Leafs bounce back and beat the Panthers 6-2: Game Highlights

The Leafs bounced back from their worst loss of the year with a dominate win over one of the NHL’s hottest teams, the Florida Panthers. Auston Matthews struck twice, John Tavares assisted on three goals and Matt Murray broke his six game streak of letting in four goals per game. Below are the highlights from the game.
Toronto got started early with a powerplay goal from Matthews. He beat Sergei Bobrovsky with a perfect wrist shot from the top of the circle to put the Leafs in front…

TONE STRIKES FIRST 🚨 pic.twitter.com/XdiR3zW5ND
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 23, 2023

Calle Jarnkrok nearly added an insurance marker halfway through the first. Matthews hit him with speed entering the offensive zone but Bobrovsky denied him in tight…

good drive by Jarnkrok pic.twitter.com/8EbfXnWY5B
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 23, 2023

The Panthers barely tied it up with a goal from Matthew Tkachuk. Murray made a sprawling save with his back then somehow gloved the rebound. The review confirmed the puck completely crossed the goal line. 1-1…

Count the goal for Matthew Tkachuk! ✅ pic.twitter.com/dM0tYPJLPU
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 23, 2023

William Nylander put the Leafs back on top early in the second. Him and Tavares did work down low to get the puck to the net. Nylander cleaned it up to make it 2-1…

WILL NY! 😎 pic.twitter.com/m1LJLe3RKQ
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 24, 2023

A couple minutes later Matthews did it again with another beauty wrist shot. He circled the net, turned and fired. 3-1 Leafs

💥 DOUBLE DIP PAPI 💥 pic.twitter.com/FkF6WttgYF
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 24, 2023

Nick Cousins got the Panthers back in it. The Leafs made some sloppy plays in the defensive zone and he made them pay by scoring a slick backhand from the slot…

Cuz is cookin’ 🔥 pic.twitter.com/zDohH8HHFZ
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) March 24, 2023

Late in the second period Toronto finally got their first 5-on-3 …

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

Why Gary Trent Jr. is the key to Raptors overcoming slow start

Why Gary Trent Jr. is the key to Raptors overcoming slow start

The Toronto Raptors have been one of the worst offenses in the league this year, as their half-court ineptitude and lack of 3-point shooting have put a hard cap on their ceiling. Even names like Gary Trent Jr. aren’t enough to rescue this team from such mediocrity. The Raptors can’t even beat teams like the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

BJN Radio – Ep. 93: Mid-Season Report Cards!

That’s not how you’d like a series against the worst team in baseball to go!

The Blue Jays rolled into Oakland and dropped two of three against the A’s as Alek Manoah and Yusei Kikuchi struggled and the bats went silent.
Now that we’ve just gone through the mid-way point of the season, we did report cards for five aspects of the team: starting pitching, the bullpen, offence, defence, and organizational depth.
After that, we looked ahead to the four-game set coming up with the Mariners, which will feature a lot of Western Canadian fans making the trip to Seattle.
You can listen to the episode here…

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation