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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 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 1

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 1 – Preview &...

Five days after the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it's finally here: Game 1 of the first Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens playoff series...
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...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 5 vs. Canadiens 1: “I really had belief Rasmus...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team’s 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 to even the series at 1-1. On the...
Kings of the North Leafs T Shirts

Celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs’ division title with the Kings of the North apparel...

In celebration of the Leafs' first division title since 2000, MLHS has released Kings of the North apparel ahead of the team's 2021 playoff...
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...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe: “We are a much bigger team, a much more experienced team, and...

After practice on Wednesday, Sheldon Keefe discussed the imminent return of Zach Bogosian, Rasmus Sandin's ability to handle NHL playoff competition, and the team's...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 3

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 3 – Preview &...

With a huge bounce-back win behind them and the series now a best-of-five contest, the Maple Leafs get set for a rare playoff back-to-back...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

It’s official: The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the playoffs...

For the first time since 1979, we’ve officially got ourselves a Leafs vs. Habs playoff matchup (start date TBD). It’s a shame that there won’t...
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...
Joe Thornton, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

The MLHS panel predicts the outcome of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens...

The MLHS crew nailed its North Division regular-season predictions. Brimming with overconfidence, it's time to put our necks on the line with some Leafs...
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,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 3

Game 3 Analysis: Alex Kerfoot steps up at 2C, breaking down both teams’ power...

Well, that wasn't stressful at all! After dominating the run of play for two periods, the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to make things interesting for...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Habs vs. Leafs Series Preview, Setting the Playoff Lineup, Fixing the Power Play, &...

In Episode 15 of the MLHS Podcast, Ian Tulloch and Anthony Petrielli preview the Leafs vs. Habs series, the playoff lineup, the continued struggles...
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

Game 1 Analysis: After the man advantage falters and Montreal’s rush offense comes to...

Cursed game, cursed team. There's nothing I enjoy more than breaking down the nuances of Maple Leafs hockey, especially now that they're in a big...
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, Jack Campbell

Game in 10: Morgan Rielly’s game winner, Jack Campbell’s massive third-period performance secures 2-1...

They don’t ask how in the playoffs. A win is a win, and there isn’t much time to think about it considering these two teams...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

The Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens playoff schedule has been set — and for some...

The first-round NHL playoff schedule has been announced, and it includes a back-to-back set at the Bell Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs vs....

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