Game Reviews

Everything you need to know about last night’s Leafs game is broken down by an MLHS writer within minutes of the final buzzer.

Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game 2 Analysis: Power play roars to life, Engvall-Kerfoot-Mikheyev line outstanding in Maple Leafs’...

The Leafs finally fixed their power play! You could argue it looked pretty good in Game 1 apart from the shorthanded goal, but the floodgates...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 2

Game in 10: Leafs overcome early deficit with convincing bounce-back Game 2 victory

After an emotionally charged Game 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business in a much-needed statement game of sorts to settle down...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 1

Game 1 Analysis: After the man advantage falters and Montreal’s rush offense comes to...

Cursed game, cursed team. There's nothing I enjoy more than breaking down the nuances of Maple Leafs hockey, especially now that they're in a big...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 1

Game in 10: Maple Leafs fail to generate enough at 5v5, lose special teams...

There was a hockey game tonight -- and we will get to that -- but I’d be remiss if I did not start by...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets, Jack Campbell

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto gets through regular-season finale unscathed in loss to Jets

It's over. It's finally over. I'm not going to lie, it's been quite difficult for me trying to take meaningful notes on meaningless games lately....
Frederik Andersen, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Leafs Report Cards: Top power-play unit continues to struggle in overtime loss to Ottawa

We're almost there, folks. It's becoming tougher and tougher to derive meaning out of these meaningless regular-season games as the season winds down here, but we'll...
Pierre Engvall, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: The Swedes spark the comeback as the Leafs clinch the North...

The Toronto Maple Leafs didn't appear to be too engaged to start things off in this game. As good teams are able to do, they...
John Tavares, Alex Galchenyuk, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Auston Matthews notches 40th, Toronto one point away from clinching North...

Scoring chances galore in a dominant win for Toronto I'm a big fan of using "scoring chances" to measure how well a team played. These...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Leafs Report Cards: Special teams fail Toronto in overtime loss to Montreal

The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't quite hold on down the stretch. After leading for the entire game, the Leafs gave up the game-tying goal with...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Leafs Report Cards: Auston Matthews closes in on 40, fourth line stays hot as...

Are the playoffs here yet? As much as I love spending my Saturday nights watching the Vancouver Canucks, I'm sure most of us are looking...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Leafs Report Cards: Rasmus Sandin impresses again, Toronto sets franchise record with 69 points...

Let the load management begin! After locking up a playoff spot, the Leafs have started to rest some of their key players. Healthy scratches included...
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...

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