Well, the Leafs got a point…on the back of Freddy Andersen. In a game that some would argue he shouldn’t have played, he gave up two early ones, could’ve been pulled, but ended up being the reason the Leafs got a point tonight. The Leafs, to no one’s surprise, didn’t start on time – and it cost them, again. Poor puck management led to costly errors, which ultimately cost the Leafs the game.
Luckily, Matthews and Andersen were good enough to drive the Leafs to a point, with a trip to Boston looming. If I wrote with the same nonchalance as some Leafs exhibited tonight, it would be a 100 word, 1 paragraph postgame.
However, I’ll try to put in an Andersen level effort, so here are 5 thoughts:
1) The Leafs Started on Ti — No They Didn’t. They Absolutely Did Not
Well, it happened…again. The Leafs had a good first few shifts, and even drew a penalty. Then, in what was one of the most nonchalant plays I’ve seen in quite a while, Mitch Marner got his stick lifted and the Blue Jackets scored…shorthanded.
That is the type of effort level that would get …
Author: Rachel Doerrie / The Leafs Nation