Leafs squander another in OT, fall 3-2 to the New York Islanders: Muzzy’s Muzings

Leafs squander another in OT, fall 3-2 to the New York Islanders: Muzzy’s Muzings

Another OT loss.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Josh Bailey tied it late in regulation and Anthony Beauvillier notched the game winner 1:56 into the extra frame as the New York Islanders (12-8-0) came from behind to edge the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2.

Anthony Beauvillier wins it, 3-2 final.
Leafs fall to 1-5 in OT.
— Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) November 22, 2022

22-23: 1-521-22: 9-720-21: 6-719-20: 8-918-19: 6-817-18: 12-716-17: 7-15
— Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) November 22, 2022

Furthermore, the Leafs fell to 6-1-3 in November and 10-5-5 overall. All in all, they played well enough to win, but again, they let one slip away in OT. John Tavares, who was playing in game No. 300 as a Maple Leaf, potted his 11th of the season. Meantime, Auston Matthews buried his 9th while Erik Kallgren made 21 stops in the loss. Mitch Marner extended his league-high point streak to 13 games.
The Leafs have notched at least a point in 10 of their past 11 outings.
 Muzzy’s Muzings:
OT PROBLEMS
It’s a comedy act at this point, no? Of course, it didn’t help not having Morgan Rielly out there, they were sort of forced to trot Justin Holl out there. Honestly, for me, it makes no sense how or why a team this talented has so many problems playing 3-on-3. You think they would excel with more ice to dance. Oh well —at least this format isn’t used in the playoffs.
MORGAN RIELLY INURY
Here’s hoping it’s nothing serious for Rielly. That said, the 28-year-old was unable to return after colliding with Kyle Palmieri in the third period. After the game, Sheldon Keefe disclosed it was an upper body issue that required further testing. BRUTAL. For what it’s worth, Rielly’s missed just one game since the beginning of the 2021 season.

Morgan Rielly needs some imaging done on his injury.
— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) November 22, 2022

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Author: Nick Alberga / The Leafs Nation