Toronto Maple Leafs: Observations from 3-1 win over the Ducks

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - OCTOBER 4: Defenceman Andreas Borgman
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3) Josh Leivo

Brown and Leo Komarov also found the back of the net for the Leafs in the contest. There is one forward that stood out in the game though; Leivo.

He deserves a lot of credit for coming in and playing as well as he did, given the fact his chances in the lineup come too few and far between. It’s easy to overlook Leivo because you would think that it would take him time in a game to get his legs under him. This wasn’t the case, however.

Leivo looked good every time he was on the ice. His effort on the puck was great and he was in the middle of everything. He got 2:18 on the powerplay and even had a great setup off the rush during one of the Leafs man advantages.

He deserved a point from this game. If he continues to get time in the lineup, they will surely come. With the way some of the Toronto Maple Leafs have looked over this recent stretch, this could be Leivo’s audition.

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The Leafs travel to Los Angeles for their second and final meeting with the Kings. The teams met back on Oct. 23, where the Leafs pulled out a 3-2 victory at home.