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Maple Leafs 2013 Schedule: Key Match-Ups And The Full Season's Dates

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have released their full schedule. | Getty Images

Will a shortened season translate into success for the Leafs? Or will the buds falter and miss the playoffs again this year? The NHL released the Leafs' full 2013 schedule on Saturday. We've highlighted a few match-ups you'll want to circle on your calendar. We also have a list of the full calendar below.

Leafs vs. Boston (Sat Feb 2, 2013)

In the last five years the fate of these two teams have been intertwined. Phil Kessel went to the Leafs and became their leading scorer, Boston got two stars that could potentially be the backbone of their team for years to come. Oh, did we mention the Stanley Cup win in 2010. Bruins fans are among the most rabid in the league and the Leafs, and Kessel in particular, will have to play like all-stars to shut them up.

Leafs vs. Ottawa (Sat Feb 16, 2013)

This year's first installment of the Battle of Ontario has more than a few wrinkles. Last year, the Sens rode a few breakout performances and made it to the playoffs. They even took the Eastern conference leading New York Rangers to the brink. On paper, the Sens are the better team. The Leafs will want to prove the experts wrong.

Leafs vs. Montreal (Sat. Apr 27, 2013)

The Leafs season kicks off in Montreal and this match-up at the end of the season will be an appropriate book-end. Obviously there's deep history among these two teams but both teams missed the playoffs last year and will want to avoid that this year. If either of these teams are on the bubble come April, we could have one of the most memorable games of the season.

Full Maple Leafs schedule after the slideshow

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Sat Jan 19, 2013 Toronto at Montréal 7:00 PM ET CBC,RDS Mon Jan 21, 2013 Buffalo at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Wed Jan 23, 2013 Toronto at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET TSN Thu Jan 24, 2013 NY Islanders at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Jan 26, 2013 Toronto at NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET CBC,NHLN-US Tue Jan 29, 2013 Toronto at Buffalo 7:00 PM ET Thu Jan 31, 2013 Washington at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Feb 2, 2013 Boston at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC,NHLN-US Mon Feb 4, 2013 Carolina at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Tue Feb 5, 2013 Toronto at Washington 7:00 PM ET Thu Feb 7, 2013 Toronto at Winnipeg 8:00 PM ET Sat Feb 9, 2013 Toronto at Montréal 7:00 PM ET CBC,RDS,NHLN-US Mon Feb 11, 2013 Philadelphia at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Thu Feb 14, 2013 Toronto at Carolina 7:00 PM ET Sat Feb 16, 2013 Ottawa at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC Mon Feb 18, 2013 Toronto at Florida 7:30 PM ET Tue Feb 19, 2013 Toronto at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ET Thu Feb 21, 2013 Buffalo at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Feb 23, 2013 Toronto at Ottawa 7:00 PM ET CBC Mon Feb 25, 2013 Toronto at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET TSN Wed Feb 27, 2013 Montréal at Toronto 7:30 PM ET RDS,TSN Thu Feb 28, 2013 Toronto at NY Islanders 7:00 PM ET Mon Mar 4, 2013 New Jersey at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Wed Mar 6, 2013 Ottawa at Toronto 7:30 PM ET TSN Thu Mar 7, 2013 Toronto at Boston 7:00 PM ET TSN Sat Mar 9, 2013 Pittsburgh at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC,NHLN-US Tue Mar 12, 2013 Toronto at Winnipeg 8:00 PM ET Thu Mar 14, 2013 Pittsburgh at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Mar 16, 2013 Winnipeg at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC Wed Mar 20, 2013 Tampa Bay at Toronto 7:00 PM ET TSN Thu Mar 21, 2013 Toronto at Buffalo 7:00 PM ET Sat Mar 23, 2013 Boston at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC,NHLN-US Mon Mar 25, 2013 Toronto at Boston 7:00 PM ET TSN Tue Mar 26, 2013 Florida at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Thu Mar 28, 2013 Carolina at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Mar 30, 2013 Toronto at Ottawa 7:00 PM ET CBC Thu Apr 4, 2013 Philadelphia at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Apr 6, 2013 Toronto at New Jersey 7:00 PM ET CBC Mon Apr 8, 2013 NY Rangers at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Wed Apr 10, 2013 Toronto at NY Rangers 7:30 PM ET TSN Sat Apr 13, 2013 Montréal at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC,RDS,NHLN-US Mon Apr 15, 2013 New Jersey at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Tue Apr 16, 2013 Toronto at Washington 7:00 PM ET TSN Thu Apr 18, 2013 NY Islanders at Toronto 7:00 PM ET Sat Apr 20, 2013 Toronto at Ottawa 7:00 PM ET CBC Wed Apr 24, 2013 Toronto at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM ET TSN Thu Apr 25, 2013 Toronto at Florida 7:30 PM ET Sat Apr 27, 2013 Montréal at Toronto 7:00 PM ET CBC,RDS