Joseph Woll wasn’t tested much but he was solid when called upon and earned his first career shutout in just his second start as the Leafs bounced back with a tidy 3-0 win against a struggling Islanders team. The Leafs got back in the win column after having their five-game winning streak snapped by the Penguins on Saturday night and handed a depleted Islanders lineup their sixth consecutive loss. It was the second game in as many nights for the Islanders to open their long-awaited new arena but the Leafs made sure to spoil the party in what was a mostly dominant victory for the Blue and White.
The Islanders have struggled to generate offense during their recent slide and the Leafs did well to limit their opportunities on Sunday night, helping to ease the burden on their rookie goaltender. The Leafs held the Islanders to just six shots on goal in the opening frame and seven in each of the next two periods to outshoot New York 40-20 on the evening, getting back to the strong defensive play that has been on display as they have piled up wins in the last few weeks.
After being shutout on …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation