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2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 96th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on November 22, 1917.[2] The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division3rd Northeast
Conference5th Eastern
2012–13 record26–17–5
Home record13–9–2
Road record13–8–3
Goals for144
Goals against129
Team information
General ManagerDave Nonis
CoachRandy Carlyle
CaptainDion Phaneuf
Alternate captainsJoffrey Lupul
Clarke MacArthur
Jay McClement
ArenaAir Canada Centre
Average attendance19,305 (102.6%)[1]
Team leaders
GoalsPhil Kessel (20)
AssistsPhil Kessel (32)
PointsPhil Kessel (52)
Penalty minutesColton Orr (155)
Plus/minusMark Fraser (+19)
WinsJames Reimer (19)
Goals against averageJames Reimer (2.38)

Due to the abbreviated 48-game schedule, the Maple Leafs played only teams from their own Eastern Conference. Within their division, they played the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres four times each, and the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators five times each. The Maple Leafs played all non-divisional Eastern Conference opponents three times each.

Toronto qualified for the playoffs for the first time in nine years and the first time in eight seasons (as the 2004–05 season was not played due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout. The Leafs lost Game 7 in the first round against the Boston Bruins despite holding a 4–1 lead with 11 minutes to go in the third period, though Toronto had battled back from a three games to one deficit just to force the seventh game. The Leafs would not qualify for the playoffs again until the 2016–17 season.

StandingsEdit

Northeast Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 +23 63
2 x – Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 +22 62
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 +12 57
4 x – Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 +12 56
5 Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 −18 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 NE y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 +23 63
3 SE y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 +19 57
4 NE x – Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 +22 62
5 NE x – Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 +12 57
6 AT x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
7 NE x – Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 +12 56
8 AT x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
9 SE Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 −16 51
10 AT Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
11 AT New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
12 NE Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 115 143 −28 48
13 SE Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 −32 42
14 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 −2 40
15 SE Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 −59 36
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The Maple Leafs concluded the regular season having allowed the fewest power-play goals (19) and with the best penalty-kill percentage (88.20%).[3]

2012–13 Game Log: 26–17–5, 57 Points (Home: 13–9–2; Road: 13–8–3)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Overtime statisticsEdit

Games Won Lost Game Winning Goal Scorers
Overtime 2 2 0 Frattin (1), Phaneuf (1)
Shootout 5 0 5
7 2 5

PlayoffsEdit

The Maple Leafs qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2003–04 NHL season in a game against the Ottawa Senators on April 20, 2013. They lost to the Boston Bruins in 7 games in the first round.

2013 Stanley Cup playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats[4]

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
James Reimer 33 31 1856:09 19 8 5 76 2.46 995 .924 4 0 1 0
Ben Scrivens 20 17 1024:51 7 9 0 46 2.69 542 .915 2 0 0 6
Jussi Rynnas 1 0 10:20 0 0 0 0 0.00 6 1.000 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
James Reimer 7 7 438:26 3 4 21 2.88 272 .923 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Maple Leafs. Stats reflect time with the Maple Leafs only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

TransactionsEdit

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.