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Friday’s FTB: William Nylander makes it 5 in a row for the Leafs

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How happy is Taylor Hall right now?

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

You wake up in the morning and grin remembering that the Leafs won last night. A smile comes across your face when you think back to William Nylander’s game-winning goal, and Frederik Andersen’s stellar performance. Then you remember what Taylor Hall said before the game, and you begin to laugh.

It’s great to be a Leafs fan.

Recap: Leafs and Devils bore each other for over 60 minutes, then Boom! - Pension Plan Puppets
Nylander and Andersen team up to win the game for the Leafs

The Leafs next game will be on Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens who lost to the Arizona Coyotes last night as well. Give yourself a few minutes to let that sink in and then enjoy these reads to start off your morning.

In Case You Missed It

Toronto Maple Leafs First Term Report Card: Goalies & Coaches - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs are still being assessed with the 20-game mark being hit last night. Acting the Fulemin handled the forward group on Monday, and after already breaking down the team's defence, Arvid finishes off the grades with the team's goaltenders and coaching staff.

Forwards and Defence Grades

Why Josh Leivo’s number of games played matters - Pension Plan Puppets
A portion of Leafs nation will tell you that they want to see Josh Leivo in the lineup. His development may not be the only thing at stake if he continues to sit in the press box, it has contract implications as well.

Maple Leafs by the numbers: #31 Curtis Joseph - Pension Plan Puppets
Elseldo's Leafs sweater number series has reached the low 30's and that's goalie territory. You ever hear the LMFAO song, "Shots" because that's the only thing these players were seeing every night.

Why I’m not worried about Jake Gardiner and Nikita Zaitsev - Pension Plan Puppets
It's easy to get worried about Jake Gardiner and Nikita Zaitsev at this point in the season. You shouldn't be though. Let Katya show you the way to realization.

Around the Hockey World

Who will win the Norris Trophy over Karlsson Because They’re “due”? - Silver Seven
Remember when Drew Doughty won the Norris in 2016 when he should've won the season before? That may happen again.

Penalty kills using speed, pressure to disrupt power plays
An interesting take on how team's are making the most of their penalty kills

Dangerous and stupid. How many games does Gudas get for this?

Jonathan Toews wants you to buy a ‘Toewster’ with his face on it for charity - Second City Hockey
Here's a math equation for a good cause. Jonathan Toews + Toaster = ???

Why Kucherov could score 65 goals for Lightning
(wipes sweat from forehead)


Happy Friday everyone, enjoy your weekend! Keep on Be-Leafing!