Leafs beat Tampa. Here’s to feeling good all the time

It’s safe to say the Leafs needed this one. It’s also safe to say the Leafs need to be consistently playing like they can beat their likely first round playoff opponent, but consistency is a problem for another day, and for now we can enjoy the Leafs outlasting the Lightning in a 2-1 victory.
It was a victory achieved through star power, as Matthews and Nylander continued to build on their impressive goal totals, both Tavares and Marner chipped in with 2 assists, Freddie Andersen, and even Rielly managed 21 minutes of ice time in a game we didn’t know he’d be in until this morning.

Vasilevskiy went one way, and Nylander capitalized pic.twitter.com/xpdsO9AVCf
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 10, 2020

The Road to 50 continues!
Auston Matthews puts the Leafs up 2-1 pic.twitter.com/Quz2Rgy7ZL
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 11, 2020
Period
CF
CA
CF%
HDCF
HDCA
HDCF%
xGF
xGA
xGF%

1

23
14
62.16%
5
0
100%
1.45
0.27
84.09%
2
10
9
52.63%
2
5
28.57%
0.21
0.7
23.05%
3
17
21
44.74%
2
5
28.57%
0.52
0.66
43.91%
Final
50
44
53.19%
9
10
47.37%
2.18
1.64
57.09%
via naturalstattrick.com
If we’re going to pump the breaks on the good times, the Leafs had a very strong start that tapered off as the game went on. Also, while acknowledging that goals are goals, the Leafs …

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