Goaltending the difference maker as Leafs drop their third in a row

The Leafs were looking to put an end to their first regulation losing streak of the season with a win tonight, and very well played like they didn’t want to, but unfortunately for them, some opportunistic scoring from the Winnipeg Jets and Connor Hellebuyck played like the reigning Vezina trophy winner saw them lose three straight regulation games for the first time in the Sheldon Keefe era.
The Leafs started out strong, as Zach Hyman opened the scoring with a fantastic goal, skating end to end before burying it on the backhand past Hellebuyck. Seriously, who is this guy?

ZACH HYMAN
ZIP! MEH! HEM! pic.twitter.com/rwUoHlIbDA
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The Jets would tie it up on the power play shortly after though, as a Neal Pionk slapshot from the point would get deflected by Andrew Copp past Andersen to tie up the game just like that.

Andrew Copp ties it on the PP pic.twitter.com/Aj0G4JANOi
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The Leafs would get a power play goal of their own later in the period though, as the birthday boy Morgan Rielly would take a wrist shot from the point that Auston Matthews would deflect …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

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