Bounces favour the Maple Leafs in 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames

In a game full of wild bounces and messy goals, luck fell in favour of the Toronto Maple Leafs who handed the Calgary Flames their first regulation loss of the season in a 3-2 win. Jake Muzzin opened up the scoring seven minutes into the first period with a shot from the blue line that deflected off a Calgary skate before sneaking past Jacob Markstrom.

JAKE MUZZIN
First of the season! pic.twitter.com/kGWvpdbhSH
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 24, 2021

Sean Monahan tied the game halfway through the second period with a scramble in front of the net where he was left free to shovel a rebound past Jack Campbell who had been playing steady in net all night while giving Frederik Andersen a needed night off during this condensed schedule. The tie wouldn’t last too long as Wayne Simmonds scored his milestone-filled first goal as a Maple Leaf, 500th career point, and 100th career playoff goal with only 32 seconds left in the period. It was yet another ugly goal in a game that was becoming full of them, but as the broadcast suggested, no one asks how you got them, just how many you’ve got.

WAYNE SIMMONDS
500TH POINT!! …

Read More

Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation

Listen to That’s A Rap #14: Post-Game 2 vs. Magic Reaction

Raptors even the series. Lowry bounces back. Vucevic was shut down again. But, most importantly, Playoff Kawhi has arrived! You can all exhale now! After a deflating Game 1 loss and three days of “what happened” questions, Toronto put the pedal to the metal and never let up. Everything Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster envisioned — from the Kawhi/DeMar trade to the February deadline moves — came to fruition in a 29-point beatdown against Orlando.
Listen as the boys attempt to contain their excitement after last night’s Game 2 victory.

On The Latest Episode:
Toronto jumped out to an 11-0 lead, seemingly determined to make this a short evening. Orlando scrapped their way to a somewhat manageable halftime deficit. After halftime, the Raptors did what Finals contenders do and stomped on the inferior competition. If you switched Game 1 and 2, how would you feel about the Raptors today?
Kawhi Leonard is a Toronto Raptor. Kawhi Leonard es un raptor de Toronto. Kawhi Leonard est un rapt de Toronto. Kawhi Leonard是多倫多猛龍隊. Si Kawhi Leonard ay isang Toronto Raptor. It doesn’t matter what language you use: Kawhi Leonard is a freaking Toronto Raptor!
Kawhi showing glimpses of Finals-MVP Kawhi will steal all the headlines, …

Read More

Author: JayRosales / Raptors HQ