Category: Canadian Sports

Blue Jays place Aaron Sanchez on DL

Another familiar injury, another Toronto Blue Jays player sidelined. Pitcher Aaron Sanchez was relegated to the 10-day disabled list thanks to a blister on his right middle finder, the Jays announced Sunday. Toronto then recalled left-hander Matt Dermody from its Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. Sanchez, who was next scheduled to pitch Thursday against the…

Predators strike first vs. Blackhawks

CHICAGO—Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in the opener of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Rinne’s second career post-season shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win in Chicago in seven tries. The Predators did…

No. 1 playoff goalie? Answer might surprise you

If the endorsement of a starting playoff goalie is the number of times he’s left his fingerprints on hockey’s Holy Grail, isn’t it time that Corey Crawford earns some much-deserved respect? No, the Chicago Blackhawks goalie has never led Canada to an Olympic gold medal like the Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price. He isn’t as stylish…

Exciting Leafs weather storm for memorable win: DiManno

The Dane in whiplash crunch, head almost knocked off his shoulders. Prone in his crease, eerily still on the ice. Skating slowly and gingerly off the ice, disappearing down the tunnel into concussion protocol limbo. And there too the fate of the Maple Leafs seemed to hang, in the penultimate game of the season: limbo.…

Leafs make us wait, but the future’s worth waiting for: Arthur

Well, it’s not like you weren’t used to waiting. The Maple Leafs have made the playoffs once since 2004, and the last time they made it every Leaf looked like he had been gutted and hung on a line to dry, when it was over. Fast-forward a few hopeless years, and Toronto needed two points…