John Tavares scored the power-play winner at 3:26 of overtime as the New York Islanders handed the Toronto Maple Leafs their first loss of the season with a 2-1 win on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Phil Kessel scored on the power play 3:08 into overtime to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers, spoiling their home-opener, Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Toronto’s tenders, Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Gustavsson, have both been at mid-season form early this season, sparking the Maple Leafs to a surprising 3-0 start.
It appears until one of the netminders blinks, Wilson will be happy to use both as a tandem. This has become a common trend in the modern NHL.
After winning its opening two games of the season for the first time since 1999, Toronto had been abuzz after Saturday’s 5-1 win over provincial-rival Ottawa. As quick as fans of the blue-and-white were to get excited about a franchise that has not given much to cheer for since the lockout, many outsiders were mocking those Leaf supporters for planning the parade route.
Clarke MacArthur scored the game-winner, and Giguere made the best save of the game in the dying moments, as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday. Tim Brent and Phil Kessel also scored for Toronto, and Dustin Boyd and Jeff Halpern replied for the Canadiens.
One of the Maple Leafs best young players has somehow escaped the spotlight of the Toronto media thus far in training camp. Luke Schenn spent his first two seasons with the blue-and-white having every move criticized by both fans and media as he was the lone prospect in the system.
The Maple Leafs could soon be seeing goaltender Justin Pogge again – only this time, the former Toronto netminder will be on the opposing team’s bench.
Justin Pogge may be with a new team, but chances are the results will be the same.