TLN Three Stars: The “Dirty” Leafs demolish the “Clean” Jets

So this is what it feels like to be the team that gets under the skin of the opponent.
The Leafs were getting at the ire of the Jets during a scrappy win on Thursday night that snapped Toronto’s five-game losing streak. Forty-eight hours later, the same scenario occurred and the Leafs got the same result.
Jack Campbell allowed the first shot to get past him in the opening minute but remained solid the rest of the way. Joe Thornton then used his long reach to tuck in the tying marker that rewrote the Leafs’ record book before Mitch Marner got a lucky bounce that went his way.

MITCH MARNER
FORECHECK! pic.twitter.com/9WseBFmbyl
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 24, 2021

John Tavares scored to increase the lead to two and that’s when the real fun began. Things started to get chippy as the game progressed with both teams taking runs at each other. Some of the plays were called while others were not, but the two have bad blood boiling right before our eyes.
A slow third period saw some life when Thornton and Nikolaj Ehlers took runs at each other numerous times, capped off with a devastating slash from …

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

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