The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a much busier February than originally scheduled. A result of postponed games due to covid protocols and the NHL not sending players to the Olympics.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will play 12 games in 28 days which is not bad overall. Their first game of the month is the second game of a back-to-back, and then they only have one other back-to-back series this month.
February will see the Maple Leafs on the road for most of the month. They will play eight road games compared to four home games. Toronto currently has a 12-6-2 record for away games. They will need to maintain that kind of differential in this crucial month of the season.
Out of Toronto’s 12 opponents in February, six are teams that are not in a playoff spot. All six of these games need to be viewed as ‘must win’ games. Hopefully, the Maple Leafs will have a productive February and enter March in good standing.
Toronto Maple Leafs February Schedule: 1st – 17th
On February 1st, the Leafs will be in New Jersey for the second game of a back-to-back series with the Devils, after an entertaining win last night.
This will likely be Petr Mrazek’s second game in four nights as Toronto looks to give Campbell some rest. Toronto’s next set of back-to-back games is February 21st and 22nd, which means Mrazek could be sitting awhile.
After the back-to-back against the Devils, Toronto will be off for five days before hosting the Carolina Hurricanes on February 7th. The last time the Maple Leafs played the Hurricanes and former Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen, the Hurricanes won 4-1. Toronto will be looking for a better outcome this time around.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be off for two days before starting a three-game road trip out west. On February 10th, they will be in Calgary to play the Flames. Next, they will be in Vancouver on February 12th to play the Canucks on Hockey Night in Canada.
On February 14th, the Maple Leafs will play their first game in Seattle against the Kraken. Once this game is complete, Toronto will have played in all 32 modern area arenas. They will then return home with two days off before hosting Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 17th.
Toronto Maple Leafs February Schedule: 19th – 28th
The second half of games during February will start with a home game against the St. Louis Blues on February 19th. This will be the first time Toronto has hosted Tyler Bozak and the Blues since October 7th, 2019.
Next up for the Maple Leafs is a game on February 21st, against long-time rival, the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal. Toronto will then play the next night in Columbus against the Blue Jackets.
On February 24th, Toronto will host the Minnesota Wild for the first time since October 15th, 2019. The Leafs will then end the month with two road games. On February 26th, they will be back in Detroit to play the Red Wings. Toronto recently beat the Red Wings 7-4 in Detroit on January 29th.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will end the month of February in Washington on February 28th for a game against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals. It Should be an entertaining way to end the month.
It is disappointing that we won’t see any Toronto Maple Leafs at the Olympics, but we will get to see them more in February than originally scheduled. I hope Toronto can make the most out this month and keep pace with the teams ahead of them in the standings.