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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 Review: Game #37, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

This game might come as a shock to fans who decided to pick up Leaf fandom for the first time during the recent 10-1-1 hot streak;...

Game 37 Scoring Chances: Lightning 3 vs. Maple Leafs 2

The second half of Toronto's trip to Florida saw the Leafs have a solid start, given they were playing a back-to-back. They were narrowly out-chanced...

Game 36 Scoring Chances: Panthers 6 vs. Maple Leafs 4

Toronto's return to action after the holidays was wild, with a back-and-forth game in Florida. There actually weren't a lot of scoring chances (from the...

Game 35 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Stars 0

With their long road trip in full swing, the Leafs got an important victory in their last pre-Christmas game, shutting out the Stars in...

Game Review: Game #34, Chicago Blackhawks 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

In the game day thread before the Carolina game, we talked about how, in March of 2014, the Leafs were on a red-hot streak that...

Game 34 Scoring Chances: Blackhawks 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0

A poor start for the Leafs saw Chicago hold them to only a single ES chance in the opening period, and a goal in...

Game 33 Scoring Chances: Flyers 7 vs. Maple Leafs 4

Toronto had a familiar start to the game, as they were even in chances early, but managed a pair of goals to take the...

Game Review: Game #32, Carolina Hurricanes 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

It’s not a particularly shocking revelation: The Leafs have enough talent to beat any team in this League, but they can be made to...

Game 32 Scoring Chances: Hurricanes 4 vs Maple Leafs 1

The opening period of tonight's game was similar to the Leafs' last road outing against Detroit. The difference was that the Hurricanes were able...

Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2

The opponent doesn’t seem to matter; no team has an answer for the Leafs’ four-line attack at the moment. Tonight it was the League’s hottest...

Game 31 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 6 vs. Ducks 2

While the score line was different, there was a lot similar between the Leafs' back-to-back wins against the teams from Southern California. Much like Sunday, the...

Game 30 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Kings 3 (SO)

Through the first half of this game, the Leafs looked in great shape, especially given it was the second half of a back-to-back; they...

Game Review: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1

With the chance to flip Wednesday night’s script, the Maple Leafs showed some killer instinct by outplaying a tired Wings team. Even a hot goalie...

Game 29 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1

Over the last couple of seasons, these types of games from the Leafs have been rare; they were the better team and carried the...

Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)

The Leafs deserved to lose this game 4 or 5 to 1. Enter James Reimer. In somewhat of a thrown-to-the-wolves situation, low on game reps and...

Game 28 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 2 vs. Red Wings 1 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs had one of the worst chance performances I've seen, almost as bad as the game that Buffalo played against them...

Game Review: Game #27, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Calgary Flames 1

If you're Randy Carlyle, in terms of process, you're probably only really happy with the middle 20 minutes in this game (and of course...

Game 27 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Flames 1

If you've been following my scoring chance wrap-ups, there's a lot familiar in the story of tonight's game. The Leafs managed to take the lead...

Game Review: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2

Games like these are tough to judge (i.e. tough to write about). There’s the game that saw the Leafs build a 4-0 lead over one of...

Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

A decrepit and depleted Devils squad trotting into the Air Canada Centre with the Leafs on a roll? A classic trap game that ended...

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