In the clubs’ first six contests against each other, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks have each traded 3 wins and 3 losses. With three games remaining in the season series, including tonight’s matchup, the Leafs should look to clinch the series with two more wins. That being said, Vancouver has had the Leafs’ number. And with Ilya Mikheyev listed as out for tonight’s game with a day-to-day injury, Toronto will need all the help they can get.
The biggest piece of Leafs news following Sunday’s game was Zach Hyman’s MCL injury. Following a gruesome knee-on-knee collision with the Canucks’ Alex Edler, Zach Hyman crumpled to the ice – gripping his knee in agony. Fortunately, Hyman only incurred a sprained MCL.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are not just in a desperate search for a win, they are also in a desperate search for a goalie. As things continue to spiral out of control for the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Rittich put up a particularly awful showing, especially in the third period where the netminder let in three goals on eight shots.
With Rittich, Campbell, and Hutchinson all struggling, could anything get worse for the Toronto Maple Leafs? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Halfway through the game, Toronto defenceman Zach Bogosian tripped over his own skates and crashed into the boards. The d-man left the game and did not return.
Despite this series of unfortunate events, the Maple Leafs have two slivers of hope to look forward to. One, Rasmus Sandin looked really good offensively. And two, Nick Foligno will make his Leafs debut on Thursday night. Hopefully, his added centre depth can stabilize this reeling Toronto club.
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