A true hockey rivalry for the ages played out tonight with the Leafs taking on the Habs in Montreal. Although it had it’s tied moments, the Leafs ran away with their 11th W on the season (a shock to no one).
Montreal started the scoring with one in the first and Toronto followed with their own in the second. They were tied until the Maple Leafs kicked their asses in gear at the start of the third. Justin Holl picked up his 1st of the season just 1:50 into the period. Then about 42 seconds after that, Ilya Mikheyev scored his first goal in over a year. If you remember back to December of 2019, Mikheyev had that scary injury where he caught a skate blade to the wrist. He sat for the remainder of the season and started up with Toronto back in January. This is his first goal since that night back in 2019. Love a good comeback story, eh? Congrats to Mikheyev.
Montreal got the game within one a few minutes later but Zach Hyman clenched the empty netter to secure the 4-2 win.
The Leafs stay strong through their first 14. They’re now 11-2-1 and they don’t look like they’ll be slowing down at all. They’ll be playing the Canadians again on Saturday and I think they will without a doubts bring the thunder once more. If they win this one, they’ll be running into Ottawa on a high note. Poor Sens, won’t even see the decimation coming.
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