Chance at Redemption: Maple Leafs Back in Boston Looking for Different Result

December 9th, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

On Saturday, December 7 the Toronto Maple Leafs came storming into Boston playing some of their best hockey of the season to face the Bruins. The Leafs had won two games in a row, and four of their last five, and the confidence was palpable around the team.

It was also Phil Kessel's first game back in the town where he made his name as an NHL sniper; in case you hadn't heard.

But the night did not end the way they were hoping as they got blown out of the city losing 7-2 in one of the most pathetic games for the Leafs this young season. Marc Savard ripped the team apart, scoring three goals and making Toronto forget all about their great play prior to the beat down.

Thursday night the Leafs return to Boston, less than a week later and under extremely similar circumstances, but hoping for a completely different outcome.

Once again they come into Boston riding a two-game winning streak, having won four of their last five, and brimming with confidence after playing their best hockey so far ...

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