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Leafs should be concerned after no-show loss to Islanders

March 1, 2019 - 6:05 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Every player on the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders knew that the return of John Tavares to Nassau Coliseum would be an emotional event for a fanbase that felt spurned by the superstar center after he chose to sign with...

Petan to make debut, Kadri skates; Leafs vs. Sabres

March 2, 2019 - 12:27 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continue a busy stretch of games with their second meeting with the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Arena in less than a week. The Leafs rallied from a sluggish start with four second period goals in a 5-3 vict...

Tavares gets support, Petan scores in win over Sabres

March 3, 2019 - 11:59 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter After being excoriated by fans in his first visit to Long Island as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the fans at Scotiabank Arena gave John Tavares a rousing cheer in support of the Mississauga, ON native and he showed his appr...

Schedule relatively similar in race for home ice, Leafs vs. Flames

March 4, 2019 - 11:40 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs embark on a three-game Western Canada road swing against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday. The contest is a meeting between two of the three NHL clubs with 40 or more wins this seaso...

Fourth line, Freddy full marks in victory over Flames, Leafs extend Sparks

March 5, 2019 - 11:47 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter If you want to know what a 60-minute effort looks like, the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 victory over Calgary on Monday is the best example they have put forth this season. The Leafs got their three-game Western Canada road swing...

Dubas continues being proactive, signs Borgman; Leafs vs. Canucks

March 6, 2019 - 6:56 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Kyle Dubas has been busy getting whatever business he can get done in advance of what is expected to be a busy offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs announced their second contract extension of the week, locking up d...

Is Babcock dissatisfied with roster options? Leafs blow lead in Vancouver

March 7, 2019 - 5:52 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs had not lost a game this season when leading after two periods, but the Vancouver Canucks erased the Leafs lead and completed the comeback with Alex Edler’s overtime goal in a 3-2 overtime victory at Roger...

Leafs locking up 2018 draftees, Kadri to return vs. Edmonton

March 8, 2019 - 4:40 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to lock up players in their prospect pool and in the pipeline for the NHL, signing 2018 draft pick Mac Hollowell to a three-year entry-level contract. The 20-year-old was selected in the fourth ro...

Home Ice vs. Rested Freddy; Leafs vs. Oilers

March 9, 2019 - 12:34 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs complete their Western Canada road swing against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday, hoping to stay within range of the Boston Bruins in the race for home ice advantage in the first round of the...

Leafs hold on for win over Oilers; Gardiner status uncertain

March 10, 2019 - 11:07 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs completed their Western Canada road swing with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday, but nearly blew a third period lead for the second straight game. Morgan Rielly, John T...

Hyman questionable, Korshkov on the radar; Leafs vs. Lightning

March 11, 2019 - 5:08 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs begin a three-game homestand against the NHL’s top team, the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. The Lightning are running away with the President’s Trophy with a 52-13-4 record, but their...

Tampa schools listless Leafs, Rielly cleared, pursuing free agent Duszak

March 12, 2019 - 12:26 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Whether it was weariness from their Western Canada road trip, the effects of the ‘spring ahead’ time change, the impact of illness running rampant through their locker room or just simply not being up to the task of facing the...

Kapanen concussed, Bruins lose another; Leafs vs. Hawks

March 13, 2019 - 12:50 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were not able to take advantage of the Boston Bruins first regulation loss in nearly two months, but have another chance to gain ground in the race for second place and home-ice advantage against the Chicago...

Jekyll and Hyde Leafs need to find formula for success

March 14, 2019 - 5:46 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday should not come as a surprise to observers of the club this season, it is just the most recent and graphic example how one of the most talented of...

Is there an open spot on the blueline??; Leafs vs. Flyers

March 15, 2019 - 11:48 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs recognize that digging themselves an early hole is a trend that cannot continue if they hope to have success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs hope to get off to a better start in the final of their thr...

Rally covering up ills in win over Flyers; Leafs vs. Senators

March 16, 2019 - 12:40 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs succeeded in not digging themselves a first period hole as they did in home losses to Tampa Bay and Chicago earlier this week. They waited until the second period to do it. Toronto surrendered four...

Leafs down week a result of multi-system failure

March 17, 2019 - 1:13 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have three weeks to straighten out their issues before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but their performance recently casts doubt on whether this club can get healthy and play the type of hockey that...

Leafs have few avenues to improve before playoffs, Gauthier injured

March 18, 2019 - 11:38 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Three weeks from today, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be getting ready to travel to Boston or host the Bruins for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs will try to recover from a disastrous week in which they gave...

Babcock sounds off on team depth; Leafs vs. Preds

March 19, 2019 - 4:56 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for better performances all around after a disastrous week that saw their chances of gaining home-ice advantage dwindle, as they begin a two-game back-to-back road trip against the Nashville Pred...

Defense at the cost of offense in loss to Preds; Leafs vs. Sabres

March 20, 2019 - 9:50 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were more attentive to detail and did a better job defensively against the Nashville Predators, but it came at the cost of their offense, as the Leafs could not overcome Brian Boyle’s first period goal in...

Big guns break through in win over Buffalo

March 21, 2019 - 1:25 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter For the Toronto Maple Leafs to get past the first round for the first time in 15 years, they will need their star talent to rise to the occasion. With the club struggling and losing four of their last five games, the Leafs big gu...

Leafs blueline on the mend? Petan signed to two-year extension

March 22, 2019 - 11:39 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs defense has been an area of concern with everyone healthy, but was thrown into a state of chaos nearly a month ago when Jake Gardiner and Travis Dermott were lost just after the NHL Trade Deadline. With...