Maple Leafs Post-Game #26: 5 Takeaways vs. the Red Wings

This Sheldon Keefe guy is alright, eh?

Sheldon Keefe on starting 3-0-0: “It’s better than the alternative.”
— Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) November 28, 2019

I’ve never seen so many gifs on twitter of smiling players, either. The Maple Leafs came flying out of the gate and potted 3 goals in the first 10  minutes on Jimmy Howard, who started the game after Jonathan Bernier became ill in warmup. Unfortunately for Detroit, Howard seemed to have some discomfort on the play where Tavares scored, and the emergency backup alarm was raised:

Tyson Barrie, on what the Leafs were thinking when Jimmy Howard went down with injury: “We heard (Jonathan Bernier) had the flu or something and we thought we might be seeing a (Scott) Foster or one of those guys come in. We were getting a little excited.”
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 28, 2019

Much to the displeasure of chaos enthusiasts, Bernier knocked back a Pepto Bismol and went to work. Whether or not Bernier was experiencing Luongo-like symptoms, he had a great performance, stopping 37 of 40 shots in relief. Detroit only managed to hit Frederik Andersen 25 times, securing the shutout in full, unadulterated “f*ck you” Freddy mode.

Frederik Andersen. Sprawling but still makes the …

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Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation

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