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The Leafs take on the Oilers tonight as the injury bug returns

Good morning Leafs Nation! Sheldon Keefe confirms Auston Matthews it OUT tonight for #Leafs vs. Oilers. Upper body soreness. Day-to-day. Joe Thornton has a rib fracture, will miss at least a month. — Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) January 22, 2021 What a great start to the day. The Injury Bug The big story for tonight’s game…

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Koskinen stands tall as Leafs fall 3-1 to Oilers

Game Recap The Maple Leafs failed to extend their winning streak to three games tonight, losing 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. Leafs and Oilers playing like two teams full of guys who stayed up all night reading Blue Jays discussion and speculation — Cam Lewis (@cooom) January 21, 2021 The game was surprisingly dull for…

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Simmonds sparks comeback, Leafs defeat Habs 5-4 in Overtime

Game Recap Oh boy did I ever miss hockey. The Leafs kicked off this unique 2021 NHL season in classic Leafs fashion, coming from behind to win 5-4 in Overtime. Nick Suzuki scored the first goal of the game on the powerplay, after Zach Bogosian went to the box for Tripping. William Nylander responded with…

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Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Play-In Game #5

Welcome to the beginning of the end! Post-game highlights can be found here. Blue Jackets 1st Goal – Zach Werenski (Unassisted) Zach Werenski is the 5th @BlueJacketsNHL defenseman to score a goal with the team facing elimination. The others: Kris Russell: Game 4 of 2009 CQFFedor Tyutin: Game 6 of 2014 R1Markus Nutivaara: Game 4…

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Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Play-In Game #4

This team man. For 55 minutes, the Leafs had nothing going for them. Then they decided to turn it on in the final five minutes of the game. That’s what is most frustrating with this team. Far too often this season the Leafs loved to pick and choose when they wanted to show up and…

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Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Play-In Game #3

The highlight package for this game can be found here. Maple Leafs 1st Goal – Cody Ceci (Assist Kerfoot, Kapanen) An absolute rocket 🚀#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/2AdSuMUqhq — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 7, 2020 The Leafs find themselves on the penalty kill late in the first period. Cody Ceci and Justin Holl do a nice job…

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Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Play-In Game #2

Tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets might have been the Leafs first or second best playoff game in the Shanaplan era. The Leafs thoroughly outplayed the Blue Jackets from start to finish, outshooting the Blue Jackets 39-20. Joonas Korpisalo was stellar once again, but the Leafs stuck to their game plan and were finally rewarded….

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Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Play-In Game #1

Well that was a huge disappointment. After over 100 days between games, the Maple Leafs returned to the ice last night to play some meaningful hockey in August. Unfortunately, their opponent the Columbus Blue Jackets executed their game plan to perfection. Shutting down Matthews and Co. en route to a 2-0 win and a 1-0…

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Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Exhibition Game

Welcome to a new post-game series! In this series, I will be reviewing every goal for and against, trying to provide analysis on what went right or wrong, what they could do differently next time and more. The goal for this series is to try and provide an alternative and detailed explanation on things from…

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What to expect from Joseph Woll this summer

After three successful seasons as Boston College’s number one goalie, Joseph Woll turned pro after the conclusion of his Junior year in College. The 2019-20 season was Woll’s first taste of professional hockey. Ultimately, Woll’s season at a glance was far from ideal, but has provided the foundation for him to build upon as he…

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What to expect from William Nylander this summer

The 2019-20 season was the year of redemption for William Nylander. The infamous contract stalemate that went right down to the wire soured many on the young swede, his abysmal performance on the ice shortly after signing capped off a disastrous 2018-19 season. At the end of the season, Nylander vowed to comeback next season…