The Toronto Maple Leafs lost 4-3 in Overtime on Thursday night to the Montreal Canadiens. The playoff series now sits at 3-2 in favour of the Leafs. Zach Hyman and Jake Muzzin (x2!) scored for the Leafs, while Joel Armia (x2), Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored for the Habs in regulation. Nick Suzuki scored the OT winner.
In typical Leafs fashion, the team went down in this game early, and then played with everyone’s emotions by tying it at three and then losing in Overtime in the most leafiest way possible. Alex Galchenyuk turned the puck over in OT to Cole Caufield and sent him and Suzuki down the ice on a 2-on-0 breakaway.
I thought the Leafs looked okay last night. For the first half of the game the team looked rather flat or perhaps nervous. After all, in the Auston Matthews era, the Leafs have yet to win a playoff series. They have only led in a playoff series twice since 2017. They were up 2-1 against the Capitals in 2017 and held 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 series leads against the Bruins in 2019.
As the game progressed however, the Leafs slowly started to get things going. By the third period the …
Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation