After a pretty good effort from the Toronto Maple Leafs in game one of the second round against the Florida Panthers, they weren’t the ones who came away with the win. They fell short with a 4-2 loss, yet there were some good things to take from game one, and hope that things could go their way in game two.
Heading into game two there weren’t any major lineup changes other than Sam Lafferty coming into the lineup for Zach Aston-Reese on the fourth line, as well as a couple of players swapping positions that played in game one.
Michael Bunting went from the third line to the first line and Matthew Knies, playing first-line left wing was put into Buntng’s old spot from game one.
First 20 minutes:
Kind of like game one, Toronto came out with a lot of jump and created a lot of scoring chances early. However, unlike game one of the series, Toronto capitalized on their chances and jumped ahead of Florida early with a 2-0 lead.
Just 2:20 into the game, Toronto’s fourth line went to work in the offensive zone and the game-four overtime hero from the first round – Alex Kerfoot – opened the …
Author: Joseph Zita / The Leafs Nation