Preseason Post-Game #5: 5 Takeaways From the Marlies Shutting Out the Habs

It’s the fifth game of the preseason and the Toronto Maple Leafs — made up of essentially players that are going to be playing as Marlies this season — are in Montreal. Surprisingly, Toronto was able to win 3-0 and Michael Hutchinson earned the shutout.
It never gets old. Making the Canadiens look like complete fools in their own building, coming at the hands of old AHL veterans that are trying to earn an NHL roster spot.
Nic Petan was able to net two assists and the Russian Stud Egor Korshkov was able to score a couple of goals to lead their team to the win.
What exactly was memorable from this game? Well let’s find out:
1) Nic Petan, the Small God
Petan might have been thrown into the roster as part of the preseason rule that requires a certain number of players with NHL experience, but he was able to put on a show as the key forward against Montreal tonight.
By this game alone, he should earn a depth forward position to start the regular season. It was one of those games where you just sensed the player was everywhere on the ice for the full 60 minutes.
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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

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