Whether the temporary changes to the NHL schedule is well-received by hockey fans isn’t yet known – but for what it’s worth, Jason Spezza is a fan of it. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward told…
Yegor Korshkov scored two goals in the Leafs’ pre-season victory over Montreal on Monday.
Mikhail Grabovski scored twice and added an assist to propel the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 comeback win over the Senators in pre-season action Tuesday night in Ottawa.
Shut out in their last two games, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope that a visit from rival Ottawa on Tuesday will help boost the offence. For a team relying on only one legitimate scorer, the rest of the forward group is looking to make life difficult for the opposition goaltenders, something they were unable to do against Tim Thomas and Henrik Lundqvist in back-to-back 2-0 losses to Boston and the New York Rangers, respectively.
Last season, four teams from the Northeast Division made it to the playoffs, leaving only the Maple Leafs on the outside looking in. This year there are two front-runners to make it back (in Boston and Buffalo), and three bubble teams (in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa).