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Alec Brownscombe is the founder and editor of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He's published five magazines on the team entitled "The Maple Leafs Annual" with distribution in Chapters and newsstands across the country. He also co-hosts "The Battle of the Atlantic," a weekly show on TSN1200 that covers the Leafs and the NHL in-depth. Alec is a graduate of Trent University and Algonquin College with his diploma in Journalism. In 2014, he was awarded Canada's Best Hockey Blogger honours by Molson Canadian. You can contact him at alec.brownscombe@mapleleafshotstove.com.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game #49 Review: Chicago Blackhawks 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs entered the All-Star break in the worst way possible, dropping out of a playoff spot after a 6-2 blowout loss...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Game #45 Review: Winnipeg Jets 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

Auston Matthews salvaged a point for the Toronto Maple Leafs just before the buzzer, scoring his 30th and 31st goals of the season (before...
Game #44 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. New York Islanders 0

Game #43 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. New York Islanders 0

Faced with a different challenge against the New York Islanders tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs passed another test with a 3-0 shutout victory with...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Game #42 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Winnipeg Jets 3

The good times kept on rolling to start 2020 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who extended their points streak to nine games (8-0-1) with...

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Justin Holl to three-year, $2 million AAV contract extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Justin Holl to a three-year contract extension worth $6 million ($2 million AAV), the club announced on...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Game #38 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 8 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 6

The Toronto Maple Leafs exploded out of the gates, totally collapsed, and surged back to win in regulation in a wild 14-goal affair that...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game #37 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1

Michael Hutchinson picked up his first win of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business in a back-to-back against the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers

Game #34 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Edmonton Oilers 1

The bottom six stepped up as the Toronto Maple Leafs capped a successful Western road trip (3 for 4) with a convincing win in...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Game #33 Review: Calgary Flames 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs conceded three goals in 2:40 to start the third period en route to a 4-2 loss in Calgary on Friday...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Game #32 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Vancouver Canucks 1

John Tavares (2g, 1a) and Frederik Andersen (38 saves) led the way as the Toronto Maple Leafs picked up their second consecutive win to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #27 Review: Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs gave up a 2-0 lead with four unanswered goals against in the second period, clawed back within one on two...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Game #25 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Colorado Avalanche 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 2-0-0 in the Sheldon Keefe era after a four-goal outburst in the first period proved enough despite taking on...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes, Sheldon Keefe

Game #24 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Arizona Coyotes 1

As coaching debuts go, this one couldn't have gone much better for Sheldon Keefe. https://twitter.com/LeafsNews/status/1197735823279632385 Your game ten: 1.  A 3-1 win in which the team scored...
Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Marlies

Mike Babcock out, Sheldon Keefe in: How did we get here?

Brendan Shanahan has now hired and let go of Lamoriello and Mike Babcock in his time as Toronto Maple Leafs President. Let that sink in...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Game #23 Review: Vegas Golden Knights 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Wake me up when November ends. Your game in ten: 1.  The quick and dirty game summary: It was a tightly-contested first period in which there...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game #22 Review: Pittsburgh Penguins 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Good grief. Your game in ten: 1.  There have been some bad efforts out of the Leafs among their 13 losses this season, but my God...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, John Tavares

Game #21 Review: Boston Bruins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs keep finding ways to lose games, coming from behind twice before dropping their fourth straight in a 4-2 loss to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders

Game #20 Review: New York Islanders 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs' special teams sunk their ship again in a 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Your game in...
Toronto maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Michael Hutchinson placed on waivers as Toronto Maple Leafs’ backup role claims another victim

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed backup goaltender Michael Hutchinson on waivers as of Noon ET on Monday. It’s possible the Leafs have a separate...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers

Game #18 Review: Philadelphia Flyers 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs erased a 0-2 deficit before falling short in the shootout on Saturday night, but the big storyline surrounds a different...

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