In a season that only features six different opponents, the Leafs find themselves facing a team that they haven’t seen since the fourth game of the season. That outing went quite well for the Leafs, and helped build some confidence on the roster that has carried Toronto pretty darn well through the first half of the season. Now here we are, closing out the final games of the first half this week exclusively against the Jets, and these teams will face each other six additional times after this week. Considering the Jets have moved into the second spot in the division (based on points percentage), this will make for some interesting hockey tonight.
The Jets are a different team than the last time the Leafs saw them in the sense that Pierre Luc Dubois is a very different player than Patrik Laine. Dubois was a big part of the challenges the Leafs faced against Columbus over the summer, and now they get to see him at the low point of their season, that’s right, the Leafs low point is having two regulation losses in a row. This is almost impossible to fathom when looking at the past 15 years …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation