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May 18, 2022
Wednesday FTB: Shanahan gives vote of confidence

Wednesday FTB: Shanahan gives vote of confidence

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - JULY 24: President Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs attends rounds 2-7 of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft at OVO Athletic Centre on July 24, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Alana Davidson/NHLI via Is it justified? Maple Leaf Hot Stove did a great service and transcribed the entire Brendan Shanahan press conference, which is linked right here and below with the other links. One of those sentences was a vote of confidence for GM Kyle Dubas and head coach Sheldon Keefe. “With that, I think Kyle built a very good hockey team....
May 13, 2022
Friday FTB: what are you willing to put on the line?

Friday FTB: what are you willing to put on the line?

TAMPA, FLORIDA - MAY 12: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anthony Cirelli #71 of the Tampa Bay Lightning face off in the third period during Game Five of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. | Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The Leafs didn’t collapse, they played great, but they lost Okay, so Game 7 really is needed. So be it. See you on Saturday night at 7pm ET. Auston Matthews will be there, with his balls on the line going for it. I can name a few more people with jobs on top of their balls...
May 12, 2022
Gameday: No lineup changes for Leafs in Game 6

Gameday: No lineup changes for Leafs in Game 6

TORONTO, ON - MAY 10: Pierre Engvall #47, John Tavares #91, Justin Holl #3, and TJ Brodie #78 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Five of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena on May 10, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via But expect Nylander to play with Tavares. Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 pm on HNIC, CBC, SN, TVAS, TBS, BSSUN This is it. The first chance for the Leafs to beat the Lightning and move on to the second round. If the Leafs...
May 12, 2022
Thursday FTB: tonight is the night

Thursday FTB: tonight is the night

TORONTO, ON - MAY 10: Jason Spezza #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates with Jack Campbell #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Five of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena on May 10, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via for game six Game six. The Lightning backed against the wall. The Leafs with a chance to take it. Can they do it? Some stats: The Lightning have only faced one elimination game in two years, the only time being game seven against the...
May 10, 2022
Nylander leads a glorious comeback as Leafs take Game 5

Nylander leads a glorious comeback as Leafs take Game 5

TORONTO, ON - MAY 10: William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Five of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena on May 10, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj/NHLI via Auston gets the game winner After falling down 0-2 in the first period, William Nylander led the comeback for the Leafs, with Auston Matthews scoring the game-winner to send the Leafs to Tampa Bay with a 3-2 series lead. John Tavares, Morgan...
May 6, 2022
Friday FTB: Leafs activate Rasmus Sandin off IR

Friday FTB: Leafs activate Rasmus Sandin off IR

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 17: Mitch Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs high fives teammate Rasmus Sandin #38 before facing the Carolina Hurricanes at the Scotiabank Arena on March 17, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via And possibly changing the forward lines The Leafs activated Rasmus Sandin from LTIR onto the active roster yesterday. The Leafs now have no players on IR, with Jake Muzzin and Ondřej Kaše playing, Petr Mrázek skating again, and now Sandin back to full health. With no salary cap in the playoffs, there are zero cap...
May 2, 2022
Game 1 Recap: Leafs give every reason to believe in complete effort

Game 1 Recap: Leafs give every reason to believe in complete effort

TORONTO, ON - MAY 2: Mitch Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammate Auston Matthews #34 during the second period in Game One of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena on May 2, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Redefining Playoff Mitch The Toronto Maple Leafs looked like a different team in their 5-0 shutout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 1 of their first round series of the 2022 NHL Playoffs. Jake Muzzin scored the opening...
May 2, 2022
8 Questions from a Leafs fan to a Lightning fan

8 Questions from a Leafs fan to a Lightning fan

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 10: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 look as a puck is deflected into the air during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on October 10, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via I interview a Lightning fan ahead of Game #1 I knew this series was going to come eventually. As a staff writer for both Pension Plan Puppets and Raw Charge, it’s been both awesome and terrible to cheer for the Maple Leafs and Lightning these past few years....
May 2, 2022
Ondřej Kaše makes marvelous return to the Leafs lineup

Ondřej Kaše makes marvelous return to the Leafs lineup

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 16: Toronto Maple Leafs center David Kampf (64) celebrates his goal as Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Ondrej Kase (25) comes to join.Toronto Maple Leafs vs Nashville Predators during 3rd period play NHL regular season action at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Leafs won 3-0. | Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Almost 7 weeks out, now he’s back Matt Duchene elbowed Ondřej Kaše in the head back on March 19th (no penalty, no suspension), knocking the Toronto Maple Leafs winger out and forcing him out of the game. After over six weeks out, Kaše will be...
Apr 30, 2022
Saturday FTB: Leafs first round schedule against Tampa Bay Lightning released

Saturday FTB: Leafs first round schedule against Tampa Bay Lightning released

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 09: Toronto Maple Leafs Center John Tavares (91) celebrates assisting on a goal during the NHL regular season game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 9, 2021, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, Canada. | Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Everything you need to know about the first round The playoff matchups in the NHL have been set after a busy Friday night of games. The Tampa Bay Lightning needed to lose their game to the Islanders, and see the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs to fall into a wild...
Apr 28, 2022
Thursday FTB: Vegas claim defeat from the jaws of victory

Thursday FTB: Vegas claim defeat from the jaws of victory

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Vegas Golden Knights fans lean against the glass after regulation time during a game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Chicago on April 27, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. | Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via The 16 teams are set, but what order? Last night, the Vegas Golden Knights were eliminated in a shootout loss to Chicago. The timeline of events were quite extraordinary as things were swinging back and forth all night. Early in the night, Dallas got up to a 3-0 lead over Arizona, they only needed one point to...

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