Leafs take on struggling Canucks in first post Clinchmas game

A place in the 2021 playoffs secured with last night’s victory over the Montreal Canadiens, the Leafs look to keep up the momentum and take the first step towards locking up the division crown when they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to Toronto for tonight’s game.
Despite their inspiring victories against Toronto upon returning to play, the Canucks have found themselves sputtering since the Leafs left town, going 1-3-0 across four games, all against the division worst Ottawa Senators, with their 6-3 loss last night playing a factor into the Leafs waking up with that sweet little X beside their name in the standings.
A key storyline going into tonight’s matchup will be the impact of home ice. Home ice has proven pivotal in the season series thus far, with both teams going unbeaten in their own arenas. In order for the Leafs to pull the season series even (the Canucks are the only team that Toronto carries a losing record against this season, sitting at 3-3-1 across seven games,) they will need this trend to continue.
The Canucks series was a source of contention for most fans last week, with many arguing that the Leafs badly …

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Author: Brian Reid / The Leafs Nation

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