Tyler Bertuzzi Stays Hot Despite Toronto Maple Leafs Loss

Tyler Bertuzzi has had a tough time this season finding the scoresheet, however, a recent stretch of strong play and finding the back of the net is a good sign not only for him, but also the team.

Anaheim Ducks v Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Toronto Maple Leafs had a rough game on Tuesday night, falling 6-2 to the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights.

After winning 7 in a row over the last few weeks, easily their best stretch of the season, a loss was bound to happen.

Despite the rough game, Tyler Bertuzzi found the back of the net once again, and is starting to score a lot more consistently as of late.

This is huge for not only Bertuzzi, but also the Toronto Maple Leafs, who could really use some goals, especially come playoff time.

Tyler Bertuzzi Stays Hot Despite Toronto Maple Leafs Loss

With a goal last game, Bertuzzi now has 5 goals and 6 points in his last 6 games.

Despite a rough season so far, with only 27 points in 57 games, Bertuzzi has been showing a lot of good things in his game, and even when he went over a month without a goal, the amount of posts he hit was absurd.

This is huge for the Leafs, as their prized off-season possession is finally starting to play up to his potential. Keep in mind that Bertuzzi has played well all season has mostly just been kind of unlucky.

There's a chance Bertuzzi can replicate his season last year, where he had an inconsistent regular season, followed by a terrific playoffs.

In last year's playoffs with the Boston Bruins, Tyler Bertuzzi recorded 5 goals and 10 points in just 7 games. If he can put up another strong performance like that with the Leafs this year, that would go a long way for the team.

The Leafs infamously failed to score more than 2 goals in their final 7 playoff games, ultimately costing them a shot at the Stanley Cup.

If Bertuzzi can keep up his strong play, especially in the postseason, he can not only push the Leafs over the top, but also help earn himself a strong payday in the summer.


Regardless, he's been fun to watch this year and it'll be fun to watch him come playoff time.