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Alex Drain is a sportswriter who joined MLHS to cover the Toronto Maple Leafs in March 2022, writing analysis pieces as well as game reviews. You can follow him on Twitter at @AlexDrain_NHL or contact at alex.drain7@gmail.com.
Maple Leafs Lose

The Three Faces of Agony

It happened again. The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 7 and have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 3

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 6 Analysis: Good but not quite good enough

One of the main storylines entering Game 6 was whether the Toronto Maple Leafs would show up to another potential series-clinching game flat and...
Auston Matthews, Leafs legend

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 5 Analysis: Toronto’s stars shine brightest

When a team finds itself in a playoff pickle -- in need of a few big plays to turn things around and regain momentum...
Justin Holl, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 4 Analysis: Burn the Tape

With a chance to put this first-round series in a stranglehold, the Toronto Maple Leafs were instead run out of the building 7-3 by...
Ilya Mikheyev, Pierre Engvall, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 3 Analysis: Depth contributions and superb goaltending put Toronto...

It's not easy to win in the Stanley Cup playoffs, especially when you face the back-to-back defending champs. And winning ugly is always better...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 2 Analysis: Toronto makes the bigger mistakes but reasons...

Whenever you get two great teams together for a playoff series, it often comes down to a few plays here or there. The Maple Leafs...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 1 Analysis: A Best Case Scenario

It had been 11 months since the Toronto Maple Leafs last played a postseason hockey game when the team took the ice last night...
Auston Matthews scores 60th goal of 2021-22 season

Game in 10: Mission accomplished — Matthews hits 60, Soupy posts shutout, and Maple...

Auston Matthews stole the show by becoming the 21st player in NHL history to hit 60 goals in a season as the Toronto Maple...
Dryden McKay, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender

Dryden McKay signs with Toronto: What are the Maple Leafs getting in the Hobey...

The Toronto Maple Leafs reeled in another one of the top undrafted college free agents on the market by signing Minnesota State goalie and...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs earn hard-fought point in Florida, lose Michael Bunting to...

The Toronto Maple Leafs got Auston Matthews back in the lineup tonight, but they were unable to snap the Florida Panthers' (now) 13-game winning...
Ilya Lyubushkin, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs receive wake-up call as four-game winning streak ends in...

In a potential playoff preview, the Tampa Bay Lightning pummeled the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-1 tonight at Amalie Arena, taking advantage of a Leafs...
Jason Spezza, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Two-point nights from Nylander & Mikheyev, rock-solid play from Campbell lead...

The Maple Leafs downed the dreadful Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 thanks to another strong game from William Nylander and Jack Campbell on Tuesday night. With Auston...
William Nylander celebrates, Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Game in 10: Maple Leafs clinch franchise record for points and wins, move to...

The 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs set franchise records for wins and points in a regular season tonight with a 4-2 win over the New...
Michael Bunting, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs bounce back in style, score seven without goals from...

The Toronto Maple Leafs responded to Tuesday's poor outing against Buffalo with a resounding win over the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-3...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game in 10: Maple Leafs lay another egg against Buffalo in first regulation loss...

For the third time in the past six weeks, the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped a game to the Buffalo Sabres by multiple goals as...
Max Ellis, Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs sign Max Ellis to entry-level deal: The 411 on the new Leaf...

With the NCAA Hockey season nearing its ultimate conclusion, the Maple Leafs snapped up one of the more coveted undrafted free agents in Notre...
Auston Matthews is king, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Matthews runs wild, ties franchise record with 54 goals as the...

Auston Matthews' hat trick and Jack Campbell's strong performance helped the Maple Leafs deliver a statement 6-2 victory over the twice-defending champion Lightning tonight...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews 50 goals

Game in 10: Auston Matthews hits 50, Mark Giordano scores his first as a...

Auston Matthews became the fourth player in franchise history to score 50 goals in a season as the Maple Leafs overcame a slow start...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs frustrated by Jake Allen in Montreal, continuing team’s strange...

The Maple Leafs fell 4-2 to the Canadiens on Saturday night despite handily outshooting their opposition, as occasional defensive lapses and a horrendous refereeing...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils, Colin Blackwell

Game in 10: Mark Giordano impressive in Toronto debut, Maple Leafs’ PK wins the...

On a night of shiny new objects, the Toronto Maple Leafs integrated trade deadline acquisitions Colin Blackwell and Mark Giordano into their lineup and...

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