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Jim Montgomery, Boston Bruins practice

Jim Montgomery on the Bruins’ mindset entering this playoff versus last spring: “Our players...

After Friday's practice, Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery discussed his Hampus Lindholm-Charlie McAvoy pairing, the regular-season series against the Leafs, and managing two goalies...
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

The Bruins’ strengths + vulnerabilities, and the path to a series victory for the...

In the first 2024 playoff edition of the MLHS Podcast, Nick Ashbourne and Anthony Petrielli discuss their final impressions of the regular season before...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Lightning 6 vs. Leafs 4: “I’m not afraid to admit...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, which dropped the team's final record to 46-25-10. On...
Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs vs. Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast...

The Maple Leafs close out the regular season in Tampa on a night when big individual milestones for Auston Matthews and Nikita Kucherov are...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Panthers 5 vs. Leafs 2: “We played a terrific first...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers, which dropped the team's record to 46-25-10. On where the...
Joel Edmundson, Maple Leafs vs. Panthers

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast Info

Locked into third place in the Atlantic Division, the Maple Leafs' second-last regular season game is all about Auston Matthews' 70-goal milestone, avoiding further...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on the Leafs’ better form on the road than at home this...

After Monday's practice, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed the status of all of his injured players (Calle Jarnkrok, Max Domi, Bobby McMann, and Joel...
Nicolas Mattinen, Maple Leafs signing

Eight years later, the Maple Leafs take a flyer on former draft pick Nicolas...

If you want to talk about a road less traveled en route to an NHL contract, how is this one for the newly signed...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Red Wings 5 vs. Leafs 4 (OT): “It seemed like...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 5-4 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings, which dropped the team's record to 46-24-10. On...
Ilya Samsonov, Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast...

The Maple Leafs' final regular-season home game of the 2023-24 season should be a doozy. Auston Matthews chases 70 goals, Timothy Liljegren returns to...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach

Sheldon Keefe on the Bertuzzi-Matthews-Domi line: “It’s not just a short-term thing… It’s a...

Ahead of Saturday's game against Detroit, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed the impact of the Bertuzzi - Matthews - Domi line, Matt Murray joining...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs practice

Sheldon Keefe on managing ice time within his balanced lines: “I’ve started to work...

After Friday's practice, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed Max Domi's injury status, Timothy Liljegren's participation in practice, Joel Edmundson's first game back in the...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Devils 6 vs. Leafs 5: “We didn’t play as bad...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 6-5 loss to the New Jersey Devils which dropped the team's record to 46-24-9. On the...
Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs vs. Devils

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast...

Joel Edmundson returns to the Maple Leafs lineup for the second half of a home-and-home against a Devils team now out of playoff contention....
Mitch Marner, Max Domi, Maple Leafs

Mitch Marner’s buy-in on the matchup line, the new lineup configuration & playoff prep...

In this week's edition of the MLHS Podcast, Nick Ashbourne and Anthony Petrielli discuss Sheldon Keefe sticking by his balanced lineup, William Nylander shifting...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach

Sheldon Keefe on Max Domi & Tyler Bertuzzi’s growing impact over the season: “Those...

Ahead of Thursday's game against New Jersey, head coach Sheldon Keefe discussed Joel Edmundson's return to the lineup, the status of Timothy Liljegren, Max...
Sheldon Keefe, Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 5 vs. Devils 2: “[Knies] was physically dominant… He...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils which improved the team's record to 46-23-9. On the...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Leafs 3 vs. Penguins 2 (OT): “It is a cool...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after the Maple Leafs' 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins which improved the team's record to 45-23-9. On the...
John Tavares, Maple Leafs vs. Devils

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils – Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast...

After a recent 6-3 loss to New Jersey in Toronto, a tired Maple Leafs team is looking for payback against a Jack Hughes-less Devils...

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