Leafs won with 22 Dzone turnovers after having 100% puck possession in the Dzone, 4 breakaways against, and only 26 shots because of Andersen’s outstanding play to mask these huge defensive mistakes.
The Leafs still lose far too many puck battles all over the ice because of failure to play “inside hockey”, and don’t finish checks consistently. Our defence only registered 5 official hits in total.
We will not beat the best 6 teams in the league in a 7 game series with this soft high risk style of play when Andersen has to register a 97.4 save % to win.
22 Dzone turnovers by player:
- Muzzin (5 and one goal against resulting)
- Barrie and Dermott (3 each)
- Holl (2)
- Ceci (1)
- Andersen (3)
- Nylander, Kerfoot, Marner, Kapanen, Matthews (1 each)
The players with none are noteworthy.