Awww yeah !!
Game day again my friends.
After coming off a lacklustre, but somewhat entertaining, victory over the Montreal Canadiens on opening night the Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0-0) take on the Ottawa Senators (0-0-1) at the Scotia Bank Arena/Gardens/Vault. Whatever the hell it is called.
The first game I can give a pass to based on nerves, misplaced energy and all of the hype that has surrounded the team since around July 1st.
However this is the time where the Maple Leafs need to start the game on schedule, and show opposing teams that they will no be outworked or over powered.
Talent cannot be questioned about this version of the hometown blue and white club.
Work ethic, and ability to play above lesser opponents is KEY to building a Championship club.
Do our Leafs under Coach Babcock have that? Starts tonite.
With Auston Matthews scoring twice and John Tavares having himself a solid outing, who wants to step up to be a star on Hockey Night in Canada? Nazem Kadri. Mitch Marner. Jake Gardiner. Or does Matthews and Tavares stay on a roll?
To be certain Frederik Andersen will have to play lights out again for the Maple Leafs. I feel this will be a constant yet again this year but hopefully Babcock can spell him with relief pitcher on more nights than during the 2017-18 Season.
Here are the lines according the morning rushes:
I got the Leafs winning 4-2. With Kadri being a STAR of this game. Why? It is his 28th birthday today. Happy Birthday Nazem !!!
Who you got?
ps Shoutout to Mike ( @GF94_93_ ) for another amazing header !!!