The Toronto Maple Leafs won their second consecutive game in Alberta, extinguishing (pardon the pun) the Calgary Flames 4-2. It wasn’t a super impressive victory, as the Flames fought back from a two-goal deficit, and Jonathan Bernier was forced to turn away 41 shots to preserve the victory. Nonetheless, the Leafs have to feel pretty good about themselves after winning back-to-back games on the road, and continue to accumulate early-season points which will come in handy when the schedule gets tougher. The Leafs have the next two days off before facing the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Stiffer penalties are definitely a step in the right direction. From Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports.
It’s Insider Thursday on News & Notes as McKenzie joined Justin Bourne on his podcast.
Michael Stephens from Maple Leafs Hot Stove crunches the numbers and sorts through comparable players.
It was yet another 40-plus shots-faced game for the Leafs last night. From Mike Brophy of CBC Sports.
It’s pretty crazy how many good young defensemen there are in the league playing a regular shift. From Michael Traikos of the National Post.