Leafs come out of the long ceremony decently quick. All four lines get a shift, and the defence looks good.
Max Domi hits Will Cuylle hard – and he doesn't seem to have had the puck and yet no call.
Jones has to make a save on Jimmy Vesey and then on the rebound too.
The Leafs have a nice flurry in front of Igor Shesterkin.
And the rest of the period was a very fast-skating much ado about nothing.
Leafs stuck on six SOG for a long time in the first, but it ticks up to seven decently quickly.
Ah man, that's tough. Jones has been great, and he gets beat by a pinball wizard puck.
Oh gorgeous. Matthews throws up a great shot over the glove. (What?)
Mo makes the play happen.
And now, finally, they've figured out who scored the Rangers goal, so it gets announced first along with William Lagesson going off for holding.
Leafs created chaos for most of the power play and then Jones gets a glove save on Panarin. Jones has to make quite a few more saves. Once the Rangers get setup their power play is scary.
And Blake Wheeler proves that by taking the lead.
Scratch that, it bounces in off of Morgan Rielly.
Leafs get two offensive chances and both of them go awry. The luck is all on the other side tonight.
Marner gets squished between two guys, but there is no penalty on the elbow to the face.
LOL. About time the Leafs get to capitalize on a defensive breakdown.
Matthews throws this one up high too. (What? Seriously, what?)
Grrrr, and this was just getting fun. Rangers take the lead.
Everyone is bad: Bertuzzi, McCabe, JT, Jones, the whole bunch of them.
Vesey with another chance, and I gotta tell you, Jimmy Vesey was one of the worst players I have ever seen try to play for the Leafs. I guess he just hated the team.
So this is cool. Rangers to the PP with six minutes left.
Rangers add another.
4-2 Bad Guys
Ironically, the Leafs try to win it by pulling Jones.
Zibanejad gets the eng.
How about some really OTT 80s angst to celebrate that game?
Or substitute the great tragic scene of Shakespeare of your choice.
Next game is Thursday in Buffalo.