The Maple Leafs grab a win in their preseason finale against the Senators

Tonight was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ sixth and final preseason game before the 2021-22 season kicks off next Tuesday. I’ve never been happier to say those words in my life. After what felt like a preseason that would never end, the Maple Leafs hosted the Ottawa Senators which saw the Maple Leafs play almost everybody that we will see come opening night next week against an Ottawa team who dressed a handful of AHL players.
The first period of the game was kind of a toss-up given that both teams had their flashes of scoring chances at times. However, after the first period, the Maple Leafs took over the game and applied lots of pressure on the Senators which led to them scoring a small handful of goals in the second period. Special teams looked pretty good tonight for Toronto as they went 1/4 on the power-play (Morgan Rielly goal) and went 4/4 on the penalty kill which saw the penalty killers acting aggressively yet again, something Dean Chynoweth, the new assistant coach praises while being a man down. They ended up picking up a 4-1 win over Ottawa which concluded their preseason for this year.
 
Before we get into tonight’ …

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Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation

The OHL season and how it affects the Leafs

The OHL season and how it affects the Leafs

The Leafs seemed to have a sixth sense about the uncertainty of Canadian junior hockey over the past couple of drafts. And while fans who demand that players be from the same area code as the team they cheer for may be upset, the Leafs have positioned themselves nice to not be carrying a number of OHL or WHL players.

– 1 or 2 exhibition games Jan 29 – 31 then right into the season.– There was no talk about what happens with U.S teams.– No details about how how games/schedule will be determined but it is believed teams may only play against 4 or 5 other squads.
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) October 28, 2020

– No discussion about fans during the meeting but that’s not a surprise at this point.– OHL season would conclude May 16th and a reminder the Memorial Cup has already been pushed back and will run June 17-27.
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) October 28, 2020

So that puts the OHL in a situation to be starting incredibly late, especially compared to the QMJHL. It will be a much shorter season, and an abbreviated playoffs. There’s also the small matter of this still might not be able to happen, and the very difficult to manage situation of the …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Kyle Lowry delivers the most on-brand performance in NBA All-Star Game

In his sixth NBA All-Star appearance, Kyle Lowry delivered a performance that perfectly encapsulates everything he is known for. If you like competitive basketball, you might enjoy the performances of Kyle Lowry. But, if you like competitive basketball, you probably haven’t enjoyed the NBA All-Star Game for the last few years. In fact, that’s been the […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ