The Toronto Maple Leafs Recent Game 1 History

The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to take on their archrival the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and with Game 1 just a few days away, let's take a trip down memory lane and take a look at the Leafs recent Game 1 history.
Toronto Maple Leafs v Tampa Bay Lightning
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2023 Round 2: vs Florida Panthers

In their first second-round game in 19 years, the Leafs came up short in game 1 for the second time in the same playoff year.

The Leafs lost 4-2 to the Florida Panthers, with goals coming from Matthew Knies (his first NHL goal) and Michael Bunting.

The Panthers won the series in five games, but this year was still a strong step in the right direction for the Leafs.

Prediction For Game 1 vs Boston

In just a few days, the Leafs are going to take on the Boston Bruins in game 1 of their first round series. If I had to make a prediction, I'll pick the Leafs winning.

If we look at a pattern over the last 8 game 1s, the Leafs have lost twice, then won one, then lost twice, then won one.

After last year's series, they have lost two in a row, which means if this pattern stays true, they're due to win this year.


Now anyone's guess is as good as mine, and the Leafs game 1 pattern is obviously pure coincidence. But regardless, it's going to be a fantastic series between Toronto and Boston.