Sometimes, the goalies put on a show. Frederik Andersen and Roberto Luongo stopped 70 of 71 shots combined, and as such makes this an easier than usual game to discuss. Little controversy, little fanfare, little highlights, but a well-earned two points
Hard to read much into this one, other than that it was a back and forth one.
Frederik Andersen began bailing the Leafs out early, with the Leafs falling behind 7-1 on the shot clock. The Leafs also got docked early for a too many men penalty, which is an egregious offence on the coaching staff and they should all be forced to sit
Through the first 19 minutes of the game
But in the words of every coach ever, you’ve got to be wary of those final minute goals!
jvr's first period goal put the leafs up 1-0 pic.twitter.com/pYRTURPaVC
— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) February 21, 2018
Goals? Who needs em?
In what was becoming a theme, Frederik Andersen and Roberto Luongo were on fire, and there was little to be too excited about either way. The Leafs had a pair of power plays they were unable to score on, and entered the final frame up by a goal.
Goals? Who needs em?
For the second period in a row, no one would score.
Patrick Marleau took an early interference penalty… and the Panthers couldn’t convert, obviously.
Leo Komarov had a late chance coming in on a wide-open net via a Tyler Bozak pass, and hit the dang post.
The Leafs zigged and boy did they zag, but they’d be forced to settle with just the one goal.
On the final “we pulled our goalie and are firing everything at the net” push by the Panthers, Auston Matthews decided that he would not only be on the ice for it, but also BLOCK A SHOT. He went down momentarily, and then the final buzzer went just seconds later.
Oh hey, we won!
Hail the king and queen!
Big mood when this comes on the video board pic.twitter.com/nSGbIUCmNW
— Jamie TML 🍁🏒 (@LeafsNationFan) February 21, 2018
I’m loving the way Zaitsev’s been playing tonight. He looks so much more confident in himself.
— Ian Tulloch (@regressIan) February 21, 2018
If I was rich I would probably go to every single leafs game cuz I honestly prefer going to them than watching them on tv.
— a (@abnxgs) February 21, 2018