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After a reprieve in February where almost all Leafs games started at 7:00 p.m., the first three in March will start much later at night.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

The Maple Leafs stomped the Oilers last night with both heavy offence and stifling defensive play, winning 4-0, and getting a shutout for Jack Campbell in his first game back from injury.

That was a really fun game to watch as a Leafs fan, but for the rest of this week the games could be a little more difficult to watch if you live in Ontario. There’s four games on tap, two against the Oilers and two against the Canucks. Two of the games, Monday and Thursday, have very late starts at 10:00 p.m. ET, while Wednesday’s start is a more manageable 8:00 p.m..

The Leafs close out the week playing in Vancouver on Saturday, naturally with a regular 7:00 p.m. start. Oh, you know Canucks fans are already complaining about that “early” home game time. It’s wonderful.

Here’s our recap of last night’s game and the triumphant return of Jack Campbell.

Let’s check out that Spezza goal on more time.

Even Campbell thought it was a vintage goal!

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Poll

How do you feel about the next two games against the Oilers.

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  • 23%
    You never take a team with McDavid on it for granted, but, I’m feeling pretty positive today. The Leafs will just scrape by and get another two wins in Edmonton.
    (70 votes)
  • 3%
    Slice of pie! Another two easy wins over the Oilers this week.
    (10 votes)
  • 57%
    I don’t expect the Leafs to win both of the next two, but they’ll get at least one more win.
    (172 votes)
  • 15%
    It will depend if we get Matthews back and who is in net, but I am still worried. You know McDavid is going to want revenge now, and he often gets his revenge.
    (46 votes)
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