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.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers

Game #2 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 8 vs. New York Rangers 5

With eight goals from seven different goal scorers, the Toronto Maple Leafs built a 5-1 lead, gave it up, and came back to score...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Game #1 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 7 vs. Winnipeg Jets 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs were full value for a blowout win on the opening night of the 2017-18 regular season. Both sides of special...

Preseason Game #6 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Montreal Canadiens 2

The Maple Leafs have received hard-working, organized efforts out of their B squads in the last two back-to-back sets against Buffalo and Montreal. Despite falling...

Preseason Game #4 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Buffalo Sabres 1

Carried by a few unexpected performances and a workmanlike effort from a lineup light on NHL regulars, the Maple Leafs won their second consecutive preseason...
Auston Matthews, right, celebrates a first period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate William Nylander

Preseason Game #1 Review: Ottawa Senators 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

It was exciting to have Leafs hockey back, but this was certainly preseason-calibre and not aided by the poor ice at the Canadian Tire...

ECQF Game #6 Review: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

There was only one way this series could be decided: elimination game overtime. What a game. What a series. What a season.Your game in ten:1. On...

ECQF Game #5 Review: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

In yet another game decided by overtime, the Maple Leafs are now on the brink of elimination after a hard-fought 2-1 defeat in Game 5. Your...

ECQF Game #4 Review: Washington Capitals 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4

The series is going back to Washington knotted at 2-2 after the Leafs couldn't quite climb out of another early hole in Game 4. Your game...

ECQF Game #3 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Washington Capitals 3

In yet another thrilling extra-time decision in a series that has quickly become must-watch theatre, the Maple Leafs took Game 3 thanks to Tyler Bozak's OT winner...

ECQF Game #2 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Washington Capitals 3

In their most dramatic victory since game 6 versus Boston in 2013, the Maple Leafs came out on top of a gruelling 92-minute battle...

ECQF Game #1 Review: Washington Capitals 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2

A missed opportunity, or an encouraging sign that the Maple Leafs could stretch this into a long series? The Leafs went up 2-0 inside 10...

Game #80 Review: Tampa Bay Lightning 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Maple Leafs will need at least 81 games to punch their playoff ticket after dropping a 4-1 decision to a hungrier, more organized...

Game #79 Review: Washington Capitals 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The Maple Leafs had their four-game winning streak snapped by the high-flying Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. With the Senators and Bruins both winning, the Leafs...

Game #78 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Buffalo Sabres 2

What Buffalo curse? The Maple Leafs got off to a dream start en route to a 4-2 victory over the Sabres on Monday night and...

Game #77 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Detroit Red Wings 4

In their last ever visit to the Joe Louis Arena, the Maple Leafs won a back-and-forth game to sweep the season series against the...

Game #76 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Nashville Predators 1

Special teams and Frederik Andersen powered the Maple Leafs to their ninth win in their last 12 games on Thursday night in Nashville. With the...

Game #75 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 3 vs. Florida Panthers 2

Auston Matthews made franchise history, while the Leafs stayed ahead of the Boston Bruins in the playoff race thanks to a big two points...

Game #73 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. New Jersey Devils 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs took care of business in the second leg of a back-to-back against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. With Boston's...

Game #72 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs took over third place in the Atlantic Division with a statement win in Columbus on Wednesday night. Your game in ten:1....

Game #71 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs swept the season series against the Boston Bruins for the first time since 1924 with a huge four-point win on Monday night. The universe...

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