The Toronto Maple Leafs had a home game this week before heading to California for three (games).
The Leafs had a quick start against the Philadelphia Flyers, going ahead 2-0 within four minutes into the first period.
Unfortunately, Toronto came out flat in the second (period). “We looked like we stopped skating,” said Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle.
Toronto did play better in the third period. The Leafs also was ahead 3-2 for a short time, but the Flyers tied the game up.
In overtime, Joffery Lupul scored the winner.
Rookie, Troy Brodie got two assists during the game.
After hosting the Flyers, the Leafs headed to California to face the Anaheim Ducks.
Just as the team did against Philadelphia, Toronto went ahead 2-0 in the first period. “A lot of things went our way early in the hockey game,” said Carlyle.
The final score was 3-1 Leafs.
Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak got three points during the game.
The Leafs next stop in California was San Jose to face the Sharks. However, Toronto did not get the result the team wanted.
I didn’t have to get up for work next day. I decided to watch the whole game. I ended up shutting the game off when the Sharks went ahead 4-1 and went to bed.
I didn’t miss anything. The Leafs ended up losing 6-2.
“We didn’t skate,”said Carlyle as he described his team’s performance against the Sharks. The Leafs also didn’t score.
Leaf’s defenseman, Jake Gardiner scored two goals and James Reimer made 42 saves during the game.
Speaking of goal tending, I’m having trouble with the fact that Reimer was in net, not Jonathan Bernier.
The Sharks are a good offensive team. Bernier is definitely the better goalie.
Also, Where was the Leaf’s defense? Toronto allowed six goals and 48 shots on net. Terrible.
I hope the Leaf’s play better tonight. Toronto’s last stop in California is Los Angeles to face the Kings.
I’ll be glad when this Western road trip is over and the Leafs return to the Eastern time zone.