NHL: Calgary 3, Colorado 2

DENVER, March 18 (UPI) -- Rene Bourque scored twice in helping Calgary to a three-goal lead Wednesday and the Flames held on to defeat Colorado 3-2.

NHL: Toronto 3, New Jersey 0

TORONTO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- J.S. Giguere made an auspicious debut with Toronto Tuesday, posting a shutout and leading the Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over New Jersey.
Leafs get 4 players, give up 6 in 2 trades

Leafs get 4 players, give up 6 in 2 trades

TORONTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Toronto made trades with two teams Sunday, giving up six players and acquiring four, including defenseman Dion Phaneuf and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

NHL: Washington 6, Toronto 1

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored 49 seconds into the game Friday and added four assists in leading the Washington Capitals to a 6-1 mauling of Toronto.
NHL: Toronto 4, Philadelphia 0

NHL: Toronto 4, Philadelphia 0

TORONTO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Vesa Toskala made 38 saves in his first shutout this season Thursday, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL: Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Ian White put Toronto ahead with 1:22 to play Sunday and the Maple Leafs held on for a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL: Buffalo 5, Toronto 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Derek Roy started a streak of five straight Buffalo goals Friday, carrying the Sabres to a 5-2 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Toronto 3, Ottawa 2

TORONTO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Francois Beauchemin sent Toronto ahead with a goal 6 minutes into the third period Monday and the Maple Leafs went on to top the Ottawa Senators 3-2.

NHL: Toronto 6, Washington 3

TORONTO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Matt Stajan scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner, in Toronto's 6-3 win over the visiting Washington Capitals.

NHL: Toronto 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

TORONTO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Jason Blake scored the game-winning goal Wednesday, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Toronto 5, Atlanta 2

TORONTO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Alexei Ponikarovsky scored twice during a five-goal, second-period Toronto outburst Monday and the Maple Leafs coasted to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.

NHL: Toronto 2, Washington 1 (SO)

TORONTO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Niklas Hagman scored in regulation and again in the shootout Saturday to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.

NHL: New York Rangers 7, Toronto 2

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Dan Girardi and Sean Avery both scored twice Monday to lead the New York Rangers in a 7-2 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Two power-play goals by Sidney Crosby Saturday sent Pittsburgh coasting to a 5-2 victory over winless Toronto.
Maple Leafs goalie to miss rest of season

Maple Leafs goalie to miss rest of season

TORONTO, March 4 (UPI) -- Toronto goaltender Vesa Toskala said Wednesday he will have surgery for hip and groin injuries and will miss the rest of the NHL season.
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Vesa Toskala
San Jose Sharks goalie Vesa Toskala of Finland watches warmups prior to game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver November 13, 2006. Toskala did not play in the Shark's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Vesa Tapani Toskala (born on May 20, 1977 in Kangasala, Finland), is a professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.

Toskala was selected by San Jose in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft (4th round, 90th overall). The Sharks also took fellow Finn Miikka Kiprusoff in the fifth round. Toskala turned heads with his stellar play in the 1998–99 season with Ilves of the SM-liiga, where he went 21-12-0 with a 2.14 GAA and a 0.916 save percentage and posted five shutouts. The next season, playing a style that modeled after Markus Korhonen he played with Färjestads BK of the Swedish Elitserien and posted an impressive 2.59 GAA. In one game with Färjestad, Toskala scored a goal. At this point, Toskala was not sure if he wanted to have a career in hockey. Wanting a more stable job, he was going to quit hockey altogether to go to school full-time, before San Jose enticed him to North America.

He holds the San Jose Club record as the only goalie to record a multiple point game as he tallied two assists against Chicago on February 3, 2007.

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