Tonight the Leafs took on the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road for the second game of the 2019-20 season, and it was quite a thrilling win for them. They took this game 4-1 and mostly looked in control, other than some scrambly defensive zone shifts. But it wouldn’t be the Toronto Maple Leafs without that, right?
Here are some thoughts from the game to summarize how it went,
Frederik Andersen is back
Freddy had a bit of a rough game last night, allowing 3 goals on just 26 shots, in a game that the Leafs really controlled from a shots perspective. However, the defense was shaky in front of him, and his constant success in Toronto was bound to appear.
It’s only surprising that it has appeared so soon. We’ve gotten used to some rough October’s from Andersen, but tonight was a really impressive performance for a goalie who’s always been impressive. There were some really messy battles in front and other than one where he got caught in the middle of nowhere, he handled them expertly.
Cam Atkinson scores off the draw. 2-1 Leafs. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/3XHKKHowpR
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) October 5, 2019
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation