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Comprehensive coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2021 NHL playoff run from Maple Leafs Hot Stove.

Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Canadiens 3 vs. Leafs 1: “I am not going to...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 3-1 loss in Game 7. On how he puts the series loss into perspective: Really hard to put...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 7 to the Montreal Canadiens, Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews

Game 7 Analysis: Where on Earth does this team go from here?

After watching the Maple Leafs fail to start Game 6 with any semblance of intensity the other night, I'm not sure why we should...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 7

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 7 – Preview &...

It's the Game 7 no one in Toronto wanted. Coming off of a second consecutive wasted put-away opportunity in which the team inexplicably started slowly,...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe: “I really feel that we are right we are supposed to be:...

A day away from a series-deciding Game 7, Sheldon Keefe discussed the pressure the team is facing, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner's production through...
Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Leafs vs. Habs

It’s put up or shut up time for the Maple Leafs’ core

The Leafs should be embarrassed about last night's game. The team's effort was completely unacceptable. Coming up short in overtime is one thing, but not...
Leafs lose Game 6, Montreal Canadiens

Game 6 Analysis: Here we go again…

My goal is always to remain objective with these postgame evaluations, but there's something about the emotional aspect of last night that got to...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 6

Game in 10: Unbelievably, we’re off to Game 7 — and it’s no less...

The Leafs deserved to lose tonight. Yes, they made a nice comeback. Yes, they absolutely outplayed the Habs in overtime. But the first two periods...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs playoffs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Canadiens 3 vs. Leafs 2 (OT): “The games have gotten...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 3-2 overtime loss in Game 6. On the poor starts in two consecutive games: Both games Montreal had...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 6

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 6 – Preview &...

After a three-goal comeback fell short in their sloppiest performance of the series in Game 5, the Maple Leafs have their second opportunity to...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe on the top line breaking through offensively: “It is just a matter...

On an off-day for the players, Sheldon Keefe discussed possible lineup changes for tomorrow, the top line's play and production, the decision-making around William...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Game 5 Analysis: Killer turnovers, William Nylander’s ice time, and lineup decisions ahead of...

That's what happens when you turn the puck over. The more I got into hockey analytics, the more I tended to value some of the...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 5

Game in 10: Jake Muzzin’s heroics force OT but Leafs fall short in Game...

The hardest thing to do is put a team away to end their season. Montreal came out tonight looking crisper, more aggressive on the forecheck,...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Canadiens 4 vs. Leafs 3 (OT): “Is it part of...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 4-3 OT loss in Game 5. On whether the failure to put the Habs away tonight is...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 5

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 5 – Preview &...

After a successful back-to-back in which they outscored Montreal 6-1 and earned a 3-1 series lead, the Maple Leafs have an opportunity tonight to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 1

Pushing the Habs to the brink, Alex Kerfoot & William Nylander stepping up, Leafs’...

In Episode 17 of the MLHS Podcast, Ian Tulloch and Anthony Petrielli break down the Leafs' 3-1 advantage in their series versus the Montreal...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe on the difference in this Maple Leafs team vs. years past: “The...

On an off-ice day for the team, Sheldon Keefe discussed William Nylander and Alex Kerfoot stepping up in John Tavares' absence, the leadership Jason...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 win, Jason Spezza & Alex Galchenyuk

Game 4 Analysis: The Leafs’ cycle dominance, PK excellence, and second-period superiority are tipping...

Redemption game for the reclamation project against his former team After failing to register a single shot attempt in his previous two games, Alex Galchenyuk...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 win, Jason Spezza & Joe Thornton

Game in 10: Alex Galchenyuk revenge game, veteran production, Jack Campbell shutout highlight a...

Up 2-1 in the series and on the second night of a back-to-back, many were wondering how Sheldon Keefe would approach his lineup decisions...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs playoffs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Canadiens 0: “Scoring, defending, checking — all...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 4-0 win in Game 4 that put the Montreal Canadiens on the brink of elimination. On the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 4

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 4 – Preview &...

The Maple Leafs survived a shaky third-period last night to win a 2-1 game and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Tonight, they...

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