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Leafs Notebook: Auston Matthews cementing best-goal-scorer-in-the-world status, John Tavares’ 200-foot play, Wayne Simmonds’ response vs. Alex Edler, Adam Brooks’ emergence & more

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The team is now ramping up for the playoffs, so we will do the same in this space with an extended notes edition of the Leafs Notebook.


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– Last Wednesday, it was nice to see the Leafs come out with a purpose and build an early lead against a clearly diminished and tired Habs team. This is a criticism we’ve had of them in the past: going through the motions against an inferior opponent and needing a big third period to save them from a situation they should never have been in.