The Toronto Maple Leafs came out on top shutting out the Detroit Red Wings 4-0.
The Leafs were led by red-hot rookie Auston Matthews who scored his 23rd goal of the season. “These are more than two-point games for us,” Matthews said about the win. Matthews is having an amazing season and looks like he has the making to be one of the league’s best up and coming star. I think he is gonna be better than Connor McDavid and that has nothing to do with him being American. He is exactly what the country needs to bolster the nation’s interest in hockey.
Also for the Leafs James Van Riemsdyk scored his 17th goal of the season. Goalie Frederik Andersen had 22 saves in the shutout. The shutout was Anderson’s second straight and his third this season. “The guys are doing a great job in front of me right now, which makes my life easier,” Andersen said. “They are getting into the shooting lanes and keeping the puck away from me.” The Maple Leafs are now a point ahead of the Boston Bruins and are now in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Leafs have 5 games on the Bruins and are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
The Leafs have been having a dominant season. It has been a long time since the Leafs have played this well.
They look to keep up their dominant play as they face the Philadelphia Flyers tonight.
P.S. After looking at all the photos from the game I hear by declare Auston Matthews the Michael Jordan of Hockey. This man is sticking out his tongue in every single photo.