2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Northeast
Conference 10th Eastern
2010–11 record 37–34–11
Home record 18–15–8
Road record 19–19–3
Goals for 218
Goals against 251
Team information
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Dion Phaneuf
Alternate captains Colby Armstrong (Feb–Apr)
Francois Beauchemin (Oct–Feb)
Mikhail Grabovski (Feb–Apr)
Tomáš Kaberle (Oct–Feb)
Mike Komisarek
Luke Schenn (Feb–Mar)
Arena Air Canada Centre
Average attendance 19,354 (41 games, 102.9% capacity)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Phil Kessel (32)
Assists Clarke MacArthur (41)
Points Kessel (64)
Penalties in minutes Colton Orr (128)
Plus/minus Mikhail Grabovski (+14)
Wins James Reimer (20)
Goals against average Reimer (2.60)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 94th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 22, 1917,[2] and 84th season since adopting the Maple Leafs name in February 1927.

The Maple Leafs posted a regular season record of 37 wins, 34 losses, and 11 overtime/shootout losses for 85 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Draft[edit]

The Maple Leafs did not have a first round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, having traded it to the Boston Bruins in the Phil Kessel deal. The selection ended up being the second overall pick, which the Bruins used to select Tyler Seguin. The Leafs made their first selection in the second round, having traded Jimmy Hayes to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 43rd overall pick, used on Brad Ross of the Portland Winterhawks.[3] After Ross, the Leafs made six other selections in the later rounds of the draft, including Greg McKegg, Sondre Olden, Petter Granberg, Daniel Brodin, Sam Carrick and Josh Nicholls.[4]

Off-season[edit]

On June 14, 2010, General Manager Brian Burke held a press conference to unveil the team's new sweaters for the 2010–11 season[5] and also named Dion Phaneuf the 18th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[6]

Regular season[edit]

The Maple Leafs started the season much better than in 09–10. On October 7, 2010, the Maple Leafs won their first home opener since October 7, 2000. On October 15, 2010, the Maple Leafs won their fourth consecutive game beating the New York Rangers 4–3 on the road. The Leafs had started a regular season with four consecutive wins since the 1993–1994 season, when they won their first 10 games.

Over the 82-game regular season, the Leafs were shut out a league-high 11 times, tied with the Washington Capitals.[7]

Playoffs[edit]

The Maple Leafs attempted to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003–04 season. They were officially eliminated from playoff contention on April 5, 2011, when Buffalo Sabres beat Tampa Bay Lightning 4–2, shortly before Toronto lost to the Washington Capitals in a shoot-out. They continue to hold the second longest playoff-drought streak, second only to the Florida Panthers. Neither team have reached the playoffs since the NHL lockout. The Leafs hold the longest active Stanley Cup Finals drought streak not having competed in the finals since the 1966–67 NHL season. They also are tied with the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues for the longest drought without a Stanley Cup until the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. In the 2009–10 NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks ended the longest drought without winning a Stanley Cup at that time, not having won the Stanley Cup since the 1960–61 NHL season.

Standings[edit]

Northeast Division[8]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Boston Bruins 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
2 Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
3 Buffalo Sabres 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
5 Ottawa Senators 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals SE 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers AT 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils AT 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders AT 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division)
AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Game Log: 37–32–11, 85 Points (Home: 19–14–8; Road: 18–18–3)

Overtime Statistics[edit]

Games Won Lost Goal Scorers
Overtime 7 2 5 Kessel (1) Grabovski (1)
Shootout 10 5 5
17 7 10

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]