Playoff hockey back in Toronto as Wilson plays the villain

Playoff hockey back in Toronto as Wilson plays the villain

With eight minutes left in regulation and the Capitals again trailing the Maple Leafs, Washington's first line of Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie and captain Alex Ovechkin helped complete another comeback. "They all played a lot this year so I'm not very concerned that way". He suffered a leg injury and is done for the playoffs. Yes, he'd like to have the OT victor in Game One back, but by and large, the Leafs have had the benefit of their starter outplaying the opposing goalie-and when the opposing goalie is Braden Holtby, that's no mean feat. The Leafs, meanwhile, were above water in penalty differential during the regular-season and boasted the second-best power play in the league. "When you come back from injury it takes some time to feel good". He posted a plus-2 rating in 30 minutes 38 seconds of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 victory in double overtime. The Maple Leafs rookie was a workhorse during the regular season, averaging 22:01 of ice time. Despite Washington's solid play, and a particularly dominant shift by the Ovechkin line plus the Orlov-Niskanen pairing that led to the first even-strength goal of the series for the Washington top line, the Leafs' undermanned blue line got herculean efforts from Rielly and Gardiner and their deep attack ended up earning them the win in the most exciting and sweat-inducing Leaf game in recent memory.

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (28), of Finland, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with defenseman Connor Carrick (8) and center Brian Boyle (24) during the second overtime in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Washington, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

With his new found glory, Toronto's new "good luck charm" has to carry the hopes of the superstitious fans as the series heads to the Air Canada Centre.

Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said on Monday. "That's why you acquire depth during the year". They proceeded to sign him to a five-year, US$25 million contract. Boyle showed poise and resilience after almost costing his team the game with an uncharacteristic penalty in overtime.

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"I think over the course of a game that long [on Saturday] it's draining mentally and it's easy to make mistakes", he said. With a significant injury to one of the team's most experienced postseason competitors and a handful of untested defenders ready to step in if necessary, Toronto's blue line is as thin and inexperienced as ever. "He's a good, good man, he's a great teammate, plays hard, competes hard". After the Leafs won the draft lottery a year ago, I watched Matthews playing for team US in the World Championships. "You can't make mistakes there and give them extra chances to generate energy with the crowd". That evened up the series, with both games going to overtime thus far.

The timing couldn't be better after the Leafs lost veteran defenseman Roman Polak in Game 2. Going into the Canadiens game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden last night, both were tied 1-1 in their first-round series and a whole lot of things would have to fall into place for that to happen, beginning with both teams winning their current series against tough opposition. It speaks to how rare playoff games in Toronto have been recently that it was only 10 Maple Leafs playoff games ago that Tucker leveled Sami Kapanen in the final game of a 2004 second-round series loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. "Roman's a pretty important part of this team, not only on the ice, but off".

"He's obviously had a lot of experience, especially in these situations". Alzner didn't skate on Monday morning and would be replaced by Nate Schmidt alongside John Carlson on the team's top pair.

Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen has been excellent, stopping 88 shots - the most saves of any goalie through the first two games of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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