Another first-round exit for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I really thought this was their year. Going into game seven against the Lightning I thought they might be able to lift that first-round curse. Of course, they didn't, losing 2-1 to the Lightning, and now fans are calling for a shake-up. A shake-up that the New York Islanders should, if it materializes, take full advantage of.
Nylander logged a pair of assists in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning. Nylander assisted on an Auston Matthews goal in the second period before adding another on John Tavares' tally later in the frame. The 26-year-old winger has been on fire of late with seven points (three goals and four assists) in his last three contests. Nylander finished the regular season with a career-best 34 goals and 46 assists in 81 games.
This is not the first time William Nylander’s name has popped up in the NHL Rumors mill. His name was brought up two seasons ago when it was suggested the Toronto Maple Leafs should trade for some grit. The weak play Nylander did in Sunday nights game against the...
Toronto Maple Leafs William Nylander is a perfect example of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The series thus far between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning has been brilliant one night, then horrendous the next night for Leafs fans. Toronto dominated the ice during Game 1 and Game 3, but the Lightning have bounced backed tremendously after each loss.
Nylander scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play, in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Lightning in Game 4. Nylander's pair of goals came in the third period, but it was far too late to mount a comeback from five goals down. These were the winger's first two points in the playoffs. The 26-year-old has added 14 shots on net and a minus-3 rating from a middle-six role. He had 34 tallies and 80 points in 81 regular-season contests, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him pick up the pace on offense a bit.
Nylander, who has been held scoreless in the first two games of Round 1, skated with John Tavares at Friday morning's practice and could start Game 3 in that spot, reports Mark Masters of TSN. Willie had been moved to line three late in the season to spread offense across...
It turns out, William Nylander wasn’t just battling the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward was embroiled in combat with his body after a suspected case of food poisoning the day of the game. ”I was puking that day, but whatever,” Nylander said. “I think...
In the final game of the season, the head coaches for both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins talked about the importance of their teams getting through the game healthy so their players are 100 percent for the first game of the playoffs. Bruins’ head Coach Bruce Cassidy sat a total of eight players, including the team’s complete top two lines.
Although there were times when the duo of John Tavares and William Nylander have struggled to score at even strength this season, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe let it be known on Thursday that he was looking at possibly reuniting the skilled forwards on the team’s second line for at least one look before the playoffs begin.
Nylander scored twice Friday in a 5-2 win over Boston. Nylander's first goal was sweet -- he came in full speed on a breakaway and looked to be making a backhand move. Jeremy Swayman started to cheat right and Willie used quick hands to pull it back and stuff it in past the left pad. His second was an unassisted dangle around the Bruins' zone and again he deked Swayman in tight and stuffed it past his left pad. Fans complain a lot about Nylander, but the fantasy proof is in the numbers -- his career-best 34 goals, 80 points, 31 PPP and 256 SOG are golden for managers. And so is his point-per-game work in the postseason.
Nylander recorded a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Detroit. Both of Nylander's assists came in the third period, as he sent a beautiful cross-ice pass to John Tavares before setting up an Auston Matthews tally on the power play. The 25-year-old winger has had an excellent season offensively, extending his career high to 78 points with 32 goals and 46 assists.
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TAMPA — There was little positive to draw from the Toronto Maple Leafs’ disappointing first-round playoff upset against the Montreal Canadiens last season, but William Nylander certainly wasn’t a reason for the outcome. The forward led all players on his team with five goals and eight points...
Turns out William Nylander is a film critic. And hardest when reviewing himself. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The fluid winger, one of the hottest Leafs in a week the team missed injured sniper Auston Matthews, was asked Tuesday night about his career high 32 goals in the wake of being taken off the second line.