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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.

Joe Thornton, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto jumps on Habs early, clinches playoff spot in Montreal

X marks the spot. We can officially put an "X" next to the Toronto Maple Leafs now that they've clinched a playoff spot with their...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets, Nick Foligno & Mitch Marner

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto increases divisional lead to eight points with convincing 4-1 win...

For whatever reason, these teams don't seem to like each other. When we think of Canadian rivalries, I'm not sure how far down the list...
Nick Foligno, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Report Cards: Nick Foligno picks up assist in debut, Jack Campbell & the...

After getting goalie'd in Vancouver, the Toronto Maple Leafs did some goalie-ing of their own tonight in Winnipeg. It's not every night you see Connor...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Leafs Report Cards: Goaltending lets Toronto down in third period en route to fifth...

Goaltenders: can't win with them, can't win without them. Sometimes I wonder why we pour so many hours into this stupid sport when all that...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Leafs Report Cards: Braden Holtby stands on his head, Canucks return from Covid layoff...

What a crazy set of circumstances. In the same week Ontario couldn't decide how to handle their COVID regulations, the Vancouver Canucks were coming off...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Report Cards: Moribund power play, odd-man rushes against sink Auston Matthews-less Maple Leafs...

It turns out the Leafs might need Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Nick Foligno. With a few of their key players out of the lineup,...
David Rittich, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Leafs Report Cards: David Rittich solid in debut, Leafs claw out a point in...

If you wanted a glimpse of "playoff-style hockey," you got it. The Calgary Flames probably aren't going to make the playoffs, but they played that...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto lays an egg in Montreal, suffers first regulation loss in...

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed The Masters this weekend. The Maple Leafs certainly looked like they did. Monday night was one of their worst performances...
Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto outscores pesky Sens on the back of four-point nights from...

And God said, "Let there be goals," and there were goals. Did I get that quote right? The red light went off 10 separate times...
Jack Campbell & Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Jack Campbell clinches franchise record, Toronto dominates two of three periods...

Only one half of the rink needed to be flooded. This was one of the weirder games I've graded. At even strength, the Toronto Maple...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames, Jack Campbell

Leafs Report Cards: Jack Campbell stays perfect, Auston Matthews scores twice as Toronto sweeps...

What a weird game. Monday night's rematch between Toronto and Calgary started off really slow, which we should've expected considering it was the second half...
Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames, Michael Hutchinson

Leafs Report Cards: Hutchinson holds Toronto in it, offensive leaders take over third period...

Michael Hutchinson stole the Leafs two points on the road. That wasn't a typo. Toronto was outplayed by Calgary for two periods, but the game...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Report Cards: Jack Campbell spectacular again, Jason Spezza the shootout hero in second...

It was a Good Friday for some Leafs hockey. My apologies for the awful pun. Five minutes of 3-on-3 overtime weren't enough for the Winnipeg...
Auston Matthews celebration, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Leafs Report Cards: Top line leads the way offensively, Jack Campbell rock solid again...

Another strong showing from Toronto's top forwards. Despite some less than stellar puck-moving from their defensemen, the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to control the...
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,...

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