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’ …
Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation