TLN Three Stars: Leafs’ Halloween victory was scarier than it needed to be

The Leafs definitely like making things interesting with little time left eh?
Building on the momentum gained from their win in Chicago on Wednesday and the good news of Rielly’s extension yesterday, the Leafs came out at the start of this game like they were shot out of a cannon. With a new-look defence that was pretty good (Justin Holl may never play again), a Bertuzzi-less Red Wings on the second half of a back-to-back, and an energized John Tavares line, the Leafs scored more than three goals in a game for the first time this season. For their credit, the Red Wings battled back and nearly tied it with mere seconds remaining, but the Leafs held on and won 5-4, picking up a victory in consecutive games for the first time this year.
Before we get to the three stars of the night, I wanna give some stick taps to a couple of players who are not getting stars, but still played great tonight. First of all: Bunting and Spezza for that excellent connection on the power play goal. Sandin and Liljegren showed the makings of an excellent pairing for the team going forward, Sandin in particular was …

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Author: Dylan Murphy / The Leafs Nation

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