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2021 NHL Playoffs

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

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, 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...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 2 vs. Canadiens 1: “Rielly has really raised his...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 2-1 win in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. On whether Jack Campbell will start...
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

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...
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...

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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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