There’s no sugar coating it: last night was bad. The officiating was terrible, Frederik Andersen wasn’t good either, and the team in front of him was basically non-existent. In a game where they had dominated the Winnipeg Jets previously in the week and were finally facing the backup goalie, this should’ve been an easy win, but instead they put up arguably their worst performance of the season.
Thankfully, they won’t have much time to dwell on it, as they’re right back at it again tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Whether they choose to dwell in last nights game, or use it to fuel the fire and dominate tonight will be up to them, but they’re going to be playing one of the worst teams in the league to get that chance to rebound.
Going into this game, the Leafs are 2-1-0 in the second half of back-to-back games this season, but are 0-1-0 when they play a different team in that second game, so there’s no guarantee that fatigue won’t play a role. At the very least, they’ll have four days off after to rest up, so if there’ …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation