Leafs Postgame: Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs

Tonight the Leafs were facing the aged Chicago Blackhawks, who while still spearheaded by Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, and Patrick Kane, have reshaped their team through a re-build/re-tooling effort.
Below are some thoughts on how the game went.
I’ll warn you – there’s no clips of the Leafs goals below because there wasn’t anything worth showing for Toronto. The story tonight is just how they ended up allowing 6 goals and looking like a mess.
Bad Breaks
Toronto suffered a slow and unlucky start to the game. They allowed a goal against just 21 seconds into the first period on a fast zone entry from Chicago:

Caggiula on FI-YAH since he’s been back
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— Blackhawks Talk (@NBCSBlackhawks) January 19, 2020

Starting the game off on the wrong foot plagued the team consistently during Mike Babcock, and it’s a shame to see it return tonight. A bad early goal, somewhat unlucky, set a bad tone for the rest of the game.
Poor goaltending
This was not Frederik Andersen’s night.
Things got much worse after the Caggiula goal, first with Toews beating …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation

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