Almost one week later, and the Buds are back. Coming off a lengthy break, the Toronto Maple Leafs made their way to the Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators. As the puck dropped for the first period, the Leafs had a few good chances but the Senators’ 12th goalie in rotation, Anton Forsberg, kept the door shut. As the Battle of Ontario goes, the Senators ended the first period with a 1-0 lead from a goal by Connor Brown. Then, Ilya Mikheyev managed to tie it up in the second period with a goal that almost didn’t count. The Leafs managed to take their first lead of the game with Jason Spezza’s goal in the third, but the Senators answered right back just a few minutes later with a goal by Alex Formenton. By now you shouldn’t be surprised that such a strange game went to overtime. With 18 seconds left in OT, Justin Holl got the winner past Forsberg and the Leafs took the W.
It feels like a decade since the Leafs last scored a goal how long has it actually been???
— Mer (@MerOutLoud) March 26, 2021
When I say it was a strange game, …
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