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FTB: The Maple Leafs remind us they’ve still got it

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The Leafs bounced back after a tough loss Thursday with a big win against Detroit on Saturday night.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and we are all thankful for the Maple Leafs forward depth. They came up big last night with Alexander Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev, Nick Shore and Trevor Moore scoring goals along with Jake Muzzin on defence in a 5-2 win over the Red Wings.

It was a solid bounce back after the big loss to the Lightning on Thursday.

Let’s all watch this one by Mikheyev again.

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This Nazem Kadri guy looks pretty good.