Postgame: Nikita Yikesev

Well, not the happiest of outcomes in Toronto tonight. Boston came into the Scotiabank Arena and well, they won. Against a third-string goal and as the result of a brutal turnover, but even in a game where the Leafs controlled play for extended stretches, couldn’t get more than two past Tuukka Rask.

1st period

Brad Marchand missed an open net about three seconds into the opening shift, and it seemed like things might actually swing in the Leafs’ favour. However, it was just the sign of things to come.

Today we learned of the nickname “Krech”.

1-0 bad guys after 40.

2nd period

Though it looked like Auston Matthews may have gotten a piece of it, Andreas Johnsson got credit for this release which set the game even.

Mitch Marner scored on a rocket of a shot to make it 2-1….

and that’s the happiest it would be in Toronto for the rest of the night.

…. Nikita wyd. 13 seconds left in the second and it’s 3-2 Bruins.

3rd period

Nobody scored. The Leafs missed the net again for what seemed like a million times.This happened in the final minute or so:



Up next:

The Leafs will be hunting for a victory on Monday when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drop set for 7 p.m.


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