The Toronto Maple Leafs, having corrected their mid-season slide with their new starting goalie Jack Campbell, are in position to extend their lead their standings lead. Now 7-0 in his starts this season, Campbell has been able to provide a consistency in net that has translated to the Leafs’ offensive and defensive play.
Toronto, having traded with the Oilers and beat the Jets in their last three games, is now in position to extend their lead at the top of the NHL’s North division standings in a big way. Having won the Oilers series 6-3, the Toronto Maple Leafs are now in position to win their regular season series against the Jets as well. Currently leading 3-2 in their first five contests, the Leafs could look to win all head-to-head ties with two more victories versus Winnipeg.
With Campbell in net for tonight’s matchup, the Leafs looked poised to make another statement win. Favoured at -140, catch the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at 7PM EST on TSN3 and TSN4.
Jack Campbell and Connor Hellebuyck built off last game’s performances with nearly perfect goaltending on both ends of the ice. Each of the netminders finished the game with a 0.92 save percentage, but the shootout ended up being the difference.
After an extremely tight third period, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets went to extra time for the second time this season. A minute into the third, the Leafs went to the power play where they continued to struggle. Following a scoreless overtime period, this contest had to be determined by a shootout.
Moving up to the top 100 all-time scoring list, Jason Spezza showed that his game continues to be ageless – even at 37 years old. Similarly, Jack Campbell’s 8-0 record continued to fuel the Toronto Maple Leafs’ momentum-changing push.
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