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Morning after recap: Did we lose to the Flyers again? (Yes)

While a 4-2 loss was definitely not the outcome we wanted, it may have been the outcome the Leafs deserved. So learn from past mistakes and do better next time, right? The Leafs had some good along with the bad last night, but Frederik Andersen couldn’t quite win this one. Check out the goals with…

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Leafs Postgame: Hate when we lose

After several rough outings, the Leafs’ mediocre play finally cost them a game. It was a close one (thanks, Freddy), but a loss nonetheless. For first time in a while, the outcome kind of matches the numbers. On the bright side, Mitch Marner leads the team in assists (just like last year, when he had…

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LGD: Can the Pens just go away already?

  It’s game day! The Buds are on the road again tonight for their first game of a back-to-back, and their first time seeing the Penguins since April. The last time these teams faced off, the Leafs defeated the Stanley Cup Champions to punch their ticket to the playoffs. This will be the Pens’ fourth…

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Morning after recap: Andersen stars again

For their second 2-1 score in a row, at least the Leafs came out on top this time. Just like last week’s game over the Flames, both goalies were in the zone (especially Andersen). Unlike last week’s game, I’m not sure the Leafs really deserved the win. Shots were 48-29 in favour of the visitors,…

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Leafs Postgame: Better to be ready if you rattle Freddy’s cage

After returning from a quick trip out to Western Canada, the Leafs had three days off. They used their free time to visit children in the hospital(!) and prepare to “start on time” for this hockey game. One of those activities was definitely time well spent. The “starting on time” may have improved (it’s a…

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Have you gotten over your “Freak out about Mitch Marner” stage yet?

Mitch Marner through 19 games last year: 7-9–16 Mitch Marner through 19 games this year: 2-11–13 But apparently the world is ending. It’s true, a 17-game goal drought is rough. It doesn’t look great, and it probably feels even worse. But 1) it’s finally over(!), and 2) from a pure production standpoint, Marner isn’t really…

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Leafs postgame: Steady Freddy

Since drafting Auston Matthews, the Leafs have won 100% of games played without Matthews in the lineup. But then also this: The Leafs win 4-2 over the Minnesota Wild. The win was their first regulation win over an American Western Conference opponent without Auston Matthews in the lineup since January 6th, 2016. — The Leafs…

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Morning-After Recap: Time to go home

I know that no one is particularly keen to relive this one, so just scroll quickly if you need to. The first goal was nice, so we’ll start there. 1-0 Leafs! (Andreas Borgman goal) andreas borgman opens the scoring off of a matt martin primary assist, just as we all predicted. pic.twitter.com/B1a1zXKBa0 — The Leafs…

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Leafs Postgame: Ugh.

All in all, I’d say everyone is glad this road trip is over. Leafs dropped three of four, and no one was able to go to bed at a decent time. It almost looked possible to go home on a high note (ha ha), but the St. Louis Blues remain the team to beat in…

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LGD: Kasperi the friendly NHLer

It’s game day! How weird is it that the Leafs haven’t played since Monday, right? Okay, fine. Anyway, we can’t talk about yesterday’s weird practice without acknowledging that 6-3 loss to Carolina. Babcock had the Buds off after 20 minutes, and the “worked hard so we were done” story is what they all chose to…

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Leafs Postgame: Freddy wasn’t ready

If y’all thought that Kings game was nerve-wracking, you may not have been ready for this one. (Spoiler: not as happy of an ending.) Let’s try and put this one behind us, shall we? Look, Corsi! (This actually doesn’t look as lopsided as things started to feel in the third period…) 1st Period When does…

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Morning-After Recap: Sweet Revenge

The lowest scoring game of the entire season…but who cares? For the first time this season, there are no opposition goals to include, because Freddie got the shutout! The Leafs dominated possession for a good portion of the game, and they scored all of the goals. This is what we like to see: Game report! Haven't…