The Flames opened the scoring in a fairly unimpressive period for both teams.

That was the second of two breakaways against the Leafs power play.

In the second, Mitch Marner put on his one-man show:

Nazem Kadri came back with a goal while Marner was sitting in the penalty box, but it was called back on a challenge for offside.

Score was tied after two, but the Leafs started to look like themselves as the game opened up.  They finished the period strong.

This is not Leafs-typical offence, though, and they have to make a lot more saves and shoot a lot more shots to win playing like this.

The only job for period three is, frankly, don’t go to OT.

It needs three tries, but it goes in. That’s just a great shot from Yarn Croc:

Really impressive defensive play in the final few minutes. Active sticks, etc. Genuinely the best defending I’ve seen in a while from them.

Final score is: 2-1 Maple Leafs

Good game from Woll.

Leafs vs Flames

TJ Brodie23.7520.78
Mitchell Marner22.9019.30
Auston Matthews22.8319.05
Jake McCabe20.4817.88
Ryan O'Reilly19.3817.70
William Nylander19.3215.27
Morgan Rielly18.1714.72
Justin Holl16.9815.95
Mark Giordano16.7715.22
John Tavares15.9212.73
Alexander Kerfoot15.4213.67
David Kampf15.3813.28
Michael Bunting14.4313.90
Calle Jarnkrok11.6810.23
Noel Acciari11.359.98
Luke Schenn10.7010.15
Sam Lafferty10.6710.18
Erik Gustafsson9.879.42

Shift chart says Gustafsson wasn’t benched, just sparsely used throughout.