Leafs Nation has a lot to be thankful for. The young Buds are off to an amazing start with 15 goals in their first two games including a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets and 8-5 over the New York Rangers. You have to go wayyyyback to 1917 when the Leafs known as the Arenas scored seven or more goals in each of their first two games during the NHL’s first season. Toronto lost 10-9 to the Montreal Wanderers in their first game on December 19, 1917 and defeated the Ottawa Senators 11-4 three nights later and also scored seven goals in their third game in a 7-5 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on December 26, 1917. The Maple Leafs will be tested tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks who are also 2-0-0 and have also scored 15 goals in first two games including a 10-1 victory of the defending Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins and a 5-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since the 1967 expansion the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks are the first teams to score at least 15 goals in their first two games since the Calgary Flames scored 16 to start the 1989-90 season. Toronto is also the first NHL team to score seven or more goals in each of its first two games since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990-91. Will we see another high scoring game or will this one be tighter tonight at 7pm at ACC? Join the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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