The Toronto Maple Leafs returned to a sold-out Scotiabank Arena with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
And it featured a lot.
To start the game, you had the Leafs come out with new white chinstraps on their helmets. I like. Toronto also had a new helmet sponsor in TikTok. I like this too.
With a packed arena of fans, one of the things expected for the Leafs was to start on time. They didn’t, but that’s not a bad thing. They still got the win, and that’s all that matters. Maybe not to Sheldon Keefe, though.
It was still a great night with goals from both William Nylander and Pierre Engvall. And we can’t forget about Jack Campbell, who made almost every stop in Wednesday night’s game.
But I’m most interested in Engvall because he had three goals in two preseason games and now is on pace for 82 this year. It’s not going to happen, but, interestingly, Engvall is scoring at this rate. With his lineup spot in jeopardy once Auston Matthews returns, he’s likely playing with his back against the wall.
And that’s a good thing.
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation