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.
Recap: Simmonds scores his first as a Leaf, Matthews scores his first on the Flames
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.
GET THE FUCK OFF HIM pic.twitter.com/9MwYl7jvgX— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 24, 2021
In tears watching this pic.twitter.com/XubZRALfwp— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 24, 2021
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.
Auston Matthews said it's his hand that was bothering him, but he feels "more than good enough" to play. Will keep an eye on it.— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) January 24, 2021
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.
Speaking of the Oilers topped the Jets 4-3 yesterday with a literal last second goal in the third period.
BUZZER! BEATER! pic.twitter.com/2e8B0A7YDK— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 25, 2021
Brent Burns completely undresses the whole Minnesota Wild team here, and the Wild eventually lost. I wonder why?
The Six weekend in review: first games and first goals, but still no wins - The Ice Garden
It was a flurry of firsts for the Toronto Six this weekend — and some lessons to build upon in search of their first win.
Former Leafs captain George Armstrong dead at 90 - CBC
Armstrong played a franchise-record 1,188 games for the Leafs, with 296 goals and 417 assists over 21 seasons — including 13 as team captain.
Mikhail Abramov picked up a goal and an assist in Victoriaville’s first game back after the QMJHL was forced to pause their season.— Spence (@MagicianMarner) January 25, 2021
Abramov now has 14 points in 10 games. pic.twitter.com/WeVwlWBMo7