Refrencing Maple Leafs goal song:
“And it’s alright, and it’s coming along we got to get right back to where we started from”
It is no secret that the Maple Leafs were struggling going 3-7 in their last 10 games prior to last night’s win. However there is a sigh of relief and lots to look forward to heading into the 2nd half of the season. With a 28-15-5 (61 points) heading into the All-Star break a year ago, a record breaking season at that. The Maple Leafs have surpassed that with a 30-17-2 record (62 points)
Also to add is despite their slumps, there’s an abundance of Leafs players having career years.
– Auston Matthews, 21 goals in 38 games is 1 goal ahead of last years total in fewer games. He had 20 goals in 41 games at the All-Star break in 2018.
– Morgan Rielly has become the 1st Maple Leafs defenseman to record back to back 50+ point seasons since Thomas Kaberle ( with 33 games still to play)
– Mitch Marner is on pace to demolish his previous career highs with 20 goals (career high is 22), 42 assist (career high is 47), and 62 points (career high is 69)
All back stopped by Frederick Andersen who despite injury still sits in 3rd in Wins (22), 4th in SV% (.923), and 7th amongst starters in GAA (2.56)
The Maple Leafs will kick off their post All-Star break season in Detroit on Feb 1st as they take on the Redwings.