The 9-6-0 Toronto Maple Leafs kick off their first of two games in Florida tonight vs. the 4-6-4 Panthers, who have lost their last three games in OT. The Panthers are once again awful after looking like a legit team again last year, currently sitting dead last in the NHL in goals against per game and not a whole lot higher (25th) in goals scored per game.
The last time the Maple Leafs were in Miami… March of 2012, they were thoroughly routed 5-2. In that game, how Tim Connolly managed to finish -3 with only 11:38 of ice time in that game I will never know… although his new AHL career seems to explain it.
Coming off a strong game vs. those grieving Ottawa Senators, if Toronto can deliver the same physical, high pressure game they have in 3 of the last 4, with Scrivens continuing to deliver in Reimer’s absence, another road win is in the cards.