We got our hopes up, and the Leafs got shut out.

In a win or go home game five the Leafs kinda blew it, and that’s putting it nicely.
After the epic comeback of game four spirits were high among Leafs fans! Going into the final game of the series, it made sense that this feeling carried over for most. We had Saturday to process and waited all day Sunday in anticipation of what was to come. A lot was kept hush hush up until two hours before the game where we saw something that had the potential to be a game-changer.

The @MapleLeafs have activated forward Andreas Johnsson from injured reserve. #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) August 9, 2020

Andreas Johnsson back ahead of schedule. With him in, that meant Robertson was out of the mix and the lines got a decent shuffle.

Here’s how the blue & white line up tonight. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/EERIFIge4K
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 9, 2020

The first forty minutes were a whole lot of nothing. Columbus’ Zach Werenski scores the first goal of the game at 6:29 in the first. The Leafs later took a too many men penalty served by Nylander. The second consisted of a terrible cross-checking penalty …

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Author: Marsha Joseph / The Leafs Nation

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