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Everything you need to know about last night’s Leaf game is broken down into 10 cogent points of analysis by an MLHS writer within minutes of the final buzzer.

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...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose playoff qualifier to Columbus

Game #5 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

A few days ago, if you asked what is the Leafiest thing that could happen, we would all be in agreement – a dramatic...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus - Auston Matthews game winner

What happened last night?

The Toronto Maple Leafs were dead and buried. That’s no exaggeration. Game 4 was over from a competitive standpoint according to every instinct or intuition...
Toronto Maple Leafs win miraculous Game 4

Game #4 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

Wow. Wow. Are we actually talking about the Leafs coming back from down three in an elimination game? Yes. Yes, we are. https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1291936376607461376 https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1291938429337509890 It wasn’t perfect. It wasn’t...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Game 3

Game #3 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

At 3-0, I was ready to go to bed. Instead, the Toronto Maple Leafs reminded us that whether in a strange COVID-era playoff tournament...
Toronto Maple Leafs win Game 2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets

Game #2 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 0

In a five-game playoff series, there is no time to feel sorry for yourself or go through the motions. Down 1-0 in the series,...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 1 to Columbus Blue Jackets

Game #1 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

A playoff tournament after months off for the league was music to the ears of many Toronto Maple Leafs fans. "Teams will be rusty,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Montreal Canadiens 2

Welcome back, everyone! On one hand, this was a weird game-watching experience. On the other, it felt so right to have hockey back. The arena...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks

Game #69 Review: Anaheim Ducks 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

A 3-0-0 week with wins over Tampa Bay, Florida and Vancouver followed up by an 0-2-1 week against the 27th, 28th, and 30th-place teams:...
Los Angeles Kings v Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #68 Review: Los Angeles Kings 1 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost 1-0 in a shootout tonight to the 30th-place LA Kings, but the real loser: We, the fans, who sacrificed...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Game #67 Review: San Jose Sharks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs are out West for the week with a golden opportunity in front of them to put some distance between themselves...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Game #66 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs emerged victorious from an evenly-contested Saturday night matchup against Vancouver thanks to a Martin Marincin third-period game-winning goal (for real). First...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Game #65 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Florida Panthers 3

In their biggest game of the year to date, the Toronto Maple Leafs stormed back from 3-1 down with a strong team effort top-to-bottom...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game #64 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3

It was a response the Toronto Maple Leafs badly needed. And an injury they really couldn't afford: https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1232689704547434496 Your game in ten: 1.  I wondered whether the Leafs,...
David Ayres, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Game #63 Review: David Ayres’ Carolina Hurricanes 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Maybe it was because of the rollercoaster 8-6 win against Carolina just before Christmas, but I had a strange feeling entering this game —...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen

Game #63 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 0

Just what the doctor ordered. Your game in ten: 1.  The Toronto Maple Leafs desperately needed to start this game with some urgency. They did just...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game #61 Review: Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially below the .500 mark in the month of February (4-5-1). Since the coaching change, it has been popular to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #60 Review: Buffalo Sabres 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

In a miserable overall performance, the Toronto Maple Leafs somehow pulled the game back to 2-2 in the third period only to completely collapse...

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