Although the Leafs are only 4-3-3 in their last ten games, they have had points in four consecutive games and finally Toronto wins against Boston.
Can they do it again? Toronto faces off against Boston again on Monday in Beantown. One question coming out of Saturday night’s victory is; which team benefited most from the Coltor Orr vs. Shawn Thornton fight?
So which team has a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup? Montreal or Toronto? I would think their chances are slim of even making it out of the first round unless they play each other. James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail throws about the Leafs chances of making the Playoffs.
The stat has changed as of Sunday morning to show the Leafs chance of making the playoffs at 92.1%. The Montreal Canadiens chance of winning the Stanley Cup sits at 9.3%. The Leafs meanwhile have a 1.7% chance. Yikes. Does the victory on Saturday night put the Leafs back into the heads of the Boston Bruins or will they simply shake it off?
Likely Boston will be unfazed by this defeat as they dominated much of the play. One moral victory was Phil Kessel’s hit on Tyler Seguin to prevent a goal. Seguin has scored ten of his fifty goals against the Leafs.
Speaking of Phil Kessel, Leafs should look to sign his sister Amanda.
Have you asked yourself lately if Phil Kessel likes being a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs? The Leafs need to make a decision on Kessel one way or the other as next season will be the final year of his contract. This tweet reassures them that he likes being in T.O.
By the way, Kessel isn’t the only one with siblings playing in College hockey. JVR is cheering for his brother Trevor at the University of New Hampshire.
James is tied for the team lead in goals with fourteen. Who is he tied with? Nazem Kadri. Kadri by the way is now tied with Mike Ribeiro for eighth in league scoring. Wow.
Kadri has been spectacular, and if he continues on this pace, it will be the first time that a homegrown Leafs draft pick and Canadian boy leads the team in scoring since Vincent Damphousse did in 1990-91 when he scored 73 points for the buds. Still it may be a little early for this comparison.
Soon enough Nazem
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