The Toronto Maple Leafs game tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes won’t be happening.
This is the seventh Toronto Maple Leafs game to be postponed, and Thursday’s non-game against Montreal will be the eighth.
On the bright side, the team has a perfect record in games that get postponed!!!
The original five games the Leafs missed were because the team was unable to ice a roster, and they cancelled tonight’s game and Thursday’s game due to attendance. I don’t suppose that Ontario will be having fans at games for the foreseeable future, so I don’t imagine that they can keep pushing home dates down the line, but who knows?
The four home dates with probably around 18 000 people in early December could not have been a good thing, given the current situation.
Toronto Maple Leafs Schedule and Standings
The Leafs host the Oilers on Wednesday. Why did the cancel one home game and play two? I suppose its about striking a balance but it sure is weird.
After that, they go on the road for four games (Avs, Vegas, Coyotes, Blues), return for one, then go to New York, then come home for two, before finishing out the month in Detroit.
It will be interesting to see what happens, but I expect that they’ll just play the games.
In other news, Auston Matthews not only won the player of the month for December, but he also tested positive for Covid yesterday (for the second time) but it was on a rapid test and they’ll have to await results before finding out if he’ll play on Wednesday.
The Oilers would probably like to see the Leafs play without their best player, as they lost again last night. They have lost four in a row and have only won twice since the Leafs beat them last month.
Unfortunately for the Oilers, even if Matthews can’t play, the Leafs have three other superstars to pick up the slack. Not to mention that Alex Kerfoot and Michael Bunting are playing like superstars themselves.
This really has been the best season the Leafs have had in recent memory (so far) and it would be nice to ramp it back up, but at the same time, there are people all over the world saying the same thing about whatever they’re into.
It’s too bad about the Carolina game though. The Leafs last played them after coming off a disastrous couple of games against Pittsburgh and San Jose earlier in the season, and while they ultimately lost, it was their strong response against one of the league’s best teams (during a time when they could easily have rolled over) that kicked off their hot streak that is now over a quarter of a season long.