The defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues came into Toronto and steamrolled the Leafs by a 3-2 score.
More accurately, the Leafs fell behind 1-0, scored twice in 24 seconds, and then saw a pair of unanswered goals dictate the narrative as Toronto couldn’t find enough to muster up a late tying goal for a second consecutive game.
Here’s 5 thoughts on the game that was, well, something.
1. Jason Spezza wants to be here
What a play by Spezza to set up Gauthier’s tying goal pic.twitter.com/xRSzuiVMUh
— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) October 8, 2019
After a bit of a back-and-forth in the preseason with head coach Mike Babcock, Jason Spezza’s great effort helped to make things 1-1 midway through the second. Looking every bit like he deserves to be a part of the roster, Spezza earned his first point as a Leaf on the play.
Having found his way into just two of the Leafs’ games so far (and having had been a healthy scratch last year in the playoffs for Dallas), Spezza likely knows he can’t just waltz into a roster spot. But he looked alright in his first go around in Toronto, and …
Author: Adam Laskaris / The Leafs Nation