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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.
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Marner, Matthews, Murray, and Maple Leafs special teams keep rolling in...

The Maple Leafs capped a perfect 4-0 road trip with a 4-2 win in Detroit built on an opportunistic offense, excellent goaltending from Matt...
Jordie Benn, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lose Morgan Rielly to injury, cough up the lead...

The Maple Leafs did not shortchange us on effort in this one and actually played a good game, but they simply could not bury...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs score on the power play, penalty kill, and at...

The Maple Leafs took care of business against the severely-slumping Sabres on Saturday night, scoring shorthanded, on the power play (x2), and at five-on-five...
Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Matt Murray earns Toronto a point, Maple Leafs outplayed at 5v5...

Largely thanks to the play of goaltender Matt Murray, the Maple Leafs found a late tying goal and scraped out a point in an...
Jordie Benn, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Jordie Benn debuts in style, Maple Leafs win it for Börje...

The Maple Leafs roared back from 2-0 down with a dominant final 40 minutes against Vancouver in an emotionally-charged atmosphere at Scotiabank Arena. Your game...
Vegas Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Shorthanded goal against costs the Maple Leafs a point in OT...

The Maple Leafs let the opportunity to end another long winning streak of a top opponent slip through their grasp against the Vegas Golden...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: The captain delivers in Maple Leafs’ much-needed victory over Flyers

Big exhale, Leafs Nation. With the upcoming three-games-in-four-nights stretch against Boston, Carolina, and Vegas — literally the top three teams in the league at the...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ even-strength offense and penalty-killing struggles continue in loss to...

The Maple Leafs continued to struggle for even-strength offense en route to a third-straight loss on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Your game in 10: 1. ...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Game in 10: Matthews and Marner find the scoresheet but Maple Leafs drop another...

After scraping out a point against the Sharks tonight, the Maple Leafs have now collected just one out of the six points on offer...
Maple Leafs vs. Vegas Golden Knights, Justin Holl

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lay an egg, lose 3-1 in Vegas despite Ilya...

Pity all of us East coasters who stayed up to watch this. A 38.4% share of expected goals while chasing the game for most of...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: John Tavares and Ilya Samsonov stay hot, Maple Leafs’ special teams...

Strong goaltending from Ilya Samsonov and success on special teams were the difference for the Maple Leafs in their first road win of the...
Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate a victory over the Dallas Stars

Game in 10: Here’s to you, Mr. Robertson

Nick Robertson announced that he’s here to stay as the Maple Leafs overcame a 1-0 deficit and another goal review that went against them...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars – Game #5 Preview, Projected Lines, and TV...

The loss to Arizona on Monday was an episode of groundhog day for all of us who watched the Maple Leafs play down to...
Justin Holl, Mitch marner, Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Justin Holl scores late winner, Ilya Samsonov notches second consecutive victory...

Ilya Samsonov won his second consecutive game to start his Toronto career as the Maple Leafs found a way to win a tight divisional...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators – Game #3 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

With Matt Murray on LTIR, Ilya Samsonov will start his second consecutive as the Maple Leafs open the 2022-23 Battle of Ontario season series...
Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs produce “unacceptable” effort in sloppy season-opening loss to Montreal

There was a lot of talk before this game about the matchup between the Canadiens’ banged-up and inexperienced defense against the Maple Leafs’ firepower...
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,...

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