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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.
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...
Maple Leafs vs. Penguins, Joseph Woll

Game in 10: Miserable second period sinks Maple Leafs in loss to Penguins

In need of a response after coughing up a two-goal lead in an OT loss to Chicago, the Maple Leafs gave up the lead...
Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

Game in 10: Top line underwhelms as the Maple Leafs forfeit 3-1 lead, lose...

Despite three goals from their bottom six, the Maple Leafs coughed up a 3-1 lead and fell in overtime on Black Friday in Chicago. Your...
John Klingberg, Maple Leafs

Analysis: John Klingberg officially moved onto LTIR, Conor Timmins’ return, and the open question...

John Klingberg has been moved to LTIR due to his chronic hip issue, the Maple Leafs announced on Thursday. It’s always been there throughout my...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs win in Sweden

Game in 10: Who else but William Nylander scores the OT winner in storybook...

Couldn't have scripted it any sweeter. Your game in 10: 1.   It was a second consecutive underwhelming start for the Leafs in this game. From the micro...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs win in Sweden

Game in 10: Bertuzzi earns the game belt, Nylander puts on a show in...

A big third-period performance by the Tyler Bertuzzi - John Tavares - William Nylander line powered the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 come-from-behind win...
Maple Leafs celebration, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, TJ Brodie

Game in 10: It was 4-1 (again)

The Leafs are down multiple goals to the Lightning? Got ‘em right where they want ‘em! Big exhale, Leafs Nation. Your game in 10: 1.   The 4-1...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs vs. Sabres

Game in 10: Matthews hat trick not enough to overcome defensive frailties in Maple...

Playing against a tired Sabres team, the Maple Leafs received a hat trick of goals from Auston Matthews and still lost this game in...
TJ Brodie, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs claw out a point, lose Timothy Liljegren to injury...

In a building where basically no team erases a Bruin lead, the Maple Leafs came back from 2-0 down to at least earn a...
Maple Leafs vs. Predators

Game in 10: Maple Leafs stymied by Saros, collect the loser point to cap...

The Maple Leafs grabbed a point and probably should've taken two to end their five-game road trip in Nashville, but Juuse Saros (33 saves)...
William Nylander, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Timely scoring, excellence from Joe Woll powers Maple Leafs to win...

In addition to the continued excellence of goaltender Joseph Woll, the Maple Leafs were far more efficient offensively against a shot-happy, frustrated Capitals team...
Noah Gregor, Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Five-on-five offense lacking in Maple Leafs’ low-scoring loss to Panthers

The Maple Leafs couldn’t find enough offense to overcome a couple of late-first-period goals by the Florida Panthers, sending them to a 3-1 defeat...
Auston Matthews smile

Game in 10: Maple Leafs pull the game from the fire with thrilling late...

Why snort cocaine and ride a motorcycle out of a helicopter when you can simply watch Toronto Maple Leafs hockey? Two Leaf comebacks from two...
Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game Review: Sloppiness with the lead costs Maple Leafs in exhibition loss to Habs

The Maple Leafs have some details to clean up after forfeiting a 4-2 lead with under 10 minutes to go in the third period...

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