Toronto Raptors: Three takeaways from 2020 All-Star Weekend

The Toronto Raptors were well represented during NBA All-Star Weekend 2020. The new format made for an exciting game. Here are three takeaways from what was a successful weekend for Canada’s lone NBA franchise. Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam, guided by Nick Nurse who at this point has got to be the odds-on favourite to […]
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Author: Jordan Skuse / Raptors HQ

Analyzing the Toronto Raptors All-Star weekend performances

The Toronto Raptors were very well represented at this year’s All-Star weekend. How well did they represent Canada’s only team? Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Nick Nurse were all representatives for the Toronto Raptors at All-Star weekend in Chicago. Siakam and Nurse were both participating for the first time while Lowry made his sixth straight […]
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Author: Hunter Surphlis / Raptors HQ

Round 1 Game 4 Postgame: Leafs vs Bruins

This game four in Toronto represented an exciting opportunity for the Leafs to go up 3 games to 1 in this initial playoff series on the road to the 2019 Stanley Cup.
Let’s get right into the action packed game it was.
1st period
The Bruins got off to an early advantage with a powerplay opportunity early to set the tone. On the advantage, just before it ended, Charlie McAvoy finished off a slick passing play for the Bruins to take the 1-0 lead:

McAvoy after strong cycle work on the PP. 1-0 Bruins. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/z8sLb3NfFl
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) April 17, 2019

Only a few minutes later, the Bruins started to show signs of dominance, with a great pass in front to Brad Marchand for a 2-0 lead:

Marchand tips in McAvoy’s pass in tight. 2-0 Bruins. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/sI3uXxedzq
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) April 17, 2019

Frederik Andersen, as he has done all series, was giving his all to hold the Leafs in this one and not let the Bruins run away with the game, including this stellar save on Charlie Coyle:

Andersen comes up large with a glove save to keep the game close. #LeafsForever …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation