After coming off a back-to-back on the weekend against the Calgary Flames and the Buffalo Sabres where they picked up four out of the possible four points, the Toronto Maple Leafs were back in action tonight hosting the Nashville Predators for the first time in quite a while. These two teams were set to play one another on March 12, 2020, just one day after the NHL season, along with basically every other spot in the world shut down due to COVID.
There were some lineup changes ahead of tonight’s game, including Wayne Simmonds and Travis Dermott inserted back in the lineup for Kirill Semyonov and Timothy Liljegren. The first period was a great period for the Maple Leafs. They had a lot of quality scoring chances, got a couple of power-plays – they even scored on one – and just all-around outplayed the Predators in the first 20 minutes.
The second period pretty much started how the majority of the first period went for the Maple Leafs. They continued to apply a lot of pressure on the Predators and hemmed them in their own zone for a couple of shifts in a row but couldn’t seem to score any of their chances …
Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation