Preseason Post-Game #5: 5 Takeaways from the Maple Leafs’ Shutout of the Habs

Look, the actual outcome of last night’s preseason action probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind right now. It’s not for me, either. Writing about a game in which the on-ice events weren’t the main focus of attention is, frankly, a pretty weird thing to do. But the Maple Leafs did their best to block out that noise on Monday night while taking on the Montreal Canadiens, ultimately capping the bottom half of their home-and-home set the same way they did the first: a 3-0 shutout win.
Many things happened. Let’s take a look at five that stood out.
1) Trevor Moore Scored
I just feel the need to mention this whenever it happens. Trevor Moore is a very good hockey player. Good enough to earn a promotion to the third line during the most wide-open training camps of the Leafs’ contention window, and good enough to make the most of that promotion by scoring grimy, strap-on-your-lunchpail goals.
If he sticks alongside Kerfoot and Mikheyev, I’m officially on the “Trevor Moore for 15 Goals” bandwagon. Like I ever wasn’t in the first place.
2) Frederik Gauthier is a New Man
I don’t know exactly …

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Author: Mike Stephens / The Leafs Nation

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