During Sunday night’s game against the Islanders, Alex Kerfoot became the seventh player on the Leafs to hit the 50-point plateau.
As a result, the Leafs are now tied for second in the NHL alongside the Avalanche for teams with players recording reaching the half-century mark for scoring with only the Blues ahead with eight. It shows that not only does Toronto have one of the best offensive teams in the league this season, but it is also a balanced attack across the board. It is evident by the fact that there are 12 Leafs with at least 10 goals or more on the campaign.
For a team that has yet to find a playoff run where both the primary and secondary scoring options have found life at the same time, it’s an encouraging trend to see some balance down the stretch. So it is no surprise to see that beyond Kerfoot, the rest of the pack are fairly close together in terms of point totals.
Leading that group and sitting seventh on the team in scoring is a player who could become an x-factor if the Leafs want any chance at playoff success: Pierre Engvall.
Career highs set by Pierre Engvall this season:
•Goals: 14•Assists: 17•Points: 31•Shots: 141•Shorthanded goals: 2•Power-play goals: 1•5-on-5 …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation