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Zach Payne is a lifelong Leafs fan, MRU Journalism major, and contributor to Maple Leafs Hot Stove. Follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/Zachpayne41
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Auston Matthews takes charge offensively, Ilya Samsonov holds down the fort...

Following a slow start, Auston Matthews took over the game offensively and the Maple Leafs found their groove defensively en route to the team's...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Despite Ilya Samsonov’s best efforts, the Maple Leafs fall flat in...

After a brutal opening period, the Maple Leafs never quite got on track offensively on Thursday night in Detroit. The Leafs certainly didn't have their...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Return to form for Maple Leafs’ defense, Ilya Samsonov in win...

After a lifeless opening period, the Maple Leafs rediscovered the sound team game that won them so many games in November and December in...
Justin Holl, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Coyotes continue to have the Maple Leafs’ number as ugly third...

For just the second time this season, the Maple Leafs' big four was completely kept off of the score sheet as the strange curse...
Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Penalty trouble, persistent OT struggles spoil Mitch Marner’s record-setting night as...

While the Maple Leafs were able to celebrate Mitch Marner's franchise-record-setting 19-game points streak, the night did not end in a win. After a...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Matt Murray stands tall, Mitch Marner extends point streak to 15...

Despite a little tension in the waning moments, the Maple Leafs managed to escape Minnesota with a 4-3 victory over the Wild thanks to...
John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders – Game #20 Preview, Projected Lines, &...

After securing seven out of eight points in their last four games, the Maple Leafs are starting to roll heading into a Monday night...
Borje Salming, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Game #15 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

The Maple Leafs will take on the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins in the front half of another back-to-back on the Hockey Hall of Fame weekend...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes – Game #13 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

After their most impressive defensive effort of the season in which they shut down Boston's red-hot offense, the Toronto Maple Leafs now head into...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – Game #12 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

After a big sigh of relief following their 5-2 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night, the Maple Leafs now face their first major...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings

Toronto Maple Leafs at Los Angeles Kings – Game #9 Preview, Projected Lines &...

After back-to-back losses, the Maple Leafs are looking to get their road trip back on track as they continue their trek through California with...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets – Game #6 Preview, Projected Lines, and TV...

After a thrilling overtime win over the Dallas Stars earned on the back of two Nick Robertson goals including the game-winner, the Maple Leafs...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes, Mitch Marner

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes – Game #4 Preview, Projected Lines, and TV...

After winning back-to-back games over the Capitals and Senators, the Maple Leafs are looking to make it three in a row against a lowly...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals – Game #2 Preview, Projected Lines & TV...

After a disappointing effort on opening night in Montreal, Sheldon Keefe will return with the same lineup as the Maple Leafs look to rebound...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens – Game #1 Preview, Projected Lines, & TV...

The Maple Leafs look to open the season on the right foot in Montreal against a rebuilding Canadiens team to kick off their 2022-23...
Ilya Samsonov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Preseason Game Review: Ilya Samsonov stands tall but overmatched...

After storming out to an early lead, the Maple Leafs spent the majority of the game on their heels as the Red Wings fought...
William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Preseason Game Review: Matt Murray looks sharp again, Nick Robertson...

William Nylander and Alex Kerfoot each scored twice -- each tallying a goal at even strength and on the power play -- and Nick...
Toronto Marlies vs. Stockton Heat, Nick Robertson

Maple Leafs vs. Senators Preseason Game Review: Nick Robertson shines, checking line leaves a...

Led by Nick Robertson’s offensive outburst and Ilya Samsonov’s steady play between the pipes, the Maple Leafs took care of business in Belleville against...
Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Preseason Game Review: Matt Murray sharp in debut, Toronto blanks...

The Maple Leafs took care of business against the Canadiens, winning by a score of 3-0 despite the constant line shuffling taking place due...
Auston Matthews vs. Ottawa Senators

Maple Leafs vs. Senators Preseason Game Review: Järnkrok buries two, Leafs fall 4-2 in...

After a promising start for the Maple Leafs that saw them take a 2-0 lead into the third period, the game fell apart as...

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