The Maple Leafs lost 2-1 to the Arizona Coyotes last night on their long south-west to central US road trip. Here’s our detailed recap and chat on that game:
Recap: The Leafs get goalied and lose 2-1 to the Coyotes
That loss kind of felt inevitable before the game even started, with the team looking lethargic in Tuesday’s game, and last night being the the third stop of their US road trip—and the much dreaded SEGABABA. On top of that you have a rookie goalie who goes all out to get the win and this is what happens.
Sheldon Keefe wasn’t amused with what happens and thinks maybe some guys could use a bag skate.
Keefe on the Leafs third period woes: “It makes me start to wonder about our conditioning” - MLHS Post-game transcript of Coach Sheldon Keefe last night.
There was one nice note last night on the Coyotes side, beyond their win, that is:
Congratulations to Jake Schmick. Due to COVID-related absences, he's getting the call as the Coyotes' video coach vs Toronto. Schmick, a popular and inspirational member of the organization, has cerebral palsy, and regularly does video duties for the AHL Roadrunners.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 13, 2022
The team now gets a break from playing as they head off to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. It sounds like they will at least get some reinforcements this morning before flying out to Missouri.
Per Sheldon Keefe, Timothy Liljegren & Joey Anderson are in tonight— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) January 13, 2022
Marner & Engvall expected to join the team in Arizona tomorrow @TSN_Edge
Chris Wideman might be getting a phone call about this.
Chris Wideman headbutts Erik Haula in a scrum.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) January 13, 2022
Erik Haula, as expected, is less than thrilled.
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Final U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team roster will be announced tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2's The Point.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) January 12, 2022
Note that was written yesterday so the announcement is today at 5:00 p.m. and we will find out if Leafs prospects Matthew Knies and Nick Abruzzese make the team as widely rumoured.