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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Mitch Marner

Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning – Game #26 Preview, Projected Lines, &...

The Maple Leafs and Lightning kick off their 2022-23 season series with the Leafs' five-game winning streak and Mitch Marner's franchise-record-tying 18-game points streak...
Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning

Jon Cooper reflects on the Leafs vs. Lightning series: “The Leafs are fighting ghosts...

Ahead of the first Leafs vs. Lightning matchup of the 2022-23 regular season, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper provided his reflections on last spring's...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on Mitch Marner’s maturation: “You’re seeing some of the results of how...

After practice on Friday, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed the injury status of Calle Järnkork and TJ Brodie, the decision to insert Wayne Simmonds...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

[Leafs Links] Friedman: Maple Leafs likely still prioritizing defense trade options, want to keep...

In a 'Leafs off-day' edition of the Leafs Links, the insiders discuss whether the Maple Leafs' biggest trade priority is a forward or defenseman...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 3 vs. Sharks 1: “[Marner] has played a lot...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks that improved the Leafs' record to 15-5-5. On Mitch Marner's...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks, Justin Holl

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks – Game #25 Preview, Projected Lines, &...

The Maple Leafs have a chance to avenge their Oct. 27 overtime loss against a tired San Jose Sharks team tonight at the Scotiabank...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on new Leaf Conor Timmins’ skill set: “The puck comes off of...

After practice on Tuesday, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed Ilya Samsonov's progress towards a return, Mitch Marner's 17-game point streak, reinserting Nick Robertson into...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 2: “This was not our...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings that improved the Leafs' record to 14-5-5. On the team's...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings, Pierre Engvall

Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings – Game #24 Preview, Projected Lines &...

Starting tonight in Detroit, the Maple Leafs are hoping last year's season-series sweep will carry over against an improved Red Wings team that is...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Penguins 1: “Through eight games, I can’t...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins that improved the Leafs' record to 13-5-5 this season. On the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Auston Matthews

Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins – Game #23 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

Tonight on HINC, the Maple Leafs and Penguins will play the rubber match of their season series after splitting their two matchups earlier this...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Wild 3: “[Nylander scoring the game winner]...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild that improved the Leafs' record to 12-5-5. On the keys to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Minnesota Wild, Börje Salming

Toronto Maple Leafs at Minnesota Wild – Game #22 Preview, Projected Lines, & TV...

The injuries keep piling up, but so do the wins. The Maple Leafs lost yet another defenseman to injury against New Jersey and were...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on the news of Börje Salming’s passing: “The fact that we’re so...

After practice on Thursday, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed the passing of Börje Salming, Conor Timmins joining the team for his first practice, and...
RIP, Borje Salming

RIP Börje Salming, 1951-2022

RIP, Börje. We're forever grateful for our opportunity earlier this month to say thank you and show our love for you one last time....
Pontus Holmberg, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs spoil the Devils’ chance at franchise-record glory with gutsy...

There are three truths about this Maple Leafs team that we can probably all agree on by this point: 1. If you count them out...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 2 vs. Devils 1: “This is a character win...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils that improved the Leafs' record to 11-5-5. On his thoughts...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils, Mitch Marner

Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils – Game #21 Preview, Projected Lines, &...

With Morgan Rielly joining TJ Brodie and Jake Muzzin on the injury list, it's a huge challenge on the road for the Maple Leafs...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach

Sheldon Keefe on losing all of Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie, and Jake Muzzin to...

After practice on Tuesday, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed the injury to Morgan Rielly, how difficult he is going to be to replace, and...

Report: Morgan Rielly out four-to-six weeks with MCL injury, placed on LTIR; Victor Mete...

The news on Morgan Rielly doesn’t appear to be a worst-case-scenario but it certainly isn’t a best-case scenario, either, as he will be placed...

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