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Leafs tame the Wild, earn points in eight straight; New Leafs Convo

January 1, 2020 - 10:03 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs finished off a decade mostly filled with pain, losses, and disappointment on a positive note, getting scoring from the top players, solid goaltending from Frederik Andersen and playing an effective road game...

Marlie migration continues with Marchment, Leafs vs. Jets

January 2, 2020 - 5:45 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have not been shy of tapping into their American Hockey League affiliate since the dismissal of Mike Babcock in late November. GM Kyle Dubas brought up prospects Pierre Engvall and Adam Brooks (who have seen...

Leafs win wide-open contest in Winnipeg

January 3, 2020 - 2:59 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter While one wonders whether the Toronto Maple Leafs can continue to pile up victories playing wide-open offensive hockey, you cannot dispute that they have thrived under Sheldon Keefe using their ample skill to outscore their oppositi...

Hutchinson gets start, Sandin shines in loss at WJC; Leafs vs. Islanders

January 4, 2020 - 1:48 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have relied heavily on Frederik Andersen with their backup goaltender struggles and in the wake of their sub .500 record at the time Mike Babcock was fired, but after facing 48 shots in a win over Winnipeg o...

Hutchinson shuts out Isles, Sandin coming back to Leafs?; New Leafs Convo

January 5, 2020 - 1:19 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter You know things are going right for the Toronto Maple Leafs when they play against type and get a great goaltending performance from someone not named Frederik Andersen. The Leafs have been scoring on average more than five goals p...

First Half Report Card - Part I (Goalies and Defense); Leafs vs. Oilers

January 6, 2020 - 5:52 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs subpar 9-9-3 record at the quarter mark led to the firing of head coach Mike Babcock a week later. The switch to Sheldon Keefe paid dividends almost immediately, as the Leafs began playing with more confide...

Loose defense costly in loss to Oilers; Leafs kicking tires on “Mr. Game 7”

January 7, 2020 - 6:44 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have used offensive hockey to outscore their defensive flaws and pile up victories, but they met their match against Connor McDavid, who scored a highlight reel goal and three assists in a 6-4 Edmonton Oilers...

Rielly playing hurt, Atlantic top three quite familiar; Leafs vs. Jets

January 8, 2020 - 4:48 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The 15-5-1 run under Sheldon Keefe has catapulted the Toronto Maple Leafs into a playoff spot, but as the league has reached the halfway mark of the season, the familiar trio of Boston, Tampa Bay and Toronto has settled into the top...

Matthews late heroics salvages point, Report Card Part II – Centers

January 9, 2020 - 8:31 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs never held the lead against the Winnipeg Jets, mostly due to some glaring defensive errors, but the Leafs salvaged a point as Auston Matthews scored with 14 seconds left in regulation in a 4-3 shootout loss a...

Leafs extend Marincin for one-year, $700,000

January 10, 2020 - 3:52 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas is not only looking for ways to upgrade his club before the February 24th trade deadline, but is also trying to plan for next season with most of his defense corps becoming either restricted or unre...

Davison released from hospital, Leafs Report Card - Part III - Left Wing

January 11, 2020 - 3:33 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Toronto Marlies assistant coach Rob Davison was released from a Texas hospital on Saturday after suffering a prolonged grand mal seizure in the club’s locker room prior to a scheduled game between the Marlies and Texas Stars on F...

Is Toronto looking for blueline help? Leafs vs. Panthers; New Leafs Convo

January 12, 2020 - 2:46 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs enjoyed a little time in the Florida sun before returning to action against the Panthers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on Sunday. The Leafs have a busy week ahead of them, with four games starting with a...

Leafs lose Rielly to broken foot, Sandin recalled from Marlies

January 13, 2020 - 2:43 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have endured a number of injuries to key personnel this season, with center John Tavares, wingers Mitch Marner, Andreas Johnsson, Ilya Mikheyev, and defenseman Jake Muzzin missing significant, but the club re...

Looking to Sandin, vets to step up in Rielly’s absence, Leafs vs. Devils

January 14, 2020 - 12:44 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to bounce back from arguably their worst defensive effort of the season and will embark without life without defenseman Morgan Rielly, as the Leafs take on the New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Are...

Sandin, offense carry the day in win over Devils; Leafs talking to Muzzin

January 15, 2020 - 4:04 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs knew that to survive the next two months without Morgan Rielly, they were going to need the rest of their blueline to pick up the slack and more consistent contributions from their forwards and goalie Freder...

Is Toronto willing to deal a forward to address their D?;Leafs vs. Flames

January 16, 2020 - 1:12 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs hope to build on an impressive offensive performance in a win over New Jersey but face much tougher opposition in the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday. The Flames are in a super tight race in t...

Leafs shootout woes continue in loss to Flames; Interest in TOR forwards?

January 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs can win games when they are wide open offensively, but have yet to prove that they can consistently earn points in closer contests. The Leafs received a solid performance in net from Frederik Andersen, who...

Why Georgiev not a good fit with Toronto; Leafs vs. Hawks

January 18, 2020 - 5:13 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The trade chatter involving the Toronto Maple Leafs as expected will ramp up between now and February 24th, with some rumors having a possibility and making sense and others detached from reality. Leafs GM Kyle Dubas will likely be...