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FTB: The Leafs head home after a not great trip out west

The Leafs fly back from Seattle to Toronto today after one win and two losses on their western road trip.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Seattle Kraken Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs road Western Conference roadtrip has come to an end with one win and two losses. The lone win came last night against the Seattle Kraken, who they defeated 6-2. Here’s our recap of last night’s game:

If you couldn’t stay up late to watch, here’s the highlight reel Leafs goal of the game:

The win against the Kraken was expected—the expansion team is not having a good first season and sits in last place of the eight teams in their division—the losses to the Flames and Canucks were tough to swallow.

The next Leafs game is Thursday in Toronto against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Olympic Hockey

The men’s qualifying round is under way now, with three of the four games already complete.

  • Denmark defeated Latvia 3-2
  • Slovakia defeated Germany 4-0
  • and by the time this is published the Switzerland vs. Czech Republic game will be over, but I do have to sleep at some point, so I leave it to you to find the results of that game at this link here.

The final qualification game is Canada vs. China, literally the top of the qualification group against the bottom, which starts at 8:00 a.m. this morning.

The women’s hockey finals are tomorrow; the bronze medal game is in morning, and the gold medal game—Canada vs. USA—is late-night.

Other News

The big NHL news of the day was about Tyler Toffoli moving from Montreal to Calgary.

Flames Acquire Tyler Toffoli from Canadiens for 1st Round Pick - Matchsticks and Gasoline
The Calgary Flames have their man after a big trade with Montreal.

Analyzing the return in the Tyler Toffoli trade - Eyes On The Prize
Did the Montreal Canadiens acquire enough to justify trading Tyler Toffoli?

Jack Eichel to debut Wednesday, Mark Stone placed on Injured Reserve - Knights On Ice
Stone’s assignment to long-term injured reserve opens up the cap space needed for Eichel to enter the lineup, and the Golden Knights will need to find a way to open up additional space if and when Stone returns during the regular season.