Toronto Maple Leafs are not the best team in Canada after being handed a loss by the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks now have 21 points in the standings on the Western side of the NHL and the Leafs have 20 points on the Eastern side. Toronto stumbled out of the gate and could barely muster a shot as they spent the first half of the opening period on defense facing a barrage of shots from the Canucks. James Reimer made 17 saves in the opening period including three spectacular saves that are making the highlight rounds.
Toronto Maple Leafs – James Reimer Standing on his head
Bad News for Toronto Maple Leafs Depth Chart
[UPDATE] Randy Carlyle told the media following the game that Dave Bolland suffered a left leg laceration and will undergo surgery at a local hospital Saturday.
With news of Tyler Bozak being put on the injured reserve making him available to play next on November 19th against the New York Islanders. This news comes with bad timing as Dave Bolland left the game with laceration on his leg. With the same looking injury that felled Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson last season. Bolland was helped physically off the ice in what looks like a serious injury after Zack Kassian threw the hit leading with his foot.
Kassian leads with his foot here like Matt Cooke vs Erik Karlson.
Dave Bolland targeted for his “Sedin Sisters” comments from 2011
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Bolland in the Offseason from the Chicago Blackhawks after he won his second Stanley Cup. Bolland had been a thorn in the side of the Vancouver Canucks going back over the last few seasons as the teams became rivals.
Dave Bolland interviewed back in 2011 while a member of the Chicago Blackhawks quoted about the “Sedin Sisters”;
“Well, they’ll never become Hawks, I don’t think we’d let them on our team. That’d probably be one thing. We’d be sure not to let them on our team. And, yeah, they probably still would be sisters. I think they might sleep in, like, bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one’s got the top.”
Bolland told WGN Radio in Chicago.
“I hate of all of them,” Bolland said when describing the Vancouver Canucks.
Phil Kessel and Alex Burrows – Not much of a fight
Even Phil Kessel tried to spark the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs now has a week off to recoup and lick their wounds before hosting the New Jersey Devils.
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