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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Auston Matthews’ second consecutive four-point game leads Leafs over Habs

This guy just might be good. Auston Matthews put on a show as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens by a final score...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto scores a touchdown, closes out Ottawa series with five of...

Well, they certainly didn't blow a 5-1 lead this time. The Toronto Maple Leafs exploded offensively in this game, leading by a score of 6-2...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto overcomes slow start, bounces back in low-scoring win over Ottawa

Trap game - literally. After coming out of the gates at a snail's pace, Toronto started to turn things around in the second period and...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Report Cards: It was 5-1

According to MoneyPuck.com, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a 99.97% chance of winning tonight's game after scoring their fifth goal late in the second...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto parks the bus with one-goal lead, pays the price in...

That's a tough way to lose. After getting out to an early 1-0 lead that easily could've been a multi-goal lead, the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Big third-period push, surprise goal scorers lead Leafs over Habs

The top two teams in the Canadian Division faced off tonight. Montreal controlled the first two periods in shot attempts and scoring chances, although the...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto wins with their C game, sweeps Vancouver

After outclassing the Vancouver Canucks in their previous two meetings, it was the Toronto Maple Leafs who got outplayed for the majority of Monday...
Wayne Simmonds, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Matthews, Marner, and Simmonds keep on rolling as Leafs dominate Vancouver...

At least they kept it close. The Toronto Maple Leafs dominated the Vancouver Canucks for a second time in a row on Saturday night, winning...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Leafs Report Cards: Spezza turns back the clock as Leafs dismantle Canucks

It wasn't very close. Toronto's offense blew the doors off of the defensively-lacklustre Vancouver Canucks in this game, winning by a final score of 7-3....
Frederik Andersen, Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leafs Report Cards: Andersen comes up big, Leafs sneak out a point to cap...

If you wanted entertainment, you got it. The Leafs and Oilers got off to a back-and-forth start in the first period, with Edmonton handily coming...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Power play continues to roll as Leafs remain perfect in one-goal...

Who says no one came to watch the refs? In a game that was heavy on special teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to...
Travis Boyd, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Tkachuk weeps as Leafs complete the sweep in Calgary

What a weird game. After outshooting the Calgary Flames 10-1 in the first period, the Toronto Maple Leafs got hemmed in their own end for...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Leafs Report Cards: Jack Campbell excellent in ugly road win over Flames

They're not all going to be pretty. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Calgary Flames on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 3-2. All...
Toronto Maple Leafs win, Frederik Andersen

Leafs Report Cards: Power play remains hot, Andersen sharp as Leafs earn split versus...

We asked for more offense. Well, we got it. After Toronto allowed three odd-man rushes to Edmonton in the first four minutes, it was clear...
Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leafs Report Cards: Entertainment value, Leafs offense lacking in loss to Oilers

You'd think a game with Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews would've been more fun. It wasn't. The final score was 3-1 Edmonton, but even that overstates...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Dominant second period powers Leafs past Jets

That was a lot fun! The Toronto Maple Leafs were able to secure their third win of the season with a 3-1 victory over the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators, Joe Thornton

Game #3 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Ottawa Senators 2

This was a dominant performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs, although it felt a little too close for comfort late in the game. For the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Game #2 Review: Ottawa Senators 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the team that many believe will contend for tops in the division in game one. They then played the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game #1 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Montreal Canadiens 4 (OT)

Leafs hockey is back, baby. https://twitter.com/LeBronMaclean/status/808866626216964096 1.  This was an opener that had a bit of everything going on; nine goals total, multiple deficits overcome by...
Joe Thornton, Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Intrasquad Game Notes & Highlights: Team White 6 vs. Team Blue...

For the most part, this Team Blue vs. Team White intrasquad game had a pretty good pace to it, although not surprisingly, it got...

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