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Ilya Samsonov, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Ilya Samsonov continues to assert game-one starter status in shutout win...

On a night when the Maple Leafs and Lightning round-one playoff matchup was officially confirmed, Toronto put home-ice advantage more firmly in hand with...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Ilya Samsonov sharp in his return but Maple Leafs surrender late...

The Maple Leafs should've held a more commanding lead entering the final few minutes of this game. In addition to solving Florida goaltender Alex Lyon...
Sam Lafferty, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lose Matt Murray to injury, drop two points in...

Despite controlling play and the majority of the scoring chances, the Maple Leafs made a few costly mistakes and were not as efficient as...
Zach Aston-Reese, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Depth scorers deliver in Maple Leafs’ dominant victory over Blue Jackets

One step closer to home-ice advantage. The Toronto Maple Leafs overwhelmed the Blue Jackets en route to a 4-2 victory, overcoming strong goaltending from...
William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Fourth line shines again, Maple Leafs acquit themselves well in hard-fought...

A fantastic hockey game by both teams. Great goaltending at both ends. Dialed-in penalty killing both ways. Evenly-played, tight-checking, playoff-style hockey at five-on-five. But you’re not...
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Ryan O'Reilly celebrate, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Stars light it up, power play scores four as Maple Leafs...

Utter annihilation of the Habs in the final home game of the regular season. Not a bad note to finish the 41-game home slate on....
Tyler Bertuzzi, Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Samsonov, Bertuzzi, and the power play come up trumps as the...

Entering the toughest building in the NHL at the end of their road trip, the Maple Leafs found a way to extend their winning...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Ilya Samsonov stops 45 of 46 in OT victory as Maple...

Ilya Samsonov was sensational in this 2-1 overtime win for the Maple Leafs, who -- thanks to a late John Tavares game-winner at three-on-three...
Michael Bunting, Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Woll stops 45 shots, Knies tallies first NHL point as tired...

Despite dressing 17 skaters while resting Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, the Maple Leafs found a way to beat a full Lightning lineup thanks...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov vs. Michael Bunting

Game in 10: Maple Leafs unprepared, undisciplined, and slow to adjust in ugly Game...

After a year of talk, a bunch of trades, and different line combinations and special teams units, the new Leafs looked a lot like...
Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ core answers the bell in dominant Game 2 win...

Circumstances be damned, the Maple Leafs needed to win this hockey game.  No Erik Cernak, no Victor Hedman, and no Michael Eysimmont. Down 1-0. At...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Rielly, O’Reilly come through in the clutch as Maple Leafs steal...

Good teams find ways to win, and that’s what the Maple Leafs did in Game 3. It was not a picture-perfect game or one they...
Alex Kerfoot, OT winner celly, Maple Leafs vs. Lightning

Game in 10: It was 4-1! Maple Leafs pull off a Game 4 miracle

This was the fifth time since 2017 that the Maple Leafs went into Game 4 of a series up 2-1. In three of their...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game in 10: Maple Leafs still searching for their ‘A’ game in the series...

If we are going to be completely honest about this playoff series, the Maple Leafs really didn’t deserve to be up 3-1 based on...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs slay the dragon, defeat Tampa Bay Lightning in OT...

Maple Leafs Hot Stove launched on September 3, 2008, and for the first time ever we can officially write the words: The Toronto Maple Leafs...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs sucked into the Panthers’ style of game en route...

For years now, the prevailing thought was that if the Maple Leafs could just get over the hump of winning in the first round,...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs shoot themselves in the foot, get rope-a-doped into a...

For years now, the common belief has been that if the Maple Leafs could just get past the first round, the pressure would be...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ core MIA as Toronto falls 3-0 down to Florida

One Kyle Dubas quote has always stood out to me as the Maple Leafs have lived and died by their core players for many...
Joe Woll, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Game in 10: Maple Leafs dig in defensively, Mitch Marner breaks through with GWG...

The Maple Leafs live to fight another day. There was so much talk about the 0-3 deficit the past few days, which -- from a...

Game in 10: Different but the same

In the end, the biggest problem when you find yourself in an 0-3 series hole is that you need everything to break just right...

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