Welcome to Buffalo, home of Jack Eichel, but not Vontae Davis!
Anybody else weirded out by Jeff Skinner playing on Jack Eichel’s wing? Yeah? No?
It’s a non-John Tavares night, and if you need to catch up on who’s in and who’s out, Katya wrote it all up in the game preview over here.
Because it’s a non-Tavares night, let us look back nostalgically to the last time he put on a Leafs jersey:
Tavares finds a streaking Marner, who drops it to SUPER KAME LILJEGREN for a rocket of a slap shop. Ullmark stopped it, but JOHN TAVARES WHO IS A LEAF PUTS HOME THE REBOUND! 3-1 LEAFS!
A Rielly clearing that’s JUST called off for icing, followed by a nice forecheck by Timashov leads to Tavares stealing the puck and scoring his second goal of the game to seal the win. It’s the second straight pre-season game that Tavares has two goals. 5-3 Leafs.
There we have it.
How are you going to up the ante, Mr. Auston Matthews?
Auston Matthews from Patrick Marleau! 1-0 Leafs pic.twitter.com/lMwm1fPHo8— Flintor (@TheFlintor) September 20, 2018
GO LEAFS GO
#Leafs lines vs. Sabres:— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) September 22, 2018
Andrew Nielsen was added late in the afternoon in place of Andreas Borgman.
Surely, he couldn’t have run off and had too much fun in Buffalo.