The Toronto Maple Leafs were entering week four of the regular season up against the three toughest opponents that they would see thus far in the early season in Vegas, Tampa Bay, and Boston. After coming off week three with a record of 2-1-0 and starting to play better hockey for an extending period of time, this mini stretch of games was going to be a good test for the Maple Leafs.
They opened the week hosting a very depleted Vegas team missing their best players in Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson, and the list goes on. That game against the Golden Knights was arguably the Maple Leafs’ best game of the season as they had a little bit of everything from great offence to great goaltending and their special teams were on point too as they pulled out a 4-0 win.
They welcomed the defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning into town Thursday night for the first time since March of 2020 when they played just two days before the league would shut down due to COVID-19, so it was a well-awaited rematch between these two offensive powerhouses. However, the offence wasn’t the main attraction …
Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation