The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators are heading to a deciding game-three to determine the winner of this mid-season trilogy.
After a historic game-one collapse that saw the Leafs lose a game where they had an over 99.9% chance of winning, followed by a tight 2-1 victory where Joe Thornton had two goals waived off, it’s anyone’s guess what could happen in the final matchup of this three-game series.
With the Leafs sitting at first place in the NHL, and the Senators holding things down in the league’s basement at the bottom of the standings, matchups between the two franchises this season have been shockingly close for anyone who isn’t familiar with the work of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With another matchup against the Montreal Canadiens – who have had a full week’s rest since the last time Toronto played them – on the horizon for this weekend, the Leafs will be looking to put away the lowly Senators quickly and efficiently.
A win for Toronto would put them eight points ahead of Montreal and Edmonton in the standings, though Montreal would still have three games in hand, meaning the lead may not be quite as …
Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation