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FTB: Maple Leafs start western road trip with a win

The Leafs still have three more games in Alberta this week.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames
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The Leafs opened their Alberta road trip with a win on Sunday. It was a rare afternoon game but that didn’t faze the team as they picked up two points in the 3-2 win over the Flames with Jack Campbell in net, and Auston Matthews returning from a then undisclosed illness which caused him to miss Friday’s game. Our recap is in the related item box below.

There were some questions out of the game, most notably what happened to Jack Campbell in the last few moments of the game. Was he injured, and was it serious? There’s little information as of now, though he certainly looked very uncomfortable after Matthew Tkachuk lunged down on him.

After the game, Campbell said “I feel great” but, that’s Jack Campbell. He would say that if he had just stared at the Elephant’s Foot in Chernobyl.

Meanwhile we learned more about Auston Matthew’s injury.

Now they only have to figure out which one of the Oilers hurt him in Friday’s game and how to get revenge later this week.

Before that happens the Leafs will play the Flames again tomorrow, but you’ll have to stay up late for this one. Game time will be 9:00 p.m. ET.

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