The Toronto Maple Leafs resumed action with a trip to Ottawa to play the Senators in a good old fashion preseason “Battle of Ontario”. However, tonight we did not see the majority of the players that are going to be regulars in the Maple Leafs lineup because Sheldon Keefe wanted to give some AHL players and some players who are fighting for spots a look tonight, and I guess a rest day for the big boys.
Although the Maple Leafs did look good tonight, they also continued with the bad habit of taking a handful of penalties as they took five on the night. Now, their penalty kill did look good at times tonight. They were aggressive yet again which we’ll be seeing a lot more often this coming season from them. They went 5/5 on the penalty kill and since we’re talking about the penalty kill, let’s talk about the other special team, the power-play.
The Maple Leafs had six opportunities on the power-play tonight, yes six, and they went 3/6 with capitalizing on the second, third, and sixth opportunities. They really didn’t set anything up on their first power-play and pretty much the majority of their …
Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation