Toronto and Montreal on a Saturday night. One of the greatest traditions in sport, and a powerhouse matchup that’s sure to see two competitive teams… okay hahaha we can’t even finish that sentence.
The Leafs, who are quite good, ran into the Habs, who are not good, and stomped them last night.
1-0 Leafs (William Nylander goal)
The clip starts with a familiar scene: Tyler Bozak missing an empty net.
But thankfully, it ends with another familiar scene: the Leafs scoring a goal off a faceoff. This time, it’s ace William Nylander, who picks up his 10th power play point of the season with a perfectly placed shot and it’s 1-0 good guys.
2-0 Leafs (Kasperi Kapanen goal)
After Nylander gave the Leafs the lead, it was up to his buddy Kasperi to get a goal of his own.
After a wonderful pass to send him on a breakaway by Travis Dermott, Kasperi made no mistake and got the job done. First assist of the year for Curtis McElhinney, too.
3-0 Leafs (Nazem Kadri goal)
Marlies graduate goal?
Marlies graduate goal. It’s hard to remember when Kadri was just a prospect lighting up the AHL, but at one point in time he was filling in the hope department for the blue and white.
Mitch Marner gets things going with a familiar slap pass in front of the net, and Kadri simply gets his stick on it and redirects things into the open cage. Okay, maybe not that simply, but he made it look easy. 3-0 Leafs on their second PP goal of the night.
4-0 Leafs (Andreas Johnsson goal)
They say you never forget your first one. What an effort from Andreas Johnsson, and how sweet is it that we get to keep on seeing first NHL goals on ACC ice. Let’s hope this kid never stops smiling, and everyone’s happy in Toronto.
It wasn’t the prettiest effort, but hey, earns you just the same amount of hugs.