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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.

Curtis McElhinney of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #31 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 1 vs. Edmonton Oilers 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs got out to a very early lead for the second consecutive night before leaning on a first-star performance from Curtis...
toronto maple leafs vs. vancouver canucks on December 2, 2017

Game #28 Review: Vancouver Canucks 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Maple Leafs dug an early hole before dominating the final 40 minutes and coming up just short in Vancouver on Saturday night. 10 thoughts...
William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores against the Edmonton Oilers

Game #27 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Edmonton Oilers 4

The Maple Leafs gave up the lead twice but found a way to win over the Oilers on Thursday night. First period dominance by Toronto...

Game #26 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Calgary Flames 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs started their Western Canada road trip off on a high with one of their most complete efforts of the season...
toronto maple leafs vs. florida panthers, zach hyman and aaron ekblad

Game #23 Review: Florida Panthers 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

After a slow start, the Toronto Maple Leafs came from behind to grab a point with a late charge that easily could've produced a...
Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs playing against the Arizona Coyotes

Game #22 Review: Arizona Coyotes 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Despite a valiant late push, Toronto Maple Leafs had their six-game winning streak snapped by the last-placed -- but recently-surging -- Arizona Coyotes on...

Game #21 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Montreal Canadiens 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs made it six in a row after dropping six on the hapless Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Saturday...
William Nylander and Andreas Borgman of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #20 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 1 vs. New Jersey Devils 0 (OT)

The Toronto Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to five -- four without Auston Matthews -- with a 1-0 overtime win over the New...

Game #19 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 1

With a 4-1 victory on Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs made it four wins in a row while also winning their fourth consecutive...
NHL: Minnesota Wild at Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #17 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Minnesota Wild 2

The Maple Leafs won their second in a row in less-than-pretty fashion on Wednesday night versus the Minnesota Wild, taking them up to 10-7-0...

Game #16 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Vegas Golden Knights 3 (SO)

It wasn't pretty, but the Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back from a tough road trip with a shootout win at home against the upstart...
Toronto Maple Leafs lose to the St. Louis Blues

Game #15 Review: St. Louis Blues 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The Toronto Maple Leafs closed out their Western road trip at 1-3 and fell to their fifth defeat in their last six games with...
Patrick Marleau and Connor Brown of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate a goal agains the Anaheim Ducks

Game #13 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Anaheim Ducks 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing slide with a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. There is no such thing...
Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Game #12 Review: San Jose Sharks 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Maple Leafs dropped their fourth game in the last five with a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Game #11 Review: Philadelphia Flyers 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Maple Leafs fell to 7-4-0 on the season with a 4-2 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Leafs have now...
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs tries to get the puck around Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings lies on the ice during the third period at the Air Canada Centre on October 23, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game #9 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Los Angeles Kings 2

The Maple Leafs moved to 7-2-0 on the season after handing the Los Angeles Kings their first loss in regulation on Monday night. Your game...

Game #8 Review: Ottawa Senators 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Full value for their 6-3 defeat, the Maple Leafs got a wake-up call in Ottawa on Saturday night. "That team was almost in the Stanley...

Game #6 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Washington Capitals 0

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to roll with a 2-0 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night, marking the first time in franchise history...
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT)

Game #5 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT)

The Toronto Maple Leafs moved to 4-1-0 on the season with a long-overdue victory at the Bell Centre on Saturday night. Some next-day thoughts:- After...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game #3 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Chicago Blackhawks 3 (OT)

No turkey hangover here: This was about as good of a game as you're going to see this early in the regular season. The Maple...

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