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Matthews extends point streak to 14 games, Maple Leafs defeat Senators 2-1

Exhale Leafs Nation, there was no deja vu tonight. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Wednesday night, putting in a much more complete effort after blowing a four-goal lead to this same Senators team on Monday night. Auston Matthews and Alexander Kerfoot scored for the Leafs, while Brady Tkachuk responded for…

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Depth scoring shines as Leafs defeat Canadiens 4-2

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 tonight, extending their winning streak to four games in the process. Travis Dermott, Justin Holl, Ilya Mikheyev and Zach Hyman scored for Toronto. Mikheyev’s goal was his first of the year, ending a season-long slump and a drought that lasted over 400 days. Auston Matthews extended…

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Leafs defeat the Oilers 4-3 in the battle of the special teams

Well if both teams needed to get some additional reps on the powerplay and penalty kill, tonight’s game was perfect for them. The Leafs stayed hot, defeating the Oilers 4-3, making it three straight wins. The Leafs finished the game 2/4 on the powerplay and the Oilers were a measly 2/7. The Leafs opened the…

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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…