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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…

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Leafs Postgame: Brownie Points

“The Leafs are not playing low event hockey.” -Ray Ferraro 1st Period So many great chances to start the game, the Leafs’ fourth line especially had some nice time in the offensive zone. 🙂 Scoring chances after 3 1/2 minutes were 6-1 Toronto, according to the broadcast. And even with a Caps PP at the…

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Morning-After Recap: A statement win

Look, the Blackhawks are not as bad as everyone kept saying they were going to be. But they also couldn’t hold a lead in the third period, and now the Leafs are 3-0. Draw your own conclusions. (We’re just here to help you draw those conclusions.) Getting through the first period only to have a…

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Postgame: Blackhawks? Downed.

So this was a little more of a nail-biter than the last two. And by a little, I mean the Leafs were down 2-0, and 3-1, and then came back and won it in overtime. But, as predicted, it was definitely fun to watch. Fluky bounces aside, I am really feeling this team. 3 games,…