After entering probably their toughest week of the early season last week, the Toronto Maple Leafs played some exceptional hockey against three top contenders in the NHL in the Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Boston Bruins. Now I know it was a depleted Vegas team, but those are the games Toronto typically loses, so it was great to see them dominate that game and pick up an important two points on home ice.
They were rolling into week five scheduled to play four games in a week for the first time this season – against the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, and Buffalo Sabres – and they continued their winning ways going 3-1-0 in those four contests. They opened the week at home to the Kings, and despite outplaying them in the second and third period, they came away with an ugly 5-1 loss that broke their five-game winning streak.
It wasn’t a game to totally dwell on given that they just won five in a row and they had three more games coming up that week including one against the Flyers in less than 48 hours. They then entered Philadelphia and came away with an impressive 3 …
Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation