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Comprehensive coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2018 NHL Playoffs from Maple Leafs Hot Stove.

Leafs Playoff Notebook: Pushed to the Brink

We almost exclusively focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs and their perspective of things in this space, but let’s take a few minutes here...
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ECQF Game #4 Review: Boston Bruins 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Despite controlling the better part of the first 40 minutes, the Toronto Maple Leafs made the costly mistakes, fell behind, and couldn't manufacture enough...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 4

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #4 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

Tonight at the Air Canada Centre, the Maple Leafs will attempt to hold serve at home and send the series back to Boston all...
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins: Keys to Game 4

After a day off on Tuesday and a practice day yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to defend home-ice advantage tonight and turn...
Mike Babcock addresses the media

Mike Babcock on the Auston Matthews line: “That line can get to a whole...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Wednesday, discussing Tomas Plekanec's new role, Mitch Marner's play in the series, Kasperi Kapanen's contributions, the...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Home Cooking

Well, we now have a series. That was closer to the Toronto Maple Leafs team fans were expecting when the series got underway. And what...
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ECQF Game #3 Review: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Boston Bruins 2

We have ourselves a series. Your game in ten: 1.  It was the first period the Leafs needed at home in front of a raucous ACC...
Mike Babcock addresses the media after Game 1 of the ECQG vs Boston Bruins

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 4 vs. Bruins 2

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. On the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 3

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #3 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

After a couple of discouraging losses in Boston, the Maple Leafs are back home for what is essentially a do-or-die Game 3 at the...
Mike Babcock addresses the media

Mike Babcock: “Our play in front of our net hasn’t been good enough for...

Head coach Mike Babcock met with the media after returning home from Boston down 2-0 in the best-of-seven quarterfinal series. You guys come in here...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Mike Babcock under the microscope after Game 2 adjustments

After Game 1, we touched on the Leafs’ poor bench management after the team missed challenging a goal that was offside, put their fourth...
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ECQF Game #2 Review: Boston Bruins 7 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

It went from bad to worse in Game 2 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who will be glad to get out of Boston for...
Mike Babcock addresses the media after Game 1 of the ECQG vs Boston Bruins

Mike Babcock Post Game: Bruins 7 vs. Leafs 3

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 7-2 trouncing at the hands of the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the best-of-seven quarterfinal...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 2

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #2 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

The Toronto Maple Leafs will need to respond to a Game 1 beatdown but will have to do it without Nazem Kadri in Game...
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Alec Brownscombe discusses Leafs vs. Bruins, Nazem Kadri suspension on TSN 1200

MLHS' Alec Brownscombe discussed Game 1 of the Leafs vs. Bruins series, looked ahead to Game 2, and discussed the Nazem Kadri suspension on...
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Nazem Kadri suspended for Games 2, 3 & 4, Babcock moves Patrick Marleau to...

Nazem Kadri has been suspended for three games for his third-period hit to the head on Tommy Wingels last night, sidelining the Leafs centerman...
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Leafs Playoff Notebook: Special Teams Swing Game 1

Game 1 will be remembered for the Nazem Kadri hit, and the score will show that it was a blowout, but the real story...

ECQF Game #1 Review: Boston Bruins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Game 1 in Boston got away from the Toronto Maple Leafs to start their 2018 playoff campaign, and their loss might be two-fold pending...
Mike Babcock addresses the media after Game 1 of the ECQG vs Boston Bruins

Mike Babcock Post Game: Bruins 5 vs. Leafs 1

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins to open the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. On the team's performance...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins - Game 1, Stanley Cup Playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins – ECQF Game #1 Preview, Analysis & Projected...

With a record breaking regular season behind them, the Toronto Maple Leafs now stare down a tough draw in Round 1 against old rival,...

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