For 30 minutes, it looked as though Toronto and Montreal were headed towards another scoreless game, much like the one vs. the Devils on Thursday. A Ron Hainsey point shot and Nazem Kadri nifty back hand changed that. Both goals were less than a minute apart, and that was all the scoring the Leafs would need against the fragile Montreal Canadiens. Instead though, they'd add four more in the third and thump the Habs 6-0.
The Leafs got their superstar back in the lineup for this one, and Auston Matthews certainly didn't disappoint. Matthews tallied a pair of goals and looked relatively himself again in the victory.
The key to the Leafs six game win streak starts and ends with Freddie Andersen. Andersen has been fantastic over this six game stretch and it really provides insight as to how good this Leafs team can be if he continues to perform like this.
Before the game, we talked about how this game was the perfect recipe for a Saturday night. Well as long as you're a Leaf fan, it probably did turn out to be a 4/5 on the watchability scale. The Leafs came to play offensively and were certainly opportunistic. Most of their scoring changes come from high danger areas, and that really goes to show you how offensively gifted this young team is. If the Leafs can add a top pairing puck moving defenseman, look out rest of the National Hockey League.
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