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Postgame: John Be-leaf-eau

This is about as good an ending to the game as you could write.

As you know, Tavares decided to sign with Toronto, refusing to even meet with the Montreal Canadiens management. In his first game there, he scored the winning goal in overtime.

Absolutely… the Leaf’s.

The next awesome moment came when William Nylander tied it up in the third period at 3 apiece.

Zach Hyman got the Leafs on the board early by setting up this goal by Andreas Johnsson….

Oh, also… Nikita Zaitsev scored?

Weird game. We’ll take the two points. Leafs are up against the Rangers Sunday night.

Who wore the Crown?

After every Leaf game, we’re recognizing one Leaf player who best exemplified what it means to play hockey the “Toronto Way”: with heart and soul, above all else. Who wore the Crown is brought to you by Crown Royal, passionate fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

The Crown of the game goes to John Tavares. No questions asked.