After a couple weeks with it up in the air, the Leafs have been permitted by the government of Ontario to play all of their home games this season at Scotiabank Arena.
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The Ottawa @Senators and Toronto @MapleLeafs will be able to play home games in their respective arena’s as they compete in the @NHL North Division. My statement here: pic.twitter.com/Q6bOGJeamV
— Lisa MacLeod (@MacLeodLisa) January 7, 2021
The NHL schedule was released on December 23rd, there was still some doubt surrounding the Leafs (and likewise, the Ottawa Senators) and whether or not they’d be allowed to play games in Ontario to start the season, with the current lockdown in place. However, the Leafs will be allowed to play in Toronto, as long as them and the travelling teams follow strict health and safety protocols.
With this, it means that the Leafs will be able to play in Toronto for the entire regular season, and at the very least, the first two rounds of the post season (should the Leafs make it that far), since the first two rounds will remain in division for the whole league.
After that, there’s a bit more …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation