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Monday’s FTB: McElhinney steals a win and other Maple Leafs crimes

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I am as mad as Mark Spector is when someone criticizes Kris Russell

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

I’m sure by now you’ve heard all about the Maple Leafs shutting out the Edmonton Oilers, but if you missed the game here’s the game in six:

You can also read out recap here, and the view from the Oilers side here.

In other Maple Leafs news, someone has stolen my Toronto Maple Leafs flag from outside my house. Just plucked the flag pole right out of it’s holder on my porch. Longtime readers may know that my Canadiens fan wife and I have a bet that whenever our two teams meet, the winning teams flag flies over the house until the next game. Until this season that ugly Habs flag was up for over three years, and it even made it onto google streetview, which may turn potential home buyers off.

So now my house is bare, if you would like to donate to my new flag fund you may transfer money to me at*

Now here are your links:

What it’s like to be a Colorado Avalanche fan down under - Mile High Hockey
Find out how these fans came to love the Avalanche all the way in Australia

Show Ponies: Islanders Belmont plans unveiled including hotel, retail and community center - Lighthouse Hockey
At a high school in Elmont on a snowy Sunday afternoon, the Islanders and NYCFC unveiled their grand plans for the open land at Belmont Park, presenting to community members exactly what they want to put where.

Golden Knights activate Marc-Andre Fleury from IR, assign Maxime Lagace to AHL - Knights On Ice
He’s baaaaaack.

Ang, Suzuki and Yamamoto compete for spots on U.S. and Canadian WJC teams - Colour of Hockey
Some pre-WJC camp news for you

Connor McDavid and the most dominant, pointless show on Earth - Sportsnet
See what got Oilers fans mad-online

And finally, if you missed this, behold, Oilers beat writer Mark Spector plyaing the ‘Ever played the game, bro?’ card on a former pro hockey player.

*Do not send e-transfers. I was kidding. Sort of.