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

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

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

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....
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

For the Leafs to beat the Habs, it starts with stopping the rush

For the first time since 1979, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs will face off in the Stanley Cup playoffs. At the beginning...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe: “Jack Campbell has played extremely well… He is definitely deserving of the...

After practice on Sunday, Sheldon Keefe discussed his situation in net ahead of the first round of the playoffs, the status of Zach Bogosian,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Jack Campbell, Corey Perry

Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Playoff Preview: 5v5 Matchups, Special Teams, X-Factors, and a Series...

It’s finally happening. The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing the Montreal Canadiens in a playoff series for the first time since 1979. This is a...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe on the Leafs vs. Habs rivalry: “This is as real as it...

After practice on Monday, Sheldon Keefe discussed Hayley Wickenheiser's promotion to Senior Director of Player Development, the meaning of the Leafs-Habs rivalry, the team's...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe on the pressure on the Leafs this playoff season: “Our group recognizes...

On an off-day for the players, Sheldon Keefe discussed Auston Matthews' goal-scoring title, his team's preparedness for the physical challenges of the playoffs, the...
Wayne Simmonds vs. Ben Chiarot, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Breaking down the Leafs vs. Habs playoff matchup game, Montreal under Dominique Ducharme vs....

In Episode 16 of the MLHS Podcast, Ian Tulloch and Anthony Petrielli break down the matchup game against the Canadiens, Sheldon Keefe's thinking behind...
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...
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...
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 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 vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 1

Game in 10: Maple Leafs fail to generate enough at 5v5, lose special teams...

There was a hockey game tonight -- and we will get to that -- but I’d be remiss if I did not start by...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Canadiens 2 vs. Leafs 1: “Everybody has to step up...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's Game 1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The latest update on John Tavares' condition: He is conscious and...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe on moving Nick Foligno to center in John Tavares’ absence: “He is...

After practice on Friday, Sheldon Keefe provided the latest update on John Tavares before discussing moving Nick Foligno to center, reinserting both Pierre Engvall...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 2

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – First Round, Game 2 – Preview &...

After an emotionally charged 48 hours, the Maple Leafs face their toughest test of the season: evening up the series without their captain in...

Kyle Dubas provides an update on John Tavares, rebukes the Toronto Sun’s cover: “The...

Kyle Dubas provided an update on the status of John Tavares before Game 2 on Saturday. Opening Statements I just wanted to take this opportunity this...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game 2 Analysis: Power play roars to life, Engvall-Kerfoot-Mikheyev line outstanding in Maple Leafs’...

The Leafs finally fixed their power play! You could argue it looked pretty good in Game 1 apart from the shorthanded goal, but the floodgates...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 2

Game in 10: Leafs overcome early deficit with convincing bounce-back Game 2 victory

After an emotionally charged Game 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business in a much-needed statement game of sorts to settle down...

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