Trading van Riemsdyk means Maple Leafs would lose scoring punch

TORONTO – This is the counter-argument for anyone who believes the Toronto Maple Leafs would be better served by trading James van Riemsdyk at the deadline rather than risking lose him for nothing in the summer. Even with all of the offensive talent in the Leafs lineup, van Riemsdyk was the only player to break through during a tight 1-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. We have seen that often this season, not to mention the five played before it. The big left-winger now sits at 25 goals – putting him on pace for a career-best 33. There likely isn’t enough cap space available to meet his demands… Read More

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Maple Leafs’ Andersen makes 40 saves in shutout win over Panthers

TORONTO — Frederik Andersen made 40 saves and James van Riemsdyk had the lone goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs shut out the Florida Panthers 1-0 on Tuesday. The shutout marked Andersen’s career-best fifth of the season. The 28-year-old has reached the 30-win mark for the third time in his career. Toronto (37-20-5) has won 11 of 12 and improved to 14-4-2 since Jan. 4. The Panthers (26-25-6) have dropped back-to-back games after opening their five-game road trip with three straight wins. Florida entered the night six points out of a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Florida threatened in the third with goaltender Roberto Luongo pulled for an extra… Read More

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Devils’ 4-game winning streak snapped in 2-1 loss to Blue Jackets | Rapid reaction

Chris Ryan may be reached at The Blue Jackets beat the Devils, 2-1. Watch video Another Taylor Hall goal wasn’t enough for the Devils to extend their winning streak Hall’s 25th of the season was the lone Devils score, but despite holding the Columbus Blue Jackets to 19 shots, the two that found the back of the net were enough to hand the Devils a 2-1 loss on Tuesday at the Prudential Center in Newark. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Devils, and they closed the season series between the teams with a 1-3-0 record after winning the first matchup on Dec. 5. The Devils pulled even… Read More

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Rutgers basketball blitzed by No. 16 Ohio State, fall into Big Ten basement

A rough night for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers was able to weather one storm at Ohio State on Tuesday night. It couldn’t handle a second. C.J. Jackson led three OSU scorers in double figures as the No. 16 Buckeyes shook off a rough end to the first half and routed the Scarlet Knights, 79-52, at Value City Arena in Columbus. The game was defined by a trio of runs that transpired over the final 9:15 of the first half and the first eight minutes of the second. Ohio State went on a 11-0 tear to build a 19-point lead with 5:41 to go before halftime. Rutgers then closed the half… Read More

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