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The Leafs hope they will have more luck against either of Luongo or Reimer on Saturday.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Tampa Bay Lightning
Spoilers: he stopped that puck.
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Maple Leafs were Vasilevskiy’d last night. What an unfortunate turn of events this was the game where he returned from injury. The Leafs vs. Louis Dominue would have been a much different game, that’s for sure.

And this was all in front of the Leafs’ moms! Noooo!

The Lightning are like the Dominion of the NHL right now. I suspect Vasilevskiy is like a Vorta; they simply destroy him when he is injured and clone a brand new replacement. It’s the only explanation of how he can do such acrobatic efforts every night to stop pucks, yet not have his legs fall off.

The next Leafs game is tomorrow night in Sunrise. Meanwhile, the Marlies are heading to Cold Florida: Winnipeg! They are making a rare trek out to the AHL’s Western Conference to play the Manitoba Moose starting with a game tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST. The forecast shows it will be 28 °C in Sunrise and -1 °C in Winnipeg today.

I know where I would rather be.

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