On a day where we are a week removed from the Leafs losing to an emergency backup goaltender, who happened to be employed by the Leafs, the situation is a lot rosier. I mean, a lot rosier considering that they also lost Jake Muzzin for 4 weeks over that time, didn’t do anything at the trade deadline, and Freddie Andersen gave up 3 goals in the first period.
It’s rosier in the sense that the Leafs have won 3 of their last for, and for the first time in 13 games, they have the opportunity to find themselves on a three game win streak. How’s that for turning the tables on the narrative?
The Leafs still have an incredibly questionable and incredibly inexperienced blueline, but it is likely to be a six man unit tonight, with Denis Malgin factoring back into the forward lineup. The Leafs playing at home and controlling the lineup means that matchups will be easier to come by and for better or worse, the defensemen on the ice will in fact be the defensemen that Sheldon Keefe wants out there.
Freddie Andersen had an absolutely terrible first period, but the Leafs managed to figure …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation