September 22 2015 08:32PM
Whether or not you like the steps the Leafs have made over the course of this rebuild, I think there is one thing that we can all agree on; the Habs are the worst. Any time that you get the opportunity to beat the Montreal Canadiens, you go for it - pre-season, regular season, home ice, away ice, Xbox, Sega Genesis. Doesn't matter. You do it. Tonight was the Leafs' first attempt to do so on the year, and while it took an extra minute or so, they pulled it off, winning 2-1 in three on three overtime.
September 22 2015 06:15PM
September 22 2015 01:03PM
There are few highs that match the excitement of winning both your split squad preseason games. Finding a nickel. A buy one get one sale at Payless Shoes. A Bar Rescue marathon. Tonight the Leafs will try and build on that high by taking their unbeaten record into Montreal to show the Habs who the kings of exhibition games are.
This is a special night for Mike Babcock, as he really enjoys the sandwiches in that city, so I could not be happier for him. It's also the preseason debut of Mitch Marner, and likely following this game we'll be treated to the next round of roster cuts. Preseason Fever! Catch It!
The fun starts at 7:30 PM ET on TSN 4 (for those in the Leafs region), so don't be late.
September 22 2015 11:46AM
You can say what you want about analytics, but the Leafs are 2-0 in the post-Kessel era. That's the only stat I need to say this: Phil Kessel was the problem all along.
September 22 2015 11:32AM