It’s a homecoming of sorts for Jake Muzzin, Kyle Clifford, and Jack Campbell and a chance for the Leafs to see what became of Trevor Moore and Carl Grundstrom. (Spoiler: not a heck of a lot.)
The Leafs failure to pick up a win in San Jose should put a lot of pressure on their final two games in California, which unfortunately fall on back to back nights. The Kings would be considered beyond dreadful and in any season that didn’t feature the historic tank job of the Detroit Red Wings, would easily have them in the bottom spot in the league. Jeff Carter being injured really doesn’t help their case for being a NHL team, though somehow they are 6-3-1 in their last 10 and are enjoying a three game winning streak. I blame Gabe Vilardi.
Given that Jack Campbell put up a human performance the other night against the Sharks, the Leafs seem to have opted to avoid homecoming games for Campbell and Andersen, and instead Andersen will face the Kings, and the Campbell will face the Ducks. The decision to forego narrative for a fresh goaltender makes sense, and the Leafs …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation