Exhale Leafs Nation, there was no deja vu tonight. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Wednesday night, putting in a much more complete effort after blowing a four-goal lead to this same Senators team on Monday night.
Auston Matthews and Alexander Kerfoot scored for the Leafs, while Brady Tkachuk responded for the Senators. Matthews’ goal extended his point scoring streak to 14 games, tying him with Lorne Carr. Matthews is now four games back from tying Eddie Olczyk and Darryl Sittler for longest point scoring streak by a Maple Leaf (18 games).
In the first period, it was clear both teams did not want a repeat of Monday night. The Leafs played a little hesitant to start, trying to be cautious and smart with the puck. The Senators on the other hand, pushed hard right out of the gate, not wanting to repeat a slow start from Monday night. Joe Thornton had a goal waived off late in the first period, but other than that, the Leafs didn’t really have much going.
Nice effort by Thornton but that’s a good save pic.twitter.com/VkjvW6sFe6
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 18, 2021
The Maple Leafs struck first in the second …
Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation