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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.

Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

Montreal had a strong start, getting six of the first nine chances, and a pair of goals in the first thirteen minutes (the second...

Game 61 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 3 vs. Flyers 2

The Clarkson-free Leafs had a strong first twenty-five minutes, out-chancing the Flyers and opening up a 2-0 lead on a pair of goals from...

Game 60 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Jets 3 (OT)

The first period didn't have a lot of even strength action, as the two teams combined to generate just three ES chances. Most of the...

Game 59 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1

The opening period was an offensive, back-and-forth one, as Toronto and Carolina traded chances. The Leafs had the better of it, out-chancing the 'Canes 10-6...

Game 58 Scoring Chances: Panthers 3 vs. Maple Leafs 2

Toronto got an early power-play goal to take the lead against the Panthers, but Florida dominated the second half of the period, and got...

Game 50 Scoring Chances: Coyotes 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

In the first half of this game, the Leafs were impressive, limiting Arizona's chances and actually getting an even strength goal, from Phil Kessel. The...

Game 49 Scoring Chances: Devils 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

In their first game back since the All Star break, the Maple Leafs showed the type of defensive effort that new coach Peter Horachek...

Game 48 Scoring Chances: Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3

The Leafs had another disaster of a first period in Ottawa, as after getting the first two chances, they were out-chanced 10-2 the rest...

Game 47 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs. Maple Leafs 1

In their return home, the Leafs had a bad first period, giving up two goals in forty seconds to fall behind again. They then compounded...

Game 45 Scoring Chances: Sharks 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

Toronto again had an unfortunate start in California, falling behind 2-0 against San Jose after a pair of goals in an eleven second stretch. The...

Game 44 Scoring Chances: Ducks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

The Maple Leafs were a little unfortunate in the opening period, as they out-chanced the Ducks 6-3 at ES but found themselves behind after...

Game Review: Game #44, Anaheim Ducks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Four straight games with under 30 shots against – something the Leafs never achieved under Randy Carlyle. Two games in a row getting shutout –...

Game 43 Scoring Chances: Kings 2 vs. Maple Leafs 0

The Maple Leafs' West Coast trip got off to a poor start, as they had a bad first period, falling behind in the opening...

Game Review: Game #43, Los Angeles Kings 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

The Maple Leafs made one crucial misstep by being asleep to start the game, and ultimately paid for it in a hard-fought and tightly-contested...

Game Review: Game #43, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 2

This was more like the game fans were picturing following a coaching change. Despite Franson and Phaneuf (falling over) teaming up for an early blunder leading...
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Game 42 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Blue Jackets 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs had their first victory in the post-Carlyle era, as a great opening period powered them past the Columbus Blue Jackets. In...

Game 41 Scoring Chances: Capitals 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2

In their first game post-Randy Carlyle, the Maple Leafs ended up with another big defeat, beaten 6-2 by the Capitals. For the first two periods,...

Game 40 Scoring Chances: Jets 5 vs. Maple Leafs 1

The Leafs' long road trip came to an end with a bad loss, as Winnipeg thoroughly outplayed them. The first five minutes were a...

Game 39 Scoring Chances: Wild 3 vs. Maple Leafs 1

The Leafs had a great start to the first game of 2015, as they had the bulk of the chances until a Wild powerplay...

Game 38 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Bruins 3 (SO)

Toronto closed out 2014 against the Bruins, one of the closest chasers for the wild cards spot the Leafs are fighting for. Toronto had a...

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