Game Reviews

Game Reviews

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 #24 Review: Vancouver Canucks 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs overcame a 2-0 deficit with a dominant second-half performance before falling short in the shootout on Saturday night in Vancouver. First...

Game #23 Review: Calgary Flames 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Chad Johnson and the Calgary Flames shut the door on the Leafs Wednesday night, riding a (very) early lead and some superb goaltending to...

Game #22 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Edmonton Oilers 2

Frederik Andersen, timely goal scoring and a perfect penalty kill led the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers in...

Game #21 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Washington Capitals 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals, the NHL's fourth-placed team coming into the game, by a 4-2 scoreline on Saturday night in...

Game #20 Review: New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs fell to 1-5-4 on the road after squandering a three-goal lead in a 5-4 shootout loss to the New Jersey...
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Game #19 Review: Carolina Hurricanes 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Special teams proved the difference as the Toronto Maple Leafs fell 2-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. They say familiarity breeds contempt. In...

Game #17 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Florida Panthers 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored early and often en route to a 6-1 blowout over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. After getting out to a...

Game #16 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Nashville Predators 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs took full advantage of the Pekka Rinne injury situation on Tuesday night, lighting up recent call-up Marek Mazanec en route...

Game #15 Review: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

For a Mike Babcock-coached team -- with his history of tight, stifling, defensive hockey -- the Maple Leafs' style of play may come as...

Game #14 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs overcame a sloppy first 40 minutes with a four-goal explosion in the third period to drop the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3...

Game #12 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Vancouver Canucks 3

A dominant night offensively saw the Maple Leafs pile another loss onto the listless Vancouver Canucks with a decisive 6-3 victory. As the game wound...

Game #11 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Buffalo Sabres 1

Toronto’s first win in Buffalo in over three and a half years mainly came down to goaltending. Frederik Andersen’s best performance of his Leaf...

Game #10 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Edmonton Oilers 2 (OT)

It may have been all about Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews in the buildup, but Nazem Kadri proved the hero as the Toronto Maple...

Game #9 Review: New York Islanders 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs left a weekend back-to-back empty handed after a 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday night. The Leafs got off...

Game #8 Review: Montreal Canadiens 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

While the losing streak versus Montreal lives on, the Toronto Maple Leafs had nothing to hang their heads about after a good effort at...

Game #7 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Florida Panthers 2

Mitch Marner led the way as the Toronto Maple Leafs staved off a final push from the Florida Panthers to snap a four-game losing...

Game #6 Review: Tampa Bay Lightning 7 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs fell 7-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night in another demonstration of the team's defensive and goaltending issues...

Game #5 Review: Chicago Blackhawks 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (SO)

The Toronto Maple Leafs collected a point for the fourth time in five games while also relinquishing their fourth third-period lead of the season...

Game #4 Review: Minnesota Wild 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost in regulation for the first time this season after squandering a third-period lead for the third time in four...

Game #3 Review: Winnipeg Jets 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (OT)

A rollercoaster ride ended in disaster for the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night as Toronto surrendered a 4-0 lead in under 28 minutes to...
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