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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. Edmonton Oilers, Michael Hutchinson

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto concludes successful season series vs. Edmonton with overtime loss

Good process, bad result. Despite controlling 62 percent of the scoring chances at 5v5, the Toronto Maple Leafs ended up losing in overtime to the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leafs Report Cards: John Tavares & William Nylander lead comeback, Auston Matthews busts slump...

He's back. Auston Matthews scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Toronto Maple Leafs secure a 4-3 comeback victory in overtime against the Edmonton...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Report Cards: Justin Holl uncorks game winner, Toronto prevails over Ottawa in OT

What a weird game. The Toronto Maple Leafs significantly outplayed the Ottawa Senators at even strength, although two puck-handling blunders from Jack Campbell certainly made...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Leafs Report Cards: Jack Campbell stabilizes the crease, Leafs snap losing skid with win...

So that's what goaltending looks like! The Toronto Maple Leafs outplayed the Calgary Flames at even strength for the second night in a row. This...
Wayne Simmonds, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto loses the goaltending battle again, falls to sixth loss in...

Sometimes you just need a ****ing save. Since hiring Daryl Sutter, the Calgary Flames have been a dominant team at 5v5. The Toronto Maple Leafs...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Report Cards: Tired Toronto stumbles into the break with lacklustre showing in Ottawa

Yuck. The Toronto Maple Leafs got outplayed by the Ottawa Senators and deservingly lost the game. Thanks to a few goals with their netminder pulled,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto closes out Winnipeg series with a thud

Has Connor Hellebuyck been holding the Winnipeg Jets back? My column. The Leafs dominated the run of play in their previous two games against Hellebuyck...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets, Auston Matthews

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto sticks with it, overcomes Hellebuyck in thrilling OT win

Holy Hellebuyck. That was one of the most entertaining Leafs games I've covered. After two periods, the scoring chances were 30-13 Toronto, yet the score was...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto gets goalie’d by Hellebuyck, loses third straight in regulation

You're going to laugh when you see the heat map in this one. Despite out-chancing Winnipeg 51-20, Toronto lost the game 4-3. Much like Thatcher...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto swept in Vancouver

The Toronto Maple Leafs just can't seem to solve Thatcher Demko. Thanks to some stellar goaltending and a pair of goals on the power play,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks, Zach Hyman, Tyler Myers

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto runs out of gas in Vancouver

Sometimes you run out of juice. The Toronto Maple Leafs generated the majority of the scoring chances in the first two periods, but fatigue seemed...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leafs Report Cards: McDavid & Draisaitl held scoreless again, Leafs trounce Oilers in third...

Will Connor McDavid ever score again? My column. The Edmonton Oilers were able to score a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Unfortunately for...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly

Leafs Report Cards: 120 minutes of shutout hockey versus Connor McDavid & the Oilers

Another game, another shutout from your backup. It was 3-0 Toronto after 20 minutes. Now, we've all seen the Leafs blow big leads before, but...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Leafs Report Cards: Complete team effort, Jack Campbell shutout ends Oilers’ winning streak

No Matthews, no problem. After two periods of stellar play from their goaltender, the Leafs went into the final frame with a 3-0 lead --...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Leafs Report Cards: Nylander solves Rittich, Leafs triumph in overtime over Flames

We nearly had to start this article with, "Will the Leafs ever score again? My column:" After getting stonewalled by Dave Rittich for 58.5 minutes,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Leafs Report Cards: Shorthanded Leafs shut out by David Rittich & the Flames

Sometimes the pucks don't go in. Despite controlling the run of play for the majority of the game, the Toronto Maple Leafs weren't able to...
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...

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