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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-hosted "The Battle of the Atlantic," a weekly show on TSN1200 that covered 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.
Tyler Bertuzzi, Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Samsonov, Bertuzzi, and the power play come up trumps as the...

Entering the toughest building in the NHL at the end of their road trip, the Maple Leafs found a way to extend their winning...
Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs vs. Blues

Game in 10: Matthews, Knies & McMann remain hot as all-situations offense powers Maple...

The Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to four with a 4-2 win over St. Louis powered by one power-play goal courtesy of Auston...
Max Domi, Maple Leafs vs. Blues

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ depth steps up, Bobby McMann tallies first career hat...

Anticipating a healthy scratch when he arrived at the rink in the morning, Bobby McMann was putting the finishing touches on his first career...

Sheldon Keefe’s post-game comments following the Leafs’ loss to the Islanders showed a lack...

After Monday night’s loss to the Islanders, a frustrated Sheldon Keefe remarked on the matchup game against the Mathew Barzal line, mentioning that the...
Pontus Holmberg, Leafs vs. Kraken

Game in 10: Maple Leafs, Ilya Samsonov earn much-needed victory in Seattle to conclude...

Playing their eighth game in 12 days, the Maple Leafs dug in and earned a split of the West Coast road trip with a...
Maple Leafs vs. Canucks, Martin Jones & Max Domi

Game in 10: Slow start, sagging special teams, and an off-night from Martin Jones...

In an entertaining Hockey Day in Canada matchup, the Maple Leafs dug themselves out of an early 3-0 hole but needed better from their...
Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: MVP chants ring out in Calgary as Auston Matthews pulls the...

After blowing a bunch of leads lately, the Maple Leafs mixed it up by falling in an early hole before rattling off four unanswered...
TJ Brodie, Maple Leafs vs. Oilers

Game in 10: Squandered multi-goal lead costs Maple Leafs (again) but coach and players...

The Maple Leafs relinquished a multi-goal lead for the fifth time in their last seven losses as an opportunity to end the Oilers' 10-game...
William Nylander, John Tavares, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs complete the California road sweep in San Jose

Unlike in Anaheim, the Maple Leafs were able to break through in the first period and play with the lead in San Jose. Against a...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs vs. Kings

As the contract extension nears, how did we ever get to the (reported) ~$11.5...

As of Saturday night, Elliotte Friedman has reported terms of $11.5 million AAV over an eight-year contract extension for William Nylander, with an announcement...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs refuse to take “goalie’d” for an answer, get late...

On the verge of getting goalie’d by Lukas Dostal, the Maple Leafs kept ramming the door until it burst open on their 50th shot...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs vs. Kings

Game in 10: Tyler Bertuzzi provides the spark offensively, Maple Leafs dig in defensively...

Facing the best defensive team in the league statistically, the Maple Leafs played a tighter game with fewer mistakes than the Kings and were...
Dennis Hildeby, Toronto Marlies

Ilya Samsonov clears waivers as Maple Leafs forge ahead with a Martin Jones –...

Ilya Samsonov has cleared waivers and Dennis Hildeby has been recalled as the Maple Leafs enter 2024 with an NHL goaltending tandem (Martin Jones...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs bench

Game in 10: Sheldon Keefe’s pre-game “accountability” message becomes a major talking point as...

One could argue that the healthy scratching of a fourth-line center dominating the storylines in Toronto tonight (and probably the hockey world in general)...
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ Core Four scores four, Martin Jones steady in the...

Martin Jones provided some much-needed stability in net and the Core Four scored all four Toronto goals across four different game states — one...
TJ Brodie, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Hockey Gods, opportunistic Rangers halt Maple Leafs’ points streak in hard-luck...

Undone by rotten puck luck in a tight-checking hockey game, the Maple Leafs' points streak ended at nine against the New York Rangers on...
Max Domi, Matthew Knies, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: No Matthews, no problem as Maple Leafs receive contributions from all...

Some nights, it all comes together. Your game in 10: 1.  Sheldon Keefe started this game with the forward line of Noah Gregor, David Kampf, and...
Auston Matthews smile

Game in 10: Maple Leafs dominate Predators with their most complete effort of the...

This was the Maple Leafs' best "team" win of the season, especially given the circumstances (injuries/illness on the blue line, and now the loss...
Maple Leafs vs. Bruins, Joseph Woll, David Pastrnak

Game in 10: Matthews comes alive, Maple Leafs fight back to earn a point...

The Maple Leafs erased deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to earn a point in a hard-fought game where they probably deserved a better fate. Remarkably,...
Joseph Woll, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Joseph Woll produces a first-star performance in ugly shootout win over...

No pictures in the points column. The Maple Leafs won ugly over the Panthers, leaning on Joseph Woll and the unlikely goal-scoring heroics of...

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