Leafs look to maintain momentum against Oilers amidst goalie concerns

Coming off an impressive full-team performance Saturday night, led by a newly-returned Jack Campbell who posted a shutout against Connor McDavid and crew, the Leafs are hoping to keep the pressure on and come out with a similar result in Edmonton tonight. However, it seems they’ll be doing so without either Campbell or Frederik Andersen in net, as reports are out that Michael Hutchinson gets the start. Campbell is apparently out with an undisclosed injury, no timeline for return given, and Freddie is not yet ready to step back into net.

Hutchinson in the starter’s net for Toronto.
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Even without Auston Matthews, the Leafs played as complete a game as we have seen from them this season on Saturday, delivering both offensively and defensively. They also succeeded in keeping their foot on the gas even with a solid lead in the third period, something they have struggled with in the past. Campbell’s performance in his return was nothing less than stellar, and the mood of the entire team following the win was noticeably jubilant.
Meanwhile, despite their loss in that game, the Oilers have been dominant over the last couple weeks. Prior to Saturday’ …

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Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation