Leafs defeat the Oilers 4-3 in the battle of the special teams

Well if both teams needed to get some additional reps on the powerplay and penalty kill, tonight’s game was perfect for them. The Leafs stayed hot, defeating the Oilers 4-3, making it three straight wins. The Leafs finished the game 2/4 on the powerplay and the Oilers were a measly 2/7.
The Leafs opened the scoring midway through the first, courtesy of the man they call Vintage. Jason Spezza scores his first of the season after a Koskinen miscue behind the net.

The Dad is back! pic.twitter.com/dK1CoPFDg7
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 29, 2021

William Nylander added to the Leafs lead, scoring just as the Leafs powerplay expired to make it 2-0. Nylander’s third goal of the season ended a seven-game scoring drought.

#LeafsForever up 2-0 after the 1st
William Nylander on the PP and Spezza the goal scorers
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— SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (@SiriusXMNHL) January 29, 2021

The Leafs carried this lead late into the second period… Until the refs decided to enter the game.

Kerfoot called for *checks notes* slashing pic.twitter.com/dPENsudvnf
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 29, 2021

Kerfoot gets called for the non-existent slash, sending the Oilers to …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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