Video: Leafs score twice in 15 seconds, chase Lightning’s Vasilevskiy
Remember how just about everything went against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday? Well, if current trends hold up, Thursday could end up being the exact opposite.
If nothing else, the Maple Leafs are holding up their end of the bargain so far against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
As great as Andrei Vasilevskiy has been for the Bolts since Ben Bishop was traded, the Maple Leafs got to him tonight, chasing him after scoring four goals on 15 shots. The video above shows the low point of the evening, as Matt Martin and Morgan Rielly scored goals just 15 seconds apart.
Connor Brown then scored a little less than four minutes later to make it 4-0, ending Vasilevskiy’s night early. James van Riemsdyk has since beaten Peter Budaj to give Toronto a commanding 5-0 lead.
If the stats weren’t bad enough, the night saw rare goals for Martin and Roman Polak.
Again, things could still swing, but so far so good for the Maple Leafs.