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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.

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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 3

Game 3 Analysis: Alex Kerfoot steps up at 2C, breaking down both teams’ power...

Well, that wasn't stressful at all! After dominating the run of play for two periods, the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to make things interesting for...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Jack Campbell

Game in 10: Morgan Rielly’s game winner, Jack Campbell’s massive third-period performance secures 2-1...

They don’t ask how in the playoffs. A win is a win, and there isn’t much time to think about it considering these two teams...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 7

Game in 10: Same as it ever was

Honestly, I don’t even want to write this article. All day, I wanted to believe things would be different. Just this once. Matthews and/or Marner...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 win, Jason Spezza & Alex Galchenyuk

Game 4 Analysis: The Leafs’ cycle dominance, PK excellence, and second-period superiority are tipping...

Redemption game for the reclamation project against his former team After failing to register a single shot attempt in his previous two games, Alex Galchenyuk...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 win, Jason Spezza & Joe Thornton

Game in 10: Alex Galchenyuk revenge game, veteran production, Jack Campbell shutout highlight a...

Up 2-1 in the series and on the second night of a back-to-back, many were wondering how Sheldon Keefe would approach his lineup decisions...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs bench

Game 5 Analysis: Killer turnovers, William Nylander’s ice time, and lineup decisions ahead of...

That's what happens when you turn the puck over. The more I got into hockey analytics, the more I tended to value some of the...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 5

Game in 10: Jake Muzzin’s heroics force OT but Leafs fall short in Game...

The hardest thing to do is put a team away to end their season. Montreal came out tonight looking crisper, more aggressive on the forecheck,...
Nick Suzuki, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, game 6

Game in 10: Unbelievably, we’re off to Game 7 — and it’s no less...

The Leafs deserved to lose tonight. Yes, they made a nice comeback. Yes, they absolutely outplayed the Habs in overtime. But the first two periods...
Leafs lose Game 6, Montreal Canadiens

Game 6 Analysis: Here we go again…

My goal is always to remain objective with these postgame evaluations, but there's something about the emotional aspect of last night that got to...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 7 to the Montreal Canadiens, Mitch Marner & Auston Matthews

Game 7 Analysis: Where on Earth does this team go from here?

After watching the Maple Leafs fail to start Game 6 with any semblance of intensity the other night, I'm not sure why we should...

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