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Everything you need to know about last night’s Leaf game is broken down into 10 cogent points of analysis by an MLHS writer within minutes of the final buzzer.

Toronto Maple Leafs lose Game 1 to Columbus Blue Jackets

Game #1 Review: Columbus Blue Jackets 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

A playoff tournament after months off for the league was music to the ears of many Toronto Maple Leafs fans. "Teams will be rusty,...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Montreal Canadiens 2

Welcome back, everyone! On one hand, this was a weird game-watching experience. On the other, it felt so right to have hockey back. The arena...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks

Game #69 Review: Anaheim Ducks 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

A 3-0-0 week with wins over Tampa Bay, Florida and Vancouver followed up by an 0-2-1 week against the 27th, 28th, and 30th-place teams:...
Los Angeles Kings v Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #68 Review: Los Angeles Kings 1 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost 1-0 in a shootout tonight to the 30th-place LA Kings, but the real loser: We, the fans, who sacrificed...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks

Game #67 Review: San Jose Sharks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs are out West for the week with a golden opportunity in front of them to put some distance between themselves...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Game #66 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs emerged victorious from an evenly-contested Saturday night matchup against Vancouver thanks to a Martin Marincin third-period game-winning goal (for real). First...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Game #65 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Florida Panthers 3

In their biggest game of the year to date, the Toronto Maple Leafs stormed back from 3-1 down with a strong team effort top-to-bottom...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game #64 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3

It was a response the Toronto Maple Leafs badly needed. And an injury they really couldn't afford: https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1232689704547434496 Your game in ten: 1.  I wondered whether the Leafs,...
David Ayres, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Game #63 Review: David Ayres’ Carolina Hurricanes 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Maybe it was because of the rollercoaster 8-6 win against Carolina just before Christmas, but I had a strange feeling entering this game —...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen

Game #63 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 0

Just what the doctor ordered. Your game in ten: 1.  The Toronto Maple Leafs desperately needed to start this game with some urgency. They did just...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game #61 Review: Pittsburgh Penguins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially below the .500 mark in the month of February (4-5-1). Since the coaching change, it has been popular to...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game #60 Review: Buffalo Sabres 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

In a miserable overall performance, the Toronto Maple Leafs somehow pulled the game back to 2-2 in the third period only to completely collapse...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Game #59 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Ottawa Senators 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs made it 3-0-0 in the season series against the Senators with their first win in Ottawa since January of 2018...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars

Game #58 Review: Dallas Stars 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Three goals against at the start of each period had the Toronto Maple Leafs chasing the game the whole night before a late push...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Arizona Coyotes

Game #57 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Arizona Coyotes 2 (OT)

Nobody is going to call this one a work of art, but we are at the point where the win is what matters. This...

Game #55 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Anaheim Ducks 4 (OT)

The Toronto Maple Leafs emerged with the all-important two points in unconvincing fashion after coughing up two leads (3-1 and 4-3) in the third...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Game #54 Review: New York Rangers 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs failed to build on a good start against the New York Rangers en route to a 5-3 loss on Wednesday...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Game #53 Review: Florida Panthers 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

A dominant first 40 minutes was thrown away in frustrating fashion in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs lost a critical game...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Game #52 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Ottawa Senators 1

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Toronto Maple Leafs came out with an important two points in their overtime win over the Ottawa Senators...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars

Game #51 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Dallas Stars 3

Mitch Marner put on a magic show, Freddy was steady, and the Toronto Maple Leafs came out on top in a tough road matchup...

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