The Toronto Maple Leafs will be represented by four players at the NHL All-Star game on Saturday, February 3rd.
Those four players are Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and NHL goal-scoring leader Auston Matthews. Matthews also has the privilege of being the captain of his All-Star team at this year's event, hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Once the NHL All-Star festivities are over, the Leafs will begin their February schedule on Monday, February 5th, at home against the New York Islanders.
Next, they will host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, February 7th, followed by two days off. Their third game of the month will be a road game against the Ottawa Senators in a Battle of Ontario matchup on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday, February 10th.
Toronto Maple Leafs February Outlook and Overview
The Leafs will then have another two-day break before a three-game homestand. First, the Leafs will host the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, February 13th. Then, they will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, February 15th. Next, the Leafs will host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, February 17th, before going on a four-game road trip.
The Leafs four-game road trip will start with a rematch against the St. Louis Blues on February 19th, with a special start time of 1:00 pm. Next, the Leafs will play their only back-to-back of the month.
The first game of the back-to-back will be on February 21st against the Arizona Coyotes, with a game against the Vegas Golden Knights on February 22nd. The final game of the road trip will be on February 24th against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Leafs will end the month of February with two home games against teams they played the previous week during their four-game road trip. First, the Leafs will host the Golden Knights on Tuesday, February 27th, and then the Coyotes on Thursday, February 29th. The Leafs will then have a day off before their first game in March.
With 12 games in 29 days and a decent number of days off, including the NHL All-Star break, the Leafs have a relatively easy month ahead of them. However, every team they play, other than the Coyotes and Ducks, is fighting for a playoff spot or is in a playoff spot. So, the schedule might be nice, but the opponents will not be easy.
We will see how the Leafs handle it, and if they're lucky, they will be holding a divisional playoff spot by the end of the month.