Is all right in the world again? The Leafs won, and they won on the strength of a Frederik Andersen performance in net. That’s something we haven’t seen this season, and it’s something that has been intermittent since November 2019. The Leafs looked good. We could point out that Patrik Laine was out of the lineup, as was Dylan DeMelo, but the Leafs needed the win and they got it.
The fact that it wasn’t a full Jets roster shouldn’t take away from the win, especially when you consider that the Leafs struggled to put together an honest effort against a lottery pick bound Ottawa team in their previous two games.
One of most lopsided periods you’ll ever see… pic.twitter.com/1hgpKLaS6a
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) January 19, 2021
The game ended with Mitch Marner and John Tavares tied for the league lead with six points in their first four games. The fact that there is a balance between the top two lines is certainly encouraging as well.
The Leafs win brought Freddie Andersen’s save percentage up from .839 to .881. He could be one game away from not being considered the problem anymore.
We were even treated …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation