TLN Three Stars: Battle of the Goaltenders

The Leafs entered tonight’s game looking to extend their division lead over the Winnipeg Jets by five points (They got it to four points which is good enough).
Unlike last game, the Leafs and Jets were scoreless through the first period. Early in the second period, Travis Dermott opened the scoring, floating a point shot through traffic past Connor Hellebuyck. Andrew Copp would respond for the Jets midway through the second.
In the third period, the Jets took over the game, spending the majority of the period in the Leafs zone. Jack Campbell however, held down the fort and kept the Jets from taking the lead.
Three Stars
24th Star: The Powerplay
Zero for the last 24 powerplay attempts. Oh boy, you are not going to win a lot of playoff games with a powerplay operating at zero percent.
3rd Star: Travis Dermott
It’s been a weird season for Travis Dermott. He’s had to fight for his NHL job since the beginning of the season, fighting off Mikko Lehtonen and briefly Rasmus Sandin. Dermott has also had to fight for ice time this season. Last game, Dermott recorded a mere eight minutes and change of ice-time. Dermott gets …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

Key takeaways from the Toronto Raptors loss against the Pacers

Key takeaways from the Toronto Raptors loss against the Pacers

The Toronto Raptors failed to extend their winning streak to three games, as they suffered a loss to the Indiana Pacers. In the second night of a back-to-back, the Toronto Raptors were unable to scrape together enough effort to defeat the Indiana Pacers for the second consecutive game. Kyle Lowry made his return after a […]
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Author: Nickeem Khan / Raptors HQ

Koskinen stands tall as Leafs fall 3-1 to Oilers

Game Recap
The Maple Leafs failed to extend their winning streak to three games tonight, losing 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers.

Leafs and Oilers playing like two teams full of guys who stayed up all night reading Blue Jays discussion and speculation
— Cam Lewis (@cooom) January 21, 2021

The game was surprisingly dull for 90% of it. Both teams did a good job of clogging up the neutral zone and limiting scoring chances. The Leafs did a pretty good job at shutting down Connor McDavid tonight as well.
The Oilers opened the scoring midway through the first period. Kailer Yamamoto banked a centering pass off of Jake Muzzin and into the net.

Kailer Yamamoto1-0 #Oilers pic.twitter.com/oyJsSiYpyW
— Here’s Your Replay (@HeresYourReplay) January 21, 2021

The score remained 1-0 in favour of Edmonton until the third period, when Auston Matthews notched his second goal of the year to tie the game up at 1-1. This is definitely one Koskinen wants back.

Auston Matthews1-1 pic.twitter.com/jJ6cPaaHkP
— Here’s Your Replay (@HeresYourReplay) January 21, 2021

Unfortunately, tonight was not the Leafs night. A phantom penalty call led to a powerplay goal from Leon Draisaitl to regain the lead for the Oilers.

Leon Draisaitl PP2 …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

Takeaways from the Toronto Raptors win against the Mavericks

Takeaways from the Toronto Raptors win against the Mavericks

The Toronto Raptors extend their winning streak to three, with a blowout victory against the Dallas Mavericks. The Toronto Raptors are back to their winning ways, after defeating the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. From beginning to end, the Raptors had their most impressive victory on this young NBA season. The light at the end […]
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Author: Nickeem Khan / Raptors HQ