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.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lose the goalie battle, commit costly second-period mistakes in...

Despite a bright start and a decent push in the third period, a messy 10 minutes sunk the Maple Leafs as their six-game winning...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Three Takeaways: Maple Leafs blow out New Jersey with four goals in opening 15...

At least they kept it close! After Monday night's dramatic third-period comeback, the Leafs followed it up with a more one-sided affair on Tuesday evening....
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Leafs repeat the feat, win in regulation despite 4-2 third-period deficit

After a thrilling comeback win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, Sheldon Keefe decided to stick with the lines that earned the...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Bunting hat trick sparks Maple Leafs in come-from-behind win in Motown

This Original Six battle on Hockey Night in Canada turned into an 11-goal barnburner. While the Leafs' play wasn't always pretty, five unanswered goals in...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks, Auston Mathews

Leafs Report Cards: New lines show promise in dominant showing against Anaheim

Sometimes this sport doesn't make any sense! Actually, we could probably change that to most of the time. In a game that Toronto absolutely dominated...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto controls run of play, protects lead effectively in bounce-back win...

A clash of styles Barry Trotz's Islanders played their game, clogging up the slot in the defensive zone and finishing every single check in the...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs cough up another multi-goal lead, pay the price in...

The Maple Leafs turned a 3-1 first-period lead into a 6-3 loss at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Multiple poor defensive sequences, some bad...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebration vs. St. Louis Blues

Leafs Report Cards: Mitch Marner and Pierre Engvall return with a bang in thrilling...

Goals galore from Gretzky's office If you're a longtime reader, you already know how obsessed I am with passes originating from behind the net. Research...
Travis Dermott, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes

Leafs Report Cards: Goalie’d in Glendale

What a weird sport! Hockey can be a cruel and unforgiving game. You can follow a good process, make significantly more high-value plays than your...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto escapes with two points after dominant first period, subpar final...

Did you stay up for this one? You may have some regrets this morning. Toronto came out of the gates on fire, spending nearly 10 minutes...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Game in 10: Shorthanded Maple Leafs run out of gas, get a point in...

Tonight’s Hockey Night in Canada pitted two of the best teams in the league against each other. The game did not disappoint. At one point,...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Mikheyev, Nylander, and Kerfoot stay hot as Leafs win ugly over...

Given the state of the world around us, you don’t want to complain in any capacity about having hockey to watch. It’s certainly better than...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Offense from the defense, Ilya Mikheyev’s special-teams goals propel Toronto to...

It's been 84 years... Well, it's actually only been 18 days since the Leafs last played, but you're forgiven if it's felt longer. Much like...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto clinical offensively, tidies up defensive game in 5-1 win over...

Quality over quantity In the sport of hockey, it's typically a better outcome to generate more shots than your opponent, since we know it's historically...
Petr Mrazek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs flirt with disaster, escape with the two points in...

How are you feeling about your team's 5-4 win tonight, Kyle Dubas? https://twitter.com/LeafsNews/status/1469858293480841221 That about sums it up, but we'll try to fill in the details...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Ondrej Kase & Victor Hedman

Leafs Report Cards: Turnovers prove costly as Toronto drops 5-3 game to Tampa Bay

Sometimes, you outshoot the other team but a couple of notably bad mistakes aren’t bailed out by your goaltender and prove to be the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Michael Bunting

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto’s fast start just enough to coast over the finish line...

"It is not a good game for us, but it is a good result" Sheldon Keefe put it well in his post-game press conference. The Toronto...
Joseph Woll, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Odd-man rushes against, shocking officiating combine for ugly loss in Winnipeg

What the hell did we just watch? This is my reaction -- to all of it. The countless 2v1s Toronto gave up in the second period;...
Jason Spezza, Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Jason Spezza’s heroics lead valiant comeback as Toronto scrapes out a...

Welcome to Minnesota Wild hockey! This was a great example of the kind of tight-checking game the Leafs will need to break through in come...
Auston Matthews hat trick, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto passes measuring-stick test with flying colours in statement win over...

This is the best I've ever seen the Maple Leafs play. Over this stretch of 15 wins in 17 games, we've seen Toronto decisively outplay...

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