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Ian Tulloch is a contributor for Maple Leafs Hot Stove whose main focus is on bridging the gap between the eye test and analytics.
Travis Dermott, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes

Leafs Report Cards: Goalie’d in Glendale

What a weird sport! Hockey can be a cruel and unforgiving game. You can follow a good process, make significantly more high-value plays than your...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto escapes with two points after dominant first period, subpar final...

Did you stay up for this one? You may have some regrets this morning. Toronto came out of the gates on fire, spending nearly 10 minutes...
TJ Brodie, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Offense from the defense, Ilya Mikheyev’s special-teams goals propel Toronto to...

It's been 84 years... Well, it's actually only been 18 days since the Leafs last played, but you're forgiven if it's felt longer. Much like...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto clinical offensively, tidies up defensive game in 5-1 win over...

Quality over quantity In the sport of hockey, it's typically a better outcome to generate more shots than your opponent, since we know it's historically...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Michael Bunting

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto’s fast start just enough to coast over the finish line...

"It is not a good game for us, but it is a good result" Sheldon Keefe put it well in his post-game press conference. The Toronto...
Joseph Woll, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Odd-man rushes against, shocking officiating combine for ugly loss in Winnipeg

What the hell did we just watch? This is my reaction -- to all of it. The countless 2v1s Toronto gave up in the second period;...
Jason Spezza, Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Jason Spezza’s heroics lead valiant comeback as Toronto scrapes out a...

Welcome to Minnesota Wild hockey! This was a great example of the kind of tight-checking game the Leafs will need to break through in come...
Auston Matthews hat trick, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto passes measuring-stick test with flying colours in statement win over...

This is the best I've ever seen the Maple Leafs play. Over this stretch of 15 wins in 17 games, we've seen Toronto decisively outplay...
Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews

Leafs Report Cards: The “machine” keeps rolling, Toronto sweeps through California

"Right now, they look like a machine!" That was Ray Ferraro's first thought after the final buzzer, and I can't help but agree. Toronto has...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto’s ‘B’ game more than good enough in another business-like road...

Toronto's puck luck continues to turn around Last night's game was one where Toronto didn't completely dominate the run of play. The shots and scoring...
Alex Kerfoot, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto enjoys long-overdue offensive outburst, lays beatdown on LA

When shots become goals: the story of puck luck I talk about shooting percentage a lot in these post-game columns, especially this season with the...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: Mitch Marner scores shorthanded game winner, Toronto shuts out Islanders in...

A Joseph Woll shutout, just like we all expected! The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Islanders by a final score of 3-0 on...
Jake Muzzin, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Leafs Report Cards: Jack Campbell keeps Toronto in the game but offense dries up...

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs Ever Score Again? Sorry, that's my clickbaity headline. Toronto lost to Pittsburgh 2-0 on Saturday night, which brings up a funny...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers

Leafs Report Cards: Rielly double dips, Campbell remains lights-out in win over Rangers

This team has been playing some excellent hockey lately. With another win against the New York Rangers, that makes 10 out of their last 11...
Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander celebrate a Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Leafs Report Cards: Big Four keeps rolling, Toronto shows stick-to-itiveness in come from-behind OT...

That was not Darryl Sutter hockey. When you heard the Leafs were going up against this team, the last thing you'd expect was a fun hockey game...
Ritchie, Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Report Cards: William Nylander stays hot, Toronto wins low-event game in Philadelphia

Well, that was boring... until it wasn't! There weren't too many scoring chances in this game for either side, but the Leafs were eventually able...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings

Leafs Report Cards: Bad start sinks Toronto, Danault continues to haunt the SBA as...

Let's dispel some myths real quick. Whenever you see a final score of 5-1, your assumption is that the losing team got their teeth kicked...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Leafs Report Cards: Most complete effort of the season extends Toronto’s winning streak to...

If you don't love that, you don't love NHL hockey. Games like these are why I still romanticize this sport, even though recent events have...
Maple Leafs defeat Tampa Bay Lightning

Leafs Report Cards: Soupy steals the show, Toronto works late magic in OT win...

Well, that was certainly entertaining! Toronto defeated Tampa Bay by a final score of 2-1, but that doesn't even begin to tell you the story...
Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander celebrate a Toronto Maple Leafs goal

Leafs Report Cards: Toronto’s most dominant showing of the season extends winning streak to...

Guess who's back? The Leafs' shooting percentage! Coming into this game, Toronto's shooting percentage was just a hair over 6% at even strength. The Leafs have...

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