It was 5-1.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were up 5-1 in the second period of what was looking to be a dominant win over the league-worst Ottawa Senators on Monday. But then, the Leafs did what they seemingly do far too often–they blew it. They let in four straight goals before suffering a brutal loss in overtime.
How does a team even come back from such a monumental collapse like that? Who knows? But the Leafs will try to redeem themselves on Wednesday night in their second straight game against Ottawa. The Senators are on a two-game win streak for the first time this season and they’ll be looking to extend that streak to three.
The Leafs will need to play with that scorching-hot offence we saw on Monday once again, but this time, they need to focus a lot more in their own end. The Leafs are still making careless mistakes and turning over the puck in ways that need to be adjusted quickly and this was reiterated by Sheldon Keefe.
“It’s discouraging and definitely a step back for us,” Keefe said after Monday’s loss. “I thought we were just really careless and sloppy with …
Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation