between the pipes.

Clifford grew up in Ayr, and started playing the game when he was three years old with Ayr Minor hockey before moving to the Cambridge Hawks program in his novice year and came up through the Cambridge Hawks minor hockey.

"I'm going hour by hour at this moment", said the 26-year-old Finn.

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