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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.
Ilya Lyubushkin, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs draw the back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning in round one: A quick...

Nobody said it would be easy (with the Leafs, it never is). In fact, in the Atlantic Division, we knew it would be about...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Jack Campbell solid in his return from injury, penalty kill stays...

The Maple Leafs won with their B- effort in Philadelphia on Saturday night, riding an opportunistic offense, a strong performance from Jack Campbell in...
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs pass second big test of the week with complete...

The Maple Leafs put together an impressively complete four-line effort in Boston tonight, with the only cause for concern being three injury situations that...

Game in 10: Maple Leafs chase the lead all game, fall short despite valiant...

The Maple Leafs didn’t go away quietly in this 6-3 loss, but they played from behind throughout most of the night, struck five goalposts,...

Laughably, NHL DoPS suspends Auston Matthews for two games

The NHL DoPS verdict came down swiftly today, suspending Auston Matthews for two games for his cross-check on Rasmus Dahlin in yesterday’s Heritage Classic. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1503422011640528901 Matthews...
Maple Leafs lose Heritage Classic to Buffalo Sabres

Game in 10: Maple Leafs concede five again in Heritage Classic loss to Sabres

It was a great event and a bad result for the Maple Leafs in the Heritage Classic on Sunday evening. Let’s start on a positive...
Alex Kerfoot, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Goaltending somehow gets worse, Maple Leafs nearly overcome 4-1 deficit in...

Never a dull moment for the Toronto Maple Leafs, even on a Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes. Where do you even start with this...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Game in 10: Maple Leafs second-best in net yet again in high-scoring loss to...

The Maple Leafs conceded five or more goals for the fourth time in their last seven games en route to a 6-4 defeat to...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs enjoy better goaltending, balanced effort from top nine &...

After a chaotic Saturday night in Detroit, the Maple Leafs got the steady goaltending performance and the strong team effort on the road they were...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs concede a touchdown, win by a field goal in...

Why snort cocaine and ride a motorcycle out of a helicopter when you can simply watch Toronto Maple Leafs hockey? There are obviously some concerns...
Auston Matthews, Leafs legend

Game in 10: Auston Matthews takes over the game, Maple Leafs win a snooze-fest...

It wasn’t pretty or exciting, but the Maple Leafs finally got the goaltending and the defensive performance they needed while Auston Matthews took care...
Petr Mrazek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs concede five goals in 38 minutes in embarrassing loss...

This is the stuff that triggers the Leafs fan base’s collective PTSD. They were returning to the Bell Centre for the first since it all...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Jack Campbell

Game in 10: Maple Leafs control play but are too leaky defensively in loss...

A post-game trade got our minds off of a tough loss for the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1495236772258848772 We'll start with some thoughts on the...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ special-teams advantage enough to overcome uneven 5v5 play in...

Special teams dominance and some overdue puck luck were the story for the Maple Leafs, who emerged victorious from their first-ever visit to Seattle...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche – Game #33 Preview, Projected Lineups & TV...

This road trip is going to be a stiff test of the Maple Leafs’ mettle starting with tonight’s matchup in Denver, Colorado (7 p.m....
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. Chicago Blackhawks

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Game #29 Preview, Projected Lineups & TV...

Before they head out on the road, the Maple Leafs are looking to get back on track following a 1-2-1 stretch as they host...
Jason Spezza, Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs’ Jason Spezza suspended six games for hit on Neal Pionk; Brad Meier...

The sentencing is in for Jason Spezza: He will be suspended six games for his knee to the head on Neal Pionk. Spezza will...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks – Game #22 Preview, Projected Lineups &...

The Maple Leafs will look to serve another cold dish of revenge on this California road trip tonight in San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST,...

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