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.
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.
500TH POINT!! …
Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation