After losing 3-1 to Buffalo the night before, the Toronto Maple Leafs got sweet revenge by defeating the Sabres 4-2 at the Air Canada Center this past weekend.
The Leafs dominated the first period. It was 2-0 after the opening period, but it should have been 5-0.
The Leafs added a goal in the second period.
Toronto played absolutely awful in the third period. As a result, Buffalo scored two unanswered goals. With under three minutes to go in regulation, the Leafs got the break the team needed.
Buffalo received a tripping penalty and Toronto capitalized on the man advantage.
I roared when I saw Mason Raymond scored that reassuring goal. I couldn’t have been more happier.
James Van Riemsdyk scored two goals during the game. Leaf’s net minder, James Reimer made 33 saves.
Next up for the Leafs was the New York Islanders.
Leaf’s goalie, Jonathan Bernier was the star in this game as Toronto defeated the Islanders 5-2. Bernier made a total of 35 saves.
Phil Kessel seems to be back track after being a bit of scoring slump recently. Kessel scored two goals during the game. Both Joffrey Lupul and Trevor Smith recorded three points.
Since my last article, the Leafs were involved in a trade with Anaheim. The Leafs acquired Peter Holland, Brad Staubitz for Jesse Blacker and a conditional 2014 third round draft pick.
I’ve seen Staubitz play when he was with the Minnesota Wild. He’s a fighter folks.
Speaking of Holland he scored the first goal as a Leaf in the team’s next game against Nashville.
Unfortunately, the Leafs lost the game 4-2.
Toronto played terrible in the second period and also in the third. “We were flat after the first period.” said Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle in the post game press conference.
Carlyle went on to say his team had no enthusiasm in the final two periods and from what I seen he was right.
Morgan Rielly picked up two assists during the game.
Bernier made 24 saves during the game.
The Leafs face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tomorrow night. Toronto also plays Florida and Pittsburgh this upcoming week.