5 Thoughts on the Leafs first loss in the Sheldon Keefe era

Fire Keefe, am I right?
But seriously, we witnessed the first bad game in the Sheldon Keefe era, and it wasn’t even a bad game. They just had a really bad second period, and it ended up costing them the win this afternoon.
Let’s look at some of the biggest notes from today’s game.
John Tavares loves Buffalo
It should’ve been a sign from the beginning that Tavares was meant to be a Toronto Maple Leaf. Not just the fact that they were his boyhood team, but also the fact that even with the Islanders, he loved scoring on the Buffalo Sabres.
Tavares’ 38 points in 31 games against the Sabres is his third highest point total against a single team, with the other two being the Hurricanes (44 points in 37 games) and the Rangers (41 points in 46 games), both teams played in the same division as Tavares for most of his career. Keeping in mind games played as well, and it’s his best output of the three (I’m not calculating his points per game against every team to confirm this).
Not to mention his 20 goals against the Sabres are the second highest against a single team (again, …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation