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Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs

WATCH: Joe Bowen calls Auston Matthews’ 50th and 51st goals of the season in...

Auston Matthews continued to show his sense of occasion by reaching the 50-goal plateau in front of friends and family at Mullett Arena in...
Bertuzzi, Matthews, Maple Leafs vs. Coyotes

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast Info

Auston Matthews pursues goal #50 of the season in his home state as the Maple Leafs look to reverse an ugly trend of four...

Sheldon Keefe on splitting up Tavares & Nylander on separate lines: “It was one...

Ahead of Wednesday's game in Arizona, Sheldon Keefe discussed Noah Gregor returning to the lineup after a healthy scratch, the shakeup on his middle-six...

What should and shouldn’t be made of the Maple Leafs’ 18-2-1 record without Morgan...

On the latest MLHS podcast, Anthony Petrielli and Nick Ashbourne discussed the Maple Leafs' four-game winning streak and 18-2-1 record without Morgan Rielly in...
Gary Bettman, Morgan Rielly suspension

Gary Bettman has upheld Morgan Rielly’s five-game suspension; how should the Leafs organization respond?...

On the latest MLHS podcast, Anthony Petrielli and Nick Ashbourne discussed Gary Bettman affirming Morgan Rielly's five-game suspension and how the Leafs organization should...
Bobby McMann, Maple Leafs bench

Keefe’s refreshing lineup calls, Bettman upholds Rielly’s suspension, and a temperature check on Treliving’s...

In this week's MLHS Podcast, Nick Ashbourne and Anthony Petrielli discuss the Maple Leafs' four-game winning streak, recent lineup developments, the team's 18-2-1 record...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Blues 2: “We did enough good things...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues which improved the team's record to 30-16-8. On the...
Bobby McMann, Maple Leafs vs. Blues

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast...

John Tavares returns, Noah Gregor sits out as a healthy scratch, and Marshall Rifai makes his NHL debut on the blue line as the...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on the call-up of Marshall Rifai: “He has some NHL attributes: He...

After practice on Sunday, Sheldon Keefe discussed the emergency recall of Marlies defenseman Marshall Rifai, the status of his injured players, and a five-forward...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 9 vs. Ducks 2: “I have kind of gone...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 9-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks which improved the team's record to 29-16-8. On Auston Matthews...
Simon Benoit, Maple Leafs vs. Ducks

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast Info

There will be no John Tavares or Morgan Rielly, but it's a night all about taking care of business for the Maple Leafs against...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach

Sheldon Keefe on Tyler Bertuzzi’s slow production: “I still feel really strongly that he’s...

Ahead of Saturday's game against the Ducks, Sheldon Keefe discussed the decision to start Martin Jones, Tyler Bertuzzi's slow production, and the status of...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs Flyers 3 (OT): “The tear that [Matthews]...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers which improved the team's record to 28-16-8. On whether...
Nick Robertson, Maple Leafs

Are we seeing signs the Maple Leafs are deeper at forward than it’s appeared?...

In the latest MLHS Podcast, Nick Ashbourne and Anthony Petrielli discuss the fallout from the Morgan Rielly suspension, the team's secondary forward group, and...
Maple Leafs vs. Flyers, Brendan Shanahan

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast Info

Tonight, the Maple Leafs take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a battle between two teams fighting for playoff spots (7:00 p.m. EST, TSN4). The Flyers...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on Tyler Bertuzzi’s 18-game goal-scoring drought: “He’s getting chances, and that’s very...

After Wednesday's practice, Sheldon Keefe discussed Tyler Bertuzzi's dry spell offensively, the status of his injured and sick players, and TJ Brodie's play on...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Blues 1: “Max really took charge of...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues which improved the team's record to 27-16-8. On the...
Maple Leafs vs. Blues, Jake McCabe

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast...

The Maple Leafs forge ahead without Morgan Rielly as they welcome the surging St. Louis Blues to Scotiabank Arena (7:00 p.m. EST, TSN4). The Blues...
Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs

Morgan Rielly suspended for five games by NHL DoPS

After a long three days, the verdict is in from the DoPS: Five games for Morgan Rielly. Here is the DoPS' logic for the ruling: Saturday...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach

Sheldon Keefe on the absence of Morgan Rielly: “It gets the team’s attention… You...

Ahead of Tuesday's game against St. Louis, Sheldon Keefe discussed the status of his injured players, adapting to the loss of Morgan Rielly during...

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