Goal Analysis – Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets Play-In Game #3

The highlight package for this game can be found here.
Maple Leafs 1st Goal – Cody Ceci (Assist Kerfoot, Kapanen)

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The Leafs find themselves on the penalty kill late in the first period. Cody Ceci and Justin Holl do a nice job of retrieving the puck from the Blue Jackets powerplay unit. Holl makes a nice outlet pass to Kerfoot, who is in the slot. Kerfoot and Kapanen play catch and head up the ice to kill the clock. Kerfoot breaks into the Blue Jackets zone and draws in three defenders on him. He drops the puck back to Ceci at the point, who unloads a one-timer on net that deflects off of Seth Jones and past Joonas Korpisalo.

The Blue Jackets are in good shape here as Kerfoot enters their zone. He’s one-on-three, with Kapanen about one or two steps behind Werenski. When you’re on the powerplay, coaches typically preach two men on the puck at all times. In this play, one of Boone Jenner (#38) and Werenski needs to help Jones collapse on Kerfoot, while the third guy takes Kapanen, who …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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